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Post by rich the mechanic on Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:14 pm

The motorbike show with Henry Cole?

It's a fairly naff show but look out for the prat with long hair and red dungarees don't know what episode but yet to be shown.
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Post by Logi on Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:43 pm

TBH i like it, yeah its a wee bit naff but soooo much better than a bunch of fat arseholes shouting at each other over some contrived problem. 

Tho i may reserve judgement till the red overalls episode..... Wink
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Post by rich the mechanic on Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:07 pm

I don't watch the Obese Contrived Crap either when I have its always a #uck up or out of time which you can't run a business like that so it must be put on.
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Post by kentgpz11 on Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:16 pm

rich the mechanic wrote:The motorbike show with Henry Cole?

It's a fairly naff show but look out for the prat with long hair and red dungarees don't know what episode but yet to be shown.
I quite like it, beats Clarkson & co hands down.

Have you built some wheels for the Triumph restoration then? Cool
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Post by rich the mechanic on Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:15 pm

kentgpz11 wrote:
Have you built some wheels for the Triumph restoration then? Cool

sort of I prepped them and then showed them how to do it, they assembled while I supervised then I trued them for them.
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Post by kentgpz11 on Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:25 pm

According to the Henry Cole Facebook page, they are at Hagons in Essex on tonights show.

"The Motorbike Show is back on tonight ITV4 @ 9pm. This week the coolest specials on the planet at Bike Shed's event in London this May, Pete the restorer reveals what he does at the weekends, Classic GP racing and the restoration continues spray painting the tank and building some shocks at Hagons in Essex."
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Post by rich the mechanic on Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:08 pm

The show guide didn't mention work when I looked, they were with us all day so it maybe split over two as they were ment to be up to something else but I don't know if it happened in the end will wait and see.
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Post by Guest on Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:53 pm

Hagons in Essex ? Anything to do with Alf Hagon that used to Drag Race J.A.P engined V Twins
in the Sixties and Seventies ?

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Post by rich the mechanic on Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:57 pm

Yep thats the one the old jap is up stairs first bike to crack 200mph on brit soil.
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Post by Guest on Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:04 pm

Wow Rich you lucky beggar. Mind you I saw him race in the flesh at Blackbushe Airdrome and George Brown on his Vincents.

My favorite film of all times is The Worlds Fastest Indian. Has me in tears every time.

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Post by rich the mechanic on Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:45 pm

Alf comes in from time to time and his wife does the wages.
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Post by Guest on Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:34 pm

That really does surprise me Rich. I honestly would have expected him
to be long gone by now. My first outing to Blackbushe was in 1964 on my pushbike. One of the most unusual
things there was a road going Meshersmit 3 wheeler
with a well tweaked 650 Triumph twin in it.

At the time they reckoned it was impossible for a bike to ever break the 10 second barrier. You will know, but I am not sure if Alf did do it.

In 1974 I completely rebuilt my local pub landlords Vincent Black Shadow from the ground up though I didn't touch the engine except for polishing ally
parts.
The engine had been built by George Brown and had fully ported and polished inlets and Nimonic valves and Black Lightening cams.What spoiled it was having
a Steib
chair on it. It pulled like a train from low revs and right hand bends were fantastic fun--- but one shat oneself going too fast around lefthand bends. Several times I thought it was going to tip over as I was such a loony on a bike.
I had a YDS3 Yamaha 250 twin in 1967 that had been prepared by Dave Shepherd... One of Yamaha's work's team mechanics. That was a great bike.

Them wuz the days of my youth. Very privileged indeed.


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Post by rich the mechanic on Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:23 pm

Alf cracked 10 seconds on his bike it was 9.something but don't think he was first at that one though.
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Post by Guest on Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:28 am

Not sure of the times now but I believe due to tyre technology and ludicrous power outputs its about half that. Do you know what it is now??

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Post by HighlyJetted on Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:06 pm

Its about 5 and a quarter seconds with an ET of 240mph affraid 
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Post by Guest on Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:47 pm

Only a little bit faster than my "1999" S reg 100,000 mile rusty red Hi-Jet Pick-up then ?

