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Twins / A10 Britax rear crash bars
« on: 17 February, 2021, 15:56:55 »
After a lot of searching (years) I have found me a pair of Britax rear crash bars. Has anyone got or know of a source for fitting instructions?  Looking at them it doesn't appear to be to difficult, but one immediate snag I can see is that the top anchorage bracket is to thick to fit between the mudguard cotton reel spacer and the frame. If the spacer is left out then the anchorage bracket is not wide enough. Has anyone fitted Britax rear crash bars, and if you did how did you do it?

Twins / 8" single sided front brake
« on: 28 February, 2020, 16:57:14 »
I have an A65 8" single sided front brake fitted to my A10. I want to (if possible) fit floating brake shoes. Does anyone know if such shoes are available and if so what the number(s) are? It occurs to me that I will also need to replace the round pivot pin  pin with a flat pin to suit the floating shoes, does anyone know the part number for that item?

The Star and Garter / What do you do?
« on: 06 July, 2019, 16:12:48 »
I own an RGS and because I am a bit of a short arse I have difficulty staring it sometimes because it is not always that easy to give it a lusty kick. If there is a handy kerb then I normally don't have a problem. If there is no handy kerb starting is a bit iffy because I have to hop up to give it a good kick and then the bike becomes unstable. To compound matters I don't have a centre stand fitted, but even if I did it is bad practice to use a centre stand for starting, and I would never use the side stand for this purpose. Trouble is the RGS like the later A10 has a fairly high seat which together with high comp pistons makes things worse. Any one else have similar problems, and if so how do you cope?

Twins / A10 gearbox condrum
« on: 26 April, 2019, 15:52:56 »
Now, here's a little puzzle. When cold, gear selection is perfect, absolutely smooth and free from any crunches. First goes in silently at rest and neutral can be selected easily when stationary from either first or second. So far so good, now here's the thing, after a few miles everything changes. Neutral can only be selected when rolling and the change becomes progressively more notchy this especially noticeable changing between second and third. My guess is that as the clutch warms up it is not freeing off properly. The clutch is in good condition and it has been fitted with an SRM ally pressure plate and radial release bearing on the push rod. It runs in ATF. I have spent many hours checking the run out to ensure that it lifts cleanly (even resorted to using a dial gauge) and it is always the same thing. Initially everything is fine, until things warm up then the problem returns. Anyone got any suggestions about what could be the cause. I am at a complete loss as to what to do next, and it's getting to the point where I don't get any pleasure from riding it.

Twins / Gearbox grub screw removal
« on: 27 June, 2017, 11:26:34 »
I need to change the gear shift selector forks. Is it possible to access and remove or loosen the spindle retaining grub screw while the gear box is still in the frame? Has anyone actually done this, and if so how did you do it?

Twins / A10 gearbox problem
« on: 03 May, 2017, 11:16:15 »
I have an intermittent gear selection problem. Sometimes changing up from 1st to 2nd the operation is stiff (not sure if that is the correct way to describe it)  when this happens there is no positive feel to it. The same thing happens when changing down to 2nd from 3rd. If I move the gear lever back to the central position then normally when I retry the gear engages perfectly. The return spring is OK as far as I can tell, and the gear lever returns to the central position as it should. This problem does not occur when changing up or down from 3rd to 4th and vice versa. This only seems to occur when the box has warmed up a bit, that is to say after I have ridden a few miles, I have not encountered this problem when the gearbox is still cold. This problem normally happens perhaps only once or twice during a ride, and often not all. The clutch is adjusted correctly as far as I am aware because I can easily select neutral while stationary from either 1st or 2nd. The gearbox oil level is correct. Can anyone offer any suggestions about what might be causing this problem? Incidentally, when the bike is on the centre stand I can select all gears with no problem and the gear lever seems to be operating correctly. One other thing that might be relevent that perhaps I should add. It never jumps out of gear.

Twins / A10 rocker cover banjo oil feed union bolts
« on: 14 February, 2017, 11:31:34 »
Can anyone tell me about the rocker union bolts? (65-137) the BSA spareslist shows quantity 2, however, I believe that there should be two different bolts (65-137 & 65-138) one has a larger hole than the other. 65-138 does not appear it the parts list is this an error? If the two bolts are indeed different which way round are they supposed to be fitted?

Twins / A10 rocker cover
« on: 10 February, 2017, 16:26:12 »
Anybody know of a fool proof method of refitting the A10 rocker cover, and keeping the the pushrod location tool in place while doing so?

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