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by Zunspec
Wed May 01, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Biking Chat
Topic: looking for classic tt enthusiasts
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: looking for classic tt enthusiasts

Hi, The Classic Motorcycle Racing Forum might be good place to start: http://www.cmrf.co.uk/smf/index.php

There are also numerous groups on Facebook worth a try too, just do a search.

Cheers Geoff
by Zunspec
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Hello
Replies: 1
Views: 1205

Re: Hello

Hi Budgie, I have a 1966 Speed Twin I restored from a virtual basket case. A lot of work but good fun and you have a smashing bike at the end of it. Before - https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4046/4506270926_d99f84a01e_z_d.jpg After - https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7171/6701284935_62ee9fc680_z_d.jpg Ch...
by Zunspec
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: In the shed
Topic: My Velocette race bike build
Replies: 1
Views: 299

Re: My Velocette race bike build

Good luck Christian, it looks an interesting build. Where will you be racing it ?

Cheer Geoff
by Zunspec
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: In the shed
Topic: bsa c15 very tight budget build!!
Replies: 179
Views: 61765

Re: bsa c15 very tight budget build!!

Hi johnr,

Glad you have made some good progress. The carburettor offerings from the far east are certainly worth a look these days. I have read that your typical Amal Concentric is only good for 10,000 miles before it is worn out. So much for superior British manufacturing :D .

Cheers Geoff
by Zunspec
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Sym wolf classic 125cc
Replies: 3
Views: 941

Re: Sym wolf classic 125cc

Hi Joe, A nice little bike, It looks in fair condition. I would guess it is manufactured in the far east, maybe China, and is probably a clone of something like a Honda CB/CG125 (or similar). You might try to find a Facebook group on the model, or a more general bike forum. The term "Classic" bike i...
by Zunspec
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Sym wolf classic 125cc
Replies: 3
Views: 941

Re: Sym wolf classic 125cc

Hi Joe, I'm not familiar with the model. can you post some photos ? (you need to link your photo from a 3rd party site such as flickr.com). Cheers Geoff (I just asked "Cortana" and got a load of images https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=sym+wolf+classic+125cc&id=886A22513DB855EA02F52BAD977537EFB08...
by Zunspec
Wed May 23, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Crusader headstock tube- oval
Replies: 4
Views: 1822

Re: Crusader headstock tube- oval

Hi,

I am in Trowbridge so pretty local to you. I have a friend, Nick Anderson, who runs Griff's Reality Motorworks in Bristol. It would be worth contacting him to see if he can help you out as he has done similar work for me in the past.

http://realitymotorworks.com/


Cheers Geoff
by Zunspec
Wed May 23, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Crusader headstock tube- oval
Replies: 4
Views: 1822

Re: Crusader headstock tube- oval

Hmmm, a tricky one. How do the head stock bearings (assume it's separate ball bearing type) fit ? Is there any play/stiffness/notchy-ness when rotating the yolks. If it can all be adjusted as it should you might be OK. Removing the ovalness will probably mean appropriately re-sized head stock bearin...
by Zunspec
Fri May 18, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Biking Chat
Topic: Clarification on the forthcoming "40 years exemption" from MoT for bikes with only "YEAR OF MANUFACTURE" on the V5C.
Replies: 1
Views: 912

Re: Clarification on the forthcoming "40 years exemption" from MoT for bikes with only "YEAR OF MANUFACTURE" on the V5C.

All of my bikes except the SV1000S will be exempt from the 20th May so timely information, thanks triumph5ta.

Cheers Geoff
by Zunspec
Wed May 16, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: AMAL alternative
Replies: 1
Views: 973

Re: AMAL alternative

Hi Wes, Welcome to the forum. I would gladly chip in with advice on Mikuni VM carbs but have little knowledge of the Keihin PKW. On the AMAL front I have often heard it said that past 10,000 miles use they are usually well worn out, past the point where new chrome slides etc. will make much differen...