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The Star and Garter / BSA-MAHINDRA
« on: 06 October, 2017, 10:38:15 »
     More news regarding the new BSA's:

Think I'll buy myself a Gold Star Guardsman, what's your choice?

Best wishes...

The Star and Garter / MOT changes for historical vehicles
« on: 14 September, 2017, 21:00:43 »

Twins / A50/65 - Rear Brake Light Switch
« on: 11 August, 2017, 10:36:26 »
     I've just fitted a new rear brake light switch:-

It sits in an off position, as the brake is applied it moves to an on position then as the brake is applied further it moves to an off position. As they say in electrical circles off/on/off.

My problem is that I cant set the actuators on the pedal to keep the light on when the brake is fully depressed.

Does anyone know if this is the normal action of the original brake light switch? The suppliers are saying it is...


Hi All,
         Here it is my new ride, started it up today for the first time.

I made it from spares I collected over the years for my other bike. I needed room in the garage, and a complete bike takes up less room  :).

Its been an enjoyable project as I haven't had to spend sheds of money to keep it original. Hopefully I will be riding it across Dartmoor next spring.

Now for the MOT, dating and DVLA  :'( :'( :'(

Twins / A65 - Valve Spring Question
« on: 17 June, 2017, 10:47:39 »
     Can anyone let me have the dimensions, (free length and spring diameter) of the following valve springs:

  • 40-0169
I have trawled the internet and searched the manuals and I'm getting conflicting information. Any help would be appreciated.


Which BSA do you ride? / Triplets are growing..
« on: 15 June, 2017, 10:39:19 »
    A50 in the background needing a some minor surgery, the 2 A65's getting there slowly....

The Star and Garter / Re: Chrome
« on: 08 May, 2017, 09:52:08 »
Hi All,
         Can anyone recommend a chroming works in the Devon area?


Twins / Re: A65 air filters
« on: 21 April, 2017, 10:03:46 »
Hi All,
    Has anyone had experience of these air filters:

I'm considering using them on a Lightning and Thunderbolt, the bikes will have side covers and generally standard around the filter area. Is there any issues I should be aware of?


Forum Problems / Re: Polls
« on: 30 March, 2017, 12:11:05 »
     I cant find the facility to start a poll and I've never seen one.

Are polls limited to certain members or am I a numpty?   :-\

The Star and Garter / Re: London Today
« on: 22 March, 2017, 18:43:27 »
Hi All,
         I hope nobody was personally affected by the events today in London, my thoughts are with the victims. Does the club support in any way?

Twins / A65 - Front wheel spindle
« on: 19 March, 2017, 10:48:28 »
     Does anyone know the differences between the following spindles:

* 1968 part number 37-2057
* 1969-1970 part number 37-1641

I have put together forks, brake etc as per the 1968 TLS but the lug on the fork that fits into the TLS plate only enters partway. My thinking is that changing the spindle is the best option but I don't want to spend the cash if I'm barking up the wrong tree.

Best wishes...

Twins / A65 Lightning carburettors
« on: 08 March, 2017, 12:58:11 »
Hi all,
         I am the point where I need to buy carbs. Machine 1, is Oct 1968, 9:1 pistons with a  twin carb head. The other is Aug/Sept 1968  single carb head with 9:1 pistons (Thanks JulianJ for dating). Both heads have 1.598 inlet and 1.410 exhaust valve diameters.

I have looked at the manuals and services sheets and I not sure which would be the best carbs to buy, jets and settings I should adopt as I am sure I haven't got all the information. I am also aware that as time went on BSA improved fuel delivery.

Any spark plug advice would aslo be appreciated.

Best wishes.....

Twins / A65 - Engine spacers
« on: 06 March, 2017, 16:35:07 »

Could anyone let me have the dimensions of the following engine spacers:

68-0686 and 68-687


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