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The Star and Garter / Diamond jubilee year
« on: 25 April, 2018, 11:34:50 »
I am slightly confused about the date of the diamond jubilee, as I know we had a diamond jubilee memorabilia for the BSA open day in 2012, can someone in the know please check and possibly verify the correct date for the Diamond jubilee?

Kind regard TTJohn

The Star and Garter / Members meeting at Long Compton
« on: 06 November, 2017, 10:11:33 »
It was a very good turn out of members at the meeting yesterday, with some interesting & informative, discusions. It was very good to see other members, who are dedicated to supporting the club, (we all know it's the best club out) I know that it's a bit of a chore getting up on Sunday to travel sometimes 150 miles or more but that is the only way we have to keep in touch & know what's going on and what events to look forward to.
It was great to hear that Daphne is doing a parachute jump to raise funds for a very good cause, she has got more pluck than me but I hope you will all sponser her by making a donation.

Just my two penneth TTJohn

The Star and Garter / Stolen bikes
« on: 11 September, 2017, 12:34:23 »
I know there is a lot of concern just lately about bikes that have been stolen and most of them are finishing up abroad, or so I am led to beleive, now, my question is what type of check is made at the ports and outlets of the country is there. I really do not think there is any, so your bike could be winging its way to Poland, Rumania or anywhere where there is no checks, once there, the bike is stored for a while before re- registering.
I really think that there should be more checks at the docks etc to see what is leaving this country.

Singles / B25 starting problem
« on: 11 September, 2017, 11:55:45 »
I have a recently aquired B25 with Boyer Bransden ignition, I have had it running a couple of times but now all I get is it fires up then almost imediately cuts out, just wonderinbg whether it could be a faulty coil, what does the team think?


Twins / Bolt up gearbox
« on: 24 August, 2017, 11:43:39 »
I have a spare bolt up gearbox for my plunger Golden Flash, now, most gearboxes have stamped on them STD but the spare one I have is marked up XX any clues as to why this should be, or is there any signifigence in this?


The Star and Garter / Thankyou Hampshire Branch
« on: 07 August, 2017, 08:19:24 »
Well done Hampshire branch, for thier fantastic weekend camp and a big thankyou to all the club branch members and thier wifes, who made the weekend very special, all chipping in and helping out, Joe & Bobs wives for making all the scrummy cakes, Debbie who's work and effort into making everything fall into place. A great ride out on Saturday organised by Joe, the route was very good, shame about my bike playing up. Saturday night skittles was a real hoot with a lot of bantering, I've never played that game with square balls.
Sorry, if I've missed out thanking anyone of the team but you all know who you are, so give yourselves a big pat on the back, you deserve it.

TTJohn 8)

The Star and Garter / Wiultshire branch camp
« on: 31 July, 2017, 21:23:04 »
Firstly thank you to the few Wiltshire members that worked their socks off to put on the camp. but the Wiltshire branch camp at the Bruce arms was, I'm sorry to say, a bit of a let down really and the Wiltshire members only noticable by thier absence, a few visitors were very pleased with the Calne bike show. And a few members were very happy with the alternative run that took place thanks to Bob and Clive. The only saving grace was on Saturday evening with Don Grundy and the two assistants providing a fantastic meal, many thanks for that Don, then after that the Yukie Dukes providing the entertainment for the rest of the evening in the pub.
In my opinion, the landlord is not doing a good job for the BSA owners club, overcharging for the camping area, also not cooking food in the pub and there is not enough facilities for the campers, ie, one toilet per sex for an overcrowded camp site. 
I know it's not easy to find the correct venue for these events but I did find one in the area during my jaunts out to get a meal and if the Wiltshire boys want to check it out, it's the Woodbridge Inn, aprox two miles from Pewsey, good beers, food was reasonable and good camping area behind, after speaking with the landlady, she seemed to welcome campers also.


