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Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By Scrivens
Looks like a Magnat-Debon, Peugeot, early Terrot...

Looks like a Magnat-Debon, Peugeot, early Terrot or a Diamant. Construction is very much of the French 20's-30's style, and the tank shape and left-side drive would suit all of those.
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 103,619
Views: 20,461,263
Posted By Scrivens
http://waltech.com.au/stuff/BikePics/Forum_Photos_...

http://waltech.com.au/stuff/BikePics/Forum_Photos_files/Media/lights02/lights02.jpg

These are 35W jobs with a Euro beam pattern. Big spread of white light with a couple of hundred metres...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-22-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By Scrivens
All the old Imperial numbers have been changed...

All the old Imperial numbers have been changed now. K81/TT100's (not GP) are available in 4.10x18 which is now equal to the old 3.50. They do a 3.60x19 (=3.25) and I think there is an equivalent in...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-17-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 35,120
Posted By Scrivens
You won't set car alarms off, but the shriek...

You won't set car alarms off, but the shriek might shatter the windscreens. I had Bromlechs on a couple of Titan 500s and they were very nice - not loud and with a significant power increase and not...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-16-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 35,120
Posted By Scrivens
Couple of small things - I had a Bromlech system...

Couple of small things - I had a Bromlech system on my GT550 and with a not all that heavy hand on the throttle it got a bit over 25mpg. Going up the Expressway at 70mph it wouldn't get from Prospect...
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3,978
Views: 641,080
Posted By Scrivens
The 800 has an external fuel pump (under the left...

The 800 has an external fuel pump (under the left front of the tank) and I suppose you could make up an adaptor to fit a petcock where the fuel hose enters the tank. Seems a lot of trouble though as...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-01-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 677
Views: 100,136
Posted By Scrivens
Old Velo owners will remember this: On 18...

Old Velo owners will remember this:

On 18 March 1961 a production Velocette Venom Clubman set the 24-hour world record at an average speed of 100.05 mph (161.01 km/h). It was the first motorcycle...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-25-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,749
Posted By Scrivens
I've just finished rebuilding a Thunderbolt...

I've just finished rebuilding a Thunderbolt engine with lots of new parts. First real ride afterwards the left hand inner gudgeon circlip popped and destroyed the newly bored barrel, filled the...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-20-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By Scrivens
I had one back in the day. Lovely fast and...

I had one back in the day. Lovely fast and comfortable bike and one of my favourites but it was plagued with electrical problems. I had a number of extremely expensive sensors fail when the bike was...
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4,229
Views: 714,044
Posted By Scrivens
Honda discontinued them in Australia a couple of...

Honda discontinued them in Australia a couple of years back. Not a huge seller here so I suppose they moved them to other markets.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-19-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,413
Posted By Scrivens
The old English method works fine: ...

The old English method works fine:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-16-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,694
Posted By Scrivens
Quite likely to be the battery as Boyers don't...

Quite likely to be the battery as Boyers don't like less than 11.5V. Check the fuse is making proper contact in the holder and the various wiring connectors from the alternator back as well in case...
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 317,167
Posted By Scrivens
That's about 2 jet size equivalents, so not a...

That's about 2 jet size equivalents, so not a huge amount. What's the fuel consumption like now? Mine averages around 22km/l, but that's with very little town riding, mostly 80-100kmh and working the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 317,167
Posted By Scrivens
What was the final setup on the EJK with the...

What was the final setup on the EJK with the pods? Has the sensor shown up any holes in the AFR?
Forum: Old's Cool 11-11-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 268,517
Posted By Scrivens
That was probably a Hornet, sold in East and West...

That was probably a Hornet, sold in East and West Coast models with slight variations between them. The pipes ran up both sides, but I have seen them set up with aftermarket pipes which had both on...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-01-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,610
Posted By Scrivens
Re-face the warped flange with 600 emery paper on...

Re-face the warped flange with 600 emery paper on a dead-flat surface - glass plate or even a modern kitchen bench top at a pinch. Very little pressure, figure-8 movements for a dozen turns, then a...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-31-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,053
Posted By Scrivens
Early 50's BSA Bantam plunger frame. Just like...

Early 50's BSA Bantam plunger frame. Just like this:

http://i744.photobucket.com/albums/xx82/McQueen_278/DSC_0300.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 27,981
Posted By Scrivens
I've had over 60 bikes in the almost 50 years...

I've had over 60 bikes in the almost 50 years I've been riding, quite a few exotics which are now classics, vintage Brits (I still own some), tourers, turbos, sports bikes, dirt bikes and whatever....
Forum: Old's Cool 10-25-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 14,798
Posted By Scrivens
And the two-man chainsaw next to it is the same...

And the two-man chainsaw next to it is the same type that I spent a few years on the end of. 350cc two-stroke, 4 to 6 foot blade depending on the tree.
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 317,167
Posted By Scrivens
They certainly howl without the airbox. I had to...

They certainly howl without the airbox. I had to dismantle mine ages ago when my wedding ring slipped off and fell into the snorkel so I took it for a spin to see how it ran. Even being used to the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 317,167
Posted By Scrivens
The A10s are lovely and the 1957 green-frame A7SS...

