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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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Twins / Re: Stand Springs Woe.
« on: 24 September, 2017, 18:38:04 »
A spring puller is invaluable.

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Twins / Re: 1971 A65L Kickstart return spring
« on: 24 September, 2017, 18:35:21 »
And then it appears after posting.
What happens if need to add text after the picture?

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Twins / Re: 1971 A65L Kickstart return spring
« on: 24 September, 2017, 18:32:11 »
I think I have cracked it by fitting a different spring.
After rummidging through my bits I found an alternative, possibly from a tiger cub.
The hook on the spring plate didn't look the correct shape, so I heated it to red-hot and forged it to a better angle.
Haven't checked the action because of a clutch issue (clicking) which needs sorting.
Trying to add an attachment but when click preview, nothing appears... why is it so difficult to post pictures?


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Twins / Re: 1971 A65L Kickstart return spring
« on: 24 September, 2017, 15:32:09 »
Thanks Bess, different to mine, my spring has 4 coils and the anchor peg is at 9 o'clock.

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Twins / Re: 1971 A65L Kickstart return spring
« on: 24 September, 2017, 14:55:50 »
I will attempt to post pictures after snapping them, later.
Meanwhile see this:
https://www.draganfly.co.uk/index.php/bsa/bsa/a50-a-a65/1971/category/368-gearchange-mechanism

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Twins / Re: 1971 A65L Kickstart return spring
« on: 24 September, 2017, 14:11:59 »
Thanks Julian, as the pic shows, the spring is of a different type, this the same as my workshop manual, wrong.
The spring in this pic shows a long leg slotted into a hole, in a lug, which is a part of the inner G/B cover.
I believe this type was fitted to singles?
The spring 68-3053 has two loops, one (inner) for the anchor peg (at 9 o'clock) and the other for the spring plate 68-3054, which sits slack at about 6-7 o'clock.
The spares book shows this arrangement with the spring plate hook/lug facing outwards at 12 o'clock, presumably when fitted.
I am unable to find any pictures of the spring and plate actually fitted.

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Twins / Re: 1971 A65L Kickstart return spring
« on: 24 September, 2017, 12:35:02 »
Well, I don't know if pre-OIF A65's are different to OIF models, but the retaining washer hook should be at the top on my '71, according to the spares book.
Maybe I have the wrong washer or it's damaged in some way, but it wont fit with the hook at the bottom because it fouls the case.

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Twins / Re: 1971 A65L Kickstart return spring
« on: 23 September, 2017, 20:10:49 »
Yes, bought one just for this job.
Trouble is, the spring distorts and the shaft rotates.
I can get the tang to vertical using a spring puller and screwdriver and tieing it with rope, but when I remove the screwdriver the spring jumps off the fixed screw.
Tried string but it snaps.
I'm using a hose clip to hold the tang plate against the boss.
Even tried rotating the tang plate engaged to the spring to no avail.
There must be a knack that I'm missing somewhere or maybe it needs two people?

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Twins / 1971 A65L Kickstart return spring
« on: 23 September, 2017, 18:21:18 »
OK I give up.
What method do you use to fit this spring, been struggling with this for too long?
There is a video on youtube, but he has fitted it with the tang at the bottom...no good.
Even if fitted it with hook down, there would be very little tension and the tang fouls the case anyway.

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