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Singles / Re: C15 timing
« on: 05 August, 2017, 08:04:30 »
The procedure is set put in the BSA service sheet. A full set for download is here:-

The Star and Garter / Re: Nuts!
« on: 05 August, 2017, 07:51:48 »
Does anyone know where to get some got quality original type nuts,bolts etc without having to buy stainless?

I know namrick do BSF and BSW but where can I get BSC?

Bantam / Re: 2T oil
« on: 04 August, 2017, 09:18:28 »
I have recently been using Shell VSX Synthetic. I have also recently been having problems with poor running when cold, progressiveky getting worse and only fixed by fitting a new spark plug each time. I cvannot be sure that its the new opil but that is the only think I have changed recently. I am going to try a hotter plug.

Sorry this does not diectly answer your question Griffo but hopefully others can chip in and at least we can rule out some unsuitable oils

Twins / Re: A10 Dynamo belt-drive conversion and Rodark panniers
« on: 03 August, 2017, 18:14:11 »
Fantastic job Greybeard they are decidedly the kippers knees.

Twins / Re: A10 Dynamo belt-drive conversion and Rodark panniers
« on: 02 August, 2017, 18:32:01 »
Lovely looking bike Greybeard and the Roadarcs will be bazzin when painted to match the bike.

Twins / Re: Fitting of M20/21 girder forks to a late A10 frame
« on: 02 August, 2017, 18:30:03 »
I replaced the teles on an M21 with WM20  girders (in my defence I was only 16 and thought they looked more groovy). I had no problem. As headstock bearings are advertised as fitting A10 and M20 teles I guess the girders should fit, assuming headstock lengths are near enough the same.

Go on, I told you why I did it, now spill the beans ;)

Singles / Re: M20 girder forks
« on: 01 August, 2017, 18:08:31 »
they were brazed.

Luckily mine were OK so I have just painted them but this raised a question. There is a tapped lug on the front of the off-side leg which would correspond with the mounting for a cable to rod brake junction, as used on Slopers. I found however that an NGK spark plug fitted it perfectly. I thought plugs were metric threads and if so is this lug for carrying a spare plug (as per cars of the period)?

Bantam / Plug issue?
« on: 28 July, 2017, 17:32:27 »
I treated my D1/D14 to a new spark plug and this fixed her performance problem but the other night on the way to a Club meeting she started intermittently missing. The problem disappeared after a couple of miles. I had exactly the same symptoms on the trip home.
I was wondering if a hotter plug might be indicated? Current plug is an NGK B7ES.
Perhaps she developed a need for a bit of choke until warmed up. Although has not previously.

Twins / Re: K2F Magneto repairs....Again
« on: 28 July, 2017, 17:22:52 »
I understand your frustration as I have been having the same problems with other work.
Try Armoto. I know they are busy too however.

Singles / Re: B31 help
« on: 28 July, 2017, 17:09:36 »
Draganfly don't list a head gasket for the B31 so I am assuming it (oddly) doesn't use one. Sorry I can't be more definate (Julian will confirm one way or the other later I am sure).

Sounds like gudgeon pin grooves in the bore. Not a problem except for the pocket. If a re-bore won't remove them then a reline will and is readily available for around 120.

Good luck.

The Star and Garter / Re: Sloper
« on: 18 July, 2017, 21:09:00 »
Thanks for the tips Mike. Its external and at the moment I'm thinking of getting a new tube threaded to replace the current one or, as you suggest, getting it metal sprayed and the thred re-cut.

The Star and Garter / Re: Sloper
« on: 18 July, 2017, 17:41:03 »
Not intending to dampen your enthusiasm Mike but it took me three years to find a piston (any piston) for my Sloper. So be prepared for a long project!

PS anyone know who/how I can get the stripped headstock thread repaired on my Sloper >:(

The Star and Garter / Re: Sloper
« on: 17 July, 2017, 18:00:19 »
Found it now.
I'd want to look carefully as parts are getting scarce and expensive.
But in the end its what its worth to you. As with all restorations, it will cost a damned sight more than it will be worth!

The Star and Garter / Re: Sloper
« on: 17 July, 2017, 17:48:22 »
I can't find it on Ebay Mike but if it's all there and in decent condition then given classic price rises in recent years they are asking what I'd expect.
Indeed, if its road worthy and got V5 etc its not an outrageous price by today's standards

Sidecars / Re: A bit in the side
« on: 14 July, 2017, 19:39:38 »
Roy, I suppose it depends on the weight you will be lugging. You can see how it goes and how long your clutch lasts and fit a smaller sprocket later if required.
Are you fitting heavier fork springs? I know they are available for teles but have not come across them for the girders on my sloper.

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