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Twins / Re: A65 Fitting a oil pressure gauge
« on: 15 October, 2017, 10:51:23 »
Put a loop on the capilliary pipe so that there's no tension on it.
Vibration is the enemy.

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Twins / Re: A65 Fitting a oil pressure gauge
« on: 14 October, 2017, 12:32:31 »
I use one of the T-piece outlets for a connection to the capilliary tube, the other for the oil pressure switch.

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Twins / Re: A65 Fitting a oil pressure gauge
« on: 14 October, 2017, 10:35:19 »
I bought all of the parts required from here:
http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.eu/product.php/210/oil-pressure-gauge-capillary-type

They also supply a capillary extension kit and T-piece.
Send for their catalogue.

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Twins / Re: 1971 A65L crankshaft
« on: 05 October, 2017, 11:05:17 »
Of course, thanks Julian.

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Twins / 1971 A65L crankshaft
« on: 05 October, 2017, 09:42:57 »
Anyone know the length of the crank centre to the crank-pin centre?
I.E. the crank radius.

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Twins / Re: 1971 A65L Piston hitting inlet valve
« on: 04 October, 2017, 18:16:32 »
Preliminary checks appear to show that the inlet valves are beginning to open far too early.
But, I can't find my degree wheel, so I'll make another to check it out.

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Twins / Re: 1971 A65L Piston hitting inlet valve
« on: 30 September, 2017, 18:15:38 »
I have not really had a chance to check the valve timing, but the inlet is open at TDC, which confirms my suspicions.

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Twins / Re: 1971 A65L Piston hitting inlet valve
« on: 30 September, 2017, 17:28:31 »
Well. I think so, short ones outside.

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Twins / 1971 A65L Piston hitting inlet valve
« on: 30 September, 2017, 16:45:33 »
And it was going so well....
I fitted the inlet rocker gear and was about to fit the exhaust rockers.
Then I put the right-hand pushrod on, turning the engine with a spanner on the alternator nut.
Watched the valve opening, then it locked.
With the adjuster fully out it will turn-over completely.

This is a head off job now.
There could be many reasons for this to happen, just about everything is new.
I'm thinking, wrong camshaft, wrong followers, wrong pistons, etc.
Any thoughts? 

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Twins / Re: 1971 A65L Kickstart return spring
« on: 26 September, 2017, 18:07:53 »
Its back together now, but i'm still not very chuffed with that spring.
Seems too large to me, but that was the one sent to me.




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Twins / Re: 1971 A65L Kickstart return spring
« on: 25 September, 2017, 17:52:12 »
Oops!  :-[
Because things were still not very good, I decided to remove the inner G/B cover.
JulianS, I'm so glad you mentioned the K/S stop, the dowel was in my box of stuff to fit imminently.
Now that the stop is fitted, everything is ok.
I can now fit the proper spring.
I see now why the plate tag will not be at 12 o'clock.
It will be around 4-5 o'clock.
Thanks for all for your input chaps!  :)

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Twins / Re: Battery flat after riding with lights on
« on: 25 September, 2017, 10:30:01 »
Hi Drummie
You said "With the engine switched off I got a reading of 12.25 volts across the battery terminals."
At this voltage, your battery is less than 50% charged.
Fully charged it should read 12.6V (6 cells at 2.1V).
After a charge, the voltage may be 13V plus.
This is the 'surface charge' which disappears after time or loaded.
When buying a new battery, get the vendor to load test it, I had two bad battery's in a row. 

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Twins / Re: 1971 A65L Kickstart return spring
« on: 25 September, 2017, 09:30:01 »
HI I found the method that suits me is as mentioned just a piece of cord and a strong pull. I also offer up a prayer in which most words appear to begin with "F"
Mike 8)
Fail?  ;)

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Twins / Re: 1971 A65L Kickstart return spring
« on: 24 September, 2017, 19:27:56 »
I'll check it out tomorrow, thanks.

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Twins / Re: 1971 A65L Kickstart return spring
« on: 24 September, 2017, 18:43:45 »
Incidentally this is what it looked like before stripping down.

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