cmfalco wrote: I should add that reliable sources recommend adding some gear oil to the mix to lubricate the small clearances where the grease alone may not reach.
Thanks for your post. I should have mentioned that issue in my post. It certainly is difficult to find GL1 gear lube, but two bottles of Morris "Golden Film Classic Gear Oil" will be on their way to me from the U.S. distributor when the semi-fluid grease arrives with their next order from the UK.chris.shearwood wrote: I would not use an API GL4 in a Burman box... It can be difficult to find GL1.
Since "everyone" in the 2018 Cannonball will be on large American bikes, I wanted something else. Although I'm American, other than a Honda 50 when I was 15, I have an unbroken history with British bikes starting with a ~20-mile ride on the back of a Triumph Thunderbird when I was eight or nine. However, before buying a bike for the Cannonball I spent time researching past results to determine what (non-Harley) bikes seemed most likely to succeed. This is how I ended up with the 1928 Ariel Model 'C'.john.whiting wrote:One guy with a 1929 sloper BSA blew up nine spare motors,then took a wrong turn into a river.....It also helps a bit if youre a billionare.Regards John.
As you must know, that bike was a 1914 belt-drive single. An important factor in my choice of the higher-h.p., chain-drive Ariel was not wanting a line in my obituary to read "Cause of death: heart attack. The fool tried to push a motorcycle over Loveland Pass."john.whiting wrote:Youll need to be pretty fit too.Last run a rider pushed to the top of the high point in the race,
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