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Singles / B31 Paint Colours
« on: 03 May, 2018, 16:26:04 »
My B31/33 is a tele/rigid, first registered in March 1955, so one of the last rigids.  It's currently wearing a chrome tank which I think is an Indian reproduction - it fits fine, but is rather more bulbous than it should be.  I've now got an original tank which needs prepping and painting.  The buff log book says that the colour is Apple Green: is this an official BSA colour or just a nice description by someone at whatever the DVLA was called in those days? 

Thanks for any information. Mark. 

Singles / Thorspark
« on: 11 April, 2018, 14:25:41 »
The condenser/capacitor in the magdyno on my 1953 B31 is breaking down and it's been suggested that this is a good time to fit a Thorspark electronic ignition. Any thoughts from anyone who's done this (for or against)?

Thanks, Mark. 

Singles / B31 Luggage Rack
« on: 04 April, 2018, 15:54:07 »
I plan to replace the pillion pad on my rigid B31 with a luggage rack. Before I start ringing round potential suppliers, has anyone got any recommendations?

Thanks for any suggestions, Mark.

Singles / B33 Primary Chaincase Gasket
« on: 26 March, 2018, 11:15:11 »
When I removed the steel primary chaincase it looked as though some previous owner had fixed the cork gasket in place with copious amounts of Araldite.  I've got a new cork gasket and the two cork rings for the spacer behind the footpeg.  Will these be oiltight when I put the cover back on or should I use a sealant too?

Thanks for any advice.

Singles / B33 Rigid Tyre Pressures
« on: 13 March, 2018, 13:30:02 »
It's got Dunlop K70s, 3.25x19 on the front and 3.50x19 on the rear. Can anyone recommend suitable tyre pressures? The ones stated in the manual are presumably way too low for modern tyres.

Thanks for any advice. 

Singles / B31 Rear Wheel Spindle
« on: 18 January, 2018, 16:44:05 »
I'm having problems finding one for a rigid B31; I've tried Draganfly, Burton Bike Bits and C&D with no luck.  Can anyone recommend any other sources? (The B31/33 is my first BSA since my Bantam in the early 80s, so I'm still finding my way around these things!)

Thanks, Mark. 

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