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Announcements / Recent Spammer Registrations
« on: June 07, 2019, 09:28:27 AM »
We've had a rash of spammer registrations recently. Most are filtered out automatically by to which I (we) subscribe.

However, that database relies on forum owners reporting spammers, which, when added to the database results in all future registrations from that username, email or IP address are barred.
This has always worked reliably but the spammers have developed a counter whereby they register but don't post for a while (sometimes weeks) and by the time they are reported they have already made it onto loads of forums.

The upshot of this is a request from me for diligence by those who are on here every day.
If you see something suspicious* then please PM me as I will get it immediately. I'll then simply delete them and their rubbish.

* normally anything that has a load of links in it or stuff that isn't anything to do with SOHCs.



Announcements / New limits for attachments
« on: May 31, 2019, 03:12:01 PM »
Hi all

I have increased the limits for attachments as follows:

  • Attached image now 3Mb (was 2Mb)
  • Limit of 5 images per post unchanged
  • Limit of 6Mb per post scrapped (you can now add 5 x 3Mb if you like

This reflects a recent "upgrade" to less expensive server space :)


Updated FAQ here:,1915.msg3755.html

Other Bikes / Jota 120 (not Jota120...)
« on: May 10, 2019, 09:00:28 AM »

The first Laverda Jota 120 with the team that made it. L to R Brian Farmer, Richard Slater, Steve Winterton and yours truly.
Gas flowed, 3:1 exhaust, Astralite wheels, Brembo floating discs with 48mm calipers and a one piece seat and tank unit. A veritable missile in its day.

Story here

CB500/550 / Nice pair on ebay
« on: April 01, 2019, 07:01:08 AM »

Anorak's Corner / Primary School Science
« on: March 15, 2019, 07:45:05 PM »
Anoraks only...

My wife teaches year 4 primary (9 year olds)

Next week they are doing “rust”

I’ve been asked (= told) to find a load of experimental kit:

Steel nail
Zinc plated nail
Stainless nail
Copper nail
Brass nail
Wrought iron nail

These are to be subjected to immersion in the following:

Carbonated water
Salty water
Lemon juice

I can probably dig up most of them as screws or bolts, but copper nails?

Would anyone like to predict what 30 year fours will find?

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CB350/400 / MOVED: New (to me!) '77 CB400F - US model
« on: February 14, 2019, 04:12:46 PM »

Out & About / London Bike Show 2019
« on: February 13, 2019, 06:07:28 PM »
I’m going on Friday with my son-in-law (Street Triple R)

Anyone else?

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Misc / Open / What do you own 2019? (Main bike only please)
« on: January 11, 2019, 07:17:04 AM »
I've updated this for 2019 - I suspect there are even more 400s on here now than there were last time...

Please only vote for your "main" bike, be it a rider or a restoration. It would be very easy to skew the result if you have a barn full of bikes (like James  ))

Edit - polls don’t show on Tapatalk. I don’t know why but will try and find out.

A new member recently emailed me and called my forum "a joke"

Before I delete him, just thought I'd check as to whether this actually works...  I can't test it myself as the admin rules are different.


Out & About / Unit 1 Motorcycles, Wickham Market, Oct 18
« on: October 07, 2018, 10:11:56 AM »
This place is just a few miles up the road from my mother-in-law's place in Ufford, Woodbridge but I've never been there before.

After dropping her off on Satrday morning for a flu jab at the doctors' in Wickham Market, I drove down there and introduced myself.

First surprise - walked in and David Silver was standing there with a cup of coffee!

We chatted about bikes (as you do)

They have some really nice stock - said they were short of Hondas at the moment (just one 400/4) but had half a dozen 916s coming in soon...

Only had 20 mins so took some photos and promised to go back next time I'm in the area.

Long time since I've seen an RRN 'Blade

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Two RC30s

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Lots of Ducatis

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Two H2s and a CB450

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CB500/550 / K0 Bobber?
« on: October 05, 2018, 08:50:40 PM »
I’m in danger of needing an anorak here.

K0? Surely not with a 21 frame.

If you shoot me down on this I reserve the right to delete the thread.
(I’m the admin so I can do what I like )

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Announcements / * New * "Out & About" Board
« on: September 30, 2018, 09:37:53 AM »
To keep all those thoughts, reports and photos in one place, I have created a new board in the "General" section.

I've moved some threads there. If you find one that I've missed, just drop me a line.


Member 4 Sales / CB500 taper roller head bearings
« on: September 09, 2018, 01:06:57 PM »
Found in my toolbox and unlikely to ever use them. They have “CB500F Aug 02” written on the box in my handwriting.

Yours for the postage.

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Member 4 Sales / CB500 piston rings
« on: September 09, 2018, 01:01:58 PM »
Found these in the bottom of my toolbox.
They look complete with four parts in each box.
Free to a good home (pay postage if you like)

I’m sure one of our resident engine builders will want these for their “stash”

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Other Bikes / One for the Cub boys…
« on: August 15, 2018, 05:31:05 PM »

1.1M people. 1M bicycles. Scooters everywhere (no helmets, driven by the old and the young, mostly on cyclepaths and footpaths).

I saw a motorcycle on Tuesday. A guy on an R1. He looked well out of place.

Saw this:

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