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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 284,976
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, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1,915
Views: 209,601
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...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-19-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,373
Posted By Scrivens
That 1-2 3-4 gap is is normal. PITA riding in...

That 1-2 3-4 gap is is normal. PITA riding in tight twisty stuff as you end up revving the nuts off them in 2nd as 3rd is too high. The AJS/Matchless 350s were sportier than the 500s, go quite fast...
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 284,976
Posted By Scrivens
The comment on CVs and pods was more of a general...

The comment on CVs and pods was more of a general one as it is pretty common to see it done on bobbed and cafed older bikes now.

The tuner is worthwhile and not all that expensive in the scheme of...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-18-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 76,526
Posted By Scrivens
Go for the blue. There are bugger-all RAAF bikes...

Go for the blue. There are bugger-all RAAF bikes around but lots of real or faux army jobs. Could be nice in that "pink" desert colour, but a Norton mightn't like being associated with the Brown Jobs.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-18-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,373
Posted By Scrivens
Forgot the iron head. KLG F220/250 or Champion...

Forgot the iron head. KLG F220/250 or Champion L10 were standard, so NGK B6/7/8HN/HS or Champion L62R or L81 would do the job. The B7HS is probably the most common one used. The L82 is slightly...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 284,976
Posted By Scrivens
I recently sold the Staintune I had on my DR650...

I recently sold the Staintune I had on my DR650 as it was too loud even with the mute and it had a very irritating sharp tone that got old real quick. Beautifully made, good power using their...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 284,976
Posted By Scrivens
You can buy the plug alone from other makers if...

You can buy the plug alone from other makers if that's all you want/need. Does the same thing as XiEDs if you have had anything to do with Harleys.

You can remove the snorkle but the only effect...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 284,976
Posted By Scrivens
You can put the baffles back in without much...

You can put the baffles back in without much trouble. I pulled mine, made a few alterations to them, cut the remnants of the drilled out flange off the pipe and baffle, welded a nut about 2" in from...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 284,976
Posted By Scrivens
If you just want noise, get a small drill bit and...

If you just want noise, get a small drill bit and drill out the metal in the gap between the inner and outer pipes in the tailpipe, pull the baffles and save yourself $2K. Best thing to do with the...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,373
Posted By Scrivens
Magneto ignition = no coils.

Magneto ignition = no coils.
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 284,976
Posted By Scrivens
The only thing I can suggest is wrapping some...

The only thing I can suggest is wrapping some protecting tape around the rubber stalk and using some vise grips on it. Going to be tricky tough as it is a threaded sleeve, not a nut, and you'll need...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 284,976
Posted By Scrivens
The W800 bars have the welded plug weights - and...

The W800 bars have the welded plug weights - and they weigh about 5kg. Heaviest bars I've ever come across. I replaced mine with a set of genuine mid 60's Triumph bars and while they do have a few...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-14-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,373
Posted By Scrivens
As a long term Matchless/AJS owner, I can say...

As a long term Matchless/AJS owner, I can say that starting the earlier ones is a bit of a knack and each bike has its own oddities. Once the bike's particular method is found they start first or...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-10-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By Scrivens
They were the probably the zippiest of the...

They were the probably the zippiest of the 90-100cc bikes at the time and lovely looking too. A quick look on ebay shows quite a few good rotary valves for $5-$20 so buy a couple of spares if you get...
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 284,976
Posted By Scrivens
I do a lot of night riding and to me, my...

I do a lot of night riding and to me, my (correctly aimed/adjusted) W800 headlight is about average. It has a similar depth and spread to my DR650's light on low beam, high beam is a bit better but...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 1,915
Views: 209,601
Posted By Scrivens
Shouldn't be a problem. It's had at least half...

Shouldn't be a problem. It's had at least half the full amount and that's enough to keep it running nicely. If you didn't get any signs of the piston nipping up - tight running, slight drop in power,...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-28-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,071
Posted By Scrivens
My '67 MkIII Spitfire ...

My '67 MkIII Spitfire


http://waltech.com.au/stuff/BikePics/Forum_Photos_files/Media/Spitfire%201st%20Run%2008/Spitfire%201st%20Run%2008.jpg
...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By Scrivens
Have a look on eBay for the Garmin cigarette...

Have a look on eBay for the Garmin cigarette lighter power cable; the Chinese knock-offs are about $5. Cut the wires at the lighter leaving the fuse in the line, (or add one to the (+) wire if the...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-25-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1,518
Views: 226,135
Posted By Scrivens
Thanks for the comments; it's a '67 MkIII...

Thanks for the comments; it's a '67 MkIII Spitfire Special. It has a MAP oil filter and a few other modern things like electronic ignition, hi-tech coils and a solid state rec/reg to keep it going. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-19-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 1,518
Views: 226,135
Posted By Scrivens
Another few days work to go... ...

