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Singles / Re: Front lights not working
« on: 14 March, 2018, 09:34:55 »
It is always difficut to advise, not having seen the bike, anything you can provide, including photos, may assist those trying to advise.

The spare wire with female bullet conector - what colour was it?

Singles / Re: Petrol tank removal
« on: 13 March, 2018, 19:52:31 »
The metal strap is a standard feature, prevents damage to tank by flexing. It does not hold the tank in place.

If there is not a hole with a rubber bung in the tank, suggest you post a photo.

Singles / Re: Petrol tank removal
« on: 13 March, 2018, 18:22:05 »
You should have a rubber bung in the top of the tank, pull it out and have a look.

Singles / Re: Throttle cable
« on: 13 March, 2018, 17:52:58 »
If you get the proper item it will be held in place by the cable.

Singles / Re: Petrol tank removal
« on: 13 March, 2018, 17:45:35 »
Centre nut under the rubber bung in middle of tank.

See illustration below whuch show the centre assembly unber the rubber bung.

Singles / Re: Front lights not working
« on: 12 March, 2018, 21:40:08 »
Back to my earlier point. Check it all.

Smoke is indication of trouble you will only find out what by examining the wiring.

Twins / Re: Speedo bush seal
« on: 12 March, 2018, 21:02:22 »
I use a normal O ring of appropriate size, easier to source and does not leak.

If you want a 65 3395 square one try here, Triumph part 57 0948 but apparently the same dimensions;

Singles / Re: Front lights not working
« on: 12 March, 2018, 20:01:05 »
Going back a few years, my then owned Starfire had Boyer and also a large 2MC capacitor. It would start and run well without a battery.

Singles / Re: Throttle cable
« on: 12 March, 2018, 19:59:16 »
Normally the twistgrip end of the cable will fit into a split tophat ferrule as in first photo.

With a mid cable adjuster, which is a much better idea that the fiddly hard to get at ones on top of the carb, you normally find a plain tophat ferrule (second photo) on the cable end to fits in the carb top.

Singles / Re: Throttle cable
« on: 12 March, 2018, 17:25:43 »
That is an adjuster which screws into the carb top.

Your carb top will either be threaded to take it, or if a plain bored hole will take a top hat ferrule.

See photo below, top carb top with adjusters and lower one showing the threaded holes.

The twistgrip usually takes a plain split top hat ferrule.

Singles / Re: Twistgrip
« on: 12 March, 2018, 17:01:46 »
If it looks like the twistgrip on the right in the photo then the bottom screw and lock nut is to adjust the friction on the control and the upper one is a positive stop, on full throttle the twistgrip rotor stops  on the screw to prevent strain in the cable nipples which could cause cable failure.

Photo from 1964 Amal catalogue.

Singles / Re: Front lights not working
« on: 12 March, 2018, 14:47:55 »
If you think your battery is ok then you need to check all the wiring with the circuit diagram and check all connections, separate and clean the bullets and ring connectors and ensure proper earth connections to frame.

The Star and Garter / Re: Can't attach photos
« on: 12 March, 2018, 14:25:59 »
This has come up a number of times before.

Reduce the size of your photo using the microsoft paint program. If you have windows right click on the photo and open with paint then select resize.

Bantam / Re: BSA Bantam D7 1966 Stop Switch
« on: 12 March, 2018, 08:55:20 »
There is not a stop switch with the single headlight switch models.

You set the carburetter throttle stop so that it completely closes and stops engine when twist grip closed.

You could connect a stop switch into the flywheel magneto to earth the live point to stop.

The Star and Garter / Re: Original Registration Numberplate
« on: 11 March, 2018, 18:19:57 »
The V765 is quite straight forward and includes information on the reverse on copying documents.

As well as being on the club website details can also be found on the DVLA website.

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