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Pre War / Re: Frame no.
« on: 17 June, 2018, 12:44:50 »
Why cant I find a frame number on my 1939 B26. I have looked in all the usual places and found no trace of a number.

Well, the reason that I can't find mine is because the frame has been powder coated and covered it up.

Pre War / Re: BSA h32-9 sloper cylinder.
« on: 17 June, 2018, 06:47:02 »
Do you have room to drill a small hole to stop it. ?

Singles / Re: 71 Starfire TLS front brake adjustment!
« on: 25 May, 2018, 20:11:21 »
FWIW, I had read that these were a pain to adjust, and not so hot even when done correctly. I think it will be OK, (eventually) and am not worried, lol!

I have a sidecar fitted and the TLS brake on mine is very effective at stopping.

Singles / Re: 71 Starfire TLS front brake adjustment!
« on: 25 May, 2018, 16:46:13 »
Your brake does not look to be adjusted correctly, the levers are at different angles.
Remove one end of the bar and let the two levers find their own possition on the cam flats, then adjust the bar to this size.

My levers are parallel.
My cable has the switch in it.

The Star and Garter / Re: Motorcycle insurance for a novice
« on: 24 May, 2018, 08:14:56 »
I am with Footman James.
I have agreed value of 18,000, but I had to get it valued at a local motorcycle dealership.
The only question that I was asked  -  How long have you held a motorcycle licence.
Obviously, the higher the value, the higher the premium.

Twins / Re: Misfire
« on: 15 May, 2018, 19:40:21 »
Is it advancing enough at 4000 ?

Twins / Re: Misfire
« on: 15 May, 2018, 18:37:35 »
Try it with the petrol filler cap loosened off.

The Star and Garter / Re: Dazzle
« on: 14 May, 2018, 10:43:47 »
Move to Manchester?

 ;D  Love it.

POLAROID Sunglasses.

The Star and Garter / Re: DVLA Well Done
« on: 11 May, 2018, 15:52:31 »
and the return of my cheque.

Total 9 days inc bank holiday. Thank you DVLA

Mike  8) 8) 8)

Maybe it bounced. ;D

Sidecars / Re: Tapers in fittings
« on: 09 May, 2018, 21:38:57 »
I am finding it difficult to measure the tapers and the internal surface is uneven (paint I think, will need cleaning).
Any help gratefully received.

Shove some Modelling Clay, Plastercine into the hole, this will give you a model of the thing that you want to make in metal.

Singles / Re: 1952 B31 colours
« on: 09 May, 2018, 16:39:51 »
Hi I have a 1952 BSA B31 Plunger model, and i am try to find the colour schemes for that year and model.
Regards asacoop

Here it is

« on: 05 May, 2018, 11:46:55 »
I love the oil subject, great to listen to at the end of a drinking session in the pub  :) :) :) :)

here are probably more myths and misconceptions about oil and lubrication than any other subject in motorcycling. Gerry Bristow attempts to set straight some of the errors that masquerade as facts... Gerry Bristow spent most of his working life in the oil industry, with Duckhams, BP and others.
Thanks for that link Bess, most informative.
I will take the advice of an OIL EXPERT and use synthetics from now on.
I am already using synthetic but was not quite sure about it.  ;D

The Star and Garter / Re: Dealer near Hereford Andy Gregory ?
« on: 03 May, 2018, 22:14:39 »
Does anyone know this guy that advertises on the web, Andy Gregory Triumph Parts. I have never seen any adverts for him and don't want to part with my money till verified. No offence meant.

Thank you.

Look here

Singles / Re: B31 Paint Colours
« on: 03 May, 2018, 18:15:28 »
My B31/33 is a tele/rigid, first registered in March 1955, so one of the last rigids.  It's currently wearing a chrome tank which I think is an Indian reproduction - it fits fine, but is rather more bulbous than it should be.  I've now got an original tank which needs prepping and painting.  The buff log book says that the colour is Apple Green: is this an official BSA colour or just a nice description by someone at whatever the DVLA was called in those days? 

Thanks for any information. Mark.
Should be Devon Red 

A 1952 is Brunswick Green

The Star and Garter / Re: Stolen Bike
« on: 02 May, 2018, 18:27:38 »
sorry its a bit too large!  :-[
Right click photo and open in new tab.

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