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Offline a7abw

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« on: July 22, 2013, 03:55:06 PM »
Greetings to all the MadModders from Stellenbosch in South Africa.

I have no former machining experience or training but recently bought a Myford Super 7 which will help me keep my vintage motorbikes in (hopefully) running condition. Still feeling my way gingerly around the lathe but I'm really enjoying getting to grips with it.

I'm sure that I'll learn a great deal from the many wise heads here.

Regards,

Adrian


« Last Edit: July 22, 2013, 04:30:49 PM by a7abw »

Offline spuddevans

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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2013, 04:00:31 PM »
Hi Adrian :wave: Welcome to Madmodder  :mmr:

Pull up a chair and join in the fun, and the more pictures of what you do the better  :worthless: :)


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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2013, 05:49:16 PM »
Hi Adrian.

Welcome to the Collective!  :borg:

Don't forget, we like pictures..... Especially of vintage bikes!  :thumbup:

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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2013, 07:06:32 PM »
Hi Adrian, and welcome aboad. Do introduce us to your bikes!

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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2013, 08:27:45 PM »
Hi Adrian!

Welcome to the collective :borg:

Plenty to learn here (I still am!).

Don't forget, we like pictures..... Especially of vintage bikes!  :thumbup:

+1 to what he said.

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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2013, 08:54:45 PM »
Feeling gingerly to get to grips with it?

Hell, grab ahold of it,  jump on in, set right down, come out swingin, and jaw a spell! Welcome to every mixed metaphor we can shake a stick at, which is a lot further than we can throw one, and make yourself at home! Plus take pictures and post them, in case that hasn't been mentioned yet.

Welcome Adrian!  :beer: :wave:
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2013, 05:03:58 PM »
hi and welcume

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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2013, 05:58:29 PM »
Thank you kindly for making me feel so welcome.

My old bikes:
1972 Triumph Bonneville - currently being rebuilt into a Cafe Racer
1936 Triumph Tiger 80 - 350cc ohv
1935 Velocette GTP - 250cc two stroke
1913 Royal Enfield - 770cc V twin JAP engine

They're all running, apart from the Bonneville ... well that's not entirely true, the Enfield was running until a few weeks ago and now I can't get it started.

I'll post a few pics once I figure out how to do that.

Thanks once more.

Adrian



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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2013, 06:40:41 PM »
Welcome!
From here, it looks like you should replace to points, condensors, and ignition wiring, and look at the coils while you're at it.
mosey :zap: