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Forum: Old's Cool 08-19-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 15,197
Views: 8,667,599
Posted By Pigford
Don't think I've got the tools to maintain that...

Don't think I've got the tools to maintain that one, nowadays :cry
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,321
Posted By Pigford
Saw the photo - a Honda, what a surprise. ...

Saw the photo - a Honda, what a surprise.

First item: HELEMT LOCK Fail

Uselss as most helmets don't even have "D" rings nowadays, they seem to use locking buckles and clips that won't work...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-13-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By Pigford
Check ALL rubbers for air leaks. make 100% sure...

Check ALL rubbers for air leaks. make 100% sure ALL slides are returning.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-11-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,071
Posted By Pigford
Thumb Alrite lad - waytogo :evil

Alrite lad - waytogo :evil
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,214
Posted By Pigford
Thumb Think its a Slingshot "K" model - I had one a few...

Think its a Slingshot "K" model - I had one a few years back... fitted Dyna 2000 ignition & coils, a set of Mikuni RS36 flatslides and that bike flew :eek1

Only downside was at higher speeds it...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,032
Posted By Pigford
In the UK its 1.0mm limit for bikes .... and...

In the UK its 1.0mm limit for bikes .... and 1.6mm for cars - over at least 3/4 of the tread pattern.

This is a minimum and something I always thought as strange as a bike is more reliant on tyre...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-27-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15,197
Views: 8,667,599
Posted By Pigford
If she's anything like my "better half" it ran...

If she's anything like my "better half" it ran out of fuel - so she's looking for a man to fill it up for her :deal
Forum: Old's Cool 07-27-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,893
Posted By Pigford
EXCELLENT - Lovin' the exhaust clamps :clap ...

EXCELLENT - Lovin' the exhaust clamps :clap

I have an OIF T120 with a TR6R motor - fantastic little bike....


http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/markwakz1a/IMGP1821.jpg


.... only...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-27-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,500
Posted By Pigford
As all the comments above - kept in reasonable...

As all the comments above - kept in reasonable condition they're pretty reliable and if you have a bit of mechanical knowledge, will usually struggle on and get you home even if things ain't 100% -...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,560
Posted By Pigford
He obviously wants a bike with a bit of character...

He obviously wants a bike with a bit of character - so that ones not in the running either :huh


And.........



....... uhummmmm :deal
Forum: 2 smokers 07-20-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,736
Posted By Pigford
A 2-smoke needs seperate pipes - 3:1 is a No-No...

A 2-smoke needs seperate pipes - 3:1 is a No-No :deal

I had a GT750A back in the early 80's - superb machine, great noises from the AllSpeed pipes I fitted :wink:

Keep the photo's coming :clap
Forum: 2 smokers 07-13-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By Pigford
Yep - surprised it runs so good anyhow :wink: ...

Yep - surprised it runs so good anyhow :wink: I'll just ride her for a bit, then see how she fares before dipping into the piggy-bank :huh
Forum: 2 smokers 07-13-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By Pigford
S3A - Kawasaki 400 Triple

This little triple now resides in me garage :clap

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/markwakz1a/Photo0529_zpsb82c7dc6.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 515,026
Posted By Pigford
Don't use Scotchbrite - it can and will scratch...

Don't use Scotchbrite - it can and will scratch chrome :deal

Get some specific Tar Remover from an auto shop - works a treat.... brake cleaner is also good stuff :wink:

Oil/filter changes and...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-09-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7,151
Views: 3,278,669
Posted By Pigford
Dunno if you harsh critics would call this a Cafe...

Dunno if you harsh critics would call this a Cafe Racer :deal ... but I took over 2 years building it .... and I mainly do short hops to bike meets, etc.... as the riding position is a bit tight...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-07-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By Pigford
Spent a couple of hours yesterday - sorted stuck...

Spent a couple of hours yesterday - sorted stuck choke piston on #3 carb, redid all HT leads & caps, sorted leaking fuel tap........ just needed to get some 1/4" fuel pipe today - then try her out.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-06-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By Pigford
Kh400 s3a

Well this the little triple now resides in me garage :freaky

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/markwakz1a/Photo0529_zpsb82c7dc6.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-01-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,227
Posted By Pigford
What a lot of people don't realize is that the...

What a lot of people don't realize is that the "smoke of old" has a shelf life of only a few months and once opened it must be kept on a damp garage shelf and used before the following weekend :huh
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 515,026
Posted By Pigford
The battery in the W is a bit of a phaff to get...

