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Messages - DEAN SOUTHALL

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Bantam / Re: Er, er she's started hesitating.
« on: 22 June, 2017, 11:58:28 »
Stuck the new spark plug in and its done the job :)
Just been on a test run and she's running great. I don't now what we did as the speedo only reads upto 55mph and given D1 brakes that's way way fast enough anyway.
Bit of clutch slip but who can blame the old lass: she was designed to lug 1950's sized people.
Anyway, that's one bike sorted (for now).

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The Star and Garter / Re: Manx GP...
« on: 19 June, 2017, 21:59:48 »
Greay idea Griff but I am having to miss the MGP this year as it clashes  with the International.
Make it a date for 2018 though.

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The Star and Garter / Re: Veh registration etc
« on: 17 June, 2017, 15:03:49 »
With you there Mike >:(
Some while ago I sent off my reg doc because in the 'Make' section it said BSA Road Rocket and the 'Type/Model' section was blank. I had phoned DVLA and they said just to amend the document and send it in with a covering letter. A month or so passes and yesterday I got my new reg doc back...exactly the same as before Make: BSA Road Rocket.
Oh well... its not caused a problem in the 25 years I've owned the bike. I just have to remember when searching for it that it was not manufactured by BSA but by BSA Road Rocket ::)
Today I got a letter from DVLA explaining why they could not change their records. Apparently BSA do not give a 'Code' for a Road Rocket. But they do kindly advise that I am not satisfied by this result I should contact BSA directly ..YCNMIU   ::)

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The Star and Garter / Re: Richard Pawson
« on: 16 June, 2017, 18:05:24 »
I am absolutely shocked and so saddened to hear this terrible news.
I first met Richard about 25years ago when I first joined South Notts and Derbyshire Branch.
He was always such a warm, friendly and helpful lad.
I had been out of the club loop for a a few years so had a great time at our first National for yearslast month  chatting and catching up with Richard.
A huge loss to the Club and us all.
RIP Richard old mate.

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The Star and Garter / Re: petrol tank
« on: 13 June, 2017, 16:21:57 »
I was not really thinking of you stripping the chrome in prep for a replate (platers could easily do that). I was really responding to you saying that the chrome was peeling in places. If so it mighrt decide to lift in other places in the future, buggering any paint job.
BTW, pretty badly pitted stuff can be replated as long as there is some metal left after pickling off the rust. Good platers will thickly copper plate and polish the copper, rather than the original steel.
Some platers can put so much on you can't get your headlamp rim back on: AMHIK :(

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The Star and Garter / Re: petrol tank
« on: 12 June, 2017, 22:45:35 »
If you are feeling adventurous you could try stripping the plating. The method is the same as the reverse electrolysis but using a diluted acid soluton rather than soda.
Don't breathe the fumes !

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The Star and Garter / Just got back...
« on: 12 June, 2017, 22:42:23 »
Congrats to Norfolk Branch for a wonderful camp weekend.
Lovely site, great rideout via ferry and glorious Norfolk countryside to a very interesting transport museum.
Great BBQ and some interesting prizes among the many won by the rafflers. They even arranged some glorious weather
Well done to Rob and helpers for making this such a success.
Thank you!

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Bantam / Re: Er, er she's started hesitating.
« on: 11 June, 2017, 21:05:36 »
No pinging and engine not done many miles since last strip down.
I've just got a new spark plug so I'll try that and report back.

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Singles / Re: WM20 paint
« on: 07 June, 2017, 19:47:13 »
Thanks for your help guys. I ordered some olive drab from paragon and have just done the frame. I am pleased with the finish: I'd describe irt as: " slapped on by a disgrunted squaddie given the job as punishment duty"  ;D

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The Star and Garter / Re: Derusting a petrol tank
« on: 07 June, 2017, 19:37:28 »
Can you remind me, is it bicarb that you use in the solution?
I did the interior using a folded coathanger as the cathode. Managed to remove rust with no risk of damage to new chrome and paint,

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The Star and Garter / Re: Derusting a petrol tank
« on: 07 June, 2017, 13:34:08 »
Keep at it Mike!
In the meantime I am inrtigued as to what you were doing to the M20 head?

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Twins / Re: Indian tanks
« on: 05 June, 2017, 20:59:21 »
I'm very pleased with the Indian tank I bought for my A10. I had to buy taps and badges separately but 250 got me a fully chromed and painted tank complete with filler cap delivered to my door. Fitted excactly as it should and no leaks.

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Bantam / Er, er she's started hesitating.
« on: 03 June, 2017, 17:27:28 »
My Bantam (D14 engine) has recentky developed a hesitation at wider throttle openings. I suspected I'd messed the petroil mix but I've drained the tanks and replenished with fresh 25:1 fuel. Draining via the tap meant I could check fuel flow and its fine. Have stripped and cleaned the carb, which was clean when I looked inside. So, the hesitation is not likely to be fuel/carb related.
I have made no changes prior to the developement of the hesitation issue cropping up.
I'll check the plug and points tomorrow but in the meantime has anyone any ideas?

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Twins / Re: A7ST Tank leaks - weld or liner repair kit?
« on: 02 June, 2017, 20:05:35 »
I'd definately go for a liner kit. I've had very good results with them and done properly they give your tank internal corrosion protection: a real problem with modern fuels. I spent a fortune having my Super Rocket tank re-chromed and painted only to come to it after a winter layup to find the inside coated witrh rust. Fortunately  DIY reverse electrolysis got rid of the rust.

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Which BSA do you ride? / Re: B32/B31
« on: 31 May, 2017, 20:42:06 »
Mick, she's an absolute beauty you lucky man!
I bet she sounds damned good too.
Keep oiling those roads ;)

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