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Forum: Day Trippin' 09-07-2013, 05:44 AM
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Views: 443
Posted By Throbbing Missile
Wicked North Wales trails with the MT Riders Club

Every year the North Wales contingent of the MT Riders Club organises a weekend of the toughest trails North Wales has to offer for riders of ex-British Army tank bikes.

This year we were treated...
Forum: Hacks 08-24-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 845
Posted By Throbbing Missile
Scratch built sidecar on Armstrong MT500 (inc video)

Check out what I've been making:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Zz7-fnpeCOc/UhMb8PON8-I/AAAAAAAAAlY/9zy3VUvCs0k/s800/Outfit%2520HDR.jpg

And some off road footage:
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-16-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 173,624
Posted By Throbbing Missile
Hello sailor!

Hello sailor!
Forum: The Garage 02-07-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 40,567
Posted By Throbbing Missile
Thanks for the guidance HickOnACrick - I've just...

Thanks for the guidance HickOnACrick - I've just made my first serious attempt at a fibreglass part - the airbox for my project bike.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-02-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 685
Views: 173,624
Posted By Throbbing Missile
Celebrated? Steady now... TBH I'm slightly...

Celebrated? Steady now...

TBH I'm slightly confused by NVNL. Maybe I'm too far outside the radius of understanding...

I like your writing style, I've followed your blog.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-27-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 685
Views: 173,624
Posted By Throbbing Missile
You must be NVNL on the MT Riders Club forum...

You must be NVNL on the MT Riders Club forum :norton

Mr Kay here.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-25-2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 685
Views: 173,624
Posted By Throbbing Missile
Nice Guzzi. Is the D Day museum worth a visit?...

Nice Guzzi.
Is the D Day museum worth a visit? I've been to most of the Normandy museums but never made it to the one that's less than an hour from home.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-17-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 1,478
Views: 278,566
Posted By Throbbing Missile
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-GwiT8VbzPCU/TtX...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-GwiT8VbzPCU/TtX3PsqDHFI/AAAAAAAAAQU/KNqnLuOLLG0/s640/IMG_3022.jpg

Spanish Pyrenees, 2011 Twinshock Trailfinder navigation event.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-04-2012, 05:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,783
Posted By Throbbing Missile
I've recently been doing some frame work where...

I've recently been doing some frame work where I've had to remake some gussets of that style. I did some research and found out that, as has been mentioned, welding across the frame creates stress...
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2011, 01:51 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 25,879
Posted By Throbbing Missile
I completely understand. It's often very hard to...

I completely understand. It's often very hard to draw the line with a project as each mod tends to lead to further mods.

I'm pretty sure that Tony Foale and Dr John were using floating boxes...
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 25,879
Posted By Throbbing Missile
It would be fairly simple to bosh something...

It would be fairly simple to bosh something together with a more modern setup. You could make most discs fit with a simple adapter ring or else have a custom disc laser cut. One of the little twin...
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2011, 12:42 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 25,879
Posted By Throbbing Missile
Nice plan, I've wanted to build a small block...

Nice plan, I've wanted to build a small block trail bike like the old TTs and NTXs for a while. V35s and 50s can be had dirt cheap here and would be a fine starting point.
Either that or I use the...
Forum: Europe 11-23-2011, 02:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,140
Posted By Throbbing Missile
Thanks again for the input everyone. ...

Thanks again for the input everyone.



Yeah, I've heard something about that. The version I heard was that if it had any military specific hardware attached you had to go through that charade....
Forum: Europe 11-16-2011, 01:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,140
Posted By Throbbing Missile
<geek> Harley bought the rights to the MT from...

<geek>
Harley bought the rights to the MT from CCM Armstrong (who bought them from a dying SWM). They made hundreds of minor detail changes and some major changes (350cc, disc brakes, electric...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-16-2011, 12:57 AM
Replies: 685
Views: 173,624
Posted By Throbbing Missile
Mine's an original 500, albeit with a lot of the...

Mine's an original 500, albeit with a lot of the later 350 parts. It weighs 140-150kg (330 lbs), stock bikes weigh a bit more as they have heavy steel luggage racks. I love the way they handle, the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-15-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 173,624
Posted By Throbbing Missile
Ex-British Army despatch bike, an Armstrong...