Another few days work to go...

http://waltech.com.au/stuff/BikePics/Forum_Photos_files/Media/BSA%2019Aug/BSA%2019Aug.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 08-10-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By Scrivens
Hepco & Becker make a complete replacement lock...

Hepco & Becker make a complete replacement lock (HB-700107) for the old Krauser bags for about $30 including the keys. Not cheap if you did 4 of them I suppose, but if your old locks are getting...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-06-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15,367
Views: 8,885,720
Posted By Scrivens
http://waltech.com.au/stuff/BikePics/Forum_Photos_...

http://waltech.com.au/stuff/BikePics/Forum_Photos_files/Media/BSA%20Spitfire%20pics%2001/BSA%20Spitfire%20pics%2001.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-04-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,950
Posted By Scrivens
Correct. I blew the big end shells and cracked a...

Correct. I blew the big end shells and cracked a piston on my '68 BSA B25 in 1973 and there were no parts to be had in Australia, even though the bikes were still being sold the previous year. The...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,716
Posted By Scrivens
Yep, buy a used one. They are pretty bulletproof...

Yep, buy a used one. They are pretty bulletproof and often have stuff all miles on them used. Mine was 5 years old and had done 8000km and I picked it up for less than half the cost of a new one. The...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-31-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By Scrivens
The MAP looks very neat and my only concern with...

The MAP looks very neat and my only concern with them is the size. They look to be about the same size as the filters I used on the AJS but the old singles have less oil circulating.

My brother is...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-30-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By Scrivens
Thanks fellows. I've been on Britbike but there...

Thanks fellows. I've been on Britbike but there is surprisingly little about the filters for the earlier A65s apart from a few pics of them in situ. Not even any links to suppliers and a google...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-30-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By Scrivens
67 BSA Spitfire MkIII oil filter?

I have a MkIII Spitfire on the way and want to fit an oil filter kit. Not a lot of (useful) info on the net about them, so a few questions:

Which is preferable (or does it matter) - MAP or the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By Scrivens
I have 2 x 35W Cree LED spots and Oxford grips on...

I have 2 x 35W Cree LED spots and Oxford grips on my 2014 DR and that is too much for the alternator if run at the same time. I have a switch to turn on one spot only, which works OK if you are above...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,369
Posted By Scrivens
If you don't mind the looks, weld a 4" to 6"...

If you don't mind the looks, weld a 4" to 6" tailpipe section to the muffler outlet. That extra length of pipe will kill the noise a fair bit and not affect performance noticeably. Like this one,...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-22-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,518
Views: 226,135
Posted By Scrivens
Ooh. The original Tonkin Tempest. Hate to even...

Ooh. The original Tonkin Tempest. Hate to even think what the price of one of those would be. I prefer the naked BSA badged one, but I do like the fairing he makes:
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 98,683
Views: 18,819,695
Posted By Scrivens
Any Australian DR owners want a full near new...

Any Australian DR owners want a full near new Staintune system? Just put mine up in the Flea Market:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24649159&postcount=108
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 284,976
Posted By Scrivens
That's very funny. There's a farm up in the hills...

That's very funny. There's a farm up in the hills here where the sheep move to another paddock by themselves every couple of days, hundreds of them walking up a narrow gravel road. All you can do is...
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 284,976
Posted By Scrivens
You know it's winter when there's moss on the...

You know it's winter when there's moss on the roads.

http://waltech.com.au/stuff/BikePics/Forum_Photos_files/Media/moss/moss.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 284,976
Posted By Scrivens
They may get there yet. I suspect the problem is...

They may get there yet. I suspect the problem is that Kawasaki are already selling the full production in their existing markets and can't ramp it up to cater for US sales. They tend to sell here as...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 284,976
Posted By Scrivens
Here you go. Hepco & Becker, have used them on...

Here you go. Hepco & Becker, have used them on all my bikes for some years now.

http://waltech.com.au/stuff/BikePics/Forum_Photos_files/Media/20120316-bracket03/20120316-bracket03.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 284,976
Posted By Scrivens
Another update on the EJK tuner. A bit over...

Another update on the EJK tuner. A bit over 2000km with it now and a few more mods in the meantime. Having been playing with the carb setup on my DR650 over the last few months I decided to give the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-28-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 14,147
Posted By Scrivens
I owned a GT550 for a few years. Bought it new...

I owned a GT550 for a few years. Bought it new and it was a very nice bike, although with the Bromlechs on it I managed to get around 25mpg at times. I'm interested to find out how you are going to...
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,232
Posted By Scrivens
Could be the tyres, especially if they are worn a...

Could be the tyres, especially if they are worn a bit and are flatter on the crown than your GS's. Try a set of Pilot Roads - PR3s or 4s - I've found them to be very good for lightening up the...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-14-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 1,518
Views: 226,135
Posted By Scrivens
I saw Eric in action on the Vinnie many times in...

I saw Eric in action on the Vinnie many times in the late 60's and early 70's. Amazing sight and sound. One of the highlights of Bathurst and I can remember looking it over in the pits around 1969.
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