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Twins / Re: A65 rebuild
« Last post by Charles R on 17 January, 2018, 10:30:26 »
Hi Mitchell

I've got to do similar work on my tank (also an A65).  As well as the chrome & paintwork needing to be completely redone, a dent/crease has to be sorted and I'm missing the right hand tank badge (this is proving difficult to source economically).  The left badge isn't exactly in great condition, so a pair would be very handy.

Regarding the paraffin leak test, heating oil (kerosene, AKA paraffin) is available at around 50p per litre, so shouldn't break the bank particularly if you know someone with an oil boiler.

Good luck with your work.

Cheers, Charles
Singles / Re: Grease
« Last post by STAR TWIN on 17 January, 2018, 07:36:25 »
A half decent grease gun won't break the bank. Halfords or anywhere really.
Singles / Re: !950 b31 petrol tank
« Last post by DEDGE on 16 January, 2018, 21:15:01 »
Hi Guys
Thanks for all the info. My tank has the small oblong BSA badge with wing. Underneath at the front there is a link pipe connecting the two sides of the tank. According to Julianís parts book this link pipe was only fitted on the M series part No 66-8285, my sprung 31 should have tank part No           65-8161.
Does anyone know what the physical difference is between the two tanks. The reason I ask is that the tank needs re chroming and repainting if spend the money on this tank will it look right or should I look for the right tank


Singles / 1959 BSA M21 Tyres
« Last post by GLENN on 16 January, 2018, 20:55:25 »
Hi!  Would anyone know what size/make of tyres would originally have been fitted to a 1959 M21?


Singles / Re: Grease
« Last post by Phil C on 16 January, 2018, 18:52:43 »
Thanks very much.  Based on what you say, I've now looked online and I think Morris K42EP multi-purpose grease should do it. Any recommendations for a good grease gun? Simple old-fashioned push type perhaps? Maybe ebay secondhand I guess. Or maybe a jumble.
Twins / Re: Where to fit an external oil filter on my A65L (pre OIF)
« Last post by Charles R on 16 January, 2018, 18:15:12 »

I agree that there often isn't enough time, particularly as writing/producing articles takes a long time if it's not your normal business, so hats off to all who contribute.

Cheers, Charles

PS thanks for volunteering Bess
Singles / Re: Grease
« Last post by A10 JWO on 16 January, 2018, 17:37:53 »
Good stuff that Castrol, had my tub years.
Singles / Re: Grease
« Last post by AWJDThumper on 16 January, 2018, 17:33:05 »
Castrol LM grease was recommended by BSA, amongst other makes, for all bearings (wheel, swinging arm, steering head, etc) in that era - basically, a high temperature lithium based grease designed for wheel bearings.
Twins / Re: Where to fit an external oil filter on my A65L (pre OIF)
« Last post by Editor on 16 January, 2018, 17:23:03 »
Hi Charles,
I too would like more technical articles. However, we are grateful to all those who do contribute as many of us lead busy lives and finding time isn't always that easy. However, I will put an appeal for more in the March edition.

Thanks also to Bess who has contacted me and will be writing a feature in the future, as time permits. Much appreciated!
Singles / Grease
« Last post by Phil C on 16 January, 2018, 16:00:32 »
Being new to this, I wonder if someone could advise me what grease to buy for my 1965 B40 please. I will need grease to use on, for example, the swinging arm bush, speedo drive, brake cam spindles. Will one type of grease be suitable for all these, and if so which type?  Phil.
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