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A ride on an unrestored, original Big head bullet.

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A ride on an unrestored, original Big head bullet.
Started at 10:33pm on the 14th May, 2018 by Bullet Whisperer
Bullet Whisperer Subject: A ride on an unrestored, original Big head bullet.
Not every day you see one like this, never mind get to ride one ! ... https://youtu.be/m5DEJMkZZtc
Posted: 10:33pm 14th May, 2018
Bullet Whisperer Subject: A ride on an unrestored, original Big head bullet.
Sorry, messed up my capitals - should be 'Big Head Bullet', of course !
Posted: 10:34pm 14th May, 2018
Leon Novello Subject: A ride on an unrestored, original Big head bullet.
Thanks for the ride, a bit unusual, as I was waiting for kangaroos to bound out in front of you.
Posted: 08:28am 15th May, 2018
papasmurf Subject: A ride on an unrestored, original Big head bullet.
Posted: 08:58am 15th May, 2018
Mark M Subject: A ride on an unrestored, original Big head bullet.
Great, thanks Paul! The BH motor sounds quite different to the separate rocker box version, a lot less rattly. And that 3 part silencer sounds really sharp too! I have a BH motor to build a special, must get on with it.

REgards, Mark
Posted: 09:07am 15th May, 2018
Bullet Whisperer Subject: A ride on an unrestored, original Big head bullet.
Hi Mark, glad you liked the video. Just to demonstrate, here is the same bike in a 'Before' video, with loose fuel tank [with strange lead pellets inside], jangling against the cylinder head and with the two main studs beneath the engine and gearbox making a bid for freedom ! Regards, Paul. ... https://youtu.be/qtiVIcGkg6Y
Posted: 09:18am 15th May, 2018
papasmurf Subject: A ride on an unrestored, original Big head bullet.
Posted: 09:30am 15th May, 2018
Mark M Subject: A ride on an unrestored, original Big head bullet.
Wow, what a difference! It sounded awful, especially when you shut off and on the over-run. And that 'tinging' when ticking over, I guess the pellets in the tank were some of these snake oil octane booster products?

REgards, Mark
Posted: 10:10am 15th May, 2018
Chris Tindal Subject: A ride on an unrestored, original Big head bullet.
Nice to see and hear one in original condition, its much quieter than mine. Our hosts happen to have on for sale.
Posted: 11:12am 15th May, 2018
papasmurf Subject: A ride on an unrestored, original Big head bullet.
At least it did not sound as bad as this:-
Posted: 02:00pm 15th May, 2018
Bullet Whisperer Subject: A ride on an unrestored, original Big head bullet.
Thanks for the direct links to my videos, once again, papasmurf. Perhaps I shouldn't joke about it, seeing as how I nearly met my demise in a similar manner not long ago, but I sometimes feel a burning rag might be the best way to start some of the machines available from China these days. Once burning well, simply walk away ...
Posted: 02:08pm 15th May, 2018
ChrisD Subject: A ride on an unrestored, original Big head bullet.
Nicely contrasting pair of videos, Paul. You’ve clearly removed a lot of noise/vibration. But it sounds to be misfiring a bit above ~40-50mph isn’t it (hard to tell because the speedo needs fixing)? Condensor or just camera stutter? Its so cool to track your route so clearly on google earth. For me in Cape Town, and missing home, your ride route looks great! Cheers, ChrisD
Posted: 02:33pm 15th May, 2018
Bullet Whisperer Subject: A ride on an unrestored, original Big head bullet.
Hi Chris, glad you like the videos. If you could feel the horrible grating through the footrests as I obviously could, you would appreciate how bad it really was, it was a different bike after sorting a few simple issues - no engine rebuild required! My 'test route' is usually long enough for most jobs and not too far fom home at any time if I should have to call for the van, or push a bike home! There was no misfiring, it is all down to the camera and the way it picks up sound. Incidentally, it can pick up 'pinking' sounds which cannot be heard by the naked ear. Regards, Paul.
Posted: 04:00pm 15th May, 2018
Presto Subject: A ride on an unrestored, original Big head bullet.
Thanks Paul. Good to travel those roads again! Almost as good as MID-Wales! (But don't tell anyone about those or others may decide to go there.) I’m a bit worried by some of your lines – not quite according to the ‘Police Road Craft’ book I soaked up in my teens! ;-)
Posted: 04:18pm 15th May, 2018
Adrian Subject: A ride on an unrestored, original Big head bullet.
That other diesel looks like a Lister CS1, but what's all that gubbins where the 2nd flywheel normally fits?

A.
Posted: 08:34pm 15th May, 2018

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