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by gautrek
Sat Oct 24, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: In the shed
Topic: My 30's Model 85/Red panther
Replies: 21
Views: 5203

Re: My 30's Model 85/Red panther

Willpower wrote:All looking good and I like the tank colours. Have you any idea yet as to the colour(s) for the rest of the tinware?
Yes mate the rest of the bike is black. Once the knee grips are on the tank it should tone it down slightly
by gautrek
Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: In the shed
Topic: My 30's Model 85/Red panther
Replies: 21
Views: 5203

Re: My 30's Model 85/Red panther

Well its been a while but there has been a fair bit of progress. The tank has come back from the repairers. Chuffed to f*** I am . Just got to hope it holds liquid now http://www.russianbike.co.uk/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/tank2.jpg Its not the right colours for this bike. But I don't care. The ...
by gautrek
Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: Pre-war Motorcycles
Topic: Flat Tank Frame Repair
Replies: 2
Views: 2050

Re: Flat Tank Frame Repair

Try these mate.
I haven't used them but have seen a favourable write up in the panther owners club magazine

http://www.vintagechop.com
by gautrek
Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Tiger Cub: Which filler is which?
Replies: 21
Views: 1602

Re: Tiger Cub: Which filler is which?

...there is no provision to top up the crankcase... [/b] So it is up to the pump to circulate the oil up in the tank, after a complete draining, before the metal on metal ruins the engine? Sounds a tad scary to me. How do you think most engines work when they have had an oil change? They all rely o...
by gautrek
Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: I could be rich if i bought these diamonds
Replies: 6
Views: 820

Re: I could be rich if i bought these diamonds

What you should do is what I did to a spammer who got me email and sent me emails everyday. I spent about an hour a night for a week signing his email addresses up to free newsletters. Some of them were daily and some were monthly. If you google religious newsletters there are hundreds which you can...
by gautrek
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: In the shed
Topic: My 30's Model 85/Red panther
Replies: 21
Views: 5203

Re: My 30's Model 85/Red panther

I had to drop my tank off at a repairers last week. I phoned him up and had a good chat with him first. He said we don't like only doing half the job. To which I replied what do you mean. He said if I am doing your tank then I want to finish it by painting it as well. That's not a problem as I was g...
by gautrek
Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: What did you do Today
Replies: 9313
Views: 163606

Re: What did you do Today

scotduke wrote:

Looks like a serious climb.
Brit singles and climbs are made for each other. On mine I can usually roll off the power and still pull up the climb.
by gautrek
Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: In the shed
Topic: My 30's Model 85/Red panther
Replies: 21
Views: 5203

Re: My 30's Model 85/Red panther

Just been to the blasters and picked some bits up. This is my sort of washing line. http://www.russianbike.co.uk/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/2014-04-09_18_24_14.jpg We have my fork blade, new toolbox and brake lever.. I phoned a couple of people to see about getting my forks bushed and new spindle...
by gautrek
Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: What did you do Today
Replies: 9313
Views: 163606

Re: What did you do Today

I rode my Panther in one of our trial rounds today. I managed to fall off on the highest bank there when it dropped out of gear on the climb. This is the climb I fell off. http://www.russianbike.co.uk/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/DSC_0881.jpg This is the result. S**t all down my back and arm http:/...
by gautrek
Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Making cables
Replies: 7
Views: 696

Re: Making cables

Apparently you want 60/40 solder as thats the stronger stuff to use. You can also buy a thing called a solder pot which is a small metal pot on a heater. you make your end up and then just dip it into the pot which is full of melted solder.There are lots of cheap ones on ebay http://www.bomir.com/im...