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The Star and Garter / Re: Fuel Tanks (again)
« on: 24 November, 2017, 16:22:46 »
Hi  :)

Follow up to petrol tank woes.

Now have mine back from having it internally stripped and resealed.

Checked it out as best I could and it appears to be sound. The workmanship is very good and the materials used have left a fairly high gloss finish: looks hard. Of course only time and use will tell. As I said expensive. Inc VAT 190.

I have another seriously ancient tank that I shall have a go at myself prob in the new year. Will report eventually "subject to memory"


The Star and Garter / Re: More ebay fraud.
« on: 23 November, 2017, 19:10:34 »
Its a sorry state of affairs and appears as bad as ever. Its very difficult to know how to deal with it. Something like that I think you either do cash on collection or Paypal.(I don't actually mind paying a bit extra to cover the Paypal transaction) Certainly parting with cash unseen is maybe not the best way to go.

But I must confess to not having a clue how to deal with it, and Ebay don't appear to be in the slightest interested. Fraid its a case of you pays yer money and you takes yer choice.

Mike 8) 8)

The Star and Garter / Re: Military contract number
« on: 19 November, 2017, 14:40:45 »
Hi agen.

It would APPEAR (estimated)that if your machine Frame No falls between 55429 and 110000 then the contract No S5209 should be correct

Estimate is taken from the BSAOC dating info. Mine is in the 110000 bracket 1944 and the RAF archives show 1944 and with that contract No

Take care

Mike 8) 8).

The Star and Garter / Re: Military contract number
« on: 19 November, 2017, 11:39:56 »


The Ministry of War (now MOD) placed an order for 12000 WM20's in the early forties. Contract No S5209. The unit cost was 68-10-0 ex factory.

This info was supplied by the RAF transport records when I was in the process of trying to fill in the history of my machine. Unfortunately very few individual records exist concerning actual machines in either of the forces. (realistically the same reply from Army and Navy)

I forgot I had this info.

Mike 8) 8)

The Star and Garter / Re: Military contract number
« on: 18 November, 2017, 19:12:32 »

What year.

Mike 8)

Singles / Re: C15T crankcase breather oil leak - but only some times!
« on: 18 November, 2017, 13:57:47 »

I had a wet sumping problem on my A50. I put in any anti wet sumping valve. 35 ish and a fairly easy job.  No more wet sumping.

I was against the idea to start with, but when I mentioned it here, several guys gave me positive results so I went for it.

It easy to see that it is working by watching the return pipe in the tank.

Worth a thought???


The Star and Garter / Re: Stolen Bikes, lifted from another forum.
« on: 16 November, 2017, 09:50:40 »

Like I said ----Castration.(or sewing up)

Mike 8) 8)

Twins / Re: A65 cylinder liners
« on: 13 November, 2017, 15:37:29 »
Hi thanks I'll check that out

Mike :) :)

Twins / A65 cylinder liners
« on: 13 November, 2017, 13:48:55 »

Greetings. I am in need of liners for an A65. Does anyone either have or know of a source of supply.

Any help much appreciated.

Mike 8) 8)

Twins / Re: Front fork counter bore
« on: 08 November, 2017, 19:14:51 »
 :) :)

Thank you. that's increased my knowledge. Just what I was looking for

Mike 8) 8)

Twins / Re: A65 OIF engine rebuild.
« on: 08 November, 2017, 16:24:40 »

I had one done last year all in bottom end inc regrinding and bearings etc was less than 350 Did not include rebore that was another 110 plus pistons at normal cost. So all in about 550.

Mike 8) 8)

Twins / Re: Front fork counter bore
« on: 08 November, 2017, 16:18:49 »

Thanks Julian my main concern is the shafts them selves rather than the sliders etc . Are all the pre shuttle fork shafts the same

Mike 8) 8)

Twins / Re: Front fork counter bore
« on: 08 November, 2017, 10:39:45 »
Hi may we take this a stage further. Is it safe to assume that all A65 pre shuttle valve fork shafts were the same.

As I said, it never previously concerned me, I just did what was necessary and put them back together.

Now thought I wish to replace a couple of pairs of shafts. Both about 1963/64

Mike 8) 8)

Twins / Re: Front fork counter bore
« on: 07 November, 2017, 14:03:28 »
Thanks again


Twins / Front fork counter bore
« on: 07 November, 2017, 11:09:05 »

Hi all.
Having just read all the threads about the fork sliders, I called a couple of guys I know and the upshot is that none of us know what the term "counter bore" actually means.

Its something maybe that has never been of any concern to me because all I've ever done is dismantle forks and put em back the same way.

So, being a bear of very small brain, would someone, or two, care to enlighten us?? With simple words of course.

Your advice much appreciated.

Mike 8) 8) 

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