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Re: Something that I think we already know

Post by dazcoates » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:48 pm

Still using mine at work .

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Re: Something that I think we already know

Post by Dark Knight » Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:19 pm

The next "How To" in the series.
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Re: Something that I think we already know

Post by vRSG60 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:54 pm

Mine had a date on it 1974.
I bought it in 1976 when I started work.
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Re: Something that I think we already know

Post by Elmer J Fudd » Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:51 pm

There are various websites which have classic bike manuals / diagrams etc. free to download.

I don't have a classic bike, but I've downloaded pretty much every one I have come across and some probably several times.

I do intend on getting a 1950's / 60's British bike at some point, but too many other things to do first.......

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Re: Something that I think we already know

Post by Dark Knight » Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:45 pm

I used to ride british bikes in the 1960's, started with a Triumph Tiger Cub and ended up with a AJS 659 twin, a 31CSR which was faster than my mates Triumph Tiger 110.
We seemed to have to do some work on the bikes every weekend, however, being young we used to race about the place (no speed limits otside town).
Had to strip down the engine in the Tiger Cub twice to replace broken crank pins, probably due to the ignition being over advanced.
I also had to strip down the engine in the AJS twice due to big end failure, I later discovered why later when driving my Mini Cooper, it had an oil pressure gauge, the oil pressure dropped when the engine got hot and we were often riding at 100 MPH, chasing guys in their Triumph Spitfires who always seemed to have a blonde in the car with them.
One last thing on those bikes, if you were doing 100 MPH and had to brake, the brakes faded out at about 50 MPH, so you could not stop and had to swerve.
I hope that I have not put you off old bikes.

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Re: Something that I think we already know

Post by Hugh » Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:26 pm

Greetings,

"One last thing on those bikes, if you were doing 100 MPH and had to brake, the brakes faded out at about 50 MPH, so you could not stop and had to swerve."

That's why the council had big privet hedges :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Something that I think we already know

Post by Elmer J Fudd » Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:47 pm

Dark Knight wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:45 pm
I used to ride british bikes in the 1960's, started with a Triumph Tiger Cub and ended up with a AJS 659 twin, a 31CSR which was faster than my mates Triumph Tiger 110.
We seemed to have to do some work on the bikes every weekend, however, being young we used to race about the place (no speed limits otside town).
Had to strip down the engine in the Tiger Cub twice to replace broken crank pins, probably due to the ignition being over advanced.
I also had to strip down the engine in the AJS twice due to big end failure, I later discovered why later when driving my Mini Cooper, it had an oil pressure gauge, the oil pressure dropped when the engine got hot and we were often riding at 100 MPH, chasing guys in their Triumph Spitfires who always seemed to have a blonde in the car with them.
One last thing on those bikes, if you were doing 100 MPH and had to brake, the brakes faded out at about 50 MPH, so you could not stop and had to swerve.
I hope that I have not put you off old bikes.
Ha, Ha, no, the reasons not to get one are the reasons I want to get one (or maybe two), lots of tinkering and head scratching, could be fun.

I just don't have the time at the moment, too many other things I still do....riding and touring on bikes, clay shooting, fly fishing, archery, snooker, etc. but I am planning a simpler life in the future, at which point I will dabble......

I had a mini Mayfair automatic with drum brakes, which were great when adjusted (at least every week), but non-existent if left. Several times I nearly subscribed to a religion....

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