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Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Finally after some years of development, we will be producing the Vokes elbows, for the Vokes tanktop desert airfilters. 100% like the originals, and will be working the same way, (adjustable for all makes)

Just a question of how much interest there is?

Will also have the hose, connector and period hose clamps available, maybe as a complete set.
Note, Matchless G3L used a different setup, and this might not fit.





So price is still unknown, the more interest, the more we'll have made, and the cheaper the price.


Cheers,


Lex

email (option): welbike@welbi(XX).net (think about this!!)

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

I would be interested in buying one of them.

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

I'm in for a set.

email (option): ccandgc@yahoo.com

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

I'll be interested in a set please cheers phil

email (option): Sportsterphil@hotmail.co.uk

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

I am down under in Australia but would be interested in setup as well.

email (option): tknalder@iinet.net.au

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Hi Lex

Two sets for me?

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

If these will fit a 3HW I would like a set please.

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

I'm interested.

email (option): stinkypete80@hotmail.com

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Me too.

Dave

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

And me.

email (option): mick@motorbikemike.org.uk

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Mick Holmes
And me.
Definitely want one set

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Hi Lex,
I'am interested in 1
Thanks

André

email (option): Vplrn@hotmail.com

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

André vp
Hi Lex,
I'am interested in 1
Thanks

André
Would like in aluminium finish and not blue,green and yellow!😅

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Hi Lex,

Sounds good to me too, I would certainly be in for a set
Keep in touch

Darren

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Put me down for a set.

email (option): allangough48@gmail.com

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

I’d be in for one set.
Mike

email (option): yankee1865@msn.com

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

OK, there seems to be enough interest, so we will go ahead with it, price for a complete set, with hose, clamps, adaptor and the complete elbow will be around 175 euro's. So ready to fit most British makes, exept Matchless G3L, that was different. I will post pictures when the first prototypes are ready in a month or so.

No green, red or blue ones??? well ok, I'll be like Henry Ford then, any color, as long it's grey!

Cheers,

Lex

email (option): welbike@welbi(XX).net (think about this!!)

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

And thanks for all the kind replies, and emails!

Cheers,

Lex

email (option): welbike@welbi(XX).net (think about this!!)

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Hi Lex

Do you want your money now?

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Hi Lex

Please put me down for a set also.

Thanks
Rick

email (option): Rbrouard@guernsey.net

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Sure would be interested too.

Thanks

email (option): paulscutler@gmail.com

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

OK, thanks everybody, the orders have been placed, elbows, little screws, felt ring, adapter, and the hose, will have prototypes of the elbows soon now, and I'll post pictures, no need for downpayment, there should be enough for everyone.


In the meantime, is there anyone who has an original adapter for the 276 carb? I have one here, but before making them, I'd like confirmation it's 100% Original.



Cheers,

Lex

email (option): welbike@welbi(XX).net (think about this!!)

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Hi Lex,

Michel has one. I sold one to him a while ago.

Regards, Ramon :sunglasses: :sunglasses:

email (option): noahlevi6@hotmail.com

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

OK, but which type?? There's a postwar one too, and is not so wide! (And diameter too big)

Cheers,

Lex

email (option): welbike@welbiXX.net ( Think about this please)

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Lex Schmidt
OK, thanks everybody, the orders have been placed, elbows, little screws, felt ring, adapter, and the hose, will have prototypes of the elbows soon now, and I'll post pictures, no need for downpayment, there should be enough for everyone.


In the meantime, is there anyone who has an original adapter for the 276 carb? I have one here, but before making them, I'd like confirmation it's 100% Original.



Cheers,

Lex
Is this it?

http://i960.photobucket.com/albums/ae90/Ferrarakias/20140621_131623_zps56a1dd90.jpg

Kostas

email (option): Ferrarakias@hotmail.com

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Kostas
Lex Schmidt
OK, thanks everybody, the orders have been placed, elbows, little screws, felt ring, adapter, and the hose, will have prototypes of the elbows soon now, and I\'ll post pictures, no need for downpayment, there should be enough for everyone.


In the meantime, is there anyone who has an original adapter for the 276 carb? I have one here, but before making them, I\'d like confirmation it\'s 100% Original.



