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Twins / Re: A65 Gear selector shaft
« on: 24 November, 2020, 14:00:07 »
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Another point comes to mind--- that is exactly where is the wear. is it on the shaft or in the housing???

Mike 8) 8) 8) 8)

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Twins / Re: A65 Gear selector shaft
« on: 23 November, 2020, 19:53:31 »
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Hi Chaz

Yep I understand that however after fitting the new shaft, we turned it round in the lathe and did the same to the "inner" end. Machined it out to size and used a short length of EN24 brazed in and re machined at the join. Providing the splined end is OK it shouldn't present a problem to replace just the inner spigot

What did Drags charge.??

Mike 8) 8) 8)

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Twins / Re: A65 Gear selector shaft
« on: 23 November, 2020, 14:26:11 »
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Hi.
May I suggest you take a look at ebay item No352510892390. Its a replacement shaft. I bought a couple of these and had my change mechanism repaired by local machinist that cost about 20 (not too sure cant remember). They require a bit of machining then brazing into place with a final tidy up also machining. I did the brazing which kept the cost down.
Drags will do the whole thing for about 75??? plus the item cost (i think thats about correct at the mo)
I have no complaints about mine.
If you care to dig back through the posts I put pics on at the time.
Mike 8) 8) 8)

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Twins / Re: 1968 a65 fitting remote oil filter
« on: 23 November, 2020, 09:15:33 »
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Mike 8) 8) 8)

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Twins / Re: 1968 a65 fitting remote oil filter
« on: 22 November, 2020, 14:00:10 »
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Hi Bess and Co.

I have fitted the one that you designed on three bikes.  changed the piping to the later triple outlet. All good and would happily recommend it.

Mike 8) 8) 8)

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Twins / Re: A50 timing cover gasket
« on: 21 November, 2020, 15:36:09 »
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Understood. The difference between 0.4mm and 0.8 mm is .016" about the amount of points setting. Would you consider that a significant difference. I ask because it could well solve my problem. I suppose that I could always put a shim in those places. Would it make a difference to the timing backplate in relation to the points/electronic pickup. I think probably not.

Mike 8) 8) 8) 8)

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Twins / Re: A65L valve timing
« on: 21 November, 2020, 11:00:06 »
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Thats brill and thanks for the follow up. Might just save someone else a bit of trouble and heartache???

Mike 8) 8) 8) 8)

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Twins / Re: A50 timing cover gasket
« on: 21 November, 2020, 10:57:55 »
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What year is your engine. I believe that the early ones were the same. At least I only recall buying "a gasket".

Not too sure about different thicknesses but I could do with a thicker one to hopefully fix a persistent niggling little oil leak.

Mike 8) 8) 8)

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The Star and Garter / Hollow Dowel
« on: 20 November, 2020, 20:22:54 »
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Looking for a couple of hollow dowels. So checked on one of our favourite sites===3.04 each plus postage.

I contacted Kidderminster M/Cs They sent me 6 for 11.95 inc postage. Shop with care.

Mike 8) 8) 8)

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Twins / Re: A65L valve timing
« on: 14 November, 2020, 10:26:31 »
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Hi

Have you solved it yet?

Mike 8) 8) 8)

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Pre War / Re: Sloper main bearing
« on: 12 November, 2020, 10:23:06 »
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Hi Guys.

Thanks a lot for all your help and advice. I fully understand the points about it being old tech etc, and the only point that I would make is that whilst that is true it is very expensive stuff to get wrong to say nothing of the time involved.

So we shall see.

Any idea if the cush spring is the same or almost as the M20 and others.

Take care

Mike 8) 8) 8)

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Twins / Re: A65L valve timing
« on: 11 November, 2020, 13:53:24 »
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Further to my last: -have you tried the rods individually to see if it is only one thats causing your problem.

Mike 8) 8) 8) 8)

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Twins / Re: A65L valve timing
« on: 11 November, 2020, 11:22:03 »
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Please don't feel insulted by this but I recall having a similar situation and the cause was having the pushrods in the wrong place. Are your push rods actually the right length.

Very interested in the outcome to this one.

Mike 8) 8) 8) 8)

 

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Pre War / Re: Sloper main bearing
« on: 10 November, 2020, 20:27:05 »
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Hi All.
 
I think that I have now solved???the bearing problem. However the next apparent problem is the spacer that goes between the two bearings on the drive side. I sincerely doubt that anyone has one :) :) :)But I should be eternally grateful for any info that will enable me to produce same.

I shall also require the "cush" drive spring that goes on the engine drive sprocket.. Any chance that the M20 or similar will fit????

You advice and assistance really appreciated

Mike 8) 8) 8)

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Twins / Re: A65L valve timing
« on: 09 November, 2020, 14:35:41 »
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Rockers definitely not interchangeable--this aspect is worth a look. If I remember rightly the inlet rockers are the short ones.

Mike 8) 8) 8)

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