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Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 05:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,160
Posted By Scrivens
My '67 MkIII Spitfire ...

My '67 MkIII Spitfire


http://waltech.com.au/stuff/BikePics/Forum_Photos_files/Media/Spitfire%201st%20Run%2008/Spitfire%201st%20Run%2008.jpg
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Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-27-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By Scrivens
Have a look on eBay for the Garmin cigarette...

Have a look on eBay for the Garmin cigarette lighter power cable; the Chinese knock-offs are about $5. Cut the wires at the lighter leaving the fuse in the line, (or add one to the (+) wire if the...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-25-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1,475
Views: 217,581
Posted By Scrivens
Thanks for the comments; it's a '67 MkIII...

Thanks for the comments; it's a '67 MkIII Spitfire Special. It has a MAP oil filter and a few other modern things like electronic ignition, hi-tech coils and a solid state rec/reg to keep it going. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-19-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 1,475
Views: 217,581
Posted By Scrivens
Another few days work to go... ...

Another few days work to go...

http://waltech.com.au/stuff/BikePics/Forum_Photos_files/Media/BSA%2019Aug/BSA%2019Aug.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 08-10-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By Scrivens
Hepco & Becker make a complete replacement lock...

Hepco & Becker make a complete replacement lock (HB-700107) for the old Krauser bags for about $30 including the keys. Not cheap if you did 4 of them I suppose, but if your old locks are getting...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-06-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15,223
Views: 8,712,281
Posted By Scrivens
http://waltech.com.au/stuff/BikePics/Forum_Photos_...

http://waltech.com.au/stuff/BikePics/Forum_Photos_files/Media/BSA%20Spitfire%20pics%2001/BSA%20Spitfire%20pics%2001.jpg
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Forum: Old's Cool 08-04-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,612
Posted By Scrivens
Correct. I blew the big end shells and cracked a...

Correct. I blew the big end shells and cracked a piston on my '68 BSA B25 in 1973 and there were no parts to be had in Australia, even though the bikes were still being sold the previous year. The...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,492
Posted By Scrivens
Yep, buy a used one. They are pretty bulletproof...

Yep, buy a used one. They are pretty bulletproof and often have stuff all miles on them used. Mine was 5 years old and had done 8000km and I picked it up for less than half the cost of a new one. The...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-31-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By Scrivens
The MAP looks very neat and my only concern with...

The MAP looks very neat and my only concern with them is the size. They look to be about the same size as the filters I used on the AJS but the old singles have less oil circulating.

My brother is...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-30-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By Scrivens
Thanks fellows. I've been on Britbike but there...

Thanks fellows. I've been on Britbike but there is surprisingly little about the filters for the earlier A65s apart from a few pics of them in situ. Not even any links to suppliers and a google...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-30-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By Scrivens
67 BSA Spitfire MkIII oil filter?

I have a MkIII Spitfire on the way and want to fit an oil filter kit. Not a lot of (useful) info on the net about them, so a few questions:

Which is preferable (or does it matter) - MAP or the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By Scrivens
I have 2 x 35W Cree LED spots and Oxford grips on...

I have 2 x 35W Cree LED spots and Oxford grips on my 2014 DR and that is too much for the alternator if run at the same time. I have a switch to turn on one spot only, which works OK if you are above...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,241
Posted By Scrivens
If you don't mind the looks, weld a 4" to 6"...

If you don't mind the looks, weld a 4" to 6" tailpipe section to the muffler outlet. That extra length of pipe will kill the noise a fair bit and not affect performance noticeably. Like this one,...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-22-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,475
Views: 217,581
Posted By Scrivens
Ooh. The original Tonkin Tempest. Hate to even...

Ooh. The original Tonkin Tempest. Hate to even think what the price of one of those would be. I prefer the naked BSA badged one, but I do like the fairing he makes:
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 97,558
Views: 18,519,442
Posted By Scrivens
Any Australian DR owners want a full near new...

Any Australian DR owners want a full near new Staintune system? Just put mine up in the Flea Market:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=24649159&postcount=108
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1,369
Views: 276,643
Posted By Scrivens
That's very funny. There's a farm up in the hills...

That's very funny. There's a farm up in the hills here where the sheep move to another paddock by themselves every couple of days, hundreds of them walking up a narrow gravel road. All you can do is...
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,369
Views: 276,643
Posted By Scrivens
You know it's winter when there's moss on the...

You know it's winter when there's moss on the roads.

http://waltech.com.au/stuff/BikePics/Forum_Photos_files/Media/moss/moss.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1,369
Views: 276,643
Posted By Scrivens
They may get there yet. I suspect the problem is...

They may get there yet. I suspect the problem is that Kawasaki are already selling the full production in their existing markets and can't ramp it up to cater for US sales. They tend to sell here as...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1,369
Views: 276,643
Posted By Scrivens
Here you go. Hepco & Becker, have used them on...

Here you go. Hepco & Becker, have used them on all my bikes for some years now.

http://waltech.com.au/stuff/BikePics/Forum_Photos_files/Media/20120316-bracket03/20120316-bracket03.jpg
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Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1,369
Views: 276,643
Posted By Scrivens
Another update on the EJK tuner. A bit over...

