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Twins / OIF steering head bearing cups
« on: 15 April, 2018, 17:45:02 »
Is their air trick to getting these out / special tools required

Or just a drift and gentle persuasion with a hammer all that is required

Twins / Conical Rear Backing Plate
« on: 15 March, 2018, 14:55:13 »
Is there any easy way of stripping the original silver paint off the alloy backing plate on a conical rear hub

Want to polish this to match the hub which is in the process of being polished

Tried Niromors it wouldn't touch the silver paint

Twins / east mids frame painter recommendations required
« on: 12 November, 2017, 09:15:00 »
Doing a complete ground up rebuild of my 71 Lightning

Its has mismatched numbers so there is absolutely no point in going for 100% originality and I am going down the café racer route - however the frame is not having any mods so it could in future be returned to close to original

Getting frame acid dipped as its oil in the frame, have found a place in Nottingham who can do this

However before I do this I need to organise somewhere to paint (not powder coat) the frame

Colour will be a metallic silver type paint which is what BSA intended before they procured the army surplus paint aka dove grey

National, Branch and Group Events / South Derbyshire unfriendly?
« on: 24 August, 2017, 21:19:25 »
Went along to a club meeting a few weeks back

Have been a inactive  member of this club  for several years

It was less than a pleasant experience, I was challenged by one person as to why I was there and if I was a member

Hardly impressed and not particularly welcoming

Not in a hurry to repeat the experience

Most bike clubs are struggling to attract members

It refreshing to see the BSA club has so many members it can afford to scare off members from attending meetings

Twins / stripping backing plate on conical rear hub
« on: 13 July, 2017, 07:18:10 »
Rebuilding by back wheel, stainless rim and spokes

Want to do away with the standard grey / silver paint on the hubs and have polished alloy

What is the best way to strip the original finish off

Running a triumph T140 disc brake front end with polished hub stainless spokes and stainless rim so it be nice to have a matching set of wheels

Twins / A65 Engine rebuild
« on: 06 May, 2017, 08:00:03 »
Doing a complete ground up bare metal rebuild of my 71 lightning

Bike has been sitting unused and unloved for 20 plus years

Bodywork wise it was 100% correct but had been repainted the wrong colours at somepoint

Numbers don't match, it has a feb 71 engine and a nov 71 frame ?????

Rebuild will not be to original specs, decided to go down the café racer route, however all original parts will be retained and no original pars will be butchered

Bike was taken off road when a knocking noises started in bottom end , motor still turns over

Anyway getting SRM oil pump and bearing conversion done, balancing crank gas flowing head 3 angle valve grings and fitting mikunis because the amals never ever worked properly when it was running

Bile will have oil filter / cooler / electronic iginition

any suggestions  o any other improvements that can be made to engine whilst its apart, ie lightened flywheel  / drilling gears give any real world improvement

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