Cheers,

Lex
Is this it?

http://i960.photobucket.com/albums/ae90/Ferrarakias/20140621_131623_zps56a1dd90.jpg

Kostas
Oops...

 photo 20140621_131623_zps56a1dd90.jpg

email (option): Ferrarakias@hotmail.com

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Hi Lex,
I have what I believe to be a genuine nos vokes screw in adaptor different to those already posted, I'll dig it out tomorrow and mail you some pictures,
Regards, Tom Green

email (option): rustytomm20@hotmail.com

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Kostas, that is postwar I think, is the outer diameter (not the ridge) 1,5" diameter?


Let me know please,


Lex

email (option): welbike@welbi(XX).net (think about this!!)

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Tom, yes please, if you could have a look, I also have another type here (narrower), but they are turned down from bigger postwar ones.

Thanks,


Lex

email (option): welbike@welbi(XX).net (think about this!!)

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Hi Lex,
Email sent,
Regards, Tom.

email (option): rustytomm20@hotmail.com

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

That one that Kostas has looks similar to what is shown on the early 16H India contract parts list.
It does show some sort of lip but difficult to scale from such a small picture.

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Ray
That one that Kostas has looks similar to what is shown on the early 16H India contract parts list.
It does show some sort of lip but difficult to scale from such a small picture.

Ray,

It is in fact from my 1938 india office WD16H!

Can you please send me this contract's parts list?

Lex, currently on vacations so you will have to wait for dimensions until the next week!

Kostas

email (option): Ferrarakias@hotmail.com

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Hoi Lex,

India Office 1939 spareslist in your mailbox,

Cheers,

Rob

email (option): wd16h@telfort.nl

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

I'm interested in one set, maybe two.

email (option): THX1138@live.ca

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Hi Lex, I would like a set please, how are they going.

email (option): rob.caldwell@btinternet.com

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Hi Lex looks like I'll need a set too please 😁.

Regards J.

email (option): jeremy62@btopenworld.com

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Lex Schmidt
Finally after some years of development, we will be producing the Vokes elbows, for the Vokes tanktop desert airfilters. 100% like the originals, and will be working the same way, (adjustable for all makes)

Just a question of how much interest there is?

Will also have the hose, connector and period hose clamps available, maybe as a complete set.
Note, Matchless G3L used a different setup, and this might not fit.





So price is still unknown, the more interest, the more we'll have made, and the cheaper the price.


Cheers,


Lex
One set please!

email (option): richiewhite765@gmail.com

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Hello Lex,

I'll purchase a set if not to late to order.

John.

email (option): johnrichardson1@tpg.com.au

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Hey Lex,

I will take a set if its not to late.

Cheers,

Ben.

email (option): benjamincameron75@gmail.com

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Hi all, it's not too late! Will come with an update next week! a lot of stuff is coming in now.

Cheers,

Lex

email (option): welbike@welbiXX.net ( Think about this please)

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

May have to hold back on mine as I have just had to change my car due to an MOT failure......

email (option): stinkypete80@hotmail.com

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Not good about the car!! but there's still time.

Got the prototype adapter in yesterday, decided to go for the longer type, as it can easily be shortened.
At this moment I won't be making the India office adapter, but if enough interest I can always make a couple myself.

Here two pictures, will make sure they fit OK on various Amal 276 carbs.





Cheers,

Lex

email (option): welbike@welbi(XX).net (think about this!!)

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Lex Schmidt
Not good about the car!! but there's still time.

Got the prototype adapter in yesterday, decided to go for the longer type, as it can easily be shortened.
At this moment I won't be making the India office adapter, but if enough interest I can always make a couple myself.

Here two pictures, will make sure they fit OK on various Amal 276 carbs.





Cheers,

Lex
Any news yet?

email (option): richiewhite765@gmail.com

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Hi all,

Still waiting for the elbows themselves, but we should have a prototype casting next week, will post when in.

In the meantime everything else has been ordered, some parts are in, like the felt seals and the hose.



What I'd like to know is what lenght should I supply?? Nortons had a shorter hose then BSA's I think??

Here an NOS one, at 24cm. long, think for Norton.




Tried out the carb adapter on various 276's and is a perfect fit.



Will post more soon.

