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Singles / Torque wrench
« on: 23 August, 2017, 17:18:21 »
I hope in the coming months to get a first classic (maybe a Starfire or B40 or such like). I am a beginner at this (it's a retirement thing) and know pretty much nothing. Obviously I'll need to find some suitable tools, eg BSW combination spanners or whatever is needed for the particular bike, which I guess I can do online, but I was wondering: will I need a torque wrench?  Phil.

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Singles / Starfire?
« on: 13 August, 2017, 11:19:33 »
Following on from my recent deliberations as to what bike to get as a first classic, being someone with no motorcycle maintenance experience, six foot four inches tall, and wanting to keep costs down,  I went to the Somerset VMCC autojumble at Shepton Mallet yesterday morning and saw a Starfire parked outside. I had previously thought I didn't like them appearance-wise (although I had one in about 1971 when I was 18) , but I must say I thought this looked nice. Maybe I should get one. Any thoughts,  anyone?  Phil.

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Singles / First classic
« on: 02 August, 2017, 21:41:38 »
I'm a new member. I've recently passed my motorbike test, retired (I'm 63), and bought a bike (2011 Bonneville T100). I have no experience of motorcycle maintenance, but I also fancy buying a classic to tinker with/try to maintain. I guess I ought to try to keep things relatively simple, and want to keep cost down, and I was wondering what bike to look for. What about a BSA B40? Would that be a good choice? I'm 6ft 4ins tall. A C15 would, I guess, be too small. A Starfire I think is a bit bigger (I had one long ago when I was about 17), but I don't like the appearance of that as much as the C15 and B40.  Any advice please?  Phil.

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