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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 75,154
Posted By ADV8
The one that might be thought of as unusual is a...

The one that might be thought of as unusual is a 1949 Sunbeam S7 Deluxe, they built thousands of them but had never seen one until getting this one.
Rarest, based on productions numbers might be the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 107,882
Views: 21,544,565
Posted By ADV8
You would want the dealer right round the corner,...

You would want the dealer right round the corner, adding post to that would be a spendy wee part.

BUSH, LIMITER SHAFT
12618-31D01
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Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 3,690
Views: 1,013,460
Posted By ADV8
For every new idea there is the old one. ...

For every new idea there is the old one.

http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/4135/fevn.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3,690
Views: 1,013,460
Posted By ADV8
I had and rode my 78 CBX daily for over seven...

I had and rode my 78 CBX daily for over seven years, like a lot of motorcycles it depended on the photo angle.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/manurewa/Misc/1978%20CBX.jpg


Some it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 107,882
Views: 21,544,565
Posted By ADV8
Which is why I moved it so I could see it.

Which is why I moved it so I could see it.
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 107,882
Views: 21,544,565
Posted By ADV8
Its a not a problem if you can see the stock...

Its a not a problem if you can see the stock unit.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/manurewa/07RMZ450Fork/IMG_1775.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 107,882
Views: 21,544,565
Posted By ADV8
You could duct tape a chop stick to the front of...

You could duct tape a chop stick to the front of your helmet with a LED bulb on the end connected into the indicator wiring.
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 107,882
Views: 21,544,565
Posted By ADV8
It is a form of anti theft device against hot...

It is a form of anti theft device against hot wiring, quite a few Suzuki's have it but a moot point I guess for a thief who had a toggle switch with the correct Ohm resistor.
Could it fail in use,...
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,131
Posted By ADV8
So much for that. :huh DROPROs showed 10 or...

So much for that. :huh
DROPROs showed 10 or more EL400 2 axis magnetic mill DRO's in stock on eBay so I buy one $AU$1365.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By ADV8
Just check the screws on the gear position...

Just check the screws on the gear position sensor, grease everything you think should have grease and ride it.
Going off road, stick a bash/skid plate on it.
Going far, get a bigger fuel tank....
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 107,882
Views: 21,544,565
Posted By ADV8
Here is the picture I posted five or more years...

Here is the picture I posted five or more years ago when told by many it was impossible to get the old grip off.
Cut as much as you can/dare off.
This was 5 minutes or less on the wire wheel being...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 107,882
Views: 21,544,565
Posted By ADV8
The first thing you are going to do is check the...

The first thing you are going to do is check the output shaft oil feed passage is not under any form of restriction including from the seal itself.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,463
Posted By ADV8
Find the cause that creates the symptoms if you...

Find the cause that creates the symptoms if you are going through electrical components like candy.
I would suggest you have a earth/ground problem for starters on top of a ancient wiring loom.
...
Forum: The Garage 04-07-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By ADV8
Those dimensions look like inches unless the...

Those dimensions look like inches unless the point is not meant to be there, that or it fits on the head of a pin.
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By ADV8
Exactly. All the indicator light did was...

Exactly.
All the indicator light did was indicate there was oil pressure once the engine started, if the light flickered at idle that might have been a warning to some.
#
A 10 PSI warning when you...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-04-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,124
Posted By ADV8
I had a late 1970's Sportster around 1985 and...

I had a late 1970's Sportster around 1985 and thought it was a great bike, there are some motorcycles that just look right and that 71 is one of them.
Nice score OP.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,479
Posted By ADV8
I'm still 100% sure it might be to hold the inner...

I'm still 100% sure it might be to hold the inner primary case to the engine, one of three.
Group 10 - Item # 7

Once you knock the Norton off you can move on to a real English motorcycle.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 107,882
Views: 21,544,565
Posted By ADV8
In my case the wires were a little to close to...

In my case the wires were a little to close to the steel baffle plate for my liking so filed that extra radius and sealed the wires.
Its the little stuff that catches you out.

Three new ignition...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,479
Posted By ADV8
Big D Cycles seem to have the best online parts...

Big D Cycles seem to have the best online parts books etc, thanks Big D.

https://bigdcycle.com/norton-parts-books/
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,479
Posted By ADV8
First thought is the tab looks like one for the...

First thought is the tab looks like one for the inner primary cover to the engine case (around the main bearing)
Course thread is normally in to alloy.
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 107,882
Views: 21,544,565
Posted By ADV8
You use the clutch locking tool so none of the...

You use the clutch locking tool so none of the twisting force goes into the pressed up crankshaft.

