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Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2015, 02:22 PM
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Posted By Nitram
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y176/Kommer/P1010...

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y176/Kommer/P1010466_zpsg9jsp6gf.jpg

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Forum: Old's Cool 04-17-2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
I'll second that. The thread is now a great...

I'll second that.
The thread is now a great asset.
Well done Leafman.
Thanks,
Nitram
Forum: Old's Cool 04-17-2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
Thumb That's a shame ! I was hoping he'd figured out...

That's a shame ! I was hoping he'd figured out how to somehow generate some electricity with magnets mounted on the back of the flywheel or something. It works for my lawnmower......!

I'm no...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-15-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
I like it too. Not everything, but most. ...

I like it too. Not everything, but most.
Aesthetically, getting rid of the alternator does wonders, but.........what does he do for electricity ? Sparks and lights etc ?

Nitram
Forum: Old's Cool 03-13-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
Hang on Kater ! Before you go ! (Or anyone else...

Hang on Kater ! Before you go ! (Or anyone else out there who is listening) one other question about this crank plug. Last question ! I promise...........:evil

Now that I've cleaned up the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
Kater ! You're a treasure ! Molte grazie !! ...

Kater ! You're a treasure ! Molte grazie !!

I'd managed to turn the plug OK, but when it came up under the bearing I turned my mind to getting the bearing off. But (as always) you're totally...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
Bearing removal.

Before starting the re-assemble, I'm keen to clean out the sludge trap in the crank (actually, after 40 years together there was so much sludge in the sump when I pulled it apart, I'm not sure the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
Thanks Kater, I have made a bit of a list of...

Thanks Kater,
I have made a bit of a list of the shims I think I need and I'll have a phone-hunt around at the bearing places tomorrow (Monday).
By the way, I'm not sure whether you are familiar...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
NF gearbox shimming ......... cont.

:cry Made a bit of a start on my gearbox re-shimming today, using the info in the truly excellent info from the Guzzi Treff forum (now available on Banquo's truly excellent NF Resources collection...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
Wicked A bit strange to get back to the NF forum to find...

A bit strange to get back to the NF forum to find it's turned into a moral debate on the merits of originality ! :puke1 These bike are workhorses, not show ponies !! :rofl
Actually, from my...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
Nitram's just back from a slightly rushed...

Nitram's just back from a slightly rushed walking/riding tour of the back blocks of the Pokhara area, Nepal. And here's a couple of pix to prove it ! :-)...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
Thanks Nick, Email sent. :-) Nitram.

Thanks Nick,
Email sent.
:-)
Nitram.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-18-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
How to post word dox or PDFs ?

I had a friend translate for me the Guzzi Treff article of gearbox shimming, and it's solid gold for anyone messing with a NF gerbox. I'm happy to share it with other forum readers, but..........it's...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-10-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
Cylinder head overhaul

So......putting my NF gearbox issues to one side for a moment, I'm interested to hear people's thoughts on valves and valve seats.

I'm a two-stoke person historically. Apart from messing about...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-10-2015, 03:02 AM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
Yep, I'm a bit worried about the re-shimming...

Yep, I'm a bit worried about the re-shimming issue. I have a friend who was a car mechanic and is also very proficient at German language. He's very kindly in the process of translating for me the...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-08-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
Interesting, and full marks for observation.........

Interesting, and full marks for observation...... :-) If you look at Guzzitreff's photos here:...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-08-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
I wasn't planning to, because they look very...

I wasn't planning to, because they look very good. I know that probably sounds a bit strange and unlikely, but.....they just are. Maybe they've been replaced some time in the past. They are not...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-07-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
I'm ordering from in Schubert - Moto - Service in...

I'm ordering from in Schubert - Moto - Service in Germany. But in case I misled anyone......... it's not 150 euro for EVERYTHING. :-) The replacement 2/3 gears is 130E each, and I need two. The...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-05-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
I find the idea of recutting the dogs a bit...

I find the idea of recutting the dogs a bit scary. Maybe I'm a bit timid....... :-) but it seems to me that the problem is not to get the leading and trailing edges square and undercut instead of...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-30-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
Thanks Red. I've sent him an email. But its a...

Thanks Red. I've sent him an email. But its a bad time of year to expect replies....... More yoga and meditation to cultivate patience...... :-)
Meanwhile, here's a picture of my second/third gear....
Forum: Old's Cool 12-28-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
Is it in behind that big allen headed plug in the...

