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Twins / Re: A65 OIF conversion to disc front brake.
« on: 20 December, 2017, 11:30:45 »
Thanks Ken,
I was just wondering if prev owner removed the stops for no reason. Anyway, it is something to consider as necessary before shelling out for the T140 front end.

Twins / Re: A65 OIF conversion to disc front brake.
« on: 18 December, 2017, 16:31:20 »
Do the steering stops on the bottom yoke connect with the original A65 stops o the frame?

Twins / Re: A65 OIF conversion to disc front brake.
« on: 16 December, 2017, 16:16:01 »
This is an OIF frame. The steering stops set up is alot different compared to the pre OIF version.
Talking about the pre OIF, on my Royal Star, there are two drilled and tapped holes(1/4 UNC - 1970 frame) on the bottom yoke steering stop pad. I believe this was done to limit the side to side lock when a fairing was fitted. Without bolts in there the steering lock is so great, with low bars you trap your left thumb between the handlebar grip and the tank, it comes over that far!!! ouch!

The Star and Garter / Re: DVLA Woes
« on: 16 December, 2017, 16:07:41 »
I agree, my Royal Star has both Frame and Engine nos wrongly typed as PD **** AS0R on the V5C clearly a typo error. I like everything correct and above board so contacted the DVLA and the guy was very helpful. Told me to send the V5C with a letter detailing changes required and some evidence of the correct nos. so I will take photos and rubbings of both, when I can get round to it, and hope for the best.

Singles / Re: C15 petrol tank tap
« on: 15 December, 2017, 16:27:49 »
Kidderminster Motorcycles 01562 66679

Singles / Re: C15 timing/gearbox cover puzzle
« on: 15 December, 2017, 16:26:57 »
Yes, access to the clutch cable. This enables easy fitting of a new cable without poking around in hope from the rear.

Twins / Re: Another A65 project!
« on: 15 December, 2017, 16:24:44 »
I read about this somewhere a while ago. The explanation was given but I have forgotten what it said. A club dating certificate should clarify.

Twins / Re: A65 OIF conversion to disc front brake.
« on: 15 December, 2017, 16:20:25 »
If you do, watch out for the steering stops. Someone did this on my mates Triumph TR6R OIF and they cut off the 'arc of cup' (for want of a better description) steering head stops. I had to do a total rethink to change it back to standard front.
If you do need to, keep the steering stops in case you ever want to change it back.

Twins / Re: Lucas 169SA Handlebar Light Switches 1971-2
« on: 08 December, 2017, 16:33:00 »
The factory put the indicator switch on the right and the dip switch on the left. If you prefer it the other way there's no reason not to.
They do look the same as they used the same castings. The indicator lever goes both up an down and has green/white and green/red wires among others attached. The Dip switch only goes one way and has the blue, blue/white and blue/red wires plus purple/black for the horn attached.
Hope this helps

I think Don is not referring to Construction & Use Regulations but the actual construction and use of a shed for keeping bikes in??
Anyway Don, my advice would be not to lay it on a concrete slab without a wooden floor. My B25SS was beautifully restored by the previous owner and left in such a shed on concrete slabs for two years. When I bought it, the Chrome had suffered (cleaned up OK) but the chrome on the then brand new  -probably cheap italian- wheel rims had peeled off in places. Such a shame.
If you choose this method, you will need to keep them in a vac bag or coat them with ACF. 
Hope this helps

The Star and Garter / Re: More ebay fraud.
« on: 01 December, 2017, 17:04:53 »
I reported one which was up for 2200 yesterday and its gone now.
There is another one on there now, a peach with a buy it now price of 3000. No details, selling on behalf of a friend, for details contact is an email address in the sub-title. All very suspicious!
I cant be bothered to report this one as well.

Twins / Re: 1971 OIF Fork Oil.
« on: 29 November, 2017, 11:59:52 »
Yep 190cc. Its amazing, most BSA Motorcycle models forks seem to contain the same amount.

Twins / Re: A65 - 3 ball clutch operating mechanism
« on: 23 November, 2017, 11:31:20 »
There you have it. I use the standard Lucas switch assembly lever on the OIF Thunderbolt and that does click occasionally but is OK most of the time when I leave a reasonable amount of play on the lever adjuster. On the 1970 Royal Star, previous owner, Billy le Bodge put a longer length fulcrum to nipple lever on, probably to make the clutch operation lighter to save his carpal tunnels. Now that one does click alot more!

Twins / Re: A65 - 3 ball clutch operating mechanism
« on: 22 November, 2017, 18:41:21 »
The 3 ball device was only used from 1970 onwards. Is your other A65 and A50 from the same year i.e. the clutch cable enters the outer cover from the top? The earlier ones clutch cable enters from behind.
One of these days I will do a measurement myself to prove my theory, or find out I'm barking up the wrong tree  :-\

Twins / Re: A65 - 3 ball clutch operating mechanism
« on: 21 November, 2017, 20:01:30 »
There's probably a "they all do that sir" coming here!
When it 'clicks' does the clutch lever suddenly become alot less stiff? If so, I have had this problem from time to time and I put it down to the adjustment in the cable.
My theory is that the distance the bottom end of the cable has to travel is very close, if not slightly less than, the travel on the clutch handlebar lever pivot. I think what happens is if there is too little slack at the handlebar end, the travel exceeds the distance on the ball assembly and the balls actually come out of the cups onto the flat surface i.e tipped over the edge as it were. The reason the lever gets easier is there is no resistance of the climb out of the depressions. They always pop back in so no need to worry. Try adjusting the cable at both ends to get the optimum inner length and see if that makes a difference.
Hope this makes sense.

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