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Forum: Australia 05-07-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 31,316
Posted By numbat
Unifilter.

Cleaning and oiling are simple but messy, just follow the instructions.
The only one I had deteriorate was old and had been left a while.
Forum: Australia 05-06-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 31,316
Posted By numbat
Unifilter and sump plug.

I've used Unifilters for maybe thirty years on cars and bikes and the one on my Dakar made the biggest performance difference.
I also have a cut off snorkel and a single Staintune which make it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-04-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5,047
Views: 669,817
Posted By numbat
Filter

I have been using a UNI filter for years, the pre filter would fit off my 1150GS if I hadn't cut half the snorkel off for a noticeable increase in performance, like the filter and the staintune.
Forum: Australia 02-06-2015, 02:24 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 31,316
Posted By numbat
BygDaddee

pm sent
Forum: Australia 12-30-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5,286
Views: 780,139
Posted By numbat
Seeley

If you're anything like me you probably have a head full of useful stuff, and not quite sure when it will come out.
Forum: Australia 12-30-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5,286
Views: 780,139
Posted By numbat
Seely

It's an 8 valve Nourish Norton.

Glenn.
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,266
Posted By numbat
Drum Racing

From memory the Drum Racing (tobacco sponsorship) bikes mentioned had 900 barrels.

They were prepared by Don Wilson, a Sydney BMW guru, and also had the front of the engines raised for ground...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-25-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,380
Posted By numbat
Indian Motocycles

My Girl has just asked, 'what is the difference between Motocycle and Motorcycle', why is Motocycle significant?'.
Good question, I don't have an answer.
Any ideas?
Glenn.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-30-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,303
Posted By numbat
Reply

G'day Grant,
Out in the wilds of the Pyranees for a bit, message on it's way.
Glenn.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,303
Posted By numbat
Drikko, I live a couple of hours from...

Drikko,
I live a couple of hours from Brisbane.
I am currently visiting Spain.

G'day Grant,
Check your messages.

Thank you all.

Cheers Glenn.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,303
Posted By numbat
laverdaforum

Thanks Drikko,
I am aware of what's in Australia and attend your shows, but, I'm in Spain so...
Glenn.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,303
Posted By numbat
Laverda site.

Google works fine but memory less so with Spanish beer, or any beer for that matter.
Site looks good but I remember sales and exports as well, which is what I was after.
Thanks for your help.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,303
Posted By numbat
Laverda triple restorer/sales in Spain

G'day,
I'm in Spain and I remember a guy selling/fettling/restoring Laverda's in Spain for sale and export, but, I can't remember his web site.
Can anyone help me with who/where he is so that I...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-28-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 17,123
Views: 10,915,698
Posted By numbat
1955???

Moto Guzzis have been around since 1921.
Forum: Australia 11-19-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,246
Posted By numbat
my bike commuting for what it's worth. Gunnedah...

my bike commuting for what it's worth.
Gunnedah to Goulburn and Sydney CBD weekly for six months.
R90/6.
Mostly in the dark,manic fun, cold in winter.

Penrith to Sydney CBD and eastern...
Forum: Australia 07-18-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,169
Posted By numbat
Thanks for that, little girls like face painting,...

Thanks for that, little girls like face painting, and it'll give me a chance to take my son to something he usually misses out on.
Not sure about the weather forecast though.
Glenn.
Forum: Australia 07-18-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,169
Posted By numbat
How "family friendly" is this? I can't...

How "family friendly" is this?
I can't remember from the last time I made it and I'll need to bring some young ones if I'm going to make it this time.
Thanks.
Forum: Australia 02-05-2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 20,826
Views: 2,505,413
Posted By numbat
Sydney's finest.

Sol Levy.
713 George St Sydney, opposite Rawson Pl.
It's on the Interwebby.
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 36,000
Posted By numbat
Ride whatever you feel comfortable on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXwwN8NL1Yo&feature=share&list=UUaX7Wvhqpt64ndqt7tnBc3A
Forum: Old's Cool 09-05-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,310
Posted By numbat
Indian Enfields.

That one is an Indian built parallel twin.

Vincents are Vincents.

Indian Enfields were Royal Enfields marketed in the US fom '55 to '59 by the Brockhouse Corporation who owned the Indian name...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-29-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,195
Posted By numbat
Thank's jbcaddy, I'm on to them, I'm just after...

Thank's jbcaddy, I'm on to them, I'm just after comparisons.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-29-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,195
Posted By numbat
Johnny Moped and Goatroper, the Ducati and the...

