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Pre War / Re: Sloper primary chain lubrication adjustment
« on: 07 May, 2018, 08:53:19 »
Hi Tony
assuming its the same as the 29 Sloper it is clockwise to reduce flow (like a domestic tap).The manual suggests 1/2 to 3/4 of a turn open for 'ordinary work'.

The Star and Garter / Congratulations Norma!
« on: 02 May, 2018, 17:01:33 »
Norma Burgess-Lowe has deservedly been elected as the new Club President.
A stalwart of the club for more years than it would be polite to mention, Norma creates BSAOC history by becoming the Club's first woman President.

Twins / Re: New Find and project
« on: 02 May, 2018, 16:50:42 »
British Only is good for parts over your side.
Indeed I got a NOS head for the Super Rocket from them some while ago.

Singles / Re: Oil pipe tap
« on: 01 May, 2018, 19:51:47 »
You need to split the crankcase to service the valve. Or it could be coming from the pump to crankcase joint as well.

Have you seen these valves which go in the oil feed line. The seller has been doing these for many years. Some owners like them others not. I used the A10 version for a few years until a new oil pump solved the problem.

I have had one in the Super Rocket for over 15 years with no problems. I can't imagine Polly would keep selling them if there was a problem.

Pre War / Re: Colour code for BSA Sloper tank 1930
« on: 01 May, 2018, 19:48:09 »
1929 was dark Brunswick green so I'd assume the 1930 green was the same. However, knowing the vagaries of BSA annual model changes its always possible they changed it!

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.

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