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by steveO
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Rear Tyre Size
Replies: 15
Views: 1018

Re: Rear Tyre Size

I have Alans car rim on a Guzzi centre wheel on my series 1. Need to watch what size (width) will fit in the swing arm. I have a 135 Firestone. Had problems in Canada finding a tire to fit. Neil in Eastern Canada has I think a 145. Makes a lot of difference I always felt the rear bike wheel was flex...
by steveO
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy Triking Christmas
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: Happy Triking Christmas

Seasons greetings and a happy new year to all from Western Canada.
Lots of snow here so very little garage time.
Steve
by steveO
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2020 Calendar
Replies: 22
Views: 1524

Re: 2020 Calendar

Eric, makes me think of fitting a snow plough to the front. I can just imagine it with a huge rooster tail of snow flying into the cockpit. Flying helmet and googles definitely needed!
Steve
by steveO
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2020 Calendar
Replies: 22
Views: 1524

Re: 2020 Calendar

Thanks Tony,
Calendar arrived in Calgary in what must be record short time.
Another great job. Great pics, but no snow unlike here.
Thanks,
Steve
by steveO
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Petrol Pump Failure.
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: Petrol Pump Failure.

On my type 1 the SU pump is some 34 years old so probably should carry or install a Facet in parallel so pipes can be easily switched over. Takes hours to get a tow truck up in the mountains around here.
Carrying a spare distributer wont help if no petrol.
Steve
by steveO
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 2020 Calendar
Replies: 22
Views: 1524

Re: 2020 Calendar

One for me in Calgary please.
Thanks
Steve
by steveO
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Information 1000cc Triking with Ford gearbox etc
Replies: 5
Views: 846

Re: Information 1000cc Triking with Ford gearbox etc

Not possible to remove the sump without lifting engine. Might be possible with an external oil filter. At least one T1 has been modified to make the cross member removable. Not possible to fit a sump extension. It is not such a big deal to lift the engine. I'm 67 and remove it from my T1 in under 30...
by steveO
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Tall Triking Drivers
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: Tall Triking Drivers

If left hand drive you get slightly more pedal room. Dropping the back of the seat base a couple of inches say 50mm through the floor is supposed to work well. Being 5'6" don't have a problem myself.
Steve
by steveO
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Less Depressed
Replies: 0
Views: 328

Less Depressed

Hi, Changed the head and base gaskets on both barrels as slight oil weeping. (1985 ish G% engine) The bores and heads are virtually unworn as they should be at only 11,000 km. Some wear on one valve stem, but not enough to need replacement. I was expecting some valve seat recession from previous own...
by steveO
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Depressed
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: Depressed

Richard and Pat I wish the weather had be conducive to a decent trip this year but worst summer on record. Should have emigrated to Aus. lol Westend interested in adaption of a dip tube sender. I have a full machine shop and welder so would not be an issue to make. Any info appreciated. Weather is s...