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General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: sidetrack on February 22, 2021, 11:29:32 am

Title: Allen Millyard
Post by: sidetrack on February 22, 2021, 11:29:32 am
Ok so I know his creations have appeared on WD's a number of times but I have only recently started watching his videos and now I'm hooked. I was surprised how he fixes and tackles projects in the most simple way. So he had to build a stainless steel pipe for a Turbo on a Kawasaki. After he had the templates ready I was sure he would head over to a CNC place to get them cut but no angle grinder and flap disc in hand he got it sorted. Remember when he built a Honda 6 cylinder replica from two FZR250 motors ? I could not believe it when he used a hacksaw to cut a piece off the bottom end ! I mean how straight can that be ? His videos are entertaining as well.
Title: Re: Allen Millyard
Post by: Crossed-up on February 22, 2021, 12:28:00 pm
He's imaginative, inventive and brilliant!  Pretty handy with the hack saw and no slouch when it comes to ally welding. I admire folk who can deal with 3-dimensional ideas so well. I know I couldn't.

He does have some precision equipment, but mostly features his hand-work in his vids.

Does he ever cook on that barbecue?  ;D
Title: Re: Allen Millyard
Post by: Edgar on February 22, 2021, 12:37:03 pm
Can you post a link please
Title: Re: Allen Millyard
Post by: sidetrack on February 22, 2021, 12:46:01 pm
I like this KX250F motor in a SS50 Honda

Title: Re: Allen Millyard
Post by: big oil on February 22, 2021, 01:06:15 pm
I wish I had 1/2 of his engine building knowledge. 
Title: Re: Allen Millyard
Post by: TheBear on February 22, 2021, 01:49:04 pm
He does amazing things without amazing tools. 
Title: Re: Allen Millyard
Post by: 2StrokeDan on February 22, 2021, 04:06:11 pm
Allen represent the spirit of the British "home-builder" working from his "shed".

One of the world's leading experts in the engines of the Vincent V-twin, a Briton whose name escapes me now, works out of a smallish shed, and the tools hanging from the roof forms a gap just big enough for

his head and shoulders to fit when he operates his lathe.
Title: Re: Allen Millyard
Post by: Kamanya on February 22, 2021, 04:50:50 pm
4 of his Kawasaki's are in the Barber Museum! Modified doesn't even begin to describe what he did to them.



Title: Re: Allen Millyard
Post by: jaybiker on February 22, 2021, 05:58:02 pm
It would be fascinating to hear him make a video on how he welds 'unweldable monkey metal' alloys. How he makes it invisible, and deals with the inevitable distortion.  :sip:
Title: Re: Allen Millyard
Post by: Kamanya on February 23, 2021, 07:00:18 am
It would be fascinating to hear him make a video on how he welds 'unweldable monkey metal' alloys. How he makes it invisible, and deals with the inevitable distortion.  :sip:

He did.

On his video for one of his 6 cylinder 2 strokes I think, he welds the magnesium cam covers by using one of the scrap covers as a source for the magnesium welding wire. He cut strips out to make his own rods (with his hacksaw) that he then experimented welding together. In that way he didnít have to worry about getting the right alloys as he was using the exact same materials.

He does say that it takes some experimenting as magnesium is tricky and dangerous if heated too much.

I canít remember which video specifically.
Title: Re: Allen Millyard
Post by: SlŠinte Mhaith on February 23, 2021, 07:17:48 am
Ok so I know his creations have appeared on WD's a number of times but I have only recently started watching his videos and now I'm hooked. I was surprised how he fixes and tackles projects in the most simple way. So he had to build a stainless steel pipe for a Turbo on a Kawasaki. After he had the templates ready I was sure he would head over to a CNC place to get them cut but no angle grinder and flap disc in hand he got it sorted. Remember when he built a Honda 6 cylinder replica from two FZR250 motors ? I could not believe it when he used a hacksaw to cut a piece off the bottom end ! I mean how straight can that be ? His videos are entertaining as well.

That hacksaw also got me.
Title: Re: Allen Millyard
Post by: big oil on February 23, 2021, 07:27:49 am
I'm going to be in Birmingham, Alabama next month, I'm going to visit Barber for the umpteenth time, I'll try to find the Millyard bikes on display. 

I cannot wait to see the completed off-road section of the museum for off-road bikes.
Title: Re: Allen Millyard
Post by: Oubones on February 23, 2021, 07:54:50 am
I'm going to be in Birmingham, Alabama next month, I'm going to visit Barber for the umpteenth time, I'll try to find the Millyard bikes on display. 

