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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #440 on: February 21, 2016, 06:16:29 AM »

Mine is just a vinyl cut fake one.  Not that anyone here is going to look it up and burgle my bike, but I think good practice not to put such things on the Internet if you can avoid it.
Yes you can get custom bike plates personalisedplates.co.nz  up to 5 long.  At $969 I can think of lots of better things to buy for my bike.  xz55o (oh, not zero) is available if you want it.

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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #441 on: February 21, 2016, 01:38:45 PM »

Mine is just a vinyl cut fake one.  Not that anyone here is going to look it up and burgle my bike, but I think good practice not to put such things on the Internet if you can avoid it.
Yes you can get custom bike plates personalisedplates.co.nz  up to 5 long.  At $969 I can think of lots of better things to buy for my bike.  xz55o (oh, not zero) is available if you want it.
Yes the price is a bit steep, think I'd rather put the money towards EFI :)

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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #442 on: February 28, 2016, 02:38:42 PM »
Hi POD,
Just back from a tour of the north of the South Island that included a pleasurable day at the Nelson Classic Motorcycle Museum and another at Peter Jacksons WW1 Aircraft display in Blenheim. Amazing what unlimited financial resources can put together! Felt several earthquakes while I was there. Did you suffer any damage in the last shake in your area?
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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #443 on: February 28, 2016, 11:58:14 PM »
Hi POD,
Just back from a tour of the north of the South Island that included a pleasurable day at the Nelson Classic Motorcycle Museum and another at Peter Jacksons WW1 Aircraft display in Blenheim. Amazing what unlimited financial resources can put together! Felt several earthquakes while I was there. Did you suffer any damage in the last shake in your area?
Perhaps the Nelson Classic Motorcycle Museum would be a good place for Re-Vision's museum project?  I've not been there myself.
No damage - a silver lining to having everything packed away in boxes and camping out with relatives for 6 months.

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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #444 on: February 29, 2016, 11:54:14 PM »
Nice try POD.  But NZ is a much farther distance from Texas than Alabama (Barber Motorsports Museum). ;D
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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #445 on: March 01, 2016, 05:23:51 AM »
Sadly the New Zealand Classic Motorcycle Museum has just announced that it is due to be mothballed next month because of the ill health of its owner.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/76971134/sturgess-to-close-his-300motorcycle-nelson-collection

Hopefully the excellent website will be maintained. In case it doesn't, take time to have a look.
http://www.nzclassicmotorcycles.co.nz/

I got reacquainted with John Britten's masterpiece while I was at the museum - valued at $1 million.  In case our American cousins don't know what all the fuss was about, have a look at the naked version of the bike to appreciate its "frameless" design.
http://www.new-zealand-pictures.com/2015/05/britten-motorcycle-naked/
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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #446 on: March 01, 2016, 03:11:52 PM »
"masterpiece" is certainly the appropriate term, but it falls short of doing Johns' creation anything close to justice.  Thankfully, The Barber also has an example.

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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #447 on: March 02, 2016, 04:26:48 AM »
Would Britten's "creative and engineering genius" be better?
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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #448 on: March 02, 2016, 03:25:10 PM »
Absolutely!

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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #449 on: March 24, 2016, 04:19:14 PM »
There is a campervan based on an old truck of some sort at the Geraldine Transport Museum that showcases John Britten's talents. Was really sad to hear about the Nelson Classic bike museum closing. My wife and kids have been but I have not  :'(
May have to do a special trip before it's all over if I'm not too late already.
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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #450 on: March 25, 2016, 02:38:04 AM »
Dingleberry, their site says now closed to the public due to health issues.  You can still see some of it on the site, as there are some nice pics to ogle.   :o

Maybe you could start a movement to make the collection a national park or monument or something.   ;)
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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #451 on: March 31, 2016, 07:45:23 AM »
I was getting a small amount of coolant seeping out the weephole so that means a faulty ceramic seal.

Haynes recommends against servicing your own waterpump, but it seems pretty easy with the correct tool, which I don't have.

Quickly spun this out of Delrin, and bashed it with a hammer instead of a hydraulic press.  Seemed to go OK.

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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #452 on: March 31, 2016, 07:58:56 AM »
Here's the right side with the clutch done, waterpump overhauled and the cover powdercoated in wrinkle black.
The pic doesn't show it so much, but the black case makes the jugs look really really big - and who doesn't like that?

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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #453 on: March 31, 2016, 11:47:27 PM »
Looking VERY tasty!
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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #454 on: April 08, 2016, 03:38:38 AM »
Big Jugs mmmm. Something about them reminds me of the cybermen from Doctor Who.
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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #455 on: May 21, 2016, 01:46:10 AM »
Given the choice of doing wiring, or fiddling with the tank, I chose the latter. 


I'd stripped this tank a while ago so I could repair the significant dentage on either side, and the top.
Today I used a pneumatic dent puller to get it back to normal.  If you haven't used one of these before they are brilliant.  Push a trigger and it spot welds itself, pulls, then twists itself off..  Less then an hour and it's nearly factory smooth.


Then I got carried away and hacked off the swoops at the rear.  Not welded back up yet, but I think it's going to look OK







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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #456 on: May 21, 2016, 05:23:23 AM »
Looked online at pneumatic dent pullers - saw nothing like you described. What is this magic beast?
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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #457 on: May 21, 2016, 07:01:46 AM »
I was using a Wielander + Schill AP95


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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #458 on: May 21, 2016, 08:04:26 AM »
OK that's very cool. Want to get my hands on one of those. I'll try my hire shop.....
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Re: Going Racing
« Reply #459 on: May 21, 2016, 01:28:43 PM »
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Then I got carried away and hacked off the swoops at the rear.  Not welded back up yet, but I think it's going to look OK

be thinking about continue the new body line across the seat lower edge as well?
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