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by conti-mental
Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:25 am
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: What's wrong with this picture?
Replies: 12
Views: 12753

Re: What's wrong with this picture?

It doesn't do much for confidence when an advert says 'lead seal intact' does it!? :roll:

Perhaps it was put there to stop the next guy over-torquing it &'
by conti-mental
Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: Bevel Drive Twins
Topic: 75 900SS cases - on the lookout
Replies: 1
Views: 2031

75 900SS cases - on the lookout

I'm looking for some original cases for my '75 900SS - Mine were scrapped due to a gearbox failure in the '77 TT. Sad to say, I'm on the lookout because I'm under orders to sell the bike to fund a house extension, and I guess the GTS cases it's currently wearing may affect its attractiveness. If any...
by conti-mental
Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: Bevel Drive Twins
Topic: 1975 900 ss for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 4046

Re: 1975 900 ss for sale

It didn't take long, did it!?

I'll have to part company with my '75 900SS soon, but I'm trying to delay as long as I can!
by conti-mental
Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Bevel Drive Twins
Topic: Who else thinks this is a GT conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 2281

Re: Who else thinks this is a GT conversion

Looks a lot like a post-'76 frame, too - the silencer hangers are a big giveaway, ne c'est pas?
by conti-mental
Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: Bevel Drive Twins
Topic: '75 900SS Kickstart & front M Cyl Wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 1136

'75 900SS Kickstart & front M Cyl Wanted

Hi all, As it says, I need a kickstart for my '75 model 900SS. This version has a similar hinge arrangenment to the earlier 750SS but with a straight lever - see pic below. I have a mint later version, freshly rechromed by S&T in the UK which I'd be happy to trade. Otherwise, I'll be happy to pay a ...
by conti-mental
Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:26 am
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: Original Factory Water Decals v Reproduction Vinyl Stickers
Replies: 14
Views: 5321

All these graphics are paint...

Image

Unfortunately, I've since discovered that one bike was light blue (as per the fairing), so one set is being reworked :roll:

Cheers,

Andy
by conti-mental
Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: Original Factory Water Decals v Reproduction Vinyl Stickers
Replies: 14
Views: 5321

Interesting post...likewise, I only just spotted it! I first did a paintlob on my '75 900SS around 23 years ago, and the 'desmo', 'ducati' and '900 supersport' decals I bought back then were rub-down transfers. They were nice and thin and although they did stand a little proud of the paintwork, they...
by conti-mental
Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:12 am
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: Pics of my 75 900 ss
Replies: 16
Views: 17649

That's a real beauty!

Nice to see another '75 out there. How long have you had it?
by conti-mental
Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: Cylinder misfire/???
Replies: 6
Views: 2508

Nisfire

Have you tried a different grade plug - I run B7HS on my ss, and I'm tempted to go down to a B6HS.....It always seems to be the rear cylinder that fouls plugs; maybe a result of the different pipe length. I noticed a while ago that the LH (rear) silencer puts out cooler gases than the front, even wh...
by conti-mental
Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: Whats a good aftermarket shock
Replies: 15
Views: 5547

I put Ikons on last year. Steve's stuff looks the mutts nuts, but postage & duties to the UK make it a bit non-viable, which is a pity. Anyway, the Ikons absolutely transformed the handling of my SS, but showed up the front end for the bag of **** that it was, due to the springs having sagged over t...
by conti-mental
Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: squarecase flywheel removal. backyard methods that work?
Replies: 4
Views: 2240

Glad you got it sorted without any more hassle :))

Cheers,

Andy
by conti-mental
Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:37 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: SS Exhaust Header Pipe Numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 2636

I just went and had another look at what's in the garage...
I've got a -24 ready to go on the other bike and comparing it to the -23 I'd say the bends are identical, but the -24 is maybe 5mm longer at the rear.

Cheers,

Andy
by conti-mental
Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:39 am
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: Smiths Instruments question
Replies: 4
Views: 2281

Well, I left it over a week, but still no reply __?__
Meantime I spoke to Gaggs here in the UK and they have the right face, so it looks like I'm all set ;)

Cheers,

Andy
by conti-mental
Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:42 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: SS Exhaust Header Pipe Numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 2636

My '75 ss pipes are 0775-84-023 and -028.

I know from experience that the later pipes don't fit the '75 model :roll:

Cheers,

Andy
by conti-mental
Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:50 am
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: Another 1975 900SS is here.
Replies: 16
Views: 9100

I've previously commented on the '75 blues, but here goes... My roadworthy example had straight dark blue trim - I colourmatched it from the original decal on the front mudguard: I managed to cut back the yellowed lacquer to get to the 'fresh' colour, so I'm confident ;) it's a good match... Max Mey...

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