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The Star and Garter / Re: New member from Bolton
« on: 13 November, 2017, 15:33:24 »
Welcome to both of you.  :-*


Singles / Re: polished B40 crank cases
« on: 10 November, 2017, 11:31:55 »
I did my top end and carb, it took a long time and sore fingers.

Twins / Re: Is this the right tank for a 67 Spitfire?
« on: 09 November, 2017, 18:56:06 »
That's perfect ROYC, Thanks. I'll contact the Australian one........the Holtworks one is a bit pricey for me.

Just google it Nick, there may be more.

Twins / Re: Is this the right tank for a 67 Spitfire?
« on: 08 November, 2017, 13:23:00 »
Thanks for the reply ROYC. Yes, I have read that they changed to 5 gallon tanks in 67 but I've never seen any for sale. I'll keep looking.

Will this one do ?  -    -

Also here  -

Twins / Re: Is this the right tank for a 67 Spitfire?
« on: 08 November, 2017, 11:23:58 »
If I remember correctly, my spit tank was 5 gallon (imperial).

The Star and Garter / Re: Ethanol. What it does and how to fight it
« on: 05 November, 2017, 13:45:09 »
You readily find fuel stabilisers at garden shops as its used when laying up garden equipment for the winter. I've been uding Briggs ans Stratton stabiliser  in the bikes for a few years now once they start spraeding raod salt. Brim your tank to prevent rust or drain it completely.
Thanks for the tip Dean.

Sidecars / Re: A bit in the side
« on: 04 November, 2017, 21:11:11 »
Great outfit!!

Couldn't have done it without the help of you guys on this forum and the A7 A10 forum.
Thanks to all who helped.

The Star and Garter / Re: Ethanol. What it does and how to fight it
« on: 04 November, 2017, 13:58:20 »

When I read this earlier I was almost astounded at my lack of knowledge. Things like "stale petrol" yeah so it happens. Now I understand why and what steps can be taken to counteract the effect to some degree. Etc

In my humble opinion its worth a read, but it is a long piece.

Mike 8) 8)

Since I read this article I have ordered a couple of the things mentioned.

Lucas 10576 Safeguard Ethanol Fuel Conditioner with Stabilizers, and 

Millers Oils VSPe Power Plus Fuel Additive & Octane Booster - 500ml.


The Star and Garter / Re: Hello to you all newbie in Nottingham
« on: 04 November, 2017, 13:53:28 »
Welcome to the forum Andrew.

The Star and Garter / Ethanol. What it does and how to fight it
« on: 04 November, 2017, 13:46:17 »
Mike Farmer suggests that I start a new topic on this issue.

Mike Farmer

 Hi Roy:)

That is an extremely interesting read.

Might I suggest that you open a new topic just to give that a lot more prominence.  It could help a lot of people.

Thanks again

Mike 8) 8)

This is the article  - 


The Star and Garter / Re: Fuel Tanks (again)
« on: 04 November, 2017, 09:43:30 »
Here's an interesting article on Ethanol and sealers  - 

The Star and Garter / Re: More on tanks
« on: 04 November, 2017, 09:34:27 »
Just been quoted 400 to have my A65 Tank and side panels spray, already shot blasted for them. Where is your painter ?
I had the tank, mudguards, stays, oil tank and toolbox sand blasted and repainted for 335, that included 85 for 1L of light green polychromatic paint from RS paints.

Sidecars / Re: A bit in the side
« on: 03 November, 2017, 18:21:35 »
It's only a single seater. I'm not insured to carry passengers.
Standard springs.
I already have a lower cush sprocket if required but want to keep the higher gearing if pos.
and I am fitting a TLS front brake
Sidecar will be like this one.
A bit of an update.
Sidecar fitted  - 
Sidecar springs fitted to forks.
Hagon rear shocks.
50AH battery in sidecar boot.
Indicators now fitted.
TLS front brake.
12v electrics and LEDs all round.

Twins / Re: Update from Old Biker
« on: 15 August, 2017, 08:43:27 »
I am in the process of fitting a A65 TLS to my 1958 Shooting Star.

Twins / Re: Indian tanks
« on: 14 July, 2017, 20:38:51 »
I'm very pleased with the Indian tank I bought for my A10. I had to buy taps and badges separately but 250 got me a fully chromed and painted tank complete with filler cap delivered to my door. Fitted excactly as it should and no leaks.

Same here, No problems.

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