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The Star and Garter / The forum in general
« on: 14 March, 2018, 20:28:58 »
Its good to see the forum as active as it is, there is a wealth of knowledge out there and its obvious that most of the people on the forum are all willing to help each other.

I am not a member of the Bsa owners club for no other reason than i cant get to any of the club meetings as i don't think there is a branch in Glasgow!



The Star and Garter / Re: Why
« on: 14 March, 2018, 07:47:51 »
its an acronym  for "what have you" i think



Singles / Re: Front lights not working
« on: 14 March, 2018, 07:45:59 »
could you put some pictures on phil it may provide a clue


Singles / Re: Front lights not working
« on: 13 March, 2018, 20:06:08 »
it is positive to earth isn't it?

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.

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?

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.



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

i think the clue is in the post Mike!


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


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.  ;)

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


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.



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.



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.



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