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Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 07:37 AM
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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: 1,357
Views: 265,508
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: 1,357
Views: 265,508
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: 1,357
Views: 265,508
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: 46
Views: 4,730
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: 1,001
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: 1,406
Views: 201,332
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.
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1,657
Views: 159,973
Posted By Scrivens
I'd buy one. I had a serious look at the TU250...

I'd buy one. I had a serious look at the TU250 before I bought the DR650 as there was a left-over model going very cheap, but it was a bit small for me as I have long legs. Occasionally an original...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1,657
Views: 159,973
Posted By Scrivens
I bought a new DR650 in February when I sold my...

I bought a new DR650 in February when I sold my last AJS 500. I've owned big Brit singles for over 40 years and the DR really is a great bike; have put 8000km on it so far. With government fees, 12...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,657
Views: 159,973
Posted By Scrivens
Yep, it's not only dull, but a grainy matte...

Yep, it's not only dull, but a grainy matte finish. It looks cheap and unfinished, very reminiscent of the grey bare metal filler/primer sprayed on before the colour coat. As I said, it's far worse...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 1,657
Views: 159,973
Posted By Scrivens
Just saw the Australian model in the showroom...

Just saw the Australian model in the showroom today. Horrible - it's a bland and very ugly matt silver/grey colour and looks like something from the old Eastern European bike manufacturers. Not the...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-02-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 14,970
Views: 8,362,608
Posted By Scrivens
Old Red is still kicking.

Old Red is still kicking.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-01-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 64,484
Posted By Scrivens
For those who have never seen one, a Vincent...

For those who have never seen one, a Vincent hillclimber:
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1,357
Views: 265,508
Posted By Scrivens
Quick update on the EJK tuner. I have put around...

Quick update on the EJK tuner. I have put around 1000km with it on the bike now and the tuner is worth the money in my opinion. It has made no difference to the fuel economy and in fact it might be...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By Scrivens
Lasertecs work well with Pommie frames and have...

Lasertecs work well with Pommie frames and have the sizes to suit - 100 on the front, 110 on the rear. Modern tyres tend to be a bit wider/rounder on the sidewalls, so check the clearance on the...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-17-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,528
Posted By Scrivens
Same here - I think it is one of the best looking...

Same here - I think it is one of the best looking bikes of the 60's and I also lusted after one for years until I found out they were as rare as hens' teeth. I've still got a photo of Floyd Clymer...
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,357
Views: 265,508
Posted By Scrivens
I installed an EJK EFI tuner a week or so back,...

I installed an EJK EFI tuner a week or so back, and have done about 500km with it so far. It comes pre-configured with a "Stage 1" setup - basically only an increase in the "acceleration" fuelling -...
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3,026
Views: 490,821
Posted By Scrivens
I've got H&B gear on my W800 (use their stuff on...

I've got H&B gear on my W800 (use their stuff on all my bikes) and it is very well made, but also rather pricey. I had the Junior 30 bags but recently got a set of H&B Gobi top loaders. Much more...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 95,578
Views: 17,967,773
Posted By Scrivens
Out with Ed again today. ...

Out with Ed again today.

http://waltech.com.au/stuff/BikePics/Forum_Photos_files/Media/May_15_2014_12/May_15_2014_12.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 1,357
Views: 265,508
Posted By Scrivens
At Cape Jervis with Ed and Don, Kangaroo Island...

At Cape Jervis with Ed and Don, Kangaroo Island in the background. Managed to miss the rain for most of the day and did a bit over 300km for the run.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 06:12 PM
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Views: 17,967,773
Posted By Scrivens
Some pics from last week taken by my mate Ed...

Some pics from last week taken by my mate Ed (Honda 230) on a run near the Murray River.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,177
Posted By Scrivens
I'll have a word with a couple of vintage bike...

I'll have a word with a couple of vintage bike shops in the next week or so see if it can be done at a reasonable figure. I looked into privately importing a Velo last year and the shipping was...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,177
Posted By Scrivens
Prettiest unit Triumph made I think, especially...

Prettiest unit Triumph made I think, especially the red/white combo that was sold here in 1970. Same style as your red/silver paint job. I've been looking for a very good Daytona/T100 or a BSA Star...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,159
Posted By Scrivens
Here you go, out of the archives: ...

