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by Colin Linz
Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:32 pm
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: another one brought back from the dead
Replies: 2
Views: 2838

How's the Big Ends after so long without use?

Great to see another one resurected.
by Colin Linz
Sun Apr 09, 2006 4:41 am
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: I've just finished rebuilding it.
Replies: 3
Views: 3163

Thanks. Apart from using a lathe I borrowed to do the foot pegs everything else was done at home. Unfortunately circumstances have changed somewhat and I now need to get something I can use for daily commuting so it’s on ebay at the moment. It’s something I hate doing and I wish I could find an alte...
by Colin Linz
Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:49 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: oh no an oil question
Replies: 3
Views: 2734

I can’t offer any personal experience; it just doesn’t get cold where I live. But from the other oil thread and some engine oil manufacturers use lists 20w50 would suit and is fairly common. It also appears that synthetics are OK, and these might be a better option when using multi grade oils. I not...
by Colin Linz
Fri Mar 10, 2006 6:23 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: 860gt stuck in 2nd...
Replies: 7
Views: 3544

Sorry I can’t help with a specific answer, I just don’t know if they have a common problem in this area and I have never experienced it on my bike. All I can do is explain what you will need to look for. I will assume that you have checked the shift mechanism and this is OK. Basically there could be...
by Colin Linz
Fri Mar 03, 2006 6:03 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: The dreaded oil Question!!!
Replies: 53
Views: 34046

Airmale, I have enjoyed the discussion; it has provided some interesting reading and a range of thoughts regarding engine oil. There is a site that has wear tests of different oil on it, but I have lost the link and have been too busy to try and chase it up. They ran the same engine on a dyno in the...
by Colin Linz
Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:19 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: The dreaded oil Question!!!
Replies: 53
Views: 34046

The old duke giving to some newer tackle. I entered this corner behind the Repsol Honda replica, as it was a track day and not a race I had to go around the outside of him.

Old Duke, old 50 wieght oil, its all good.

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by Colin Linz
Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:09 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: The dreaded oil Question!!!
Replies: 53
Views: 34046

If your not sick of reading about oil the link below has some good data in it.

http://theoildrop.server101.com/ubb/ult ... 1;t=009433
by Colin Linz
Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:06 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: The dreaded oil Question!!!
Replies: 53
Views: 34046

Re: oil

Hi again everyone, Thanks to Colin and others for the great links and lots of interesting reading. After doing lots of this, my only question is ,” Why the heck are you guys using straight weight oil”? The best reason I’ve read to date, is that someone else recommended it. In all this reading, the ...
by Colin Linz
Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:02 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: The dreaded oil Question!!!
Replies: 53
Views: 34046

With regard to high detergent oils. One aspect other than the particulate suspending properties that may hinder their effect is their ability to foam. Engine oils do have an anti foaming agent, but with the bevels high volume of flow and GTX's higher level of detergent additives there could still be...
by Colin Linz
Tue Feb 21, 2006 4:41 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: The dreaded oil Question!!!
Replies: 53
Views: 34046

When it comes to oil shear I would suggest that the gearbox would have a much higher effect on this than the bevel drive system. This is also why I prefer the mono grade oil, mono’s tend to be more stable in their viscosity in this environment while multi grades can loose half their viscosity in a v...
by Colin Linz
Sat Jan 28, 2006 4:05 am
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: I've just finished rebuilding it.
Replies: 3
Views: 3163

I've just finished rebuilding it.

I made the mistake of dropping my bike last year, so it’s been out of action for a while. I had to strip all the bodywork off and repair and paint it, make some new foot pegs and controls and change the left crank case cover. I thought I would take the opportunity to give the engine a freshen up and...
by Colin Linz
Sun Jan 15, 2006 12:08 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Why changing the oil often is SO important !
Replies: 2
Views: 2727

I would be expecting to see more iron sludge than normal after a rebuild as everything beds in. That doesn’t change the fact that you are right regarding the need for regular oil changes. With the viscosity loss due to the shearing action of the gears, and the build up of acids in the oil brought on...
by Colin Linz
Wed Jan 04, 2006 4:04 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Flywheel puller for Darmah?
Replies: 2
Views: 2567

I modified a three leg puller. It has worked fine so far, but I would not like to place it under a lot of load.
by Colin Linz
Fri Sep 23, 2005 3:23 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: spark plug consumption 77 900 ss
Replies: 3
Views: 2629

My 78 GTS has just started fouling spark plugs quite often. A new one will last about 40 klm, if I clean it it may go for another few kilometres. When I fit the new plug the bike will blow heaps of blue smoke for a little while, then clear up. On a recent ride, a mate told me my bike was a little sm...
by Colin Linz
Fri Sep 23, 2005 3:14 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: POR-15 Tank sealer, any experience with this product
Replies: 6
Views: 3973

Re: follow up

the por stuff seems to be working great, no more stuck carbs, an dthe bubbling on the tank seems to have stabilized. That’s great to hear. I might need some myself if our nations illustrious leader has his way. He wants to include up to 5% ethanol in fuel without any labelling. He has been trying t...

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