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Which BSA do you ride? / Re: Newbie, M21
« on: 01 October, 2017, 19:53:34 »
Nice looking bike - and other interesting bits reflected in the tank?

Singles / Re: 1950 b31 plunger info
« on: 17 September, 2017, 20:34:33 »
On my '52 plunger model it is 19.75" from the centre of the hole in the clevis end, to the end of the rod at the drum end.

Which BSA do you ride? / My B31
« on: 11 September, 2017, 13:47:53 »
Hello  there.
This is my  1952 B31 which has been living in my garage virtually untouched for 12 months. I've just recently got it running, but a few jobs to do. You might notice front wheel is well off centre - nearly touching right hand fork. Looks like it's not charging very well, but basically it seems a sound bike which I want ready for cake shop adventures around the Lake District next Spring.

Singles / Re: B31 stand
« on: 08 September, 2017, 21:41:39 »
Been away for a couple of weeks. Thanks to all for replies. I think I'll start with a generic stand and see how it goes.

Singles / Re: B31 stand
« on: 21 August, 2017, 21:07:51 »
Thanks to both of you. Unfortunately the part on ebay won't fit as my bike doesn't have the welded lug to which it bolts - as on Greybeard's bike. I may buy a clamp-on universal stand to help with moving around the garage and look at some way of preventing it rotating around the frame tube. Looking at the ventele device makes me wonder if something down from the seat stay (bicycle parlance) could be used to do this.
Some sort of lever added to the centre stand is also possible I suppose.
Thanks again.

Singles / B31 stand
« on: 21 August, 2017, 16:23:05 »
Hello - this is my first post. I have a 1952 B31 which I am currently making roadworthy. I will be putting it on the road to use regularly -  mainly to visit cafes and cake shops around the Lake District. One of my major problems is the lack of a useable stand so that I can work on the bike. It's currently leaning against the wall, which isn't convenient.  The bike has a centre stand but this offers no leverage at all and I find myself having to lift the weight of the bike to get it up on the stand. This is too much for my 69 year old back! Despite searching around I can't find a side stand to fit the plunger frame. Can anyone advise on side stand, source of better centre stand, mod's ?
Thank you.

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