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Twins / Re: BTH magneto fitted to my A10
« on: 08 August, 2017, 18:32:08 »
I saw this on ebay and was thinking about it  ;D

That's a cool looking bike! I like that.  8)

National, Branch and Group Events / Re: Ayr Classic Show
« on: 22 June, 2017, 11:37:58 »
Raymond, it was first time for me also, and I was expecting more bikes and jumble!

Managed to buy a set of hard chrome stantions for the A65, wasn't a lot of other stuff to buy. 

I will see you at Lanark Market next year!



The Star and Garter / Re: Veh registration etc
« on: 18 June, 2017, 20:14:29 »
 They wanted a customs certificate from me for a tractor that was imported in 1943 as part of the wartime lend/lease program. Crying didn't help one bit.


that made me laugh Mike!

National, Branch and Group Events / Ayr Classic Show
« on: 17 June, 2017, 17:27:10 »
I was there today early doors on the Honda as the BSA is not playing. Some nice bikes on display inside lovely A65 Firebird amongst others MV Agusta owners club were there with a few bikes. There was a separate Triumph display to celebrate 50th anniversary of Daytona launch. Not a massive show but at least it was dry.  ;)

Twins / Re: Ignition
« on: 31 May, 2017, 18:25:01 »
I have got a boyer brandsen with an emgo coil and modern rectifier, does away with all the twin coil and zener diode nonsense, and its 12volt.

Singles / Re: Another question about C15 carb
« on: 26 May, 2017, 21:26:43 »
hi bob I'm no expert but would have thought 626 would work if jetted correctly but I wouldn't know where to start, with settings.

cheers derek

Twins / Re: Loss of Power
« on: 26 May, 2017, 17:54:58 »
could it be a fuelling issue ie not getting enough when it is working hard? just a thought

Singles / Re: Another question about C15 carb
« on: 26 May, 2017, 08:27:58 »
on my list the 375/31 carb is listed for 1957-1965 bantam 175. Unless there's a difference between the monobloc 2 stroke carbs and 4 stroke ones it should be fine.

Irony is I already got an owners club report along with my dating certificate - so have already proven it's complete, clear numbers, photos, rubbings and all.  I did read somewhere that about 10% get lumbered with an SGS examination.  Mine has a note on the BSAOC report that says the engine originally went to Holland (hence had to get HMRC import duty exemptions (Nova 1 forms) etc) and that might be why it popped up in the percentage that get inspected.  Hay ho - we'll just have to get on with it.  I called to arrange an inspection yesterday to be reminded that it takes 5 days for them to arrange so will get a date next week which should be inside 4 weeks depending on workload.  What's another 5 weeks between friends?  Think I'll be fitting a pair of knobbly tyres for the shakedown run about November :-)  Double irony is the bike only took 7 months to build and I'm at 6 months this week trying to register with about 5 weeks plus DVLA time to come!
I'm afraid the magic is beginning to rub off a little - haven't even lifted the dust cover off for about 4 weeks and can hardly remember what the thing looks like :-(  I fear I might start a new project before this one is on the road.
Patience maketh the man and all that.
Heads up though - if for any reason the examination determines I can't get an age related plate or need a Q plate - there will be a load of cracking parts hitting the for sale section and Ebay!  Reckon I'd have more chance of getting my investment back that way :-)  Brand new fresh Roller bearing bottom end, standard size barrels with new 9:1 pistons, recon alloy head, Bob Newby belt clutch kit, New Lucas dynamo, recon K2f, Lyta tank, recon G/B, SRM oil pump ........ - could take me a while to list everything :-)

this is the home stretch you are on now don't give up! all this nice weather we are having will be gone on Friday and then its back to the usual and should pick up again in time for you being on the road! Scottish Classic show on june 17th!

Excellent news Don!

Raymond I was worried I would have to get inspection on my A65 luckily didn't get to that stage. I think your bike would pass inspection no problem at all looks like you will be hiring a van! wonder where you have to take it to or can a club inspector do it for you? or was that the old way of doing things.



Which BSA do you ride? / Re: B44 Victor Special
« on: 03 May, 2017, 08:08:22 »
That's a better picture!

I clicked on the link below the main picture and it comes up ok. if you click on picture it comes up original size.

Good luck with DVLA, how far have you got with them?

Twins / Re: A65 swingarm bush removal
« on: 01 May, 2017, 12:56:48 »
Success ;D

It appears brute force is the best method, also got the new ones in with the threaded rod procedure.


Twins / Re: No clutch
« on: 01 May, 2017, 10:28:08 »
did you have to adjust the clutch when you were out ie take the slack up on the cable?
yes but ran out of adjustment

as Julian said check adjuster nut, I had a similar problem but it was caused by clutch pushrod that didn't have hardened tips and flattened gradually when I was out and ran out of adjustment!  ???

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