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Twins / Re: A10 sump plate studs
« on: 08 July, 2018, 21:11:12 »
the standard studs crack the sump alloy when tightened imo. i only use 1/4 whitworth studding. aprox 1 1/2" long. cut the head of some old timing case screws.
avoids sump welding repairs

The Star and Garter / Re: DVLA Registration
« on: 08 July, 2018, 21:04:25 »
hi, i had problems with the dvla when i sent in a dating certificate from the bsaoc but they subsequently accepted the vehicle report from the bsaoc.
and they take ages.

Twins / Re: clutch hub
« on: 11 March, 2018, 21:42:56 »
a 3 legged puller will work. the secret is to tightly wrap a chain and padlock  F.T. around the outside of the legs to stop them spreading when loaded.  a bar on the puller nut and BANG.

Twins / Re: Gaskets and gasket compound
« on: 28 February, 2018, 21:06:16 »
jb resorations on the internet has good quality gaskets.
brit bikes leak oil?
i have an oil leak from the speedo cable gear [poor design]but no gasket as i use wellseal between the gasket and face everywhere including head gasket and crankcase halfs.

The Star and Garter / Re: dvla new commitie
« on: 27 February, 2018, 20:55:01 »
finally have a registration number and v5 from dvla. head out to the highway?
just in time for new mot regulations?
priced out of emission zones?

The Star and Garter / Re: dvla new commitie
« on: 22 January, 2018, 14:48:37 »
The process is in motion now and awaiting an Sgs inspection. It seems I made the mistake of sending the dating certificate and not the vehicle report which I had managed to mislay and forget about. It's lucky we have people like Julian to turn dvla through me totally off course.

The Star and Garter / Re: dvla new commitie
« on: 26 December, 2017, 22:07:13 »
hi all, i m about to send back my application to the dvla as i cant understand why a date of despatch to the dealer network from the factory gate is not the final date of manufacture. will keep you posted.

The Star and Garter / dvla new commitie
« on: 22 December, 2017, 17:57:30 »
i ve had my bsa plunger application rejected  for two new reasons from the dvla input services group.
1. dating certificate over a year old. [ by a few days ]
2. date of despatch is no longer valid. it must be date of manufacture.
merry christmas from the input services group.

The Star and Garter / Re: BSAOC future .
« on: 22 December, 2017, 17:27:59 »
yeh, lets get rid of all diesel and petrol vehicles and have electric tanks and troop transporters instead. hand over eurpean dominance to the red army on a plate. all the millions of jobs lost in transport can be blamed on brexit. robots are now the future . so who is deciding for us. russian cyber attacks?

Hi Malcolm,
I don't think the dvla will sell you your own reg number as they know it was previously issued.
They will direct you to their auctions where you bid against car dealers and rich directors for similar plates.
We are the obvious losers in this government business. Would Corbin improve the situation or hurry to get us all off the road?

thanks for support against the dvla. bike is on national computer even now. at least i have the possibility of retaining the original number as luckily i bought a complete bike. i m assembling it now without any restoration which is not what i wanted and am aiming for the spring for it to be ready. it was annoying that i did everything dvla asked, then central casework moved the goalposts. so there is a politburo within the dvla innards. regards politicians ; bedsits, pedal power and driving around in milkcarts are the coming mans, new horizon . we are almost there in london except for the lorries, buses and aircraft.

hi mike,
yes with hindsight i could of played the system better. obviously honesty is the worst policy with the dvla.

The Star and Garter / "resist the dvla, and i thought it was the u.k. ?"
« on: 21 September, 2017, 22:29:15 »
just been rolled by the dvla over a nice registration number on a a10 plunger. registration is on their website so i thought an older type blue v5 would suffice. sent of bottom slip. vender [66 year old who owned it for 30 years] sent top part all signed etc. the application went to central casework group who asked for proof. frame number, number plate and most bits of bike .photos sent. now they cant issue a v5 as parts do not constitute a roadworthy vehicle. when restored apply again and advise on the next process.
so dvla cant issue a v5 to a car without an mot? not roadworthy.
choose one of the following options?
get a car? buy your number plate? or pay your money and do as your told?

Twins / Re: Battery flat after riding with lights on
« on: 03 September, 2017, 22:29:49 »
hi, i would suggest there is a large power drain with the lights on at idle. it could be the battery, but could also be a poor lighting switch or a large watt halogen headlamp bulb ? maybe remove the headlamp bulb and recheck the voltage on idle with the lights on. a very common fault is a live wire touching the handlebars in the light switches. remove the switches and remeasure.
another way of checking for a short is by removing the battery connections and  bellout with the multimeter between live and earth, lights on and off. should be no buzzer on either.

Twins / Re: Simplified diagram of BSA clutch
« on: 31 August, 2017, 22:49:51 »
hi roger, like you i had been having problems with the 6 spring especially in london traffic. i did this conversion as an experiment, hence no photos , and 1 year later i ve yet to go inside the primary chaincase. never adjusted the springs since.

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