Johnny Moped and Goatroper, the Ducati and the BSA were 10 and 20 years newer than the G80 respectively and both surprise packages in their day.

Both just needed to be kept up to speed and then...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,195
Posted By numbat
G80

Thanks Johnny,
I've seen your photo's and the video, I'm just curious to know what people think of them to ride and own, especially in relation to something that I'm more familiar with.
Glenn.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,195
Posted By numbat
Thinking about a '52 Matchless G80 with a CS engine.

I had a very short ride in the wet and I liked it.
My previous singles have been a Ducati 250 Mk3, a BSA B50SS, a Honda XR400 and a BMW GS650 Dakar.
I'm guessing that the G80 wouldn't be much like...
Forum: Australia 05-13-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 20,826
Views: 2,505,413
Posted By numbat
How do you get them up into the shed?

How do you get them up into the shed?
Forum: Australia 01-02-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4,853
Views: 337,577
Posted By numbat
Walcha,

Walcha,
Forum: Australia 12-27-2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,143
Posted By numbat
On old cars you can take off multiple layers of...

On old cars you can take off multiple layers of paint with spray on oven cleaner, a good one for this is the cheep one from Aldi.
One or two layers at a time, let it bubble and scrub it off with a...
Forum: Australia 12-27-2011, 04:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,357
Posted By numbat
Home after the afternoon shift today. Day shift...

Home after the afternoon shift today.
Day shift yesterday.
Afternoon shift on Xmas day.
Slept the day before to get over the previous nights concussion, they kicked the shit out of me, stole the...
Forum: Australia 12-10-2011, 03:46 AM
Replies: 5,286
Views: 780,139
Posted By numbat
Early Morgan with an M.A.G.2C20A water cooled...

Early Morgan with an M.A.G.2C20A water cooled engine, 26 big horses.
Forum: Australia 07-04-2011, 02:36 AM
Replies: 5,286
Views: 780,139
Posted By numbat
Gavo,

What is that Guzzi, and where did you see it?

Glenn.
Forum: Australia 06-22-2011, 03:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,689
Posted By numbat
Hey Troy,

I'll have two of what you're on.
Forum: Australia 06-18-2011, 04:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,963
Posted By numbat
I'd have my old 500 back, madness, but the good...

I'd have my old 500 back, madness, but the good kind.
The 750 was the sort of crazy that you knew would end up hurting, badly.
The 350, get a half decent RD and enjoy yourself.

Glenn.
Forum: Australia 06-15-2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,882
Posted By numbat
Nfi

I may be leaving myself open here, and it was last century, but I remember Frazers being a hole in the wall shop on Parramatta Road near Auburn in the early 70's.
I already had my first Ducati at 19...
Forum: Australia 06-10-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,882
Posted By numbat
Brand Bashing.

I loved my Ducatis, and my BMWs, different bikes for different things.
Not sure how I lasted three months on a Harley though, not my thing.
Forum: Australia 06-10-2011, 05:37 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,882
Posted By numbat
Frazers.

I got shafted by Frazers in 1973.
I've consistently heard the same sort of stories since.
That's a long time to get the same message.
You will always get people who have no complaints and they'll...
Forum: Australia 05-15-2011, 01:46 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 54,532
Posted By numbat
I'll get some photo's sometime Doctor, it's ten...

I'll get some photo's sometime Doctor, it's ten hours driving from here.
Not too far from you, near Parkes.

Glenn.
Forum: Australia 04-29-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 54,532
Posted By numbat
My 11 window and I might call it an affection. ...

My 11 window and I might call it an affection.

In the 60's my old man worked for Singer, as in sewing machines, they also made a 180cc lawn mower.
He was a boilermaker, toolmaker, patternmaker...
Forum: Australia 04-11-2011, 03:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,341
Posted By numbat
Insure My Ride

I went with IMR for my road bike when they started because of the price and was surprised how high the insured value was.
Wrote it off last year with 100,000 on the clock and got the full value from...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-25-2011, 02:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,661
Posted By numbat
A 650 wee-strom, little brother of the 1000...

A 650 wee-strom, little brother of the 1000 v-strom, is not an expensive bike, so regardless of the rate of depreciation you're not going to loose a lot compared to one that costs 2 to 3 times as...
Forum: Australia 03-13-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1,149
Views: 70,859
Posted By numbat
Top weekend gentlemen. Thanks to Leith and...

Top weekend gentlemen.
Thanks to Leith and everyone from Upper Horton.
490ks down, saw some extraordinary flood damage on the way.
290ks back through Emmaville to Deepwater.
My rear tyre...
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