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The Star and Garter / Re: Military contract number
« on: 18 November, 2017, 19:50:58 »

Sidecars / Re: 1931 Sloper side car fittings
« on: 17 November, 2017, 17:50:48 »
Well I tried everything to unscrew mine and it would not shift. I was applying so much force at one point I was risking bending the rear frame!
I gues you could cut and drill it out but I modified a straight fitting with an eye at each end. One end attaches to the fixed pin on the frame and a standartd sidecar ball joint fitting goes on the other. However I have not got it on the road yet so cannot vouch for its effectiveness.
Newly manufactured replacement Sloper rear frame brackets are regularly offered on ebay so it could be worth asking the question of the seller/manufacturer.

Good luck!

Singles / Re: gear selector problem
« on: 14 November, 2017, 17:28:31 »
Sorry I can't help directly but I'd put money on you getting an answer from one of the many experts on the BSA WM20 forum. You don't have to sign up or join to post on there and I have found them very helpful as I blunder my way through an M20 rebuild.

good luck!

The Star and Garter / Re: Ethanol. What it does and how to fight it
« on: 05 November, 2017, 13:24:28 »
You readily find fuel stabilisers at garden shops as its used when laying up garden equipment for the winter. I've been uding Briggs ans Stratton stabiliser  in the bikes for a few years now once they start spraeding raod salt. Brim your tank to prevent rust or drain it completely.

The Star and Garter / Re: message for Dean Southall
« on: 05 November, 2017, 13:19:36 »
Hi Andrew.
I received both your messages so I don't know why you are getting 'not sent'.
I've leave a message on your voicemail.
cheers Dean

The Star and Garter / Re: Hello to you all newbie in Nottingham
« on: 04 November, 2017, 21:51:49 »
Hi Andrew
I am south nottingham (and coincidentally refurbing a WM20 at present). PM me and we can maybe arrange a meet up.
There is a Club meet every weds at the Shakespear in Shardlow.
Cheers Dean

Sidecars / Re: A bit in the side
« on: 03 November, 2017, 19:31:37 »
An absolute beauty Roy. Thanks for posting the link.
Here's to many miles of happy motoring on her.

Singles / Re: B31 Magneto oil seal
« on: 19 October, 2017, 20:24:55 »
You are correct, the seal should be fitted with the open (spring) side facing into the engine. The way I always confirm which way to install seals is to have the open side facing the higher pressure side. That way the pressure will tighten the seal.

Have you checked the location studs under the magdyno as a source of the 'rocking' ?

Twins / Re: A10 Carb
« on: 14 October, 2017, 20:02:08 »
Here you go.......

Singles / Re: A10 shoes in M20 drum?
« on: 11 October, 2017, 17:20:31 »
Thanks Julian.
Given the problems with old brake systems and modern traffic the nailin the coffin for me was the A10 linings having such a small surface area compared to th proper M20 linings. Less friction surface = reduced braking efficiiency. The M20 may not be fast but it has plenty of mass and like all my bikes brakes, they have to cope with my increasing mass ;)

Singles / A10 shoes in M20 drum?
« on: 10 October, 2017, 21:35:20 »
I have no brake shoes for my WM20 and they are very hard to firnd. I have a spare set of 7" A10 shoes that fit but the ends of the shoes are somewhat narroer than the cam and fulcrum pin. Would this cause problems?

The Star and Garter / Re: owning a British bike?
« on: 10 October, 2017, 21:23:30 »
You must either be a good mechanic or be prepared to learn or have very deep pockets.

"BSA - making mechanics of ordinary men since 1917"

, but it has borrani wheels and rear 15" bobber, which obviously aren't original , and an A65 tank. would that be considered as not a true marque? it does have the old style single sided front hub and original forks. 

I am not suggesting you borrow some A10 wheels and tank while you sort out registration.

The Star and Garter / Re: Rocket Gold Star inner primary chain case
« on: 01 October, 2017, 19:48:15 »
 I " Googled" BSA RGS authentication and found this helpful link. It includes a reference to the inner primary
But how accurate it is I cannot tell!

The Star and Garter / Re: Rocket Gold Star inner primary chain case
« on: 01 October, 2017, 18:06:30 »
I understand how disappointing it can be when people don't give up their time to anwer your questions and you have to go to the bother of looking it up for yourself. Personally. I would not advise anyone to judge the authentiicity of an RGS on the basis of the inner primary.

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