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The BSA Workshop => Twins => Topic started by: A10 JWO on 29 January, 2018, 17:59:53

Title: A65 Sump guard OIF
Post by: A10 JWO on 29 January, 2018, 17:59:53
Apart from keeping the bottom of the engine clean, are these sump guards of real value. I have never seen one fitted to a bike ( Yet ).
Title: Re: A65 Sump guard OIF
Post by: AWJDThumper on 29 January, 2018, 18:36:20
I've got a sump guard fitted to all my OIF bikes and the non-BSA bike I ride all the time. They are very good at keeping muck off the bottom of the bike but are vital for any green laning or off road work because otherwise the sump plate is very easily damaged.
Title: Re: A65 Sump guard OIF
Post by: Editor on 31 January, 2018, 12:28:57
My answer would be, only if you use it off road.  I have one on the B25SS and if you fit an SRM or cheaper pattern sump plate with magnetic drain plug, the sump guard wont fit. Probably the same on the OIF Twins.
They fitted them as standard to the Firebird Scramblers, as the American's apparently used them on and off road.
Chris
Title: Re: A65 Sump guard OIF
Post by: A10 JWO on 07 February, 2018, 17:49:53
Were these guards standard on new A65's please.
Title: Re: A65 Sump guard OIF
Post by: JulianS on 07 February, 2018, 20:52:39
Only on the Firebird Scrambler.
Title: Re: A65 Sump guard OIF
Post by: A10 JWO on 08 February, 2018, 14:46:00
I just bought a new old stock one for little money. I shall offer it up when it arrives. I can always put it in the stores  ;D
Title: Re: A65 Sump guard OIF
Post by: A10 JWO on 10 February, 2018, 16:39:58
Offered it up, obviously for an A65 but the two rear lugs are about 2" further back from the bottom engine stud. Looks identical to spares list and will be easy to drill out spot welds and move it forward. No part numbers stamped on it, the cut out for the side stand is in the right place.