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Adam-T

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Re: A New Use For Your Old Box?!
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2013, 07:40:22 AM »

Motorbikes are much more fun.

Yeah, don`t get started there ! (from leaky British heaps to 180Mph Kawasakis) , it`ll end up like the T-Shirt thread .. I loved Bikes
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Re: A New Use For Your Old Box?!
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2013, 04:18:57 PM »

Motorbikes are much more fun.

Yeah, don`t get started there ! (from leaky British heaps to 180Mph Kawasakis) , it`ll end up like the T-Shirt thread .. I loved Bikes

Leaky British Motorbikes!
A few years ago I had an Enfield. A Car drew up beside me and the driver said " that's a model made in India" I said "How do you know?" He said  " Because there's no bloody oil on the floor"
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Re: A New Use For Your Old Box?!
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2013, 12:13:31 AM »

Wasn't it the Velocette that you could follow home an hour later by following the trail...?  Always used to say you know Velo's out of oil when it stoppped dribbling out.  I'd still love a Venom or Viper - I remember the wonderful sound that even the MAC models made.

I'm told that the "retro" Triumph models are leaktight because they have horizontally split crankcases.  Maybe that's true of them when they leave the factory, but I never had leaks from a vertically split casing - you had to grind them on glass or a surface plate, though.  The only bits I couldn't get to seal were the pushrod tubes.  Always carried a cloth and wiped them whilst still hot and then rubbed over the outer aluminium casings as it helped to stop them tarnishing.

I must be going over the hill - I get urges to buy a T100S (short legs) even when the sun isn't shining...

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Re: A New Use For Your Old Box?!
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2013, 07:27:25 AM »

I had a Triumph Speed Twin , it leaked a little like Chanson bellows. The biggest bastard was the sprung hub for suspension. Lean over on corners a little too much and wallop! It was climb out of the hedge time.
  Don't even think about taking one of those things apart. My Mum never forgave me for all the Shrapnel marks on walls and ceiling and me hospitalised for two days.
Melodeon bellows of course are a lot safer, unless you suddenly find you have a bench full of levers and springs and not sure how to put them back. That really is serious!
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