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British Bikes / Triumph Speed Twin
« Last post by john.k on Today at 12:09:22 PM »
Triumph Speed Twin ...........whats the interchange of components between a 500 and 650 1954 pre unit twin............can a Speed Twin be fitted with 650 barrels ?..........and a 650 crank?
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British Bikes / Re: Tool collectors
« Last post by R on June 22, 2024, 04:39:50 AM »
RT Shelley was across the road from the motorcycle side of things ?
They made quite a comprehensive toolkit for the bikes.
Quite collectible these days ...

Count yourself lucky if you can locate a complete set !

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British Bikes / Re: Tool collectors
« Last post by john.k on June 22, 2024, 01:21:44 AM »
Actually,the people at Bracebridge St also made cheap spanners for car tool kits................Anyhoo,gets up early this morning,have a look at marketplace ,and there is 5" SP Dawn vice for sale cheap .........looks horrible in the pic ,but its only 10 minutes away ,so I go to look at it ...........couldnt get my $80 out quick enough .........still has the red paint under layers of grease............I dont know how the seller managed to make it look rusty in the pics .....and he also obscured the 5SP logo ...fortunately.................for those who dont know,Dawn is still in business ...in Oz.....and their Oz made vices aint cheap.
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British Bikes / Re: Tool collectors
« Last post by R on June 21, 2024, 12:12:06 PM »
There are at least 2 sides to every discussion !

I had someone come around to my house.
After he turned off the hot tap, it was so irretrievably mangled/twisted/bent, I had to replace it.
I hope he never gets to work on any bikes ....
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British Bikes / Re: Tool collectors
« Last post by iansoady on June 21, 2024, 10:04:01 AM »
Funny that the people who built bikes at Bracebridge Street etc managed not to break things despite not having torque wrenches. I have one but very rarely use it as I think my "mechanic's feel" is good enough. And the only fixings I've ever broken have been ones irretrievably rusted in place.
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British Bikes / Re: Tool collectors
« Last post by Rex on June 21, 2024, 08:24:52 AM »
Yep, to get precise and universal settings on production lines etc rather to stop "pommies" breaking bits off Nortons and blaming the spanners.
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British Bikes / Re: Tool collectors
« Last post by R on June 21, 2024, 04:06:52 AM »
Torque wrenches were invented for a reason.
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American Bikes / Re: Crocker V Twin
« Last post by friday on June 20, 2024, 09:48:52 PM »
and
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American Bikes / Re: Crocker V Twin
« Last post by friday on June 20, 2024, 09:48:07 PM »
and
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American Bikes / Crocker V Twin
« Last post by friday on June 20, 2024, 09:46:57 PM »
wrote another one

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