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Forum: Old's Cool Today, 09:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,968
Posted By MIOB
The gap between 2nd and 3th is a bit annoying...

The gap between 2nd and 3th is a bit annoying indeed.

At around 1:54 in the video you can see how nice it pulls in higher gear. I was already doing ~70+ km/h when I started accelerating.


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Forum: Old's Cool Today, 04:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,968
Posted By MIOB
I didn't really have a plan before I bought the...

I didn't really have a plan before I bought the bike (I hardly ever have). After riding it for a while I think a racy bike would be the best thing to do to it.

I am sure the carb (and maybe the...
Forum: Old's Cool Today, 02:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,968
Posted By MIOB
The gearing is a bit odd. 1 and 2 are really...

The gearing is a bit odd. 1 and 2 are really short and then there is a big gap to 3th gear.

The engine isn't running smoothly in the low range, but runs very, very well in the high rpm ranges. It...
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 09:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,968
Posted By MIOB
Most spark plugs mentioned will be (very) hard to...

Most spark plugs mentioned will be (very) hard to get over here. I'll see what I can find.


Did about 100 miles again yesterday. Trouble free and fun.

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Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 02:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,968
Posted By MIOB
I had another look at the problem and may have...

I had another look at the problem and may have found something. The bike came with a champion l82c spark plug, just like my Ariel and just like the spare I carried with me. After a long and confusing...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-17-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 2,713
Views: 1,328,393
Posted By MIOB
That bike must be unbelievably loud.....

That bike must be unbelievably loud.....
Forum: Old's Cool 09-17-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 472
Posted By MIOB
Enfield bullets are not the easiest bikes to live...

Enfield bullets are not the easiest bikes to live with, but I have never spoken anyone who regretted buying one.

I love my own '76 350cc bullet. If the price is reasonable (I don't know what bikes...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-16-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,968
Posted By MIOB
And it will get some more love from me. It...

And it will get some more love from me.

It looks like I solved the starting issues. The choke didn't go down all the way, fixed that, and I cleaned (sanded) the points. I just took it for a ride....
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,968
Posted By MIOB
I'll get a spare one (from Rob's link). I...

I'll get a spare one (from Rob's link).

I just sanded the points, it starred fine. Shame I didn't have time to test it properly.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,968
Posted By MIOB
Thank you for that link!

Thank you for that link!
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,968
Posted By MIOB
The plug lead looks (and most likely is) new....

The plug lead looks (and most likely is) new. Compression is great, all seems properly tuned. For the first part of the ride there were no problems, warm it started with one kick (I had to take a...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,968
Posted By MIOB
Bummer, I was hoping to sell it to one of you...

Bummer, I was hoping to sell it to one of you guys :freaky
Forum: Old's Cool 09-14-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,968
Posted By MIOB
Thanks for all the advice! It is a...

Thanks for all the advice!

It is a concentric, the spaces are fiber but I've never been a fan of mounting carbs under an angle. I'll see if I can bolt it straight on (but I think I can't because...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-14-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,968
Posted By MIOB
What a fantastic photo! :eek1 Thanks for...

What a fantastic photo! :eek1

Thanks for posting.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-14-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,968
Posted By MIOB
It seems to be spark plug related. With a new...

It seems to be spark plug related. With a new spark plug it fired up straight away. I checked for oil usage, I don't think that that's the cause (no smoke, spark plug is dry and white-ish).
...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-14-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,968
Posted By MIOB
By the way: The Matchless is the newest member to...

By the way: The Matchless is the newest member to the family. My other bikes:

http://www.shedbuiltbikes.com/wp-content/gallery/ariel/IMG_1266-2.jpg
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Forum: Old's Cool 09-14-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,968
Posted By MIOB
It would be really hard to do anything less...

It would be really hard to do anything less tasteful to it ;)


I did feel sorry for it, so maybe I should state that I adopted it, instead of saying that I bought it.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-14-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,968
Posted By MIOB
The plans: Get rid of the tank, rear fender,...

The plans: Get rid of the tank, rear fender, headlight and handlebars ASAP. After that, I'll see. I won't make it stock, but I also won't cut up the frame so it can always be made stock again.


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Forum: Old's Cool 09-14-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,968
Posted By MIOB
Purists, avert your eyes: I bought a Matchless

What the title says. I bought a Matchless. It might be the ugliest bike I have ever seen, but the frame/exhaust/forks/engine/gearbox/wheels look great. The tank, seat, head light, fenders and...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-10-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By MIOB
http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Miob80/ma...

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Miob80/matchless2_zpsa071b592.png (http://s1185.photobucket.com/user/Miob80/media/matchless2_zpsa071b592.png.html)


(needless to say it won't stay like...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-10-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By MIOB
although... ...

although...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fqDeUYv30hQ/T0Knl2NAWGI/AAAAAAAAAB0/UsYEq7mGddM/s1600/a1%2Btracker.jpg

(more a tracker)
Forum: Old's Cool 09-10-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By MIOB
I failed. Sorry guys. I failed miserably. I...

