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Twins / Re: A65 restoration???
« on: Today at 20:46:49 »
Is there a theme here Mike?

What A65 had a gold coloured frame?  8)

Is it a gold flash tribute?  :)

And more importantly has the financial controller found out yet?   ;)



Twins / Re: Road Rocket
« on: 23 March, 2018, 07:41:48 »
Rocket Goldstar Engine?  ;) 

somebody else will confirm i guess.



The Star and Garter / Re: dvla new commitie
« on: 22 March, 2018, 17:16:43 »
Oh dear that's not good is it?  >:(

I am about to try and get an age related plate for my Tribsa wish me luck!

all the best


Which BSA do you ride? / Re: DB 500 GS
« on: 22 March, 2018, 17:13:04 »
Have to agree with Mike, absolutely stunning!   



Which BSA do you ride? / Re: BSA A50 1963
« on: 20 March, 2018, 20:06:27 »
That looks nice mike!

My mate just got a 1969 Royal Star but its not as tidy as that!


The Star and Garter / Re: The forum in general
« on: 16 March, 2018, 15:24:30 »
There is a VMCC section in Glasgow with BSA owners in it. Well worth going along and I am sure you will be made very welcome.
Meet at The Record Factory, (Winter), 17 Byres Road, Glasgow. G11 5RD
3rd Tuesday at 7:30pm
Cafe Kothal (April till September), 300 Crow Road, Glasgow. G11 7HS
3rd Tuesday at 7:30pm
Secretary is Gordon Mowat

Excellent thanks for the info, i will try and go along.

The Star and Garter / Re: The forum in general
« on: 16 March, 2018, 07:48:25 »
I live in Largs and would be happy to attend meetings in Glasgow if there was a club branch based there.

Thats 2 of us then! (after i join of course)

i wonder how many members there are up here?

The Star and Garter / The forum in general
« on: 14 March, 2018, 20:28:58 »
Its good to see the forum as active as it is, there is a wealth of knowledge out there and its obvious that most of the people on the forum are all willing to help each other.

I am not a member of the Bsa owners club for no other reason than i cant get to any of the club meetings as i don't think there is a branch in Glasgow!



The Star and Garter / Re: Why
« on: 14 March, 2018, 07:47:51 »
its an acronym  for "what have you" i think



Singles / Re: Front lights not working
« on: 14 March, 2018, 07:45:59 »
could you put some pictures on phil it may provide a clue


Singles / Re: Front lights not working
« on: 13 March, 2018, 20:06:08 »
it is positive to earth isn't it?

Singles / Re: Front lights not working
« on: 12 March, 2018, 21:41:40 »
Mine is points ignition. The bike starts, but, to recap: 1) when you turn on the lights, they don't come on and the engine immediately cuts out when you turn on the headlight;  2) there was a poof and smoke somewhere near the battery today when I was kicking the engine over;  3) the ammeter now stays about zero, rather than shows a positive reading as before today.  I'm guessing a new battery might be one thing needed.  I don't see a fuse (maybe need to look harder) and I don't think any are shown on the wiring diagram.  Anyway, and ideas regarding the points 1, 2 and 3 above please?  Phil (novice.)

There is a short circuit on the negative side, probably at light switch. Poof and smoke could be wiring nearer battery terminals without seeing it difficult to diagnose.

Singles / Re: Front lights not working
« on: 12 March, 2018, 19:35:40 »
Maybe going off on a tangent but my trials Cub has  Boyer ignition and doesn't need a battery at all. As long as the alternator is ok, most electronic systems don't.

Not so sure about that  ;)

Electrex world do a self generating ignition that doesn't need a battery and PVL ignition is same. Electrex world also produce a lighting/ignition coil setup.

My A65 has boyer ignition and if less than 12v from battery it wont spark.

Do Boyer Brandsen make a self generating ignition system?

Singles / Re: Front lights not working
« on: 11 March, 2018, 17:26:29 »
Do the lights work when engine running? and if so get brighter when engine revved a bit if yes then battery is knacked, it wont take a lot of charge in battery to start if its flat on std ignition system but if running electronic, boyer etc it will also need a decent battery.



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