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  1. noting the problem with all the various classes and routes in a modern classic trial why not go back to the system used when i started, we all rode the same sections no different routes, you just got on an rode the event , as a basic novice you struggled but learnt , your first clean was something to celebrate as you progressed to centre level then national trials ,my turning point was finishing a trial without stopping ,i may be an old fashioned sod but at seventy five i am still riding but now on a proper pre 65 outfit , a panther of course, cheers will
  2. give me a call i even have a proper pr 65 trials outfit you could try i also have a spare trials chair in the barn ,i have ridden and built them for years , i am up near stalham so just come and see me will hawkes 01692 535889
  3. hi guys just out of hospital with a rebuilt leg ,with a late greeves anglian and a chair ready to fit ,i fancy a last fling before i get to old ,so what i need to know is what events are running next year ,championship or others ,something like the original series that deryk ran a few years ago ,i have spoken to a coupe of the riders i am still in contact with and at least three crews are coming out of retirement so it is going to happen , and we are not just going to make up the numbers , will
  4. the theory is that to get instant throttle responce you need a lot of clean filtered air at least twice what the motor cosumes on a full throttle attack ,i cannot see how sucking air through a foam filter without can do the carburationany favours ,i have home made airboxes on both of my greeves outfits including one of the last factory bikes both run on std amal mk1 carbs with probably the cleanest caburation i have ever had, i
  5. not often I like the trend for old modern trick bikes but I must admit I like your one I only have one question , I was taught that to get the ultimate carburation you should have a airbox of at least twice the volume of air that the motor needed before the filter as such all of the off road bikes that I have built over the years have been fitted this way with the largest air box I could fit in ,am I missing something or were the expert guys who taught me over 50 years ago wrong
  6. another one for ngk iridium plugs since fitting them in both my greeves outfits and a jawa enduro , after two years of hard use i have had no problems
  7. charlie dont forget that harry made many a fine sidecar as well as the solos, i can remember stopping at his house for tea in the days when we rode the west of england trial on the saturday,and the otter vale on the sunday,when harry would come out and ride one of his outfits and beat most of us ,great days ,, will
  8. if you do build a trialer out of the bits keep and use the lucas sr1 mag probably the best and most reliable mag lucas ever made i now have 5 bikes fitted with themall set to fixed timing ,all start 1st time hot or cold never had even a missfire when soaked in mud and water
  9. with a smaller rear sprocket you also get the added advantage of the chain not getting damaged on large rocks so you gain all round will
  10. deryk as you know I was born before 1949 and will soon be repaired and out on a new l/w panther outfit ,my comment was not what you would have done in the day but what class would the latest organisers fit a tandon kangaroo in as it must have been one of the rarer suspension set ups , it has got me thinking what an outfit would handle like with this sort of rear suspension ,and a pair of rubber bands will be a lot cheaper that modern suspension units . will
  11. a thought deryk would you allow the tandon to compete as it was either a monoshock or did they have two bits of rubber controlling the rear suspension that would make it a twinshock , your comments , will
  12. boyer systems have built in advance curves , but are this can vary in degrees if yoy have any sort of bad / loose connection from not advancing (feed connection ) to over advancing (bad earth ) ,after a few problems i now always fit a braided earth from the motor to the frame ,this solves boyer and similar systems , but why for years now i have had fixed timing on all my bikes i just set it spot on for what i need , all start first kick ,pull like i want and give no problem ,even my overbored panther which is 720cc, my bikes rangr from 197 greeves /bsa 441 victor outfit / big panther ldt outfit greeves silverstone racer prewar sprinter , plus all my road bikes ,get it set right and your problems should be over , will ps as i have steel in both legs i have to be a bit careful about bending them and at a fit 72 i nedd to keep on racing and trialing,
  13. //hi you have a good basis there if you can find a wide ratio box or set of internals the rest of the bits including alloy barrels are readily available new from india you can probably get all the other engine/ transmisson parts including nice alloy cases for less than £300, fitting the motor unit to the frame is not a major problem, i have done that conversion a few times ,with a fully set up workshop the basic job can be finished in a day , what takes the time is all the other jobs t make a competetive bike ,so if you have the skills (or a large wallet ) and the time you can be out on a competetive proper classic british trials bike for no more than £2000, i will now wait for the howls of protest from folk who think that you need to spend a fortune will.
