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by Dick H
Fri May 04, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Breather puffing oil out
Replies: 19
Views: 687

Re: Breather puffing oil out

Many thanks Bob and David. I'll take all your points on board, and will certainly not run the engine until I've got this sorted, even if it means putting in another good engine I have (the bike's a hybrid anyway!). Best regards - Dick.
by Dick H
Fri May 04, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Breather puffing oil out
Replies: 19
Views: 687

Re: Breather puffing oil out

Thanks Alan. Yes, a very good flow. It was a bit bubbly but I put a recon. pump on that I had and now it's a nice even flow. It would seem that as nothing is going up to the rockers, oil is building up in the timing case and coming out of the breather. I'm more concerned about the lack of rocker lub...
by Dick H
Thu May 03, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Breather puffing oil out
Replies: 19
Views: 687

Re: Breather puffing oil out

My '49 NH does this and on investigating further I've found that nothing is going up to the rockers! Nothing at the oil gauge take off and nothing at the stud from the crankcase. (Both checked with engine running for several minutes). Obviously there's a blockage somewhere but how do I check and all...
by Dick H
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: 1949 KH
Replies: 6
Views: 536

Re: 1949 KH

That's the odd thing about Andy. Prices some bikes seemingly way over the top (i.e. the sloper), then another bike like this KH seems too good to be true! I think it all hinges on what he's had to pay for them. As Andy himself always says - 'there are bargains to be had!'.
by Dick H
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: 1936 Red Hunter?
Replies: 10
Views: 1031

Re: 1936 Red Hunter?

Surely there's enough movement in both the tank mountings and the panel mountings to account for the angle you've demonstrated. Plus, of course, the camera can lie! Proof will be in how it rides. Such a shame when folk use expressions like 'Ready to Show' etc. This isn't a 'show bike' (whatever that...
by Dick H
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: 1926 triumph
Replies: 13
Views: 1147

Re: 1926 triumph

I believe I'm right in saying that in WWI military bikes were pretty well left in their factory colours. Painting everything khaki (Army), light blue (RAF) or black (Navy) didn't happen until the approach of WW2. Chris Orchard and Steve Madden have produced another version of their iconic book but i...
by Dick H
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: W/NG General
Topic: Belgian WNG?
Replies: 12
Views: 886

Re: Belgian WNG?

The alloy timing chest cover and the rubber handlebar mountings point to this being an early W/NG which ties up with the frame number according to the Orchard/Madden books (the WD bibles!). As far as the tank is concerned, again the early ones had knee rubbers (before things hotted up in Burma) and ...
by Dick H
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: 40 year cut off for MOTs?
Replies: 16
Views: 1354

Re: 40 year cut off for MOTs?

It's being discussed on the VMCC forum so it looks as though it's actually going to happen. Usual pros and cons of course. What worries me more is the car scenario. Why are bikes and cars always lumped together in issues like this? (Rally regs., Byway TROs etc.).
by Dick H
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: VG on eBay.
Replies: 17
Views: 1244

Re: VG on eBay.

Compared to the £7K that AT is asking for the VH he used on the Irish Rally maybe this isn't so bad after all! I'm amazed at the way dealers mark up 500 singles compared to 350s when you look back to how closely they were priced when new!
by Dick H
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Bikes
Topic: VG on eBay.
Replies: 17
Views: 1244

Re: VG on eBay.

It's on carandclassic.com for £5.5K. Looks a nice bike but not for that money. Of course it's not original, it's 60+ years old! It's what we did back in the day - changed forks, heads, seats, what have you - nothing was left original! The rivet counting on this site has to be read to be believed!

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