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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-28-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,332
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, 03:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,009
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 10-27-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,009
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 10-27-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,009
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, 09:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,150
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, 12:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 705
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, 03:21 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 82,059
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, 03:17 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 82,059
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, 02:30 AM
Replies: 4,278
Views: 571,602
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, 06:36 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 9,585
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, 05:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,804
Posted By ADV8
Yes from Mainz, not far from Frankfurt.

Yes from Mainz, not far from Frankfurt.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-25-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By ADV8
Apparently its a chest of draws.

Apparently its a chest of draws.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-25-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,804
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, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 705
Posted By ADV8
This perhaps. ...

This perhaps.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=842005
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-25-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 705
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, 04:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,372
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, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2,230
Views: 294,496
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: The Garage 10-18-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
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, 05:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,467
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, 05:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,467
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, 03:52 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 51,717
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, 02:49 AM
Replies: 641
Views: 174,042
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...
Forum: The Garage 10-13-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By ADV8
What supports the pipe beyond that bracket and...

What supports the pipe beyond that bracket and does it have any rubberised fixing.

It looks like stainless steel, maybe the factory does not use a purge at construction, a lot of joints are a...
Forum: Australia 10-12-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 15,560
Posted By ADV8
I wonder if it is the same company that has over...

I wonder if it is the same company that has over $2000 of mine, no itinerary of the trip after 8 + months waiting and does not return emails.
(no names of course)
Forum: The Garage 10-12-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By ADV8
Three posts in one day, not good. Read this....

Three posts in one day, not good.

Read this.
Looks to be USD forks but the principle is the same for conventional RWU forks.
...
Forum: The Garage 10-12-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By ADV8
Here is a google pic of the DR200 damper rod, it...

Here is a google pic of the DR200 damper rod, it shows the top out spring.
That spring comes in to action at full extension making for a soft top out.

If a spacer is added at that position to...
Forum: The Garage 10-12-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By ADV8
Google shows that as a leading axle long travel...

Google shows that as a leading axle long travel fork, a more road based fork with less travel might have saved some work and look better.

Shorter springs will only reduce the static ride height...
Forum: Australia 10-11-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 15,560
Posted By ADV8
Crazy thread, can't imagine not stopping if...

Crazy thread, can't imagine not stopping if someone was broken down.
You meet plenty of folk out and about, don't have any bad stories, its all good, even when I got towed into Timber Creek by a...
Forum: The Garage 10-11-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2,230
Views: 294,496
Posted By ADV8
You never know, sent them off to Sunbeam S7/S8...

You never know, sent them off to Sunbeam S7/S8 specialists Stewart Engineering in Poole who will farm the jobs out me thinks.
Forum: The Garage 10-11-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2,230
Views: 294,496
Posted By ADV8
Pressed a new bush into the half time pinion and...

Pressed a new bush into the half time pinion and reamed it for clearance at under 0.001"


http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/manurewa/1949%20Sunbeam%20S7%20Deluxe/Sunbeam%20Misc/IMG_1237.jpg...
Forum: The Garage 10-10-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,187
Posted By ADV8
Pretty hard to argue with that. My rotary table...

Pretty hard to argue with that.
My rotary table cost 2/3's of what the RF30 cost in 1985.
Add another $1000 for accessories straight away.
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,475
Posted By ADV8
Exactly. It's fairly simple, if you are one...

Exactly.

It's fairly simple, if you are one of those people who rely on a shop to look after your motorcycle best you stick with something new.
If on the other hand you have the ability to look...
Forum: The Garage 10-07-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By ADV8
I would fly and ride though, nothing adventured,...

I would fly and ride though, nothing adventured, nothing gained.
A born again biker on a tank, what could go wrong, not the final drive anyway. :lol3
Forum: The Garage 10-07-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By ADV8
I removed the bit about U Ship before hitting the...

I removed the bit about U Ship before hitting the 'submit button.

The first bike I brought in the USA was taken care of (and use that term loosely) by a Australian based shipper (transport within...
Forum: The Garage 10-07-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By ADV8
If you want drama free transport think about the...

If you want drama free transport think about the bigger companies.
I have used JC Motors three times, the 18 wheeler rolls up, picks the bike up and delivers it with online tracking.
The site has a...
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,187
Posted By ADV8
Could it done on a rigid machine,yes but that...

Could it done on a rigid machine,yes but that would exude most modern drill presses.
The top and bottom triple would have to be bored stacked together to get any form of accuracy to each other and...
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2,230
Views: 294,496
Posted By ADV8
Lately and today. Machined a dummy bearing...

Lately and today.

Machined a dummy bearing to set the crankshaft end float on two Norton Commando engines.


http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/manurewa/Commando%20misc/IMG_1049.jpg

Did...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-30-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1,547
Views: 236,143
Posted By ADV8
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/manurewa/19...

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/manurewa/1971%20Norton%20Commando/IMG_0138_zpsf6fcc8f2.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 920
Views: 151,484
Posted By ADV8
Exactly, one reason I posted years ago about the...

Exactly, one reason I posted years ago about the excess clearance at the inner spigot.
If the wheel is bolted up with the cush drive rubbers removed the carrier can have axial play off the show room...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-29-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 438,682
Posted By ADV8
The sign at the beginning of the Creb Track said...

The sign at the beginning of the Creb Track said treacherous if wet, that dot is a head light on the way up to the highest point , 9:30 PM iirc.


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