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Forum: Old's Cool Today, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By Pigford
Thumb What a cracking little machine - well done sir :D

What a cracking little machine - well done sir :D
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 10:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,361
Posted By Pigford
I agree with "experienced use" of some...

I agree with "experienced use" of some methods..... many a time have I used non-standard techniques, often successfully, but also occasionally disasterously.

I think the main issue in this case is...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-03-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,361
Posted By Pigford
Rag will put radial load on the gear shafts (not...

Rag will put radial load on the gear shafts (not good) also loading forces in the casing (not good).

use the proper tools - you know its courting disaster otherwise :deal


The PO probably had...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-03-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 200,384
Posted By Pigford
Thumb And no signs of oil on the track :deal

And no signs of oil on the track :deal
Forum: Old's Cool 05-03-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By Pigford
Fantastic motorcycle racer - a TRUE legend...

Fantastic motorcycle racer - a TRUE legend amongst men.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-01-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 38,641
Posted By Pigford
Smart move Kev - that looks nice :wink:

Smart move Kev - that looks nice :wink:
Forum: Old's Cool 04-30-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By Pigford
Dunno what the WATT output is on your bike, but...

Dunno what the WATT output is on your bike, but most likely you can just fit a small 12v reg and as you say, swap all the bulbs. It probably has 2 x coil in the stator, one for the ignition system...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-30-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By Pigford
Thumb Great bikes - had a few in the late 1970's :clap...

Great bikes - had a few in the late 1970's :clap

It could be a "B" model? The last was the "C" before the X7, I had one soon as I was legally old enough (17 in UK)
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-26-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16,984
Views: 10,727,545
Posted By Pigford
Thumb https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/39/0b/5a...

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/39/0b/5a/390b5aebcaf256bdb8be3498d7da8f3c.jpg

What a wondeful picture - don't know what it is, but there's something mesmerising about it.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-24-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 279,181
Posted By Pigford
Lovely example - heres mine which has just been...

Lovely example - heres mine which has just been imported from South Africa:


http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/markwakz1a/Photo1267_zpswytgapee.jpg


Had a few teething problems (too much...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-21-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8,531
Views: 3,446,728
Posted By Pigford
I also laughed at that :wink: i had a ZX750...

I also laughed at that :wink:

i had a ZX750 (GPz) Turbo for a while, and it would NOT wheelie out of a corner, unless you dropped the clutch hard.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-20-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7,794
Views: 3,618,219
Posted By Pigford
Eh? MIRRORS - No way, they always spoil the look of a...

MIRRORS - No way, they always spoil the look of a decent bike, along with indicators.... Less is More :deal
Forum: Old's Cool 04-14-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,052
Posted By Pigford
Yep, they're spot-on Kev :thumb

Yep, they're spot-on Kev :thumb
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8,531
Views: 3,446,728
Posted By Pigford
Cheers BravoTango :freaky

Cheers BravoTango :freaky
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 8,531
Views: 3,446,728
Posted By Pigford
Lovin' it!!! Whats the music ?

Lovin' it!!!

Whats the music ?
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,614
Posted By Pigford
My bitsa Trumpet (1968 TR6R motor in a 1971 T120R...

My bitsa Trumpet (1968 TR6R motor in a 1971 T120R frame) is very reliable. It has Boyer ignition & PowerBox, Dyna coil and standard Lucas alternator. Its been a very reliable bike even though the...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,393
Posted By Pigford
The oil does only tend to drip, rather than...

The oil does only tend to drip, rather than squirt onto the rockers.

If the lines were all dry - it'll need a bit of time, or priming :deal
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7,794
Views: 3,618,219
Posted By Pigford
Thumb What a gorgeous example of The King of Superbikes

What a gorgeous example of The King of Superbikes
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,649
Posted By Pigford
No thanks :nah Thats not an Old Skool bike -...

No thanks :nah Thats not an Old Skool bike - its modern...

Plastic
Water cooled
Electronic stuff
A Honda

Just my biased opinion - no offence!
Forum: Old's Cool 03-29-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16,984
Views: 10,727,545
Posted By Pigford
http://www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au/images/car_in...

http://www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au/images/car_info/large/vauxhall_chevette_2.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 279,181
Posted By Pigford
.....me too, toodle-pip for now :freaky

.....me too, toodle-pip for now :freaky
Forum: Old's Cool 03-21-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 279,181
Posted By Pigford
Sorry, but English is the spoken language -...

