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The Star and Garter / Re: dvla new commitie
« on: 22 March, 2018, 18:01:49 »
I had an SGS inspection yesterday , wednesday , he told me to expect my v5 in about 7 working days . I sent in all the information that was needed to the dvla including the dating certificate and all the photos but still got the sgs inspection which only took a week after receiving the dvla letter . This is the third bike I have done like this in the last 3 years but my first sgs inspection .

Which BSA do you ride? / DB 500 GS
« on: 21 March, 2018, 21:44:27 »
Just finished full restoration . Had SGS inspection today so should get reg number soon . This was before petrol pipes before the astute bring it up .

Singles / Re: Smiths speedo
« on: 21 March, 2018, 21:29:58 »
This is where I got my speedo/rev counter . Not the cheapest but as good as you will get and all genuine from a smiths trained expert .

Singles / Re: timing case painting
« on: 16 March, 2018, 12:13:43 »
did the same used paint from a model shop .

The Star and Garter / Re: Bike recovery
« on: 15 March, 2018, 16:58:33 »
Im with the AA , probably the same as others , its you they cover and will get you and whatever transport your in to your home or destination .

The Star and Garter / Re: Nuts and bolts
« on: 15 March, 2018, 16:54:45 »
Got all mine for my gold star rebuild from here .

For anything mechanical phil pearson is the best he's also very knowledgeable about anything gold star .

Singles / Re: Front lights not working
« on: 13 March, 2018, 13:37:44 »
sounds like the battery may have exploded . Id start by taking it off for inspection . something may have shorted it out .

Singles / Re: Twistgrip
« on: 12 March, 2018, 16:38:39 »
They are for setting a resistance to your throttle bit like a brake to make it so you have to turn the throttle off as well as on . I never use them as I like the throttle to snap back when I let it go .

Singles / Re: Front lights not working
« on: 12 March, 2018, 16:35:41 »
There should be a fuse off the battery terminal hopefully that was the puff of smoke . When my lights went out there wasa loose connection in the headlight .

The Star and Garter / Re: Original Registration Numberplate
« on: 05 March, 2018, 22:31:39 »
Even though it is MOT exempt because it has been off the road for such a long time before you can reclaim the registration with a new V5c as well as a dating certificate it has to be roadworthy so you will have to get temporary insurance then an MOT which will in the first instance  be given on the frame number then if the DVLA accepts your documents they will issue you with an MOT with the new registration. Also you will have to apply for MOT exemption I think the form is V112.

only just been on the phone to the dvla regarding a v55/5 , re registering form , and was advised that if it is mot exempt then it is exactly that . Does Not need an mot is what I was told by the dvla 3 days ago for my 56 gold star .

Singles / Re: oil circulation
« on: 04 March, 2018, 09:36:40 »
Not fully synthetic . Dont know where I came up with that . Fully synthetic wouldnt allow it to run in properly so i will need a non synthetic oil . 20/0 still sounds good though . Il keep the sae 50 for the summer .  8)

Singles / Re: oil circulation
« on: 03 March, 2018, 22:57:19 »
Ive been researching , internet is great , all night and have decided that as im only running it in , probably multi startups in the garage , im going to use a fully synthetic 20/50 oil . probably castrol but but will see what they have in the morning .

Singles / Re: oil circulation
« on: 03 March, 2018, 21:24:09 »
The return will have bubbles because the return side of pump has greater capacity than the feed side (to keep sump dry)

Yeah but it would take 3 hours to circulate .I think I need thinner oil but not to sure what .

Singles / oil circulation
« on: 03 March, 2018, 20:26:50 »
how quickly should a tank of oil circulate on  BSA single b34 ,  etc . I have sae 50 castrol classic oil in there but the return , when cold -1 c , is bubbly and spitty at best . I know the pump is good as for the first 5 seconds it pumps back solid stream . The engine is completely new inside . Pearson crank , bearings liner piston etc . Just not sure what should be seen returning . Its about half what returns in my b44 with 40 sae classic in it . thanks .

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