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Singles / B40 clutch
« on: 16 June, 2018, 09:28:06 »
Route for a B40 clutch cable ? Whilst having the bike up in the air I think the clutch cable should be changed (cracks in the outer cover) What is the best route to run the cable as at present it goes between the main chain. I think it should run behind the chain and clutch so as to be less chance of damage...  Is that the normal route.... Oh yes it's a B40T..   Griff

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Singles / Re: B40T swinging arm bushes...
« on: 15 June, 2018, 19:41:28 »
Bushes in and reamed. A few delicate taps with a lump hammer and all is home and greased. Back wheel in again to-morrow then dirty again on Sunday. Grand week as all flowed (so far) to plan. Griff

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Singles / Re: B31 not starting
« on: 13 June, 2018, 18:58:53 »
Mine was easy to start for me. The chap I sold it too thought it was a pig until I went and showed him yet again how to start the beaut. Now he is as happy as can be, he's got the 'knack' .   Have a word with the bloke you bought it off and try to get him to come and go through how he 'cracked-it' . He' be a bit miserable if he wouldn't help make you a happy bunny. If your anywhere near South Cheshire I could pop over and give a hand...    Griff

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Singles / Re: B40T swinging arm bushes...
« on: 10 June, 2018, 08:25:17 »
Yes , thought the same myself as these have lasted best part of 60 years. Will not be around for that amount of time myself .. 135 and riding a trialer.... Griff

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Singles / Re: B40T swinging arm bushes...
« on: 09 June, 2018, 21:54:52 »
 Had a lucky day. Hit the spindle with a lump hammer and drift and the thing flew out. Second hit.... Question.. Is it worth putting in roller bearings to replace the bronze bushes ? If using the bushes would it need a reamer to fit them to the new  spindle.... Griff

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Singles / Re: B40T swinging arm bushes...
« on: 21 May, 2018, 20:53:02 »
Thanks lads , just as I thought , a pig. Got a big 'ammer but not too much energy now-a-days as age is creeping up. I'll have a go and if Mabel does not give the money (age tester) I'll batter the bugger out....  ;D   Griff

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Singles / B40T swinging arm bushes...
« on: 21 May, 2018, 15:00:42 »
  I have to change the bushes in my B40 swinging arm. Quite a bit of movement laterally so it must be done to use on roads between sections, Having never tackled this before is there any easy way to do this job ? Yes I have no doubt parentage, stress and big hammers come into a job last done 57 years ago.. All tips heeded unless a trapped finger is involved.. Thanks   ::)   Griff

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The Star and Garter / Re: Stafford Show
« on: 24 April, 2018, 20:38:02 »
Got pictures but can't put them on site as the size is too big. My technical ability will not let me shrink them.... Griff

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The Star and Garter / Stafford Show
« on: 23 April, 2018, 12:21:23 »
  We had a winner at the show. Roy Clark with his A7SS and Watsonian chair won the best sidecar in the show. A lovely bike that was grwatly admired. Gave the team present quite a boost. Well done Roy for all your work....   Griff

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Singles / C12 plug.
« on: 12 April, 2018, 19:56:59 »
  What is the recomended plug for a C12 ?  Got a short reach one in at present , but that is only to keep the crap out when the barrel was sprayed and re-build completed.   griff

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Singles / Re: Gold Star rev counter.
« on: 09 April, 2018, 12:20:38 »
 Thanks for that. I'll give them a call...   Griff

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Singles / Gold Star rev counter.
« on: 08 April, 2018, 22:27:03 »
  Smiths rev counter went dodgy on a run this afternoon. Any recomendations for repair ?  Problem is it shoots over to over 8k revs on tick-over and slowly drops back to 2k revs. Stays there for a mile or two, works OK for 1/2 mile then trotts off to +8k....  Bit beyond my abilities to furtle with it....   :-\   Griff

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Singles / Re: B31 valve lifter
« on: 04 March, 2018, 21:40:08 »
Thanks, think it could be the cable as it nearly engages when the another 1/4" and it would be perfect....  Griff

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Singles / B31 valve lifter
« on: 04 March, 2018, 19:22:18 »
The cable is too long on my valve lifter. Is it possible to move the arm , thus shortening the cable ? If so how does the arm come off the rocker as after removing the nut nothing look obvious and the Haynes manual does not menton this part. New cable perhaps ?  .. Thanks... Griff

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The Star and Garter / Re: More ebay fraud.
« on: 28 November, 2017, 17:55:39 »
I find the easiest way is to do a bank ttransfer after you have seen te goods. Worked quite well for me so far... Griff

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