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Singles / Re: A10 shoes in M20 drum?
« on: 11 October, 2017, 17:20:31 »
Thanks Julian.
Given the problems with old brake systems and modern traffic the nailin the coffin for me was the A10 linings having such a small surface area compared to th proper M20 linings. Less friction surface = reduced braking efficiiency. The M20 may not be fast but it has plenty of mass and like all my bikes brakes, they have to cope with my increasing mass ;)

Singles / A10 shoes in M20 drum?
« on: 10 October, 2017, 21:35:20 »
I have no brake shoes for my WM20 and they are very hard to firnd. I have a spare set of 7" A10 shoes that fit but the ends of the shoes are somewhat narroer than the cam and fulcrum pin. Would this cause problems?

The Star and Garter / Re: owning a British bike?
« on: 10 October, 2017, 21:23:30 »
You must either be a good mechanic or be prepared to learn or have very deep pockets.

"BSA - making mechanics of ordinary men since 1917"

, but it has borrani wheels and rear 15" bobber, which obviously aren't original , and an A65 tank. would that be considered as not a true marque? it does have the old style single sided front hub and original forks. 

I am not suggesting you borrow some A10 wheels and tank while you sort out registration.

The Star and Garter / Re: Rocket Gold Star inner primary chain case
« on: 01 October, 2017, 19:48:15 »
 I " Googled" BSA RGS authentication and found this helpful link. It includes a reference to the inner primary
But how accurate it is I cannot tell!

The Star and Garter / Re: Rocket Gold Star inner primary chain case
« on: 01 October, 2017, 18:06:30 »
I understand how disappointing it can be when people don't give up their time to anwer your questions and you have to go to the bother of looking it up for yourself. Personally. I would not advise anyone to judge the authentiicity of an RGS on the basis of the inner primary.

Which BSA do you ride? / Re: Newbie, M21
« on: 29 September, 2017, 20:17:15 »
Nice bike mate, thanks for sharing!

I am framing the letter I got from DVLA a few months ago. I had noticed that the V5 for my Super Rocket stated the Make as BSA Super Rocket and that the 'Model' had been left blank. I thought it worth getting corrected to avoid any probelsm in the future.

DVLA's response was that they could not change the V5 as BSA had not issued a code for Super Rocket (!?). trying to be helpfu, I guess, they suggested that if I wanted to pursue the matter I should contact BSA directly.


I think we've identified a training issue!

The Star and Garter / Re: Lidl Tools
« on: 19 September, 2017, 17:48:28 »
Hi Chris,
How noisy is it? Is it likely to brass of the neighbours?

If not, I find tuning the A10 early Sunday morning works.

The Star and Garter / Re: South Derbyshire Bsaoc meeting
« on: 19 September, 2017, 17:46:37 »
Here's Marks message re the 20th ..

Hi there Everyone.

This week we have our last ride out of the summer. This one was planned while we were still at the Malt. It is to the Shardlow Brewing Company, which is just round the corner from The Shakespeare.

Meet up at 6.45 to start at 7.00 at The Shakespeare. I dont know the Brewing Co. so dont know whether you will get a drink there. So best meet up at our HQ. after the ride. Mike Ford is leading this ride and has planned a ride before arriving at the Brewing Co.   Thanks Mike ! 

Twins / Re: RGS inner primary chain case
« on: 16 September, 2017, 19:28:08 »
The RGS was the end of the line for the pre-unit twin and I would not be at all surprisd if the answer is that they use the last stocks of whatever chaincase was avaible in the latter days if the production run to get bikes out of the door for the least cost.

National, Branch and Group Events / Re: South Derbyshire unfriendly?
« on: 08 September, 2017, 09:02:28 »
I might take you up on that

There you go, you can always turn a Beeza guy with the offer of a pint ;)

BSAOC International Rallies / Re: International Rally 2017
« on: 08 September, 2017, 08:58:18 »
I'll certainly second that. What a wonderfull rally reflecting fantastic organisation and effort by the Netherlands branch. Well done!
My wife and I are still touring Holland and but I'll write more when back home.
Just for now though, our grateful thanks to all who made the 2017 such an enjoyable event.

Ken, if you decide to come again I'll buy you a pint.
There's grumpy buggers everywhere and I would be amoingst their clan if I've had a shit day. But I'd hope people wouldn't judge me on one encounter or a whole group of people on the bais of meeting one. :)

Perhaps South Derbyshire needs to take a look at itself.
The other week a new member turned up and the organiser went and bloody well formally welcomed him and introduced him to the members during the meeting.
Another example of how unwelcoming SD is that at the recent rideouts there have only been Triumphs, Yamahas, Royal Enfields, some BSAs and some others I can't recall.
And to top it all at the recent BSAOC v Bantam Club skittles night the damned organiser kept bothering people by checking throughout the night that they were happy with the event and food.
I wouldn't mind but they never checked whether people were members!

I once went to Yorkshire and it rained. I've never felt like going back  ;)

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