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Singles / Re: OIL FEED PIPES.
« on: 01 July, 2022, 19:56:49 »
there is more than just how to with the RR books, there is why and what to do to improve.
much more than just a manual.

Twins / Re: A65 clutch- repair to basket??
« on: 29 June, 2022, 22:21:10 »
cant find one at the moment but i got one for the B40 from India for 49 posted, very much like the original but without the wear. check out one of the BSA India sellers. try putting the part number in search.

Twins / Re: A10 plunger slash cut pipes query
« on: 29 June, 2022, 22:15:10 »
the bike is running with 17 inch ally wheels, Ive got an old SRM ally sump plate which scrapes the ramp when going up or down, so clearance is a problem.
the shorter left hand pipe is tight but the right does move a bit so need to work another clamp in.
in truth, the 15 or so years Ive had it , Ive probably only ridden once, so now it is insured again , might just have to give it a run.

Twins / Re: A10 plunger slash cut pipes query
« on: 29 June, 2022, 18:17:55 »
thanks, these are currently single pipes, as the bike is slightly lower may be a problem , without seeing I dont know.

Twins / Re: Insurance increase
« on: 29 June, 2022, 18:15:48 »
I went with Adrian Flux/ Bike sure, B40 (3500/999), A10 (3500/999)   and 650 Bandit (2500/4999) values /mileage all three covered fully comp with only my car no claims ( bike ncb has elapsed) all covered for 324. subsequant additions/changes liable to 39 admin fee.

only reason was price, and thinking of getting an American car and will insure with them so hopefully a bonus discount.

Twins / A10 plunger slash cut pipes query
« on: 27 June, 2022, 21:07:37 »
wondering if anyone can suggest replacement down pipes for an A10 plunger , these dont look like cut down ones as chrome plated on the ends and inside.
a few dents and scuffs spoil the look of mine.

Twins / Re: American A50 or A65 engine paint?
« on: 26 June, 2022, 08:06:58 »
thanks Mike,
oh, it was customised at sometime...
and still is, awaiting cases back to rebuild

The Star and Garter / Re: DVLA Thumbs up
« on: 25 June, 2022, 19:39:08 »
just went on line to tax the B40 as Ive just sorted out insurance...
Imagine my amazement, DVLA had automatically assigned road tax to it, darn, Ive lost 7 weeks already!!

seems they issue the V5 and tax at the same time. So, just gone and done the A10 as well, first time in many years.
just need to get an mot on the bandit and Ill have a hat trick, first time for many years..
hopefully weather is changing , again

Twins / American A50 or A65 engine paint?
« on: 24 June, 2022, 19:09:16 »
The A50 Royal Star Im still working on was reimported back from America, the engine crankcase had a gloss sparkle paint coating on. Ive had it vapour blasted off, but have noticed a couple of other A65 Thunderbolt motors that are also painted in the same way, with primary and timing covers either polished or chromed.
was this something done for the American market or just coincidence but custom owners?

Twins / Re: Insurance increase
« on: 22 June, 2022, 15:36:05 »
just had a chat with my business insurer about getting another policy, I was told the original price of 1400 I wont see again, more likely to be over 2000.
the cost for bike cover alone , 3 bikes of mine, max value 5000 each ( not covering Group 39??) is 873 thats riding customers bikes as well. but no workshop/tool/stock/liability cover, thats extra.

Twins / Re: Primary chain tensioner cap nut size
« on: 17 June, 2022, 20:43:06 »
one thing to remember, is if newer parts were fitted after metrification, the hexagons may be metric but should be imperial.
its cheaper to buy modern metric hex bar  than imperial to special order.

makes you wonder what will happen if , now out of Europe, as suggested we go back to imperial weights and measurements..

Singles / Re: WD B40 front wheel sideways movement
« on: 17 June, 2022, 20:39:35 »
are you using new parts or worn ones?
there will be some end wear from use. what I tend to do is get the part number and put that in Google, I often refer to Baxter Cycles in America as they sometimes give sizes , lengths diameters, threads etc.
have you replaced the wheel bearings and adjusted the bearing retaining ring ( 2 holes for an angle grinder spanner).

worst case scenario
were the fork stanchions ok and not bent

The Star and Garter / Re: Left foot gear change
« on: 17 June, 2022, 13:06:18 »
I used to practice on a Yamaha YZ465 , racing on an AJS Stormer 410 I kept hitting wrong gears , could be embarrasing.
the other annoying changes were the Honda C cub range which had a rocking pedal action heel and toe not just toe. Mind you. just as awkward  as the Lambretta handlebar twist as shutting one while opening direction the other.

The Star and Garter / Re: Oil in frame
« on: 16 June, 2022, 20:27:40 »
not sure if the bSA system has a filter but the Can Am 2 stroke oil is in the frame, and I had the bike seize on me once , the filter was blocked. not easy to get to. paint and rust inside also sludge/ carbon deposits  build up. the outside tank is easier to clean.
the Can Am I got home after letting it cool down, then visiting a bike shop for a bottle of oil to premix in the tank.

Twins / Re: Insurance increase
« on: 16 June, 2022, 19:06:48 »
Ive just had one from them, 650 Bandit, B40 and A10 454 fully comp. riding full licence since 1983 no accidents or convictions. BUT, Ive not had a private policy since the trade one ended in 2018. Im weighing up pros and cons for going trade again or private, and the A10 was insured with them years ago when I had an original private policy.
the trade policy is coming out around 1500, one quoted 750 for the riding only no premises, tools or liability.. why say they can quote.
Best to go to a specialist bike insurer not one of the compare places, they havnt a clue and you get bombarded by more idiots.

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