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Twins / Re: A65 Sprocket distance peice
« on: 21 October, 2018, 20:21:44 »
Hi Mike,
            You are correct in thinking fit spacer then shim.

The 65' model offers smaller spacers if the alignment needs the sprocket nearer the engine.

Best wishes...

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Twins / Re: Avon Road Riders
« on: 21 October, 2018, 11:00:06 »
Hi,
     Avon recommend 25-28 psi front and 28-34 psi rear when riding solo.

https://www.avontyres.com/en-gb/tyre-care/motorcycle-tyres/

Best wishes.

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Twins / Re: A65 Sprocket distance peice
« on: 21 October, 2018, 10:37:28 »
Hi Mike,
             This might have come too late, this company manufactures spacers for the A10 they might make some for your A65's:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BSA-A7-A10-RGS-CRANKSHAFT-BEARING-SPACER-67-1138-UK-MADE-SJ301-/112821704667

The 1962-63 model has the 68-0207 spacer, there are a number of options for the 1965 model to help with the clutch alignment:

68-0203  1" x 1 5/8" x 0.360"
68-0204  1" x 1 5/8" x 0.375"
68-0207  1" x 1 5/8" x 0.396"

Best wishes...

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Bantam / Re: New member needing info on registering a bike
« on: 21 October, 2018, 09:47:40 »
Hi,
    First registration fee is 55.

https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-registration/new-registrations-fee

You'll also need a dating certificate and vehicle report from BSAOC, 5 for members 15 otherwise.

https://www.bsaownersclub.co.uk/machine.html

Best wishes...

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Twins / Re: BSA A50 PRIMARY OIL LEAK
« on: 20 October, 2018, 21:46:40 »
Hi,
    Not sure what you mean regarding the drain down, perhaps some images would help.

On the primary, my experience with silicone sealant is, no gasket but a light smear on the joint surface on one side (say engine side) smear oil on joint surface of the cover and assemble
. It will come apart in the future without driving a wedge in the joint edge damaging the surfaces. Blue Hylomar would be better if you want the additional.

However the professional option is to cut your own using

https://www.gore.com/products/gore-gr-sheet-gasketing

Best wishes...




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Twins / Re: ethanol again
« on: 19 October, 2018, 22:16:44 »
Hi,
    I used Ethanol , never again..........

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Twins / Re: A65 Sprocket distance peice
« on: 19 October, 2018, 09:28:15 »
Hi Mike,
             The spacer rotates with the knife edge of the crankshaft oil seal touching it. The outer diameter needs to be accurate and the best finish you can get to ensure a good and lasting seal.

Best wishes...

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Twins / Re: A65 Sprocket distance peice
« on: 18 October, 2018, 18:29:02 »
Hi Mike,
             I had trouble finding a spacer, I got a decent used 1 from the US on Ebay eventually. I tried to have some manufactured, their outer diameter is ground and the whole piece is hardened because the edge is in contact with the oil seal, so the cost was prohibitive.

I thought I had the old one but cant find it at the moment.

Best wishes...

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Twins / Re: A10 Brake linings
« on: 17 October, 2018, 14:55:12 »
Hi,
    Thanks guys, after some calls I will be sending them to Safetek.

 :) :)

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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?

Best wishes...

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Singles / Re: Tank cleaning and fuel
« on: 15 October, 2018, 14:11:35 »
Hi,
     Try this:

https://www.wwgoa.com/article/removing-rust-with-electrolysis/

I use the super unleaded without additives.

Best wishes..

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Twins / Re: BSA 1958 A10 - petrol tank help. American
« on: 13 October, 2018, 14:07:47 »
Hi,
   Looks like a Spitfire Scrambler tank, I can swop for a original A10 tank.

Best wishes...

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Twins / Re: A65 Speedo drive
« on: 10 October, 2018, 16:41:56 »
Hi Mike,

Is this the item, 68-3148 or 68-3134 or 68-3131

https://www.britbikes.co.uk/bsa-a65-speedo-worm-drive---6t---68-3148-4763-p.asp

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The Star and Garter / Re: ethanol
« on: 06 October, 2018, 19:23:01 »
Hi,
     Here is Amal's technical bulletin regarding ethanol:

http://amalcarb.co.uk/ethanol-fuels

They have introduced a StayUp float for the Mk1, Mk1.5 and Mk2 Concentric AMAL carburetters which is resistant to modern ethanol based fuels.

Best wishes...

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