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Identify these bikes! / Re: Great Uncle Ben's 1920's bike...any ideas?
« Last post by mini-me on August 13, 2018, 11:43:13 AM »
WU reg april 1926 to feb 1927 which narrows it age a bit

Yorkshire reg office
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Identify these bikes! / Re: Great Uncle Ben's 1920's bike...any ideas?
« Last post by R on August 13, 2018, 09:48:46 AM »
Well thats an interesting one, nothing very common I suspect.

Front lower mounted magneto and a front brake can only make it mid to later 1920s,
and what looks to be either both pushrods in a single tube, or maybe even ohc make it one of a very select field.
Which I can't quite put a name to at this stage, although it looks familiar.

Calthorpe ?
Certainly the engine could be in the same family, although the details are not entirely a good match ?


We will see if it jumps out at someone...


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British Bikes / Re: T 100 490cc 1968
« Last post by dynamic on August 13, 2018, 08:28:41 AM »
Hi Rex & Mini me thanks for your inputs the kickstart does not stay in its most upright position just falls back the 2 inches as above

I will remove the g/box case and see what parts I need to order


PS. watch this space many more "so obvious" questions to follow ………………………...
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Identify these bikes! / Re: Great Uncle Ben's 1920's bike...any ideas?
« Last post by Bear640 on August 13, 2018, 05:52:12 AM »
I,d put $20 on it that’s it’s an AJS?   Dunno...
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Identify these bikes! / Great Uncle Ben's 1920's bike...any ideas?
« Last post by sadbrewer on August 13, 2018, 12:46:52 AM »
Hi all...I'm wondering if anyone can ID this bike from a poor photo, I appreciate it's hard to make out but on looking at it for hours it appears to have an acetylene headlight, hand change on the tank and possibly a single pushrod engine... JAP?
   Any thoughts or clues would be appreciated.
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British Bikes / Re: Start up 1969 Triumph T100 Tiger after sitting for years.
« Last post by mini-me on August 12, 2018, 09:47:05 PM »
Quote
Marvel Mystery Oil
from the makers of snake oil I suppose?
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British Bikes / Re: Start up 1969 Triumph T100 Tiger after sitting for years.
« Last post by Rex on August 12, 2018, 06:37:54 PM »
I've never liked the idea of flushing things out as it can dislodge the sh*t of decades. If you want to check that oil's reaching the top end then slacken one of the rocker box oil union bolts (the two central bolts) and start 'er up.
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British Bikes / Re: Start up 1969 Triumph T100 Tiger after sitting for years.
« Last post by stevestriumph on August 12, 2018, 06:15:30 PM »
Thanks for all the input.
 I did change all the fluids. There was very little oil in the sump.
I failed to mention in the earlier post that after the first ride the top end including the carburetor was extremely hot and I wonder if it's not oiling properly? Is there a good way to check? I can't help but think a good flushing out, maybe with Marvel Mystery Oil could help. Steve
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British Bikes / Re: Start up 1969 Triumph T100 Tiger after sitting for years.
« Last post by mini-me on August 12, 2018, 05:08:26 PM »
you mean no one can get it going? :o
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British Bikes / Re: Start up 1969 Triumph T100 Tiger after sitting for years.
« Last post by iansoady on August 12, 2018, 11:56:41 AM »
Maybe it's the same one passing from hand to hand?
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