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Singles / Re: B44 centre stand
« on: 27 October, 2017, 17:52:47 »
I've got a B44R 1967 and it has a centre stand fitted.  I find it easier to start on the centre stand (often first time!)  Lifting the valve clearance lever as directed in the manual overcomes the increased compression.  The B44R is a lovely bike.

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Singles / CORRECT GRADE OF OIL
« on: 27 October, 2017, 17:28:01 »
I recently acquired my 1967 B44R and hope to be out and about on it when the weather's fine.  Looking in the manuals, BSA scheduled Castrol XL for engine oil and Castrol 90EP for the gear box.  Obviously these particular grades are not available these days.  Can someone advise me of the recommended Castrol 2017 equivalents please, as I would like to stick with Castrol if possible. On the Castrol web-site they list the B25 and the B50 but not the B44R.

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