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Singles / Re: B33 dual seat
« on: 05 June, 2018, 11:23:01 »
Thanks for the assistance. I have now ordered a replacement dual seat from Andy Leighton.

Singles / Re: B33 dual seat
« on: 02 June, 2018, 16:54:15 »
Thumper & Julian, thanks both for your  advice. I will speak to Leighton's on Monday and if their seat has the correct fixing positions order one from them. The photo on their website looks identical to the new seat already supplied by Classic Bikes. Alternatively I will make or have made, brackets to compensate for the offset holes. The supplier also mentioned A10  when confirming that my B33 dual seat was correct part number. That makes me wonder,  is the A10 swinging arm frame identical to my B33 swinging arm frame ? I need one front RH footrest and splined footrest stub and wonder if an A10 part would also fit ?

Singles / B33 dual seat
« on: 01 June, 2018, 20:33:47 »
I am having a problem with a new dual seat for my 1955 B33 (swinging arm model). The original seat isn't available to compare and it looks like the new rear seat fixings are approx 1" out of position. The mudguard and rear seat support bar are original, but seat doesn't align with the original holes . I have spoken today to Classic Bike Shop and they say that their remaining stock has the same fixing holes and that other customers haven't had any problems with the seats. I could have a bracket made to accept the offset fixings but would prefer a standard fit. Classic Bike have offered to take back the seat but that won't solve the problem if other suppliers have the same pattern item.
Has anyone else had this problem and how was it resolved.

The Star and Garter / Re: B33 toolbox locking screw
« on: 20 May, 2018, 17:26:05 »
I have drilled out the old twist  screw and purchased a replacement kit from Draganfly. Excellent next day delivery by post.
Attached photo shows Dzus fastener kit part no 42-9038B cost 7.19 + postage.

The old screw had a shoulder but no obvious cause preventing removal.

The Star and Garter / B33 toolbox locking screw
« on: 14 May, 2018, 20:41:54 »
I want to remove the toolbox twist turn locking screw to have the box painted. I can open the lid but can't remove the screw. How is the screw retained ? I can see a flat washer but no circlip or retaining but. Can anyone advise ?

The Star and Garter / Re: The forum in general
« on: 15 March, 2018, 23:18:15 »
I live in Largs and would be happy to attend meetings in Glasgow if there was a club branch based there.

The Star and Garter / Re: Original Registration Numberplate
« on: 11 March, 2018, 11:35:56 »
Thanks to everyone for taking the time to reply and for your advice. I will ring the DVLC and tell them that I have the buff logbook but have never been issued with a V5. I don't want to risk losing in the post, the buff logbook or my early 1970's handwritten purchase receipt for 5 . Similarly,  I also have my father's 1953 Ariel 350 on a buff logbook without V5.

The Star and Garter / Original Registration Numberplate
« on: 04 March, 2018, 14:37:20 »
Hi, l am new to the forum and would like advice re sending a request for original registration number retention to DVLC. I have a 1955 B33 which I bought nearly 50yrs ago and garaged (not taxed)since then. The bike is original but repainted by me. I have the Buff logbook but am reluctant to risk sending  it by post to DVLC. Is there an alternative to posting my documents to Swansea ?

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