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Singles / Re: Kickstart cotter pin
« Last post by Phil C on Today at 10:32:34 »
Thanks very much for this. Of course I don't know yet whether the quadrant is damaged. If I can get the cotter pin out with the cover etc still on the bike, then I'll see if the kickstart lever jams again, and if it does then I'll take the cover off and have a look at the quadrant etc. But from what you say above, it appears that if I can't get the pin out with the cover still in place then I could take the cover off, complete with kickstart mechanism, and try to remove the pin on the bench. So the next thing to do now is still to try to hammer the pin out - I've ordered a set of parallel punches online and am waiting for them to arrive. Pathetic, isn't it, haven't even got any punches. I'm working in a very limited environment - small shed, bench and vice, that's about it. I must say I'm finding this forum very encouraging.
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Pre War / Unknown brass flat tank
« Last post by brassbeeza on Today at 10:21:58 »
Greetings from South Australia
I recently picked up this 1927 BSA flat tanker with an unusual factory brass tank that looks just great! Trying to find out more about the tank - anyone have any info on them?

Initial enquiries with your BSAOC has come back with  "some catalogues from the 1920's state the petrol tank was a 'special construction' for some BSA models"

Enquiries continue.

if anyone has any information on these unusual tanks, please reply.
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The Star and Garter / Re: Cables
« Last post by LightningJames on Today at 09:40:55 »
Thanks for all your tips and advice. 👍🏻🍻
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Singles / Re: Kickstart cotter pin
« Last post by AWJDThumper on Today at 09:32:37 »
Sorry - brain wasn't quite in gear and for some reason I was thinking distributor model. Unfortunately, you will probably need to remove the contact breaker points plate as well - I think the screw in posts that hold the plate in place screw into the inner timing cover and so have to be removed before the outer cover can be taken off. It's best to precisely mark the position of the plate relative to the outer cover so that you can put it back without having to check the ignition timing.
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Singles / Re: Kickstart cotter pin
« Last post by AWJDThumper on Today at 09:09:30 »
Since you need to get at the quadrant, all you need to do after removing the gear change lever is to undo all the screws in the outer timing cover (RH cover) and pull it off. The quadrant will pull out with the cover and it will then be a lot easier to remove the cotter pin on the bench. It's very easy to put it all back again. You simply insert the replacement quadrant with spring into the side of the gearbox and then put the timing cover back on - a 30 minute job :)
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Twins / Re: A65 problems
« Last post by KEVZEBOY on 20 January, 2018, 23:10:50 »
I have got the rest of the bottom end stripped today. I took it to a good friends, but not a BSA A65 expert for inspection.

The bores seem ok, maybe on the tight side. A going over with the oil stones should put it right. All the bushes are good.

The crank has had an Devimeade/srm conversation. Bearings are good. The crank is still smooth and when we measured the crank it was still perfectly round. +10 shells made or rhubarb.

The connection rods: one has two holes drilled and one without. Is this correct?

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Twins / Re: A65 problems
« Last post by KEVZEBOY on 20 January, 2018, 23:02:01 »
Con rods.
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Twins / Re: A65 rebuild
« Last post by Bess on 20 January, 2018, 22:37:12 »
Hi Michell,
 
:-X I done it a million times, although I been told a million times not to exaggerate..... ;)

Best wishes...
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The Star and Garter / Re: Cables
« Last post by Bess on 20 January, 2018, 22:32:53 »
Hi,
    Try here, I have found them excellent quality and price:-

https://www.venhill.co.uk/cables-amp-components.html

Best wishes............
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Singles / Re: Kickstart cotter pin
« Last post by Phil C on 20 January, 2018, 22:30:07 »
Oh yes, as I was saying, if I did need to replace the quadrant, is that feasible for a novice?   Phil.
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