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Forum: The Garage 07-09-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,112
Posted By Andy-Gadget
The Sport1100 is next door, the Mille GT is still...

The Sport1100 is next door, the Mille GT is still on its way back from Europe after spending 6 months touring, Currently digging out the back of the garage to find room for the nine bikes coming from...
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,112
Posted By Andy-Gadget
What, like this? ...

What, like this?

http://andy-gadget.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/My-garage/i-4nBmWMs/0/M/IMG_0534-M.jpg
http://andy-gadget.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/My-garage/i-7T2BwCw/0/M/IMG_0532-M.jpg
Forum: The Garage 07-05-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,112
Posted By Andy-Gadget
Here is a steel sheet self supporting work bench...

Here is a steel sheet self supporting work bench I have used on a big farm I worked on, and used when I finally set up my home workshop.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-25-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 1,499
Views: 223,832
Posted By Andy-Gadget
Last year, around the Manx GP. ...

Last year, around the Manx GP.
http://andy-gadget.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/IOM-Classic-motorcycle-show/i-bzpdML9/0/XL/IMG_4515-XL.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By Andy-Gadget
After squeaking through numerous museums in...

After squeaking through numerous museums in Europe last year, I got desperate and tried some silicon based spray I carry with me for helmet visor cleaning and rain treatment, Mr Sheen, on the boots,...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-19-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15,333
Views: 8,848,516
Posted By Andy-Gadget
http://andy-gadget.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Goodwoo...

http://andy-gadget.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Goodwood/i-2P9D6QT/0/X3/IMG_4775-X3.jpg
http://andy-gadget.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Goodwood/i-S9Wcmds/0/X3/IMG_4776-X3.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-18-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,048
Posted By Andy-Gadget
My suggestion is to make it more user friendly,...

My suggestion is to make it more user friendly, replace the left bottom frame rail to fit a Cali side stand, and enjoy it.

I rode my Mille, Just Dan's old bike, around Europe last year, the R65...
Forum: Australia 06-08-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,676
Posted By Andy-Gadget
I don't think a chux as a prefilter would work...

I don't think a chux as a prefilter would work very well for long, as the types of filters are incompatible.
When I say incompatible, I mean as follows. All filters can be divided into two groups,...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-31-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 959
Posted By Andy-Gadget
My Goodwood experience from last year. ...

My Goodwood experience from last year.

Videos first.

http://andy-gadget.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Goodwood/i-8p5cLpQ/0/M/MVI_4752-M.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-19-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 853,074
Posted By Andy-Gadget
All things Laverda. ...

All things Laverda.

http://andy-gadget.smugmug.com/Travel/Breganze/i-HDZNDcp/0/L/IMG_3513-L.jpg
http://andy-gadget.smugmug.com/Travel/Breganze/i-kktkqHG/0/L/IMG_3516-L.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-17-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 62,277
Posted By Andy-Gadget
And I still haven't ridden it, the Italian...

And I still haven't ridden it, the Italian customs are being very... well, Italian, about the 1933 Triumph Silent scout in the container, and won't let it leave the country, for long winded story...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-27-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,341
Posted By Andy-Gadget
To understand the problem I have with this system...

To understand the problem I have with this system you must first understand the problems of measuring torque, and what is actually being measured.

The only important force here is the pressure...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-25-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 67,904
Posted By Andy-Gadget
It's function in this case was as a hammer, which...

It's function in this case was as a hammer, which it did well, just watch the back swing:evil
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-24-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 67,904
Posted By Andy-Gadget
Rear wheel bearings going west in Tarbor in the...

Rear wheel bearings going west in Tarbor in the Czeck republic, Friday afternoon, on a religous holiday, so nothing to be done until Monday morning.

The scene outside the bearing shop on Monday...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,341
Posted By Andy-Gadget
No torque type preload will work with steering...

No torque type preload will work with steering head bearings for the following reason.

The adjustment nut, the nut just above the top bearing cone, is threaded into the central post of the triple...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 62,277
Posted By Andy-Gadget
For the same reason BMW persisted with tapered...

For the same reason BMW persisted with tapered roller wheel bearings for years, side car use.

The side (axial) load generated by the bike not leaning are huge, and normal shallow groove ball...
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,895
Posted By Andy-Gadget
Not to get defensive, but I am also a fitter...

Not to get defensive, but I am also a fitter machinist AND a marine engineer, steam ticketed, on the NWS gas buggies, so Hi.
But the problem with most notches isn't lubrication or lack of it, but...
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,895
Posted By Andy-Gadget
Did you read my post, it IS the rollers that...

Did you read my post, it IS the rollers that wear, or rather deform, not hearsay, measured.

Have YOU ever measured the races?
Or is it "visual" measurement.

Before I actually measured the...
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,895
Posted By Andy-Gadget
Leave the cups be, don't even give them a polish,...

Leave the cups be, don't even give them a polish, change the cones on the triple clamps only, for the following reasons!

In the early '90's, I was working as a tool maker, with access to every...
Forum: Australia 02-24-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 8,320
Views: 591,693
Posted By Andy-Gadget
Just got my motard XR650R going, by combining the...

Just got my motard XR650R going, by combining the best bits of a purchased, stalled, Motard project off a mate, and my touring XR....
Forum: Australia 02-23-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,923
Posted By Andy-Gadget
I rode a coke can Bol Dor F2B Honda with a single...

