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EVENTS / Testers Run 16th- 17th September
« Last post by shorrog on August 15, 2017, 11:50:05 AM »
Wolverhampton to Dinas Mawddy and return. A challenging re-enactment of the 1920s factory testers' run- this event was last run in 2015 when a veteran 3 1/2 hp became the first centenarian motorcycle to climb the test hill.

Please contact Trevor Davies for further details. Tel 01952 691231
Technical Discussion Forum / 1930 Model 9 rear wheel adjustment cam
« Last post by VicYouel on August 10, 2017, 05:13:39 PM »
A new member has acquired a machine that is fitted with what appears to be an adjustment cam on the rear wheel spindle on the chain side. The part is listed in the 1930 parts list. This only seem to be used for one year. Should it have an adjustment screw on the opposite side fitted to the frame?
Technical Discussion Forum / Re: Oil Pump
« Last post by phutton on August 09, 2017, 05:02:54 PM »
Once the flow has been established, you won't need to prime the pipe again.

Technical Discussion Forum / Re: Oil Pump
« Last post by Upperstoker on August 09, 2017, 01:06:25 PM »
Thanks, most helpful and reassuring.

Will look at priming the feed pipe to the head and gauge but will the oil eventually fill these pipes through running the bkie?
Technical Discussion Forum / Re: Oil Pump
« Last post by phutton on August 09, 2017, 12:55:51 PM »
The pump on these machines is quite a low capacity, so it does take a little while for the flow to become apparent. You won't see on just kicking the engine over.

You should have a tell-tale on the pump, and this is what you should look for. You see it start to come out after the engine has been running for a minute or so. If it does, then the problem is with the feed to the head or to the gauge, so it might be worth priming the feed pipe to the head. I'm afraid it's a matter of elimination with the engine running.

Technical Discussion Forum / Oil Pump
« Last post by Upperstoker on August 09, 2017, 12:38:37 PM »
For a 1935 Model 9 what is the best way for me to check the oil pump is working correctly?

Currently  I am not getting any oil presure reading at the gauge when the bike is running. May be a faulty gauge or feed pipe. Bike is new to me so dont know its history. I have the oil tank tap on full (no 3 setting) and oil is flowing to the pump, having disconnected the pipe to check. I have disconected each of the other unions at the pump in turn and kicked the bike over but no oil flow! Does the bike need to be running to get the piump to be fully operational?
EVENTS / Re: Les Newman run 2017
« Last post by huwparsons on August 06, 2017, 01:50:51 PM »
Hello all

Two weeks today for the Les Newman run, details as before.
Hope to see you there!


Technical Discussion Forum / Re: Front chain case
« Last post by phutton on August 04, 2017, 05:50:08 PM »
Looks like 1929 to me, M5/6/9.

Technical Discussion Forum / Front chain case
« Last post by andythomp on August 03, 2017, 11:11:36 AM »
Hi I have a front chain case cover which has ears for the screws and a 4 screw clutch cover. Photo attached.
Am missing the back part.
Has anyone got the back part that bolts to the gearbox that they could lend me so that I can make up a pattern?
Or if someone has one they might part with in any condition, I would be pleased to hear from you.
Andy Thompson
Technical Discussion Forum / Re: Magnetto
« Last post by Upperstoker on August 02, 2017, 01:40:10 PM »
Thanks for update.
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