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by zuff
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Bike magazine 1971
Replies: 1
Views: 1013

Re: Bike magazine 1971

Just bumping this to see if there may be any takers?
Thanks Simon
by zuff
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Petrol taps for early starfire fibreglass tank.
Replies: 0
Views: 1049

Petrol taps for early starfire fibreglass tank.

Evening all,
I'm looking for fuel taps to fit the early b25/c25 fibreglass tank. I have the tank adaptors with mesh filter.
Alternatively can anyone confirm the part number please?
Many thanks. Simon.
by zuff
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Various Starfire chassis parts. Trade wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 1660

Various Starfire chassis parts. Trade wanted

Hi,
I have various Starfire chassis parts available
OIF type forks
Triple tree
TLS front wheel
QD type rear wheel
Stand

Open to offers but in particular I will trade any for first 3 issues of Bike magazine from 1971.

Thanks, Simon
by zuff
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Bike magazine 1971
Replies: 1
Views: 1013

Bike magazine 1971

I know this is not about bike parts but I am offering Starfire parts in payment! I am seeking the first 3 issues of Bike magazine from 1971. Will pay good money or offer exchange of various Starfire chassis parts (forks, triple tree, wheels brakes stand etc). So if you have these, or know someone wh...
by zuff
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Under engine exhaust
Replies: 2
Views: 944

Under engine exhaust

Hi, I am looking to source an exhaust that runs under the engine for my B44 engined starfire.
Something like this. Image
Can anyone point me in the direction of a part or a fabricator who can help? Many thanks.

See Starfire 441 thread on project bikes for more info.
by zuff
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 91
Views: 24340

Re: Starfire 441

Well, I have been struggling with the exhaust/kick start interference. The obvious answer would be to go to a high level pipe, but that would be straying away from my original design brief. Can anyone help me source a pipe that runs under the engine rather than outside of the lower frame rail? I don...
by zuff
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 91
Views: 24340

Re: Starfire 441

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by zuff
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 91
Views: 24340

Re: Starfire 441

Image

Giving Flickr a go. Can people see this one??
by zuff
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 91
Views: 24340

Re: Starfire 441

Ok. Will try another way. Most odd. Pics still show whether I log in on pc or phone.
by zuff
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 91
Views: 24340

Re: Starfire 441

And yet some people can see them. Perhaps its down to settings on individual PC's??
by zuff
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 91
Views: 24340

Re: Starfire 441

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by zuff
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 91
Views: 24340

Re: Starfire 441

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by zuff
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 91
Views: 24340

Re: Starfire 441

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by zuff
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 91
Views: 24340

Re: Starfire 441

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by zuff
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 91
Views: 24340

Re: Starfire 441

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by zuff
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 91
Views: 24340

Re: Starfire 441

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by zuff
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 91
Views: 24340

Re: Starfire 441

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by zuff
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 91
Views: 24340

Re: Starfire 441

Hey Kommando, I thought you were calling my bike rubbish!! :lol: :lol:
by zuff
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 91
Views: 24340

Re: Starfire 441

Cheers Jim.
Torque arm point noted. However, I suspect a humble B44 would not generate the naughty speeds of a well fettled Triton and possibly the 2LS brake would not put as much loading through the arm. Despite the curve and the lightening, it does feel very substantial. Chris Knight component.
by zuff
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 91
Views: 24340

Re: Starfire 441

Major components now all fitted.
Lots of minor fettling now like getting electrics finished, setting up footrest position and controls.
Hopefully not too long before start up!
by zuff
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 91
Views: 24340

Re: Starfire 441

Thanks Beat. The inspiration is to build this bike as it could or should have been to combat the rise of Japanese invasion. Those of us who started our biking in the early 70's will remember the stark difference between shiny new almost bespoke looking Japanese machines and our ageing, greying and c...
by zuff
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 91
Views: 24340

Re: Starfire 441

Slow but steady progress. I am trying to pursue the conversion from amateur bodger to basic level mechanic and restorer. It takes time but I am finding the patience for it! So I have now been able to complete a dry build of both front and rear wheels. As Minety reminded me, lots of inspiration, meas...
by zuff
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 91
Views: 24340

Re: Starfire 441

swingarm prep.jpg
rear axle.jpg
After a lot of dry installs, finally got the spacers to a minimum and it all seems to bolt up OK.
by zuff
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 91
Views: 24340

