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Forum: Hacks 04-28-2015, 01:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
Wink I like living dangerously :evil Here's that...

I like living dangerously :evil
Here's that brake link...
Forum: Hacks 04-28-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
Good picture!

Thanks FR!
Looks like mine :-). Minus the primer, of course....
Yahoo Steib group has some decent pictures of the Corolla backing plate being used - hopefully the contributer is still around for...
Forum: Hacks 04-27-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
Feeling happy now

At least I can tell my wife I didn't waste NZ$36 then.
Interesting the pictures above show a Soviet derived hub as I couldn't fit mine on. On measuring, the Soviet hole was about 21mm and the...
Forum: Hacks 04-27-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
Cool!

Smile on my face now. Is there any way of checking if it is originally from Steib or if it is a copy?
I have only two numbers I can see...

This on the suspension arm...
Forum: Hacks 04-27-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
:-)

Thank you FR! I have been looking but was somehow under the impression it couldn't be - not for NZ$36. So, a S500/501? Which one is with the torsion suspension?
Forum: Hacks 04-27-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
Sidecar chassis identification

Hi all
I sort of accidently won an auction on a sidecar chassis. I am hoping the body turns up too......but in the meantime, what have I got?
I have a fair idea of what it might be from the...
Forum: Airheads 03-01-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,373
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
Here's one for sale in NZ

http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/motorbikes/motorbikes/classic-vintage/auction-848293798.htm

Don't know if that would help with Australian pricing...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-17-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
The Auckland Falcone

http://rs1272.pbsrc.com/albums/y395/Mike_Goldthorpe/Facebook/Mobile%20Uploads/10655388_10155246293775707_5255112681303036597_o.jpg~c200http://rs1272.pbsrc.com/albums/y395/Mike_Goldthorpe/Facebook/Mobi...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-16-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
Saw one up close today :-)

That green military NF in Auckland, NZ. It doofed past me, so I followed and met the owner. An ex-NLM bike.
I rather want one!
Forum: Old's Cool 12-22-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,114
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
These might be good first ports of call

http://www.douglasmotorcycles.net/ and http://www.douglasmcc.co.uk/

And Bonhams have sold one - so at least there's a valuation to go with
https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/16230/lot/527/
Forum: Old's Cool 12-04-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7,832
Views: 3,649,693
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
Saw one of those specials here in NZ. Indian V...

Saw one of those specials here in NZ. Indian V twin, probably out of a war time bike, in a Matchless frame. Looked like it was designed to be there from factory. Wish I had taken a picture.
I...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-24-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,417
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
I don't bother to talk to the television (often)...

I don't bother to talk to the television (often) but that doesn't stop me recording programs to watch ;-)
Take it as a compliment - we're speechless with awe...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-13-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 698
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
Found this

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BSA-Sidecar-photo-Chris-Vincent-Snetterton-mid-1960s-/310708548063

Yes, it is a quiet day at work.... ;-)
Forum: Old's Cool 11-13-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 698
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
Chris Vincent

Google "chris vincent, bsa" and you'll see this outfit in colour, among others :-)
Forum: Old's Cool 10-02-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,169
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
http://www.changjiangunlimited.com/Jeff%20P.htm ...

http://www.changjiangunlimited.com/Jeff%20P.htm

:-) Start from the bottom and work up....
Forum: Old's Cool 10-02-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,169
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
Some military bikes are cheap enough as is....

...especially the two strokes.
However, you could try an RE Bullet with the rigid rear end conversion as here http://www.hitchcocksmotorcycles.com/accessory-kits-rigid and replace the front forks...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-01-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,165
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
Funny....

....was just reading about it here http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/01/automobiles/ducati-unveils-a-scrambler-for-the-modern-era.html?ref=automobiles
Forum: Airheads 09-29-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,402
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
I believe that outfit is the one in this thread...

I believe that outfit is the one in this thread http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=962947
I shall attend next years DGR in my M66 :-)
Forum: Old's Cool 09-25-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,276
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
Peruse at your leisure

http://www.beemergarage.com/Tanks.html
I have a Hoske to put on my R50. Also have the saddle extension bits - tank is a knacker cracker using the standard solo saddle set up...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-12-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,635
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
Hmmmm

I don't think the majority of people would buy something like an M20 sidevalve. However, they might buy something that looks like one - a hard tail look but suspended, a sidevalve look but OHV and...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-16-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,299
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
Just been reading about this one in the Classic...

