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The Star and Garter / Re: Nuts and bolts
« on: 15 March, 2018, 15:57:13 »
Be aware that bolts etc. from 'Nooky's Nuts' are not high tensile.

Singles / Re: Chrome Rims - rust prevention
« on: 14 March, 2018, 17:37:20 »
Beware of flaking chrome on the inside of a rim which can cut into a tube and puncture it.

Twins / Re: clutch hub
« on: 14 March, 2018, 17:33:57 »
Well done to both of you!

Singles / Re: Throttle cable
« on: 12 March, 2018, 17:36:07 »
I've never seen an Amal carb cable adjuster with a longitudinal split in it. Owner modified?

Twins / Re: clutch hub
« on: 12 March, 2018, 17:28:20 »
You will get there in the end! Please post saying how.
Have looked at my separator and it must have been the smaller one that I used.
Good luck.

The Star and Garter / Re: Classic British
« on: 07 March, 2018, 16:54:55 »
..........and on the Norton Owners Club website (which can be read, and searched, by non-members).


Twins / Re: clutch hub
« on: 05 March, 2018, 18:38:03 »
P.S. Bearing separators are much cheaper on eBay, not sure of their quality.

Twins / Re: clutch hub
« on: 05 March, 2018, 17:53:21 »
Is it 42-3170 that you are trying to remove? I had trouble with removing that part on my 1958 B33 (alternator model). The part had been modified and didn't have enough thread left to enable the puller to engage enough without stripping the thread. Tried all sorts of things including heat and 3 legged pullers which would not fit firmly enough, but to no avail. Finally removed it when I remembered that I had a bearing separator (Machine Mart's item CHT253). Not sure if it was the large or the small separator that I used, but I do remember that I had to tighten it up quite firmly(!), and then whack the end of the thrust bolt; dramatic surrender as it shot off with a loud cracking noise! The B33 has an alloy chaincase and I loosened the fixings of the inner chaincase so that I could push the rear end inwards towards the gearbox sprocket to give enough clearance to fit the separator.
Hope this helps.

The Star and Garter / Re: Mororcycle Insurance Advice
« on: 08 February, 2018, 14:54:15 »
Provided the vehicle is roadworthy, whether or not, after May 20th 2018 it has an MOT, it is involved in an accident etc. and you make a claim, they will pay out without any issues.
I don't believe that the above is correct. The Carole Nash policy for old bikes makes it clear that they will not pay out for damage or loss to your motorcycle unless it has a valid MOT, if it is required by law to have one. If it is too young to be exempt under the regs. then an MOT is required in order to have full cover (presumably the third party element is not restricted).

Singles / Re: Exhaust sealing
« on: 26 January, 2018, 15:08:11 »
I think that the idea of the finned rose is to help to cool the exhaust pipe and minimise discolouration of the pipe. Some people used to wrap copper wire around the pipe instead. Don't know if either method helped at all.

Singles / Re: B33 petrol tank
« on: 03 June, 2017, 18:26:26 »
Thanks to everyone for their comments and advice.
Successfully MIG welded today! Welded onto the pillars so no problem with welding onto thin metal.

Twins / Re: Aftermarket oil filter
« on: 03 June, 2017, 18:21:23 »
Regarding the comments on the Norton oil filters (I presume the Commando type), they had straight/smooth inlet and outlet pipes onto which the flexible pipes are fitted. Recently, however, Andover Norton have changed the design to barbed pipes.

The Star and Garter / Re: Stupid question number 1579, Tax & MOT
« on: 01 June, 2017, 15:12:57 »
I think that, apart from the date, it has to be actually registered as 'Historic Vehicle' to get exemption from MOT and free tax.

Singles / Re: B33 petrol tank
« on: 27 May, 2017, 17:40:24 »
Thanks Dean, but I don't think there is much scope for a firm epoxy fitting.
Advantage of the welding solution is that I could leave two opposing flats on the setscrew heads without weld. This would mean that I could hold with a thin spanner when tightening the fixing nuts, therefore removing any stress from the base of the tank.

Singles / Re: B33 petrol tank
« on: 26 May, 2017, 13:02:18 »
Thanks Julian. Thread is beyond repair.
Looks like the welding option is the one to go for.

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