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Lightweights / Re: BSA Beagle Rocker Feed
« on: 03 February, 2017, 17:59:49 »
Oil mist rocker lubrication was pretty standard on pre war machines. Both my Sloper and Trike run quite happily with mist lubrication via the push rod tubes. However, both of these have open rocker boxes so do not develop positive pressure. Perhaps positive pressure in the rocker boxes can offer a resistance to the oil mist.  Indeed my pal suspected this was a problem with poor oiling opf the rockers on his New Imperial, which were sealed. He fitted a breather to the rocker box and this did improve matters.

Perhaps as an experiment you could run the engine without the rocker covers or with washers between the studs and the rockers to allow breathing and see if it appears the box is getting wetter.



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The Star and Garter / A Warm Glow
« on: 02 February, 2017, 21:51:20 »
I was really cheered last week when I out out a call for help with this year's International.

Last year my wife and I went to Italy, our first International but because she cannot ride pillion anymore my wife could not fully enjoy it.

So this year we are going going to take the Trike or, if I get it finished and run in, the Sloper outfit.

But we also want to make the most of the travel costs and stay over after the rally and tour Holland in our campervan. So I contacted the organisers in Holland (who I do not know)  to see if they could help me find somewhere to store the trailer and BSA for two weeks while we tour.

Two days later I received an email from a Dutch member who lives just 30 km from the rally site offering storage for as long as I need it.

I don't know any of the Dutch people so to get this offer so promptly was fantastic and really kind. I think the Rally is going to be good!

Anyone else going?

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Twins / Re: BSA A10 twin leading shoe brake
« on: 02 February, 2017, 21:35:23 »
Yesterday, after temporarily replacing the later fork legs and the TLS hub wheel and plate I was able finally to measure, re-measure and triple check the amount I'd need the rim offset adjusting by. Turned out to be 5mm which would bring the rim in line with the open face of the brake drum. I made careful notes and armed with these I drove the wheel over to Central Wheel Components.

As I went in they asked what I wanted and I firstexplained that I was modifying my A10 to TLS with this wheel.

"So you'll need the wheel building with the rim in line with the  open face of the drum then" he replied !! :)

That inspired confidence in them and my measurements, taken while on high dose steriods  :-[

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Lightweights / Re: BSA Beagle Rocker Feed
« on: 02 February, 2017, 21:17:34 »
I never used mine enough for this to become an issue.

How about a drip feed tapped into the rocker covers fed by a small remote tank under the petrol tank.  They only need  a small amount of oil so it should hardly overfill the sump,
Is there a champhered oil hole on the top of the rocker arms or am I mis-remembering?

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Twins / Re: BSA A10 twin leading shoe brake
« on: 01 February, 2017, 19:33:46 »
Interesting, but I hope it goes for loads of dosh so I don't feel  so bad about what I've paid so far just for the parts for my conversion

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