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Sidecars / Re: A65 Fitting?
« on: 22 May, 2018, 12:16:28 »
Thank you.

Sidecars / A65 Fitting?
« on: 21 May, 2018, 20:02:35 »
Hi there, thanks for looking.

I have been lucky enough to acquire a Watsonian Palmer Chair so the little fella can come out for a blast with his dad.

I intend to fit the chair to my early A65. The chair was previously fitted to a Square Four and has come with a box of brackets. Does anyone have a diagram or pictures of how one would fit to an A65.

All thoughts welcomed.


Twins / Re: Photos
« on: 16 February, 2018, 17:09:10 »
Save it and send. You lower the quality when it is sent originally. 

Itís a faff! Can see why social media as a platform has a huge draw.

Twins / Re: Photos
« on: 12 February, 2018, 10:16:22 »
Iím all apple, and just get by.

What I do is: email myself the picture, that lowers the quality. Hey presto, low enough for a forum.


Twins / Re: Fitting an electronic impulse Rev Counter to an A10
« on: 30 January, 2018, 06:46:58 »
Do they work with a twin output coil?

Twins / Re: A65 problems
« on: 21 January, 2018, 18:04:34 »
Is that a problem?

Twins / Re: A65 problems
« 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?

Twins / Re: A65 problems
« on: 20 January, 2018, 23:02:01 »
Con rods.

Twins / Re: Where to fit an external oil filter on my A65L (pre OIF)
« on: 12 January, 2018, 23:56:40 »
My one on my Dommie is fitted between the centre stand and back wheel.

It is a tight fit, but might be worth investigating whether it would work on an A65.

I know itís a different bike, but it might be worth a try. Will take some pics in the morn if you like?

Iím putting one on my A65 when itís sorted!


Twins / Re: A65 1963/1964/1965 full width back brake rods
« on: 11 January, 2018, 12:40:47 »
I work away from home. I will be back home tomorrow night and taking the bottom end out of the bike on Saturday morning. Will measure it for you then!

Hope this is ok?


Twins / Re: A65 1963/1964/1965 full width back brake rods
« on: 11 January, 2018, 09:50:37 »
They do exist!

Some people donít realise this was a set up!

If you would like some measurements, I will be stripping the frame for blasting and repainting in the not so distant future. Well, when the engine had been decided on!


Twins / Re: A65 1963/1964/1965 full width back brake rods
« on: 11 January, 2018, 07:51:37 »
Are these any good?

Better quality on request. Be quick though, bike coming to bits soon.


Twins / Re: A10 Pistons again
« on: 04 January, 2018, 23:06:07 »
itís the Hepolite stuff in yellow boxes that is to be avoided, by all accounts. You can still get UK Hepolite rings which are good and a totally different thing confused by the same name.

Twins / Re: A65 problems
« on: 04 January, 2018, 22:02:19 »
Hi there and thanks for you responses.

Star Twin, donít sell your Velocette, everyone should have one!

I sent an email to SRM with the above pictures to see if what I had was scrap and unworthy of getting reworked, and should I seek better second hand to get reworked?

This was Geoff Dewhurstís response:

 Hi Kevin,
                Thanks for your enquiry, the strap across the crankcases does not scrap them and is often seen broken from a rod breakage or just brutal treatment, one thing I have noticed is the two drillings above the idler gear and the crank pinion, these are not standard and is something that is done during the needle roller conversion there is also a Job no of what looks like F54 so maybe it has been converted by a company called Devimead before 1987, as we bought them out at this time but do not have their records. You can check by looking to see if a block of alloy has been welded to the inner timing cover below where the points would sit, if so this is the oilway to feed down the end of the crankshaft.
                The cylinders should not be a problem to repair, and to fit liners to take it back to standard bore size.
Hope this is good news.
Regards Geoff

I am very happy with this. I know heís only going off pictures, but I am sure he has seen some right basket cases.

I hope the bottom end isnít too terrible when I take it to bits at the weekend!


Twins / Re: A65 problems
« on: 03 January, 2018, 19:50:09 »
You need to replace the crankcase because of the broken fixing.

Something does not look right with the cam followers, one obviously missing the others look marked though the photo not is not very  clear.

I recommend a complete stripdown to see exactly what you have and what you need to do. Going by the photos posted expect to find other issues and to spend lots.

Would the center piece be repairable?

The missing cam follower dropped in the hole! Hope to be reunited with it when I take the bottom to bits at the weekend.

She is engine no 3711

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