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Tech Talk / Re: Anodizing
« on: June 11, 2019, 11:31:13 AM »

Hi Walter, Thinking back I had a 1973 Cheney B50 BSA with a blue anodized tank so it has probably been around for quite a while before Eric started to have his tanks done.


   Great effort and good team work. I'm sure that all the competitors will understand and appreciate the amount of time and effort that you guys have put in over the weeks before the event. Which looks to me will be a Ripper!!


Tech Talk / Re: Help/ideas needed to get my stupid brain working.
« on: February 16, 2019, 10:48:02 PM »

I have had the same problem with an Electrex World fitted to a Mk V11 Bultaco. You could not kick it fast enough to get it to fire, push it and off you would go. Turns out that the later ignition kits are supplied with two stators to solve the problem!

General Discussion / Re: Digital Readout
« on: February 13, 2019, 03:53:01 PM »
Hi Zane,...Just come on this afternoon and picked up all your info, regarding the seller and prices.

                  Thanks again,
                                        Best regards,


General Discussion / Re: Digital Readout
« on: February 12, 2019, 10:31:49 PM »
Hi Zane, I have just had a look at your digital readout and have looked on Ebay but cant seem to find it. Could you show the sellers details as I am interested in putting one on my old English Harrison lathe.

                                      Best regards,

Bike Transport / Re: UK to Oz
« on: October 30, 2018, 08:05:24 PM »

Hi Ralph,....As far as I can remember the import permit was $50.00. This allows one or more bikes to be brought in but you have to submit frame and engine numbers, I was also asked for value of the bike. The cost of shipping was 450.00 pounds sterling and then the shipping agent at Fremantle had to have his cut which was $250.00. Plus the GST and quarantine fees. I think the total worked out at around $14/$1500. which was back then the same cost as the bike that I had bought, so not cheap!

Bike Transport / Re: UK to Oz
« on: October 30, 2018, 11:00:52 AM »

Hi Ralph,....I shipped an off road bike from the UK to Perth several years ago and found it quite easy although expensive. I had a friend in the UK dismantle the bike and send in a wooden box. Quarantine down here had to inspect it and they charge a start fee and then have an hourly charge if the bike needs cleaning or pressure washing. Obviously you will have to pay customs the GST and Port fees at Fremantle plus lots of minor charges. You then have the recent asbestos scare which has affected classic car importers and may cause you an expensive problem.
Lots of info on the Government web sites about permits for vehicle entry etc.

What are you looking for as there are a good selection of on and off road bikes over this side? Cheers Geoff.

General Discussion / Ivan Mauger
« on: April 17, 2018, 12:36:11 PM »

One of the great if not the greatest speedway riders passed away yesterday. Ivan Mauger was in my eyes one of the great riders who started with very little and through determination and skill won every accolade in the speedway world.
RIP Ivan.

British (BSA, Greeves, Triumph etc) / Re: New (old) Project
« on: March 26, 2018, 10:14:21 PM »

It's my dyslexic digit, it should be as you know hydroscopic. It happens with arthritic fingers and single digit keyboard skills

British (BSA, Greeves, Triumph etc) / Re: New (old) Project
« on: March 26, 2018, 05:05:03 PM »
"is that castrol castor oil ?
i used it in my weslake 500 speedway. it can "pit" engine internals if sitting for time."

I have used castor based R40 for many years and provided its changed on a regular basis gives no trouble. I think you might find that methanol fuel is the problem being gyroscopic and causes water formation and rust if the oil is left over a long period.
I only use AVGAS these days but always flushed the fuel tank with petrol when using methanol and dropped the oil after each meeting.

British (BSA, Greeves, Triumph etc) / Re: New (old) Project
« on: March 09, 2018, 05:08:17 PM »
One word Clewsstroka!

Tech Talk / Re: Zundapp
« on: December 26, 2017, 10:29:26 PM »

Time to get your finger out Bazza, were only here once, this isn't a practise session!


Just picked up my copy this morning and had a good read of Kenneth Swans report of the trip to Farleigh Castle. Great report and the team did us proud!

eBay Finds / Re: Good deal....$5k 81 490 Maico
« on: December 11, 2017, 01:31:35 PM »

What are you waiting for?. get it bought Barry!!


Sad to hear about Ross ,He was a fun guy and one of the best....Ride on old friend.

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