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Singles / Re: BSA B33 Engine Oil Gauge mounting
« on: 19 April, 2018, 12:41:12 »
The magnetic oil drain plug is very worthwhile. As much to provide an easy way to check/drain excess sump oil if the bike has been standing for a while as to attract ferrous impurities,.

Singles / Re: Pannier bags for 15 from Argos!
« on: 11 April, 2018, 12:22:30 »
Many thanks for the heads up Mick.

Just reserved a pair

Singles / Re: Fuse ratings
« on: 25 March, 2018, 20:53:54 »
I've always run a 10amp fuse on the A10s
The A10 electrical system is not really the same as that of a B40 since you have both a dynamo and a magneto fitted rather than an alternator, rectifier and coil ignition ;)

Don't have a dynamo or mag on my A10. Its alternator and electronic ignition but I take the point that this may not be comparable to the B40. Sometimes I just have to butt in  ::)

Singles / Re: Fuse ratings
« on: 25 March, 2018, 19:32:21 »
I've always run a 10amp fuse on the A10s

The Star and Garter / Re: Why
« on: 14 March, 2018, 19:52:32 »
The plague of TLAs  >:(

The Star and Garter / Re: Nuts and bolts
« on: 14 March, 2018, 19:48:44 »
I use Nooky's Nuts..

Singles / Re: B33 Rigid Tyre Pressures
« on: 13 March, 2018, 18:22:58 »
I think the rear should be about 30, and 25 front. Wheelhouse tyres will be able to confirm if you give them a call 0121 748 0000.

Pre War / Re: 1929 Sloper kick start
« on: 07 March, 2018, 18:00:23 »
I've never had one of these apart so can't offer any advisebut please let us know what you find.
Good luck.

The Star and Garter / Re: Original Registration Numberplate
« on: 06 March, 2018, 15:30:57 »
Well I am confused. I am about to apply for a V5C as I have no docs at all for the M20 and its not to DVLA database. I was going to get it MOTed as proof of roadworthiness but decided this would make no logical sense. The porof of roadworthiness of an MOT expires once the MOT examiner hands your bike back to you. So the roadworthiness is dow to you to assert. But more to the point how can an MOT be proof of roadworthiness if the vewhicle is not required to have one anyway. This seems to be reinforced by the option to declare the vehicle  MOT exempt using the form provided by DVLA.
I suppose I'd better phone the DVLA  >:(

Pre War / Re: 1929 Sloper kick start
« on: 05 March, 2018, 11:37:24 »
My kickstart is at 27degrees from vertical at rest.
It engages with the teeth at 45 degrees.
It will travel to over 180 degrees, ie fully down, when swung (we don't kick Slopers ;))

I have always had enough travel with this.
As an aside, I recall the day I first bought it and got it home before going to bed that night I wanted one last look at it and gave a gentle, slow press on the kickstart to enjoy the low compression. Bloody hell..the damned thing started!

I hope you get it sorrted soon Bevan.

Which BSA do you ride? / Re: new to the forum and classics
« on: 21 February, 2018, 17:07:53 »
Welcome Rob
Viva Patina! I would agree: It would be great if you could get it running, relialble and safe without loosing its character. Let the old girl show her age!
There's plently of spares availabe for the M20 and advice both here and on the wm20 forum.

My first bike was an M20 that I had in the early 70s and I've just finished rebuilding my second. A nice easy machine to work on.
Please keep us informed of you progress.

Twins / Re: Oil Pressure gauge
« on: 14 February, 2018, 19:32:34 »
I wouldn't bother with an oil pressure gauge. It's readings  will just be a source of anxiety ;)

Twins / Re: Grab Rail
« on: 05 February, 2018, 20:31:08 »
Draganfly website seems to show them.

Singles / Re: Ignition timing adjustment
« on: 03 February, 2018, 19:50:34 »
Rotate the points plate so that the pillars are in the centre of their slots. Loosen points cam (centre screw) and rotate the cam to set timng. If you then need to tweek the timing you use the small adjstment provided by the slots in thepoints plate.

Which BSA do you ride? / Re: My 1969 BSA Starfire Scrambler Project
« on: 30 January, 2018, 17:18:42 »
Welcome Keith
You've found yourself a nice practical bike there. I have had a couple over the yaers and found them very useabe machines. I must admit that when I restored the second one I had a transfer of a hand-grenade made for the pertol tank. People used to warn of these engines blowing up but if they did it has to be remembered that they were popular with young learner riders and got their nuts thrashed off them!

Feel free to ask any questions as they arise. They are a very helpful bunch on here.

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