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Twins / Re: Mounting of Speedo and Tach for A10
« on: Today at 10:49:10 »
Hi,
     Hope  this helps:

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Singles / Re: Fork oil seal shrouds sealing
« on: 03 June, 2020, 08:42:54 »
Hi,
     I guess everybody has their own solution.

The usual method was twine wrapped around the bottom of the fork thread, crossed over then the seal holder screwed into place and the ends of the twine trimmed. I have used plumbers hemp and non setting Boss jointing compound in the past which works well.

Now I twist PTFE to make a twine like cross section fitting as twine method with some blue Hylomar around the last few threads. The Hylomar doesn't harden so easily undone in the future.

If the forks seal holders do not butt up against a lip I wrap the threads with the PTFE tape, there is a right and wrong way to wrap the threads, using addition jointing compound will help. Use a good quality tape and I find PTFE tape for gas use is too thick for the fork threads.

https://www.traderadiators.com/blog/how-to-use-ptfe-tape

Best wishes...

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Twins / Re: Wiring Loom
« on: 01 June, 2020, 19:12:05 »
Hi,
    Wiring diagram is the 1st attachment.

The brown wire from the battery (-ve) to the switch and onwards to the stop lamp is the power supply. The frame is the +ve, known as positive earth. The rear and stop light is earthed as shown on 2nd attachment to make a circuit, A TO A.

To test this supply, first put the circuit tester on the -ve on the battery and its +ve on an unpainted part of the frame, you should have a circuit.

Then put the circuit tester as shown on 3rd attachment, testing the connection from battery to stop switch, B to B.

Then as the 4th attachment, depressing the rear brake to operate the switch C to C.

Then depress the rear brake to operate the switch, this should light the stop lamp if the earth at the rear lamp is good.

Best wishes...

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Singles / Re: Piston Fitting
« on: 01 June, 2020, 17:17:34 »
Hi,
    Ring compressor every-time, I know its a twin shown and yours is a single but its the safest way.

Best wishes...

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The Star and Garter / Re: tool kits
« on: 01 June, 2020, 16:46:54 »
Hi MGI,
           I have these, first is from frame FB31-101 around 1958. The other 2, I believe are 1954-7. 

Best wishes...

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The Star and Garter / Re: a65 oil filter
« on: 01 June, 2020, 14:45:39 »
Hi,
    Not sure which manifold is fitted beneath your bike. However it could be a Champion COF 103101S (previously H101). Its 77mm long, 77mm diameter with a M16 x 15 thread. Like this one?:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CHAMPION-H101-OIL-FILTER-TO-SUIT-BRITISH-BIKE-REMOTE-FILTER-MOUNT-NORTON-ETC-/281043312123

Fits:

https://www.championautoparts.co.uk/catalogue/30588/champion/filtration/oil-filter/cof103101s.pd.html

Best wishes...

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Twins / Re: Lightning
« on: 01 June, 2020, 08:06:14 »
Hi Chaz,
             That's what I'm after, I was hoping someone had already done the hard work and plans were available  :).

Best wishes...

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Twins / Re: Lightning
« on: 31 May, 2020, 22:16:51 »
Hi Wardy,
              Seems like we are on the same wavelength, the set up you are referring made me think someone must have have made something for the Lightning  :)

Thanks...

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Twins / Re: Lightning
« on: 31 May, 2020, 20:41:04 »
Hi Chaz,
            Thanks, I have this on the chokes and separate cables on the throttles.

I am thinking more on a solid linkage solution.

Thanks...

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Singles / Re: Quiet Exhaust Project.
« on: 31 May, 2020, 19:53:01 »
Hi,
    Have you tried Armours website, they have short versions of standard pipes that work well, this one worked well for me:

https://www.armoursltd.co.uk/product/stainless-steel-mini-goldie-1-12/

Best wishes...

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The Star and Garter / Re: tool kits
« on: 31 May, 2020, 19:49:20 »
Hi Bill,
           The spares books list the tools etc you mention. Which bike are you trying to equip, I might have the spares book that illustrates and lists the tools?

Best wishes...

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Twins / Re: Lightning
« on: 31 May, 2020, 19:43:58 »
Hi,
    I would like to control the 2 Carbs from a single bowden cable to a linkage system above or adjacent.

Has anyone done this or have plans for such a system?

Thanks...

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Twins / Re: Cam Plate Plunger Plug
« on: 31 May, 2020, 09:17:31 »
Hi,
     A couple here in the USA for under 15 including postage, low enough not to incur customs charge:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NOS-BSA-Plug-Cam-Plate-Plunger-57-3745/371846894822?epid=2136783417&hash=item5693cd54e6:g:lT8AAOSwjDZYfBin

Best wishes...

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Twins / Re: amal concentric 932 on A10
« on: 30 May, 2020, 17:46:26 »
Hi,
    You're welcome, a quick read I maybe wrong on your set up :-\

 More airflow does not always make a faster bike even if air flow gains are made, the bike may end up being slower on the road.

 If a head is made to flow more air it doesn't mean the engine will have that quantity of air movement. The head doesn't move the air, the suction of the engine does. If the engine can't draw the air from the larger port there's no gain, especially at low revs. Its velocity you're after and increasing the diameter will reduce the air speed and effect mixture in the cylinder.

 Hopefully the alteration hasn't affected velocity. Let us know how you get on, your issue is probably something simpler.

Best wishes...

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Singles / Re: B40 10 gauge spoke thread
« on: 30 May, 2020, 15:07:15 »
Hi Chaz,
             From some records I stumbled on, if your bike has these hubs here are your spoke sizes (I think  :))):

7" full width cast iron with alloy brake plate. Spokes pt no. 42-5848. 40 off - 5 5/8" 9 gauge and straight with rim part number 41-6006
6" full width cast iron drum on fixed spindle. Spokes pt no. 41-6045. 40 off - 6" 10 gauge and straight with rim part number 41-6006

Don't think what I have will fit.

Best wishes...




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