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Re: Dynoing a dinosaur
« Reply #15 on: 22.08. 2010 09:51 »
Hay you two, I had a '69 Monty GP MX 360 that would shred tyres on the tar. I was only 11 at the time, yeee harrr. Try to get one now, $16K +
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Re: Dynoing a dinosaur
« Reply #16 on: 22.08. 2010 17:34 »
For those that might be interested. Eddie Dow
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Have you tried opening the valve clearances to .010" & .012"?
Eddie Dow recommended these clearances for max HP in his tuning tips.

http://bsa-a10.hailwood.com/tt11.html Eddie twins tuning tips.

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Re: Dynoing a dinosaur
« Reply #17 on: 23.08. 2010 09:40 »
Jeez Muskrat, a 360 Cappra at 11 years old, I only had a rotten 125cc James. I always vowed I would never own a Villiers engined bike again after it and with the exception of a Greeves Starmaker I never did.
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Re: Dynoing a dinosaur
« Reply #18 on: 23.08. 2010 10:03 »
Don't complain Brian - I was seventeen before I was granted an NSU Quickly ( 50 cc of unbridled power!!!) , took several years a Golden Arrow and a Flash to regain some street cred which I blew with the purchase of a Reliant - you guessed it, not a Scimitar, at least it wasn't yellow.
Did have a lot of fun in that Regal though, imagine a Morgan in permanent reverse  *smiley4*
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Re: Dynoing a dinosaur
« Reply #19 on: 23.08. 2010 10:57 »
I didn't know much about tuning back then. Once I got a push to clutch start her (no kickstart) she fired so I pulled the clutch so my mate could jump on. Gave it a fist full and dropped the clutch. Both of us went over the handlebar. It was running backwards. Doh.
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Re: Dynoing a dinosaur
« Reply #20 on: 23.08. 2010 14:02 »
Don't complain Brian - I was seventeen before I was granted an NSU Quickly ( 50 cc of unbridled power!!!) , took several years a Golden Arrow and a Flash to regain some street cred which I blew with the purchase of a Reliant - you guessed it, not a Scimitar, at least it wasn't yellow.
Did have a lot of fun in that Regal though, imagine a Morgan in permanent reverse  *smiley4*

did this ever happen to ya bill ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=130OVZcMEcA
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Re: Dynoing a dinosaur
« Reply #21 on: 23.08. 2010 15:17 »
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did this ever happen to ya bill ?

No I managed to keep it off it's sides, but often it was on two wheels even with a full crew of mates.
After I sold it, it did the " I don't need a front wheel " bit so I heard, it did brake a rear spring once which I managed replace the wrong way around, sort of crabbed my way around for a while, although this was not the cause of the "Old Berwick Bridge incident" with three mates keeping all three wheels grounded I caught the kerb as we traversed across the bridge, this resulted in the car (HA) swinging around until the front wheel also was up against the kerb and we crabbed across taking up all the road, has to be said it's a narrow bridge though.
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Re: Dynoing a dinosaur
« Reply #22 on: 23.04. 2011 07:41 »
Just found this thread-  super info - does anyone have Dyno figures for  the A65 Lightning or Thunderbolt? I just wanted to see where the power peaks with the high state of tune. I much prefer my A10 GF much softer state of tune and my hands and feet don't go numb with the vibration!

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