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The Star and Garter / South West Wales Camp
« on: 26 June, 2022, 21:44:18 »
Not long back from this and had a great weekend. Despite the weather forecast of rain on Saturday and Sunday the only real rain was overnight.
Arriving after a long ride on Friday we were greeted with tables loaded with fresh home made sandiches and cake and pots of tea. Later it was over to The Prince to meet old and new friends over a meal and beer.
The ride out on Saturday took us a scenic route to a small vintage vehicle rally where we spent a couple of hours looking at the vintage bikes, cars and tractors and perusing the small auto jumble.
After lunch it was a slightly more entertaining ride (involving a dramatic speedway style slide by Alistair's BSA Tracker when traffic lights inconveniently turned red) via Carmarthen to the beautiful Llansteffan Beech and continued glorious sunshine.

Food, drinks, natter, a raffle and prize giving in the club house ended a memorable day.

Many thanks to all at South West Wales for all their graft to give us a great weekend and a welcoming friendly atmosphere.

I'm already looking forward to next tear

The Star and Garter / South Derbyshire Camp Feedback required
« on: 15 June, 2022, 16:00:18 »
We would appreciate any feedback, comments or suggestions from members who attended thsi year's camp.
The good, the bad or the ugly.
you can pm your comment to me if you do not want to post them here.
Many thanks
The Committee
(aka the Good, the Bad and the Ugly)

The Star and Garter / Re: West Yorkshire branch camp 2022
« on: 13 June, 2022, 16:29:56 »
Really looking forward to this and a new venue (to me at least). Should we learn a new song for Sat night?

The Star and Garter / Photos reguired
« on: 13 June, 2022, 16:18:45 »
We are hoping to edit the drone and on bike footage with still images to make a record of the South Derbyshire Camp. Sadly a phone glitch has erased all the photos I took so if anyone has any images please get in touch so I can get a copy from you.
Dean (the one who is very angry with Android  >:( >:()

Singles / Re: 1946 B31 gearbox woes
« on: 06 June, 2022, 20:16:24 »
Have you tried Kidderminster Motorcycles for the clutch adapter?

Singles / Re: Before I'm past it
« on: 01 June, 2022, 16:11:37 »
The B40F is just the 1965 model which is distinguished from the earlier models in using side points rather than a distributor. It remained in this form until phased out at the end of the 1967 season.

Thanks, you're a star.

The Star and Garter / Re: South Derbyshire Summer Camp 2022
« on: 01 June, 2022, 12:33:43 »
I think you are getting a bit overexcited Bryan ;)
Looking forward to seeing you there anyway.

I can confirm there will be free candyfloss :D

Singles / Re: Before I'm past it
« on: 30 May, 2022, 12:49:20 »
Can somebody explain the spec of a B40F compared to the standard B40?
thanks (asking for a friend ;))

The Star and Garter / BSAOC Rally at Mallory Park
« on: 29 May, 2022, 19:00:09 »
Just back from a great weekend where it was great to meet up with BSA friends old and new.
Many thanks to the organisers who arranged this event at relatively short notice after the loss of our normal venue for the Open Day.

Special thanks must go to our National Secretary, Phil Bull, who not only put in so much work in advance but put in a huge shift over the entire weekend. Also massive thanks to Mick Fern for finding/negotiating the venue and for leading a wonderful ride-out though the lanes and villages of Leicestershire, lunch at Great Central Railway station at Quorn where the live steam was the icing on the cake.

We will be there but the buggers at the hospital have made an appointment for Lizzy's radiotherapy at 4:30 on Friday >:(
Hopefully there will still be some daylight by the time we arrive.
Really looking forward to it. :) :)

Singles / Re: Rebuilt B25 wont start what am I doing wrong
« on: 14 May, 2022, 15:32:26 »
Have you tried turning it off and back on again?

The Star and Garter / Re: Upper cylinder lubricant
« on: 14 May, 2022, 15:25:14 »
I took the trouble to check the BSA lubrication chart for the V-Twin three wheeler I have pinned to the garage wall (in the spirit of 'If all else fails check the manual' ::).
It states that Castrollo should be added to the petrol for upper cylinder lubrication.
You can only but empty cans of Castrollo and they can fetch up to 300 so I will try and remember to call Castrol classic tech expert for advise. I will then try to remember to post what I find.

The Star and Garter / Upper cylinder lubricant
« on: 12 May, 2022, 07:57:18 »
Having several bikes thya can go a a while between runs allowing oil to drain off some moving parts. In addition the older bikes such as the Sloper don't have a rocker oil feed and is supplied with a lower cyclinder plug to remove so you manually have to squirt some oil into before starting the engine if its been standing for a few months.

In the old daya I would have had a squirt of redex when refueling but redex isn't marketed as an upper cyclinder lubrcant anymore. There are other products that (eg Lucas Oil) that claim to be upper cyclinder lubricant but I've not come across any independent reviews so for now have to list these under 'snake oil'.

One simple solution would be to add some two stroke oil to the petrol but would this work ro just coke everything up bver time ?

I would be grateful for any suggestions form anyone who has practical experience of this subject,

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