Another update on the EJK tuner. A bit over 2000km with it now and a few more mods in the meantime. Having been playing with the carb setup on my DR650 over the last few months I decided to give the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-28-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,124
Posted By Scrivens
I owned a GT550 for a few years. Bought it new...

I owned a GT550 for a few years. Bought it new and it was a very nice bike, although with the Bromlechs on it I managed to get around 25mpg at times. I'm interested to find out how you are going to...
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,171
Posted By Scrivens
Could be the tyres, especially if they are worn a...

Could be the tyres, especially if they are worn a bit and are flatter on the crown than your GS's. Try a set of Pilot Roads - PR3s or 4s - I've found them to be very good for lightening up the...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-14-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 1,475
Views: 217,581
Posted By Scrivens
I saw Eric in action on the Vinnie many times in...

I saw Eric in action on the Vinnie many times in the late 60's and early 70's. Amazing sight and sound. One of the highlights of Bathurst and I can remember looking it over in the pits around 1969.
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 194,848
Posted By Scrivens
I'd buy one. I had a serious look at the TU250...

I'd buy one. I had a serious look at the TU250 before I bought the DR650 as there was a left-over model going very cheap, but it was a bit small for me as I have long legs. Occasionally an original...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 194,848
Posted By Scrivens
I bought a new DR650 in February when I sold my...

I bought a new DR650 in February when I sold my last AJS 500. I've owned big Brit singles for over 40 years and the DR really is a great bike; have put 8000km on it so far. With government fees, 12...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 194,848
Posted By Scrivens
Yep, it's not only dull, but a grainy matte...

Yep, it's not only dull, but a grainy matte finish. It looks cheap and unfinished, very reminiscent of the grey bare metal filler/primer sprayed on before the colour coat. As I said, it's far worse...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 194,848
Posted By Scrivens
Just saw the Australian model in the showroom...

Just saw the Australian model in the showroom today. Horrible - it's a bland and very ugly matt silver/grey colour and looks like something from the old Eastern European bike manufacturers. Not the...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-02-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 15,223
Views: 8,712,281
Posted By Scrivens
Old Red is still kicking.

Old Red is still kicking.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-01-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 71,605
Posted By Scrivens
For those who have never seen one, a Vincent...

For those who have never seen one, a Vincent hillclimber:
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1,369
Views: 276,643
Posted By Scrivens
Quick update on the EJK tuner. I have put around...

Quick update on the EJK tuner. I have put around 1000km with it on the bike now and the tuner is worth the money in my opinion. It has made no difference to the fuel economy and in fact it might be...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By Scrivens
Lasertecs work well with Pommie frames and have...

Lasertecs work well with Pommie frames and have the sizes to suit - 100 on the front, 110 on the rear. Modern tyres tend to be a bit wider/rounder on the sidewalls, so check the clearance on the...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-17-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,677
Posted By Scrivens
Same here - I think it is one of the best looking...

Same here - I think it is one of the best looking bikes of the 60's and I also lusted after one for years until I found out they were as rare as hens' teeth. I've still got a photo of Floyd Clymer...
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,369
Views: 276,643
Posted By Scrivens
I installed an EJK EFI tuner a week or so back,...

I installed an EJK EFI tuner a week or so back, and have done about 500km with it so far. It comes pre-configured with a "Stage 1" setup - basically only an increase in the "acceleration" fuelling -...
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3,100
Views: 518,620
Posted By Scrivens
I've got H&B gear on my W800 (use their stuff on...

I've got H&B gear on my W800 (use their stuff on all my bikes) and it is very well made, but also rather pricey. I had the Junior 30 bags but recently got a set of H&B Gobi top loaders. Much more...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 97,558
Views: 18,519,442
Posted By Scrivens
Out with Ed again today. ...

Out with Ed again today.

http://waltech.com.au/stuff/BikePics/Forum_Photos_files/Media/May_15_2014_12/May_15_2014_12.jpg
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Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 1,369
Views: 276,643
Posted By Scrivens
At Cape Jervis with Ed and Don, Kangaroo Island...

At Cape Jervis with Ed and Don, Kangaroo Island in the background. Managed to miss the rain for most of the day and did a bit over 300km for the run.
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Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 97,558
Views: 18,519,442
Posted By Scrivens
Some pics from last week taken by my mate Ed...

Some pics from last week taken by my mate Ed (Honda 230) on a run near the Murray River.
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Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,342
Posted By Scrivens
I'll have a word with a couple of vintage bike...

I'll have a word with a couple of vintage bike shops in the next week or so see if it can be done at a reasonable figure. I looked into privately importing a Velo last year and the shipping was...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,342
Posted By Scrivens
Prettiest unit Triumph made I think, especially...

Prettiest unit Triumph made I think, especially the red/white combo that was sold here in 1970. Same style as your red/silver paint job. I've been looking for a very good Daytona/T100 or a BSA Star...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,259
Posted By Scrivens
Here you go, out of the archives: ...

Here you go, out of the archives:

http://waltech.com.au/stuff/BikePics/Forum_Photos_files/Media/page%2001/page%2001.jpg
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