Ex-British Army despatch bike, an Armstrong MT500. CCM Armstrong bought the rights to an early '80s Italian SWM trailbike, the Tornado. They made a bunch of these for the army, some also went to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-15-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 685
Views: 173,624
Posted By Throbbing Missile
What about a bike that is/was a piece of military...

What about a bike that is/was a piece of military equipment?

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c166/Mr_Kay/Armstrong%20MT500/MTRC/i746Largecrop.jpg
Forum: Europe 11-13-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,140
Posted By Throbbing Missile
Thanks guys, I appreciate the reassurance. ...

Thanks guys, I appreciate the reassurance.




Eyup Timpo, how's it going?
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-13-2011, 03:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,231
Posted By Throbbing Missile
Thanks for the detailed answer. I have full...

Thanks for the detailed answer. I have full civilian documentation for the bike so that shouldn't be a problem.



I will!
Forum: Europe 11-13-2011, 02:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,140
Posted By Throbbing Missile
Riding a military bike in the Balkans

A question for those of you familiar with the Balkans, particularly those countries ravaged by war in the not-so-distant past.

The more photos I see and the more I read, the more I want to come...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-13-2011, 02:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,231
Posted By Throbbing Missile
Thanks for the report Home Brew, I'm considering...

Thanks for the report Home Brew, I'm considering heading to the Balkans next summer so it's nice to see what's waiting for me.

Would you be kind enough to answer a couple of questions for me?...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-10-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 228,909
Posted By Throbbing Missile
Nice build Loaded :1drink Funnily enough,...

Nice build Loaded :1drink

Funnily enough, I'm currently fitting a set of CBR400 forks to my LM2.

I made an adapter plate to match the steering stops of the Honda forks to the Guzzi frame.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-11-2009, 12:36 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 17,170
Posted By Throbbing Missile
Fuck me there's some big girls in here! :rofl ...

Fuck me there's some big girls in here! :rofl

If you could get a second hand front wheel then the UK wheel building places would charge about 300Euro ($400ish) tops to lace a new 17" rim with new...
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 595
Views: 139,914
Posted By Throbbing Missile
Here you go: If you look between the caliper...

Here you go:

If you look between the caliper adapter bracket and the fork leg you can see the sender tucked away there. This bike has the front wheel from a KTM and the disc has a built in magnet....
Forum: Airheads 11-25-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 139,914
Posted By Throbbing Missile
I like Acewells, I have one on my Armstrong and...

I like Acewells, I have one on my Armstrong and one on my Guzzi.

The number you put in is the circumference of the tyre in mm. On my Guzzi I just balanced the bike upright, measured from the floor...
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2009, 04:40 AM
Replies: 826
Views: 237,533
Posted By Throbbing Missile
Thanks, fairing is Ducati 900SS race fairing. ...

Thanks, fairing is Ducati 900SS race fairing.

Big carbs:
The slides run on needle roller bearings so the throttle action is very smooth and very light....
Forum: Beasts 11-24-2009, 01:55 AM
Replies: 1,084
Views: 571,623
Posted By Throbbing Missile
Better photos: ...

Better photos:

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c166/Mr_Kay/IMG_2700.jpg

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c166/Mr_Kay/IMG_2698.jpg


And the bike in the Lake District, North West England,...
Forum: Beasts 11-23-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1,084
Views: 571,623
Posted By Throbbing Missile
I didn't make the Ali boxes themselves, there's a...

I didn't make the Ali boxes themselves, there's a long story behind them involving the army, a trip to Turkey and another club of which I'm a member.

I made the mounting frames though, bit of an...
Forum: Beasts 11-23-2009, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1,084
Views: 571,623
Posted By Throbbing Missile
MY S10 in France this summer: ...

MY S10 in France this summer:

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c166/Mr_Kay/Honeymoon/IMG_2621.jpg

Could've done with knobblier tyres:
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2009, 08:39 AM
Replies: 826
Views: 237,533
Posted By Throbbing Missile
My LM II in the French Alps: ...

My LM II in the French Alps:

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c166/Mr_Kay/IMG_2342small.jpg

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c166/Mr_Kay/IMG_2338small.jpg

She hasn't got the luggage any...
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