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Twins / Re: A65 seatbase
« on: 28 May, 2020, 19:55:55 »
There area couple of tatty seats on fleabay at the moment. Not sure they are exactly the same , but are a65 with hump.

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Twins / Re: 1970 a65 capacitor
« on: 28 May, 2020, 19:49:51 »
Thank you all for you very valuable advice and knowledge. I'm pleased to say that after removing the capacitor and making safe the connectors with heat shrink. All is well and she started 4th kick.
Whilst stripped down I fitted a remote oil filter under the swinging arm , see photo. I still use Castrol XXL 40.

Thanks again!

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Twins / Re: a65 tyres
« on: 28 May, 2020, 19:41:30 »
That's interesting, I am just about to replace my A65 Thunderbolt rear tyre. It's a K70 at the moment and is now 'on the wear limit' after 4000. If I changed to a Avon Roadrider II on the back would it be compatible with the K70 front which still has plenty of tread left?

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Twins / Re: 1970 a65 capacitor
« on: 26 May, 2020, 20:17:18 »
Thanks for your advice.

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Twins / Re: 1970 a65 capacitor
« on: 26 May, 2020, 13:30:04 »
This is a photo of it , looks like it has always been fitted, certainly been there for the 3 years I've owned it and also for the previous owner of 2 years.
It has electronic ignition fitted also.

You are running the bike also with a good battery? I'm not sure if running the bike with the capacitor only is a good idea if it has electronic ignition. You could check with the manufacturer of the electronic ignition. If they say "battery recommended" there is no point in obtaining a new capacitor, just discard it.

I have a battery fitted along with the capacitor. Many thanks for your advice. I will remove the capacitor and seal the terminals to stop any chance of shorting.

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Twins / Re: 1970 a65 capacitor
« on: 24 May, 2020, 20:40:57 »
Hi,
    Worth checking if the capacitor cable is down to earth first. Then disconnect the battery neg terminal, start the engine, turn on lights with main beam. It will be difficult to start with a faulty capacitor.

If it is suspect here are the capacitor testing instructions:

Best wishes...
Very useful thank you.

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Twins / Re: 1970 a65 capacitor
« on: 24 May, 2020, 20:36:54 »
Hi,
    Worth checking if the capacitor cable is down to earth first. Then disconnect the battery neg terminal, start the engine, turn on lights with main beam. It will be difficult to start with a faulty capacitor.

If it is suspect here are the capacitor testing instructions:

Best wishes...
  Thank you.

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Twins / Re: 1970 a65 capacitor
« on: 24 May, 2020, 20:36:17 »
Standard capacitors are around 220 micro farads.
You can buy small solid state ones which arenít polarity sensitive and are very cheap to buy.
A lot of nos or pattern ones are shite.
They can also be mounted remotely.
Thanks, where would the best place be to get an electronic replacement?

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Twins / Re: 1970 a65 capacitor
« on: 24 May, 2020, 20:31:58 »
This is a photo of it , looks like it has always been fitted, certainly been there for the 3 years I've owned it and also for the previous owner of 2 years.
It has electronic ignition fitted also.

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Twins / Re: 1970 a65 capacitor
« on: 24 May, 2020, 14:28:56 »
Thanks for your replies.

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Twins / Re: 1970 a65 capacitor
« on: 24 May, 2020, 13:31:45 »
Thanks for the suggestion. Yes it has it has a small and large spade connector. I also photographed everything before dismantling.

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Twins / 1970 a65 capacitor
« on: 24 May, 2020, 12:52:03 »
I have recently stripped some of my Thunderbolt down during the lock down , I assembled it connected the battery up and it immediately blew the inline fuse. There appears to be a dead short somewhere, If I disconnect the capacitor it seems to cure it. Could this be a faulty capacitor. 

Any advice/ suggestions are more than welcome.

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Twins / Re: A65 Clutch push rod
« on: 26 September, 2019, 15:57:37 »
Thanks, I was beginning to think mine was a bitsa.

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Twins / Re: A65 Clutch push rod
« on: 25 September, 2019, 19:23:17 »
Thanks for the reply. I might get a new one as it's easy to change at the moment. I have received my new kickstart pinion today so can start putting it back together soon.

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Twins / A65 Clutch push rod
« on: 25 September, 2019, 19:02:15 »
Whilst doing the works as described in my post 'Third gear' I have discovered that my clutch rod is actually 2 pieces with a ball bearing in between them. Has anybody else experienced this. I was going to order a new 'one' but can only find it as a single full length rod. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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