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Forum: New Zealand Today, 01:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By Voltaire
With a speed limit of 60 kmph for bikes and 80...

With a speed limit of 60 kmph for bikes and 80 for trucks, cars etc, coupled with narrow variable roads 150cc was ample.
They were all fitted with a chunky rear tyre which gave good traction....
Forum: New Zealand Yesterday, 02:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By Voltaire
Hondas are very versatile. ...

Hondas are very versatile.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/rednzep/Vietnam/IMG_1525_zpsa1cc2400.jpg (http://s129.photobucket.com/user/rednzep/media/Vietnam/IMG_1525_zpsa1cc2400.jpg.html)...
Forum: New Zealand 09-13-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By Voltaire
The traffic looks bad from the footpath but once...

The traffic looks bad from the footpath but once you in in and on the horn it was not too bad. Once clear of Saigon there were less bikes.
They say 90 million people and 36 million motorcycles,...
Forum: New Zealand 09-13-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By Voltaire
Saigon to Hanoi

Just returned from 1 month in Vietnam on a semi organised tour consisting of 8, the 2 who run it and a guide.
Arrived in Saigon ( Ho Chi Mihn City) mid August and it was 32 degrees going from hot...
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,619
Posted By Voltaire
How do you get hotrodding from " Get the BSA and...

How do you get hotrodding from " Get the BSA and Laverda going"

Love to see a thread with pics on your bike one day.

I did one on my race bike.

I've got a Norton Commando Combat ( the hand...
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,619
Posted By Voltaire
Forget hot rodding the BMW, get the laverda and...

Forget hot rodding the BMW, get the laverda and BSA going.:rofl

Wow 99.9% of sports bikes riders cant ride fast....wow I never knew.:lol3
Forum: Airheads 08-13-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,619
Posted By Voltaire
I had a 77 RS, fitted later flywheel/clutch, had...

I had a 77 RS, fitted later flywheel/clutch, had the imput shaft to the gearbox shortened, fitted 40mm Dellorto carbs and twin plugged. Stock Cam.
To use a popular phrase here, night and day better....
Forum: Airheads 08-12-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By Voltaire
The heads have different combustion chamber...

The heads have different combustion chamber diameter and valves as well.

I'd get it, evaluate what needs doing, there is a point where its not worth bothering even its free and you never really...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-12-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,154
Posted By Voltaire
Cool , Rod's old Porcupine getting an...

Cool , Rod's old Porcupine getting an outing.:clap
http://thevintagent.blogspot.co.nz/2011/07/ajs-e95-porcupine-at-quail.html
Forum: Airheads 08-11-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 900
Views: 51,578
Posted By Voltaire
22mm....VW Type 1. maybe ..... ...

22mm....VW Type 1. maybe .....
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploads4/WristPinClipInstaller31098899496.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 08-09-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By Voltaire
Small Tank,...

Small Tank, http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BMW-Airhead-R60-R75-R90-6-Blue-Gas-Tank-/321451612873?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4ad8025ac9
Dented ones are good buys for 'bitza' bikes too.
My...
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,395
Posted By Voltaire
I ran an R75/5/watsonian and loaded two up it...

I ran an R75/5/watsonian and loaded two up it could do about 120 kmph, but It only had drums and non braked chair.
Fast forward 20 years had a Chaing Jaing side valve 750. Sidecar was metal and...
Forum: Airheads 08-02-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By Voltaire
I put my 74 R90s motor in last weekend, on the...

I put my 74 R90s motor in last weekend, on the front there are the stand spacers/spring mounts and the rear two 8mm spacers.
I wish I was that guy who put all the parts in a fishing tackle box with...
Forum: New Zealand 08-01-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1,764
Views: 121,597
Posted By Voltaire
You sidecar blokes probably use a lot of 'Rub in...

You sidecar blokes probably use a lot of 'Rub in Buff" :rofl
Forum: Old's Cool 08-01-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,873
Posted By Voltaire
dang typo, now corrected.:huh 23000 mls. ...

dang typo, now corrected.:huh
23000 mls.
But saying that it did have a Smiths Speedo.:rofl
Forum: Old's Cool 08-01-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,873
Posted By Voltaire
Here is a pic of the T120v sludge trap with 23000...

Here is a pic of the T120v sludge trap with 23000 odd miles on it.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/rednzep/DSC06053_zps2a1a958a.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 08-01-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,624
Posted By Voltaire
I sort of weighed my track bike motor a while...

I sort of weighed my track bike motor a while back...40 kgs from memory...
Not an easy shape to manhandle though.
Could be done by one if you do it in stages, but I would not recommend it for the...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-01-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,873
Posted By Voltaire
its all that fractions and Dick Whitworthington ...

its all that fractions and Dick Whitworthington that does my head in....:eek1
Forum: Old's Cool 08-01-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,873
Posted By Voltaire
Mate here :D I've tried to like Pom bikes for the...

Mate here :D I've tried to like Pom bikes for the last 25 years.
Bought a 59 T110 basket case in London , rebuilt it and it, took it to the IOM, then back to NZ...seized on me coming back from Puke...
Forum: Airheads 07-30-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By Voltaire
Out of interest what's the fascination with...

