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Forum: Old's Cool 01-18-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 1,953
Views: 331,334
Posted By dungspreader
Long distance XS650s

Here are two bikes that have travelled a fair distance.

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/travel-bikes-for-sale-wanted/2-x-yamaha-xs650s-1972-a-68386#post408308

[ I have no connection...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-16-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,404
Posted By dungspreader
I thought Shuberth made the helmets for BMW .

I thought Shuberth made the helmets for BMW .
Forum: Hacks 07-12-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,258
Posted By dungspreader
Very true , and I'm sure that the NASCAR welders...

Very true , and I'm sure that the NASCAR welders are more proficient than the guy in the above video .
Pulsed MIG would be the bees knees for this kind of work .
Forum: Hacks 07-12-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,258
Posted By dungspreader
I would use cold drawn seamless tubing for a roll...

I would use cold drawn seamless tubing for a roll over device [such as is portrayed in the video ]. All joints would need to be fitted precisely and that would entail having the tubing notched and...
Forum: Hacks 07-11-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,258
Posted By dungspreader
That looks a very expensive way to make a sidecar...

That looks a very expensive way to make a sidecar .
I hope that they only used the mig welder for tacking , followed by tig welding all the joints , if not then it will break , the weld fit up...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-24-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15,927
Views: 9,402,316
Posted By dungspreader
Real motorcycle girls ! ...

Real motorcycle girls !

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/girls-on-motorbikes-aka-nfs-girl-motorcyclists-on
Forum: Hacks 06-24-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 487
Posted By dungspreader
Sidecars on film

Some Army sidecar action .

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/britains-infantry-on-wheels/query/army+motorcycles

Sidecar cops
...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-24-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,919
Posted By dungspreader
We must not forget the Aussies ! ...

We must not forget the Aussies !

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/australias-mechanised-cavalry
Forum: Old's Cool 06-24-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,919
Posted By dungspreader
British Army motorcycle trials . 16H in abundance...

British Army motorcycle trials . 16H in abundance , what else can you spot ?

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/army-motorcycle-trials-aldershot
...
Forum: Hacks 06-22-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6,652
Views: 2,478,059
Posted By dungspreader
This might help , Spirit Eagle to 79 Special. ...

This might help , Spirit Eagle to 79 Special.

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w66/dungspreader/DSCN0519.jpg
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,837
Posted By dungspreader
Fit and balance are more important than the...

Fit and balance are more important than the weight of the helmet .
I wanted a Lazer Monaco , but the chin piece [when closed] touched my chin . The Lazer Paname GL fitted perectly , it has pinlock...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-26-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 1,953
Views: 331,334
Posted By dungspreader
The alternator drive is the best part .

The alternator drive is the best part .
Forum: Old's Cool 05-26-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1,953
Views: 331,334
Posted By dungspreader
I had something like that in mind ...

I had something like that in mind

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w66/dungspreader/DSCN0572.jpg

I will give a prize for the best caption to the above photo .
Prize is one dead rotor and...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-26-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1,953
Views: 331,334
Posted By dungspreader
Given to me by the previous owner . ...

Given to me by the previous owner .
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w66/dungspreader/DSCN0568.jpg

A brand new Mike's XS rotor . Would you fit this ?
[ Polite answers only please - ha ha !]
...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,953
Views: 331,334
Posted By dungspreader
Thanks for the link .Looks to be a viable...

Thanks for the link .Looks to be a viable alternative , let us know how it turns out .
Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 1,953
Views: 331,334
Posted By dungspreader
Mike's XS rotor

I had to replace this rotor after less than 1000km .
The bike stopped charging and pulling off the cover revealed a right old mess . The silicone like insulation had flown off and the rotor windings...
Forum: Hacks 04-29-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1,171
Views: 316,758
Posted By dungspreader
OK where to ?

Finally got my rig on the road today .

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w66/dungspreader/DSCN0539.jpg

Here the passenger is practising leaning for right handers .
All in a days work for a...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-29-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1,953
Views: 331,334
Posted By dungspreader
Tub

Managed to find time to fit the tub today .

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w66/dungspreader/DSCN0530.jpg

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w66/dungspreader/DSCN0539.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 1,953
Views: 331,334
Posted By dungspreader
Yeh , I can imagine . That's what mates are for...

Yeh , I can imagine .
That's what mates are for .:freaky

One of the reasons for mounting a chair on the Vstrom was beause I don't like picking it up . :muutt
So maybe we'll have to carry a...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1,953
Views: 331,334
Posted By dungspreader
The chair is rated at 250 lbs capacity . She...

The chair is rated at 250 lbs capacity .
She informs me that she is 85 lbs of svelte German Shepherd and doesn't take kindly to remarks about her size . [ It's just her winter coat ]

Pictures...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1,953
Views: 331,334
Posted By dungspreader
Here you go ! ...

Here you go !

