1911 Precision

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1911 Precision

Postby Panther » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:49 am

The Vintage Motorcycle Club have a 1911 Precision motorcycle which was acquired from a club member.

The bike had been in the possession of the club for a couple of years and the rule is that the bike may not be sold.
This bike has taken part in a number of DJ Runs and in its last run, 1996, the bike was involved in an accident with a Taxi in Newcastle at the end of day 1. Needless to say the bike was practically a write-off and over the past number of years the bike has been on the path to restoration and has passed through a number of hands to get to the current state.

I am the current 'caretaker' of the bike and completing the final touches to get the bike ready for a) the annual concours in Kenya and b) for the 1913 DJ run which i hope to take part in on this particular bike.
In order to do this i will need to get seriously fit and lose some weight!

Anyway, the bike is almost done and on Saturday i took a couple of snaps.
Work that still needs to be done is as follows:
- Front brake installed
- Left pedal mechanism to be fixed and fitted (part currently being custom made)
- Rear stand catch to be repaired and fitted (part currently being custom made)
- New front wheel with original hub. A new wheel and tyres were ordered and received from the UK. The wheel is currently being built up. At the moment the bike has a "Dik Weil" on the front!
- Roadworthy, paperwork, etc.
- We are also looking at modifying the rear wheel mechanism to make it easier to pedal the cycle

The bike is a 1911 Precision, 600cc single speed pedal driven motorcycle.
No clutch, manual air / fuel mixture operated

In all her glory
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The logo
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The riders view
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Front view
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controls
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Tank, with integrated fuel /oil tank. Notice the oil pump on the right, operated by the rider to feed the motor
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Motor
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Rear wheel with drive belt
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Drive belt on crank
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Rear wheel brake - just a piece of shaped wood
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Headlight
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Right side
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Left side
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Hope you enjoy!
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Re: 1911 Precision

Postby Jaws » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:41 pm

Oh wow!

Love it! Words fail me!!

May I use the pics on the DJ Run website please?

For fitness preparation may I suggest 5-10Ks each day - pushing the bike! (Just to run in the new wheel hub!)

cheers
jaws
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Re: 1911 Precision

Postby Panther » Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:10 pm

You welcome to use the pics.
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Re: 1911 Precision

Postby Jaws » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:16 pm

Thanks kindly

I notice 3 levers on the right handle bar. Please give a brief description of each function.

Please also provide brief description of the function of the lever on the left side of the tank. Looks like it goes to the magneto?

cheers
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Re: 1911 Precision

Postby Panther » Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:24 pm

Jaws wrote:Thanks kindly

I notice 3 levers on the right handle bar. Please give a brief description of each function.

Please also provide brief description of the function of the lever on the left side of the tank. Looks like it goes to the magneto?

cheers
Jaws


On the right hand handlebar, on the top you have the fuel and air mixture levers.
Underneath is the decompression lever.

On the left handlebar is the front brake reverse lever

On the tank on the left is the magneto advance/retard lever
On the right of the tank is the oil pump to lubricate the motor while you riding.

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Re: 1911 Precision

Postby Jaws » Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:17 pm

Thanks kindly

Have added to Precision page here http://www.djrun.co.za/Precision.html

cheers
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