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Forum: Old's Cool 12-04-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7,405
Views: 3,435,743
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, 02:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,280
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, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
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, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
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, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,793
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, 02:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,793
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, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 990
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, 05:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,316
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, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 947
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, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,420
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, 08:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,980
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, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,357
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, 04:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,487
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, 04:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,487
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, 09:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,487
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, 10:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,989
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, 04:10 PM
Replies: 869
Views: 86,101
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, 08:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,044
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, 09:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,560
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, 04:08 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 27,704
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, 08:03 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 27,704
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, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,384
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, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,250
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, 04:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,070
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, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,650
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, 07:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,458
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, 07:36 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 26,118
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, 08:27 PM
Replies: 766
Views: 108,708
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
http://trikingsportscars.co.uk/stoneleigh-2013

http://trikingsportscars.co.uk/stoneleigh-2013
Forum: Hacks 07-03-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,154
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, 09:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,459
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...
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,459
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
This?

http://www.oldtimergarage.eu/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=26_34_39&products_id=203 (http://www.oldtimergarage.eu/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=26_34_39&products_id=203) ?

Should fit if you...
Forum: Hacks 06-27-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 872
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
I'm in the camp that says if it was going to...

I'm in the camp that says if it was going to break it would have. Check the service history first - make sure it hasn't been thrashed, oil changes have been done, etc, etc. Nothing beats good...
Forum: Airheads 06-19-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,311
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
Wow

I must've lived a sheltered life - I never knew all this! Must've passed me by when I lived in the UK and I can't imagine this happening in the parts of Auckland, NZ I live in. Heck, I leave my car...
Forum: Airheads 06-14-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,611
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
http://www.russianmotorcycles.co.uk/m66_rebuild/ch...

http://www.russianmotorcycles.co.uk/m66_rebuild/chapter_5.htm

This guy used a briefcase - dunno how hard they are to find these days...
Forum: Airheads 06-14-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 1,971
Views: 204,784
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
Too many, Renner, too many (so my understanding...

Too many, Renner, too many (so my understanding wife tells me). R50 and Citroen 11BL are runners, Alfa Giulia Super is project for a bit later, Ural M66 is my first bike but never finished....will...
Forum: Airheads 06-14-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,611
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
http://www.oldtimergarage.eu/catalog/product_info....

http://www.oldtimergarage.eu/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=231&products_id=2176

Got other colours too.
Forum: Airheads 06-14-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
I have /5 controls on my /2. Right control is up...

I have /5 controls on my /2. Right control is up for left/down for right indicator, press for horn. Left control is up for main beam and press for.....well, nothing in my case. I think originally...
Forum: Airheads 06-14-2013, 02:58 AM
Replies: 1,971
Views: 204,784
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
:D That garage looks familiar! Indeed yes, it's...

:D That garage looks familiar! Indeed yes, it's my bike in an earlier, not registered guise. I'm gathering the bits to make the Hoske a comfortable proposition, as well as getting it pretty enough...
Forum: Airheads 06-13-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 1,971
Views: 204,784
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
Also a late starter

Mopeds in my youth, passed by test aged about 30, rode dad's bikes for a bit then....a decade before i got my "first" bike. Actually inherited my old man's R50 - got to keep it taxed and tested and...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-12-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,090
Posted By Mike Goldthorpe
Laurin & Klement

Having had a Skoda in my time (an Estelle - great car! Seriously!) I got the history of how Laurin and Klement started making bikes. Seems Mr Klement wasn't pleased with the customer relations...
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