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Forum: Australia 12-14-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By Andy-Gadget
Even in the nicest time of year, Feb to April,...

Even in the nicest time of year, Feb to April, the weather can be "fickle". so don't lock in places to be, especially if you are camping, "Tuesday is Queenstown" locks you into being there in the...
Forum: Australia 12-11-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,929
Posted By Andy-Gadget
Wadamana, on the Shannon river, just west of the...

Wadamana, on the Shannon river, just west of the Lakes highway meeting with the Poatina road.
Used to use the water from Great Lake, until they put it east to Poatina, if you come at it from the...
Forum: Australia 12-11-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,929
Posted By Andy-Gadget
Cockle creek, as far south as you can go in...

Cockle creek, as far south as you can go in Australia.
The Tahoun air walk, and the road to it.
Cape Grim, the freshest air in the world.
The road south from delorraine, known as "golden valley"...
Forum: Australia 11-17-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 1,866
Views: 173,055
Posted By Andy-Gadget
I had an IT175 J model in Mt Isa, and it had this...

I had an IT175 J model in Mt Isa, and it had this system on it, and my understanding of the system is as follows:

The column of air in the inlet tract has inertia, and wants to keep moving, even...
Forum: Australia 10-24-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,903
Posted By Andy-Gadget
He means the Channel TT circuit, all the...

He means the Channel TT circuit, all the geographic features of the IOM TT, or the road into the Tahone air walk, during the week when the police aren't going to be there, or down to Cockle creek, as...
Forum: Australia 10-24-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,903
Posted By Andy-Gadget
The Lakes Highway, from Golden Valley near...

The Lakes Highway, from Golden Valley near Delorian south towards Miena, or north for that matter, great mix of open and tight, and scenery that only Tassie can supply.
...
Forum: Australia 10-22-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,733
Posted By Andy-Gadget
These are photos from a mates trip around Europe...

These are photos from a mates trip around Europe a couple of years ago, including photos of the replica V8, at a race meeting in France.
...
Forum: Australia 10-19-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,733
Posted By Andy-Gadget
Enjoy the pleasures of the factory Museum Mike,...

Enjoy the pleasures of the factory Museum Mike, Stock up in hard to get parts at the shop just up the road from the factory gates while there, especially with a car to take all the stuff away :D

I...
Forum: Australia 10-14-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,855
Posted By Andy-Gadget
http://andy-gadget.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Humor/i...

http://andy-gadget.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Humor/i-659Kbht/0/XL/Joe%20bar%20team%203-XL.jpg
http://andy-gadget.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Humor/i-m2wBScS/0/XL/Joe%20bar%20team%201-XL.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-09-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 470,445
Posted By Andy-Gadget
Dargo high plains rally, Talbottville, on the...

Dargo high plains rally, Talbottville, on the Crooked river.
http://andy-gadget.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Dargo-14/i-n376p3m/0/M/IMG_0142-M.jpg
Forum: Airheads 10-05-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 807
Posted By Andy-Gadget
It sounds to me like one of the location pins for...

It sounds to me like one of the location pins for the thrust bearings has been pushed into to crank pin hole, happen to me with my R90S years ago and happens like this.

With the crank blocked...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-01-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,077
Posted By Andy-Gadget
+1 on 0.006" (0.15mm), but the point of valve...

+1 on 0.006" (0.15mm), but the point of valve clearance is a compromise between a riding valve, too little and slamming the valve into the seat, too great.

I had to learn this the hard way on my...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-23-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,235
Posted By Andy-Gadget
Moto Guzzi Galletto 192. ...

Moto Guzzi Galletto 192.
http://andy-gadget.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Guzzi-line-drawings/i-5fvvFtX/0/XL/192cc%20Galletto%20engine-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Australia 09-18-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 15,200
Posted By Andy-Gadget
They depart, dry footed. ...

They depart, dry footed.
http://andy-gadget.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Dargo-14/i-Qrw8SZs/0/M/MVI_0119-M.jpg...
Forum: Australia 09-18-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 15,200
Posted By Andy-Gadget
Our ambassador returns, his words of wisdom...

Our ambassador returns, his words of wisdom ignored.
http://andy-gadget.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Dargo-14/i-jVPd3pt/0/M/MVI_0118-M.jpg...
Forum: Australia 09-18-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 15,200
Posted By Andy-Gadget
An ambassador is sent ...

An ambassador is sent
http://andy-gadget.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Dargo-14/i-ttfkk9X/0/M/MVI_0117-M.jpg...
Forum: Australia 09-18-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 15,200
Posted By Andy-Gadget
The entertainment arrives. ...

The entertainment arrives.
http://andy-gadget.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Dargo-14/i-Kj5d5J8/0/M/MVI_0116-M.jpg...
Forum: Australia 09-18-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 15,200
Posted By Andy-Gadget
http://andy-gadget.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Dargo-1...

http://andy-gadget.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Dargo-14/i-WVnbHdB/0/M/IMG_5102-M.jpg
http://andy-gadget.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Dargo-14/i-qS55Hfp/0/M/IMG_5110-M.jpg...
Forum: The Garage 07-09-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,425
Posted By Andy-Gadget
The Sport1100 is next door, the Mille GT is still...

The Sport1100 is next door, the Mille GT is still on its way back from Europe after spending 6 months touring, Currently digging out the back of the garage to find room for the nine bikes coming from...
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,425
Posted By Andy-Gadget
What, like this? ...