The Star and Garter / Amberley show
« on: 08 May, 2017, 10:52:54 »
Good to see a few familiar  faces yesterday, at the Amberley museum show including our own editor, who had hidden his bike amongst the Bantams, not sure why, perhaps it was because he wasn't booked in.  It was good to see you Chris and hope you enjoyed your egg & bacon butty, I was hoping to see a lot more Hampshire branch members but it was a cold ride first thing in the morning, 125 miles for me and I was glad when I finally arrived, I waas on a Matchless G9 but I wish now that I had taken the Golden Flash, slightly more comfortable riding. 8) ::)


Twins / A65l ignition warning light
« on: 23 March, 2017, 10:25:48 »
On the 1963 A65 should the ignition warning light, stay illuminated when the bike is running, or should it go out?

Regards TTJohn

Singles / Drive worm-Oilpump-Distributer
« on: 22 March, 2017, 09:07:23 »
Todays enquiry: Is there anyone supplying new worm drives for the C15 oil pump distributor shafts, it fits onto the crank shaft, my mate needs a new one, as there is quite a lot of play in his and we have checked the drive shaft and that appears to be okay but he has about an 1/8" play when shaft is in in place.
 Thanks TTJohn

Twins / Lack of adjustment on carb air screw
« on: 17 March, 2017, 10:14:10 »
I have had quite a problem with the A65L, now, I know it should have a monobloc carb on it as its a 63 model, however, it was fitted with a 930 concentric when I got the bike so I thought I'd leave that on there, I can run the bike on choke, when I take the choke off it cuts out, the mixture screw does not seem to have any effect at all, although I have cleaned out the pilot jet which ids the sealed type and blew it through with an air line, I have just raised the needle to the middle slot which I believe seemed to have  improved it slightly, the book states the needle should be in the first groove, now I'm thinking maybe I should try the third groove, what do the team think? :-\


Twins / A65L Starting problems
« on: 02 March, 2017, 12:30:31 »
Hello all just wondered if someone could put in a bit of input into a problem I have with an A65L, I've put on a Boyer Bransden ignition kit, timing is correct, I started the bike up and it cut out almost straight away, so I decided to change the carb from a concentric to a Makuni, started it up and once again it cut out just after starting, it just seems like fuel starvation, the bike has just had a rebore, new pistons rings etc, compression is good. Can anyone shed some light or give me a clues as to what the problem might be?
Answers written on a 5 note might help, if I get enough. ;)


The Star and Garter / Weekend away
« on: 20 February, 2017, 09:05:28 »
Gillian had a few days off at the weekend so she said "lets go down to Wiltshire and see some of the Wilt's branch lads, they are a friendly bunch", I thought, okay, yes, they won't get their blow pipes out this time of the year, so we could be safe. Thursday night we arranged to meet Doug & Sarah Brown for a meal in the evening, which was very nice, the venue was a bit basic but it will be okay when they finish it, tried to arrange a night out with the lively lads from Wiltshire but they turned out to be quite a let down, they were all frightened at the thought of leaving their town and traveling 15miles to meet us except for Clive & Margret Orchard who arranged to meet us at a pub, some 25miles from their home, and Clive was feeling ill at the time, so well done Clive and I hope you are now feeling better but for the other BSA members who let us down I do hope you are feeling guilty now, no names no pack drill, the wrath of Gillian is upon you.
Had a great time down in Wilshire though and I am quite surprised at how many wonderful (historic) things there are in that area to see and great motorcycling roads, so why is it that every year on their camp ride out, they want to go to Calne bike meet? looking at other peoples bikes is okay but not all day, come on Wilt's, get your act together for this year, or would you like me to arrange a ride out for you? ;D

Twins / Float level on a 930 carburetor
« on: 09 February, 2017, 09:23:51 »
I have a 1963 A65L which is running but I cannot seem to get it to tick over correctly, now I believe someone told me some time back that the float level in the 930 concentric carb is critical so I made up a tube so that I could see what the level was, turned out that the actual level was roughly 1/2" below the joint of the bowl, I think, if my memory serves me right that someone said it should be 1/8" below he joint.
Am I correct in thinking that the later level should be correct and that I should try to adjust it to that sort of measurement?

Regards TTJohn

Which BSA do you ride? / BSA C15 another one of mine
« on: 02 February, 2017, 14:24:23 »
This is another one of mine 1960 C15

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