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Forum: Old's Cool Today, 01:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By motu
Decades ago there was a guy over here who put a...

Decades ago there was a guy over here who put a sohc CB750 in to a Trident frame - said he had the best of both worlds, handling and reliability. Find a wreck and use it, doesn't matter what it is....
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By motu
I don't think brake and clutch linings contain...

I don't think brake and clutch linings contain asbestos these days....but I spent enough years breathing asbestos brake dust 40 years ago to wonder if I might see the results one day.
Forum: New Zealand 02-28-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,792
Posted By motu
Apart from the break, 3 more cracks were ready to...

Apart from the break, 3 more cracks were ready to let go soon. A little bit of surface rust, but it did spend 10 exposed to salt air. I had to scape a thick layer of goop from the chain guard, so I...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 263,445
Posted By motu
Didn't I just see you posting about ignoring...

Didn't I just see you posting about ignoring trolls in another thread?
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 263,445
Posted By motu
Yeah, I'm out of practice with these chain things...

Yeah, I'm out of practice with these chain things - do you think I should've given it some oil in 40 years ?
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 263,445
Posted By motu
I was very lucky - I rolled the bike back...

I was very lucky - I rolled the bike back downhill and parked it at a quarry entrance, thinking I might park it there if I couldn't organise my wife to pick it up (only my car has a towbar, and one...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,272
Posted By motu
If you are going to paint the top end black, why...

If you are going to paint the top end black, why not start with a B31 or B33 and not fuck up a Goldstar?
Forum: Old's Cool 02-25-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 263,445
Posted By motu
I took my 1974 Stornello for a ride yesterday,...

I took my 1974 Stornello for a ride yesterday, and the chain snapped in a rutted gravel road - I came home on this.
...
Forum: New Zealand 02-25-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,792
Posted By motu
He dropped me off just before the Tainui Bridge,...

He dropped me off just before the Tainui Bridge, and I had to push it home through all the school kids. For security minded me, it was a bit traumatic knowing all the hoods in town were watching me....
Forum: New Zealand 02-24-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,792
Posted By motu
Took the Stornello for a longer ride today - it's...

Took the Stornello for a longer ride today - it's got instruments and a mirror now.

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af212/bmwr65/P2250033_zpsnjazh0lj.jpg

And a fuel tap.
...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-23-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By motu
I have a frame and body work only...still looking...

I have a frame and body work only...still looking for a donor. It has a black painted frame and steel tank.
Forum: Airheads 02-22-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 795
Posted By motu
That would be really restricted to do that. My...

That would be really restricted to do that. My R65 loses power under 5 discs in my IDS2, I normally run 6, but runs best with 8. Of the 4 exhaust systems and mufflers I can run, the 2 into 1 with...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-21-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,503
Posted By motu
3/4'' sounds way advanced, you'll be launched...

3/4'' sounds way advanced, you'll be launched over the bars! 7/16'' or 1/2'' would be more in the range I think.
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2015, 02:58 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 6,889
Posted By motu
My '87 broke in 3rd gear - that's a good gear to...

My '87 broke in 3rd gear - that's a good gear to be stuck in, so didn't have to tip it upside down.
Forum: The Garage 02-13-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4,621
Views: 636,070
Posted By motu
I made some instrument buckets for the Stornello,...

I made some instrument buckets for the Stornello, there may be some gasps at the ancient technology, but it's what some people do I guess. The tabs are MIG welded on, but I brazed over because I'll...
Forum: New Zealand 02-13-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,792
Posted By motu
The Stornello hasn't had instruments since I...

The Stornello hasn't had instruments since I highsided it in 1985....and I forgot what the intrument panel looked like. Several redsigns on the wing and we got these.
...
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,113
Posted By motu
I have some Facom ratcheting open end spanners...

I have some Facom ratcheting open end spanners that drive on 3 flanks, they work well where I can't get a flare nut spanner on. They take much more load than a normal open ender. Also much cheaper...
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 532
Posted By motu
When I broke my ignition key, I used my pannier...

When I broke my ignition key, I used my pannier key for a while.
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 6,889
Posted By motu
So it's only those 3 marks we see? Could still...

So it's only those 3 marks we see? Could still be the pressing...uneven loading.
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 6,889
Posted By motu
Damage caused by installation? - loading through...

Damage caused by installation? - loading through the balls.
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,841
Posted By motu
Lister diesel engines have seperate cyls and...

Lister diesel engines have seperate cyls and heads, compression ratio is set for each cyl with shims. You measure with strips of lead - in the workshop manual Lister specifically say do not use...
Forum: New Zealand 02-06-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,301
Posted By motu
Gotta get my bike there, and ride the trail both...

Gotta get my bike there, and ride the trail both ways. Doable, just requires enthusiasm.
Forum: New Zealand 02-06-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,301
Posted By motu
I guess we won't know who the group was that went...

I guess we won't know who the group was that went down Harris st Huntly at 11.15am today until they come back from their ride. Some very shiny late model adventure bikes - and a cruiser. Either the...
Forum: Airheads 02-05-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,888
Posted By motu
And so we'll all be still wondering if Dirk's all...

And so we'll all be still wondering if Dirk's all he's cracked up to be. Without concrete proof the bullshit will continue.
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,888
Posted By motu
You need to put it on the dyno before you put the...

You need to put it on the dyno before you put the new cam in! No good saying ''Yeah, that's heaps more power!'' if you have nothing to compare it to.
Forum: Trials 02-03-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,672
Posted By motu
I have a Moto Guzzi Stornello 160 street bike....

I have a Moto Guzzi Stornello 160 street bike. quite a few seem to have been converted to trials use. It's a very large engine for it's size, huge compared to my TLR200. Wouldn't be my pick for a...
Forum: Airheads 01-31-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By motu
They will be just trials universal, a long way...

They will be just trials universal, a long way from a competition trials tyre. Pirelli, IRC and Maxxis do a road legal trials tyre. All trials tyres were originally road legal as part of the rules,...
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 804
Posted By motu
Unless you are using Gull, our fuel might be...

Unless you are using Gull, our fuel might be better than what the americans get, we don't have alcohol yet.

So it won't rev out at all, not just a flat spot? Fuel supply, those diaphragms again...
Forum: The Garage 01-27-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,629
Posted By motu
Hammer welding, the original version without...

Hammer welding, the original version without fancy gadgets.
Forum: New Zealand 01-27-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,301
Posted By motu
I seem to be settling into my new vibration...

I seem to be settling into my new vibration period, I was sitting on 5,000rpm on the expressway reeling in the PD (after I ''took the wrong turn'') and didn't even notice it. Did these BMW mechanics...
Forum: New Zealand 01-26-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,301
Posted By motu
Uh oh, so you get a little twisty about being...

Uh oh, so you get a little twisty about being called a Jafa eh? Or just stressed out from BMW breakdowns? I do the Expressway everyday, it's just that doing the double islands is a shit load more...
Forum: New Zealand 01-25-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,301
Posted By motu
I Seen Ya Bro!

A thread for the bikes we see on the road, and wonder.....? Who, what bike, where are they going?

On saturday morning I followed a bike from Huntly to Horotui. A torquoise GS, a PD? Dunno the...
Forum: The Garage 01-25-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,775
Posted By motu
Looking to replace my Mitutoyo digital calipers...

Looking to replace my Mitutoyo digital calipers which died last year after a lot of abuse, I found some Limit ones which not only do metric/Imperial, but do fractions too. Not that useful really, but...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,462
Posted By motu
Generally front is at the front of the...

Generally front is at the front of the vehicle...which gets confusing with aircooled VW engines, where the flywheel end is the front of the engine, and rods and bearings numbered from that end.
...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,462
Posted By motu
In the car world Mitsubishi and Honda had their...

In the car world Mitsubishi and Honda had their engines on the left hand side of the vehicle - to get the final drive going in the right direction Mitsubishi added an extra shaft....Honda reversed...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,617
Posted By motu
Yeah, you don't need to get complicated like...

Yeah, you don't need to get complicated like those fancy tools they want you to buy. I had the strong back, and my 100x10mm plate goes in the vice - the more simple the better.
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,617
Posted By motu
You'd be pretty stupid to bolt the plate down and...

You'd be pretty stupid to bolt the plate down and hit the housing - if you are going to the effort to make a puller for the job, then that becomes pretty obvious. I didn't post a pic of my broken...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,617
Posted By motu
You are assuming I haven't put a spacer between...

You are assuming I haven't put a spacer between the flange and my 10mm plate.
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,617
Posted By motu
If you mean my puller, you are wrong again, it's...

If you mean my puller, you are wrong again, it's spaced up clear of the housing.
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,617
Posted By motu
You don't need to make fancy tools like have been...

You don't need to make fancy tools like have been shown, I made this out of a 10mm piece of scrap in a few minutes, strong back pullers are cheap.
...
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