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Forum: Scrambles machines 04/01/2017, 01:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,165
Posted By Mike48
megaphone exhaust

Can anyone help me? I'm searching for a megaphone exhaust as used in the late 50s on 9E Villiers comp bikes. Purely for display purposes, of course!
If as I suspect there aren't any, the...
Forum: Non-Greeves engines 03/09/2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 352
Posted By Mike48
Villiers 9E megaphone exhaust

Does anyone have a diagram/dimensions/photograph/original of the competition exhaust for the 9E Villiers powered machines circa 1955/56? I assume it will be a megaphone type. I want it for my 1956...
Forum: Parts sourcing 07/04/2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By Mike48
Yes, the frame was purchased because it was a TT...

Yes, the frame was purchased because it was a TT type, for US import, and 1 of 30 made, so quite unique. Trouble is, we're in Australia, so access to simple bits like engine plates is a bit more...
Forum: Parts sourcing 28/03/2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By Mike48
Mk5 Engine Plates

A good friend of mine has taken on a restoration based on a Mk5 Challenger, and going on his last effort - a Dot White Strength 250 which is outstanding - he will do a great job.
He has been trying...
Forum: Non-Greeves motorcycle chat 19/11/2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,400
Posted By Mike48
I blame " VMX" magazine - an Australian mag - for...

I blame " VMX" magazine - an Australian mag - for rekindling my interest in classic bikes in 2001. It has changed a little over the years, now features more overseas stories, but has stuck to almost...
Forum: Trials machines 24/07/2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By Mike48
Two years ago I visited Simon at Nametab, and he...

Two years ago I visited Simon at Nametab, and he built up a great 9E engine for me. This year I came back looking for more power/capacity. I had read about 250/350 conversions, but believe they are...
Forum: Off-topic chat 23/05/2013, 02:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By Mike48
Talking Finally got it, so I'm now mobile from 3rd June. ...

Finally got it, so I'm now mobile from 3rd June. Gonna run up a few miles over the next 3 months.
Forum: Off-topic chat 19/05/2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By Mike48
What is amazing is my contact phone number has...

What is amazing is my contact phone number has since received 7 phone calls from the very insurance companies who have raised barriers to my applications, wanting to waste my time telling me the same...
Forum: Off-topic chat 19/05/2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By Mike48
Angry Insurance Drama

Due to arrive in England in 10 days, thought I'd need some transport to get to the meetings. Bought a car, with a guaranteed buy back in 4 months - a good deal I thought. Then tried to insure it! ...
Forum: General Greeves chat 17/04/2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,911
Posted By Mike48
I've been using Silkolene Pro2 Kart in the...

I've been using Silkolene Pro2 Kart in the Villiers iron barrel engine since rebuild, in daytime temperatures of over 30 selsius. It has been clean burning - even at 25/1. Though I wish the smell...
Forum: Events, meetings and shows 11/04/2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,248
Posted By Mike48
Sounds like a great event! I'll be based in Kent...

Sounds like a great event! I'll be based in Kent by that date, but where is the race held, I'd love to be there. I don't mind a drive, race meetings in Australia can be hundreds of miles away at...
Forum: Links & resources 05/03/2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 963
Posted By Mike48
Is there anyone out there who has a leather maker...

Is there anyone out there who has a leather maker who still can make up a pair of leathers in the classic style. No one at home even tries - not enough demand.
I'll be in the UK for 3 mths from end...
Forum: Links & resources 11/02/2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 963
Posted By Mike48
Sorry, Sprocket. I may have been born in the...

Sorry, Sprocket. I may have been born in the USA, but I've lived in Australia for many years. I went to the championship round at Pontrilas in 2011, and noticed riders wearing leather old style...
Forum: Links & resources 10/02/2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 963
Posted By Mike48
Period Leather pants

I've always felt that a major part of classic scrambling is presentation - looking the part as well as going as fast as you deem prudent. For the last couple of years, I've gone halfway, with open...
Forum: Events, meetings and shows 14/12/2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By Mike48
This is great! Looks like I'll have to go...

This is great! Looks like I'll have to go touring mid-week. I'd love to get back to Pontrilas again - nice people, and a good natural terrain track. Must wear my AMCA 2011 tshirt.
Mike
Forum: Events, meetings and shows 12/12/2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By Mike48
Don't miss events 2013

I came visiting in April 2011 for a month, had a great time, caught a round of the British titles at Pontrilas, and the Stafford motorcycle show.
In 2013, I will be back, from late May until mid...
Forum: Non-Greeves engines 05/12/2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By Mike48
Thank you people, I had a good look in my copy of...

Thank you people, I had a good look in my copy of Villiers S&T, and got the details I wanted. The M25S engine I have would have started life in a FB scrambles model 82 circa 1958-62. Also, as they...
Forum: Non-Greeves engines 30/11/2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By Mike48
AMC 2stroke engine ID

Somehow I have ended up with a 250cc AMC engine. It is out of a Francis Barnett, and is a very heavy, complex beast. I have been attempting to id the year & model from the engine number, M25S -...
Forum: Books & publications 28/08/2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By Mike48
Thanks, guys, helpful as usual! Mike

Thanks, guys, helpful as usual!

Mike
Forum: Books & publications 24/08/2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By Mike48
Recommendations pls

I have seen the following books on Amazon recently, and wonder if they are worth a read.
Off Road Giants vol 2
Legendary Motocross Bikes

There must be a "Off Road Giants vol 1", so I guess my...
Forum: General Greeves chat 26/02/2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 25,750
Posted By Mike48
I notice now that KBS is stating it's Gold tank...

I notice now that KBS is stating it's Gold tank sealer is totally impervious to ethenol mixed fuels, and can be used in fibreglass tanks. Might be right.
Forum: Projects 19/02/2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,927
Posted By Mike48
Interesting what a differencethe base gasket...

Interesting what a differencethe base gasket material can make. A local club member in Brisbane has just fitted a tufnol? base gasket/spacer in his Grifon - he had been using, I believe an aluminium...
Forum: Books & publications 31/01/2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,084
Posted By Mike48
Got my copy yesterday, almost all read. Great...

Got my copy yesterday, almost all read. Great photos, interesting articles. All I have to do is get some autographs - looks like I'll have to come back to visit again - good excuse!

Mike
Forum: Greeves engines 05/01/2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,467
Posted By Mike48
Re the eligibility concern, I was lucky enough to...

Re the eligibility concern, I was lucky enough to attend the Pontrilas round of the British classic championship when I was in the UK in April last year. I can't speak for championship round...
Forum: Non-Greeves engines 05/01/2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,416
Posted By Mike48
I'm just surprised classic motorcycles - or at...

I'm just surprised classic motorcycles - or at least post50 appear to use mostly imperial measurements for chassis components but metric for engine measurements. I thought Briutish bikes of that era...
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