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Twins / Re: 71 A65L without standard airbox
« on: 17 February, 2018, 20:21:19 »
Ah, didn't look at the subject line.  :-[

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Twins / Re: Grab Rail
« on: 17 February, 2018, 20:17:41 »
Hi Bear,
            You're welcome. My advice is to leave well alone and ask herself to wrap her arms around you waist tightly and remember the courting days  :-[ :-* :-* ;) :)

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Twins / Re: 1964 A65B Kickstart woes
« on: 17 February, 2018, 20:14:28 »
Hi Bear,
            We all struggled, it's the only way to learn, I had the same problem with the levers.

Try comparing what you bought to what you had.........

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Twins / Re: 71 A65L without standard airbox
« on: 17 February, 2018, 17:17:00 »
Hi,
    I like the Amal cone filters... 8)

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Twins / Re: Grab Rail
« on: 17 February, 2018, 11:09:46 »
Hi,
    The grab rail doesn't bolt to the frame, its bolted to the mudguard stay on bikes from 1965.

Best wishes...

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Twins / Re: 1964 A65B Kickstart woes
« on: 17 February, 2018, 11:00:16 »
Hi,
     Sounds like you have the wrong kick start lever. Its cotter pin hole is drilled further from the quadrant hole centre, hence it falls straight through.

Best wishes...

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The Star and Garter / Re: Tip for cutting pipe
« on: 12 February, 2018, 19:40:47 »
Hi Mike,

            I use one of these with a stainless cutting wheel...

Best wishes...

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Twins / Re: A65 sludge trap thread.
« on: 09 February, 2018, 22:15:20 »
Hi,
     
1962 to 1964
67-1211  7/8" 11 tpi (plain)
67-1212  7/8" 11 tpi (spigot)

1965 onwards
68-0184   7/8" 20 tpi CEI

Best wishes...

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Twins / Re: A65 rebuild
« on: 20 January, 2018, 22:37:12 »
Hi Michell,
 
:-X I done it a million times, although I been told a million times not to exaggerate..... ;)

Best wishes...

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The Star and Garter / Re: Cables
« on: 20 January, 2018, 22:32:53 »
Hi,
    Try here, I have found them excellent quality and price:-

https://www.venhill.co.uk/cables-amp-components.html

Best wishes............

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Twins / Re: A65 rebuild
« on: 19 January, 2018, 19:24:31 »
Hi,
     Its 3/8" BSP.

Best wishes...

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Twins / Re: A65 rebuild
« on: 18 January, 2018, 07:50:22 »
Hi,
    If you have a dry tank free from petrol and its fumes I would look for a leak using air rather than petrol. If you find a leak using petrol it will take awhile to defume it ready for a naked flame repair. The petrol residue does linger in the seams and any cracks it may have.

I put a small smear of Hylomar around the petrol cap mating surface on the tank and put a full flexible disc of joint over the cap and replace the cap, that will stop the bleed hole from releasing the air. Fit a threaded plug in one of the petrol tap holes and a reducing plug with connection to an air pump. Pressurise to 5-10 psi and check for leaks.

Silver solder or braze any leak etc.

Best wishes...



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Twins / Re: Where to fit an external oil filter on my A65L (pre OIF)
« on: 15 January, 2018, 12:30:21 »
Hi,
    Here was my solution....

Best wishes...

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The Star and Garter / Re: How many bikes built.
« on: 09 January, 2018, 22:47:07 »
37,627

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Twins / Re: A10 Pistons again
« on: 04 January, 2018, 17:37:53 »
Hi,
      I agree with the use of lipped liners, they don't pull down if the piston seizes. Try SRM for pistons.

Best wishes...

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