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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 01:29 PM
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Posted By Pigford
Good luck, nice bike - should appeal to HD riders...

Good luck, nice bike - should appeal to HD riders :D
Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,644
Posted By Pigford
Thumb Well done..... I sold my 10 CB200T on to someone...

Well done..... I sold my 10 CB200T on to someone else as it was too far gone for me...... GREAT WORK :clap
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 3,809
Views: 616,762
Posted By Pigford
The Appocolipse front tyres are sh*te once they...

The Appocolipse front tyres are sh*te once they wear a bit.... I had the same with my tidy W...... fitted a new pair of Dunop TT100's (K81) and the front end wobble was history :clap
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By Pigford
Dust covers fit over top of the brace once it's...

Dust covers fit over top of the brace once it's in place :deal
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3,809
Views: 616,762
Posted By Pigford
Only ever used the real chain wax once back in...

Only ever used the real chain wax once back in the 1970's on my first moped....

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51q3QGA47yL._SX300_.jpg

.... it was Castrol and did it on my mothers gas...
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3,809
Views: 616,762
Posted By Pigford
they are about 2/3rd the size, but only 1/4...

they are about 2/3rd the size, but only 1/4 weight or less :deal
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 14,891
Posted By Pigford
Or this:

Or this:
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3,809
Views: 616,762
Posted By Pigford
The JERK - yes, the water freezing rather than...

The JERK - yes, the water freezing rather than the fuel - cheers for the correction.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-29-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 38,557
Posted By Pigford
Looks sweet Kev, well done :D

Looks sweet Kev, well done :D
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3,809
Views: 616,762
Posted By Pigford
Carb icing usually only occurs on cold engines,...

Carb icing usually only occurs on cold engines, during first few min's of running. The fuel is atomizing and this action removes latent heat from the fuel and can cause it to freeze.... more...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-28-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,180
Posted By Pigford
Thumb I had an email linking me to this mag - did you...

I had an email linking me to this mag - did you recommend me Kev ? :D
Forum: Old's Cool 10-24-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,477
Posted By Pigford
Thumb I can see them okay - and they're great :clap

I can see them okay - and they're great :clap
Forum: Old's Cool 10-22-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,691
Posted By Pigford
Thumb Well done Kev - great stuff lad, looks like a...

Well done Kev - great stuff lad, looks like a cracking bike :clap
Forum: Old's Cool 10-14-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,022
Posted By Pigford
Kev, you naughty boy :lol3

Kev, you naughty boy :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3,809
Views: 616,762
Posted By Pigford
An interesting take on a modified W650 :huh ...

An interesting take on a modified W650 :huh


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KAWASAKI-W650-EJ650-Custom-Retro-/221560789509?pt=UK_Motorcycles&hash=item33960d5a05

The front fender is hand made I...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 01:39 AM
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Views: 616,762
Posted By Pigford
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,279
Posted By Pigford
Old bikes every time. I love the fact you...

Old bikes every time.

I love the fact you can actually work on an old bike without the aid of a computer, and when they're setup right, they're dead reliable.

The basic stuff is what bikes are...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 11:28 AM
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Views: 616,762
Posted By Pigford
Great stuff - I did the DGR in UK - Taunton........

Great stuff - I did the DGR in UK - Taunton..... excellent having so many bikes & riders doing good worldwide :clap

...
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3,809
Views: 616,762
Posted By Pigford
What Barnone said - or you could take the tank...

What Barnone said - or you could take the tank off and swill with light oil, kerosene or similar then rinse at start of new riding season, a bit OTT maybe :D
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,288
Posted By Pigford
Strangely enough, my bike was a German import......

Strangely enough, my bike was a German import... which came with hi-bars :huh
Forum: Old's Cool 09-27-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,273
Posted By Pigford
Thats ace Kev - myself & Mrs P await the...

Thats ace Kev - myself & Mrs P await the invite... we'll bring the champagne (or ale) to christen her :clap
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 3,809
Views: 616,762
Posted By Pigford
Although ethonlol fuel is hydrophobic (absorbs...

Although ethonlol fuel is hydrophobic (absorbs water), if you leave the tank full there's less chance of rusting in the short term (couple of months).

Over winter I drain some of my bikes & spray...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,288
Posted By Pigford
Looks good - and the TT100's a decent tyres -...

Looks good - and the TT100's a decent tyres - they also look the part rather than newer pattern tread :deal
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,288
Posted By Pigford
You didn't hang around :rofl

You didn't hang around :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,288
Posted By Pigford
I'd go W650 all day long..... just my opinion. ...

I'd go W650 all day long..... just my opinion.

It's the "first model" - truer to the format with kickstart & carbs which is part of the appeal :deal

Both nice bikes - good luck :wink:
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 106,064
Posted By Pigford
finally finished my HARRIS Magnum MkI The...

finally finished my HARRIS Magnum MkI

The frame is one of the last MkI's - made in 1981.

The engine is a 1977 Kawasaki Z1R 1015cc lump.

ZZR1100 front end & a JMC bespoke alloy swingarm.
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3,809
Views: 616,762
Posted By Pigford
I had that issue on my W...... fitted Hagons and...

I had that issue on my W...... fitted Hagons and no difference! Even messed around with pressures which helped a bit - went up to 33F & 36R for best results, but still wobbled no-hands!

Changed...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3,809
Views: 616,762
Posted By Pigford
I got a "Sigma-6" Kit - upped the pilots & main...

I got a "Sigma-6" Kit - upped the pilots & main jets a bit - didn't need to shim the needles (or drill the slides), totally transformed her, no more hesitation or 1/4 hour warming up - all standard...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-25-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,655
Posted By Pigford
Hmmmm, looking at the van - get the bike :lol3

Hmmmm, looking at the van - get the bike :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 08-19-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16,171
Views: 9,689,375
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, 06:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,954
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, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 981
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, 11:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,380
Posted By Pigford
Thumb Alrite lad - waytogo :evil

Alrite lad - waytogo :evil
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,934
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, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,747
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, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16,171
Views: 9,689,375
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, 01:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,780
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, 01:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,712
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, 11:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,359
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, 03:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,094
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
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