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The Star and Garter / Re: mystery rocker box
« on: 20 December, 2017, 07:30:34 »

The Star and Garter / mystery rocker box
« on: 19 December, 2017, 20:25:32 »
Anybody got a clue? it may not even be British but i think it is.



Twins / Frame numbers?
« on: 19 December, 2017, 20:19:00 »
Thoughts please, i should say i have bought the bike and the numbers match on log book, last owner had it for 22 years.

Twins / Re: 1962 Oil Tank level
« on: 17 December, 2017, 00:02:56 »
as long as you have oil returning to tank don't panic!  ;)



The Star and Garter / Re: DVLA Woes
« on: 16 December, 2017, 23:57:26 »
I guess the main concern I have on this issue is that, although I have no intention of getting an MOT for the B40WD at this stage, I might get problems in the future. Basically, if the MOT tester checks the frame number against the DVLA online data, they will find they do not match - half the number is missing from the V5C. I'm sure I could persuade my local friendly MOT tester that a mistake was made when the bike was first registered but I would prefer to sort the problem out now.

In addition, if I was to try to sell this fully restored B40WD to a knowledgeable buyer in the future, the wrongly recorded frame number might be a big issue to them. The bike is also recorded as being built in 1966 on the V5C, whereas, it was actually one of the last built in 1969 - again, this wrongly recorded data might be an issue to a potential knowledgeable buyer. For all these reasons, and because I have a fundamental dislike of being messed around by civil servants having worked for the MOD for 20 years, I intend to get the DVLA to properly amend the V5C. Will let you know how I get on ;D

i don't think you should waste your time.

if the documents match the numbers its not worth the bother!



Twins / Re: Another A65 project!
« on: 14 December, 2017, 20:30:43 »
Hi I have looked on a few Engine number sites for BSA, cannot find that letter.

there is a post here talking about it there are others as well but no definitive answer.

the engine number ends in -Y and is same in logbook.

Frame doesn't have -Y suffix just engine number.

Twins / Re: Another A65 project!
« on: 11 December, 2017, 22:10:29 »
Pleased to see another A65 rescued. My local bikers pub can have up to 60 bikes on a Saturday lunch time. It is always Triumphs and other makes, never an A65. Where are they all ? Enjoy your restoration. Plenty of questions please.

one question it has -Y at the end of the engine number, is this because it is mid year change and wiring has changed? i noticed zener is at front under triple clamps!

Twins / Another A65 project!
« on: 10 December, 2017, 16:32:10 »

Thunderbolt 1966 too good to let go, i will call it an early christmas present!

I havent told the Mrs yet! shhh  ::)


Singles / Re: What do I have?
« on: 09 December, 2017, 18:30:37 »
Hello Folks,

I picked up a basket case BSA single.    New to all this.

Frame number is CB34-5XX   Engine number is BB-34-A-6XX HHC  (Dashes are really dots, but I don't know how to make a dot)

Looking at the serial number page, I think I have a 1956 Competition Alloy frame (350cc) and a 1957 Competition Alloy engine  (500cc).  The previous owner says it was a 1957 Competition Alloy motorcycle and not pieced together.

What is correct? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

sounds good whatever it is! any pics?

Twins / Re: Oil coming from breather on my A10 1961
« on: 04 December, 2017, 16:27:11 »
oil is draining from the oil tank into the crankcases via the oil pump, common complaint on british bikes!

google wet sumping


Singles / Re: new look B44
« on: 30 November, 2017, 20:24:13 »
Looks good to me.

Is that an A65 tank?

Singles / Re: B44, Bigend, Piston. Bad vibration.
« on: 28 November, 2017, 17:00:26 »
Engine reinstalled, new fuel tank, Now not charging, no winkers at the rear.
Not back on the road, but the engine runs and is no better for vibration than before

oh dear that's not good, is the vibration just as bad then?

Twins / Re: Bsa crank bushing size?
« on: 28 November, 2017, 13:12:10 »
a local motor engineer?

i don't think there are too many left now!

Bush is supplied undersized and needs honed to fit correctly.

Twins / Re: Bsa crank bushing size?
« on: 27 November, 2017, 20:30:07 »
Thanks Julian.

I have ordered a ready made to size on ebay!

will let you know how i get on.

Twins / Bsa crank bushing size?
« on: 27 November, 2017, 18:28:47 »
How do you calculate the size of bush reqd for crankshaft plain bush. I have measured the crank at 1.475" but confused as to what size of bush i will need, i know it has to be reamed to give a 0.015 clearance.



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