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Messages - DEAN SOUTHALL

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Singles / Re: C15 Electrics
« on: 08 April, 2017, 19:59:40 »
How frustrating. Hang in there mate. I've been there plenty of times and one day as you are enjoying the ride this will be a distant memory.
Sorry if these are obvious but are you sure you are not getting a spark? I thought mine had packed up and it was just that the spark was such a light colour I could not see it in daylight! Secondly, remember that Boyer does need a good battery voltage. Check that it hasn't dropped while you've been testing etc.

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Twins / Re: Electronic ignition
« on: 07 April, 2017, 21:49:28 »
Go for it. I found it makes starting easier and gives a more reliable tickover and no points to maintain.

I have Boyer on one A10 and use a Motobat battery as they really hold a charge over long periods standing.

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Twins / Re: Gearbox squeal!
« on: 07 April, 2017, 21:42:31 »
Checked and oil level was a bit low. I forgot the layshaft sat lower in the box so its unlikely that this was dry.
Julian, I'll follow up your suggestion and drain the box and see if anything untoward emerges.
Noise has not returned so  maybe the mainshaft was just a bit dry from standing.

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Twins / Re: Gearbox squeal!
« on: 07 April, 2017, 12:42:41 »
Julian
Lack of lubrication makes sense.
I am wondering of this could lead to the bush rotating. In which case the lubrication hole will not longer line up with the oil hole in the casing. I guess its a 'box strip down to check GRRRRRRR.

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Twins / Gearbox squeal!
« on: 07 April, 2017, 09:05:38 »
I  took the Super Rocket out yesterday for its MOT. As I pulled away there was a loud squeal from the gearbox (in gear and clutch engaged, ie driving). I recall it did similar last time I had her out in November. She tends to stand around most of the year waiting to be used. The squeal goes after a few seconds but might re-appear once or twice in the first few hundred yards and then clear

I am thinking bush spinning? Time to get the gearbox out and stripped.

Any thoughts?

(this will teach me to call her the bike that's all sorted and just for using!)

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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...

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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.

143
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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BSA-Sloper-OHV-Transfer-Set-1927-32-waterslides-Vintage-Motorcycle-/252812577173?hash=item3adccdc995:g:dFMAAOSwstxVf9iy

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

cheers
Dean

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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 days...now where are those waterproofs!

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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?

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

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