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General Discussion / Re: CZ Project
« on: January 13, 2018, 08:29:05 PM »
 LWC82PE   Well I signed up for ONEDRIVE uploaded photos from my files,  easy as.  Then highlighted the photo I wanted, then clicked on share this brought up another window I clicked on the share link box and then clicked on copy and pasted it on this site.  There in still no photo just the link from ONEDRIVE. If I click on that it takes me back to ONEDRIVE and I can see the photo BUT nobody else can.  Hopefully you can talk me through this part, I feel like I am close but not quite there yet.

General Discussion / Re: CZ Project
« on: January 13, 2018, 12:40:15 PM »

   Hi LWC82PE
               I am going to give ONEDRIVE a go but first a couple of questions.

  Are you signed up for the free 5 gig plan? or one of the other plans. I think one is about $3 a month and another about $100 a year.
 Also if I sign up for the free plan will that let me to copy my photos and paste them on the likes of our forum.

  I think that one of the reasons this forum is on the decline is that nobody is putting their builds on and the reason for that is we don't know how to put the photos on.
  I for one love to see bike builds with photos and also threads like show us your shed etc. sadly these very rarely come up now.
  If you can reply with the info I need then I will sign up today and I expect others will as well.
      Thanks in advance.

General Discussion / Re: CZ Sidepiper build
« on: January 12, 2018, 07:07:06 PM »
  Hi Alan.
           I am self taught, my skills have been honed over almost 60 years of owning and working on bikes.  I purchased my first welder in 1969 and then I learned how to use it and that is basically how I work. It helps if you have mates with the skills you need, painting, machining etc, specially if they are prepared to let you watch and learn.
  Thanks Alison for the kind words, not sure I agree.  When I look at some of the bikes displayed at CDs and the OZVMX resto expo we have a lot of very competent builders in Australia.

General Discussion / Re: CZ Sidepiper build
« on: January 11, 2018, 10:41:28 PM »
  Just spent the best part of 2 friggin hours trying to get this bastard to work but it don't look like the f#*^ing photos are going to work.  I can see them but I doubt that anyone else will.  Let me know if you can see the bloody things.  I'm friggin over this.
                                    PAY NO ATTENTION TO THIS POST, I AM A COMPUTER WIZZ.
  Not really, but I have managed to get most of the bloody photos on, so do feel like I have achieved at least one thing for the day.

General Discussion / CZ Sidepiper build
« on: January 11, 2018, 10:16:25 PM »
My wife purchased this bike for me a few years ago it was in the condition you love to find them. The bike was complete right down to the original clamps and even a set of new Barum tyres still wrapped in the original tape. Since then it has sat in my shed waiting it’s turn.!AgQ4GYI3-xPafZTVGH-yVUrQeuM!AgQ4GYI3-xPagQJUAcEdx4YCyTZX
  I started the build by getting the forks rechromed and the frame powder coated.  The fork bottoms and triple clamps were then polished and the forks rebuilt.

 The seat was in great condition so just a clean and wax conditioner for it.  The tank was also in good nick so, after trying to find the correct colour, I was pointed to a paint company that had the right one by Tony27 on the OZVMX forum. Tony among others has been a big help with information for this build.  I contacted a local paint company whose rep managed to find me a complete set of colour swatches, which were mainly for Fiat cars, but had every colour they had ever made and from them I selected the colour I believe to be right.  I had the paint tinted ready and a bit later I prepared and painted it.

 I had my son-in-law cut out a heat shield for the exhaust from stainless steel on a water jet cutter then I rolled it to the correct shape and fitted the brackets to hold it in place.  I repaired the chamber, removed a few dents and then I had the header pipe and chamber rechromed along with the kick starter, gear lever, handlebars and a heap of other bits and pieces.

 The fibreglass inner guard / airbox was repaired and painted along with the rear fender.

  I powder coated a heap of smaller parts using my do it yourself home powder coating system.

 The original foot pegs were solid mounted with no spring back so I fabricated a new mount and purchased a quality set of flip back pegs, powder coated then fitted them.
 The front guard was rough so I had to scrape all of the dry flaky shit off it then sand it with finer and finer wet and dry and then polished it and gave it a coat of clear.

