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Singles / Re: B40 Swinging arm and a few questions.
« on: 18 October, 2017, 16:11:31 »
Thanks for the quick answers.

It appears that I've got to completely strip the bike to get the frame to have the swinging arm looked at and the pin pressed out if possible.

One other quick question; does the pivot tube at the top of the rear part of the frame just push out with a bit of persuasion?



Singles / B40 Swinging arm and a few questions.
« on: 18 October, 2017, 09:19:34 »
New to this forum.
Recently bought a B40 ( 1961) which needed tidying. Came with a 12 month MOT so was usable.
However, I started dismantling with a view to repainting etc and everytime I remove something, a new problem arises.
At present the bike is just a frame with the engine in. I would appreciate a bit of advice on:

1. The swinging arm is solid - I cannot move it in the frame! I assume the pivot axle is seized. Any advice?
2. The battery box has virtually rotted away so will need rebuilding. Has anyone got a photo of what it should look like so I can get an idea of what to make?
3. How heavy is the engine  ? is it easy to lift out without any help?
4. Where is the best place for parts ?

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