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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,215
Posted By Doug Mclaren
I can't get a word in edgeways due to all the...

I can't get a word in edgeways due to all the voices in my head.
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 818
Views: 233,726
Posted By Doug Mclaren
Sport 1100i

Had a ride around Northumberland and County Durham this afternoon, taking advantage of the autumn sunshine.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e377/DMcLaren/1_zps5deee6df.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 08-04-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,820
Posted By Doug Mclaren
What about a solo saddle, this is what was on my...

What about a solo saddle, this is what was on my 1980 R65 when I got it.


http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e377/DMcLaren/R65/Rear_zps87c85c04.jpg...
Forum: Airheads 04-28-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By Doug Mclaren
Sorted !

Well, I went for a 20min ride after work tonight and got it nice and hot, set tick-over, balanced carbs and everything seems to be fine.

Thanks to all for your help and suggestions.
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By Doug Mclaren
Thanks for the replies everyone. I'll get the...

Thanks for the replies everyone. I'll get the bike nice and hot as you suggest and go from there. The advance mechanism should be OK as I took it out of the bean can, thoroughly cleaned it and just...
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By Doug Mclaren
Thanks for that Stan, I'm not familiar with the...

Thanks for that Stan, I'm not familiar with the plug shorting technique but I will certainly investigate further.
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By Doug Mclaren
It's rising right up to about 3,000. If I stop...

It's rising right up to about 3,000. If I stop the engine and restart it'll idle at about 1000 to 1100 which would seem reasonable but as soon as I give the throttle a twist the revs pick up and will...
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By Doug Mclaren
High idle R65

Hi. I have a 1981 R65 which has a bit of an idling problem. I've replaced the plugs, caps, points and condensor, cleaned and lightly lubed the advance. New gaskets and o rings in the carbs, new pilot...
Forum: Airheads 03-10-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,366
Posted By Doug Mclaren
Hi Rob. No, I've had the Le-Mans for 16 years...

Hi Rob. No, I've had the Le-Mans for 16 years now, funnily enough I had been looking at an R80 ST at the time and thought that the seller wanted a bit much for it due to the condition it was in, this...
Forum: Airheads 03-09-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,366
Posted By Doug Mclaren
Well I don't think things have changed a great...

Well I don't think things have changed a great deal since your time over here Sculptd, still massive amounts of unemployment with lots of manufacturers using cheap overseas labour. Middlesbrough...
Forum: Airheads 03-09-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,366
Posted By Doug Mclaren
Thanks for that, what are the bushes made from,...

Thanks for that, what are the bushes made from, is it phosphor bronze or will Delrin suffice? I've got bits of both lying about in my garage so I can turn them in my lathe but it's it lot easier to...
Forum: Airheads 03-08-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,366
Posted By Doug Mclaren
Thanks for that comment about the stand, I...

Thanks for that comment about the stand, I wondered why it was a right pig to get it on and off. I will sort that out asap.
Forum: Airheads 03-08-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,366
Posted By Doug Mclaren
I reckon you've nailed it rambozo, just did a...

I reckon you've nailed it rambozo, just did a quick Google search for Rickman fairings and there are a few that are very similar to mine.
Forum: Airheads 03-08-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,366
Posted By Doug Mclaren
No manufacturers label that I can see but it...

No manufacturers label that I can see but it appears to be very well made, the mounting brackets are very hefty, I wonder if it's an old Oxford Products fairing from late 70's early 80's.
Forum: Airheads 03-08-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,366
Posted By Doug Mclaren
Scratched an itch.

Hi all. I've had an itch for a while that I've finally been able to scratch. I've always liked the looks of airheads and have managed to get my mitts on a 1981 R65. It's in reasonable condition and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-18-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 5,103
Views: 980,996
Posted By Doug Mclaren
It is a small world stuj, you fellas are...

It is a small world stuj, you fellas are currently moving large modules from the company next door to my workplace in Gateshead, look out for my winter hack Guzzi V65.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,684
Posted By Doug Mclaren
Twenty years ago, to offset the boredom of a 4...

Twenty years ago, to offset the boredom of a 4 hour flight I bought "Bike" magazine at Manchester airport. In the magazine was a brief report and a couple of photos of the, then new, Ducati 900...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-29-2013, 02:23 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 50,391
Posted By Doug Mclaren
Nice Work

I've just spent an enjoyable hour reading this entire thread, your bike looks great Roy. It's always nice to see a well documented and informative rebuild.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-07-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 715
Posted By Doug Mclaren
Nice vid, love those roads in the borders,...

Nice vid, love those roads in the borders, especially round Hawick, A68 and Military Road.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-01-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 816
Posted By Doug Mclaren
According to Guzziology the 470mm swinging arm is...

According to Guzziology the 470mm swinging arm is off a Cali 2 or 3. As you say, the T3 should have a 390mm swinging arm as did many of the late 70's/early 80's models. Have you considered just...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 233,726
Posted By Doug Mclaren
Here's my 1977 MK1 Le-Mans and my 1981 MK2. ...

Here's my 1977 MK1 Le-Mans and my 1981 MK2.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e377/DMcLaren/352127798133_0_ALB.jpg
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e377/DMcLaren/DSCF0001.jpg

These are a...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-03-2010, 08:17 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 83,055
Posted By Doug Mclaren
The mounting bracket is the same but the stand is...

The mounting bracket is the same but the stand is different. This is my 4th roundfin Guzzi so I have lots of bits and pieces lying around, in fact I'm constantly surprised at what turns up!
Forum: Old's Cool 05-03-2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 83,055
Posted By Doug Mclaren
Side stand and mounting bracket is one I had...

Side stand and mounting bracket is one I had lying around, if my failing memory serves me it's off an early Le-Mans.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-02-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 83,055
Posted By Doug Mclaren
A 1981 MK2 Le-Mans which I got off everyones...

A 1981 MK2 Le-Mans which I got off everyones favourite auction site last December. It was in a million bits and hadn't run since 1989.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e377/DMcLaren/Then.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-06-2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 245,627
Posted By Doug Mclaren
This is how my G5 ended up after a bit tinkering....

This is how my G5 ended up after a bit tinkering. Now sold.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e377/DMcLaren/825107798133_0_ALB.jpg



As you may gather, I'm a bit keen on Guzzis. Here's my...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-06-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 245,627
Posted By Doug Mclaren
Here's mine, a 1977 Le-Mans. It's my daily...

Here's mine, a 1977 Le-Mans. It's my daily commuter hence it's patina of road salt and random crap.


http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e377/DMcLaren/352127798133_0_ALB.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 07-27-2008, 10:29 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 139,588
Posted By Doug Mclaren
Superb !!

Superb !!
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