  The wheels have been the biggest problem with the whole build. I purchased a set of stainless Buchanan spokes from USA which I was not happy with. When it came time to lace the wheels, the heads of the spokes were bigger than the originals and this caused a bit of anxiety but my mate who laced the rims for me has found this problem before and found a way around it.  I searched for a couple of years for the correct colour for the hubs.  Again heaps of help from forum members even had a member  Scootern29  who lives in USA go to the trouble of buying a can of paint which was close from a local supplier, painting a swatch for me and sending it to me in Australia free of charge. Thanks again Scott hopefully one day I will be able to repay the favour.  Many of the colours  were close but I am really fussy and like to get things right, so I went to a local auto paint supplier checked most of their colour cards, had a few tins tinted and eventually, after spending a heap of money, found what I believe is as close to being right as is possible.  It is a 2 to 1 mix of the last 2 tins I had tinted so, if I can manage to get some photos up and you think like me that the colour is right then I have all the info you will need to get your own tinted.

Just started on the motor, seems to be in great condition, still on standard bore which shows no sign of wear.  The bottom end is also great so a bullet dodged there.  I might get away with replacing the seals all around and hopefully have it finished for the show and shine weekend in March.
  As I do more I will try to update this post with a few more pictures.  ( That is if I have managed to get some to stick this time. 
p.s.  I have probably about 4 or 5 ltrs of different coloured golds in my spray booth more than I will ever use.

General Discussion / Re: CZ Project
« on: January 10, 2018, 10:58:46 PM »
    LWC82PE I am a caveman as far as technology goes, I mean a real Neanderthal so it will have to be as simple as possible. Your pictures always come up good, so what host do you use?

General Discussion / CZ Project
« on: January 10, 2018, 09:37:28 PM »

   I've been rebuilding a CZ side piper for a while and was going to put a thread on here about the whole restoration.  The problem is now that Photobucket has made a complete arse of themselves I find it impossible to load the photos onto this site.  I joined another host for a free 1 month thing but the photos copied onto here were only average, Hoony improved them a bit but they were still not as good as Photobucket.  I have been taking photos right through the build, from doing up the frame to polishing most of the alloy, painting, rechroming, rebuilding shocks, wheels the whole thing, a lot of work and I don't just want to put a couple of lines on here without showing the complete build including photos.  Anyone no of a free host that is ok for us users with only basic computer skills or should I try to put the rebuild up on another place and maybe put a link on here so any members interested can have a look.

Bike Talk / Re: Thread sert
« on: January 03, 2018, 07:56:04 PM »
  Mick 25  check your personal messages.

CZ / Re: CZ side piper Hubs
« on: December 31, 2017, 09:08:39 PM »

  Sorry Tony,  I can see them but only after I enter my Google Photos password.  I hate bloody Photo Bucket, everything was great until the greedy bastards decided to rip us all off, now I will try to find another host that actually does what I want it to do.  I am quite happy with the hub colour and have kept the formula so if anyone wants to use it there won't be a problem matching it.  If your interested PM me an email address and I will shoot them to you, or if anyone can post photos on here I will email them to you as well.

CZ / Re: CZ side piper Hubs
« on: December 30, 2017, 06:26:00 PM »
  Well the rims are finally done. I'm happy with the final colour but wanted a matte finish with the clear but that didn't happen so I will live with the gloss.  I tried to match Lee Holth's colour and I think it's pretty close.  They are not polished yet, just laced and the photos taken so I reckon they will come up even better.
  I have a new photo host, so lets hope that I can work out the process and can attach the photos, if not someone might allow me to email them the photos and then put them on here.  Fingers crossed.

  Not the same as photo bucket but seems to be working, for me anyway. Just click on the Hieroglyphics

Husqvarna / Re: 360 Auto
« on: December 06, 2017, 10:11:37 AM »
  Thanks Mick,
   I'll let him know about the oil and if you can give me a contact number he might get a manual from you, if he hasn't already got one.

