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Twins / Re: A7 ST petrol tank - best options to flush
« on: 18 September, 2017, 21:31:15 »
I'm about to use paraffin. Recommended by a friend. It should also leak test it. I need to put taps in first though  :) I saw a recommendation for a Loctite thread sealant but can't remember where. Any suggestions?

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Twins / Re: A10 Exhausts
« on: 20 August, 2017, 23:56:35 »
Just  bought siamese plunger A10 exhausts from Armours. They didn't have chrome and have been having problems after a fire at their suppliers. To cut a long story short, their service was exemplary. They held a stainless set for me for months until it was evident that the chrome set weren't  going to appear. I ordered the stainless pipes and they supplied them at the cost of the chrome set. I'm hoping not to exhausts for a while, but when I do they will be my first port of call.

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Twins / Re: Plunger A10 Front Wheel
« on: 16 August, 2017, 15:26:58 »
Thanks, I've just ordered a new spindle and bearings.
I seem to have two bushes  :)
Regards,
Adrian.

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Twins / Re: Plunger A10 Front Wheel
« on: 15 August, 2017, 22:43:30 »
Thanks very much Steve, that's as I suspected. I'm looking forward to what I find elsewhere on the bike. :( I think, to be on the safe side and as the bearings feel a bit rough, I'll  replace the bearings and get a new stainless spindle. I really don't understand how the existing setup ever worked - the bush on the RH bearing is there so the unstepped spindle can't have fitted the LH bearing unless there are two different bearing sizes!
Regards,
Adrian.

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Twins / Plunger A10 Front Wheel
« on: 15 August, 2017, 20:16:42 »
I have just taken the wheel (what appears to be a normal 8" half width) off and there is a collection of 3 washers or spacers on the LHS, a single washer on the RHS and the spindle has no step in it.
 This looks odd to me. Were there any like this or am I looking at a bodge?
I think my safest option is to get a new spindle and bearings and replace them. Everything else looks OK.
I'd appreciate any thoughts with thanks.
Adrian

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Twins / Re: Plunger A10 pinch bolts
« on: 11 August, 2017, 19:15:28 »
Hi,
I'll  bear that in mind thanks.  Very nice. I'd like to reach the same condition but in the meantime I'm getting it roadworthy and attaching a Steib S500 chair - but that's another story. Now to sort out the front hub.
Adrian

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Twins / Re: Plunger A10 pinch bolts
« on: 11 August, 2017, 15:21:24 »
Hi, Thanks very much. I looked at Draganfly, but used their parts diagram, where the part is shown, but doesn't appear underneath as an option to buy. Now you've shown me where it is I've ordered two.
Regards,
Adrian

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Twins / Plunger A10 pinch bolts
« on: 11 August, 2017, 09:54:19 »
HI,
I've just started working on my new (to me) '53 plunger A10, getting it ready for the road. I've found that instead of the lower rear plunger pinch bolts I have metric bolts with an odd collection of washers and spring washers. I was going to get replacement pinch bolts (with a flattened collar) but can't find any. Does anyone have the dimension (length, diameter, diameter and width of collar, and thread - I expect 26 tpi) to enable me to make them please?
I think I may have many more questions like this , as when I took the front wheel out a collection of 4 washers dropped out?!?  :)
Thanks in advance for any help.
Adrian

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