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The Star and Garter / Re: Why
« on: 14 March, 2018, 19:52:32 »
The plague of TLAs  >:(

The Star and Garter / Re: Nuts and bolts
« on: 14 March, 2018, 19:48:44 »
I use Nooky's Nuts..

Singles / Re: B33 Rigid Tyre Pressures
« on: 13 March, 2018, 18:22:58 »
I think the rear should be about 30, and 25 front. Wheelhouse tyres will be able to confirm if you give them a call 0121 748 0000.

Pre War / Re: 1929 Sloper kick start
« on: 07 March, 2018, 18:00:23 »
I've never had one of these apart so can't offer any advisebut please let us know what you find.
Good luck.

The Star and Garter / Re: Original Registration Numberplate
« on: 06 March, 2018, 15:30:57 »
Well I am confused. I am about to apply for a V5C as I have no docs at all for the M20 and its not to DVLA database. I was going to get it MOTed as proof of roadworthiness but decided this would make no logical sense. The porof of roadworthiness of an MOT expires once the MOT examiner hands your bike back to you. So the roadworthiness is dow to you to assert. But more to the point how can an MOT be proof of roadworthiness if the vewhicle is not required to have one anyway. This seems to be reinforced by the option to declare the vehicle  MOT exempt using the form provided by DVLA.
I suppose I'd better phone the DVLA  >:(

Pre War / Re: 1929 Sloper kick start
« on: 05 March, 2018, 11:37:24 »
My kickstart is at 27degrees from vertical at rest.
It engages with the teeth at 45 degrees.
It will travel to over 180 degrees, ie fully down, when swung (we don't kick Slopers ;))

I have always had enough travel with this.
As an aside, I recall the day I first bought it and got it home before going to bed that night I wanted one last look at it and gave a gentle, slow press on the kickstart to enjoy the low compression. Bloody hell..the damned thing started!

I hope you get it sorrted soon Bevan.

Which BSA do you ride? / Re: new to the forum and classics
« on: 21 February, 2018, 17:07:53 »
Welcome Rob
Viva Patina! I would agree: It would be great if you could get it running, relialble and safe without loosing its character. Let the old girl show her age!
There's plently of spares availabe for the M20 and advice both here and on the wm20 forum.

My first bike was an M20 that I had in the early 70s and I've just finished rebuilding my second. A nice easy machine to work on.
Please keep us informed of you progress.

Twins / Re: Oil Pressure gauge
« on: 14 February, 2018, 19:32:34 »
I wouldn't bother with an oil pressure gauge. It's readings  will just be a source of anxiety ;)

Twins / Re: Grab Rail
« on: 05 February, 2018, 20:31:08 »
Draganfly website seems to show them.

Singles / Re: Ignition timing adjustment
« on: 03 February, 2018, 19:50:34 »
Rotate the points plate so that the pillars are in the centre of their slots. Loosen points cam (centre screw) and rotate the cam to set timng. If you then need to tweek the timing you use the small adjstment provided by the slots in thepoints plate.

Which BSA do you ride? / Re: My 1969 BSA Starfire Scrambler Project
« on: 30 January, 2018, 17:18:42 »
Welcome Keith
You've found yourself a nice practical bike there. I have had a couple over the yaers and found them very useabe machines. I must admit that when I restored the second one I had a transfer of a hand-grenade made for the pertol tank. People used to warn of these engines blowing up but if they did it has to be remembered that they were popular with young learner riders and got their nuts thrashed off them!

Feel free to ask any questions as they arise. They are a very helpful bunch on here.

Which BSA do you ride? / Re: My A10 Spitfire Scrambler Replica
« on: 29 January, 2018, 16:32:22 »
Lovely bike mate!

The Star and Garter / Re: DVLA Woes
« on: 29 January, 2018, 16:25:49 »
Congratulations Thumper! You have more persistance than me. I could find the energy to do battle with the DVLA when I was trying to get my V5 corrected.
Please think of me as I now embark on the process of getting a V5 for my latest BSA after loads of time and money spent on  refurbishing it  ::)

Singles / Re: B31 rigid 1949 gearbox adjuster
« on: 24 January, 2018, 17:07:56 »
You don't need to take the whole engine out. You should get access by removing the prmary drive and rear chaincase. A bit of a drag I'm afraid. Do you really need to turn them round?

Singles / Re: WD B40 1967 WIRING HARNESS
« on: 22 January, 2018, 20:10:40 »
Its not that difficult to make your own harness. Apart from any money savings it means you can get the cable runs and connectors you want. I did decide to try using a ready made harness on my latest project last week but I soon ended up thowing it to one side and going to the electrical supplier to get the components to make my own again.

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