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Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 03:01 PM
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Posted By ADV8
All good. ...

All good.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/manurewa/1949%20Sunbeam%20S7%20Deluxe/5.jpg


http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/manurewa/1957%20Triumph%20Trophy%20TR6/IMG_0286.jpg
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Forum: Old's Cool 09-16-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1,519
Views: 226,491
Posted By ADV8
Yes two exactly 100 numbers apart, six 'Brit...

Yes two exactly 100 numbers apart, six 'Brit bikes in total from 1949 to 1974.
1973 / 1974 Triumph TR5T's come up for sale often, the one in your picture I remember on Ebay, a lot of the hard to...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-16-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 1,519
Views: 226,491
Posted By ADV8
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/manurewa/19...

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/manurewa/1974%20Triumph%20TR5T%20Trophy%20Trail/c371_zps48dc9ba3.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,501
Posted By ADV8
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Forum: Australia 10-06-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,087
Posted By ADV8
Hold that thought. In 2008 (Darwin) I was...

Hold that thought.
In 2008 (Darwin) I was looking at getting a new Buell Lightning AU$19500 on the road.
The same bike on the road in NZ was AU$16500 ?
Even a new DR650 was at least $1000...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 98,708
Views: 18,825,947
Posted By ADV8
Just lever it forward with a ring spanner using...

Just lever it forward with a ring spanner using the lip of the steel bracket that is right below the rear of the tank.
Think about putting a turn of rubber strip around the portion of front...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 98,708
Views: 18,825,947
Posted By ADV8
M8 / 1.25 mm pitch.

M8 / 1.25 mm pitch.
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 98,708
Views: 18,825,947
Posted By ADV8
Link to that needle spec please.

Link to that needle spec please.
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2012, 04:03 AM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 554,146
Posted By ADV8
Don't forget a mask being that $hit isn't exactly...

Don't forget a mask being that $hit isn't exactly loaded with vitamins. :D
Forum: Airheads 09-23-2012, 03:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,039
Posted By ADV8
I read this thread every now and again,not into...

I read this thread every now and again,not into all that BMW weirdness and secret rally hand shake stuff but this old bus seems to soldier on with Tuppence aboard.

...
Forum: Airheads 09-23-2012, 03:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,039
Posted By ADV8
Its like any old motorcycle,its worth it if you...

Its like any old motorcycle,its worth it if you can afford to get it running in a reliable and mechanically up to date manner.
Old bikes can bring a smile to your face due to old school...
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 98,708
Views: 18,825,947
Posted By ADV8
If you are worried about theft just get the...

If you are worried about theft just get the armoured mesh for the soft luggage.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-22-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,178
Posted By ADV8
http://www.classicsportbikesforsale.com/wordpress/...

http://www.classicsportbikesforsale.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/1976-Ducati-750-SS-Engine.jpeg
Forum: Thumpers 09-22-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 98,708
Views: 18,825,947
Posted By ADV8
Do you even need a rack to carry the Wolfman gear...

Do you even need a rack to carry the Wolfman gear ?

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/manurewa/IMG_2497.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 09-22-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,215
Posted By ADV8
I guess the ones mates had were Monday bikes,they...

I guess the ones mates had were Monday bikes,they were untouched bikes though until ejecting con rods etc.
Bit early but word is the Fastback has arrived at port for shipping to Australia.
It...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2012, 03:31 AM
Replies: 98,708
Views: 18,825,947
Posted By ADV8
Besides removing that black shield as already...

Besides removing that black shield as already mentioned lining the holes up is the same as the Safari tank.
See that steel bracket with the lip under the rear of the tank.
If you use something like...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-17-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,673
Posted By ADV8
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<iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/lAtFk3CFdYg" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>

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Forum: Old's Cool 09-17-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,673
Posted By ADV8
A boxer twin and a 90 degree V-Twin are totally...

A boxer twin and a 90 degree V-Twin are totally different to ride (imo)
The reality is if you take a test ride on a Moto Guzzi the answer will be a yes or no by the time you hit top gear.
Although...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 98,708
Views: 18,825,947
Posted By ADV8
The Royal Enfields went like clockwork. They...

The Royal Enfields went like clockwork.
They were a little like the DR650,less is more.

Time here is 3:18 PM Thursday,the 'boss and yours truly are stting in a cabana drinking Bintang beer by the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 98,708
Views: 18,825,947
Posted By ADV8
Three weeks ago. :D ...

Three weeks ago. :D

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/manurewa/This%20and%20That/a.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 09-07-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 15,367
Views: 8,888,701
Posted By ADV8
They were both good tourers,the GT750 a little...

They were both good tourers,the GT750 a little more refined.
Looks like a 1972 Kawasaki H2 750 in the not so common Pearl Candytone Gold.
Forum: Australia 09-07-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14,450
Views: 1,900,573
Posted By ADV8
That link is a bit long to read the whole thing. ...