Sorry, but English is the spoken language - originating from England :deal

But I am very pleased with it :D
Forum: Old's Cool 03-21-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8,531
Views: 3,446,728
Posted By Pigford
You JAMMY old bugger :wink:

You JAMMY old bugger :wink:
Forum: Old's Cool 03-20-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 279,181
Posted By Pigford
Hows this for timing :evil D-Day arrived and...

Hows this for timing :evil

D-Day arrived and I finally picked up my Le Mans MkII.

It was my first ever ride on a V-Twin Shafty, so I was a bit on edge as I'd come across a few warnings about...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,741
Posted By Pigford
I believe Triumph vibration increases in direct...

I believe Triumph vibration increases in direct geometric relationship to the rate of rpm :deal
Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16,984
Views: 10,727,545
Posted By Pigford
Thumb That looks remarkably like your Norton Kev :evil

That looks remarkably like your Norton Kev :evil
Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 16,984
Views: 10,727,545
Posted By Pigford
http://img.over-blog-kiwi.com/0/17/20/32/20141117/...

http://img.over-blog-kiwi.com/0/17/20/32/20141117/ob_9953c3_tumblr-nd7phj1sao1t10eebo1-1280.jpg

:evil
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 129,824
Posted By Pigford
Thumb Stunning :thumb

Stunning :thumb
Forum: Old's Cool 03-03-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,741
Posted By Pigford
Yes, my 1969 TR6R engine in a 1971 OIF Bonnie.......

Yes, my 1969 TR6R engine in a 1971 OIF Bonnie.... Vibrates bad over 65mph :deal

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/markwakz1a/Photo2477_zps509869ae.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,603
Posted By Pigford
The Denso IRIDIUM are v. good - bit pricey tho'...

The Denso IRIDIUM are v. good - bit pricey tho' :deal ran the same set in my Z1000 - 1075 Wiseco hi-comp motor for 4 yrs with no probs...

...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,603
Posted By Pigford
If the bike is running points - don't use...

If the bike is running points - don't use resistor plugs!

Modern NGK are crap... theres loads of cheap copies made in China nowadays.

Try a new set of Denso plugs.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1,115
Views: 279,181
Posted By Pigford
Thumb Nice - defo a CLASSIC :deal ...

Nice - defo a CLASSIC :deal


http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag459/huubc1/BILD0404_zpsknkedlg6.jpg (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/huubc1/media/BILD0404_zpsknkedlg6.jpg.html)
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,191
Posted By Pigford
Easy. Just put the lighting coil output thru...

Easy.

Just put the lighting coil output thru a 12v regulator & thats your +ve supply!
Forum: Old's Cool 02-25-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 823
Posted By Pigford
Thumb Sorry can't advise on shops local to you... but...

Sorry can't advise on shops local to you... but well done on refurbing a great bike :clap

I've had loads of Z's... currently own 4 :deal
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-21-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 48,701
Posted By Pigford
Sold that.... ...

Sold that....

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/markwakz1a/Photo0529_zpsb82c7dc6.jpg

...and that.....

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/markwakz1a/Photo0744.jpg

.......to fund...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-15-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16,984
Views: 10,727,545
Posted By Pigford
Only ONE WAY to be sure :evil

Only ONE WAY to be sure :evil
Forum: Old's Cool 02-15-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By Pigford
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-Pieces-LED-Indicator-5...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-Pieces-LED-Indicator-50W-6-Flash-Rate-Relay-Load-Resistor-Bulbs-Ballast-NEW-/171396959845?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts_13&hash=item27e80e0e65

or

...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-15-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,095
Posted By Pigford
If the slide was "hanging-up" the motor would be...

If the slide was "hanging-up" the motor would be idling too fast :deal
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,166
Posted By Pigford
Thumb :thumb I'm picking this MkII up at...

:thumb

I'm picking this MkII up at shortly.... Just awaiting it to be registered with UK plates. Never had an Italian bike before, let alone a V-Twin... can't wait :D
...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-06-2015, 02:26 AM
Replies: 8,531
Views: 3,446,728
Posted By Pigford
Thumb Kev - wooow, that looks well smart.... Gonna have...

Kev - wooow, that looks well smart.... Gonna have to have a go in that beasty :evil

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/OTAwWDE2MDA=/z/hSgAAOSwkNZUiLvr/$_57.JPG


Also, Mrs P approves as she reckons it...
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