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'62 ES2 - Testing photo upload from Flickr

Postby robs ss » Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:58 pm

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Re: '62 ES2 - Testing photo upload from Flickr

Postby robs ss » Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:02 pm

Bugger - for some reason the photos don't display on this site.
Tried Photobucket but won't successfully upload my photos??
Any gems of wisdom out there? I'm using this as a test before posting photos od my 650SS project
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Re: '62 ES2 - Testing photo upload from Flickr

Postby grandpaul » Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:54 pm

Let me try...

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Nope, I guess not.

I use PictureTrail. i used it free till I maxxed out, then I've been paying for more and more storage as I keep adding hundreds of photos. I'm up to like $80 a year now, but I can go back 10 - 12 years and they're still there.
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Re: '62 ES2 - Testing photo upload from Flickr

Postby robs ss » Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:37 am

Try again as Photobucket appears to be working...

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Excellent! At least I can finally make it work
By the way this is my Dad's '62 Model 50 that he was working on converting to a short stroke 500 but did not complete before he died - asked me to finish (so the title of ES2 is not strictly correct)
The work done includes:
* BMW R80 barrel & piston (350cc out to 500cc)
* 32mm Mikuni flat slide carb (out from 25mm Amal)
* Porting & machining of head to suit both above (10.8:1 comp ratio)
* Ivan Tighe high lift, long duration cams
* Pazon ignition
* 12V negative earth rewire
* Oberg oil filter
* TickleTLS front brake
* Manx replica seat, mudguards, etc
* Norton Commando alloy primary cases (means no centre stand)
* Bob Newby belt primary drive
* X-ring final drive chain
* Ken Macintosh crank vent valves
* Pipemasters (Peter Grey) custom exhaust
* Home made oil tank, engine plates, gusset plates, rear sets, timber side covers, etc
Dynamic balance not considered worthwhile in single, but BMW piston lightened within 15g of original Norton 350 item.
Have Phil Pearson (Goldstar) racing piston to fit to BMW Nicasil barrel - will need machining & replating.
Have seen 108mph on original Smiths clock.
Brings a smile to my face every ride

Have many photos of the project stages if anyone interested
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Re: '62 ES2 - Testing photo upload from Flickr

Postby grandpaul » Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:22 am

WOW.

That's all I've got.

BY ALL MEANS, go back to day 1 and back-fill with photos and narrative, as time permits. We have plenty of time.

Unbelievably nice bike.
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Re: '62 ES2 - Testing photo upload from Flickr

Postby Fullauto » Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:48 am

Lovely bike. I'll bet it goes as well as it looks.
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Re: '62 ES2 - Testing photo upload from Flickr

Postby robs ss » Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:47 am

Yep - love every time I take it out - although this is Dad's choice of bike, I prefer twins.
He must have caught the preference from his dad - dedicated single fan - Joe Craig
The IOM halfpennies covering a previous repair flaw over the exhaust cam and in both timber side covers are a nod to Joe's time at the island.
The timber is western red cedar that Dad and I got from counter-tops of a bank that closed here in central queensland, Australia in 1973 - so the timber could easily be much older than the bike.
Got the idea for the covers looking at a goldstar - but don't tell any BSA fans that!
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Re: '62 ES2 - Testing photo upload from Flickr

Postby gortnipper » Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:56 pm

Wow, that is one of the most lovely bikes I have seen. Well done.
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Re: '62 ES2 - Testing photo upload from Flickr

Postby gtsun » Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:52 am

Wow indeed, I love big singles and this one must be a blast to ride. Sure is beautiful. Can't wait to see your 6500ss. I have two 75 MKIII projects I'm thinking of trying to trade for a featherbed twin or single so you've got me green with envy already. Please post the build photos of both. Glenn T. S.
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Re: '62 ES2 - Testing photo upload from Flickr

Postby robs ss » Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:56 am

Will do as I get time - thanks for the feedback
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Re: '62 ES2 - Testing photo upload from Flickr

Postby Danno » Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:04 pm

Have eyeballed quite a few ES2s, including one a friend's Dad, who taught me to ride, had in pieces in his basement. Always thought, yeah, stodgy old pushrod single, not cammy, pretty pedestrian. But that, will all the updated engineering and other fine bits, is the most desirable old street single I've seen in a long time, cammy or no. Just wow!
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Re: '62 ES2 - Testing photo upload from Flickr

Postby robs ss » Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:30 pm

Thanks all - I will post some photos and text of the rebuild as I get time
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Re: '62 ES2 - Testing photo upload from Flickr

Postby cjandme » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:08 pm

After looking thru your thread - I gotta add my two cents worth here - Outstanding!
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Re: '62 ES2 - Testing photo upload from Flickr

Postby robs ss » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:56 pm

Thanks for all the positive feedback - I'll post some photos/notes from the rebuild as time allows
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Re: '62 ES2 - Testing photo upload from Flickr

Postby Bernhard » Fri May 05, 2017 6:25 am

robs ss wrote:Try again as Photobucket appears to be working...

Excellent! At least I can finally make it work
By the way this is my Dad's '62 Model 50 that he was working on converting to a short stroke 500 but did not complete before he died - asked me to finish (so the title of ES2 is not strictly correct)
The work done includes:

* BMW R80 barrel & piston (350cc out to 500cc)
Have many photos of the project stages if anyone interested
Cheers
Rob


So is this a 350 frame with a 500 engine in it?

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