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The Star and Garter / Vehicle registration
« on: 31 May, 2018, 12:16:35 »

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)

Twins / A65 brake pedal
« on: 24 May, 2018, 19:15:23 »
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)

Twins / Electronic Ignition
« on: 22 May, 2018, 09:53:47 »
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)

The Star and Garter / SRM oil pumps
« on: 18 May, 2018, 16:57:20 »
 :) :)

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)

Twins / A65 Forks Interesting Problem
« on: 11 May, 2018, 19:05:24 »
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)

The Star and Garter / DVLA Well Done
« on: 11 May, 2018, 14:04:39 »
 :) :) :)

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)

Twins / A65 threads
« on: 01 May, 2018, 21:08:21 »
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)

Twins / A65 engine
« on: 24 April, 2018, 21:17:28 »
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)

Twins / A65 Fork shafts
« on: 18 April, 2018, 10:09:58 »

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)

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)

Which BSA do you ride? / WM20 follow up
« on: 18 March, 2018, 20:42:32 »
I'll try to post some sensible pics this time

Which BSA do you ride? / WM20 1944
« on: 18 March, 2018, 18:11:02 »

Hi This is progress to date. Another 10 years should do it.

Mike 8) 8) 8)

Twins / A65 Cylinder head
« on: 18 March, 2018, 16:50:49 »
 :)Hi gents.

Remind me please---I believe that the only difference between the "early" head and the 1966/70??? head is the change to the drilling of the two rear head bolt holes. From 5/16th to 3/8th. Would one of you kind guys confirm this for me please. I cant find anything else    except maybe the threads --CEI to BSF/BSW????????. I really cant remember(AGE AGEN)

Mike 8) 8)

Twins / A65 valve guides
« on: 14 March, 2018, 16:42:29 »
Hi all. :)

I am looking for some oversize A65 valve guides +010". I have tried a selection of dealers to no avail, Draganfly and Feked and Kidderminster among others.
So anyone able to help or advise I would be very grateful. I am actually considering having A10 guides machined??your opinions on that would be useful.
Or anywhere I can get them made.
Thanks for your time.

Mike 8) 8) 8)

Twins / A65 restoration???
« on: 05 March, 2018, 10:48:38 »
Now have the Wheel back from rebuild. Looks Brill.

Sent frame, swinging arm, fork sliders and head stock off for PCoating.

Have enough parts to make an engine. Bought a previously un-ground crank from Manchester and cylinders from Devon still with only +010 wear. Casings from Worcester. Head from Norfolk, con rods from Durham. Clutch drum and plates from Oxford. And new pistons etc. Financial controller is not full aware at this stage

Just boxed up to go to be ground and bored. So we'll see

No holidays for a couple of years  Mike 8) 8) 8)

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