Here you go, out of the archives:

http://waltech.com.au/stuff/BikePics/Forum_Photos_files/Media/page%2001/page%2001.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-31-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 71,505
Posted By Scrivens
Any oil that goes into the engine gets burnt so...

Any oil that goes into the engine gets burnt so it is factored into whatever oil/petrol ratio the bike is set for - again, a pretty minute amount when kicking the bike over. Operational speed of the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-31-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 7,096
Views: 3,224,482
Posted By Scrivens
I think it fits the GW. Aside from looks, it does...

I think it fits the GW. Aside from looks, it does brace the short guard, and if you have a vibey bike, unbraced guards can break at the rivets/bolts on the fork mount. BTDT.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-30-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 71,505
Posted By Scrivens
You probably wouldn't get much oil from the pump...

You probably wouldn't get much oil from the pump by turning the engine over with the kickstarter as it delivers at anywhere between 1:25 and 1:50 depending on what Suzuki used on that bike - around a...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-29-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 201,332
Posted By Scrivens
Love it. Great bikes too, my K100RS was one of my...

Love it. Great bikes too, my K100RS was one of my favourite Beemers.

And a couple more Villiers-engined twins:

AJS Stormer

http://classic-motorbikes.net/images/gallery/ajs-stormer.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 95,578
Views: 17,967,773
Posted By Scrivens
You really need to get out more. Well,...

You really need to get out more.



Well, seeing you must have data to compare it to to back up your claim, put it up. I'll listen.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-28-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 201,332
Posted By Scrivens
And a couple of others: Royal Enfield Turbo...

And a couple of others:

Royal Enfield Turbo Twin

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a3/Royal_Enfield_Turbo_Twin_Cropped.jpg

Norman B4:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-28-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 1,406
Views: 201,332
Posted By Scrivens
Re-badging; you can always do it for a joke. My...

Re-badging; you can always do it for a joke. My W800:

http://waltech.com.au/stuff/BikePics/Forum_Photos_files/Media/w800/w800.jpg

and (vintage Brit thread content) the badge is from one of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 95,578
Views: 17,967,773
Posted By Scrivens
And you are unlikely to. You can whack any sort...

And you are unlikely to. You can whack any sort of carb on the bike and as long as the jetting etc is within a fairly wide tolerance band, it will run properly. Swapping carbs is common in the non-DR...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 95,578
Views: 17,967,773
Posted By Scrivens
Lost me on that one. I've been fiddling with the...

Lost me on that one. I've been fiddling with the carb and so on out of curiosity more than anything, to test some of the claims made in this thread. Most of my tuning work has been on standard slide...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 95,578
Views: 17,967,773
Posted By Scrivens
I was thinking about the airbox door and will...

I was thinking about the airbox door and will give it a go at some point. I'm used to induction noise, so that's not a problem but I do ride in the rain a lot and will have to make sure the filter...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,786
Posted By Scrivens
For just pottering around, the SR400. I've loved...

For just pottering around, the SR400. I've loved singles all my life and that's what they are best at. Despite the current fad for power and ccs, a 750 twin is still a big bike (remember the Norton...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 95,578
Views: 17,967,773
Posted By Scrivens
Yes, the heavy fuel consumption is a penalty of...

Yes, the heavy fuel consumption is a penalty of leaving the airbox body untouched. That's what I meant by 'going all the way'. With the snorkel alone removed, the mixture is still too rich and rich...
Forum: Road warriors 03-26-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,786
Posted By Scrivens
Depends what you are used to I suppose; notice I...

Depends what you are used to I suppose; notice I said 'feels smaller' and it is the W800 which is smaller than the new Bonnie. See them alongside each other and the size difference is very...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 95,578
Views: 17,967,773
Posted By Scrivens
I thought it might be as the stacks I've come...

I thought it might be as the stacks I've come across in modern boxes have all been attached to the inlet before the air filter. After all the fooling around with my bike the gains, though evident,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 95,578
Views: 17,967,773
Posted By Scrivens
Good read. The old still air boxes were also used...

Good read. The old still air boxes were also used to maintain a stable pressure for CV carbs. The Poisson effect is more or less what happens with a velo stack on an old carb, the resistance metering...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 95,578
Views: 17,967,773
Posted By Scrivens
Something else for discussion - the snorkel. ...

Something else for discussion - the snorkel.

I've been riding and tuning singles for over 40 years, mainly British marques with AMAL carbs. In the case of the DR650, what is Suzuki's purpose of...
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