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Singles / Re: B25 gearbox assembly
« on: 07 February, 2018, 20:32:49 »
Do you mean the assembly of the parts in the correct order or putting the gearbox back into the crankcase?

There are a few videos on you tube showing the technique of putting the gearbox in that I found useful.

You basically assemble everything together on the outer cover and push it all back in at once.

Remember there is a spring attached inside the crankcase that you need to push against. The knack is knowing if you just need to push harder or if something isn't lining up correctly.

It took me about 20 mins to get it right.

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Singles / Re: Kickstart cotter pin
« on: 20 January, 2018, 18:56:10 »
I had a similar problem with a bantam. It turned out to be a bent return spring.

As the kick start lever went down the tension in the bent spring would push the quadrant out of alignment with the clutch basket. When the pressure taken off kuckstart lever and spring tried to unwind the teeth onquadrant and clutch jammed up.

Try putting bike in gear and gently rock it backwards to see if it frees it up.

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Singles / Re: B44 Shooting Star paint code
« on: 07 January, 2018, 13:28:49 »
Do they use RAL paint codes in Canada?

If so your local paint shop maybe able to help.

Take a sample and you may find there is a close enough match in an off the shelf already.

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Singles / Re: Starfire?
« on: 03 September, 2017, 09:33:00 »
I think that star fire may have been mine! Was it maroon and white? If so thanks for the compliment.

I think the star fire is a great little bike. Easy to work on. Spares are relatively easy to find and performance is adequate for most modern roads, especially with the tls front brake. I try to avoid long dual carriage ways etc.

I find it comfy to ride for longer periods. But you do need to keep the revs up and use the gears a lot to maintain a good speed.

I understand the b44 gives similar performance without having to work the engine so much.


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Singles / Re: Star fire gearbox oil level
« on: 30 April, 2017, 12:23:24 »
Much appreciated.cheers

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Singles / Star fire gearbox oil level
« on: 30 April, 2017, 10:50:45 »
This seems like a daft question but....

When I check the oil level in the gearbox do I screw the dipstick fully home or just dip it in and not tighten it up?

I can't find the answer in the manual. And course there's about a half inch difference.

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Singles / Re: Star fire chain guard thread size
« on: 28 February, 2017, 20:21:08 »
Thanks Arthur,

I thought you'd have it, i expect it's correct.

Typically I forgot to get just one bolt on a big order of stainless!

Cheers

Beesy

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Singles / Star fire chain guard thread size
« on: 27 February, 2017, 21:12:21 »
Hi all.

Can anyone tell me the thread size for the chain guard mounting bolt for my 1969 star fire.

It's the later type chain guard, with the two rear bolts that screw into the swinging arm next to the spindle.it's the lower one of those 2 that I need.


Cheers.

Beesy

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