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Singles / Re: B40 Star air filter - what's the best option now
« on: 20 February, 2018, 22:47:55 »
I'll post a picture of the perforated end cap. I thought I had a spare but it turned out the one that was missing from my B40 filter!

Singles / Re: B40 wiring advice and spacer advice
« on: 20 February, 2018, 18:23:40 »
When I restored my B40 a few years ago, I positioned the components coil, horn, rectifier from left to right looking forward. Harness passed down RH side of top tube. Parts diagram is a little confusing. Part 41-4055 is listed as engine/frame spacer and the usual places are either between engine and frame for either the bottom or front bolts though I can't remember from memory if the B40 has either.

Twins / Re: Headlight bulb lighting
« on: 20 February, 2018, 18:00:54 »
Is the lighting switch shown in the 1973 diagram not a 3-way, 8 terminal Lucas 57SA toggle switch?

Twins / Re: Headlight bulb lighting
« on: 20 February, 2018, 16:39:29 »
It sounds as the two-position ignition switch and separate lighting switch relate to those of a 1973 A65 as shown?

Singles / Re: C15 lighting
« on: 20 February, 2018, 14:50:46 »
Thanks Arther
Actually the light has been very high since rebuild.
I can't see how to adjust but will take your advice and obtain another bulb.
In that case, as said by Julian, you may have to adjust the alignment ring on the headlight. When you do this, you need to adjust the alignment of the dipped beam to make sure it satisfies the MOT alignment template for your bike. The main beam should then be ok unless there is a problem with the bulb.

Singles / Re: Tappet cover sealing washer/"O" ring
« on: 20 February, 2018, 14:44:08 »
They should be flat sealing washers. There would have to be a bevel in the mating surfaces to allow an O-ring to be used.

The Star and Garter / Re: Gold Star admirers in the sixties
« on: 20 February, 2018, 13:05:59 »
Was Milletts a scooter shop on Westgate road?

Singles / Re: B40 Star air filter - what's the best option now
« on: 20 February, 2018, 11:06:14 »
hoogerbooger. The ideal solution would be to acquire a suitable metal adaptor tube which pushes through the hole from the back of the rear panel and then screws on to the end of the carb. The filter would then be a push fit into the end of the adaptor. When I got my B40, I had to machine up a suitable adaptor for the filter.

The proper filter has a 10 mm flange on it relative to the 5 mm flange on the attached type of filter - however, the latter is still sufficient for the metal adaptor. As an alternative, I would be tempted to use a suitable length of rubber or plastic tube which can be held on to the end of the carb with a Jubilee clip and then glue or expoxy the filter into the other end. Of course, you would need to remove the filter from the rear panel you have which is held on by 3 thin welds if similar to mine. I would use a cutting disk on a Dremel to cut through the welds.

Twins / Re: Headlight bulb lighting
« on: 20 February, 2018, 09:19:25 »
Not sure that I've ever heard of dipped beam AND main beam on a M/C before. Please provide a copy of the wiring diagram you are working to and I'll be happy to provide any help I can.

Singles / Re: B40WD gearbox oil level
« on: 20 February, 2018, 09:16:55 »
If it's the sprocket seal then it's likely to leak more oil over night if you leave it on the sidestand rather than the centre stand.

Singles / Re: C15 lighting
« on: 20 February, 2018, 07:05:34 »
If the headlight alignment was ok previously it would suggest a problem with the bulb. Assuming the current bulb has been correctly seated in the holder, I would be worth trying another bulb from a reputably supplier.

Singles / Re: Trials specifications for C15
« on: 20 February, 2018, 06:57:01 »
As far as I can see, the gear ratios for the standard C15 didn't change much between 1961 and 1967 - it was identical up to 1966 and then changed marginally in 1967, at least according to Rupert ratio.

The Star and Garter / Re: Gold Star admirers in the sixties
« on: 19 February, 2018, 23:05:15 »
I've had a quick look and nothing seems to match the buildings so far but it looks like a good starting place.

Singles / Re: 1957 B31 Maroon colour scheme
« on: 19 February, 2018, 19:03:10 »
Daniel. There are no universal paint colour codes - each paint matching system uses its own set of codes and needs a copy of the original colour to match against. I'm sure there are quite a number of auto paint suppliers who already have a paint code for this BSA Maroon colour - RS Paints is one of them who can supply authentic paint colours for most BSA motorcycles.

The Star and Garter / Re: Gold Star admirers in the sixties
« on: 19 February, 2018, 17:25:27 »
Dear AWJDThumper,

I just found this picture in pinterest without additional information. I thought BSA people will like it and I am happy to see your interest.
I always like a challenge and am determined to work out where the picture was taken. Fortunately, there are some clues in the photo and will see where they lead!

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