From: Ross on 30 Aug 2008 06:03
"sweller" <sweller(a)mztech.fsnet.co.uk> wrote in message
> Ross wrote:
>> > > Suzuki GT185 "Dynastart"
>> I did 12,000 miles in 18 months or so back in '79 ish and it never
>> failed to start on the button...perhaps I was just lucky!
> I had mine in 1990 - I can't seem to find a picture of it, which is a
> surprise. Old nail, neither started or charged that well.
Ah, that reminds me, it had a little light in one of the clocks that glowed
red at tick-over and then went out as the revs rose to say that it was
The bloke I sold it to reduced it to scrap in about 6 months through neglect
and abuse...perhaps they just needed a bit of looking after.
From: Naqerj on 30 Aug 2008 14:07
Mark Olson wrote:
> The Older Gentleman wrote:
>> Tim <tim(a)nospam.osvif.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>>> Anyone who makes 12v by fitting two 6v batteries has me worried.
> If it was good enough for my MGB, why not?
Or my Land Rover...
> Went over a bump one day and one of the two batteries was dragging
> on the tarmac, hanging from its cables. The steel support straps
> had rusted through. At that time I determined that putting a single
> 12V battery in the trunk was probably the best option since a new 6V
> battery without a hole in the corner cost more than a 12V one...
The daft bit about the Land Rover set up was having one battery under
the bonnet and the other under the passenger seat. It makes you think
that they must have designed the vehicle then...
"Where are we going to put the battery?"
"Oh, there's not enough room anywhere"
"Ah, I have a cunning plan...."
From: Pete Fisher on 31 Aug 2008 19:33
In communiqu� <1imef7v.p5w1quvr7cl3N%totallydeadmailbox(a)yahoo.co.uk>,
The Older Gentleman <totallydeadmailbox(a)yahoo.co.uk> cast forth these
pearls of wisdom
>Bob Scott <Bob(a)bobandaileen.co.uk> wrote:
>> TOG(a)Toil <totallydeadmailbox(a)yahoo.co.uk> writes
>> >On 28 Aug, 06:46, a...(a)darkroom.+.com (A.Lee) wrote:
>> >> I'm just in the process of sorting out the excess spare parts for my
>> >> Morini basket case.
>> >> I have at least 2 starter motors, along with the relevant clutch and
>> >> engine covers. One of these covers is currently at �26 on ebay, so it'd
>> >> be worth selling them.
>> >> From all reports I've seen, the electric starters are a waste of time.
>> >> Is this true?
>> ><Considers old late unlamented Morini 500>
>> >The worst-designed and most incapable electric start system ever
>> >fitted to a motorcycle, with the possible exception of the one they
>> >put on the last-gasp Norton Commando
>> While we're talking Morini's, father-in-law has just been offered a
>> morini "custom".
>> Squinting at the blurry photos provided it looks to be a standard 350
>> Anyone care to suggest a market value?
>Thruppence and a sniff of the wife's cardigan next washday.
I shouldn't really say this, but worth far more in pieces, particularly
if you charge NLM prices for the bits that will fit on proper Morinis.
The old saucepan lid starter can be made to work after a fashion (on a
350 at least) by suitably fettling the friction shoes and centre-popping
the inside of the drum.
Better off flogging the bits and investing the proceeds in a stator
rewind if you want easier starting.
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From: Dr Ivan D. Reid on 2 Sep 2008 09:55
On Sat, 30 Aug 2008 09:36:27 +0100, Ross <ross(a)redtreeorchard.freeserve.co.uk>
wrote in <fuidnfEkXtVCmyTVnZ2dneKdnZzinZ2d(a)bt.com>:
> "Tim" <tim(a)nospam.osvif.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
>>>> The worst-designed and most incapable electric start system ever
>>>> fitted to a motorcycle, with the possible exception of the one they
>>>> put on the last-gasp Norton Commando
>>>Suzuki GT185 "Dynastart"
>> I had forgotten that pig.
> I did 12,000 miles in 18 months or so back in '79 ish and it never failed to
> start on the button...perhaps I was just lucky!
I don't remember ever having trouble with the dynamotor on my TC185.
Except for the time a kid on a minibike turned into my path at the end of
a straight when I was doing about 100 km/h. That put some cracks in the
cover, but a couple of cans of beer for the alloy-welder at the School of
Physical Sciences and it was watertight again.
http://people.brunel.ac.uk/~eesridr/tc185.jpg -- the photographer missed
the next launch, where it got so high I fell off the back and was running
along behind it, still holding the bars. Had to make a mighty leap over
the rack to get back aboard as the front came down...
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Brunel University. Ivan.Reid@[brunel.ac.uk|cern.ch] Room 40-1-B12, CERN
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From: Ross on 2 Sep 2008 12:34
"Dr Ivan D. Reid" <Ivan.Reid(a)brunel.ac.uk> wrote in message
> http://people.brunel.ac.uk/~eesridr/tc185.jpg -- the photographer missed
> the next launch, where it got so high I fell off the back and was running
> along behind it, still holding the bars. Had to make a mighty leap over
> the rack to get back aboard as the front came down...
What happened, did the wind get under the peak on your helmet and blow you
off the back? ;-)