One other thing to check besides the oil pump gear pinion is the clearance around the NSU wires...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 107,882
Views: 21,544,565
Posted By ADV8
A mate had his (perfect running) CRF450 trucked...

A mate had his (perfect running) CRF450 trucked back from WA to QLD, they strapped it down to the point it needed both the forks and shock serviced. :huh
People have their own set ups, I like...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 107,882
Views: 21,544,565
Posted By ADV8
All the way it goes. ...

All the way it goes.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/manurewa/DR%20General/IMG_3422.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 03-30-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,283
Posted By ADV8
I'm sure the first thing the OP did was contact...

I'm sure the first thing the OP did was contact the eBayer to see if that story was known.

Just to put things in some form of perspective.
Dunstall parts remove value not add it, thats if they...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-28-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,283
Posted By ADV8
I have never owned a Honda 750 but did have a 78...

I have never owned a Honda 750 but did have a 78 CBX for over 7 years from the early 1980's on, ridden daily I might add before they became precious.
What the Honda 750 gave was reliability...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-28-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,283
Posted By ADV8
Why would anyone store bikes like these outdoors?

Why, because they had little value or sentiment including to the magazine it seems.
Plenty of motorcycles, Ford coupes, Vincents, Manx Norton's and a host of others were left to rot away under...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-28-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2,971
Views: 916,179
Posted By ADV8
1974 Kawasaki H2B 750 for the equivalent of US$...

1974 Kawasaki H2B 750 for the equivalent of US$ 960 in 1980.
My two H2A's cost around US$1000 and US$420 in the 1990's.
The 1973 Ducati 750 GT doesn't really count being over but around US$2200 as...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-28-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By ADV8
http://www.ozvmx.com/photo/1976-2sm-forest-300-at-...

http://www.ozvmx.com/photo/1976-2sm-forest-300-at-dungog

http://www.ozvmx.com/photo/malcolm-smiths-ossy-wr250-1976?context=user
Forum: 2 smokers 03-27-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By ADV8
REVS was Australian, the cover is from when...

REVS was Australian, the cover is from when Malcolm Smith rode here in 1976.
You will find it via Google and it will bring you back to ADV Rider, the source of the picture below.


...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-27-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 128,942
Posted By ADV8
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/b8/35/e5...

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/b8/35/e5/b835e513d877e6dd7cbce47ff901d7d4.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 03-27-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,479
Posted By ADV8
There is nothing wrong with JCC's, rings (smokey)...

There is nothing wrong with JCC's, rings (smokey) used to be an issue of sorts but USA Hastings rings with the kits solved that.
I put NOS AE's in my 850 but only because it is a time warp bike.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-26-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,479
Posted By ADV8
That adds some more weight to the plate only...

That adds some more weight to the plate only being there to captivate the dowel.
I went higher with the torque and used red Loctite but am hesitant to add more to that statement, there is plenty of...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,479
Posted By ADV8
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/manurewa/19...

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/manurewa/1971%20Norton%20Commando/IMG_0005a.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c345/manurewa/1971%20Norton%20Commando/IMG_0008.jpg

This was my 15000...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,479
Posted By ADV8
I was just curious about the tabs, the ones on my...

I was just curious about the tabs, the ones on my 850 were still flat (not folded) and in perfect condition and its seems that was not uncommon.

That looks to be 0.026" end float, you could get...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-24-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,479
Posted By ADV8
Its exactly the same as the original mirror on my...

Its exactly the same as the original mirror on my Mk2a thanks.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-24-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,004
Posted By ADV8
The T140 is a good bike, I picked up a mint 73 in...

The T140 is a good bike, I picked up a mint 73 in Pasadena/CA for $1000 in 1985, you could fit the carburetors and buy a seat for that one, maybe even turn it into a TR7T.
T140's still don't fetch a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 107,882
Views: 21,544,565
Posted By ADV8
I got a reply back from the other place and they...

I got a reply back from the other place and they confirmed shipping was US$38, actual USPS priority post cost is a little over $13.
I ordered three pick ups (AU$204) off your link.
Since near every...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,479
Posted By ADV8
This thread must have been an omen, went back...

This thread must have been an omen, went back outside and the first of two NOS Commando mirrors was in the mail box.
The other one should be on its way from the US.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By ADV8
What about a TW200.

What about a TW200.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,479
Posted By ADV8
Its hard to see in the picture, are the security...

Its hard to see in the picture, are the security tabs folded or still flat on the crank shaft ?
Make sure the cam shaft followers go back in the same place and make note of the bevel on each which...
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