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The Star and Garter / Re: Gold Star admirers in the sixties
« on: 19 February, 2018, 14:21:00 »
Great pic thanks for sharing, could even have been this Old Biker back in the day!

Twins / Re: Which Boyer for 1971 A65 OIF
« on: 10 February, 2018, 15:54:56 »
It is indeed

Twins / Re: Which Boyer for 1971 A65 OIF
« on: 10 February, 2018, 12:01:08 »
The Mark 4 works a treat on my '65 A65

The Star and Garter / Re: 60th Anniversary Calendar
« on: 19 January, 2018, 11:22:45 »
Calendar arrived this morning, good work by the guys and gals at the BSAOC. Cheers

The Star and Garter / Re: Mororcycle Insurance Advice
« on: 18 January, 2018, 09:36:36 »
Try Hagerty 03333 231138 really helpful

Twins / Re: A65 1963/1964/1965 full width back brake rods
« on: 18 December, 2017, 20:39:01 »
Hi Julian
I have a couple of pics but am too old and incapable of getting them on the forum! If you could let me have an e-mail address I can send them.

Twins / Re: Update from Old Biker
« on: 20 August, 2017, 12:16:00 »
Thanks all for the info. Seems like the way ahead will be to try sorting the original brake before making the expensive looking change to a TLS!!

Twins / Update from Old Biker
« on: 14 August, 2017, 23:12:32 »
Hi All, The A65 is now alive and well, many thanks for all the advice from various contributors during what seems to have been a long drawn out process. It now starts easily with it's Boyer ignition and charges with aplomb since the upgrade to a reg/rectifier.

The next thing on the list will need to be a front brake upgrade, has anyone done so on a 1965 full width hub A65? Would a TLS brake plate fit or is that wishful thinking!


Twins / Re: A65 oil
« on: 05 August, 2017, 11:00:51 »
Looks like Morris 20/50 then for the next oil change then, can I also ask which oils you use for the primary drive, gearbox and forks so that I have a complete set!

Cheers again, Old Biker

Twins / Re: A65 Crankshaft
« on: 05 August, 2017, 10:57:10 »
Thanks for the knowledge Julian, the attachment showing the engine numbers from the point the timing slot was introduced indicates my engine was in fact one of the very first!

Thanks again from an appreciative old biker.

Twins / Re: A65 Crankshaft
« on: 04 August, 2017, 19:57:35 »
Hi, I have just read Julian S's reply about the crankshaft and have a question about the timing of the changes mentioned.

My A65 is 1965 (June build) but the crankshaft does have the slot for the timing peg, Julian's reply would seem to indicate that the slot was not there until 1966 always assuming this old biker correctly understood the reply.

Any clarification would be appreciated.

Cheers, Old Biker

Twins / A65 oil
« on: 04 August, 2017, 19:37:58 »
Hi All

Advice required about the oils members are using in their unit twins, are you using modern equivalents or do you stick to the originally recommended oil if still available?

Cheers, Old Biker

Twins / Re: A65 alternator
« on: 30 June, 2017, 09:50:34 »
Thanks for the information Julian, most helpful

Twins / A65 alternator
« on: 29 June, 2017, 18:12:58 »
Hi All

I am in the process of getting my 1965 (with 12v system from new) back on the road. I have fitted it with a Boyer MK1V ignition kit and that works fine. However it seems I have an intermittent problem on the charging side and was considering changing the diode and rectifier for a modern regulator/rectifier. On looking for said replacement it appears that they can be either single or three phase, can anyone advise this "Old Biker" which my current alternator is likely to be? The bike is positive earth.


Twins / Re: 1965 A65 ignition timing
« on: 06 June, 2017, 22:10:26 »
Thanks Julian, sounds like a plan

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