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by Geoff Lewis
Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Product reviews
Topic: Cartridge emulators for 1970s forks
Replies: 30
Views: 40381

Re: Cartridge emulators for 1970s forks

Hi David, Could you explain where in the forks these things go and will they work on very basic forks with crude damping rods like on my CZ's. or other oldies? Or are they only suited to later Japanese and Euro bikes. Do they screw onto the top of the damper rod? or underneath? Are they expensive? R...
by Geoff Lewis
Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Twinshock & Classic Trials
Topic: Classic Trials rules in Australia - who is interested?
Replies: 52
Views: 16022

Re: Classic Trials rules in Australia - who is interested?

Hi All, I didn't mean any personal criticism of John or his efforts which I believe have helped to challenge and inform us. I personally wont be around in the class for much longer . Classics in Victoria is all but dead ( My involvement probably helped kill it!) and bums on seats interstate or rule ...
by Geoff Lewis
Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: Twinshock & Classic Trials
Topic: Classic Trials rules in Australia - who is interested?
Replies: 52
Views: 16022

Re: Classic Trials rules in Australia - who is interested?

Hi All, Interesting to note the opinions from two extreme ends of the spectrum, one for 'systematic change' and one from the 'bums on seats' point of view. To get some clear perspective perhaps we need to find out how many people that the changes (If any) may affect. In Victoria there are only two p...
by Geoff Lewis
Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: Twinshock & Classic Trials
Topic: Showcase Time - Classic era bikes
Replies: 150
Views: 62375

Re: Showcase Time - Classic era bikes

Hi Roger, Nice looking little bike, what is the story behind these machines?
Regards, Geoff.
by Geoff Lewis
Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: Twinshock & Classic Trials
Topic: Basket Cases
Replies: 2218
Views: 820711

Re: Basket Cases

Hi Greg, I was told don't worry about the swingarm "They all do that!" I would repair the frame with some good quality long strand spaghetti as this is much stronger than original Fantic frame tube. Make sure it is 'AL Dente'.
Regards, Geoff.
by Geoff Lewis
Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: Twinshock & Classic Trials
Topic: Showcase Time - Classic era bikes
Replies: 150
Views: 62375

Re: Showcase Time - Classic era bikes

Hi John , I almost look like I know what I'm doing in that pic! I could have bought a WSK from Jonny Munn at Classic Style in Seaford many years ago and it had the squarish cases as seen on the bikes in your posting. I wasn't sure what it was although I did look it up in my Tragatch but decided at t...
by Geoff Lewis
Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: Twinshock & Classic Trials
Topic: Villiers 32A Chaincase oil quantity
Replies: 4
Views: 3021

Re: Villiers 32A Chaincase oil quantity

Thanks hillbilly, There is two bolts one at the bottom, obviously the drain plug and one, not all that much higher which I thought could not possibly be the level plug. As you say if this is the level plug, the case could only hold 75mls or so. In other words the oil is to lubricate the primary chai...
by Geoff Lewis
Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Twinshock & Classic Trials
Topic: Villiers 32A Chaincase oil quantity
Replies: 4
Views: 3021

Villiers 32A Chaincase oil quantity

Hi All, Does any one know the oil quantity required for the clutch and primary chain case for a Villiers 32A? My Vibsa has the slim cases but not the real slim invicar type. Is one particular oil better than another for these engines? I was going to use ATF. I have a very comprehensive workshop manu...
by Geoff Lewis
Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Twinshock & Classic Trials
Topic: Basket Cases
Replies: 2218
Views: 820711

Re: Basket Cases

Hi Greg, Check the swingarm for twist as well, and the bottom , under engine tubes, if they are flattened the headstem gets more raked out. Good luck. I was quoted $1300 to jig and have my frame checked! OOPS! Needless to say I didn't bother and went by eye, which works much better after beer! Regar...
by Geoff Lewis
Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Twinshock & Classic Trials
Topic: fitting tubeless Michelin rears to tube type rims
Replies: 18
Views: 8004

Re: fitting tubeless Michelin rears to tube type rims

Hi All, I still don't know why you need a lanyard and sharkfin for your personal safety but can fit a Tubeless tyre to your old bike that can roll off the rim at any moment and throw you down the road when you are belting back to the tent with your scorecard. Simply doesn't make sense to me. What ar...

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