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Twins / 1962 Oil Tank level
« on: 15 December, 2017, 20:16:51 »
Sorry for a very basic question but I emptied oil tank/sump and fitted new tank filter and put in fresh oil but could not add 5 pints as the handbook says. Is there a later oil tank with a smaller oil capacity that fits the A65 Star or am I doing something wrong? I have put in 4 pints up to neck of the tank - is there an approx checking level as no dipstick (other than me....... :-[)

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The Star and Garter / New member to the BSA Forum
« on: 10 December, 2017, 14:06:49 »
Seasons Greetings to you all! After the ownership of several bikes since starting out on a Puch 50cc Sports in 1972 i am finally the proud owner of a 1962 BSA A65 Star. It has a few bodges and is not standard but I can live with that as long as I can keep it running. I will update it as time goes by.
I have had my first disaster with petrol stripping the paint off the side of the tank through a pinprick hole in the tank seam. Getting it sealed and resprayed cost me 390 so not a good start to ownership......
But I have a few friends in the club so by joining up shortly will hope to divert from any more problems and learn about enjoying the bike.
I hope to take my good lady as pillion but she asked for a pillion grab rail - was one mad for the 1962 A65 Star and if so is it still available?
Hope to see you on the road in 2018  :)

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