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Twins / Re: Starter rollers
« on: 14 May, 2024, 21:01:52 »
heres mine two land rover starter motors has a foot switch and attaches to a 12 volt battery . hung on the wall at the moment with all sorts hanging off them but you will get the idea .

Twins / Re: Cylinder linings
« on: 22 December, 2023, 22:45:37 »
mine was for the DB500 so only the one . I bought it from Phil Pearson along with a crank and many other rebuild parts . He gave me advice as to fitting . Heat up the old cylinder and push it 10mm out .  Cut off the top of the cylinder and push it out from the top out the bottom  . This is because it is thicker metal at the top end as the bottom is tapered . Reheat the alloy cylinder and press in the cold , not frozen , liner . Keep the pressure on till everything has cooled down . This is because you can get back creep of the cylinder until it is cool . As for fit it was quite a tight fit and did need a press to fit it . All went great needed boring to the supplied piston and has ron perfect ever since .

Twins / Re: Cylinder linings
« on: 21 December, 2023, 22:48:32 »
put my own in on my gold star .

Twins / Re: Motorcycle lifts again
« on: 20 December, 2023, 15:42:46 »
Made my own . Have it set in the floor so that it is flush . I have an electric pump fitted now and a tidier garage .

The Star and Garter / Re: starting rollers
« on: 05 October, 2023, 21:53:37 »
Never had a problem with the batteries of the many ducatis ive owned even newer 2020 bikes but this one is a special . 1 of 200 made world wide in 2006 , I believe , for the AMA racing series Homologation . Incredible bike but Batteries take a pasting . probably to small for the task .

The Star and Garter / Re: starting rollers
« on: 05 October, 2023, 15:44:29 »
I have a lithium starter pack i take with me when i travel on my Ducati 999R . You get one go at starting it on the normal battery and if it fails to fire the lithium is needed . This thing eats batteries , always has , but the lithium starts it every time . Cant recharge lithium from the bike though  must be disconnected immediately after starting .

 I made my own starter rollers with two land rover starter motors but don't have any dimensions . only used it on my new build square four .

Twins / Re: Leaking monobloc woes
« on: 26 September, 2023, 20:35:22 »
buy all my carbs from surry cycles . . or. .

Singles / Re: Stiff piston downstroke
« on: 12 September, 2023, 21:52:54 »
no head on so nothing to push or pull . Is it a rebore and a new piston . personally as there is no head on i would take the barrel back off and see how it moves with nothing to restrict it . if it is then turning freely you will know if it is the piston in the bore . if it has new rings and a rebore you could get more drag going one way that the other until things bed in .

Singles / Re: Stiff piston downstroke
« on: 12 September, 2023, 18:25:37 »
Are you sure you are cranking it in the right direction as it would if it were running .

Which BSA do you ride? / Re: 1957 BSA Goldstar Dirt Track Racer
« on: 07 August, 2023, 19:37:18 »
looks great .

Twins / Re: A65 won't start after rebuild :(
« on: 07 August, 2023, 19:32:19 »
have you read this post as it seems to be like yours .

Singles / Re: Engine number
« on: 31 July, 2023, 22:28:15 »
 B25ss Frame numbers ive seen are in the same place as my B44 which is on the left side of the top engine mount . The do start with B25ss as does my B44ss .

The Star and Garter / Re: Cable nipple soldering
« on: 07 June, 2023, 16:25:46 »
The birdcage the cable tip and spray it with brake cleaner is the best advice you will get . I use modern lead free solder and the oily flux . Again I made my own birdcage jig .

Twins / Re: A10 blowing fuse when headlight switched on
« on: 21 May, 2023, 10:49:00 »
The last one i fixed with the main fuse blowing was on a B44 turned out to be the horn . Soon as switched on blew main fuse . Horn defective . Unwired the horn and all was good .

The Star and Garter / Re: Riding a 250cc C15 on a CBT licence
« on: 30 March, 2023, 11:25:13 »

[/quote]That was the Sidewinder, wasn't it?
Hideous contraption, but there have been others & there's even plans to build your own leaning sidecar available.
Maybe 15 or 20 years ago I asked if anyone had done engineering stress tests on these things & there was so much shuffling of feet that Timpsons shoe repairs must have made a fortune afterwards.

That was it a rather pointless sidecar that got past the cc rules for learners . Doubt they wont be legal now though .

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