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Singles / Re: Tappet cover sealing washer/"O" ring
« Last post by Phil C on Today at 18:31:11 »
Many thanks - I've ordered them. Out of interest, why would home-made paper gasket ones not be suitable?  Phil (novice.)
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Twins / Re: Headlight bulb lighting
« Last post by Editor on Today at 18:11:28 »
Thanks Julian,
I have to admit I have never studied the T65 spec as just thought of it as a Triumph. Also, to my shame, I never read the guff on that in detail probably for the same reason, or being close to the end of the book, fatigue had set in! ;D

Looks like Crofty has a T65 which must be quite rare!

Chris
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Singles / Re: Tappet cover sealing washer/"O" ring
« Last post by AWJDThumper on Today at 17:58:21 »
They need to be fibre washers - I don't think they are hard to find:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PAIR-OF-40-0182-BSA-C15-B40-B44-ROCKER-INSPECTION-CAP-WASHERS-/272916031800
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Singles / Re: Tappet cover sealing washer/"O" ring
« Last post by Phil C on Today at 17:54:53 »
They're hard to find. Make some out of gasket paper I suppose?  Phil (novice.)
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AWJDTHUMPER...Looking for specialist who can trouble shoot hot start issues and tune original AMALS. Also detailed and experienced advice on electronic ignition.
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Twins / Re: Headlight bulb lighting
« Last post by JulianS on Today at 17:00:53 »
The wiring diagram is from the Owners manual for the 1973 T65 Triumph engined BSA badged 650 referred to as the T65 Thunderbolt.

Further reading of that book reveals that the T65 had a 3 position toggle switch on the headlamp shell and  simple on/off ignition swtch on the left headlamp mount.

Photo is from the 1973 parts book.
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Twins / Tank Chrome Trim.
« Last post by A10 JWO on Today at 16:58:19 »
I have a four gallon Bread Bin tank, just got two new trims for the front and back of the centre of the tank. Under the tank is two slots which the flat ends of the trim slot into front and back. Do I then cut the centre ends of the trim to fit under the chrome Beading Holder. Is it that simple or am I ? Be gentle please.
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Twins / Re: Headlight bulb lighting
« Last post by Editor on Today at 16:23:06 »
Sorry I should have acknowledged the source of the picture was from 'BSA A50/A65 Twins All models 1962-1972' by Roy Bacon ref Niton Publishing, Isle of Wight.
Chris
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Twins / Re: Headlight bulb lighting
« Last post by Editor on Today at 16:20:28 »
Crofty, I've never seen that wiring diagram before so am intrigued to know what workshop manual it came from. My understanding from all the published books that for 1973, the model was a T65 which had a Triumph Tiger 650 engine, was fitted with the earlier front wheel, brake and mudguard, gaiters on the forks and earlier style pressed steel headlamp brackets and conical shape headlamp. (see attached pic).
My guess is they used the BSA model to shift old stock of Triumph 650 engines and Daytona wheels i.e. a bottom of the range parts bin special.
What are the letters on your engine/frame no.? (First letter is month and second is year) 1973 was H so for example if it was Dec 1973 it would be XH****.
A few pertinent questions: Is your ignition switch position towards the rear of the RH side panel?  Is the headlamp shell a flat type or more traditional conical shape? Is the light switch on the headlamp shell an on/off rotary switch with just two screw connections or a 3 position lighting switch (Toggle)?
Reasons for asking are the Lighting switch in the diagram above looks very much like the 3 pos toggle switch. 
Let us know as soon as you can
Chris
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Twins / Re: Headset bearing adjustment.
« Last post by A10 JWO on Today at 15:50:40 »
All done, I took the front wheel out and fine tuned the bearings; all is good thanks.
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