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Twins / Re: Front fork counter bore
« on: 08 November, 2017, 19:14:51 »
 :) :)

Thank you. that's increased my knowledge. Just what I was looking for

Mike 8) 8)

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Twins / Re: A65 OIF engine rebuild.
« on: 08 November, 2017, 16:24:40 »
 :)

I had one done last year all in bottom end inc regrinding and bearings etc was less than 350 Did not include rebore that was another 110 plus pistons at normal cost. So all in about 550.

Mike 8) 8)

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Twins / Re: Front fork counter bore
« on: 08 November, 2017, 16:18:49 »
 :)

Thanks Julian my main concern is the shafts them selves rather than the sliders etc . Are all the pre shuttle fork shafts the same

Mike 8) 8)

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Twins / Re: Front fork counter bore
« on: 08 November, 2017, 10:39:45 »
 :)
Hi may we take this a stage further. Is it safe to assume that all A65 pre shuttle valve fork shafts were the same.

As I said, it never previously concerned me, I just did what was necessary and put them back together.

Now thought I wish to replace a couple of pairs of shafts. Both about 1963/64

Mike 8) 8)

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Twins / Re: Front fork counter bore
« on: 07 November, 2017, 14:03:28 »
Thanks again

Mike

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Twins / Front fork counter bore
« on: 07 November, 2017, 11:09:05 »
 :)

Hi all.
Having just read all the threads about the fork sliders, I called a couple of guys I know and the upshot is that none of us know what the term "counter bore" actually means.

Its something maybe that has never been of any concern to me because all I've ever done is dismantle forks and put em back the same way.

So, being a bear of very small brain, would someone, or two, care to enlighten us?? With simple words of course.

Your advice much appreciated.

Mike 8) 8) 

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The Star and Garter / Re: Ethanol. What it does and how to fight it
« on: 04 November, 2017, 13:52:46 »
 :)

When I read this earlier I was almost astounded at my lack of knowledge. Things like "stale petrol" yeah so it happens. Now I understand why and what steps can be taken to counteract the effect to some degree. Etc

In my humble opinion its worth a read, but it is a long piece.

Mike 8) 8)

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The Star and Garter / Re: Fuel Tanks (again)
« on: 04 November, 2017, 11:09:53 »
 Hi Roy:)

That is an extremely interesting read.

Might I suggest that you open a new topic just to give that a lot more prominence.  It could help a lot of people.

Thanks again

Mike 8) 8)

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Twins / Re: A65L Crankshaft welded sludge trap access
« on: 02 November, 2017, 19:28:35 »
Hi

Yep if it becomes necessary then I agree Brazing would be better than welding.

Mike 8)

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Twins / Re: A65L Crankshaft welded sludge trap access
« on: 02 November, 2017, 16:17:18 »
hi.

yep definitely a bodge job. cant see any other reason. some clown welded the locknut on the oil drive worm on my A50 prob they had tried to turn the nut the wrong way. Tuff really but that's life with something that's changed hands a zillion times.

Mike 8) 8) 8) 8) 8

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Twins / Re: A65L Crankshaft welded sludge trap access
« on: 02 November, 2017, 11:54:32 »
 :)

I discussed this with a local machinist today complete with piktur etc. Prob not a cheap job.

My thoughts for what its worth and what I would most likely do, and if this is frowned upon I understand.

Figuring that you're unlikely to need to do this again.

I would drill the weld, clean it completely and then weld it up again. Even suggesting this goes a bit against the grain but it would sort any faults inside the hole as well. Duff threads etc,

Finally please don't anybody threaten to lynch  for this suggestion.

Mike 8) 8) 8)

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The Star and Garter / Re: Fuel Tanks (again)
« on: 02 November, 2017, 11:45:03 »
Hi

Mine cost about that as well. Appeared to be from a biggish company. The liner is falling apart. As I said I was more than pleased at the time. So we'll see.

I will keep you all in the loop.

Mike 8) 8)

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Twins / Re: A65L Crankshaft welded sludge trap access
« on: 01 November, 2017, 19:17:53 »
Hi

Do you know anyone with about a 3' pillar drill. You would then only have to align the crank. Where are you.

Mike 8)

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Twins / Re: A65 drive sprocket
« on: 31 October, 2017, 19:18:38 »
Hi

Going for the 28T option.

Mike

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The Star and Garter / Re: Fuel Tanks (again)
« on: 31 October, 2017, 19:15:55 »
Hi

I have visited the localish guy spoken of recently and he swears by this product. He is a professional fuel tank reliner. So I left my tank with him to have the job done properly.?????

I have a second tank that looks as if it came out of the ark which I shall have a go at myself later.

The job is going to come out at about 150. A lot of money but should be worth it.

Take care

Mike 8) 8)

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