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Forum: Old's Cool 05-08-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,885
Posted By chris a
Nice work....

Nice work....
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,166
Posted By chris a
Nice work Airhead and thanks for the pictures !

Nice work Airhead and thanks for the pictures !
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 11,328
Posted By chris a
lovely job !

lovely job !
Forum: Old's Cool 11-01-2013, 03:59 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,029
Posted By chris a
PM sent- it would have been polite and...

PM sent- it would have been polite and considerate if the trolls had retracted .....but I guess good manners are too much to ask for these days !
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-05-2013, 02:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,310
Posted By chris a
Importing any vehicle is a complete pain in the...

Importing any vehicle is a complete pain in the ass even if it is done within EU borders-from the US you're almost certainly have to do a private homologation for each of them which will take lots of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-30-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 30,723
Views: 7,390,755
Posted By chris a
You never know - it may work as a really...

You never know - it may work as a really infallible babe trap ...but it doesnt look like that !
Forum: Old's Cool 08-18-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,069
Posted By chris a
After 45 years, any bride is going to have some...

After 45 years, any bride is going to have some health issues :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2013, 03:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,189
Posted By chris a
He's got some luck for a complete tosser ! ...

He's got some luck for a complete tosser !
Hopefully he's now sold the bike and given up riding....
Forum: Old's Cool 08-04-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,815
Posted By chris a
http://www.advrider.com/forums/<a...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/<a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisa1/9435434543/ target=_blank>http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3675/9435434543_ea51294e4a.jpg Panther 100 1960_jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-30-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,230
Posted By chris a
No idea which continent you are on ...several of...

No idea which continent you are on ...several of the usual euro Guzzi dealers should be able to help but I'd say a second hand cam would be hard to source.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 46,759
Posted By chris a
Pretty sure that other suppliers would have it...

Pretty sure that other suppliers would have it Kev...try Gutsibits in UK , Stein Dinse (germany ) TLM holland etc...
Lovely bike by the way !!!!!!!
Forum: Europe 05-25-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By chris a
I got a pair of the ropers direct from them a few...

I got a pair of the ropers direct from them a few years ago-best gloves I've ever had!
Forum: Old's Cool 05-21-2013, 02:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 765
Posted By chris a
I'd say that you'll just have to open her up and...

I'd say that you'll just have to open her up and check all the splines -especially the flywheel and the gearbox input hub.At best it'll simply be all caked in dust from the lining material.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-12-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,862
Posted By chris a
re-sleving the carbs is good.had to do a load of...

re-sleving the carbs is good.had to do a load of pre-monoblocs and they worked out great.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-12-2013, 02:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,896
Posted By chris a
I guess that the V65 fork legs are larger than...

I guess that the V65 fork legs are larger than the monzas which is a good thing-without a fork brace the smaller ones were very flexy ! The taper bearing conversion is also a very good idea...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-03-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,623
Posted By chris a
I used a BSA/triumph one instead...had to fab a...

I used a BSA/triumph one instead...had to fab a new fixing tab to the frame but that was it -worked superbly even when loaded up to the gunnel's but never looked quite "right ".Now got a G5 one but...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,764
Posted By chris a
Go for it Caddy; ain't that hard with the...

Go for it Caddy; ain't that hard with the drawings at hand and the right tools ....
Forum: Old's Cool 03-13-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 46,759
Posted By chris a
Such a lovely bike ! Goffy here should be able...

Such a lovely bike !
Goffy here should be able to help with light bulbs:

http://www.norbsa02.freeuk.com/whatsnew.htm
no idea which ones you need but someone else is bound to pipe up .....

I...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-13-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,416
Posted By chris a
Phelon and Moore did one about the same time with...

Phelon and Moore did one about the same time with the "Panthette"....
Forum: Hacks 02-08-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,058
Posted By chris a
Congrats on passing the MOT...really nice build. ...

Congrats on passing the MOT...really nice build.
Give us some feedback on how the Hedingham handles ...one of the prettiest of "recent " sidecars to my eye.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-07-2013, 12:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,896
Posted By chris a
And the mark up on replacement cups and cones is...

And the mark up on replacement cups and cones is more than considerable!
Good to see your cracking on...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-06-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,896
Posted By chris a
I'm in on this one ! Looks like that was abused...