The A10s are lovely and the 1957 green-frame A7SS is perhaps my favourite Brit twin.

http://www.motoscatalogue.com/images/a/a7s/A7-Shooting-Star-1957-500cc-verte-chrome-bsa-01-.jpg

An A10 or A7...
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,027
Posted By Scrivens
1967 BSA MkIII Spitfire, Avon SM2. ...

1967 BSA MkIII Spitfire, Avon SM2.

http://waltech.com.au/stuff/BikePics/Forum_Photos_files/Media/BSA%20Tyre/BSA%20Tyre.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 317,167
Posted By Scrivens
Finished the Thunderbolt today. Took it for a...

Finished the Thunderbolt today. Took it for a short run and got a 2" nail through the back tyre...

http://waltech.com.au/stuff/BikePics/Forum_Photos_files/Media/BSA01/BSA01.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 10-23-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 268,517
Posted By Scrivens
Finished today - 1967 BSA Thunderbolt. ...

Finished today - 1967 BSA Thunderbolt.

http://waltech.com.au/stuff/BikePics/Forum_Photos_files/Media/BSA05/BSA05.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 317,167
Posted By Scrivens
The fork stanchions are 39mm; it isn't the size...

The fork stanchions are 39mm; it isn't the size you need to check, but the length and pull-back angle they will need to have to clear the tank once the controls are on. Measure the length and width...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 317,167
Posted By Scrivens
Yes, it's a good and cheap upgrade and makes the...

Yes, it's a good and cheap upgrade and makes the engine a very nice runner indeed. Be interested to see how the tuner goes with the pods as once the Thunderbolt is on the road I am contemplating...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-12-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 995
Views: 97,504
Posted By Scrivens
Just read my previous reply and it was a bit...

Just read my previous reply and it was a bit garbled - have a look at the inner edge of the seat to see if there are any odd marks on it from the valve head hitting where it shouldn't. Was the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-12-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 35,120
Posted By Scrivens
Didn't realise the 380 was a kicker - been many...

Didn't realise the 380 was a kicker - been many years since I've ridden one. How strong are your arms? I used to fit a kick start lever to my Titan road racer to hand start it on the bench. Make up a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-11-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 35,120
Posted By Scrivens
Didn't know about the leg - I knew you were...

Didn't know about the leg - I knew you were putting a chair on it, so kicking wouldn't a problem with a good leg, but a right (or left) PITA in your case. Are the 380GT or Water Bottle bits the same...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-11-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 995
Views: 97,504
Posted By Scrivens
Check the valve seat in the head. One of my BMWs...

Check the valve seat in the head. One of my BMWs snapped the exhaust valve due to a seat that became slightly loose when the head was hot, throwing out the alignment and eventually snapping the valve...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-11-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 35,120
Posted By Scrivens
Mine always started about halfway down the (easy)...

Mine always started about halfway down the (easy) kickstart travel, so I'd be inclined to junk the electric foot and all the bits that go with it, fit a smaller battery and save a fair bit of weight.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-10-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,384
Posted By Scrivens
Some of the ones they sold in Australia had the...

Some of the ones they sold in Australia had the big tank and I lusted after one at the time; one of the best looking big bikes made. Bloke I knew owned one and it wasn't all that reliable...
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 317,167
Posted By Scrivens
My parts that were flown out of Los Angeles on...

My parts that were flown out of Los Angeles on the 24th still haven't shown up in Australia on the tracker, so unless they were sent by glider there's a god awful holdup in Melbourne. I have several...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 317,167
Posted By Scrivens
The buttons on the EJK are for the 'simple' stage...

The buttons on the EJK are for the 'simple' stage tuning - it can be tuned across all the range via software like the later PC units. The Euro tuners have got about 90hp out of the engine with a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 317,167
Posted By Scrivens
You will need to dyno the bike for the...

You will need to dyno the bike for the pods/exhaust as 'pants seat' tuning won't work for full mods like that and it only takes a couple of minutes to hole a piston at high revs. Then again, that...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 317,167
Posted By Scrivens
I wouldn't recommend it, as EFI systems are tuned...

I wouldn't recommend it, as EFI systems are tuned to their airboxes but you could send Martin Fischer at the W650 Shop an email and ask him if it is feasible. Silverneck@aol.com Without a matching...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,514
Posted By Scrivens
I recently put a set of Triumph T140 touring bars...

I recently put a set of Triumph T140 touring bars (4" rise or so) on my 800 as I've been having problems with my shoulder that I damaged in a crash a couple of years back. Cuts the shock through the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,514
Posted By Scrivens
Not a lot in it really. The W800 - which I own,...

Not a lot in it really. The W800 - which I own, and have ridden the 650 - has a bit more torque a lot lower in the rev range where the 650's slightly lower torque comes on further up but it has a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 317,167
Posted By Scrivens
Have a look at the pic of mine for the cable run...

Have a look at the pic of mine for the cable run as it can be a bit confusing when you have the thing in your hands. You can see the harness coming down to the bottom of the pic and then going under...
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2,132
Views: 275,309
Posted By Scrivens
I run Brit bikes as well and while the singles...

I run Brit bikes as well and while the singles were generally fine my Spitfire cracked the plate in a few days. My usual mount is a proper bolt with the numberplate sandwiched between two largish...
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