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The Star and Garter / Shooting Star
« on: 15 October, 2017, 15:05:15 »
About ten years ago I became aware of a nice shooting star in one of my neighbours garages. There are enough spares including a rebuilt engine and gearbox to build a second bike. He died a couple of years ago and his wife is now considering selling as a job lot. I may be the point of contact one day in the future when this lot is advertised. I have sold quite a few bikes on ebay and other sites, but this is quite a big parcel. What would be the best way to dispose of this lot. It is in Essex.

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Twins / Re: A10 Carb
« on: 14 October, 2017, 15:51:29 »
Draganfly's website has an article on these carbs in their A7 A10 Part Section and Hitchcock motorcycles have a few experts on Amals at their base.

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The Star and Garter / How to resize photos for forum posting.
« on: 12 October, 2017, 15:34:31 »
I have inserted my memory card in my windows computer and downloaded the pictures. My pictures are too big to post. Someone suggested Paint Shop which I have found 'Open with Paint Shop' which I did, went to resize. It offers Pixels or other, tried both still no joy. What am I doing wrong please.

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Twins / Re: 1971 Rebuild
« on: 11 October, 2017, 13:57:05 »
Mine was worse than that and i had some bits missing. My frame now looks new and I have rebuilt the forks with new stanchions, seals etc. I am getting all my nuts and bolts from South East Essex Fastners, half the price than anyone else. All bolt sizes listed on Draganflys Website which is really handy. Regards Colin.

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Twins / Re: 1971 Rebuild
« on: 10 October, 2017, 18:24:28 »
Hi Wind. I am in the process of building a basket case 1971 OIF which was in boxes when i bought it. If you have any double parts please let me know. My Haynes manual is crap. I have my newly built Hagon wheels arriving this week, a new loom, new mudguards etc, the fun begins. Keep up the commentary of your rebuild. Regards Colin

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Twins / Re: 1971-72 Thunderbolt Petrol Tank Identification.
« on: 10 October, 2017, 13:51:34 »
Thanks Editor. I cannot post photos with my computer as they are too large ( Pixels ). I have tried resizing but nothing works.

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Twins / 1971-72 Thunderbolt Petrol Tank Identification.
« on: 09 October, 2017, 17:13:14 »
The tank that came with my one owner A65 seems to be the correct fit but cannot find an identical one anywhere. It looks like a T140V tank but mine has a single seem on top from front to back and an offset petrol cap ( Similar to Mark 1  Rocket 3 ) , the T140 has no top seem. A chrome trim runs from front to back but the tank has no holes for any tank badges or knee pads. I have taken it back to bare metal and there is no threads for any other fixings. Does this seem like a US model or what have I got here. It came out of the factory 'green'. There is no colour mentioned on the V5. Thanks.

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Twins / Re: A65 OIF Front brake.
« on: 29 September, 2017, 17:25:52 »
Thanks Julian, job done.

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Twins / A65 OIF Front brake.
« on: 29 September, 2017, 11:12:36 »
Trying to locate a rubber gaiter or spring that goes between the two brake arms on the front brake. Unable to locate or find the part number so far. Thanks.

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The Star and Garter / Re: “Daylight MOT”
« on: 28 September, 2017, 16:04:52 »
No need for an MOT as from next year.

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The Star and Garter / Re: Engine running.
« on: 24 September, 2017, 16:30:25 »
Someone will turn up, try some other forums. There will be someone near you. A7 A10 Forum is free, so is the Classic Motorcycle Forum. Don't give up mate, you will enjoy it.  :D

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I bought a BSA this year with no log book. The owner died five years ago and the papers were lost. The bike was in boxes and had been off road many years before he died. The engine and frame numbers matched ( fortunately ). I completed a V62 and sent off a cheque for £25. I got a V5 with the transferable number within 3 weeks. It transpired the guy bought it new in 1971 and probably would have had the old log book as he always lived in the same house. I consider myself very lucky with the DVLA and the number plate is worth more than what I paid for the bike. RIP previous owner.

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Twins / Re: OIL PIPE
« on: 22 September, 2017, 15:26:44 »
If you go on Dragafly's website they have a breakdown of all bikes, parts and part numbers, it almost as good as a workshop manual. I had a 1954 but not the plunger. It is always possible someone has buggered the thread and glued a stud in.

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Twins / Re: Stand Springs Woe.
« on: 20 September, 2017, 16:39:30 »
Did both springs today. Centre stand several pennies, put spring on first with no bolts, then lined up opposite bolt and connected, then levered the spring side in place, quite easy. Don't put the coins the wrong side of the spring they will get in your way. Side stand four pennies, spring on first and levered the S/S on with no paint loss, job done. thanks for replies.

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The Star and Garter / Re: Lidl Tools
« on: 18 September, 2017, 18:20:22 »
Thanks for that will have a look tomorrow. Bought a replica 18 volt drill with two batteries there, 3 year warranty and it is great. Thanks.

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