Is it in behind that big allen headed plug in the crank ? Is it Loctited in or anything ?
Forum: Old's Cool 12-27-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
Gearbox woes.......

So the purpose of getting the cases apart was to try to discover the cause of a malfunctioning third gear. The gearbox looked like this:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-27-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
Thanks Banq and Red. It's always good advice to...

Thanks Banq and Red. It's always good advice to try yoga/mediataion before resorting to the chisel..... And Red was spot on when he suggested I'd missed one 8mm bolt. And for the benefit of future...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-27-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
Splitting the cases ........

I reckon vertical split cases suck !! I think I've never worked on an engine with vertically split cases and had them come apart in any kind of civilised and engineeringly sensitive manner. I just...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-19-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
Steady on !! OK I know they look rough, but...

Steady on !! OK I know they look rough, but believe it or not, they were worse....:evil.... I rescued them from the bilge of a boat, siezed up and seriously rusted. Half and hour with the angle...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-19-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
Thanks fellas for the input. Isn't it great that...

Thanks fellas for the input. Isn't it great that we can tap into the combined experience of NF travellers across the globe ? Fantastic !
But in this case there turned out to be a very simple, if...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-17-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
Hi Nuovo Falcone folk, Still in the process of...

Hi Nuovo Falcone folk,
Still in the process of getting my gearbox apart, but removing the kickstart gear and countershaft sprocket have held me up. Anyone have any idea how to get this off ?
...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-19-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
Clutch removal (cont.)

When I first looked at the clutch, the removal process wasn't very apparent, and Martin Noke's otherwise helpful manual didn't provide much guidance.
See. No sign of any bolts or any of the usual...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
Thanks Red. The gasket in my pushrod tunnel was...

Thanks Red. The gasket in my pushrod tunnel was a horrible homemade thing no made of rubber but of some tough gasket material and it's clearly been rubbing and done the damage. I had assumed that...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
Banquo ! Paul Friday ! You legends ! Great...

Banquo ! Paul Friday ! You legends ! Great stuff !!!
I'm about to start stripping my head and this stuff is gold !
Forum: Old's Cool 11-11-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
Motor disassembly

So I'm en route to discovering the cause of my gearbox blues, and have come across a couple of issues that someone who has had one of these apart before may be able to help with.

The head came off...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-03-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
Thanks Red and Leaf, Sounds like good advice....

Thanks Red and Leaf,
Sounds like good advice. I had the clutchcover off a few weeks ago (to replace the gearlever return spring) and took care not to upset the valve timing. But I didn't take any...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-02-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
My NF and I are about to undertake a journey into...

My NF and I are about to undertake a journey into the unknown: in search of a malfunctioing third gear, deep in inner recesses of the gearbox.

The first job was, after removing all the anciliaries...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-20-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 716
Views: 204,787
Posted By Nitram
Photos from round-the-streets vintage racing at...

Photos from round-the-streets vintage racing at Branna, Czech Republic, about six weeks ago. We just stumbled upon it while doing a bit of a road trip through CZ and Slovakia. Some great bikes....
Forum: Old's Cool 10-19-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
I've just replaced the gear selector return...

I've just replaced the gear selector return spring which broke before I got to ride the bike, so I've checked the adjustment as set out of p55-56. I think that adjustment is essentially about...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-18-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
NF gearbox problems

OK. Yesterday after a few months of slowly working through a string of fiddly teething problems, I finally got the bike going and went for my first ride around the block. :D

All good except..........
Forum: Old's Cool 10-16-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
The stuff that's in there is a rubbery material,...

The stuff that's in there is a rubbery material, and measures about 1.4 or 1.5mm thick. I havn't come across Viton before (here in Sydney- but I'll ask at the engineers supply shop tomorrow. Making...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-15-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
Nuovo Falcone forum

On a different subject, does anyone know what's become of the NF discussion forum ? The one that had the address:

http://www.phpbber.com/phpbb/index.php?mforum=nuovofalcone

Just come back from...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-15-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
Thumbs down Dripping fuel taps...........

Has anyone had any luck restoring the NF fuel taps ? One of mine drips when its turned off (assuming that the fuel line is disconnected from the carby) and the other one is even worse. It's not a...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-13-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Nitram
Hi NF folk, I'm presently on a bit of a...

Hi NF folk,
I'm presently on a bit of a wandering tour (not by motorbike, unfortunately) through parts of Eastern Europe- presently in Czech Republic, and heading across through Slovakia, down to...
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