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The Star and Garter / Re: Shooting Star
« on: 15 October, 2017, 15:25:49 »
I dont think you would struggle to sell it on if you put an ad on here, british bikes seem to be going mad at the moment!

Twins / Re: A10 Carb
« on: 14 October, 2017, 13:35:16 »
correct bore size might help for a start.  ;)

Twins / Re: A10 Carb
« on: 13 October, 2017, 20:12:25 »
376/080   BSA 650cc 1957-59; A10 Twin Gold Flash   1 1/16"   25   3.5   240   0.11   3

376/015   BSA 500cc 1955-56; A7 Shooting Star (Home and Export)   1"   30   3.5   270   0.11   3

Twins / Re: A10 Carb
« on: 13 October, 2017, 20:08:43 »

Which BSA do you ride? / Re: New member! BSA Bantam Bushman
« on: 13 October, 2017, 10:31:54 »
 Is the registration number listed on DVLA website?

The Star and Garter / owning a British bike?
« on: 10 October, 2017, 20:11:45 »
Is it only me or is there a lot of mechanical knowledge required to owning and running an older British bike? mainly Bsa, Triumph etc before 1975 although applies to other marques as well.

I mean that you generally have to have a pretty good idea of what is going on inside the engine of your bike to be able to diagnose or preempt any future or current issues. (or have access to somebody who does!)

there seem to have been a lot of posts lately from owners with what sound like pretty serious in some cases, problems with there bikes. I am lucky that i can spanner a bit and have access to a lathe and welding kit etc as well as good circle of knowledgeable friends of same interests.

Just a thought.

Singles / Re: BSA B50 MX issues
« on: 10 October, 2017, 20:01:44 »
that looks cosmetically a very nice bike!

is it only in 2nd gear it locks up?

other than gearbox i would say piston clearance, was the bike recently rebuilt before you bought it?



Singles / Re: Petrol tank corrosion (ethanol)
« on: 10 October, 2017, 19:49:52 »
i have heard a few talking about adding a good quantity of small nuts and bolts and giving a good shake! whether this works long term i dont know.

I tried reverse electrolysis on a rusty tank and had reasonable success but it was pretty bad to begin with.



Twins / Re: 1971 A65L Piston hitting inlet valve
« on: 30 September, 2017, 18:29:58 »
sounds like the problem  ;)

hi ted, the numbers are still attached to Bsa motorcycles according to DVLA. If they had been transferred the registered vehicle details would come up. They are most likely gathering dust in a shed somewhere.  :-[

Twins / Re: 1971 A65L Piston hitting inlet valve
« on: 30 September, 2017, 17:48:32 »
Valve timing is all ok i presume?

Twins / Re: 1971 A65L Kickstart return spring
« on: 26 September, 2017, 19:49:12 »
excellent news! it looks a whole lot better now!  ;D

Twins / Re: 1971 A65L Kickstart return spring
« on: 23 September, 2017, 21:20:20 »
I managed my A65 on my own and the washer even managed to stay in place whilst I put the outer cover on, I used a tie wrap to help the spring stay together but it really isn't a straightforward job.

Its difficult to see how the Japanese managed to take over actually!  :'(


The system relies upon the information that was registered in 1984 approx, any registration not on the system after that time is disregarded and seen as not known!

I recently purchased a Tribsa that had been liberated from its barn dwelling after some 30 odd years and has a 3 letter 3 number registration after enquiring at DVLA for the v5 its not on the system, no surprise there!

I will have to get it roadworthy, mot (on frame number) and insure then get dating certificate and apply for registration and may be able to keep the original now non transferable number.  :P

Happy days!


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