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Singles / Re: Gearbox drain plug
« on: Today at 11:32:03 »
Fair enough, thanks AWJDT.   Phil.

Singles / Gearbox drain plug
« on: Today at 10:31:04 »
The gearbox drain plug on my 1965 B40F seems to have a very thin hexagon, doesn't it?  (please see photo.)  Or are they like that?   Phil.

Singles / Re: Primary chaincase oil level
« on: 19 May, 2018, 16:14:24 »
Thanks AWJDT, but I'm not sure what you mean by suitably bent, or by roof of the hole.  Is it not just a straight hole?    Phil.

Singles / Re: Primary chaincase oil level
« on: 19 May, 2018, 08:50:07 »
So I could just prod something in there to clear it?   Phil.

Singles / Primary chaincase oil level
« on: 19 May, 2018, 08:07:45 »
Seems a bit odd: the primary chaincase on my 1965 B40F is supposed to have 1/4 pint of oil. I thought I'd change it, so I drained out the old oil, and this morning went to renew it. With the bike on its centre stand, and the level screw removed, I took out the big screw where you would do clutch adjustment, and through that hole poured in just over 1/4 pint, but nothing appeared at the level hole. Put in some more (maybe, say, another sixteenth of a pint) - still nothing at the hole.  Should I keep going until it appears, or stop now? Maybe the bike's not quite level?   Phil.

Singles / Re: Primary chaincase oil
« on: 17 May, 2018, 11:01:49 »
Thanks Julian. So of the three I mention, which, if any, is suitable?  Or are they all suitable?   Phil.

PS A bit complicated, isn't it?

Singles / Re: Primary chaincase oil
« on: 17 May, 2018, 09:09:48 »
In my shed I have the following.  Are any of them suitable for the primary chaincase?

-  Silkolene Comp 4 10w-30 synthetic ester based engine oil   MA2   JASO T903:2011

-  Castrol Power 1 Racing   10w-40  4T

-  Comma Classic 20w50  API SE CC  (This is what I have in the engine.)

Or do I need to buy something else?  Thanks in advance.   Phil.

Singles / Primary chaincase oil
« on: 16 May, 2018, 13:31:15 »
Could someone advise me what oil I should use in the primary chaincase on my 1965 B40F please?   Thanks.   Phil.

Singles / Re: Need help with my BSA Shooting Star not starting
« on: 14 May, 2018, 18:37:51 »
I don't know much, but there must be an ignition problem if there is a spark at the points, musn't there? I'm surprised the new condenser didn't stop that.   Phil.

The Star and Garter / Re: Dazzle
« on: 13 May, 2018, 20:53:12 »
A kind of peak?

The Star and Garter / Dazzle
« on: 13 May, 2018, 19:20:46 »
Does anyone have any suggestions for best ways to avoid dazzle from the sun?  A visor perhaps?  My helmet is a Shark S700 and has an integral sunshield but that doesn't help me much - I think I need some kind of shade, the same principle as in a a car.   Phil.

Singles / Re: Removing rubber oil pipe
« on: 12 May, 2018, 21:08:25 »
The ones I have used are 14 - 16mm.  I think the o/d of the rubber tube is about 15mm. As long as they're not going to come loose, I'm happy. Phil.

Singles / Re: Removing rubber oil pipe
« on: 12 May, 2018, 16:47:38 »
I've just replaced the clips on my new rubber oil feed pipe, and first impressions are that I might have cured the leaks at each end of the pipe. (The clips I had on before were too small a diameter.) So that's good.  I notice however that the clip flange, upon which the screw head seats, is at quite an angle to the screw head (see photo attached.) (It's the same on the clip at the other end of the pipe.) Is that a problem at all?  I thought I'd just check.   Phil.

The Star and Garter / Re: Floor covering
« on: 11 May, 2018, 09:09:13 »
Derek, In case I do end up going for the tiles you have suggested, could you tell me please: are there chamfer bits provided so that the bike would run up over the edge without damaging the tile?  Phil.

The Star and Garter / Re: Floor covering
« on: 11 May, 2018, 09:07:25 »
AWJDThumper, you seem so confident, I'm tempted to give the Ronseal a go. Trouble is my floor at present has some places where the PVA has stuck and others where it's peeling, and others where it's scraped off. I guess I could just get off the loose stuff and then try the Ronseal. Do you think?

Also, why, after you'd used it, did you then put paint on top? What's the purpose of that?  Is it to make it more hardwearing?

Thanks everyone for your help so far.


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