It only took seventeen years.

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Bevel bob
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Re: It only took seventeen years.

Postby Bevel bob » Sat Nov 06, 2021 5:11 pm

Yes Airman Blue. The bike has gone to a new home in the uk now. It was a pleasure to be able to help a little to get the machine together and running . A gem.

DBDBrian
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Re: It only took seventeen years.

Postby DBDBrian » Sat Nov 06, 2021 5:28 pm

Thought it must have been the same person, I have spoken to him at Snetterton and Mallory and admired that beautiful little machine, he did let me sit on it and go vroom vroom. :D
Brian
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Jordan
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Re: It only took seventeen years.

Postby Jordan » Sun Nov 07, 2021 8:51 pm

Air scoops look nice, but watch out in wet weather.
My Grimeca 4LS brake scared me once when caught in a shower, and it became almost zero effective as a retarder.
I cut up a black plastic oil container and made blanking plates to stop water (and air!) getting through the scoops.
Stuck in place with polyurethane adhesive, they aren't visible from outside.
I don't notice any heat related ill effect, not surprising the way I ride.

Bevel bob
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Re: It only took seventeen years.

Postby Bevel bob » Mon Nov 08, 2021 7:33 am

My brakes only begin to work well once hot ! , Only realised this after I went a bit beserk and overtook some Manx Nortons at Jurby and left the braking a bit late ! . It used to be a race bike and still thinks it is.

DBDBrian
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Re: It only took seventeen years.

Postby DBDBrian » Mon Nov 08, 2021 8:23 pm

Yes Jordan, water in the brake, is not a good arrangement. Many years ago my Goldstar had been standing out in the rain on the prop stand, resulting" unbeknown to me " with a considerable amount of water entering the drum. On setting off I did not use the brake until I came to a tee junction, I shot out straight across both lanes of the main road. Fortunately the road was clear both ways, a bit of a ring tightener at the time, as they say. :D
The large Scoop was really only done for aesthetic reasons, likewise I can't imagine at my time of life I will be requiring a tremendous amount of front brake cooling. Your suggestion re closing off the vent would seem to be sensible idea.

Drum brakes and their performance are a bit unpredictable Bob. I have never used the type of linings which are fitted before, I know the chap who fits them really well, and he advised they would be best suited for my requirements, only time will tell.
Brian
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Beach Life
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Re: It only took seventeen years.

Postby Beach Life » Fri Nov 12, 2021 4:55 am

Oh, yes, how very lovely! The introductory passage in my 750 gt manual states: "....engineering practice at its finest...." and your engine is a great example!


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