I failed. Sorry guys. I failed miserably. I bought a horrible bike to turn into a scrambler, so I won't.

I bought a '49 Matchless G3L (hardtail).
Forum: Australia 09-08-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,098
Posted By MIOB
Update: I had given the clothing compagny...

Update:

I had given the clothing compagny and the distributor until last Friday to respond before I would take legal action. They didn't respond. Untill just now when I received a voicemail...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-07-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By MIOB
That Matchless looks fantastic, great score! ...

That Matchless looks fantastic, great score!


I prefer singles, the guzzi's are too big and cumbersome for the kind of trails I ride on.

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Forum: Old's Cool 09-07-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By MIOB
You're right, I should have made that clear: No...

You're right, I should have made that clear: No 2-strokes. I really dislike those :1drink


A Velo would be fantastic, but you'll never see one for sale here :dog


The G3L certainly is very...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-06-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By MIOB
If I wanted to built a proper scrambler

I have a scramblerized Enfield:

http://www.shedbuiltbikes.com/wp-content/gallery/enfield/img_9541-2.jpg

I LOVE that bike, I really do. I love it so much I'd like a second one so my girlfriend...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-04-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 8,871,545
Posted By MIOB
http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Miob80/IM...

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Miob80/IMG_0847_zps4de55fca.jpg (http://s1185.photobucket.com/user/Miob80/media/IMG_0847_zps4de55fca.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-02-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 8,871,545
Posted By MIOB
http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Miob80/IM...

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Miob80/IMG_0821_zps9e4b3538.jpg (http://s1185.photobucket.com/user/Miob80/media/IMG_0821_zps9e4b3538.jpg.html)
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Forum: Old's Cool 09-02-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,242
Posted By MIOB
Meh, it's fine at night. Just remember that when...

Meh, it's fine at night. Just remember that when it gets really bumpy, you've left the tarmac :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 09-02-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 8,871,545
Posted By MIOB
Last night: ...

Last night:

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Miob80/IMG_0901_zps8f017388.jpg (http://s1185.photobucket.com/user/Miob80/media/IMG_0901_zps8f017388.jpg.html)
Forum: Old's Cool 08-30-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 8,871,545
Posted By MIOB
Yup!

Yup!
Forum: Old's Cool 08-29-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,242
Posted By MIOB
Still going strond! Especially after swapping out...

Still going strond! Especially after swapping out the points for new ones :)


Did a 4,5 hour ride to Amsterdam and back this week. Very enjoyable, and the way back in the dark coudl be qualified...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-29-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 225,234
Posted By MIOB
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DBx068IUdc4/U_7jRDV5ZlI/...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DBx068IUdc4/U_7jRDV5ZlI/AAAAAAAAbJY/MEiwps9O_WI/s1600/DSC02061.JPG

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SQUZ2i1fsWE/U_7jSd_OkcI/AAAAAAAAbJk/78f3SkLzAKQ/s1600/DSC02064.JPG

source:...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-29-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 225,234
Posted By MIOB
o wow...... Gimmy, gimmy, gimmy!

o wow...... Gimmy, gimmy, gimmy!
Forum: Australia 08-28-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,098
Posted By MIOB
It looks like they are trying to go to keep it at...

It looks like they are trying to go to keep it at just destroying the leftover tshirts with the photo on it. Needless to say that isn't enough for me.

Rudely enough the manager is not returning...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-20-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By MIOB
I have plenty of off road experience with my '76...

I have plenty of off road experience with my '76 350 Enfield.

I agree with the above post, especially on the bashplate, that would be a big improvement. A few more that immediatly come to mind:
-...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-16-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 225,234
Posted By MIOB
I bought it with a friend. We bought it of some...

I bought it with a friend. We bought it of some guy who clams to have 80 tons (yes) in Ariel parts....

2 problems:
- He wants prices like everything is 100%. It's not. Not even close as you can...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-14-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 225,234
Posted By MIOB
I bought another English bike: ...

I bought another English bike:


http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Miob80/th_IMG_0318_zps6b79aad8.jpg (http://s1185.photobucket.com/user/Miob80/media/IMG_0318_zps6b79aad8.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Australia 08-12-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,098
Posted By MIOB
I am notsure if it ouwld harm my case if I did. I...

I am notsure if it ouwld harm my case if I did. I still need to contatc the right people, which is a bit hard with the time difference and a very high workload at my day job.

The cloting company...
Forum: Australia 08-10-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,098
Posted By MIOB
I get your point. There is a big difference...

I get your point. There is a big difference though. I don't even mind that much when people download a photo and print it for their own use. But they took the photo and decided to use it to make...
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