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Twins / Re: SRM A10 650 twin
« on: 05 March, 2018, 18:15:46 »
Chris thanks for your reply
Ive only just got the bike so Im hoping to do a little more than the previous 2 owners of 30 miles per year !!
Yes I will change the oil and see how the wet sump issue goes

Peter

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Twins / SRM A10 650 twin
« on: 04 March, 2018, 14:45:22 »
Hi Guys
New to the forum and the BSA fold so please excuse any ignorance before I start !!
I have just purchased a 1960 A10 650cc twin that had a total restoration by SRM to look like a gold star back in 2001
I have invoices back from 2001 for total engine build totaling £2800 this includes a SRMNR3 NEEDLE ROLLER BEARING CONVERSION also fitted BSA recon oil pump / SRMCR1 sump filter kit is this the plate attached to the sump plug ?
A few questions as the bike has only covered 500miles in the past 17 years and I would like to recommission correctly over the next few winter months 
1, Has the oil specifications changed at all since this rebuild in 2001 the engine guarantee certificate ( although way out of warranty !) states recommeneded oil
Engine General use SAE 40 or SAE 50 for +25C ? I will only use the bike May to Sept ? but not sure we get many +25C days what oil does everyone use I spotted Morris Golden Film SAE 40 but its a brand I'm not familiar with.
Gearbox EP90
Clutch 10/40 or 20/50
2, The SRM notes mention no Anti-syphon/drain valves tobe used on oil lines ( I was thinking about fitting one as the previous own told me it would wet sump if parked for a few months ) are they not a good idea Or have they improved function since 2001 ? Also mentions not to fit filter kits on feed and return lines ?
3,Spark Plugs seem to be NGK B8ES are they correct ? alloy head fitted

Peter       

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Twins / Recommend N Yorks
« on: 28 February, 2018, 18:48:08 »
Hi guys
New to the club just purchased. 1960 650 GS rep need a recommend service/ restoration / recommissioning place in N Yorks if possible Iím in Harrogate this bike has covered 500 miles in 17years after been restored / converted in 2001 by SRM so needs going through
If anyone has any contacts within 20 mile ?
Iíve searched the web but that is pot luck as we know

Peter

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