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Twins / Re: Frame numbers?
« on: 21 December, 2017, 15:54:53 »
The point of the V888 enquiry would be to see what information DVLA holds about the time and circumstances of its registration, not to seek personal information.

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Twins / Re: Frame numbers?
« on: 21 December, 2017, 10:55:36 »
You could apply to DVLA, using their form V888, for information held on your vehicle. This could explain its history.


https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/v888-request-by-an-individual-for-information-about-a-vehicle

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Twins / Re: A50 Carb
« on: 20 December, 2017, 20:57:54 »
I always start with 1 1/2 turns from closed and adjust for best running with engine properly warmed up.

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The Star and Garter / Re: mystery rocker box
« on: 20 December, 2017, 14:23:17 »
Looks like push rod Honda 50 or possibly Honda 90 up to about 1966 when they went OHC.

Cast iron item.

Photo from push rod Honda 50 parts book from back then.

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Twins / Re: Frame numbers?
« on: 20 December, 2017, 08:57:00 »
A50C frame numbers only went to March 1966, then the prefix indicated the model ie A65L, A65T, A65S etc and frame and engine had same number.

That number has been stamped other than at the factory, it will not appear in the despatch books.

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The Star and Garter / Re: mystery rocker box
« on: 19 December, 2017, 22:25:47 »
Triumph crankcase?

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Twins / Re: A65 1963/1964/1965 full width back brake rods
« on: 19 December, 2017, 11:00:48 »
Thanks Old Biker, photos arrived and very helpful.

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Twins / Re: A65 1963/1964/1965 full width back brake rods
« on: 18 December, 2017, 21:01:09 »
Thanks very much, I have sent you a PM

Julian

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Twins / A65 1963/1964/1965 full width back brake rods
« on: 18 December, 2017, 17:27:53 »
For the full width hub back brake 1963/1964/1965.

Can someone post  photos of the point where the short and long brake rods are joined by the little toggle plate, to include the bracket on the frame?

Thanks in advance.

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Twins / Re: How to stop engine
« on: 18 December, 2017, 17:23:27 »
The red button needs to be connected to the central terminal of the mag end cover and the central terminal needs a brush inside to bear on the points retaining screw.

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Singles / Re: B25.Starfire - Tachometer Question
« on: 18 December, 2017, 10:21:25 »
Phil

Not sure about your crankcase.

The 1970 engine would have had a pressure valve with enclosed spring and plunger and 2 parts, the outer hex being domed. Yours looks like the much simpler up to and including 1969 type which had a small diameter thread just one part plus a ball and spring.

Above your PRV looks like the poishing may be covering some weld repair caused by an engine blow up where the rod went into the cases - which happened to Starfires when thrashed by riders when they were new.

First photo is from the 1970 parts book.

Second from the 1969 book.

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Singles / Re: B25.Starfire - Tachometer Question
« on: 18 December, 2017, 09:28:16 »
The engine decodes as May 1970 build,  E = May, D= 1970 season.

Quite late in the season,  so would have expected it to have the port for the drive, but who knows!

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Singles / Re: B25.Starfire - Tachometer Question
« on: 18 December, 2017, 08:50:43 »
One of the new Smiths electronic tachos would do the job, look about the same as the magnetic original. No need for mechanical drive.

 http://shop.srmclassicbikes.com/product-category/smiths-genuine-instruments

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Singles / Re: B25.Starfire - Tachometer Question
« on: 17 December, 2017, 22:38:22 »
There should be a little diamond shaped cover sealing the hole into which the drive spindle and its housing fits, on bikes suppled less a tachometer.

Maybe yours has the wrong cover fitted.

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Twins / Re: 1962 Oil Tank level
« on: 17 December, 2017, 13:13:14 »
A65B is prefix for the Rocket model engine.

The model of your bike is dependent on frame, only a despatch  record check would tell if your bike was built as a Star or Rocket. The full width hub models, 1962-1965, frames were all prefixed A50.

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