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Twins / Re: Pre ignition
« on: 14 April, 2017, 13:05:14 »
I agree with Bess.
If it didn't do it before you touched something (in this case the electronic ignition) - then it has to be something you did.  Triple check the ignition settings - try a different method to before, use a degree wheel? find TDC/timing mark differently, there is a choice of methods and things like different pistons can throw out the 'distance piece' in the plug hole method of finding the timing angle.
For the battery acid - sure over filled isn't great - but could be over charging and boiling the battery.  I'd recommend checking the Reg/Rec (happened to me once on a Slimline Commando - zenor diode unit packed in but instead of not charging it decided to boil the battery - oh and that was the week after I fitted Boyer electronic ignition!!!).
Is there more to the story?

The Star and Garter / Re: Machine report and dating certificate
« on: 13 April, 2017, 08:12:32 »
Ashley, something wrong there I think?
See the previous discussion thread on this topic.  We were having a wee moan about waiting 6 weeks - while generally accepting the voluntary nature of the service and the appreciation of the personal effort that is required.
I think from memory 6 weeks seemed to be the longest people were waiting.  Mine was about 6 weeks(early Jan 17 to mid Feb 17).  I didn't get any kind of acknowledgement though.  Was it through Steve the BSAOC Librarian?  (not to be confused with the bantam club?).
We also discussed alternative communications (other than writing which you could do) - I think a general email will get to him was the consensus.
Good luck.

The Star and Garter / Re: Dating certificates & DVLA applications
« on: 03 April, 2017, 20:55:46 »
Don, I've gone with the ripped one, it's only the corner missing and not any information. It looks like a well used one that's been knocking about a garage toolbox for year despite only being a week old.
Hope you get a pleasant surprise with the nova forms, HMRC were really quick with a reply to mine.  Mind you they (HMRC) just done me over at work with this new IR35 contractor tax policy - I've just had to change contracts and now earning 60% of what I did last week!  Time for a new job I think🤔
Meanwhile back on topic - the race is on for this registration.
I've got everything crossed🙄
Stick in

The Star and Garter / Re: Dating certificates & DVLA applications
« on: 31 March, 2017, 13:02:34 »
I got mine back on Wednesday - Unfortunately 2" ripped off one corner and the top had a big split in it - so back in the loop for a 3rd time - grrr...  This one we can only put down to the post office!  I've never had anything damaged in the post before now - it would have to be the thing I've been waiting 12 weeks for!!!
There's always next year - Or might be giving Mick (MB) on ebay a run for his money if I break the thing - it really is becoming an attractive option.

The Star and Garter / Re: Dating certificates & DVLA applications
« on: 22 March, 2017, 13:34:28 »
I'll give the contact page a try.  I've already waited my 6 weeks - now half way through my second 6 weeks.  Hope everything is okay this time round  :D

The Star and Garter / Re: Dating certificates & DVLA applications
« on: 21 March, 2017, 16:46:45 »
Any luck with contacting Steve - Raymond (Slipperysam)????
No not yet. I do really appreciate everything the club does and I'm very mindful that these guys are doing this for the love of it and I'm guessing can get very busy.  So I'm not keen to sound like I'm moaning - I'm absolutely not.
I'll try sending a letter just to make sure I'm in the queue and not lost in the post 😁
Cheers raymond

The Star and Garter / Re: Dating certificates & DVLA applications
« on: 20 March, 2017, 13:12:53 »
I'm having similar problems.
Can anyone ping me a private message with contact details other than a postal address for Steve please?
I'm beginning to think something has gone missing in the post!

PS - My experience so far -
Moondrift - similar to you I had a V5 with the bike (had been off the road since early 80s?) - When I sent all that off - the number was showing on DVLA - I got the run around - number in use by someone else etc - send photos, filled out forms etc - eventually after monthss and a lot of back and forth - I was told number is void - fill out a built up (Q plate)  - Nahh, don't think so.
I then went down the dating route for age related application.  Had to finish the build though which took a couple of months.  I got some information but had to send it back for correction and at the same time jump through the Nova 1 importation hoop as the motor had originally been sent to Holland!  Got the HMRC bit done just waiting on the corrected dating report (and needing to check it's not gone missing in the post).
From First sending off my V5 (end of April 16), through DVLA wrangling - through finishing build - through dating - through HMRC importation duty to now and clock still ticking.  Good thing is at least the bike is still clean and zero miles sitting under a dust cover -read yo go.  Just hoping I'm not going to be too old to kick start it when I finally get it registered - LOL


Twins / Re: BSA A10 Super Rocket rewire
« on: 16 March, 2017, 13:53:50 »
Stephen, just be careful as you go.  If you've been riding about with things working it should be a case of tracking down the culprit and not pulling stuff off and introducing more variables.
On your earth polarity - I'm new to the A10 but consider myself handy with electrics - I re-wired my machine and boy is it confusing. Red's to black, black to purple, brown to +'ve and fuse to frame - man it is impossible to work out from a glance and can easily get you mixed up unless you trace things through logically.  Thankfully it's a small harness and it is possible to step through the logic.  My tip would be don't assume anything from the colour of the wire - follow the complete circuit through from one side of the battery all the way back to the other.
Also - note - and again being inexperienced I found a lot of this out on the forum with the help of the very knowledagable members - the lighting and power wiring is virtually independant of the charging - ie the lighting and such should work fine without the bike running - and the charging should simply charge the battery.  Two separate tests.  that said - you do need the polarities lined up.  Search on the forums - there should be a few tests and pointers for you.
Good luck  Raymond.