I'm in on this one !
Looks like that was abused !The missing gears were probably even worse...
They do not like anything less than 80/140 hypoy in there.
Nice little bikes - by the look of the...
Forum: Beasts 12-06-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 24,028
Posted By chris a
Yup...excellent build.Please keep posting more...

Yup...excellent build.Please keep posting more info as changes happen.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-28-2012, 03:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By chris a
Seems pretty steeply priced to me but then it all...

Seems pretty steeply priced to me but then it all depends on the service history and condition.
At that kind of mileage I would check whether the clutch releases and engages smoothly...if it is...
Forum: Beasts 10-26-2012, 03:26 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 24,028
Posted By chris a
Lovely work and very well documented.I'd love to...

Lovely work and very well documented.I'd love to do the same kind of mods to my NTX, cash being the limiting factor!!
Forum: Beasts 10-04-2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 24,028
Posted By chris a
Really glad to see that work on your baja replica...

Really glad to see that work on your baja replica has resumed DP !!!!The "survivor" is the one in Northern France isn't it ?
Love the swinging arm job you've done...we just need lots more pictures !
Forum: Beasts 10-04-2012, 12:22 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 24,028
Posted By chris a
The 500 frame will work.They have the shortest...

The 500 frame will work.They have the shortest swinging arm but as DesertPistons has shown that's the weak point so if you are serious it has to go. They also use cup and cone steering head bearings...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-16-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,097
Posted By chris a
Me loves Panthers :clap

Me loves Panthers :clap
Forum: Old's Cool 08-01-2012, 01:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,329
Posted By chris a
I can't work out why the pics don't come out but...

I can't work out why the pics don't come out but if you click on the links then you can see them.
Maybe someone can explaine how to do it better...computing has never been a strength.:D
Another...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-01-2012, 01:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 963
Posted By chris a
I'd go Niksil : solid as a rock , closer...

I'd go Niksil : solid as a rock , closer piston/barrel clearances and used by Guzzi since early 80's.
For me cast iron liners belong in the...Iron age !
Forum: Old's Cool 07-31-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,329
Posted By chris a
These engines are pretty simple heron head...

These engines are pretty simple heron head pushrod 90 degree v twins and have been updated many times over the years.
The only update I've done to this 1983 one is to add the weird rubber pushrod...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-28-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,329
Posted By chris a
Got the rear mainseal out easely even though I...

Got the rear mainseal out easely even though I was anticipating having to split the cases.
http://http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7266/7662548310_011b45bc18.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-26-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,329
Posted By chris a
http://%3Ca%20href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/ch...

http://%3Ca%20href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisa1/3424856120/%20target=_blank%3Ehttp://farm4.staticflickr.com/3361/3424856120_5d47f1ce92.jpg%20march%2009%20Moto%20Guzzi%20%20NTX%20650...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-26-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,329
Posted By chris a
Guzzi 650 NTX blowup and rebuild

Torched the right hand big end on my little ol NTX a while ago ....
Mystified as to why as the other one is fine and so are the other bearings, oil pump, oil level etc.Just my bad as I was going up...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-09-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,792
Posted By chris a
Really clean bike...the ZDG sachs unit's a champ...

Really clean bike...the ZDG sachs unit's a champ isn't it !
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,910
Posted By chris a
I'm definatly a gauntlet man too ...impossible to...

I'm definatly a gauntlet man too ...impossible to find them a few years ago on this side of the pond so I sourced them from the US on the net where they still seem to be popular.
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 24,028
Posted By chris a
Floating drive box sounds like a nice idea but I...

Floating drive box sounds like a nice idea but I would have thought it would be much harder to keep the shit out of the UJ's plus your adding more weight
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 24,028
Posted By chris a
I know that the last NTX were all 750s, did they...

I know that the last NTX were all 750s, did they have the same differential as the 650 ntxs? That i don't know[/QUOTE]

I used to think that All the smallbloc diffs were the same ratio so I just...
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 24,028
Posted By chris a
Good stuff piston... I also know of several...

Good stuff piston...
I also know of several NTX/TT's that had the UJ blow , taking out the swinging arm and in one case also the gearbox back end ! I think this might also be why the Baja's had the...
Forum: Beasts 12-03-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 24,028
Posted By chris a
Just noticed that there are some excellant photos...

Just noticed that there are some excellant photos here
http://www.philaphoto.com/imageLibrary/thumbnails.php?album=1134
of one of the Bajas in Oz...
Nice to see a bike in this kind of oily rag...
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