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Post by rich the mechanic on Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:59 pm

fifteen years ago four stoke twins (road legal class) were eating into the high nines.
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Post by rich the mechanic on Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:01 pm

Wedesday the third is this prat on telly day, Was shown in the preview this week so looks like I'm stood like a lemon in plain view Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Sad 
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Post by HighlyJetted on Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:16 pm

We don't seem to get ITV4 Sad

I'd love to see this!
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Post by rich the mechanic on Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:20 pm

HighlyJetted wrote:We don't seem to get ITV4 Sad

I'd love to see this!

https://www.itv.com/itvplayer/the-motorbike-show/series-3/episode-5 you can watch all this series up todate this is the latest one I don't know how long it take them to put them online.
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Post by Guest on Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:26 pm

That's crazy when you think how old the Triumph pre-unit construction engine is.Tritons were the rage in my teens. The feather-bed frame and the Bonny engine made such a good combination.

I had numerous Ariel Arrow's cos with the pressed steel box frame and trailing arm front suspension, they had superb road holding.
I had one I called Cyclops with 18"alloys and fiberglass seat and tank unit and full Sports Dolphin
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with Alpha crank and knife edge polished con rods.
It would easily top 105 which for a 1960s 250 was amazing. Tuned quite a few of them in my teens.

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Post by waz on Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:40 pm

Hi Rich, wonder if you can tell me what this means. Bike has an advisory that reads
rear wheel has a slightly distorted bead rim
When I asked the tested he seemed a bit vague and I could not understand what he was saying
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Post by Logi on Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:14 pm

I set the thing to series record, trouble is i'm recording the bloody catch up prog, so I missed the original earlier.Embarassed 
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Post by rich the mechanic on Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:25 pm

waz wrote:Hi Rich, wonder if you can tell me what this means. Bike has an advisory that reads
rear wheel has a slightly distorted bead rim
When I asked the tested he seemed a bit vague and I could not understand what he was saying

Thats a new one for me but I recon it means that the rim wobbles a bit but inside the MOT tolerance which is a huge +/- 2mm.

Nearly all rims have a bit of movement at the weld spin the wheel up and see if you can see any movement up and down or side to side if it is only an advisory then it's not a problem just something to sort out when you can.
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Post by rich the mechanic on Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:26 pm

Logi wrote:I set the thing to series record, trouble is i'm recording the bloody catch up prog, so I missed the original earlier.Embarassed 

I do that all the time and tend to watch everything on the sky+ so we can fast forward the ads.
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Post by rich the mechanic on Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:27 pm

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Post by waz on Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:26 pm

rich the mechanic wrote:
waz wrote:Hi Rich, wonder if you can tell me what this means. Bike has an advisory that reads
rear wheel has a slightly distorted bead rim
When I asked the tested he seemed a bit vague and I could not understand what he was saying

Thats a new one for me but I recon it means that the rim wobbles a bit but inside the MOT tolerance which is a huge +/- 2mm.

Nearly all rims have a bit of movement at the weld spin the wheel up and see if you can see any movement up and down or side to side if it is only an advisory then it's not a problem just something to sort out when you can.

Thanks Rich, all that I seen him doing was to place two 2x4 blocks of wood either side of the back wheel then two lengths of metal resting on the wood and going down past the front wheel. He then looked down each side, never seen that done before.
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Post by rich the mechanic on Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:45 pm

Thats wheel alignment which should be done at every test and from that description of fault and lack of checking the wheel for run out which is also part of the test I would ignore the advisory and I bet it'll be something else next time sounds like he needs some thing to report to keep the ministry off his back.
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Post by waz on Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:21 pm

Must admit Rich, was not to happy that he failed it. Play in the bottom suspension. This was marked as an advisory on the MOT when I bought the bike but in the topbox was the 2 old arms, so I presumed that they had been renewed before I bought the bike.
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Post by rich the mechanic on Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:40 pm

is this the honda cub?
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