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Horsley-Anarak
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God help my grandkids

Post by Horsley-Anarak » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:18 pm

This will piss off any potential daughter in law:)
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Will be worth the effort, even having to sort out a cooling system.
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Re: God help my grandkids

Post by tambikeboy » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:44 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Roll me up and smoke me when I die
Regret is just a memory written on my brow

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Post by Oyster 49 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:49 pm

:P

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Post by Raya » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:46 pm

When he grows up, he might like this bike.
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Rob Ripley
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Post by Rob Ripley » Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:02 pm

That looks like an aircooled Eclipse, I used to run a 5HP twin ...... until the conrod separated at 7500RPM.

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Post by Charles uk » Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:55 pm

Then why the radiator?
Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.

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Rob Ripley
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Post by Rob Ripley » Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:15 pm

I was commenting on the first image.

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Post by Charles uk » Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:53 pm

Sorry!
Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.

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Rob Ripley
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Post by Rob Ripley » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:28 am

Not as sorry as I was to sell it after it was rebuilt.
The rod let go at the big end, and folded up in the piston, there was a small chip to the bottom of the barrel liner, otherwise no (at least visible) damage. I made a wooden blank of the surviving rod and a foundry cast another for me, and did most of the machining and balancing for me. I learnt how to scrape the big end to fit. Many months later (this was around 55 years ago) I fired it up and ran it. By then I many more attractions that took my time (and money) so I sold it.

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