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Forum: Ride reports Today, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,799
Posted By MIOB
Thank you for the excellent ride report, photos...

Thank you for the excellent ride report, photos and videos!

I am in the process of planning a trip from Nepal (Kathmandu) to Myanmar/Burma (Yangon). It will be my first foreign motorcycle trip, so...
Forum: Old's Cool Today, 09:51 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 175,787
Posted By MIOB
I am glad it's not an XR.... I've also got an SR:...

I am glad it's not an XR.... I've also got an SR:

http://www.shedbuiltbikes.com/wp-content/gallery/sr500-shoot/IMG_2881.jpg

it lasts about 3 of the rides before it almost needs a rebuild. Give...
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 12:13 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 175,787
Posted By MIOB
http://www.shedbuiltbikes.com/wp-content/uploads/I...

http://www.shedbuiltbikes.com/wp-content/uploads/IMG_4701-2.jpg

http://www.shedbuiltbikes.com/wp-content/uploads/IMG_4748.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 16,725
Views: 10,265,326
Posted By MIOB
Thank you for noticing by the way!

Thank you for noticing by the way!
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 16,725
Views: 10,265,326
Posted By MIOB
No, not this time. The bmw cafe logo is my old...

No, not this time. The bmw cafe logo is my old logo, fofoduda is an awesome Polish photographer who was also there during the shot (he even aranged the model) and took that photo.


The last...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,619
Posted By MIOB
I am pretty sure the ignition is fine now. It ran...

I am pretty sure the ignition is fine now. It ran and it shows a very strong spark (much stronger then I've sesn before on this bike). I am also pretty sure that the carb is causing the current...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-27-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 16,725
Views: 10,265,326
Posted By MIOB
I built my BMW way before they were formulaic. I...

I built my BMW way before they were formulaic. I had never seen one like it before untill I built it, so in this case you're a bit fast with your conclusion. But I actually do agree with what you're...
Forum: Australia 02-27-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,422
Posted By MIOB
It's impossible to calculate the initial monetary...

It's impossible to calculate the initial monetary loss. Usually the buyer and seller of a photo come to an agreement based upon photo quality and use. For instance: For a photo that takes up half a...
Forum: Australia 02-27-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,422
Posted By MIOB
Haha, that was just a normal typo after a long...

Haha, that was just a normal typo after a long week ;)
Forum: Old's Cool 02-27-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,619
Posted By MIOB
Well. It ran great. For about a mile. It started...

Well. It ran great. For about a mile. It started misfiring and died. No life seen since.


I must admit that when the Ariel gave me trouble at the start and when I had trouble getting my Enfield...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-27-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,619
Posted By MIOB
Never mind. Just never follow amanual blindly ;)

Never mind. Just never follow amanual blindly ;)
Forum: Australia 02-27-2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,422
Posted By MIOB
Thanks (I actually like being correct, that's the...

Thanks (I actually like being correct, that's the only way I'll learn).
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 16,725
Views: 10,265,326
Posted By MIOB
And thanks for the positoves replies, I'll tell...

And thanks for the positoves replies, I'll tell her :)
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16,725
Views: 10,265,326
Posted By MIOB
Just leave him be, he doesn't like cafe-ed...

Just leave him be, he doesn't like cafe-ed Beemers and he has all the right to do so. I'm not (even slightly) offended.

Personnally I really dislike those new retro Triumphs, but plenty of people...
Forum: Australia 02-26-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,422
Posted By MIOB
Update: They payed :D

Update: They payed :D
Forum: Old's Cool 02-25-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16,725
Views: 10,265,326
Posted By MIOB
NSFW ...

NSFW

http://www.shedbuiltbikes.com/wp-content/uploads/IMG_0986-2-4.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,619
Posted By MIOB
Thank you, I ordered the right one, so hopefully...

Thank you, I ordered the right one, so hopefully I'll get the right one ;)
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,619
Posted By MIOB
Could you please keep that weather to yourself...

Could you please keep that weather to yourself :deal

(although personally I wouldn't minde a few inches of snow to play around with on my Enfield).

My girlfriend doesn't mind my Ariel or my...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2015, 03:11 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,619
Posted By MIOB
It looks like you're right (I haven't tried it...

It looks like you're right (I haven't tried it yet). I got the value from one of the club websites, but the manual says 1/2.


I'll try it again.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,619
Posted By MIOB
There's always money for a pint, ins't there?...

There's always money for a pint, ins't there? You're always welcome.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-21-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,619
Posted By MIOB
I've always said that people start pointing at...

I've always said that people start pointing at the condesor way too soon. I was right.


