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Singles / Re: Front lights not working
« on: 12 March, 2018, 21:41:40 »
Mine is points ignition. The bike starts, but, to recap: 1) when you turn on the lights, they don't come on and the engine immediately cuts out when you turn on the headlight;  2) there was a poof and smoke somewhere near the battery today when I was kicking the engine over;  3) the ammeter now stays about zero, rather than shows a positive reading as before today.  I'm guessing a new battery might be one thing needed.  I don't see a fuse (maybe need to look harder) and I don't think any are shown on the wiring diagram.  Anyway, and ideas regarding the points 1, 2 and 3 above please?  Phil (novice.)

There is a short circuit on the negative side, probably at light switch. Poof and smoke could be wiring nearer battery terminals without seeing it difficult to diagnose.


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Singles / Re: Front lights not working
« on: 12 March, 2018, 19:35:40 »
Maybe going off on a tangent but my trials Cub has  Boyer ignition and doesn't need a battery at all. As long as the alternator is ok, most electronic systems don't.

Not so sure about that  ;)

Electrex world do a self generating ignition that doesn't need a battery and PVL ignition is same. Electrex world also produce a lighting/ignition coil setup.

My A65 has boyer ignition and if less than 12v from battery it wont spark.

Do Boyer Brandsen make a self generating ignition system?


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Singles / Re: Front lights not working
« on: 11 March, 2018, 17:26:29 »
Do the lights work when engine running? and if so get brighter when engine revved a bit if yes then battery is knacked, it wont take a lot of charge in battery to start if its flat on std ignition system but if running electronic, boyer etc it will also need a decent battery.

 regards

derek

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The Star and Garter / Re: Buyers Beware !
« on: 11 March, 2018, 17:21:16 »
Hi :)
Have you got an ebay sellers name???????so that it can be avoided, or at least treated with extreme care
Mike

i think the clue is in the post Mike!

www.ebay.co.uk/sch/classicmotornos/m.html?_ipg=50&_sop=7&_rdc=1

 ;)

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Twins / Re: Engine numbers
« on: 09 March, 2018, 19:00:47 »
here it is

 ;)

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Twins / Re: Bsa crank bushing size?
« on: 04 March, 2018, 16:05:09 »
Update after a few months, the bush purchased was undersized as expected and after a bit of work on the lathe (ok i know its not textbook but needs must) I finally have the bike running again!

The wet sumping has almost gone completely about 20ml after a month has seeped through. The engine has a lot less vibration than before and starts a lot easier.

Time will tell if its going to last but seems ok so far.  ;)

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Twins / Re: A65 Lightning rocket
« on: 14 February, 2018, 15:44:59 »
I will get some pics at weekend

 :)

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Twins / Re: A65 Lightning rocket
« on: 14 February, 2018, 14:43:58 »
Is it an export only bike or were there UK versions as well?

His bike has the bigger fuel tank on it.

thanks

derek

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Twins / Re: A65 ????
« on: 14 February, 2018, 14:39:30 »
Keeps you out of trouble i suppose!  ;)

I bought a tank off ebay i think its an A50 cyclone tank, it looks like a catalina tank but no breather it needs stripped and painted that's why i was interested.

cheers

derek

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Twins / A65 Lightning rocket
« on: 14 February, 2018, 07:34:09 »
A friend has just purchased an A65 with D suffix on engine number, has anybody got any more info or pics on Lightning Rocket models.

Thanks

derek

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Twins / Re: A65 ????
« on: 14 February, 2018, 07:25:15 »
Sounds good Mike bring it on. Lots of pics.

I meant to ask what the tank was like before you started, i have used the reverse electrolysis on the inside but never the outside of the tank, it looks as if it has come out pretty good.

cheers

derek

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Twins / Re: A65 ????
« on: 11 February, 2018, 16:58:00 »
Hi all :)

Just dug these bits out of back of barn ready to start next project. (Now you can see why I was thinking about selling my A50) I have a seriously old tank somewhere.

( is that the tank that you sold to me??  ;D)



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Which BSA do you ride? / Re: My A10 Spitfire Scrambler Replica
« on: 23 January, 2018, 18:17:58 »
Nice bike i like the scrambler style A10!

I bet it sounds lovely with those pipes as well

 ;)

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The Star and Garter / Re: Help needed in the spring.
« on: 11 January, 2018, 18:47:04 »
Is it feasible to lie the engine on its side and then do the same with the frame over the top of engine, if that makes sense.

I saw that done with another classic bike cant remember what it was.

You are still left with the problem of lifting frame and engine back upright though!

 :o

cheers

derek

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Twins / Re: Starting help on '71 A65 Lightning
« on: 11 January, 2018, 17:19:28 »
it looks to have plenty of compression anyway! are plugs wet when you are trying to start it? i would start with carb and check pilot jet to see if its getting fuel at startup.

It seems to rev ok when its running.  ;)

cheers

derek

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