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Twins / Re: A7 ST plunger 1952 - Clock
« on: 04 November, 2017, 16:11:41 »
Hi,
     I found these and remembered your post:

https://www.digital-speedos.co.uk/search/smiths-clocks


Best wishes...

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Twins / Re: Head light switch for a 1971 A65 L
« on: 04 November, 2017, 14:43:51 »
Hi,
    If Caulkys' suggestion doesn't work out, try Paul Goff:

http://www.norbsa02.freeuk.com/goffylighting.htm

Best wishes...

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Twins / Re: A65T Fork Slider Length
« on: 03 November, 2017, 20:05:17 »

Cool, just goes to show you never stop learning, another fact my library.

Thanks Julian.....

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Twins / Re: A65T Fork Slider Length
« on: 03 November, 2017, 10:17:00 »
Hi,
     I'm not convinced they are an A65 sliders, possibly for a Triumph?  Seems a bit of a mismatch.

See the mudguard bracket on the attachment is not the same as yours and the lug which fits into the brake plate is longer on yours.

Best wishes...

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Twins / Re: A65L Crankshaft welded sludge trap access
« on: 02 November, 2017, 16:29:52 »
Hi Mike,
            If after removing the welded section and you cant salvage the threads, my suggestion would be to make up a blank and braze it back. It could be removed easily removed if needed next rebuild.

Best wishes...

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The Star and Garter / Re: Fuel Tanks (again)
« on: 31 October, 2017, 21:17:56 »
Sounds good........please keep us posted  8)

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Twins / Re: A65T Fork Slider Length
« on: 31 October, 2017, 17:12:04 »
Hi,
    The correct sliders have counter bores along with the clamps at the bottom. Pt nos 97-3641 LH, 97-3645 rh. Julian's post has all the info on the BSA service sheet.

I have tried to buy new, not sure there are many out there, I only found one which was badly pitted inside. There is also a great mix up by sellers offering the wrong used items without the counter-bore.

Can you provide images of the bottom section of both?

Best wishes...

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Singles / Re: CORRECT GRADE OF OIL
« on: 29 October, 2017, 10:28:37 »
I love the oil subject, great to listen to at the end of a drinking session in the pub  :) :) :) :)

here are probably more myths and misconceptions about oil and lubrication than any other subject in motorcycling. Gerry Bristow attempts to set straight some of the errors that masquerade as facts... Gerry Bristow spent most of his working life in the oil industry, with Duckhams, BP and others.

http://www.realclassic.co.uk/techfiles/oil030319.html



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The Star and Garter / Re: Fuel Tanks (again)
« on: 28 October, 2017, 08:47:30 »
Hi Mike,
               A nice article which may inspire you:

http://www.sumpmagazine.com/classic-bike-workshop/caswell-petrol-tank-sealer.htm

Best wishes...

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Singles / Re: CORRECT GRADE OF OIL
« on: 28 October, 2017, 08:32:29 »
Hi,
    If you prefer Castrol this maybe worth a look

https://www.castrol.com/en_gb/united-kingdom/products/cars/classic-oils.html

Best wishes...

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Singles / Re: Fitting new fuel taps
« on: 25 October, 2017, 20:13:48 »
Hi,
    It's excellent.

https://www.calpaclab.com/teflon-ptfe-compatibility/

Best wishes...

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Twins / Re: A65L oil pump woes
« on: 25 October, 2017, 19:02:20 »
 :)

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Twins / Re: A65L oil pump woes
« on: 24 October, 2017, 15:19:58 »
Hi Mr Ape,
                There is a SRM article on oil pumps in the October issue of Classic Bike which is worth a read.

They suggest BSA's machinery was pretty worn by the 70's so tolerances were not that great, they (I so do) I use the best from a number of secondhand parts. Even their new oil pumps are built using selective assembly to ensure the best performance.

Considering the cost you might incur building a secondhand unit, their new pump might be a better option.

Best wishes...

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Twins / Re: Oil pipes on OIF 650 1971-72
« on: 24 October, 2017, 10:58:24 »
Hi,
    Draganfly list them as 5/16" and they are not too expensive from them:

https://www.draganfly.co.uk/index.php/bsa/bsa/a50-a-a65/1971/category/371-frame

Strangely the oil feed pipe at the base of the engine has the return O/D 3/8", the flow 5/16" O/D and the rocker feed 3/16".

Best wishes...

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