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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 04:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,571
Posted By ADV8
The 1978 CBX was a good bike, I had one for a bit...

The 1978 CBX was a good bike, I had one for a bit over seven years and plenty of mileage put on it in the 1980's.
Besides that most Honda's since (and BMW's) have been about as exciting as a wet...
Forum: Australia 11-21-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By ADV8
If you are riding on gravel or back roads in...

If you are riding on gravel or back roads in general factor in a skid plate fairly quickly, the engine will get 'shot blasted in short time without one.

If luggage is budget forget the rack and...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-20-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By ADV8
That must be an early model with the round...

That must be an early model with the round instrument pod and tail light housing.
I still remember seeing a brand new one at 'Manurewa Motorcycles..
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 101,221
Views: 19,605,037
Posted By ADV8
Its a 'copy of what I did years ago, you're...

Its a 'copy of what I did years ago, you're welcome.
It reverses the stock 17mm OD DR front axle allowing the DR front wheel to fit into RMZ forks which have a 20mm OD axle.
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,134
Posted By ADV8
Operation wise things were similar but a little...

Operation wise things were similar but a little different on the two models (S&R)
The rotary damper mounted central in the rear of the frame, an arm off the damper shaft attached to another arm...
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,134
Posted By ADV8
These pictures on Steve's website pretty much...

These pictures on Steve's website pretty much show things, it is a rotary vane damper I guess.
A fancy door closer

http://wotid.com/tls/content/view/40/60/

I guess the thinking at the time was...
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,134
Posted By ADV8
Did I mention the billet SOAS and SSSA's. Time...

Did I mention the billet SOAS and SSSA's.
Time flies.
That's a good looking 02 TLR by the way, a lot of TL's were trashed one way or another.
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,134
Posted By ADV8
Still have two 1998 TL1000S's. First one...

Still have two 1998 TL1000S's.
First one purchased in 2000 the other in 2004, both have been in storage overseas for some time now.
I used to make a lot of mods for them, GSXR slipper clutch, clear...
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 583,503
Posted By ADV8
Besides the earth/ground as close to the weld...

Besides the earth/ground as close to the weld area as possible I would also disconnect the battery and remove it from the bike (hydrogen explosion) and remove the plug from the ECU if it has one....
Forum: The Garage 11-12-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 310,781
Posted By ADV8
The other day was machining a bearing pre loader...

The other day was machining a bearing pre loader to do the shimming on a replacement crown and pinion for the Eldorado.
Waiting for a pair of tapered roller bearings to arrive.
I think about...
Forum: The Garage 11-12-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 310,781
Posted By ADV8
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/manurewa/19...

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/manurewa/1949%20Sunbeam%20S7%20Deluxe/Sunbeam%20S7%20Kubota%20Mod/IMG_1344.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-04-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By ADV8
Exactly. Folk didn't seem to bothered when they...

Exactly.
Folk didn't seem to bothered when they were rotting at the bottom of gardens or sent off to become landfill back in the day or yesterday.
Ford Coupes turned into stock cars and so on, now...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 101,221
Views: 19,605,037
Posted By ADV8
That is fantastic to read. I remember my DR...

That is fantastic to read.

I remember my DR fully loaded on a Darwin to Cape York trip and the corrugations at the NT / QLD border had to be the worst I had ever come across and mile after mile of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 8,987
Posted By ADV8
Well played, now we are back to page one. ...

Well played, now we are back to page one.
Learning how to ride smoothly is not a bad start.
Once you can ride in a confident manner the choice of moving on to Squid rider 101 becomes an option.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,355
Posted By ADV8
Death can be Fatal.

Irrespective, tests have shown the leading killer worldwide is still death.

I think I will continue to be careful out there but will keep an eye on this thread for updates.
Forum: EMEA 11-02-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By ADV8
I have always found it is the distance you do...

I have always found it is the distance you do before midday that counts the most irrespective of the total.
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 2,478
Views: 635,324
Posted By ADV8
Bit of an update. ...

Bit of an update.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/manurewa/Misc/IMG_0889.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 101,221
Views: 19,605,037
Posted By ADV8
The oil pump screen perhaps. :evil ...

The oil pump screen perhaps. :evil

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/manurewa/DR%20General/IMG_2539.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-28-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,600
Posted By ADV8
This in 2012. Google pic, can't get to PB. It...

This in 2012.
Google pic, can't get to PB.
It actually 17000 feet something.

https://techie2mom.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/leh_day3-0701.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 8,987
Posted By ADV8
You mean telling an unknown skill rider to enter...