Lex



email (option): welbike@welbi(XX).net (think about this!!)

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Hi Lex,

I'm replicating the earlier one piece carb elbow for the Vokes setup on my 1940 WD16H (3D CAD model done and prototype made) and have the flexible hose as per your photo above (I think you might have even given me the lead on the supplier?). I can tell you the length for my hose, but not sure if it will be close enough given the different elbow?

A couple of questions for you. Firstly, how do you stop the spiral wound flexible tubing from unravelling when you cut it to length? And secondly, will you sell your hoses clamps separately to the rest of the kit?

Regards,
Rob

email (option): robert.g.elliott@gmail.com

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

I’m interested in a set if not too late?

email (option): t-watts1@hotmail.co.uk

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Hi Lex,

The tube length on my 1940 16H (fittings as shown on the India contract posted here) works out to be 20cm.

Regards, Rob

email (option): Robert.g.elliott@gmail.com

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

I would also be interested in a set when you get the parts in.

Regards

Stuart

email (option): deepsea@vol.net

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Ok, thanks for all the interest, we've got the first 2 prototypes in, looks good, but needs a little tweaking yet, so please some more patience, all the rest is there, so it will be done soon!!

Thanks for the info and interest everybody!


Robert Elliot, Re. the one piece elbow, is that the one for the Burgress filter on prewar KM20's ?? or the postwar one piece one? with a screw to tighten it on the collar? these are available I believe.

Still debating on selling the parts loose or not.

We plan to cut the hose on a fine bandsaw, will keep you posted on how it goes!


Cheers,


Lex

email (option): welbike@welbi(XX).net (think about this!!)

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Thanks for the reply Lex. The elbow I’m working on is neither of those. It’s the one for circa 1940 Australian and Indian delivered bikes. I’ll post a photo when I’m at a computer next.

Regards, Rob

email (option): Robert.g.elliott@gmail.com

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Ah, Robert, you got me worried there for a minute, you mean the 1938-39 Vokes elbow.

Thought there was yet another variant!





Cheers,

Lex


PS, thanks RvdB. for the images!

email (option): welbike@welbi(XX).net (think about this!!)

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Here the first 2 prototypes, looking good, but needs a little tweaking yet, but very close now!!



Cheers,

Lex

email (option): welbike@welbi(XX).net (think about this!!)

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Lex, I have a new project for you :grinning:

norton-0024-4

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Looking good Lex!

email (option): Robert.g.elliott@gmail.com

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Yes, that’s correct Lex. I know now to refer to it as the “1938-1939” Vokes elbow now. Is anyone making them do you know? If they’re not, is anyone else interested in one? There might be economies of scale in making multiples (depending on the fabrication method I select of course).

email (option): Robert.g.elliott@gmail.com

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Is this a better copy ?

A Type 76 with a Vokes. We just know where that one's going to suck in sand, don't we ?

norton-0008-3

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

test

email (option): ahum@quicknet.nl

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Test

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

:laughing: This thread needs a new thread....

I like the filters mounted by the rear wheel..Less dangerous if you crash into something:dizzy_face: and less noisy when riding....Ian

email (option): ian@wright52.plus.com

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Dear Lex

Just wondering if you have an update on the goodies will be finished and If you have added me on the list for a set?

Regards

Stuart

email (option): deepsea@vol.net

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Stuart, yes, have got you down, we're almost done, but the inner bit of the casting is a hair too big, so we have to adapt that, so waiting for new prototypes.

Sorry for the delay, but we want to make it really perfect!

Cheers,

Lex

email (option): welbike@welbi(XX).net (think about this!!)

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Ian, yes, will start a new thread soon! but if you have an original filter, with all the felt tubing present, it does not really make more noise then an M20's engine!!

Cheers,

Lex

email (option): welbike@welbi(XX).net (think about this!!)

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Hi Lex Schmidt

I'm waiting for the kit too ...
Did you put me on the order list? Do you already know for when everything should be ready?

thanks a lot
regards
Mauro

email (option): bongiovanni1988@libero.it

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Hello
I am interested in two sets of elbow and pipe with fitting to VOKES air Filter
Please write me how much and how can I pay You and get the parts
Thanks in advance
greetings from Poland

email (option): artek.jurek@gmail.com

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Hello
If it's not too late, I'd like the elbow (I have an original tube already)

email (option): m20wc51@yahoo.com

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Doug Price
Hello
If it's not too late, I'd like the elbow (I have an original tube already)
Hi I also have the hose, is it poss to order the elbow and bits seperate? Also am i on the list please?

email (option): richiewhite765@gmail.com

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Doug Price
Hello
If it's not too late, I'd like the elbow (I have an original tube already)
Hi I also have the hose, is it poss to order the elbow and bits seperate? Also am i on the list please?

email (option): richiewhite765@gmail.com

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Lex Schmidt
Finally after some years of development, we will be producing the Vokes elbows, for the Vokes tanktop desert airfilters. 100% like the originals, and will be working the same way, (adjustable for all makes)

Just a question of how much interest there is?

Will also have the hose, connector and period hose clamps available, maybe as a complete set.
Note, Matchless G3L used a different setup, and this might not fit.





So price is still unknown, the more interest, the more we\'ll have made, and the cheaper the price.


Cheers,


Lex
Hi Lex
Your kit can install on RE WD/CO?
Need cut the tank?
Pics?
Thanks in advance!
Regards!

email (option): Martinelterrible@aol.com

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

No modification to the tank of a CO that I can see. Ron
459

email (option): ronpier@talk21.com

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Thanks Ron! nothing here yet, it was promised last week, so can't take too long anymore now!

Will post when we have the last bits in.

Cheers,

Lex

email (option): welbike@welbi##.net (think about this!)

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Ok, just got the word that we have had some in the mail, these we had done as an update on the first 2 prototypes, that did not fit 100%, so we made alterations to the dimensions of the inner piece, and now they are perfect, will get more pictures tomorrow.





Cheers,

Lex

email (option): welbike@welbi##.net (think about this!)

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Hi, there's news on the kit. When available I would like to buy one.

Thank you,
regards

email (option): Bongiovanni

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Yes, send me an email please, put "ke" instead of the 2 dots, on the address above.

Thanks, Lex

email (option): welbike@welbi••.net

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

I received my filter elbows and tube last week and I am extremely please with the quality and fit, well done Lex.

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Received mine also, duly hidden under blanket with the balloon tank I acquired (sssh she hasn’t ask how much either was yet!!!)
Scott

email (option): larkesrATgmail.com

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Received mine also really good quality Lex!!
Duly hidden under blanket with the balloon tank I acquired (sssh she hasn’t ask how much either was yet!!!)
Scott

email (option): larkesrATgmail.com

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Thanks guys!!!

A lot of work to get it like this went into it.

So we have some more, after the pre-production run ready to ship, just send me an email (remove the ## with ke then it will work)

Here some more pictures, hopefully I'll have some soon of some installed on bikes.










Cheers,

Lex

email (option): welbike@welbi##.net (think about this!)

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Email sent!

email (option): ccandgc@yahoo.com

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Email sent

Regards

Stuart

email (option): deepsea@vol.net

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Stuart Woods
Email sent

Regards

Stuart
Just recieved my elbow. I'm delighted

email (option): Richiewhite765@gmail.com

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

I just got my Elbow assembly today-Many thanks for all the work you put into making this assembly! It's way too cold in my garage now to put it on my M20, but I'm sure it will work well when I do have a chance to work on it. As a side note, I also got my Third edition of "British Forces Motorcycles" today. I already have the first and second editions.....

email (option): m20wc51@yahoo.com

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

I wonder how many other blokes got the elbow on St Valentine's Day?!😄

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Hahaha!! That's a good one Ferg!

There will be another batch in the mail tomorrow,
Thanks for all the interest!

Cheers, Lex

email (option): welbike@welbi••.net

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Hi Lex,

Emailed you but had no reply yet.

Thanks,
Paul

email (option): eastwood007@ntlworld.com

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Ok, emailed you this afternoon.

Cheers, Lex

email (option): welbike@welbi##.net (think about this!)

Re: Update on the Vokes filter elbows

Hi Lex, I would like to buy the filter elbows and pipe, how do I get them please.
Cheers Rob

email (option): rob.caldwell@btinternet.com

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