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The BSA Workshop => Twins => Topic started by: Charles R on 12 January, 2018, 21:20:59

Title: Where to fit an external oil filter on my A65L (pre OIF)
Post by: Charles R on 12 January, 2018, 21:20:59
I have bought an external oil filter & holder (as fitted to Nortons I believe - see attached photo with dimensional details).
I'm some way off finishing the engine and refurbishing frame, wheels, well everything really, but I'd like to know where the filter and its holder could be best fitted.  I'd like it hidden from view as much as possible, but still with reasonable access for cartridge replacement.  It'll obviously need a mounting bracket to be specially made for my A65L (1970) pre OIF.

Ideas on best routes for oil pipes and any other fixings also needed.

I know this has been done many times, so I'm looking to short circuit the design loop by getting your help.

Any photos would be much appreciated.

Look forward to seeing some good suggestions!

Cheers, Charles
Title: Re: Where to fit an external oil filter on my A65L (pre OIF)
Post by: KEVZEBOY on 12 January, 2018, 23:56:40
My one on my Dommie is fitted between the centre stand and back wheel.

It is a tight fit, but might be worth investigating whether it would work on an A65.

I know itís a different bike, but it might be worth a try. Will take some pics in the morn if you like?

Iím putting one on my A65 when itís sorted!

Kev
Title: Re: Where to fit an external oil filter on my A65L (pre OIF)
Post by: ROYC on 13 January, 2018, 08:14:52
I am going to fit mine in the toolbox.
Title: Re: Where to fit an external oil filter on my A65L (pre OIF)
Post by: Charles R on 13 January, 2018, 08:55:10
As my A65 is completely in bits (frame stored in shallow shed loft!), It's a bit difficult to visualise the space available, hence my request for actual A65 conversions.

Behind the side panel (tool box area) certainly looks like a possibility.

Thanks, Charles
Title: Re: Where to fit an external oil filter on my A65L (pre OIF)
Post by: bikerbob on 13 January, 2018, 16:45:47
If you look at earlier post A65 OIF remote oil filter you will see that I have posted a photo that shows my remote filter as fitted to my 1963 A65.
Title: Re: Where to fit an external oil filter on my A65L (pre OIF)
Post by: Charles R on 14 January, 2018, 10:09:35
Thanks Bob
I had spotted your photo and it looks like an interesting location.
Have you got any side/other views that would help me visualise it better?
Cheers, Charles
Title: Re: Where to fit an external oil filter on my A65L (pre OIF)
Post by: bikerbob on 14 January, 2018, 15:06:58
As I said earlier it is in an awkward place to photograph from the side as other things get in the way but I think you will find that the frame has 2 brackets just above the stand with holes already drilled and I just made a U shaped bracket to mount the filter fitting to.
Title: Re: Where to fit an external oil filter on my A65L (pre OIF)
Post by: Charles R on 14 January, 2018, 19:13:51
Hi Bob, thanks for the reply.

In a way, "things being in the way" is what I'd like so that the presence of the external filter is as hidden as possible.

Cheers, Charles
Title: Re: Where to fit an external oil filter on my A65L (pre OIF)
Post by: Bess on 15 January, 2018, 12:30:21
Hi,
    Here was my solution....

Best wishes...
Title: Re: Where to fit an external oil filter on my A65L (pre OIF)
Post by: Charles R on 15 January, 2018, 12:38:25
Hi Bess

Thanks for the photos.  Looks like a similar position to bikerbob's.

It seems to be nicely tucked in but very easy to change the filter cannister (& drain the oil).

Cheers, Charles
Title: Re: Where to fit an external oil filter on my A65L (pre OIF)
Post by: Editor on 15 January, 2018, 13:45:44
This is for Bess,
Would you like to share this with all members via The Star? If so, would you send me, by email, the pictures and if you have any sketches with dimensions, that would be great, with a brief write up of how you did it? It would be really appreciated.
Chris
email editor@bsaownersclub.co.uk
Title: Re: Where to fit an external oil filter on my A65L (pre OIF)
Post by: bikerbob on 15 January, 2018, 16:18:57
Yes that is very similar to mine, same place just a different fixing bracket it is not really noticeable unless you look for it if I painted the filter canister black it would be even less obvious.
Title: Re: Where to fit an external oil filter on my A65L (pre OIF)
Post by: Charles R on 16 January, 2018, 00:30:06
Chris

Great idea to have a technical article from Bess on a subject that is likely to be of interest to many.

It's something I think the magazine is often a bit light on - particularly where worthwhile improvements to the original design are described (benefits & pitfalls!).

This would be of great interest to me as this is my first bike restoration.

Look forward to reading it soon!!

Thanks, Charles
Title: Re: Where to fit an external oil filter on my A65L (pre OIF)
Post by: Editor on 16 January, 2018, 17:23:03
Hi Charles,
I too would like more technical articles. However, we are grateful to all those who do contribute as many of us lead busy lives and finding time isn't always that easy. However, I will put an appeal for more in the March edition.

Thanks also to Bess who has contacted me and will be writing a feature in the future, as time permits. Much appreciated!
Chris
Title: Re: Where to fit an external oil filter on my A65L (pre OIF)
Post by: Charles R on 16 January, 2018, 18:15:12
Chris

I agree that there often isn't enough time, particularly as writing/producing articles takes a long time if it's not your normal business, so hats off to all who contribute.

Cheers, Charles

PS thanks for volunteering Bess