Husqvarna / 360 Auto
« on: December 05, 2017, 09:32:48 PM »
   A friend of mine is doing a rebuild on a 360cc Auto from the 70's.  He has asked me if I know anyone that he can get info from regarding this build.  The main problem he has is he hasn't got a computer, he told me he sometimes goes to his local library and uses theirs but I think he just bumbles through.  I know nothing about these autos, so I am of little help to him.  I have let him know about a couple of good Husky ebay sites but I think he just wants to be able to ask a question or 2 when the need arises.
   If anyone knows of someone that I could put him in touch with or a good information site, this might help.

General Discussion / Re: Another new friggin tax
« on: December 05, 2017, 08:48:19 PM »
  A collection depot sounds ok if there are enough of them so we don't have to travel to far.   Not as good if when you get there you have to push them through a hole in a vending machine 1 at a time so the machine can identify if they are correct. It would take an hour or more to get your $20.
  Anyway it's done, so we will see how it pans out.

General Discussion / Re: Another new friggin tax
« on: December 05, 2017, 06:54:26 PM »

This info from ( )

COCA-COLA Amatil is among major beverage companies that will oversee the NSW government’s incoming container deposit scheme that could push up the price of drinks in bottles and cans by up to 20 cents.
Under the scheme anyone who hands in eligible drink bottle containers at designated sites across the state from December will get a 10 cent refund. Beverage suppliers will pay for the refunds as well as the scheme’s administration, with the costs tipped to be passed on to consumers in a hike in soft drink prices.
It is estimated the cost of a 24-can pack of soft drink or beer could rise up to $4.80 each.
“That starts to impact NSW households pretty heavily, not just on a per container basis, but when families are buying a 30 pack of soft drink cans or a carton of beer, all of a sudden that starts to have a pretty serious impact,” Australian Beverages Council chief executive officer Geoff Parker told the Daily Telegraph.
Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) will work with Asahi, Carlton & United Breweries, Coopers and Lion in an industry joint venture — dubbed Exchange for Change — as scheme co-ordinator, CCA said in a statement to the ASX on Monday.
NSW Greens MP Mehreen Faruqi described the move to put Coca-Cola Amatil in charge of the environmental scheme as “utterly stupid”.
“Big beverage companies like Coca-Cola have no interest in reducing litter or increasing recycling rates and will only work to sabotage and undermine the scheme,” she told Fairfax.
“The whole integrity of the container deposit scheme sits with the independence of the scheme co-ordinator. The Greens and other environment groups have consistently called for an independent third party to run the scheme.”
CCA said the companies collectively produce or distribute more than three quarters of the cans and bottles that will be subject to the CDS. The drink container deposit scheme, which is expected to go live in NSW from December, aims to halve the number of bottles and cans thrown away in parks, beaches and waterways.

  It's interesting that not that long ago these same companies were dead against any deposit scheme.  It seems that the NSW governments decision to allow them to run it and I imagine keep the extra profits has made the difference.
 Apparently SA has about 130 odd collection depots where they accept returns and I suppose pay cash over the counter to the customer.  This is a lot different to going to a woolworths car park in NSW and trying to get the cash out of a reverse vending machine.

General Discussion / Another new friggin tax
« on: December 04, 2017, 08:14:52 PM »
   Another tax but this one we pay directly to the beer and soft drink companies.  It seems these companies are prepared to administer the collection centres for the new container deposit scheme in NSW out of the goodness of their hearts.  This extra tax has been put in place to appease the greens and is suppose to stop the containers being discarded.   Instead everyone will return them to the collection centres and put them 1 at a time into the reverse vending machines along with your details so they can give you your refund via Paypal or similar, ( no chance that info would be shared or of getting a heap of nuisance emails etc from a site as secure as a bloody vending machine ).  It's great news if like me you live in Cessnock NSW because we only have to drive to Singleton or Newcastle for our closest centre a round trip of about 80km which will cost me more than I would expect to get back for the cans.  These centres are expected be open for around 28 hours a week for deposits and 8 hours of that will be at weekends.  The weekend crowds waiting for their turn will look like the opening of the friggin Olympics.  I imagine that the extra profit for the drink companies will make will be unreal when they estimate the cost of a case of pepsi might increase by as much as $4.80,  I usually buy them when they are on special for around $10. Of that $4.80 increase I expect they might buy back only a very small percentage of those sold and the difference is all profit, no wonder they are so happy to help out.   It may end up working but I doubt it will make any difference to the amount of drink containers discarded.

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