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    I'm not affiliated or sure if this is allowed remove if not, but could be useful for some members:

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Which BSA do you ride? / Re: Latest bike build
« on: 05 January, 2019, 11:45:24 »
    He's my latest and last build. I'm having trouble deciding on lighting, exhaust and mudguard arrangement, any suggestions welcome.


Twins / Re: A10 Brake linings
« on: 16 October, 2018, 13:27:42 »
Hi all,
         Can anyone recommend a brake shoe relining company for my A10?

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Twins / A10 Magneto
« on: 02 October, 2018, 12:49:30 »
    My Magneto for the A10 needs an expensive overhaul. Before I spend money could you share with me your experiences of either overhauling, replacing and changing to electronic systems.

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Twins / Re: A10 primary belt drives?
« on: 12 August, 2018, 21:11:43 »
     I am contemplating a belt drive, preferably oil free in the primary, I would be interested to hear people's experiences and recommendations.

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The Star and Garter / Chrome - Any recommendations?
« on: 10 June, 2018, 14:54:40 »
    I have a number of items to chrome, I have googled but the reviews aren't good. Can anyone recommend a reliable company, preferably in the west-country.


Which BSA do you ride? / A65 Dressed in Black
« on: 26 May, 2018, 23:10:13 »
    Latest A65 build.

Teaching my son how to build and maintain to keep the tradition going. This is his bike, his design, I guess a modern taste to vintage designs.

A65, Black Shadow  ;)

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Twins / A10 Rear rim - help needed
« on: 19 May, 2018, 10:02:18 »
    Please help, I'm building a A10 scrambler and looking for a rim part number 42-5833. I am happy to get a equivalent but I can't find its dimensions, ie diameter and profile (WM2 or WM3).


Twins / A10 - Wheel rebuilds
« on: 25 April, 2018, 18:45:46 »
    I have a front full width cast iron 8 inch hub and a rear full width cast iron hub to build. Can anyone tell me if any are the offsets and the spoke sizes.

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The Star and Garter / Re: heated gloves
« on: 11 December, 2017, 12:05:40 »

Can anyone recommend a good, reliable pair of heated gloves?
:) :)

The Star and Garter / A65 - first registration help...
« on: 09 December, 2017, 13:36:34 »
Hi All,
         Has anyone had experience of the following and found a solution?

I have completed a A65 with a 1968 engine and 1966 frame. I have a dating certificate and vehicle report informing me they were both exported to the USA on 7.11.1968 and 10.6.1966 respectively. I bought engine cases only and a bare frame from Ebay about 8 years ago at different times from sellers in the UK, collecting and buying the necessary parts to complete a full bike.

I have contacted HM revenue and customs (HMRC) for the documentation required to apply for a registration with the DVLA. HMRC will not issue the document until I forward:

1. C88/E2 import entry document
2. bill of sale, purchase invoice or a valuation from a local garage
3. Evidence if VAT has been paid.

Item 1 will be impossible to obtain, a valuation of the frame and engine casings should be okay and VAT paid will never be discovered.

Any advice or help would be welcomed.

Best wishes...

Twins / A65 - 3 ball clutch operating mechanism
« on: 21 November, 2017, 10:36:10 »
     Has anyone experienced a clicking issue with the 3 ball clutch operating mechanism.

I have one where the balls move with the plates and full back into the depressions with a loud clicking sound. I have tried lubing with oil only and grease only without effect. I guess the plates are worn so I'm thinking of changing the balls from 3/8" to 10mm to see if that works.

Any ideas gratefully welcomed..


     Good news Duckhams oils are back:

The Star and Garter / BSA-MAHINDRA
« on: 06 October, 2017, 10:38:15 »
     More news regarding the new BSA's:

Think I'll buy myself a Gold Star Guardsman, what's your choice?

Best wishes...

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