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Singles / Re: Kickstart cotter pin
« Last post by Phil C on 19 January, 2018, 22:49:02 »
Okay, thanks. I'll get a parallel punch and try again with the club hammer - maybe take the exhaust off first to get a good straight blow.
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Twins / Re: A65 rebuild
« Last post by MITCHELL on 19 January, 2018, 22:27:33 »
Ah, should always read what you've written, cheers Bess.
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Singles / Re: Kickstart cotter pin
« Last post by OVERTHEHILL on 19 January, 2018, 22:19:31 »
Forget the heat gun, as someone has already said a parallel punch and a smart blow with a hammer.  A fairly heavy hammer if you have one or can borrow one.
charlie
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Triples / wheels sizes for BSA Rocket 3
« Last post by CLARK on 19 January, 2018, 22:10:01 »
I have a BSA Rocket 3 (Mk1) 1971
But have just noticed that I have a 19 inch rim for the front wheel and 18 inch for the rear.
But the manual states I should have 19 inch wheel front and rear.
The wheel is in good nick, should I leave it and fit a new tyre? Or because the tyre needs replacing sort the rim and get it replaced back to 19 inches'

Tyres should be as follows
Front 325H19
Rear 410H19

What do you think guys?
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The Star and Garter / Re: 60th Anniversary Calendar
« Last post by sam on 19 January, 2018, 19:55:28 »
Got mine today, nice surprise and to top it I'm in it.
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Singles / Re: Kickstart cotter pin
« Last post by Phil C on 19 January, 2018, 19:49:29 »
To answer my own stupid question, having taken a minute to think, there's no oil nearby, so a heat gun should be safe enough, but might not make any difference to getting the pin out. Is that right?
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Singles / Re: Kickstart cotter pin
« Last post by Phil C on 19 January, 2018, 19:44:42 »
Would a heat gun help? Or is it to close to oil/oil seal? I'd need to buy one. Obviously I'd try without first.
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Twins / Re: A65 rebuild
« Last post by Bess on 19 January, 2018, 19:24:31 »
Hi,
     Its 3/8" BSP.

Best wishes...
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Twins / Re: 1971 OIF Thread.
« Last post by AWJDThumper on 19 January, 2018, 18:55:56 »
It's been 5/16 since at least 1969 when BSA changed to unified threads - Dragonfly are simply wrong! Also, both 5/16 BSW and 5/16 UNC are 18 tpi and therefore, to all intents and purposes, identical.
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Singles / Re: Kickstart cotter pin
« Last post by AWJDThumper on 19 January, 2018, 18:47:42 »
You have to use the correct cotter pin wedge profile - I've come across a lot that are incorrect. You can then find the cotter pin is a very tight fit in the kickstart lever but doesn't fit the cut-out in the shaft - hence the lever can move. All you need to do is hit the end of the cotter pin hard enough and it will come out - but make sure you use the right sized punch and direct the force along the axis of the cotter pin.
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