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European and Other Bikes / Re: Monet Goyon Identification
« on: September 30, 2018, 08:09:44 PM »
tell us how you really feel

good to get feed back , not that Im in the auction house for one of these . Im not surprised to read what you saying . I was gonna post in other thread that the BS and coventry had the same engine .
I guessed the only thing BS was the basic chassis .
its unbeleivable that people with lots of dosh go for mc . why ?
a new bench mark pops up and the rich folk flock to buy . look at price on HD knuckleheads for god sake . notice a few japan HD bikes are on ebay now , maybe its worn off now ?
the millionaires might go back to the golf course

European and Other Bikes / Re: Monet Goyon Identification
« on: September 29, 2018, 07:56:50 PM »
^^wanna know more .   werent the motors JAP ? finnicky ? lucas problems ?

The Classic Biker Bar / Re: Needle in a Haystack?
« on: September 11, 2018, 09:04:04 AM »
Im not the greatest computer dude but I just pasted the email address on search and got   .......... who knows?

the gearbox looks like a small burman

Japanese Bikes / Re: Mystery clutch?
« on: August 24, 2018, 10:03:07 PM »
nice clutch I say .

Im writing an article that mentions commando trans

The Classic Biker Bar / Re: Manx Norton
« on: August 16, 2018, 10:25:37 PM »
Im doing research on crocker mc article .

are you researching for replica bike or just the racing career?
search google then also search "images" some times gives leads to other sites .
go to norton forum also or IoM specific sites

American Bikes / Re: 1948 chief horn
« on: July 05, 2018, 08:21:02 AM »

any luck finding internal workings of the Horn ?

British Bikes / Re: Best use ever for an old Indian Enfield?
« on: June 28, 2018, 09:31:00 PM »
the best ever ?

the royal enfield musket is the best use of any RE

American Bikes / Re: Indian Scout gearbox 1926
« on: June 24, 2018, 02:08:28 AM »
this is the early bearing before the taper roller of 1925 - 27

this BB falls apart until it is in position . pic shows BB inline at 14mm , then the centre reversed making it 17mm but both races are offset to each other

heres taper  =

American Bikes / Re: Indian Scout gearbox 1926
« on: June 24, 2018, 12:58:09 AM »
just to carify what I was trying to say with a pic .

this is pic of .950 neck , same depth all the way up to 1953 

the early neck is the same length but the cut section is .850 depth for 14mm bearing

Identify these bikes! / Re: Any help with ID of this 1900's frame ?
« on: June 24, 2018, 12:17:34 AM »
where do you start to find a motor for that thing ?

British Bikes / Re: V2 Matchless
« on: June 23, 2018, 01:45:40 AM »
Id expect a pretty good vintage network out Perth way . I dont reackon you have to make em

dare I say it , but facebook seems to be the place to go .

you didnt hear about that guy out there who has a huge collection in his shed ? hes got everything

British Bikes / Re: Tank identity ??
« on: June 22, 2018, 12:47:42 AM »
this is rear frame section of 249 without all the bling . seat spring mounts

British Bikes / Re: Tank identity ??
« on: June 21, 2018, 09:55:40 PM »
I received an email from Glenn Bator this morning he had crocker 106 and 107 . a red triumph with crocker .  I wanted to know sprocket size in order to arry these parts .
no surprise hes sold both !

ok this bike was owned by Elmo Loopers sister and her husband in the pic . its a Hemi from his stash . these bikes were scrap metal value .
Elmo was the guy who bought the remains of crocker .

post war surplus was everywhere . Indian was finished and was importing AJS ,matchy , norton ,vincent etc
he had reputation for building hybrids so I naturally assumed this to be a 249 . the 249 twin had plunger , the 149 single was rigid bolt rear frame section  . the front half is the same for 149 and 249 .

when I look at the way the light hits the rear plunger it certainly does show out line of detail of norton . that bolt for the exhaust cat be ignored .

Ive contacted Norton club hopefully some one will lock onto the faint profile and know for sure and id that frame .

Post war USA brit bikes were the only way to go . there was the sportster XLCH but heavy compared to brit bikes . vincent was the fastest thing on the road .

If given choice at that time , why not a MANX frame , crocker motor , HD trans , a whatsit tank , etc  all post war cheap as chips .

Crocker shaft is 1" dia , HD sprocket 1" dia  taper up to 1954 = 428-2 row chain .
crocker sprocket  #35 - 4 row chain same as chief . 
HD clutch = 37 tooth 2 row sprocket , tin primary . predating electraglide etc .

crocker trans is a no go , the case is a casting of the frame , even though it was constant mesh it was limited to that frame only . thats why there are hybrid bikes .
even Paul Bigsby used HD trans whish is 428-2 chain .

anyway heres news to me .... manx plunger frame . it has a kink in the frame for taller engine

I have been trying to get more pics and info from the family . what you have to understand is normal people dont find bikes anywhere near as important as us so I have to be careful there

British Bikes / Re: Tank identity ??
« on: June 20, 2018, 10:29:43 PM »
know what ?
you just might be swinging the right direction

jesus , now I have to go Norton searching . The lady is still alive , Im gonna have to do some asking . I was hoping to be able to do visual research and fill in the gaps with logic what ever that is.
definite crocker rear light .
the seat springs are conical not usual behive .
the bike is leaner towards the camera , leaning on the kicker which also distorts things

pic is late 50s early 60s , brit bike imports were flooding into usa

thanks guys for any info no matter what observations

the way the light hits the rear frame it kindve hi-lites norton features ......

the oil tank definite bsa m20 ish

is there an ignition key next to the front edge of the rear tyre  level with the gear box filler cap ?....

jesus ....time to count spokes over 50% of the rim then approximate  :P   cheers

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