That link is a bit long to read the whole thing.
Did anyone actually check the clearance on the inner spigot by fitting the wheel without the cush rubbers ?
Treat the cause not the symptom is all I...
Forum: Australia 09-07-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,049
Posted By ADV8
Pack and Send are good as one option over going...

Pack and Send are good as one option over going to the Post office.

http://www.packsend.com.au/

You have to wrap things in strong cardboard to allow for drongos or mishaps.
In saying that I...
Forum: Australia 09-07-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,507
Posted By ADV8
PS No wonder it was a bit sluggish for a 9 to 1...

PS
No wonder it was a bit sluggish for a 9 to 1 comp engine.
The bore had a 9 1/2 thou lip. :lol3
It rebored with a 'thou to spare.
Forum: Australia 09-07-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,507
Posted By ADV8
Update.

The head and cylinder got back from Martyn Adams in South Australia last week.
His work is excellent.
Bored + 0.020 " with Hepolite pistons.
Unleaded valve seat conversion and new guides with the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 98,708
Views: 18,825,947
Posted By ADV8
This is a Suzuki TL1000 but the DR650 looks the...

This is a Suzuki TL1000 but the DR650 looks the same (Has a smaller stator)

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/manurewa/ST2-1.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 98,708
Views: 18,825,947
Posted By ADV8
2 mm thick rubber strips under the clamps work...

2 mm thick rubber strips under the clamps work well also. (If it has that set up)
When I first rode the DR with the Utah plate I thought the sump oil plug had fallen out,it drummed that much.

If...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-06-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,215
Posted By ADV8
I said it then brought a 1971 Commando Fastback...

I said it then brought a 1971 Commando Fastback 750. :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 09-06-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 712
Views: 96,802
Posted By ADV8
Dan Brown's :evil Isn't it going to Winter...

Dan Brown's :evil
Isn't it going to Winter there soon ?
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 98,708
Views: 18,825,947
Posted By ADV8
I think you will be on your own. Fitting the...

I think you will be on your own.
Fitting the DR650 wheel to RMZ450 forks was the same (20 mm OD axle)
I flipped the DR axle 180 degree's and put a threaded collar in the R/H fork,it was fairly easy...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 98,708
Views: 18,825,947
Posted By ADV8
Walmart would charge to much and even theirs...

Walmart would charge to much and even theirs would probably have no taper like all the fancy versions available off the shelf.

$18 total spent..
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 62,542
Posted By ADV8
Being a 2007 model it was ready for a going over....

Being a 2007 model it was ready for a going over.
The old bus has come up looking pretty good with new tyres/tires (Pilot Pures) and a new chain and sprockets (15/44)
One thing noticed if small...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 98,708
Views: 18,825,947
Posted By ADV8
Whoops,forgot that. After that picture was...

Whoops,forgot that.
After that picture was taken I added a banjo bolt with the sensor.
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 98,708
Views: 18,825,947
Posted By ADV8
The RMZ450 has short levers stock and both sides...

The RMZ450 has short levers stock and both sides bolt up to the DR including the clutch cable,you loose the 'choke lever and mirror mounts.
I think the DRZ has the 11mm master cylinder like the RMZ...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-03-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,420
Posted By ADV8
My TR5T is a little behind schedule. I managed...

My TR5T is a little behind schedule.
I managed to save around 80% + of the original frame paint, a NOS but nicely weathered (sitting in a loft for 30 years) swing arm purchased from the UK will...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-31-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,215
Posted By ADV8
If you mean Commando's then the later the better...

If you mean Commando's then the later the better (850)
Stronger engine cases and con rods etc.
If you want drama go for a 750 Combat. :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 08-30-2012, 11:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,215
Posted By ADV8
Don't forget the Eldorado. Here is my original...

Don't forget the Eldorado.
Here is my original 1973.

A nice 76 T3 went for $2500 on eBay this week. (in storage since 1999)
The Norton in the video sold for over $15000.

<iframe...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 98,708
Views: 18,825,947
Posted By ADV8
The DR650 is LAMS approved simply because it is...

The DR650 is LAMS approved simply because it is rated at 34 HP stock (worldwide)
You could then open the air box,fit a pipe and pumper carburetor along with a 780 kit for over 50 HP and no one would...
Forum: Australia 08-30-2012, 02:11 AM
Replies: 14,450
Views: 1,900,573
Posted By ADV8
The problem is not the bearing but the design. ...

The problem is not the bearing but the design.
One single outer bearing.
One inner spigot on the sprocket carrier that locates on the wheel hub.
Add excess clearance at that spigot and the bearing...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-29-2012, 02:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,215
Posted By ADV8
Norton Commando 850. <iframe...

Norton Commando 850.

<iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/eX7zWqqGfgE" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>
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