The battery in the W is a bit of a phaff to get too :huh

I'm off on a Kawasaki Rally next Friday - a long weekend event. Fitted the little Puig screen that came with the bike & "ready to go" !!!
...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-15-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,581
Posted By Pigford
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 878
Posted By Pigford
Now that DID make me laff :jack

Now that DID make me laff :jack
Forum: Old's Cool 05-07-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 15,649
Posted By Pigford
T3 - YES T5 - Hmmmmmm :huh ...

T3 - YES


T5 - Hmmmmmm :huh





Just ride & enjoy :deal
Forum: Ride reports 05-06-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 35,317
Posted By Pigford
Hey Mr DTR - great write-up matey :freaky ...

Hey Mr DTR - great write-up matey :freaky

Also glad you sorted out a "proper cuppa" - as a Brit I can fully undertsand this requirement.

I've bookmarked this RR on me 'putor - fookin' ace lad...
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 515,026
Posted By Pigford
Is it bike freindly - ie: suitable for a "wet...

Is it bike freindly - ie: suitable for a "wet clutch" - if YES, then should be fine.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-24-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By Pigford
Has it got the infamous 23" front wheel :deal

Has it got the infamous 23" front wheel :deal
Forum: Old's Cool 04-24-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 15,197
Views: 8,667,599
Posted By Pigford
"Oh..... that's so just good when its running on...

"Oh..... that's so just good when its running on choke......"

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1.0-9/1620779_314943518653194_1749896199016278193_n.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 515,026
Posted By Pigford
Don't need lights in the UK - much cooler to do a...

Don't need lights in the UK - much cooler to do a proper job - "no lights and a drum brake" - more retro :deal

I have a TT500 with no lights & a Harris Magnum Z900 - but they both have a...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-15-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,020
Posted By Pigford
FINISHED :clap Only took 2 1/2 years......

FINISHED :clap


Only took 2 1/2 years... but she's now on the road - fully legal :deal

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/markwakz1a/Harris/Photo0190_zps05bf31fd.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-12-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,715
Posted By Pigford
.....just make sure you "follow thru" with the...

.....just make sure you "follow thru" with the kick as it releases engagement at the bottom of the stroke :wink:


Looks real nice :clap
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By Pigford
All you may get is the pistons & valves getting...

All you may get is the pistons & valves getting "bunged" up with unburnt oil deposits - not end of the world as a friend of mine runs his BSA A10 on it with no problems after 1000 miles :wink:

Its...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15,197
Views: 8,667,599
Posted By Pigford
Not quite correct as they read backwards - right...

Not quite correct as they read backwards - right to left :wink:
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By Pigford
Yep - can "gel" and gum stuff up when mixed. ...

Yep - can "gel" and gum stuff up when mixed.

I put a capful of R40 in the tank of me old Trumpet and enjoy the aroma without any hassle. It works best on stressed motors which run hard & hot :deal
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,526
Posted By Pigford
I'll supply the tea, biscuits & the bike - you...

I'll supply the tea, biscuits & the bike - you supply the girl/s :deal
Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,526
Posted By Pigford
In for MOT next Monday, Kev :deal ...

In for MOT next Monday, Kev :deal

http://youtu.be/vvKVTVBqbYo
Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,526
Posted By Pigford
UPDATE So, bikes all road legal now (MOT)...

UPDATE


So, bikes all road legal now (MOT) and I spent this morning swapping the Motad (quiet) pipe for the LASER 4:1 - gotta have it proper 1980's period style :deal

Here's a bit of...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3,091
Views: 515,026
Posted By Pigford
Once they go flat, most times lead/acid or gel...

Once they go flat, most times lead/acid or gel end up fooked.

I got one of these Lithium jobbies for my Harris - good so far, but only used it a handful of times. Really lightweight & bit smaller...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By Pigford
Get a decent manual and take your time - not a...

Get a decent manual and take your time - not a bad intro to 4-strokes :freaky

They have all roller bearings throughout - even the cams which is good :deal
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,367
Views: 274,751
Posted By Pigford
What sort of RWBHP figure you aiming at. Also be...

What sort of RWBHP figure you aiming at. Also be interesting to see what the Power Commander does for the motor.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-24-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7,151
Views: 3,278,669
Posted By Pigford
+ 1 Looks a bit of a mash-up :huh

+ 1

Looks a bit of a mash-up :huh
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By Pigford
It double the amps - wiring may need upgrading -...

It double the amps - wiring may need upgrading - but "such & see" - probably be OK, - fit an LED rear bulb to help it out :deal
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