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by lardmarc
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: WELCOME!
Topic: hello from fergus
Replies: 8
Views: 105

Re: hello from fergus

If it cruises at 85mph for too long it'll end up riding on one of these.

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Then it'll cruise at 85mph all day.
by lardmarc
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General MT chat
Topic: It could be legit .....
Replies: 19
Views: 418

Re: It could be legit .....

big sid wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:26 pm
I'm sure there were some numbers already stamped there.
Numbers are stamped into the frame, probably by the fella who did the brazing.

On new CCM frames the markings would look like this 歹列 为.

Made in Britain.
by lardmarc
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Other Bike chat
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Hello

Doug Grainger wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:56 pm
I've got the Dellorto 34 carb, and am wondering if the carb / airbox are too restrictive.
Possibly.

Is it a standard Armstrong? Cam, sprocket sizes makes a difference, sprocket sizes.

Welcome to the club.
by lardmarc
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General MT chat
Topic: Stolen MT500
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Stolen MT500

Ewan Mess had an Arrmstrong stolen in Bury St Edmunds in May. Don't know if it's been recovered.
by lardmarc
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: General MT chat
Topic: Stolen MT500
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Stolen MT500

Wirralman wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:58 pm
I can't recall anyone on the forum selling an MT500 without a plate but owners have renewed them.
Neither of these were bought off forum members, I'm just lucky.
by lardmarc
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General MT chat
Topic: It could be legit .....
Replies: 19
Views: 418

Re: It could be legit .....

Wirralman wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:36 pm
I don't know if the plate had numbers punched on before it was riveted to the frame.
No markings under the Armstrong VIN plate.
by lardmarc
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General MT chat
Topic: Stolen MT500
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Stolen MT500

Where you see them with no plates on the frame you know that they are probably stolen with the intent to make money. Not necessarily. I've bought two Armstrongs in the past that the plate has been held on with next to nothing, they get a bit loose and vibrate eventually wearing through the fixing h...
by lardmarc
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General MT chat
Topic: It could be legit .....
Replies: 19
Views: 418

Re: It could be legit .....

You're right. In the aircraft industry we use an ultrasound technique in our non destructive testing which highlights the grain structure of the metal. If it had been stamped previously the fact that those numbers had been ground off would probably still be visible using ultrasound due to the fact ...
by lardmarc
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Felix's project bike
Replies: 22
Views: 3056

Re: Felix's project bike

No way in hell would that 90 degree fitting ever work with an original master cylinder. Fortunately, I’ve got a stock of other angles. Venhill are a waste of time matey, they use a different system of measurement to everyone else as well. I've had wrong hose from them for RD, fireblade, XS so I hav...
by lardmarc
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: General MT chat
Topic: It could be legit .....
Replies: 19
Views: 418

Re: It could be legit .....

At least while checking the frame number the police officer could 'take a knee' without letting us all down.