Out of interest what's the fascination with fitting modern forks to 70's bikes?:D
I get it on the semi off road GS type bikes.
Forum: Airheads 07-29-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 993
Posted By Voltaire
Yes they do different springs and there is a...

Yes they do different springs and there is a list.
http://www.ikonsuspension.com/content/7610-76.shtml
I used a drill press with a set of bathroom scales under the spring to roughly work out the...
Forum: New Zealand 07-24-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,162
Posted By Voltaire
ok.... ...

ok....
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTefPneqAhTp1RdGIwz_fvz8V6uM5xci0ATrEa1xbluf8Rt_kuX
Forum: Old's Cool 07-24-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,021
Posted By Voltaire
Here is a pic of a 1974 R90s with 115kms on it...

Here is a pic of a 1974 R90s with 115kms on it since new. Been in storage since new. Story was that there was a warranty dispute with the dealer and the dealer was 400 miles away....and there it sat....
Forum: New Zealand 07-24-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,162
Posted By Voltaire
Hi , thanks for the post, this list of stuff I...

Hi , thanks for the post, this list of stuff I mentioned is now all done, once I get it Vinned I'll consign the rear air assisted shocks to the bin and fit the Konis ( once I rebuild them)
Got my...
Forum: New Zealand 07-22-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,162
Posted By Voltaire
Keeping clear of Malaysian Airlines I...

Keeping clear of Malaysian Airlines I hope!![/QUOTE]
Cathay Pacific, then its the madness of Saigon/HCMC on a CB200....:huh
Got you wheel or R80 yet?
Forum: New Zealand 07-22-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,162
Posted By Voltaire
I've done about 60 kms of round the area 'for...

I've done about 60 kms of round the area 'for test purposes"
Goes ok.
Overhauled the remaining from caliper on the weekend so the other 1/2 of the front brake works.
They have linked brakes you...
Forum: New Zealand 07-22-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 9,540
Posted By Voltaire
My R80st started getting hard to start of all...

My R80st started getting hard to start of all places on my Gravel Course in the forest...ended up being towed.
Charged battery but cranking ability dropped off pretty quick.
Fitted Motobatt...the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-20-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By Voltaire
I've got a Darmah, and used to have gear shifting...

I've got a Darmah, and used to have gear shifting issues, but I think they changed the design by then as the original set up was rh shift with a cross over to LH.
I's suggest you go on to the Bevel...
Forum: Airheads 07-19-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,725
Posted By Voltaire
After 2 1/2 seasons of racing a BMW, I know a lot...

After 2 1/2 seasons of racing a BMW, I know a lot about Triumph clutches, gearboxes, cylinder heads and electrical systems. :rofl
Forum: New Zealand 07-19-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By Voltaire
Probably got the highest concentration of 4x4's...

Probably got the highest concentration of 4x4's in the country.:rofl
When I was at St Pauls in the mid 70's it was nicely run down, a flat white was a run over honky.
Forum: New Zealand 07-19-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By Voltaire
I was " up town" the other day and there is even...

I was " up town" the other day and there is even a dealership for then, oddly enough just round the corner from Ponsonby Road or for your old former Jaffas diagonally across from where the Star Hotel...
Forum: New Zealand 07-19-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By Voltaire
Be awesome to drive around at 100 kmph on our...

Be awesome to drive around at 100 kmph on our excellent roads.
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,953
Posted By Voltaire
Batteries also are affected by temperature, 22/24...

Batteries also are affected by temperature, 22/24 C is about optimum, below that they loose performance , above that they degrade.
Too deep a discharge on AGM and they don't like it.
Thats for...
Forum: New Zealand 07-13-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 27,995
Posted By Voltaire
Good day at Hampton Downs, HMCC run a very slick...

Good day at Hampton Downs, HMCC run a very slick event.:clap
Conditions were variable, wet track with worms on it ( same worms that pulled Trustme off:evil)

Adrian and I sat around drinking tea,...
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,559
Posted By Voltaire
I got some good tips of Dirk, I can now do about...

I got some good tips of Dirk, I can now do about 1 km of infield at my local track using just 3rd gear as it pulls really well from 2000 to redline at 8000. That's machining down the stock cylinders...
Forum: Airheads 07-12-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,559
Posted By Voltaire
its like being on " holiday' so to speak. ...

its like being on " holiday' so to speak.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/rednzep/DSC05401.jpgHere is my 336 cam, its for an R65 :evil
Forum: New Zealand 07-11-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 27,995
Posted By Voltaire
If the meeting is declared wet you have to run a...

If the meeting is declared wet you have to run a red rear light.
Rear brake is still in experimental stage as previously with the rod activated one I really only used the front brakes, which...
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6,493
Views: 1,300,945
Posted By Voltaire
Fitted my new bit of bling to my...

Fitted my new bit of bling to my racebike....won't make it go any faster but now looks totally " non electric"
Starter cowl is by Boxer Café.
...
Forum: New Zealand 07-11-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 27,995
Posted By Voltaire
Wicked Hamilton Motorcycle Club Racing...

Hamilton Motorcycle Club Racing tomorrow....pouring with rain here in jaffaland.
Fitted some BMW Bling.:D
http://www.boxercafe.com/ ...
Forum: Airheads 07-10-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,559
Posted By Voltaire
Reminds me of why I avoid group rides....

Reminds me of why I avoid group rides....
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