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w66/dungspreader/DSCN0529.jpg

I didn't fabricate the suspension , it's standard for that sidecar .
Very simple to make though , just two...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1,953
Views: 331,334
Posted By dungspreader
[QUOTE=Furious D;18538887]Getting the mounts to...

[QUOTE=Furious D;18538887]Getting the mounts to clear the exhaust can be quite a chore. I think I am going to run a set of pipes that exit the left side from GordonScott to eliminate the problem.Just...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1,953
Views: 331,334
Posted By dungspreader
The copilot is getting impatient ! ...

The copilot is getting impatient !
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w66/dungspreader/DSCN0526.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2012, 12:50 AM
Replies: 1,953
Views: 331,334
Posted By dungspreader
keeping busy

Did a bit of work on the 79 Special , fitting a Spirit of America , Eagle sidecar . All the old fittings had rusted out and had to be remade . The frame is rather small and it was a struggle to fit...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-11-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1,953
Views: 331,334
Posted By dungspreader
Looks like this bike is for sale ...

Looks like this bike is for sale

http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/mcy/2925410690.html
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1,953
Views: 331,334
Posted By dungspreader
Here's another . ...

Here's another .
http://www.xs650chopper.com/2010/10/xs650-powered-royal-enfield-bullet/

Actually , I quite like the look of the bike .

Is it a Yamfield , Enfaha , Royal Yamfield ?
:lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 21,661
Posted By dungspreader
That's about normal for regular hard use and...

That's about normal for regular hard use and probably as long as most riders keep their jackets anyway . Not bad performance really IMHO.
Cordura is tougher , but waterproof membranes eventually...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1,953
Views: 331,334
Posted By dungspreader
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w66/dungspreade...

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w66/dungspreader/BulletXS650-L.jpg

That right hand gearshift would be ideal for this conversion.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 21,661
Posted By dungspreader
http://www.campbellcooper.com/#/vincent/4541042557...

http://www.campbellcooper.com/#/vincent/4541042557

These aren't too bad , but don't have heavy stitching or double overlap pocket flaps . Ok if you are a fairweather rider .
But for 52 , what...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 21,661
Posted By dungspreader
BMG sell Belstaff and Barbour, look on their...

BMG sell Belstaff and Barbour, look on their website for prices .
The Steve McQueen jackets from both companies are a rip off .

If you look at the Barbour above , you'll see why they are better...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-29-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,953
Views: 331,334
Posted By dungspreader
Hi Baza , cheers for the wiring diagram . What...

Hi Baza , cheers for the wiring diagram .
What you are referring to is a Zener Diode . It is a crude voltage regulator that just turns excess voltage into heat , you mount it on a heatsink . [ A...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-29-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1,953
Views: 331,334
Posted By dungspreader
Yep , that's right .But with regard to regulating...

Yep , that's right .But with regard to regulating the voltage ; I wondered whether the reg / rect would restrict the voltage to the brushes , or whether it just sent 12v down there all the time and...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-29-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 21,661
Posted By dungspreader
I'm getting an insight into a whole new world...

I'm getting an insight into a whole new world outside my cave .

Carry on buddy you're doing a great job .

[The :lol3 means I was just having a laugh .]

One good thing about the yuppies...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-28-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1,953
Views: 331,334
Posted By dungspreader
PMA and reg/rects

Hello XS nutcases everywhere .

I have been tinkering with a permanent magnet alternator and now have it installed on the bike .The only part that I am missing is a five wire regulator/rectifier....
Forum: Old's Cool 03-24-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 21,661
Posted By dungspreader
Hey man , loved your voice over on the honey...

Hey man , loved your voice over on the honey badger video .

You shirt lifters should accessorise
http://gotlands.de/index.php?op=display_products&category=bags_leather&lang=en

Not sure if...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1,953
Views: 331,334
Posted By dungspreader
If you get an infinity reading between the slip...

If you get an infinity reading between the slip rings [ without the carbon brushes fitted of course ] then your rotor is at fault .The reading is normally about 7 ohms .
You can replace the rotor...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,020
Posted By dungspreader
I agree with you mate . I sold a very very nice...

I agree with you mate .
I sold a very very nice BSA cafe racer many years ago , lots of tuning parts and a very rare fibreglass tank and seat .
The prick who bought the bike chopped it :huh,what a...
Forum: Equipment 02-29-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,714
Posted By dungspreader
I always carry a spare visor inside a sock to...

I always carry a spare visor inside a sock to protect it .
You could find a piece of clear Lexan or another brand of visor and fix it to the hinge parts of your scratched shield .
Wear goggles if...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 21,661
Posted By dungspreader
I bought one of these ,it's well made but not in...

I bought one of these ,it's well made but not in the same class as a Barbour .The stitching is not as strong and the pocket flaps do not fold over the top of the pocket ,consequently they let in...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-21-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,020
Posted By dungspreader
:bueller The XS handles gravel roads a...

:bueller


The XS handles gravel roads a lot better than the VStrom ,it's also easier to pick up when [ not if ] I drop it .:lol3
It's a nice bike to ride when you want to take it easy and...
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