Re: Starfire 441

Slowly sorting my way through complex (to me) issues with getting the wheels mounted. Lots of trial and error but I'm getting there. Now investigating options for rearset footrest mountings. I could manufacture my own from alloy plate but would rather locate pre made ones that fit. The aim is to hav...
by zuff
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 91
Views: 24340

Re: Starfire 441

Meanwhile, back at my rebuild..... :roll:
by zuff
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 91
Views: 24340

Re: Starfire 441

Yes, I think those screws are removed so the spokes can be laced up...but I did not lace them myself. They went off to a specialist and they did a fine job. Now having fun sourcing appropriate spacers to get everything lined up and ship shape. Not possessing or being able to use a lathe is obviously...
by zuff
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 91
Views: 24340

Re: Starfire 441

I dont know what the donor brake for the front is. I saw it at Stafford and just had to buy it. The shocks are from the same place as the forks...Cafe Racer Suspension of Hungary, now distributed in UK by John Cronshaw. They are right way up although I have noticed that the tighter spring windings a...
by zuff
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 91
Views: 24340

Re: Starfire 441

Wheels finally back from wheel builders. Couldn't resist a quick dry build.
by zuff
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 91
Views: 24340

Re: Starfire 441

gp35web.jpg
So, after a bit of fettling to the stem (thanks Wayne) so that my taper roller bearings fitted, I finally got the Ceriani GP35 replica forks fitted. Some progress at last!
by zuff
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 91
Views: 24340

Re: Starfire 441

OK, thanks Minety. Its not a huge issue for me...its just I prefer the looks of the earlier tank and paint scheme.
by zuff
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 91
Views: 24340

Re: Starfire 441

Thanks Leif. Regarding the tank....I've taken advice from specialists in fuel tank lining who tell me nothing really works. The key is not to leave fuel in there. So I might just use the fibre glass tank for show only. I've kept the later steel tank and I might paint that up as well. Incidentally, h...
by zuff
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 91
Views: 24340

Re: Starfire 441

The yokes are a work of art. Cannot wait to fit them but patience is a virtue!
Hopefully all will fit with minimal fettling but I am maintaining a sense of realism.
by zuff
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 91
Views: 24340

Re: Starfire 441

Front forks and shocks arrived from John Cronshaw.
by zuff
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Conical rear hub offset.
Replies: 18
Views: 4934

Re: Conical rear hub offset.

OK, So I set up a centre line on the frame. I measured from the inner face of the current sprocket to the centre line to give me A I measured the width of my Borrani rim to give me B So the offset for the rebuilt wheel with this new Borrani rim will be A minus half B. I can give this dimension to th...
by zuff
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Conical rear hub offset.
Replies: 18
Views: 4934

Re: Conical rear hub offset.

Thanks Minetymenace. I understand they are completely different and am prepared for fettling. I've got an angle grinder (just like any tealeaf) but I aint got no lathe or welding gear....I'm not a real welder (as the saying goes!) But I know some blokes who are! So thats why I have committed to buyi...
by zuff
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 91
Views: 24340

Re: Starfire 441

Front brake now arrived.
by zuff
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Conical rear hub offset.
Replies: 18
Views: 4934

Re: Conical rear hub offset.

Thanks Beeza71 I have ordered complete conical rear hub fittings (spindle, spacers, bearings etc) from Draganfly and a new swingarm from Terry Weedy (for purely cosmetic reasons) so nothing will be kept over from the current setup on the bike. This is a standard B25 crinkle hub assembly. So, yes I u...
by zuff
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Conical rear hub offset.
Replies: 18
Views: 4934

Re: Conical rear hub offset.

Alternatively, since I am placing stock WM2 rim with a WM2 Borrani, how about this? I measured from inner face of sprocket to the rim edge using a straight edge and vernier. 35mm So if I tell wheel builder to make offset of new rim/inner face of sprocket on new hub 35mm that should give me correct s...
by zuff
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Conical rear hub offset.
Replies: 18
Views: 4934

Re: Conical rear hub offset.

Kommando, I admire the thought that I might be building my own wheel but I'll be leaving that to the professionals....which is why I need to find the measurements up front. hhh, I agree I need to get the wheel in the centre line of the frame. So if I assemble my hub on a bare spindle and get the spr...
by zuff
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Conical rear hub offset.
Replies: 18
Views: 4934

Re: Conical rear hub offset.

Thanks Paul. Yes, I was thinking about that. Get the new swing arm fitted, assemble the hub on an axle, line up the sprockets and then make a measurement. But without a wheel rim in situ what is my datum point? As I have a WM2 rim on the front I could take two strings back from the front wheel to gi...