Twins / Re: A65L engine rebuild
« on: 07 February, 2017, 13:21:03 »
Roy, I have no specific A65 bearing experience but I do know that SMR and any other reputable engine builder will give you a re-build to original or better spec bush.  You don't have to get the roller bearing conversion if you go to SRM.  My local engine builder (Rob Wardle in Gateshead) who helped me with my crank end feed (I do have the roller conversion on my A10) - said he had no problems building to original spec as long as you use the right bush (there are different versions available these days, solid, steel backed etc).
Worth a couple of phone calls - these guys will tell it like it is - it's thier business and reputation at stake.
There's been a load of discussion on the covenversion versus the bush and the way I understand it - unless you have a good reason to go roller (high or hard mileage / racing) - it is sometimes best to stick with bush - especially if you've not had any real problems with it so far.
Good news is you won't be stuck, you do have the choice - the world's your oyster.

Good luck and let us know what you go with and how it turns out.
Cheers Raymond.

Twins / Re: Bsa A10 ariel hubs
« on: 07 February, 2017, 08:29:15 »
Derek, I guess that was a missed opportunity - I did wander round the heated hall a couple of time (I had my wife with me and thought it better to hang it out in the warmer area) - so must have looked at your stall many times.  I might keep an eye open for the next autojumble - I could have filled a table no bother with the bits I have left over.
Great that you have options - I don't think I did enough research when building mine - I was lucky that I had enough bits though that I had a complete front end.  Like I say, matching fork legs, spindles and wheel patterns needs done - dispite it not looking like there are obvoius differences.
I think the ariel front hub needs a WM2 type wheel with 1x1 dimples and the standard 8" FW is a 3x1 if I remember correctly.
You should have a go your self first!  My immediate thought was hand this to a builder - however most ask for offsets and what have you - and there lies another art.  I got the bits together laced the wheels and trued and centred them on the bike (as recommended on here somewhere) - I got a wheel builder just to tension them and do a final true up with the offsets I'd put on.  Same goes for the hub and brake.  the ariel hub is pretty easy to clean up and the brake mechanisms are dead easy to service.

Cheers Raymond.

Twins / Re: Bsa A10 ariel hubs
« on: 06 February, 2017, 08:29:46 »
Just twigged your name on here!  I posted your fork sliders (I'm mallardandcarpet on Ebay) on Saturday - and the minute I walked out of the Post Office - I thought 'I should have messaged you - to ask if you were going to the Haggis Gathering'.  I picked up a couple of goodies there too - but not much!
Hope you get on okay with your Ariel Hub, some say they are not the most efficient brakes - but in good condition and well adujsted, they should do a decent job (nice wide shoe and drum).  I have one on the back and it feels and works fine.
I have one for sale just now as I went with the 8" FW front.  Watch what spoke pattern you get for that hub - I made the mistake of not realising the WM2 wheels came with a bunch of different patterns (1x1, 2x2, 3x1? etc).  Ironically I just sold a brand new central wheels rim for half the price it cost me (ended up with quite a few spares by making this kind of mistake a few times)!  By the way - don't think those sliders you bought will go with the Ariel hub/7" brake!
Anyhoo Let us know how you get on.  Look forward to bumping into you at some random event north of the border.  Why don't you stick something up telling us about your project - it's good to hear what others are doing and have planned.

Best regards Raymond.

Twins / Re: BSA A10 twin leading shoe brake
« on: 02 February, 2017, 17:20:53 »
Thanks Julian, explains a lot.
Think I made the right decisions in the end but got there the hard way (and expensive way).

cheers Raymond.

Twins / Re: BSA A10 twin leading shoe brake
« on: 02 February, 2017, 12:05:36 »
Julian, which hub does this one match to?
I bought a BSA Triumph TLS that you mentioned - but my standard A10 8" hub is too narrow.  So I ended up going back to standard single leading and not modifying the TLS locating lug etc.
My standard A10 hub needs the narrower shoes found on the SLS.  The TLS shoes are a good 1/2 inch too wide.
I suspect I'd need to change to an A65 hub - so I decided to sell my TLS (cost me twice as much as the Eddie Dow one you found on ebay!!!!).  Ironically I had one offer early doors which I declined but so far have struggled to sell it - I guess I need to take a reality pill and accept I paid too much for it - if I can't sell it for less that I originally paid (265!!!).

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