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The Star and Garter / Re: How many bikes built.
« on: 13 January, 2018, 16:42:35 »

Couple of small oil leaks
 I never worry about them as they add authenticity :)
Well done Calvin. I look forward to seeing her somewhere around Nottingham.

The Star and Garter / Re: Painting Barrels black
« on: 13 January, 2018, 16:38:41 »
Powder coating.
In the old days stove enamelling.

Singles / Re: WDM20 Speedo cable length
« on: 10 January, 2018, 20:15:55 »
Can't give you a direct answer without going up to the shed and taking mine off and its dark and wet out there now. I'll look tomorrow if you've not got an answer by then. In the meantime Draganfly will sell you a complete cable for around 15 and are usually pretty  helpful if you give them a call

Twins / Re: Rocker Inspection Nuts
« on: 09 January, 2018, 17:47:02 »
Apart from SS/chome looking too bright, which is down to individula taste, dome nuts might not allow enough clearance to get a spanner on given the recess and dome of the rocker covers. They are in a fiddly position and the raise nuts give you an easier finger grip while getting them started.  No harm in gettimg one and trying though,

The Star and Garter / Re: BSA SPARES WEBSITE
« on: 06 January, 2018, 17:40:31 »
Interesting items. Relationship to PES?

PS John there's no need to SHOUT  ;)

Twins / Re: Tank Decals
« on: 02 January, 2018, 22:30:17 »
You could try the BSAOC!

Pre War / Re: Front tank fixing assembly? Mid 30's
« on: 02 January, 2018, 22:16:57 »
I think Draganfly have them and show the general arrangement in the parts list...

If so and you are still stuck I'll go and look at mine in daylight and get back to you.

Singles / Re: The big day is nearly here..
« on: 28 December, 2017, 19:55:03 »
........ turn Radio 4 off........

I'm glad to hear I'm not alone! ;D

The Star and Garter / Re: dvla new commitie
« on: 28 December, 2017, 19:48:49 »
Rob, many thanks. Your prompt efforts are appreciated.

The Star and Garter / Re: dvla new commitie
« on: 27 December, 2017, 14:31:19 »
Before being held by the Science Museum the Despatch books (over 400 of them) were held by the Metropolitan Police stolen vehicle investigation branch.

I had a tour of their stolen/dodgy car garage....some very interesting and pretty tasty cars in there!

The Star and Garter / Re: dvla new commitie
« on: 26 December, 2017, 21:26:35 »
Rob, thnaks for the clarification on the ownership issue.
Are you able to shed any light on the despatch/manufacture date issue?

The Star and Garter / Re: dvla new commitie
« on: 26 December, 2017, 14:08:32 »
Having had another cup of coffe and time to ponder I am less concerned until I heard confirmatory news. I suspect DVLA have  accepted  Despatch date as effective manufacture date but perhaps someone in the DVLA was not aware of this.

The Star and Garter / Re: dvla new commitie
« on: 26 December, 2017, 08:50:51 »
Presuming that this does reflect a change in DVLA requirements, and not just an 'admin error' it could should be addressed by the BSAOC asap and hopefully we will soon have a comment by the Club on here.
In the meantime I may need to put on hold my current restoration, despite the huge amounts of time and money I have  already spent on it. In the next couple of weeks I need to decide whether to bother applying for registration so I can enjoy the long awaited use of the the bike or whether I should start stripping it ready for ebay >:(  :'(

Twins / Re: How to stop engine
« on: 19 December, 2017, 17:31:15 »
Waiting to turn right at traffic lights in heavy city traffic is pretty effective in my experience  :-[

Singles / Re: Gold star fuel cap
« on: 19 December, 2017, 17:27:52 »
Yep, I did was too thick!
The viton comes in a range of thicknesses. I found 0.5 mm worked OK

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