I started taking out the magneto today, which turned out not to be the expected half an hour job. I had to...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-13-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4,722
Views: 743,849
Posted By MIOB
http://www.shedbuiltbikes.com/wp-content/uploads/I...

http://www.shedbuiltbikes.com/wp-content/uploads/IMG_4612-1024x682.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 02-10-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,619
Posted By MIOB
Good news: I found a reconditioned magneto for a...

Good news: I found a reconditioned magneto for a very fair price (low enough that I would have done it anyway, just to have a new condensor). Hopefully this will solve the issues.

Also a special...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-09-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,619
Posted By MIOB
The problem is: I have too many bikes..... If I...

The problem is: I have too many bikes..... If I become member of all the clubs I should be a member off, I'll have to sell a bike to pay for it. I am a member of the Dutch Ariel club, because I know...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-09-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,619
Posted By MIOB
I am sure that the junk filter is not the problem...

I am sure that the junk filter is not the problem (it's not turned on). I'll send you a PM!


I just send an email to a shop in Holland, I hope they can help me with a new magneto or with getting...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-09-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,619
Posted By MIOB
Thank you! I am looking for a place that can get...

Thank you! I am looking for a place that can get my magneto reconditioned.

I know there is a solution where you disconnect the condesor and place a tiny one where the points are. Is that a viable...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-08-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,619
Posted By MIOB
Ever since I bought it the Matchless has a...

Ever since I bought it the Matchless has a problem: If it doesn't start in 2 - 3 kicks, it won't start at all untill I replace the spark plug. So I went well prepared today:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-31-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,696
Posted By MIOB
I agree Just got the new rear tire in....

I agree


Just got the new rear tire in. Looks great. Now I just need some good weather and some spare time to change the tires.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-30-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,696
Posted By MIOB
Thanks. If it tests as asbestos, we'll clean the...

Thanks. If it tests as asbestos, we'll clean the shed like that. I'm not that worried, can't change it anymore anyway.

Anyway, we've been working on the bike again.

I started with the magdyno....
Forum: Old's Cool 01-30-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,696
Posted By MIOB
I'll get it tested to be sure. We'll need to...

I'll get it tested to be sure. We'll need to clean the shed properly, the kid of the guy I bought the bike with also playes there regulary. There was a lot of dust, I used a wire brush to clean the...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-30-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,696
Posted By MIOB
Curious and slightly concerned. I've had some...

Curious and slightly concerned. I've had some really serious health problems in the past, that does make you a bit more careful. They told me they can't (easily) open up my chest again (surgically)....
Forum: Old's Cool 01-29-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,696
Posted By MIOB
We've been working on the other Ariel again,...

We've been working on the other Ariel again, taking it completely apart and that got me wondering: What are the chances on the gaskets containing asbestos? I know the head gasket is likely to contain...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-29-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 282,354
Posted By MIOB
Fantastic looking bike!!

Fantastic looking bike!!
Forum: Old's Cool 01-28-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,449
Posted By MIOB
Great photos! Thanks for posting! I wish we...

Great photos! Thanks for posting!

I wish we had events like that over here :cry

(then I'd buy/build a pre 65 trials bike)
Forum: Old's Cool 01-28-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 282,354
Posted By MIOB
It isn't, believe me. It somehow ruins the spark...

It isn't, believe me. It somehow ruins the spark plug if it doesn't start in 2 kicks (no, it doesn't soak it). Should be fine when I figure aout the cause.

My Ariel (350cc) dies start in 1 kick...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-28-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,696
Posted By MIOB
Thanks! The stories about the K100 aren't that...

Thanks! The stories about the K100 aren't that good (the ones I read) so this comment got me searching. Found two really classic looking tires and as a bonus they were dirt cheap. I just hope they...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-28-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 1,762
Views: 282,354
Posted By MIOB
A well tuned, technically sound Matchless will be...

A well tuned, technically sound Matchless will be easy enough to start with a kickstarter. My Ariel ussually starts in one kick, my Enfield in a few at most (it needs some finetuning after years of...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-27-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4,932
Views: 1,830,860
Posted By MIOB
Almost ready to ride :freaky

Almost ready to ride :freaky
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-27-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4,932
Views: 1,830,860
Posted By MIOB
Yep, looks like an Amal Pre Monoblock (that is...

Yep, looks like an Amal Pre Monoblock (that is how they're called).
Forum: Old's Cool 01-27-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,696
Posted By MIOB
The Speedmaster you mean? I have had some...

The Speedmaster you mean?

I have had some horrific experienceswith a brand new Avon tire on my (sports)bike (and subsequintly their customer service).

I does make you feel alive when u survive...
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