I cannot wait to see the completed off-road section of the museum for off-road bikes.
And we are waiting for your report! :drif:
Title: Re: Allen Millyard
Post by: dieseldawie on February 23, 2021, 08:38:27 am
Have been hooked and subscribed for a while now, He also pops up a lot in Henry Coles programmes as well.
Title: Re: Allen Millyard
Post by: Edgar on February 23, 2021, 08:50:04 am
absolutely amazing what this guy is doing. I am fascinated!   
Title: Re: Allen Millyard
Post by: bud500 on February 23, 2021, 08:58:08 am
The day he loses his virginity these bikes will become very rare and seriously valuable.
Title: Re: Allen Millyard
Post by: big oil on February 23, 2021, 08:58:47 am
I'm going to be in Birmingham, Alabama next month, I'm going to visit Barber for the umpteenth time, I'll try to find the Millyard bikes on display. 

I cannot wait to see the completed off-road section of the museum for off-road bikes.
And we are waiting for your report! :drif:

Thanks Hennie, hopefully will be able to finally complete the Redneck Collection thread.
Title: Re: Allen Millyard
Post by: Rufus115 on February 23, 2021, 10:21:59 am
He just posted a vid on running a z9 motor on the back of his van in Henrys farm....I think this vid shows more of his true nature...a naught shit of an engineer with an evil twinkle in his eye.
Some of his more edited stuff can come across a bit odd in character.

I have the same milling machine he has but my hacksaw cuts WAY more skew than his does , I think I need to get it checked
Title: Re: Allen Millyard
Post by: sidetrack on February 23, 2021, 10:35:20 am
He just posted a vid on running a z9 motor on the back of his van in Henrys farm....I think this vid shows more of his true nature...a naught shit of an engineer with an evil twinkle in his eye.
Some of his more edited stuff can come across a bit odd in character.

I have the same milling machine he has but my hacksaw cuts WAY more skew than his does , I think I need to get it checked
That grin when running the motor sans pipes !
Title: Re: Allen Millyard
Post by: Kamanya on February 23, 2021, 10:54:49 am
He just posted a vid on running a z9 motor on the back of his van in Henrys farm....I think this vid shows more of his true nature...a naught shit of an engineer with an evil twinkle in his eye.
Some of his more edited stuff can come across a bit odd in character.

I have the same milling machine he has but my hacksaw cuts WAY more skew than his does , I think I need to get it checked
That grin when running the motor sans pipes !

The tragedy if he's still around by the time the world runs out of petrol!? He's an utter petrol head of the Grand First Order.

Imagine adjusting 4 carbs to run perfectly first start by, "I set them up with little bits of of wire and by blowing through them, listening to the hiss"
Title: Re: Allen Millyard
Post by: jaybiker on February 23, 2021, 11:13:42 am
I'm going to be in Birmingham, Alabama next month, I'm going to visit Barber for the umpteenth time, I'll try to find the Millyard bikes on display. 

I cannot wait to see the completed off-road section of the museum for off-road bikes.
And we are waiting for your report! :drif:



 :sip: Post that report (and Pictures) And stay out of trouble!  >:D
Title: Re: Allen Millyard
Post by: dieseldawie on February 23, 2021, 11:13:54 am
He just posted a vid on running a z9 motor on the back of his van in Henrys farm....I think this vid shows more of his true nature...a naught shit of an engineer with an evil twinkle in his eye.
Some of his more edited stuff can come across a bit odd in character.

I have the same milling machine he has but my hacksaw cuts WAY more skew than his does , I think I need to get it checked
That grin when running the motor sans pipes !

The tragedy if he's still around by the time the world runs out of petrol!? He's an utter petrol head of the Grand First Order.

Imagine adjusting 4 carbs to run perfectly first start by, "I set them up with little bits of of wire and by blowing through them, listening to the hiss"

I used to roughly set mine using a watchmakers eye glass and holding the carbs against a window and look for equal light shining through the butterfies. Worked quite well.
Title: Re: Allen Millyard
Post by: big oil on February 23, 2021, 12:15:26 pm
I'm going to be in Birmingham, Alabama next month, I'm going to visit Barber for the umpteenth time, I'll try to find the Millyard bikes on display. 

I cannot wait to see the completed off-road section of the museum for off-road bikes.
And we are waiting for your report! :drif:





 :sip: Post that report (and Pictures) And stay out of trouble!  >:D

Will do my best.  Leaving around mid-March.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Allen Millyard
Post by: Roxtar on February 25, 2021, 01:48:13 pm
Listening to old Allen is about as exciting as drinking a cup of tea  :lol8:...... but the man has skills and talent in spades... :thumleft:
Title: Re: Allen Millyard
Post by: TheBear on February 25, 2021, 10:42:23 pm
Listening to old Allen is about as exciting as drinking a cup of tea  :lol8:...... but the man has skills and talent in spades... :thumleft:

Indeed.  You look at him and listen to him, you'd think he is the Vicar from the local church. 
Title: Re: Allen Millyard
Post by: sidetrack on February 25, 2021, 10:46:08 pm
He walks funny too  :biggrin: