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Singles / Gold Star engine for sale?
« on: 15 May, 2018, 16:57:25 »

I think this looks suspicious apart from the price, if you check the other listings there is some pretty exotic stuff there!


The Star and Garter / The forum in general
« on: 14 March, 2018, 20:28:58 »
Its good to see the forum as active as it is, there is a wealth of knowledge out there and its obvious that most of the people on the forum are all willing to help each other.

I am not a member of the Bsa owners club for no other reason than i cant get to any of the club meetings as i don't think there is a branch in Glasgow!



Twins / A65 Lightning rocket
« on: 14 February, 2018, 07:34:09 »
A friend has just purchased an A65 with D suffix on engine number, has anybody got any more info or pics on Lightning Rocket models.



The Star and Garter / mystery rocker box
« on: 19 December, 2017, 20:25:32 »
Anybody got a clue? it may not even be British but i think it is.



Twins / Frame numbers?
« on: 19 December, 2017, 20:19:00 »
Thoughts please, i should say i have bought the bike and the numbers match on log book, last owner had it for 22 years.

Twins / Another A65 project!
« on: 10 December, 2017, 16:32:10 »

Thunderbolt 1966 too good to let go, i will call it an early christmas present!

I havent told the Mrs yet! shhh  ::)


Twins / Bsa crank bushing size?
« on: 27 November, 2017, 18:28:47 »
How do you calculate the size of bush reqd for crankshaft plain bush. I have measured the crank at 1.475" but confused as to what size of bush i will need, i know it has to be reamed to give a 0.015 clearance.



Twins / buyer beware!
« on: 28 October, 2017, 18:13:57 »
I found this beauty on ebay, he has a few others for sale as well. caveat emptor! and all that.

Twins / speedo options
« on: 21 October, 2017, 21:54:50 »
Hi all,

What are the options for a gearbox driven speedometer?

is a used chronometric @ 250 plus the only option?

its for a Tribsa project but also have an A10 with similar lack of speed monitoring issues!

kind regards


The Star and Garter / owning a British bike?
« on: 10 October, 2017, 20:11:45 »
Is it only me or is there a lot of mechanical knowledge required to owning and running an older British bike? mainly Bsa, Triumph etc before 1975 although applies to other marques as well.

I mean that you generally have to have a pretty good idea of what is going on inside the engine of your bike to be able to diagnose or preempt any future or current issues. (or have access to somebody who does!)

there seem to have been a lot of posts lately from owners with what sound like pretty serious in some cases, problems with there bikes. I am lucky that i can spanner a bit and have access to a lathe and welding kit etc as well as good circle of knowledgeable friends of same interests.

Just a thought.

National, Branch and Group Events / Ayr Classic Show
« on: 17 June, 2017, 17:27:10 »
I was there today early doors on the Honda as the BSA is not playing. Some nice bikes on display inside lovely A65 Firebird amongst others MV Agusta owners club were there with a few bikes. There was a separate Triumph display to celebrate 50th anniversary of Daytona launch. Not a massive show but at least it was dry.  ;)

Twins / A65 swingarm bush removal
« on: 30 April, 2017, 19:26:57 »
any tips?

 I have so far managed to get the inner bush out of 1 side and gave up, apart from brute force and ignorance is there an easier way to remove them?

yours in anticipation,


Twins / A10 footrest
« on: 18 February, 2017, 17:27:07 »

Bought a set off ebay and was looking at them today, noticed unusual material!

realised it was metal filler picked it off to reveal chain rash!

I know the parts are old but why conceal it? Well i know why but thats a different story, easily welded i guess.

Derek  >:(

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