I rode a coke can Bol Dor F2B Honda with a single wheel trailer, belonging to a mate, around Mt Isa in the early '80's, and had some interesting experiences with it.

All the trailers pictured have...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-17-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 853,074
Posted By Andy-Gadget
Val Page also designed the Triumph sloper...

Val Page also designed the Triumph sloper singles, the Silent Scout model A, B and BS.

This is my Model B, 1933....
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 340,565
Posted By Andy-Gadget
Very well engineered, but a little fiddly to set...

Very well engineered, but a little fiddly to set up and adjust initially, I found the ridge line length to be critical to taking the tension off the mosquito net zip and giving "face" clearance...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 340,565
Posted By Andy-Gadget
Last year at the Spaghetti Rally in Victoria, A...

Last year at the Spaghetti Rally in Victoria, A rallyist and a zip Hennessey.
http://andy-gadget.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Spag-2013/i-5GrbV6J/0/M/IMG_0033-M.jpg

I tented at the rally, as I was...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-23-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,203
Posted By Andy-Gadget
In my opinion there is more "tunability" in a...

In my opinion there is more "tunability" in a Dellorto than in a Mikuni, this is both good and bad, as the effort required to get a Dellorto running correctly takes time a patience, not always in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,335
Posted By Andy-Gadget
You are correct about access, but my bias is more...

You are correct about access, but my bias is more towards keeping it dry while reasonably accessible, I started out with the tank bag way, and after killing a chemical SLR from moisture I went to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,335
Posted By Andy-Gadget
Pelican 1200 case, modified by fitting two...

Pelican 1200 case, modified by fitting two stainless shackles to the hing side webs, to allow it to be strapped on with access to the insides at any time.
I live in Tasmania, the "Pacific northwet"...
Forum: Australia 10-27-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 993
Posted By Andy-Gadget
They moved my Mille GT Guzzi from Melbourne to...

They moved my Mille GT Guzzi from Melbourne to Greece earlier this year, arrived in fine condition, so I can recommend them.

Being packed in Melbourne, they send you photos....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-27-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7,173
Views: 2,400,286
Posted By Andy-Gadget
http://andy-gadget.smugmug.com/Travel/uk/Whitby/i-...

http://andy-gadget.smugmug.com/Travel/uk/Whitby/i-5sbRPpZ/0/M/IMG_3112-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,306
Posted By Andy-Gadget
A video of Trapers Gap road from mountain creek...

A video of Trapers Gap road from mountain creek camp site.
<a href="<iframe frameborder=" 0"="" scrolling="no" width="640" height="360"...
Forum: Australia 10-25-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1,944
Views: 909,440
Posted By Andy-Gadget
A week to kill in the Victorian high coutry. ...

A week to kill in the Victorian high coutry.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=22638691#post22638691
http://andy-gadget.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Spag-2013/i-JHrQpSw/0/M/IMG_0037-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,306
Posted By Andy-Gadget
A week to kill in the Victorian high country

The Victorian Moto Guzzi club rally was on, the Spaghetti Rally, the week before the Australian MotoGP, I had been a club member for years when I lived in Melbourne, so a "north island" trip was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,136
Posted By Andy-Gadget
I have just returned from five months riding...

I have just returned from five months riding around Europe, and the most scary part was driving with a mate from London, who insisted on having long conversations on his phone, by blue tooth ear...
Forum: Australia 10-06-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 12,292
Posted By Andy-Gadget
One for me please, I voted for one, but this...

One for me please, I voted for one, but this doesn't register as actually organizing for one.

Will be as useful with my Kermit chair in low mode as with a Helinox chair.

Andy
Forum: Australia 10-05-2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By Andy-Gadget
Hi Dave, I did all eleven Cane Toads at Finch...

Hi Dave, I did all eleven Cane Toads at Finch Hatton Gorge, organized one, and assisted with others.

I went to my old photos and found these.

One for you Dave, you and Hazel at Lake...
Forum: Australia 10-04-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,823
Posted By Andy-Gadget
Re-engined with a 504 2.3 liter diesel, this...

Re-engined with a 504 2.3 liter diesel, this vehicle was on the Redex trial rerun, an analogue vehicle, it has a 5 speed transmission, manual, as well.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,336
Posted By Andy-Gadget
In Queensland, the early signs said "slow...

In Queensland, the early signs said "slow vehicles use the left lane", Australia remember, so we are on the other side, and this prompted the driver of the Morris minor running on three cylinders to...
Forum: Australia 10-02-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,823
Posted By Andy-Gadget
I in turn disagree, such precision isn't needed,...

I in turn disagree, such precision isn't needed, try 1,400,00 / 3.1, roughly 50,000, don't forget the whole significant figure rule in Maths.

This is why my watches are all analog, I want to know...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-02-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,267
Posted By Andy-Gadget
As has been said, optics are the problem, but can...

As has been said, optics are the problem, but can be overcome with some thinking outside the square.

My mainland bike, a bitser BMW boxer, has a HID setup that I like, at lot.
It is the standard...
Forum: Australia 10-01-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,175
Posted By Andy-Gadget
On Thursday nights boat over to the north island,...

On Thursday nights boat over to the north island, spag and GP, then back to the land of the corner.

http://andy-gadget.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Spag-12/i-GTWcDLf/0/M/IMG_1371-M.jpg
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