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Twins / Re: 1953 Plunger A10 starting woes
« on: 24 March, 2022, 08:41:36 »
I had a similar problem as this when I re-built my A10, a 1952 plunger. At that time I was running a magneto too. I went back through the timing process again and this seemed to sort the issue. However, I think this can also be a symptom of a failing magneto. I know you said yours was re-built, but... My magneto started to fail last year and the symptoms were rough idle, poor pick up and occasional back firing. I have since switched to electronic ignition and this has transformed the running of the bike.

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The Star and Garter / Re: Way to sell?
« on: 31 January, 2022, 08:37:04 »
I have used Autotrader and Facebook market place to good effect for selling modern bikes.For the older gals I would go with the clubs and forums that are more specialised, such as this one. For payment, the easiest and most secure is to do a bank transfer. Can be done at the time you make the deal and money should be in your account in a matter of minutes. Good luck with the sale. :D

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Twins / Re: Local clubs
« on: 04 January, 2022, 08:54:23 »
Hello Martyn. No probs - let me know when you are up and running. Also, I heard that the VMCC meet at a pub (The Goat) in Frognall 3rd Wednesday every month (still to be verified by myself). Cheers, Graham.

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Twins / Re: Local clubs
« on: 02 January, 2022, 07:30:44 »
Hello - I am near Bourne and always up for a ride once you get going.  ;D

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Singles / Re: Spark plug
« on: 05 November, 2021, 09:15:59 »
I used to work at the Champion spark plug plant in the Wirral before it closed, so I am a bit biased. I used to always use Champion in my bike until I went electronic ignition. SRM advised me to use NGK stating they were better suited to electronic ignition. Personally, I don't think there is a big difference. Go with what you find works best for your engine.

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Which BSA do you ride? / Re: 2x A10 -another newbie
« on: 31 October, 2021, 10:09:31 »
N Wales! Thats an adventure - you are a braver man than I.

I have ridden my bike in N Wales, but only because I used to live in Chester. I am not sure I would be brave enough now I live in Lincolnshire...

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Twins / Re: strobe timing
« on: 23 October, 2021, 09:59:23 »
Hello paulski, I used a strobe no probs on my A10. I did convert to 12v though. Take a look at the strobe gun itself. Mine has a slide adjuster on it for different rev ranges. Could be yours in just set for the wrong rev range. Also check you have a good connection to the HT lead and spark plug. Alternatively, if she runs well just on mechanical timing then you could mark the current position on the fine adjust and tweak a little at a time. You only need to move it 1 degree to get two degrees of timing adjustment at the crank - at least that's what mine does. And to get final timing mine only needed the smallest of fine adjustment from the mechanical timed point - if that makes sense.

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Twins / Re: A65 Rocket gearbox
« on: 22 October, 2021, 10:17:52 »
I have a similar problem on my A10 gear box. All gears are fine except going from 4th to 3rd. Often it pops out into a false neutral and/or you can't then go from third to second. You need to go back into fourth and try again. Likewise, I have stripped the box and didn't find anything untoward. I now just have to plan ahead of time knowing that I will probably have to have two attempts to get down the gears... Be interested if there is any knowledge out there on what might be the cause of this.

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Which BSA do you ride? / Re: A10 plunger - new to this forum
« on: 22 October, 2021, 10:12:54 »
I can confirm that when riding a plunger vs a swing arm there is almost no noticeable difference. But Idie is right, if there is excessive wear then the rear end would feel a bit wobbly. A swing arm ensures that the wheel moves up and down in alignment on both sides, where as the plunger can have the wheel moving up and down sightly independently on each side - if that makes sense. But as I said at the beginning, if all components are in good shape then its all pretty tight and riding you can't feel much difference.

I don't know if its the same on a swing arm A10, but getting the rear wheel off a plunger is a piece of cake. The rear sprocket/brake assy stay connected to the bike when you remove the wheel, so no messing about with chains when you the need to remove the wheel.  ;D

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Which BSA do you ride? / A10 plunger - new to this forum
« on: 18 October, 2021, 20:26:12 »
Hello All. Finally got round to joining this forum. Did join the club years a go when I first got my bike, but let it lapse due to work distractions. Any way, mines a 1952 A10 - bought as a basket case about 14 years a go. I didn't do a perfect restoration - more a rebuild for regular use. This year I switched to 12v electronic ignition having previously been running the original ignition system. Best thing I have done to the bike, really transformed how she runs. Here are a few pics - hopefully. Cheers, Graham.


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The Star and Garter / Re: E10 - Any feedback
« on: 18 October, 2021, 19:49:28 »
Hello all. My A10 has been fine, no noticeable difference since I started using E10. But I will be draining her down for winter, where in the past I haven't bothered. Not really sure the extra 5% makes a big difference though. Just being cautious.  :) Graham.

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