You mean telling an unknown skill rider to enter unknown radius corners at kamikaze rpms in a low gear.
Good luck with that advice, you will need it. :huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 8,987
Posted By ADV8
I would add, don't worry about all that Moto GP...

I would add, don't worry about all that Moto GP silliness and squid like back peddling down through the transmission even if you have a slipper clutch.
One way to learn how to corner smoothly is to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 8,987
Posted By ADV8
To hot is based on perception, yours. Throttle...

To hot is based on perception, yours.
Throttle Control.
You need to develop a smooth riding style first with minimal braking. roll into the corner with a cracked or trailing throttle. roll back on...
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,846
Posted By ADV8
It takes modified R8 tooling and cost around...

It takes modified R8 tooling and cost around US$31000, there are a few You Tube uploads.
It is a very good thread to read in general and hope it continues at whatever tier of plant but the at garage...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-27-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,976
Posted By ADV8
These sort of mods often come down to numbers...

These sort of mods often come down to numbers (measurements)
If the numbers stack up its doable, followed by they can be made stack able but is it at the cost of logic.
What did RTW Douglas do on...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-26-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 86,040
Posted By ADV8
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/manurewa/19...

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/manurewa/1974%20Norton%20Commando/IMG_0190.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/manurewa/1971%20Norton%20Commando/IMG_0009.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 10-26-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 86,040
Posted By ADV8
1971 Norton Commando 750 Fastback. ...

1971 Norton Commando 750 Fastback.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/manurewa/1971%20Norton%20Commando/KGrHqVpUE-q8Vs5zBQOn67O0g60_3_zps9814770d.jpg

1974 Norton Commando Mk2a 850 Roadster....
Forum: The Garage 10-26-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 4,318
Views: 583,503
Posted By ADV8
55 last Friday, 39 years on the tools come...

55 last Friday, 39 years on the tools come January and still digging it.
Hearing is still 98%, need glasses for some of that close up stuff but doing OK for a old guy.

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 23,680
Posted By ADV8
http://www.gmforum.com/attachments/road-track-113/...

http://www.gmforum.com/attachments/road-track-113/9670d1359511363-near-misses-hyundai-elantra-zombie-survival-machine_590x395.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 10-25-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,094
Posted By ADV8
Yes from Mainz, not far from Frankfurt.

Yes from Mainz, not far from Frankfurt.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-25-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By ADV8
Apparently its a chest of draws.

Apparently its a chest of draws.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-25-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,094
Posted By ADV8
A translation from SWMBO. It says the...

A translation from SWMBO.
It says the motorcycle is in original condition but the original owner may have looked different (A comical reference to old mate in the side car)
Who said Germans have no...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-25-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,976
Posted By ADV8
This perhaps. ...

This perhaps.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=842005
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-25-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,976
Posted By ADV8
The first thing you need to do is compare the...

The first thing you need to do is compare the Sportster stem to the KTM stem to see where the actual difference is with the '1/8".

Most stems follow a format.
A lower OD for a interference fit of...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-22-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,644
Posted By ADV8
If you want new, Disc Brakes Australia might have...

If you want new, Disc Brakes Australia might have 6 hole rotors.

http://www.dba.com.au/

People may silly money for half worn out originals when they are available new, watch out for the...
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 310,781
Posted By ADV8
This morning. Set the Sunbeam head up so the...

This morning.
Set the Sunbeam head up so the old valve guides could be bored to 0.5mm wall thickness so they could be removed without damaging the interference fit in the head.
Some folk beat old...
Forum: Thumpers 10-18-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By ADV8
If that was the case they would find and solve...

If that was the case they would find and solve the problem before you get the bike, not once it is gone and payed for.

+ 1 on the basket or hub wear (corrugations) that or the thrust bearing on...
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,730
Posted By ADV8
As a boilermaker/welder I like these home/hobby...

As a boilermaker/welder I like these home/hobby threads.
I read in the DR650 thread long ago you could not use a DR650 wheel in RMZ forks.
Sure you can't. :lol3

Once you start seeing what can be...
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,730
Posted By ADV8
If you had a Suzuki TL1000 and wanted to fit a...

If you had a Suzuki TL1000 and wanted to fit a slipper clutch you could remove the one from a GSXR 1000, that and plenty of other things that you did not have the option of before.
Tooling is a...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-14-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 53,560
Posted By ADV8
Followed this thread start to finish, great...

Followed this thread start to finish, great reading, great job. :thumb

Its probably a little to early for another Eldorado thread .....
...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-14-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 177,481
Posted By ADV8
I am going to post these again as I have altered...

I am going to post these again as I have altered some of my photobucket folders.
These were photos sent to me when I was a regular poster on the Kawasaki Triples Forum (I have three H2's)
The...
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