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Singles / M20 Oil Filter
« on: 19 June, 2018, 19:09:14 »
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Hi. My M20 service sheets say that the "M" Series bikes don't have the oil filter in the oil tank because there is a felt filter in the oil return line. Fine. But I cant find any reference to the actual filter in any of my exploded drawing, or other documents.

Advice please.

Mike 8) 8)

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The Star and Garter / M20 Magneto
« on: 16 June, 2018, 18:40:13 »
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Quick ask----would it be normal to use a washer when fitting the mag drive sprocket retaining nut. Cant find an answer in any of my books or service sheets. Thanks

Mike 8) 8)

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Singles / M20 Mag/dyno
« on: 14 June, 2018, 12:23:38 »
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Hi I've just got my mag/dyno back from refurb (which cost ouch)and I obviously wish to fit it correctly.
I have never put an M20 mag on before so: - My mag has four studs on the bottom. Are they just locators or do they have an adjustment function.
Any other tips ----yes please---gratefully accepted.

Mike 8) 8) 8)

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The Star and Garter / Sloper Engine
« on: 12 June, 2018, 19:47:41 »
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Got a OHV Sloper with a serious heart problem. Anyone able to recommend a workshop able to "Do". SRM don't do them and its outside the realms of my knowledge and experience.

Any advice or assistance gratefully received.

Mike 8) 8) 8)

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The Star and Garter / A65 oil filter
« on: 01 June, 2018, 16:16:48 »
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Just read through my new BEESA Mag. Super read as usual.

I was especially interested in the "Oil Filtration for Unit A Series Twins" By Tony Harrison. Very good idea and obviously a well thought out design.
So many congratulations, Tony, on an excellent piece. I know where I am going now with my rebuild. Thank you.

Mike 8) 8) 8)

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The Star and Garter / Vehicle registration
« on: 31 May, 2018, 12:16:35 »
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Greetings. I have never registered an MOT exempt vehicle before, so need a bit of assist. What exactly do I have to do. What forms do I actually need. I've just read thro .gov and arrived at a point of total non clarity (surprise surprise).

For instance, do I actually need the relevant form for initial historic registration??

So any help gratefully accepted

Mike 8) 8)

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Twins / A65 brake pedal
« on: 24 May, 2018, 19:15:23 »
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I need a brake pedal for an early model A50/A65 with the cross over shaft. Do any other BSA models fit. Your advice appreciated,

Mike 8) 8)

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Twins / Electronic Ignition
« on: 22 May, 2018, 09:53:47 »
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Greetings all.
Just shortly getting my engine back from machinist.
Whats available in the electronic ignition line. Thinking of going that way again current A50 has boyer.
Anything recommended or anything with a particular not so good reputation.
Any advice gratefully accepted
Mike 8) 8) 8)

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The Star and Garter / SRM oil pumps
« on: 18 May, 2018, 16:57:20 »
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I spoke to SRM today about their A50/A65 oil pumps. They reckon they will have new stock in August. They are reserving them now for anyone interested No price at the mo but won't be cheap I guess. (yes I've ordered one)

Take care all

Mike 8) 8)

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Twins / A65 Forks Interesting Problem
« on: 11 May, 2018, 19:05:24 »
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I've got an oil leak from one of my front forks. It is not from the drain plug but appears to be from one of spindle cap bolts. Investigation is still inconclusive.

I've never heard of a leak at this point, but on the basis that anything is possible?????? has anyone else. If so how did you fix it??

Mike 8)


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The Star and Garter / DVLA Well Done
« on: 11 May, 2018, 14:04:39 »
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Last week I submitted V888 information request to DVLA (Inc payment) about two old beesa's (bitsa's), plus a covering letter specifying the exact info required and the reason for the request
Toady I received a written reply with the info that I requested and the return of my cheque.

Total 9 days inc bank holiday. Thank you DVLA

Mike  8) 8) 8)

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Twins / A65 threads
« on: 01 May, 2018, 21:08:21 »
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Hi all and a happy MayDay.

Confirmation please. What are the threads on the handle bar fixing point. I've been carefully looking at them and can't make up my mind and I don't want to go into them and damage them.

Thanks again

Mike 8) 8) 8)

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Twins / A65 engine
« on: 24 April, 2018, 21:17:28 »
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Hi.
Just getting to the nitty gritty of rebuilding A65 engine from lotsa bits.
The crank I obtained appears to have been made with only one sludge trap plug--size 7/8 x 20tpi (Unless someone has welded one end up unlikely because the crank has never been reground).
Everything else about the crank appears normal???????????????
I have no info on this item so your input would be of great value.
Mike 8) 8)

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Twins / A65 Fork shafts
« on: 18 April, 2018, 10:09:58 »
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Good morning to all.

The A65 I'm working on has some seriously poorly fork shafts/stanchions. As I see it there were three types made and used over the years and I want to be certain what I buy is correct.

I know that they are not the last ones. Now my question is---are the other two interchangeable. Cos my real problem is that I don't know the actual year of the forks only the probable year.

I've just been looking at Draganfly diagrams and that doesn't fully answer the question.

Your advice seriously appreciated.

Mike 8) 8)

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Which BSA do you ride? / BSA A50 1963
« on: 20 March, 2018, 20:03:51 »
Hi Guys :)

Here is my A50. Nuts and bolts restoration. Still need a couple of side panel badges and I've just put decals on as a temp job.  can't get on it tho.

 8)Mike 8)

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