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Twins / Gearbox squeal!
« on: 07 April, 2017, 09:05:38 »
I  took the Super Rocket out yesterday for its MOT. As I pulled away there was a loud squeal from the gearbox (in gear and clutch engaged, ie driving). I recall it did similar last time I had her out in November. She tends to stand around most of the year waiting to be used. The squeal goes after a few seconds but might re-appear once or twice in the first few hundred yards and then clear

I am thinking bush spinning? Time to get the gearbox out and stripped.

Any thoughts?

(this will teach me to call her the bike that's all sorted and just for using!)

Twins / Adjusting a TLS brake
« on: 19 March, 2017, 11:45:06 »
I am now ready to assemble the TLS on my A10. The machining and welding is done so lets hope it all lines up!

For now though I need to know how to adjust the brake arms to be sure its operating as a TLS and get optimal performance.
Intuitively I am assuming that with the rod that links both brake arms disconnected I operate both brake arms fully manually untill then and with my third and fourth hands adjust the linking rod.

Does anyone know of a better approach or the BSA recommended method?

The Star and Garter / Handy hint
« on: 20 February, 2017, 18:06:38 »
Never asume you will remember how parts went together months down the line when it comes to reassembly.
Photos are really helpful but video can be even better especially as you can make verbal notes.

PS does anyone know which way round the steel brake shoe plates should inserted in a TLS brake plate  :-[ :-[

Pre War / Sloper brake problem
« on: 08 February, 2017, 21:06:53 »
I have to reverse my Sloper out of the garage down a steep drive but this has became a real challenge as my front brake does not work at all in reverse! I can end up in a real pickle if the engine stalls as sometimes I need tp manoevre back and forth around cars parked on the drive. I have yet to develope the skill of kick starting the  bike whil holding it on the brake with the other foot!

Any suggestions on how to fix the front barke so it won't roll backwards ould be gratefully recieved.

The Star and Garter / A Warm Glow
« on: 02 February, 2017, 21:51:20 »
I was really cheered last week when I out out a call for help with this year's International.

Last year my wife and I went to Italy, our first International but because she cannot ride pillion anymore my wife could not fully enjoy it.

So this year we are going going to take the Trike or, if I get it finished and run in, the Sloper outfit.

But we also want to make the most of the travel costs and stay over after the rally and tour Holland in our campervan. So I contacted the organisers in Holland (who I do not know)  to see if they could help me find somewhere to store the trailer and BSA for two weeks while we tour.

Two days later I received an email from a Dutch member who lives just 30 km from the rally site offering storage for as long as I need it.

I don't know any of the Dutch people so to get this offer so promptly was fantastic and really kind. I think the Rally is going to be good!

Anyone else going?

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