  14. hi lads i still use my 1958 197cc scottish with a chair for long distance trials but as its a bit down on power i dont bother with a passenger just put a small weight in the chair and ride it like a solo,plus my sprint bike is based on a silverstone with a griffon engine , lots of fun , deryk will remember me doing a whole year of championship rounds without a passenger as i kept breaking them that was even more fun .. will
  15. with a bit of luck after june we will be able to go back to good old english rules and europe can continue to self destruct , ,i even had to explain to a newer rider what a "viney band" is then found that he had never heard of mr h viney, .` will.
  16. you will be fine with the std box unless we get some proper trials ..one lap 50 to 80 miles about 40 sections suitable for all classes with maybe a couple of harder ones to sort out the pot hunters ,lots of sticky mud , but lots of fun , this reminds me of something in the past come or have i been dreaming again
  17. i had the same problem on my greeves outfit after fitting a new carb , the solution was to fit the old original plastic float and nylon float needle from the 20 year old carb it runs better than ever ,and i have been repairing bikes for 50 years but on my classic sprinter it works great with the new float and needle ,and i can remember altering the length of the needle to alter the float level ,the new float/ needle that gave problems was a genuine , but the float/needle,that works ok is a wassell one i leave you to form your own opinions will
  18. aawil

    Spec Tire?

    dont see what the fuss is about i have been using heidenau trials tyres for a few years now cost me less than £100 pair , grip seems as good as any other tyre and the wear is ok so if you want to keep costs down this is one way to go , i dont think that the average rider would find his performance any different , will.
  19. hi furse just a thought on some sump plates bsa used the perforated metal strainer had a brass washer riveted on where the pick up pipe goes through ,whip the 4 bolts off and check that ,, will
  20. hi gautrek you are probably thinking of andrew waddell, he has been away rebuilding an old derilect country house ,but as it is now nearing completion was talking about riding again , are you sure your mod 85 is not a 38/9 model or have you fitted a later top end , i trust you are still riding your other panther ,i have a half built new panther l/weight outfit based on a 1955 2 stroke , as i am getting old and the big 600 panther is getting a bit heavy to force through sections , just off to hospital for a rebuild on the knee then i will be back ,, will
  21. hi get some HE30 alloy plate been using it for bash plates on trials outfits for years and never had a problem ,i also make the engine plates / mounting plates and other bits for my other competition bikes , will
  22. how thick is it ,, it looks like the end face of of the camshaft bush check if it is made of bronze if so either it has been left in by someone orthe bush has broken up i have had this happen on a tuned victor 441 motor,but never seen it on the 250 ,, will
  23. hi the outfit looks all there later type frame ,alloy motor , so has probably been set up be used ,in fact i think i remember it from a few years ago the front no also rings in my brain but i cant remember which trial used red lines on it but i am sure it was in the sammy miller seriesnabout ten years ago if it comes up for sale i would be interested if affordable as i am about to build one for the long distance trials and the talmag , the other bits are what looks like a mod g engine ,a later bullet/crusader frame one of the barrels is a 500 rudge ,not sure about the other and the s/v motor , i hope this helps you ,as i mentioned if you are interested in it being used properly and a suitable figure can be agreed i am very interesred pm me if you wish to talkabout it and i will try and find the history for you ,, will.
  24. hi mettise,if you are anywhere hear norfolk call me and i will teach you how to build your own wheels, plus if you need use of a machine shop or welding shop,, with tuition if needed just ask ,i have just retired after 50 years of building competition bikes, so i think it would be good if i can help out people with any problems when building off road bikes ,its time i put something back into the sport that has given me many years enjoyment , this also applies to any forum readers ,the worst way out it will cost the price of the bits which i can source at trade prices plus a beer for me , will.
  25. the enfield looks just right and ready to ride ,it looks to me to have the std front brake anchor ,a boss on the fork leg and a slot on the brake plate, and the bracket at the backs of the leg is a brace/mudguard stay,if its a 500 it would make a really nice outfit ,, think of the fun you could have upsetting the solo riders ,,,,, will
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