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Forum: Road machines Today, 11:35 AM
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Posted By John Wakefield
I just use normal foam it seems to work OK

I just use normal foam it seems to work OK
Forum: Triumph Greeves machines 17/11/2017, 11:44 PM
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Views: 79
Posted By John Wakefield
Another Tri Greeves

Another Tri Greeves pic from Facebook looks to be owned by George Mundie‎ (not sure if he is a GRA member). Built into a 25DC roadster frame 61/3203 with what looks a Silverstone front hub. Reg...
Forum: Road machines 15/11/2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By John Wakefield
Lasermaster...

Lasermaster https://www.lasermaster.co.uk/easy-order can supply these in copper or aluminium. For aluminium, copper are 4 times as expensive and aluminium will do the same job, I have use alloy ones...
Forum: Trials machines 14/11/2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 649
Posted By John Wakefield
Still trying to get the engine number of Jarno's...

Still trying to get the engine number of Jarno's bike. Have emailed him the location on engine, he says he will look when he gets time, too busy to look at the moment:( How long does it take to read...
Forum: General Greeves chat 14/11/2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By John Wakefield
Bert Thorn/Comerfords

Found this obituary on the net, Bert died 25/8/13 http://www.motorcycletrader.net/BERT-THORN-RIP-.5510186.cms There are a couple of phone numbers quoted, Roger or Angela Davy on 02083986947 or Linda...
Forum: Road machines 13/11/2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By John Wakefield
2T 3T 4T exhaust sealing rings

As many of you will know, sealing the exhaust pipes to the cylinder barrels can be a problem, resulting in sticky black goo dripping from the joint, particularly on 4T engines.
The problem is the...
Forum: Road machines 12/11/2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,518
Posted By John Wakefield
Panniers are by Craven, a good quality make &...

Panniers are by Craven, a good quality make & used by the police. They are still in business https://www.cravens.org.uk/
Forum: Trials machines 12/11/2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By John Wakefield
1958 see this thread...

1958 see this thread http://www.greeves-riders.org.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=7068&highlight=9072%2FTA
Forum: Non-Greeves motorcycle chat 11/11/2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 519
Posted By John Wakefield
As the article says Mike Hobbs is the chairman of...

As the article says Mike Hobbs is the chairman of the Anglian section VMCC. (and a past GRA member) He starts runs from there so lots of people know of his collection, he used to open up the sheds...
Forum: Non-Greeves motorcycle chat 11/11/2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 519
Posted By John Wakefield
Targeted bike theft

The report in Cambridge News http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/raiders-stole-11-vintage-motorbikes-13876385
Forum: Non-Greeves motorcycle chat 09/11/2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 519
Posted By John Wakefield
Good point Brian but would they spend time...

Good point Brian but would they spend time looking for a tracker at the time they nick it, if the theft was discovered in time it could be tracked while still in transit in a van. Are not trackers...
Forum: Non-Greeves motorcycle chat 09/11/2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 519
Posted By John Wakefield
One positive step that owners can take is to fit...

One positive step that owners can take is to fit a tracking device. Has anyone any knowledge or recommendations for these? They seem to vary in price from relatively cheap ones around 50 to...
Forum: Trials machines 08/11/2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 649
Posted By John Wakefield
Will do Colin if I hear back from him, inspection...

Will do Colin if I hear back from him, inspection might be a bit difficult as the bike is in the Netherlands, but of course that would only apply if the bike was coming back to UK and needed to be...
Forum: Road machines 07/11/2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,518
Posted By John Wakefield
Presumably 32DC148B in the USA

Presumably 32DC148B in the USA
Forum: Trials machines 07/11/2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 649
Posted By John Wakefield
Yes apparently I am told most have engine numbers...

Yes apparently I am told most have engine numbers recorded. I have emailed Jarno the position so hopefully he will come back with a number. If the frame number cant be found I am afraid he wont get...
Forum: Trials machines 07/11/2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 649
Posted By John Wakefield
Pathfinder engine numbers

The engine number on a Pathfinder is stamped on the rear of the engine/gearbox casing on the RH side
Forum: Non-Greeves motorcycle chat 06/11/2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 519
Posted By John Wakefield
Probably to late Brian, they are probably in a...

Probably to late Brian, they are probably in a container and out of the country by now. No one would be stupid enough to sell these on eBay (would they?)
Forum: Non-Greeves motorcycle chat 06/11/2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 519
Posted By John Wakefield
A sad state of affairs. Obviously organised...

A sad state of affairs. Obviously organised criminals stealing to order, probably for an overseas collector. Note they took all the high value bikes and left the 'grey porridge' bikes like Mike's...
Forum: New members 05/11/2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By John Wakefield
"No one offers advice" !!! You asked where to...

"No one offers advice" !!! You asked where to get parts books and I replied to you in this thread http://www.greeves-riders.org.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=7048
I dont see that you thanked me for...
Forum: Trials machines 03/11/2017, 11:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By John Wakefield
Dont contact me but the owner of the bike as...

Dont contact me but the owner of the bike as listed in this thread http://www.greeves-riders.org.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=7058
Forum: General Greeves chat 03/11/2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By John Wakefield
Did you get in touch with owner Larry? or having...

Did you get in touch with owner Larry? or having seen the pics have you not bothered as it looks like the bike has vastly changed since your ownership. Some things are sometimes best left as memories.
Forum: Road machines 03/11/2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,518
Posted By John Wakefield
Out of the gearbox!! yes it goes through both...

Out of the gearbox!! yes it goes through both holes to exit in a curve on the outside of the LH engine plate then routed up the beam to handle bars. The adjusting nut needs to be small enough to...
Forum: Road machines 03/11/2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,518
Posted By John Wakefield
NO it goes through hole in BOTH engine plates...

NO it goes through hole in BOTH engine plates from the LH side.
Forum: Non-Greeves engines 02/11/2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By John Wakefield
Have you a pic of whole engine?

Have you a pic of whole engine?
Forum: New members 01/11/2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By John Wakefield
Parts Lists & Service Sheets are available...

Parts Lists & Service Sheets are available (including those for 36mx4 , 24mx4 , & Griffon 380) from the GRA. A list is published on pages 44 and 45 of October Leading Link, together with prices. ...
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