What, like this?

http://andy-gadget.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/My-garage/i-4nBmWMs/0/M/IMG_0534-M.jpg
http://andy-gadget.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/My-garage/i-7T2BwCw/0/M/IMG_0532-M.jpg
Forum: The Garage 07-05-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,425
Posted By Andy-Gadget
Here is a steel sheet self supporting work bench...

Here is a steel sheet self supporting work bench I have used on a big farm I worked on, and used when I finally set up my home workshop.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-25-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 256,915
Posted By Andy-Gadget
Last year, around the Manx GP. ...

Last year, around the Manx GP.
http://andy-gadget.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/IOM-Classic-motorcycle-show/i-bzpdML9/0/XL/IMG_4515-XL.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 736
Posted By Andy-Gadget
After squeaking through numerous museums in...

After squeaking through numerous museums in Europe last year, I got desperate and tried some silicon based spray I carry with me for helmet visor cleaning and rain treatment, Mr Sheen, on the boots,...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-19-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16,145
Views: 9,665,836
Posted By Andy-Gadget
http://andy-gadget.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Goodwoo...

http://andy-gadget.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Goodwood/i-2P9D6QT/0/X3/IMG_4775-X3.jpg
http://andy-gadget.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Goodwood/i-S9Wcmds/0/X3/IMG_4776-X3.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-18-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,574
Posted By Andy-Gadget
My suggestion is to make it more user friendly,...

My suggestion is to make it more user friendly, replace the left bottom frame rail to fit a Cali side stand, and enjoy it.

I rode my Mille, Just Dan's old bike, around Europe last year, the R65...
Forum: Australia 06-08-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,835
Posted By Andy-Gadget
I don't think a chux as a prefilter would work...

I don't think a chux as a prefilter would work very well for long, as the types of filters are incompatible.
When I say incompatible, I mean as follows. All filters can be divided into two groups,...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-31-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,034
Posted By Andy-Gadget
My Goodwood experience from last year. ...

My Goodwood experience from last year.

Videos first.

http://andy-gadget.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Goodwood/i-8p5cLpQ/0/M/MVI_4752-M.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-19-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3,017
Views: 881,304
Posted By Andy-Gadget
All things Laverda. ...

All things Laverda.

http://andy-gadget.smugmug.com/Travel/Breganze/i-HDZNDcp/0/L/IMG_3513-L.jpg
http://andy-gadget.smugmug.com/Travel/Breganze/i-kktkqHG/0/L/IMG_3516-L.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-17-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 890
Views: 87,557
Posted By Andy-Gadget
And I still haven't ridden it, the Italian...

And I still haven't ridden it, the Italian customs are being very... well, Italian, about the 1933 Triumph Silent scout in the container, and won't let it leave the country, for long winded story...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-27-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,957
Posted By Andy-Gadget
To understand the problem I have with this system...

To understand the problem I have with this system you must first understand the problems of measuring torque, and what is actually being measured.

The only important force here is the pressure...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-25-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 70,076
Posted By Andy-Gadget
It's function in this case was as a hammer, which...

It's function in this case was as a hammer, which it did well, just watch the back swing:evil
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-24-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 70,076
Posted By Andy-Gadget
Rear wheel bearings going west in Tarbor in the...

Rear wheel bearings going west in Tarbor in the Czeck republic, Friday afternoon, on a religous holiday, so nothing to be done until Monday morning.

The scene outside the bearing shop on Monday...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-20-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,957
Posted By Andy-Gadget
No torque type preload will work with steering...

No torque type preload will work with steering head bearings for the following reason.

The adjustment nut, the nut just above the top bearing cone, is threaded into the central post of the triple...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 890
Views: 87,557
Posted By Andy-Gadget
For the same reason BMW persisted with tapered...

For the same reason BMW persisted with tapered roller wheel bearings for years, side car use.

The side (axial) load generated by the bike not leaning are huge, and normal shallow groove ball...
Forum: Airheads 03-18-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,148
Posted By Andy-Gadget
Not to get defensive, but I am also a fitter...

Not to get defensive, but I am also a fitter machinist AND a marine engineer, steam ticketed, on the NWS gas buggies, so Hi.
But the problem with most notches isn't lubrication or lack of it, but...
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,148
Posted By Andy-Gadget
Did you read my post, it IS the rollers that...

Did you read my post, it IS the rollers that wear, or rather deform, not hearsay, measured.

Have YOU ever measured the races?
Or is it "visual" measurement.

Before I actually measured the...
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,148
Posted By Andy-Gadget
Leave the cups be, don't even give them a polish,...

Leave the cups be, don't even give them a polish, change the cones on the triple clamps only, for the following reasons!

In the early '90's, I was working as a tool maker, with access to every...
Forum: Australia 02-24-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 8,785
Views: 649,976
Posted By Andy-Gadget
Just got my motard XR650R going, by combining the...

Just got my motard XR650R going, by combining the best bits of a purchased, stalled, Motard project off a mate, and my touring XR....
Forum: Australia 02-23-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,109
Posted By Andy-Gadget
I rode a coke can Bol Dor F2B Honda with a single...

I rode a coke can Bol Dor F2B Honda with a single wheel trailer, belonging to a mate, around Mt Isa in the early '80's, and had some interesting experiences with it.

All the trailers pictured have...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-17-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3,017
Views: 881,304
Posted By Andy-Gadget
Val Page also designed the Triumph sloper...

Val Page also designed the Triumph sloper singles, the Silent Scout model A, B and BS.

This is my Model B, 1933....
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