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Twins / Re: A65L bad starting
« on: 17 November, 2018, 18:51:20 »
Thanks,will do.Roy

Twins / Re: A65L bad starting
« on: 16 November, 2018, 19:09:35 »
Thanks for the replies, timing was out a shade due to changing a timing side gasket will get a dual coil anyway.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 / Re: A65L static timing
« on: 07 November, 2018, 10:48:41 »
Thanks James that confirms what I thought.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

Twins / Re: Hot starting a10
« on: 28 October, 2018, 18:03:03 »
Hi The Monk I can remember reading a post some time ago about old bikes and modern fuels even with a hot engine tickle the carb to give a rich mixture might help I had a problem with my A65 that after a run it would not start when hot but fired up next day then would not when hot after weeks of asking around Classic Bike suggested a faulty ammeter was the problem I changed it and problem sorted hope this might help. Roy

The Star and Garter / Re: Pub talk
« on: 24 October, 2018, 17:05:44 »
Thanks Julian S. 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

The Star and Garter / Re: Blazing sun
« on: 20 October, 2018, 20:11:24 »
Hi Phil C I don't know what your helmet looks like but what I suggest might be illegal sun glasses 8)

The Star and Garter / Re: ethanol
« on: 06 October, 2018, 19:12:09 »
Hi all, will modern bike tanks and fuel systems be affected by ethanol? Roy

Twins / Re: Bsa A65 spitfire
« on: 02 October, 2018, 19:49:09 »
Hi MCN AOO5S I once told an engineer that I put a anti wet sump valve in to stop wet sumping and it worked I also told him I changed  the ball bearing and spring behind the pump but it did not work hence the anti wet sump valve he replied did I gently tap the new ball bearing into the recess to get the bearings profile I said no he said that's why it didn't work. hope this might help Roy

Twins / Re: carburation
« on: 17 September, 2018, 01:12:02 »
Thanks for the reply using two carbs. 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 / Re: 1966 a65L stanchion identification
« on: 23 August, 2018, 14:09:34 »
thanks JulianS the reason for the question is they are pitted and are going to be replaced but in my Haynes manual and Draganflys diagram they don't show any holes at the bottom, don't want to buy the wrong ones ,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

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