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Singles / Re: B31 Rear Wheel Spindle
« on: 19 January, 2018, 09:12:46 »
Hi  :)

You might find it quicker to borrow one as a pattern and have one made.
Incidently, when I do this I have a couple made cos once someone sets up a lathe an extra is really not very expensive,

Best of

Mike 8)

The Star and Garter / Re: 60th Anniversary Calendar
« on: 17 January, 2018, 16:25:14 »
Hi. :) :)
Mine arrived today. Absolutely brilliant and great big thanks.

Particularly taken by the guy with rolled down wellies. Been there.

Remember--- Saturday night---Going out with wellies on and a pair of shoes in yer pocket and arriving at a dance with oily hands cos "something happened but I managed to fix it". Then standing all night "with yer mates, on the pull" talking about anything and not making a lot of sense cos she's just ignoring you.

Maybe the gods will be kind and let me have another go at my mis spent youth. and please may I make all the same mistakes agin.

Take care

Mike 8) 8) :(

The Star and Garter / Re: Painting Barrels black
« on: 14 January, 2018, 12:01:09 »
Or you could just get it stove enamelled.

Mike 8) 8)

The Star and Garter / Re: Painting Barrels black
« on: 13 January, 2018, 16:45:26 »

My man tells me that powder coating will decrease the cooling effect of the fins. So I've stopped doing it and I use Very High Temperature aerosols. All the colours you could want.

Your thoughts please.

Mike 8) 8)

Twins / Re: Starting help on '71 A65 Lightning
« on: 13 January, 2018, 09:46:07 »
 :) :)

Hi This is part of the post that didn't send yesterday.

Give it a whiff of "easy start". If it then starts easily your problem is probably fuel. If it still doesn't start then suspect your ignition system.

If you have electronic ignition look to your battery. Is this only a cold start problem (Does it re-start ok when its been run for a while?

Hope it all goes OK

Mike 8) 8)

Twins / Re: Starting help on '71 A65 Lightning
« on: 12 January, 2018, 19:56:20 »
 :) :)

What type of ignition do you have. If its points etc condensers would be a reasonable place to look.

Mike 8) 8)

The Star and Garter / Re: Help needed in the spring.
« on: 12 January, 2018, 09:53:59 »

That's what I normally do pre putting the wheels on.

Its certainly the best way to avoid knocking paint off the frame.

Mike 8) 8)

Twins / Re: Help needed in West Sussex
« on: 10 January, 2018, 09:37:44 »
I have sent a PM.

Twins / Re: A65 problems
« on: 04 January, 2018, 11:35:37 »

Hi. You can go to .080" over but make sure that you can still get the pistons  but before you do anything about. New barrels ???? maybe but you could be in almost the same situ cos most of the ones that are available are worn. You can get them relined but you will need to shop around cos the liners are not readily available. (I have some being done at the moment but cant find out where "the man" got the liners from, he could well have had them spun.  I'm told BSA never produced a relining kit, but I'm open to advice on that)

As for repairing the bridge----it could be done but it would be a hell of a job.

As previously advised I would strip it and see what you've got then get hold of another bottom casing and go from there.

I will contact engineer again today and try to let you know about relining cost and availability. Incidently the ones I'm having done are already at .080"

Mike 8) 8)

The Star and Garter / Re: dvla new commitie
« on: 29 December, 2017, 09:12:13 »
 :) :) :)
Mike 8) 8)

Twins / Re: A65 OIF conversion to disc front brake.
« on: 24 December, 2017, 11:35:38 »

That gap sounds awfully sensible to me regardless of what brakes you have. About half the required braking distance is taken up by thinking/reaction time. AND that hasn't improved much over the years for most of us.
Then if you do stop quickly enough you get rammed by the other twerp who is driving tooooooooooooo close. Hence multi car pile ups.

Theres really no single answer to it. I too spent a great deal of time flying. The adage: "If you give yourself space you will be giving yourself time".

Happy Seasons greetings whatever you are celebrating

Mike 8) 8)

The Star and Garter / Re: BSAOC future .
« on: 22 December, 2017, 19:24:12 »
Unfortunately the Russian army could probably walk through anyway. Can you actually imagine a realistic multi national defence strategy.
Nope. neither can I. But that's not what we are here for.

Have a good one and enjoy all you have.

happy happy.


Twins / Re: Frame numbers?
« on: 21 December, 2017, 19:16:45 »

Ah! If only.

I have a frame and some bits.(and some dust and cobwebs and what looks suspiciously like Cow muck---I mean barn find) No Reg No. No paper at all. Mr Foden has put the frame as SA Police.

Mike 8) 8)

Twins / Re: Frame numbers?
« on: 21 December, 2017, 16:58:58 »
Hi :)

I am about to use the V888 to try to find out if my barn find frame No is listed on the system. I know it was originally a South African Police bike and I want to try to establish whether its ever been officially imported and put into use. Because if its going to be a pain I'll go MSVA from square one.

I'll keep you in the picture>

Mike 8) 8)

Twins / Re: Frame numbers?
« on: 21 December, 2017, 10:01:45 »
Hi :)

Just been racking my brain cell and I would suggest that may be an MSVA No or a pre MSVA from when you could register a new frame by simply popping into your local county taxation office. Oh happy days.

Take care

Mike 8) 8) 8)

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