NH350 sprinter - latest

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Re: NH350 sprinter - latest

Postby nevhunter » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:21 am

It's a twin inner case. with spacer. Nev

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Re: NH350 sprinter - latest

Postby BryanLambert » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:09 am

Well spotted

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Re: NH350 sprinter - latest

Postby Eero.Korhonen » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:56 am

Harley WL with modern forks?
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Re: NH350 sprinter - latest

Postby nevhunter » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:25 am

The originals are getting expensive. (Like ARIEL Girders). Nev

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Re: NH350 sprinter - latest

Postby TonyBaxter » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:45 am

I started a WLA project back in the mid/late Eighties. Got the bits from Tony Bairstow in Chelsea. Forks cost me around £200 IIRC, and were NOS still with US army tag and grease. Wish I had finished the damn thing - oh well...........

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Re: NH350 sprinter - latest

Postby BryanLambert » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:32 am

I did something similar, but at least I did ride it for a while before selling it. Should have kept it...

The forks are 39mm Showa from a 1980s Sportster. It’s quite a common conversion, and WLs were being fitted with aftermarket forks from companies like Vard in the post-WW2 period. There were several riders experimenting with the FL type teles in 1949/50 but they were too heavy. Vintage racers commonly use K or Sportster forks, where regs allow, there’s a WL like that in the Dirt Track Racing Association vintage class.

My bike started out as a rather nasty chopper, so I’m working my way through it. I’ll probably fit some repop springers when time and funds allow

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Re: NH350 sprinter - latest

Postby BryanLambert » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:35 am

Anyway, here’s the latest progress on the 350.

The left-side footrest is plain dangerous, for flat track racing, but I need a brake for scrutineering... here’s a conversion using a speedway clutch cable

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Re: NH350 sprinter - latest

Postby BryanLambert » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:31 am

Had a good outing with this at the DTRA practice day at Rye House.

Starting is still a bit cranky, at least on the kicker but I had a good ride (8 laps) on Dunlop K70 tyres.

Ordered some odds and ends (spark plugs, new carb float and valve) and hopefully, off to Kings Lynn in 2 weeks time..

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Re: NH350 sprinter - latest

Postby Eero.Korhonen » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:41 am

That looks great Bryan.
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Re: NH350 sprinter - latest

Postby BryanLambert » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:46 pm

Rebuilt the carb with a new float, float bowl gasket and needle valve. New spark plug and serviced the points. Starts in two kicks now... I’ve also cut down the footrest and fitted a brake pedal, the hand lever being pretty much useless


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