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by BenG
Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:33 am
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Dodgy Magneto - looking at alternatives
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Re: Dodgy Magneto - looking at alternatives

I back up what TT says, mags are great if they are maintained. In fact I would simply take yours off the bike and take it apart and give it a good cleaning and put it back together with a wee bit of high-temp wheel bearing grease on it's bearings and make sure all the brushes and points components a...
by BenG
Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Timing a 1959 Tiger 110 ... Advice please
Replies: 13
Views: 1317

Re: Timing a 1959 Tiger 110 ... Advice please

It might be nice to have a specific plug wire from your mag go to a specific cylinder to make the route shorter or neater. All you have to do is see which cam is breaking the contacts when the pickup of your choice is lined up with the brass on the slip ring, that way you can make the wire of your c...
by BenG
Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: In the shed
Topic: Norton Framed BVR 5 Valve Weslake
Replies: 6
Views: 2261

Re: Norton Framed BVR 5 Valve Weslake

Somewhere I have an old magazine about 20 years old that has an interview of Brian Valentine. He talks about his five-valve engine and they try to road test an old featherbed bike with one of the engines stuck in it. I remember it having details of the bike and some good photos. The road test did no...
by BenG
Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Biking Chat
Topic: Can you guys help please
Replies: 9
Views: 1281

Re: Can you guys help please

two_meter_peter wrote: I have just turned 30 and i am after a classic bike .

Why?
two_meter_peter wrote:that will be my pride a joy for the next 20 years
Doesn't it interest you that Pride is one of the seven deadly sins?
by BenG
Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Biking Chat
Topic: I am anonymously famous...ish...
Replies: 2
Views: 1187

Re: I am anonymously famous...ish...

It is hilarious. Eight easy steps to completely replace and/or fabricate new electrics for a classic motorcycle. Like if a surgeon wrote Eight Easy Steps to Replace your heart vales with those from a pig. Sure it is easy, if you already know how or if you first do the work to learn how to do so and ...
by BenG
Sun May 04, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: Biking Chat
Topic: New project for me
Replies: 27
Views: 3022

Re: New project for me

Back in the 70s and 80s everyone thought how sad it was how all the old cars and bikes had been chopped up to make customs for passing fads, now it is going again full tilt. Needy people who have to be a member of a "me too" club to feel good about themselves chopping up bikes and cars. When you fin...
by BenG
Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Tank re-seal needed
Replies: 13
Views: 1147

Re: Tank re-seal needed

the solution would be to use the bike every day. Using a bike regularly will actually clean the inside of a bare metal tank, and storing it a few months when it is snowing is not going to hurt anything as long as you drain the fuel out of the tank and carbs. It will take you 15 whole minutes to dra...
by BenG
Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Making cables
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Re: Making cables

Get some quality flux from a plumbing supply house that is rated for joining non-ferrous metals, this way it will work on anything you end up with, it is very cheap. Get solid solder, if it has any sort of core then it is not good for making cables. Use a simple propane torch and use as little heat ...
by BenG
Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: buying a MIG
Replies: 5
Views: 648

Re: buying a MIG

A company used to pay me to mig weld all day long, shitty job. Get a mig with a gas bottle, then you will be able to do many real welds. The flux-core welding makes a lot of noxious fumes that will kill you in the long run, and the weld quality is very low. A mig with a gas bottle and the right wire...
by BenG
Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Tank re-seal needed
Replies: 13
Views: 1147

Re: Tank re-seal needed

The best thing to do is to burn the tank to get the old sealer off,and never use any again. If the tank ever leaks it can be welded with steel filler rod,to do a proper repair. This is the only good advice in this whole thread. Last year I rode my Norton over to a friends house and when I got there...