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Twins / clutch plates
« on: 22 February, 2019, 18:09:24 »
Hi all, should new clutch friction (drive) plates be installed dry on a A65L would it be ok to use a semi synthetic oil in the primary chain case.thanks Roy

Twins / no spark in situ
« on: 15 February, 2019, 14:14:37 »
Hi all A65L would not start battery was charged up but would not kick over put some ingnition spark testers on each plug (red plastic plug type cap with I think a diode inside goes between plug and cap) tried to kick it up  but the diodes did not flash took plugs out with testers still on rested them on cylinder head kicked it over the testers and plugs flashed tried several times plugs in and out but would only flash on cylinder head bike has boyer ignition and duel coil,strange they would not spark under compression. Any ideas please Roy

The Star and Garter / Battery information
« on: 04 February, 2019, 12:03:58 »
Hi all, I have been given a 12v bike battery that has the markings MF super sealed battery CB9-BS doe's anyone know if it will be ok for a a65L with electronic ignition.thanks Roy

Twins / A65L timing help
« on: 16 January, 2019, 13:29:38 »
Hi all, having found my timing light not working after lending it out awhile ago, on boyer bransden ignition where should the slotted stator plate be adjusted to starting from the centre of the slots I know every engine is different but would like a starter, also any recommendation for a strobe light that I might only use once or twice a year. Thanks Roy

The Star and Garter / Question time
« on: 24 December, 2018, 12:56:15 »
Hi all, I have two questions I am sure will be answered, first is  I believe that my 1966 bike is MOT exempt but is there a form to fill in for the DVLD to say its road worthy. Second question I have seen a large glass container with tap in a hardware store and thought about washing some petrol but what is the procedure I know it separates the ethanol but whats left just unleaded fuel. thanks Roy

The Star and Garter / Amal concentric question
« on: 19 December, 2018, 14:08:18 »
I have just come across a slip of paper from a amal gasket set  that reads don't use the O ring and gasket on the same joint surface, so does anyone know the sequence (gasket, spacer etc )from cylinder head to carbs, thanks Roy

The Star and Garter / Renewal of driving licence
« on: 05 December, 2018, 11:36:30 »
Hi all in a few months I will have to re new my driving licence in the past I have read about licences coming back from the DVLA with not being classed as a full licence for a motorcycle what precautions must I take and would these steps be accepted thanks Roy

Twins / A65L bad starting
« on: 15 November, 2018, 17:39:05 »
Hi all I am running my lightning on boyer bransden ignition and two six volt coils and the bike is hard to start I noticed the spark at the plugs seam to be weak would a twelve volt duel coil give better spark also what plugs are best the amal carbs air screws are one and a half turns out when easy start is used it fires up. thanks Roy

Twins / A65L static timing
« on: 06 November, 2018, 13:23:17 »
Hi all am I right in thinking that with the timing plug in position and the pointer on the alternator side lines up with the dot that the engine is on compression or might it engine need turning once more. Roy

The Star and Garter / Pub talk
« on: 23 October, 2018, 18:58:26 »
Hi all a conversation on bikes was mentioned about brit bikes exported to USofA  with east coast spec and west coast spec anyone know the difference and why please. Roy

Twins / carburation
« on: 16 September, 2018, 11:48:00 »
Hi all I am running a rebuilt A65L engine when the engine was stripped down the engineer told me the conditions of the pistons shown it had been running rich, now its running I checked the new plugs and the electrode is a grey/light brown colour is this ok plugs are NGK B8ES concentric carb with 106 needle and jet needle is in middle groove.thanks Roy

Twins / 1966 a65L stanchion identification
« on: 23 August, 2018, 13:13:35 »
hi all, I have a 1966 A65L and never been happy with front fork damping on stripping them down I found that the bottom of each stanchion are four drilled holes are these stanchion for the shuttle valve legs the inner parts are for normal legs, can anyone help with identification please, Roy

The Star and Garter / oil feed/return O rings
« on: 06 June, 2018, 15:02:32 »
Hi all I have a problem with the oil feed and return O rings on my 1966 A65L leaking did any firm make a gasket to seal the joint or where can I get quality O  rings thanks Roy

The Star and Garter / amal carburettor
« on: 28 May, 2018, 19:20:12 »
Hi all I have unearthed a  pair of amal concentric carbs what is the best way to give them a good clean is it possible to clean the pilot jet bush thanks Roy

The Star and Garter / Matt black engine
« on: 02 March, 2018, 19:52:38 »
Hi all, looking at photos of my imported A65L (I didn't import it ) and remembering the crankcases where painted matt black then reading somewhere that it was to dissipate the heat from the engine, does anyone know out of intrest what country without going to the dating process it might have been shipped to when new, (the paint has been removed) thanks for reading Roy

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