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Ken, if you decide to come again I'll buy you a pint.
There's grumpy buggers everywhere and I would be amoingst their clan if I've had a shit day. But I'd hope people wouldn't judge me on one encounter or a whole group of people on the bais of meeting one. :)

Perhaps South Derbyshire needs to take a look at itself.
The other week a new member turned up and the organiser went and bloody well formally welcomed him and introduced him to the members during the meeting.
Another example of how unwelcoming SD is that at the recent rideouts there have only been Triumphs, Yamahas, Royal Enfields, some BSAs and some others I can't recall.
And to top it all at the recent BSAOC v Bantam Club skittles night the damned organiser kept bothering people by checking throughout the night that they were happy with the event and food.
I wouldn't mind but they never checked whether people were members!

I once went to Yorkshire and it rained. I've never felt like going back  ;)

Twins / Re: Sealed wheel bearings ?
« on: 22 August, 2017, 14:54:02 »
Sealed bearings don't require lubrication. You should not have to use the original seals but I think I ould just to add an extra level of protection. If you can't get your head round not lubing them then the inner seals are easily popped off.

The Star and Garter / Re: Such a shame
« on: 20 August, 2017, 21:51:29 »
I saw them at TRempstone Show this year. Good old style thrilling entertainment. In a moment of bad taste I asked one of the team before the show if they had any bikes fpr sale ( ;)) and was told the Triumphs would be on offer at 17,000.

Twins / Re: Update from Old Biker
« on: 15 August, 2017, 10:28:39 »
I have recently done a TLS conversion. It took a lot of time and money and is nearly as good a the brake it replaced :(

Singles / Re: C15 timing
« on: 15 August, 2017, 10:26:34 »
Many thanks for your reply.
I may have to follow that route even though I spent on new 6v kit.

6V electronic ignitions are readily available.

Singles / Re: C15 timing
« on: 14 August, 2017, 21:57:16 »
Have you thought of electronic ignition? Less than 100 for a Boyer for the C15 and once set up you can forget about it. No need for mechanical advance, points etc.

Bantam / Re: Bantam D7 - Oil and Petrol
« on: 14 August, 2017, 21:45:52 »
I went on a British Two Stroke Club run yesterday and was tlking to a chap there about the synthetic 2T oil issue. He said that the Ariel club  had done some work on this and found greaer engine wear on synthetic than traditional mineral oil. Ihave not got round to  confirming this yet so treat it as just hearsay if you like.

Singles / Re: Starfire?
« on: 13 August, 2017, 18:04:05 »
I have had 2. The first was on long term loan in the seventies (1970s btw!) as a daily ride and communting from Brighton to Guildford to visit my partner at college. Great bike and no problems. It just lived outside and started and went when I needed it to.

About 15 years ago I got one in bits and rebuilt it. Easy build with reasonably priced parts. Went great when built and I then lent it to a (large) mate who commuted daily from Nottingham to Loughborough for several months with no problems. I only sold it to make space when another project came along and I had enough other bikes to ride.

Pokey enough without being a great big lump to manhandle around the garage.

In your position I'd go for one again.

Singles / Re: C15 timing
« on: 13 August, 2017, 17:54:47 »
Good luck Tim
I know how frustrating all this can be but one day soon you'll be wizzing  along on her with a group of mates and this will all be a faint memory.
cheers Dean

Twins / Re: BTH magneto fitted to my A10
« on: 08 August, 2017, 20:46:04 »
I fitted a BTH to my Super Rocket about 15 years ago having got fed up with dodgy mag rebuilds.
It transformed the bike, both starting and running, and has been faultless.

Bantam / Re: Bantam D7 - Oil and Petrol
« on: 07 August, 2017, 20:06:25 »
20:1 is normal although manulal says  16:1 for some oils (oils have got better).

If you have not got a manula you can dowload one for free from here:

Service sheets are also available foc if you search the web.

The Star and Garter / Re: Nuts!
« on: 07 August, 2017, 19:53:50 »
Nookys nuts

Ah yes....blooming memory getting worse!

Singles / Re: C15 timing
« on: 05 August, 2017, 19:37:35 »
Thanks Dean
                   Not sure if the procedure is the same for points on the side engine,which I have.
                    I may have misled you you by referring to the distributor.
However service sheets very useful, thanks.

I thought both were covered in the sheets.

Singles / Re: Fuel tap problem
« on: 05 August, 2017, 08:09:19 »
You could replace the tap with a Bap tap. They are leak free and easy to use and don't look too out of place

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