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The Star and Garter / Re: TRike
« on: 02 April, 2017, 20:00:04 »
Are you sure I can't persuade you to rethink...look at some of the doors an outfit will open for you...

Singles / Re: 1970 b25 starfire
« on: 02 April, 2017, 17:54:11 »
Check condenser connections.
Or might Running weak on wider throttle openings. Try a slightly larger main jet.

Singles / Re: M20 for sale restoration
« on: 02 April, 2017, 08:13:43 »
I could be interested in this and have sent you a message.

The Star and Garter / Re: TRike
« on: 02 April, 2017, 08:02:12 »
Don't give up on the sidecar idea. They just take a bit of practice. They are very practical. There's a beauty for sale in the Star this month at  a very reasonable price. Just change the fork springs and engine sprocket and a couple fo hours work setting up and you're sorted.

Twins / Re: Nuts
« on: 27 March, 2017, 18:29:34 »
A bit of over egging the pudding in my view.
I've only ever used plain nute and spring washers on crankcases (and most other places on the bikes).
They completed the Maudes with these with needing to turn a spanner and I've never had one come loose.

I check end float using plain washers and fit spring washers when everything is ready for final assembly.

Pre War / Re: Transfers
« on: 21 March, 2017, 17:15:15 »
I'm glad he got sorted, Now if he has a 19 tooth engine sprocket going spare I'd bite his hand off!

I searched the VMCC shop online and they did not seem to do the full set anyway.

Pre War / Re: Transfers
« on: 19 March, 2017, 12:50:40 »
Hi Dave
Mine (1929 MODEL) Has the front BSA, centre piled arms and rear plain piece. It came like that from the guy who restored it ans he knew hIs pre-war BSA stuff. The set is available on ebay:

You could give the VMCC a call for advice...its what they are there for.


Twins / Re: Adjusting a TLS brake
« on: 19 March, 2017, 12:30:15 »
Many thanks for that Julian. So prompts the metaphorical ink was still wet on my post!

I'll get onto it next weekend as Mrs and I off to Pembrokeshire for a few where are those waterproofs!

Twins / Adjusting a TLS brake
« on: 19 March, 2017, 11:45:06 »
I am now ready to assemble the TLS on my A10. The machining and welding is done so lets hope it all lines up!

For now though I need to know how to adjust the brake arms to be sure its operating as a TLS and get optimal performance.
Intuitively I am assuming that with the rod that links both brake arms disconnected I operate both brake arms fully manually untill then and with my third and fourth hands adjust the linking rod.

Does anyone know of a better approach or the BSA recommended method?

Pre War / Re: Transfers
« on: 18 March, 2017, 20:58:07 »
The VMCC does them. You can order by phone.

The Star and Garter / Re: TRike
« on: 05 March, 2017, 15:45:54 »
I know at least a couple of guys in the club have done BSA trike conversions. Hopefully they will post on here.

The Star and Garter / Re: TRike
« on: 05 March, 2017, 09:06:58 »
I can thoroughly recommend a BSA Trike.
It has the added advantage of giving you greater confidence in bad weather...e.g. :)

Pre War / Re: Replacing Sloper fork spring
« on: 21 February, 2017, 19:34:33 »

they should be travelling through the ether to you as I type

Pre War / Re: Replacing Sloper fork spring
« on: 21 February, 2017, 17:53:15 »
I was getting my Sloper out of hibernation today and had to refer to the Owner's Handbook. This describes how to remnove the fork spring (and virtually how to rebuild the bike...a sign of how things were then!).
Do you have a copy of the owner's manual? If not I may be able to send or emial you a grubby copy of mine.

The Star and Garter / Re: Handy hint
« on: 20 February, 2017, 20:53:52 »
That's great Julian. I can see the raised edge of the steel plate is on the outer side. Many thanks.

No excuse these days for not taking photos as most phones have camera. It's just a case of remembering!

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