Just been reading about this one in the Classic Motorcycle. Wish I had t skills to build my own vintage bike!
Forum: Hacks 06-11-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,665
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVCPQjfXITg VW...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVCPQjfXITg
VW in Dnepr.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUGyPG_Y4Sc&feature=youtu.be
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCceLD_3f7c
Punsun diesel in Dnepr.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,930
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
Lamp looks like an Lucas indicator light. Might...

Lamp looks like an Lucas indicator light. Might be it's other half, as it were, was on the sidecar.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,930
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
Another article

Hopefully you can access it
http://b-cozz.com/old-ural-650-sidecar-article/
Forum: Old's Cool 06-08-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,930
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
From the Cossack Owners Club ...

From the Cossack Owners Club
http://www.cossackownersclub.co.uk/uralm63.html
Forum: Old's Cool 05-20-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,342
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
Pictures of the last Velocette made here...

Pictures of the last Velocette made here http://www.classicbikersclub.com/gallery/2012-06/velocette-street-scrambler
Was featured in The Classic Motorcycle a while back.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1,300
Views: 131,824
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
Seen one in Auckland, NZ

Riding between the hospital and the Med school (where I work). Heard the lovely thump thump thump of a single or a certain vintage and lo and behold, a green military spec NF went by. Love at first...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-23-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 20,819
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
JZR USA site

http://www.freewebs.com/jzrusa/
He bought it from the original owner and is finishing it. Interesting read.
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,743
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
Solo saddle

It's brill! Really! the boingy boingy ride which complements the suspension - you can't go wrong. I have a Denfeld and a rack mounted passenger saddle for my daughter.
You can also move them back...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-29-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 29,413
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
Using the power of Google, I looked Robert Sexe...

Using the power of Google, I looked Robert Sexe up. What a character....and then I found this wee nugget
http://www.tintinologist.org/news/19990518.html

:-)
Forum: Old's Cool 01-27-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 29,413
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
Rene Gillet outfit in action here...

Rene Gillet outfit in action here http://www.ina.fr/video/CPF04006202/rallye-des-elephants-video.html
Forum: Hacks 01-21-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,640
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
Looks like a Steib

Looks for all the world like a Steib TR500. These were used with bigger bikes.
Comapre your ones to the pictures here http://www.ideal-seitenwagen.eu/English/Seitenwagen_e.htm
Old Ural aprts...
Forum: Hacks 01-15-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,546
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
Lovely!

Nice colour too. I have an M66 I SHALL finish this year. Everything pretty much as your bike except for the oil filter on the engine and the different tank. I scored a Chang Jiang tank for NZ$70...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-16-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,303
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
!

At that price you could buy an original! Even here in NZ
http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/motorbikes/motorbikes/classic-vintage/auction-671571631.htm
Forum: Old's Cool 11-27-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,737
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
Reminds me of this

http://www.go-faster.com/SS100.html
I'm sure this one must have been featured here before....but just in case anyone missed it the first time, here it is. Love these old road trips - I can see the...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-19-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,727
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
This look old enough?

http://www.sportsmanflyer.com/
A motorised bicycle...but with a 200cc engine (amongst other choices of capacity).
Forum: Hacks 08-07-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 28,430
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
Thanks!

You have put in words my very feelings. My M66 is slowly becoming as pricy as my R50/2 to fix.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-11-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 811
Views: 123,565
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
http://trikingsportscars.co.uk/stoneleigh-2013

http://trikingsportscars.co.uk/stoneleigh-2013
Forum: Hacks 07-03-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,713
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
Be great in Asia!

Seeing all those scooters and small bikes with sidecar boxes selling all manner of things in Penang means it would work.....in Penang or similar. Not sure it's be great in a place full of impatient...
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,698
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
Could try and find a larger clamp and put a...

Could try and find a larger clamp and put a rubber buffer on. Might be able to fit a gear lever rubber onto a P-clamp or pipe clamp that'll fit around the frame.
Gear shift rubber is small and some...
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