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Twins / Re: Ignition
« on: 06 June, 2017, 14:16:54 »
I have Boyer system on both my T120R (1971) and on my A65L a Wassells no problems with the systems apart from changing coils. Some seem to recommend Pazon systems as being better. Hugh

Twins / Re: Wrong diagnosis
« on: 06 June, 2017, 14:11:57 »
Not sure if you mean that the coils were at fault or using 12 volt coils. As you may know the recommended is 2 6 volt coils. My T120R used two 12 v for  a fair few miles but eventually the coils failed there. Old age is possibility as the coils were 40 years old. My 1970 A65L had the same set up but changed to 2 6 volt coils almost as soon as acquired it and no problems. Hugh

Twins / Re: Loss of Power
« on: 28 May, 2017, 10:37:24 »
Hi Chris Know the Bwlch quite well - bike was slightly worse here. Have uprated jets from 180m to 190 after this display but have some 200s in garage which will now add to the list of new bits.   Cheers Hugh

Twins / Re: Loss of Power
« on: 27 May, 2017, 14:49:48 »
Eddie as you say that's the problem. Its absolutely standard bike (apart from electronic ignition - or how I wish it were points). it is fitted with 190  jets. What's so frustrating is had its MOT yesterday + went straight through. Came back up hill and down dale without any issues what so ever. Anyway we'll see what happens as we continue the hunt. It is an intellectual challenge but one I could do with out. As a complete novice in engineering terms I am learning more all the time which is one reason I developed an interest in classic British bikes. What is a relief (touching wood) is the A65L is excellent. Cheers Hugh

Twins / Loss of Power
« on: 26 May, 2017, 17:19:24 »
Realise BSA forum but wonder if anyone can help with my 1971 T120R OiF Bonneville since its a very similar bike to the later A65L OiF which I had in 73 and was a brilliant bike in my opinion. Also my 1970 A65 pre OiF doesn't suffer the problem outlined but is very similar to the T120 in terms of maintenance (new coils, new carbs etc. regular service and so on) and goes well under equivalent conditions to those described. T120 has electronic ignition which is about 15 years old. New twin AMALS, new 6 volt coils and spark plugs. Valve clearances fine and cylinder head correct torque to new gasket so should not be sucking in air through gasket joint weakening mixture. Bike starts easily and ticks over fine. Near top of hills it loses power where is a long climb getting steeper and the hill is slightly higher than usually causing the engine to work hard. It accelerates well at bottom and initial climb. My normal test to see if my fettling to solve problem has done any good here is Caerphilly mountain (for those who know it)-  it is relatively steep at top and about 889 feet high so not exceptional by any means for some sort of air starvation. Air filters cleaned. Bike accelerates well as said on lower slopes but at top bike just loses power and have to change down to 3rd even 2nd. It might be on one cylinder by this time but can't really tell in the general slowing down and can't really hear with helmet and slightly deafness. When pull into the car park after a short flat section ticks over fine and restarts easily on kicking over and comes back home (down the mountain) with no problems despite a number of short climbs. Hope someone can help as you can imagine its very frustrating and trust you will all excuse a Triumph post on a BSA forum - excuse is do have an A65. Enjoy a safe weekend and hope weather is fine. Cheers, Hugh

Twins / Re: Oil Pressure Switch Leak A65L 1970
« on: 02 May, 2017, 16:00:13 »
Thanks Bess for this. Its where the thread on the oil pressure switch screws into the engine and its seeping past there. I sort it tomorrow. Hugh

Twins / Oil Pressure Switch Leak A65L 1970
« on: 02 May, 2017, 12:08:46 »
Probably something easily rectified but don't want to mess up. Trickle of oil leaking past my oil pressure switch at bottom of switch on my 1970 A65 L pre oil in frame. Can't spot any gasket in place or on parts plan and have tightened up in case vibration causing to loosen in past but don't want to overtighten. Only recently started leaking. Did debate as to whether to put some minimal gasket compound at far distance from oil pressure sensor to avoid blocking switch to wrap itself around thread as a seal. Is it a new switch through wear in thread or whatever as bike otherwise oil tight. Any suggestions welcome and thanks. Hugh

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