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I do have a look every now and then just on the off chance someone has posted something interesting (and hasn't had 30 inane responses).
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British Bikes / Re: Excelsior 350cc OHV twin port 1929/30
« Last post by john.k on October 15, 2018, 10:10:04 PM »
The BTH magdyno is very unusual....and rare ,I expect.......The fuel line is likely spray paint hose,thiokol lined and the only fuel line Ive found to be 100% reliable with modern fuel......which is pretty close to paint thinner in chemical makeup.
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British Bikes / Re: Wardill Motorcycle Company
« Last post by Wardill on October 15, 2018, 10:02:40 PM »
Yes, its a Chinese engine, based on a Suzuki GN250 unit. the bike has been based on the bike originally built by my great grandfather, it had 26" beaded edge wheels, the 20" wheel and tyre has an overall height of 26"

this should take you to a link of the both bikes.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bot6pIkgNBN/?taken-by=wardill_motorcycle_company
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British Bikes / Re: Excelsior 350cc OHV twin port 1929/30
« Last post by murdo on October 15, 2018, 09:57:11 PM »
Good effort. The seat needs some longer springs or spacers to bring it up slightly above level. The way it is now you will slide off the back over ever bump.
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British Bikes / Re: Wardill Motorcycle Company
« Last post by murdo on October 15, 2018, 09:52:38 PM »
Very nice, looks good. Chinese engine I'm guessing? Why 20" wheels? Surely some size easier to get tyres/rims for would help with pricing?
Good luck to you and I hope you do well with it.
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British Bikes / Re: Wardill Motorcycle Company
« Last post by Wardill on October 15, 2018, 09:50:38 PM »
Thanks all, its been an enjoyable journey so far and I have had so much encouragement from the people that have seen it.

My goal has been to build a motorcycle thats has the look and feel of a 1920's flat tanker, but with reliability of a modern bike.

It does have full width hubs, the hubs have been the hardest part to find, as we needed parts that are plentifull in supply, there are very few new bikes with front drums, so had to use what is available.


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Japanese Bikes / Vintage Honda Literature and Collectibles
« Last post by Gerry Kashuk on October 15, 2018, 09:44:53 PM »
If you have a chance, please check out new my on-line shop...
        vintagehondaliterature.com
The shelves are stocked with literature, dealer items, books, magazines and other eclectic stuff, from the early 1950's through the 1960's, and a bit of 70s & 80s. Many rarities.
Please take a look and give me your feedback.
Thanks,
Gerry Kashuk
Vintage Honda Literature
vintagehondaliterature.com
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British Bikes / Re: Wardill Motorcycle Company
« Last post by Rex on October 15, 2018, 09:40:34 PM »
At least it looks more "of a piece" than the Black Douglas. Does yours have FW hubs? The Black Douglas' do and  I think it looks duff. Old bikes had 1/2 width hubs which are more aesthetic in my view.


Salty money though...you can buy a lot of bike for that amount but I hope you do well.
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Yes I've stopped contributing to ikba as it's descending into hysteria.


Shame...you're missing some world-class willy-waving over who has the most exotic holidays at the moment. I think it reached it's nadir some weeks back when some tw*t posted pics of his worn-out bike gloves... ::)
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British Bikes / Re: Excelsior 350cc OHV twin port 1929/30
« Last post by mini-me on October 15, 2018, 09:27:29 PM »
A passable effort, now, as Rex says sort that saddle out, adjust that rear chain, get rid of those appalling  crimp connectors which stick out like a sore thumb, and are those rusty nuts I see?

Keep at it lad.

No old bike should need connectors in any run of cable except at the ends. just run one length of cable back to front, for each application, preferably in black wire.  NEATLY.

More nitpicking.
where the HT had it running?
that fuel pipe needs changing asap preferably for a copper pipe.
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