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Twins / Re: A7ST Tank leaks - weld or liner repair kit?
« on: 02 June, 2017, 20:05:35 »
I'd definately go for a liner kit. I've had very good results with them and done properly they give your tank internal corrosion protection: a real problem with modern fuels. I spent a fortune having my Super Rocket tank re-chromed and painted only to come to it after a winter layup to find the inside coated witrh rust. Fortunately  DIY reverse electrolysis got rid of the rust.

Which BSA do you ride? / Re: B32/B31
« on: 31 May, 2017, 20:42:06 »
Mick, she's an absolute beauty you lucky man!
I bet she sounds damned good too.
Keep oiling those roads ;)

The Star and Garter / Re: MOT
« on: 30 May, 2017, 07:41:25 »
It does not help that the road tax reminder states 'This machine requires an MOT' even of it doesn't!

Pre War / Re: Back ache
« on: 29 May, 2017, 19:33:12 »
I am not so sure about the sprung seat post but I would suggest trying a change in riding posture, Try a different seat height and handle bar angle/height.

The Star and Garter / Just got back....
« on: 29 May, 2017, 08:26:54 »
... from a really enjoyable Open Day weekend. I met up with old friends met some new and can now put faces to some 'virtual' mates from here.
Its been some year since I've done an Open Day (Field Day) so my first at this venue but I think it works well with a nice camping and great facilities.
Lizzy is thrilled with her rosette and it's going in her treasures cabinet.
A big thanks to all those who put in the graft in advance and during the weekend to make this so successful.


PS I never did find the float needle but that will teach me to impulsively decide to strip the carb in a grass feild!

Singles / Re: B33 petrol tank
« on: 26 May, 2017, 15:12:14 »
Do you mean the fastenings at the the front underside that attach the anti-vibration plate. If so, you could try cutting and drilling the stud and epoxying a replacement stud in there. If its doesn't work then not much lost.

The Star and Garter / Re: MOT
« on: 26 May, 2017, 15:07:28 »
You can imagine how irriatating it is that my Siper Rocket is March 1960..GRRRRR
On the up side, as my MOT examiner commented when noting the mileage since the last MOT, it does mean I ride it at least once a year :-[

Thanks for posting the vid. She looks and sounds georgeous. Nice tickover too.

Twins / Re: Newbie
« on: 21 May, 2017, 19:56:52 »
Welcome Andy
You've chosen a great practical bike there. You can get manuals and service sheets from the club website.
At the risk of a slapped wrist, I'd recommend the BSA A10/7 forum. It is a mine of information with a great bunch of very knowledgable and helpful members
The sticking forks could be any number of things but they are pretty simple to pull apart for inspection: always worth doing to a new bike.

Singles / Re: BB33.
« on: 21 May, 2017, 16:40:28 »
Are you sure it's not the cylinder base gasket that's leaking?
In either case there are two options. Firstly get the barrel off and inspect and take it from there. Secondly, if it's not too bad just keep an oil rag to hand.

Welcome Kez
A lovely looking bike and I can see why you fell for her.
Here's to many happy hours of riding her.

Pre War / Re: Wayward headrace
« on: 15 May, 2017, 12:30:29 »
I cannot thank you enough for that. Your effort is really appreciated. I owe you a drink or two!
I've been struggling to find a parts book without having to fork out  a lump of hard earned. I never got one so far as I bought the bike fully restored so I'd never need one. ::).
I was on the verge of a trip to VMCC library.
I'll get an order in with Cornucopia

Pre War / Re: Wayward headrace
« on: 14 May, 2017, 21:56:35 »
Thansk for the prompt reply Julian. I had discounted the Cornucopia head bearings as they state they are for 36 and on models whereas my Sloper is a 29 model. Do the part nos you've got refer to '29 models?

Pre War / Wayward headrace
« on: 14 May, 2017, 20:01:21 »
I have been running in the Sloper and when done was planning to fit the sidecar so my wife could join me at this year's International.
Well, its turned into one step forward and two back. Firstly the end stop on the straight pull twistgrip went awol. Eventually I'll have to get one made as they appear unobtainable but i've sorted a bodge for now.
But the second problem is the killer. The upper steering race decided to work its way out of the headstock and nowt I can do will get it to stay in. A previous owner had obviously had similar problems if the dimples in the race are anything to go by. It looks like he'd ready applied some force to the steering top nut!
Just make life more challenging I have not been able to find  replacement bearings. Nor am I sue they will not also work loose.
Any ideas or suggestions welcome.

Twins / Re: A65 Engine rebuild
« on: 06 May, 2017, 15:01:38 »
Electronic ignition....less maintenance
Motobatt battery...stays up forever

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