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Twins / Re: A65 OIF engine rebuild.
« on: 07 November, 2017, 18:20:12 »
Hi,
    Difficult question to answer, you might need regrinds on the ends, main journals, new bushes for the cam or timing side cover among other things. I have attached SRM's 2016 price list to give you and idea of possible scenarios.

https://issuu.com/srmclassicbikes/docs/srm_engine_services_price_list

Best wishes...

47
Twins / Re: A65 fuel tanks
« on: 07 November, 2017, 09:04:01 »
Hi,
    Just added this extension to chrome, to enable viewing:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/view-3rd-party-photobucke/ehoeoelfbhokhcialnddlcnapkocnael?hl=en-GB

Its handy for all the other sites having  the same issue.

Best wishes...

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Twins / Re: A65 fuel tanks
« on: 06 November, 2017, 23:40:20 »
Hi,
    Is anyone getting the photobucket hosting instead of the normal image with this post?

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3205765/internet/photobucket-replaced-millions-of-images-with-ransom-demand.html

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Twins / Re: Head light switch for a 1971 A65 L
« on: 06 November, 2017, 10:14:26 »
Hi,
    I'm not sure how upto date their website is but they are showing 1 in stock:

http://www.jonniejumble.co.uk/classic_car_parts/category/Electrical_Switches_2.shtml

If not try Bantam John 01246 290021

Best wishes...

50
Twins / Re: A65T Fork Slider Length
« on: 05 November, 2017, 16:47:20 »
Hi,
    Just looked at my bikes, I have the 1969 sliders  97-3641 and 97-3645.

The image shows a set without the counter bore (not for 650 twins), everything about them is the same as the counter-bore type except for the spindle clamp dimension.

The clamp material is solid not hollow and is 5/8" long, the counter bore sliders clamp material is 3/4" long.

The counter-bore and the ones shown are 10 1/2" long.

Best wishes...

51
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...

52
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...

53
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.....

54
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...

55
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...

56
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...

58
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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