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The Star and Garter / Re: Help Needed - Bike Found in Garage
« on: 12 October, 2020, 08:06:20 »
Bantams are going up in value especially nice original ones like that.

Singles / Re: Alternative Carburetor
« on: 22 September, 2020, 07:49:38 »
I have a chinese pwk copy on my A65T works well and starts better from hot than it did with amal carb fitted.

The std pwk jets fit, quality i would say is ok not great.

For 20 its better than an old worn out amal.


National, Branch and Group Events / Kempton Park Autojumble
« on: 10 September, 2020, 07:26:41 »
Anybody here going along?

i have never been and hoping to get some bargains to take north!


Twins / Re: oil redirection on BSA lightning 650
« on: 13 August, 2020, 17:37:01 »
its a home made crankshaft end feed conversion, is the bike running yet?

it would be interesting to see how the hose holds up under some oil pressure and heat!


this topic might be better off in twins.

Twins / Re: A10 nova five speed gearbox
« on: 06 August, 2020, 07:46:36 »
If you have to ask the price the price you know you cant afford it!


1810 plus vat on Nova site.

Twins / Re: A50 now rideable
« on: 02 July, 2020, 18:33:58 »
Excellent Mike!

glad to see there's life in the old dog yet!

What is your next project going to be now?

Keep well  :D

Singles / Re: Piston Fitting
« on: 01 June, 2020, 17:01:58 »

I have a few ideas but wanted to check on here first to see if anybody else has some experience and insight into fitting the piston into the cylinder. I've never had an issue getting the rings to compress and go into a cylinder before when I've worked on bikes, but the C15 is a pain in the bum.

Is a ring compressor any good or is there a better method? If so, what type of tool is best? Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

sometimes easier to put piston in bore before you fit it to engine.

Twins / Re: Lightning last throw of the dice.
« on: 17 May, 2020, 18:31:08 »
just been pulling the head off the rebuilt T100. done the bottom end, rebore, pistons etc. fired it up and its not running right, pull right plug lead and nearly stops, pull left and still running on right , a bit of spit back while restarting. then I noticed a weep of oil at the back of left cylinder. head now off and for some reason the new gasket is ok but somehow, I managed not to get the head skimmed. Why, I dont know, maybe it seemed flat enough when I checked it...

just a possibility? no exhaust leaking from gasketbut must be sucking air in and blowing back through carb.

A65 head is bad for getting it to seal correctly after fitting, i have had issues in the past as chaz says check for air leaks at cylinder head joint

Twins / Re: Lightning last throw of the dice.
« on: 17 May, 2020, 14:59:10 »
hi willie, dont give up its a lovely bike!

is the battery ok and got good charge/charging when running


Twins / Re: super rocket starting
« on: 13 May, 2020, 20:18:08 »
excellent news, at least you found a problem. Cant wait for the next instalment!

Singles / Re: C-15 Handlebars
« on: 25 April, 2020, 21:31:15 »
get the hacksaw out!!!


Twins / Re: Time to fettle ? advice ?
« on: 24 April, 2020, 17:35:39 »
more reading here

Suzuki clutch on a British classic Bike oh my!!  :o

I would have no qualms if it was easy to do

Twins / Re: Problems with Pazon ignition on A10 Super Rocket
« on: 23 March, 2020, 16:48:58 »
are the plugs wet after trying to start? if you have spark and compression it should give a bit more than a chuff through the carb if its getting fuel,

i would dope it to try and rule out a fuel issue.

i am assuming an amal monobloc carb.



Singles / Re: B44 cylinder head
« on: 25 February, 2020, 14:00:32 »
Thanks Bess, i think its the same.


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