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Messages - Ken Oaff

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I might take you up on that

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Shame of it all was it was the local organiser who made me feel very unwelcome when I had previously met him at a meeting a few years back when he wasn't organising said group

wont be returning to that meeting ever again, there is another branch within riding distance

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National, Branch and Group Events / South Derbyshire unfriendly?
« on: 24 August, 2017, 21:19:25 »
Went along to a club meeting a few weeks back

Have been a inactive  member of this club  for several years

It was less than a pleasant experience, I was challenged by one person as to why I was there and if I was a member

Hardly impressed and not particularly welcoming

Not in a hurry to repeat the experience

Most bike clubs are struggling to attract members

It refreshing to see the BSA club has so many members it can afford to scare off members from attending meetings


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Twins / Re: Scruffy Conical Hubs
« on: 07 August, 2017, 21:04:47 »
got a similar issue with grey coating on my 71 hubs

going to get them stripped somehow and polish them

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Twins / Re: stripping backing plate on conical rear hub
« on: 17 July, 2017, 19:50:57 »
thanks f0r the quick response  looks like a nice job ahead of me then

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Twins / stripping backing plate on conical rear hub
« on: 13 July, 2017, 07:18:10 »
Rebuilding by back wheel, stainless rim and spokes

Want to do away with the standard grey / silver paint on the hubs and have polished alloy

What is the best way to strip the original finish off

Running a triumph T140 disc brake front end with polished hub stainless spokes and stainless rim so it be nice to have a matching set of wheels

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Twins / Re: Aftermarket oil filter
« on: 07 July, 2017, 06:04:25 »
re Norton commando filter heads with smooth pipes

have fitted these to a variety of bikes over the years and never had any issues with them or with using hoseclamps to affix oil lines

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Twins / Re: A65 Engine rebuild
« on: 06 May, 2017, 17:43:29 »
Thanks for all the great advice

Except the motobatt battery, wife has one of these on her ducati, even with trickle charger on it lost power over winter ?????


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Twins / Re: Silencers
« on: 06 May, 2017, 08:06:11 »
ordered a set of pipes off armours no problem

excellent and they supplied a set of Norton pea shooters with non standard 1 1/2" inlets to suit the bsa pipes at standard list price and offered to build pipes to what ever noise level you like

quality is excellent and will definitely be using them again

For headers I had a one off set made by OS exhausts  - building café racer and wanted TT style headers with Norton peashooters tucked in as tight as possible


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Twins / A65 Engine rebuild
« on: 06 May, 2017, 08:00:03 »
Doing a complete ground up bare metal rebuild of my 71 lightning

Bike has been sitting unused and unloved for 20 plus years

Bodywork wise it was 100% correct but had been repainted the wrong colours at somepoint

Numbers don't match, it has a feb 71 engine and a nov 71 frame ?????

Rebuild will not be to original specs, decided to go down the café racer route, however all original parts will be retained and no original pars will be butchered

Bike was taken off road when a knocking noises started in bottom end , motor still turns over

Anyway getting SRM oil pump and bearing conversion done, balancing crank gas flowing head 3 angle valve grings and fitting mikunis because the amals never ever worked properly when it was running

Bile will have oil filter / cooler / electronic iginition

any suggestions  o any other improvements that can be made to engine whilst its apart, ie lightened flywheel  / drilling gears give any real world improvement

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