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The situation with regard to DVLA appears to be getting worse. Its now at the point where you need the level of evidence required for conviction in a murder trial.

So if after very careful consideration you (or anyone else) considers themselves hard done by do this: -

Write to the CAO DVLA Swansea. Write to the minister of transport and write to your local MP.

It may not work but but but  if we load them up enough maybe someone will listen. Trouble is they have the big guns. The longer we just sit back the longer it will go on and the worse it will get.

Its almost as if there is an orchestrated movement to stop restorations without going down the "SVA full test route"



Hi. Too late for you but the best thing in these circumstances is to get the seller to obtain a new V5 prior to selling. He is entitled to it but afraid that you are not.

It can still fail.


The Star and Garter / Re: Ebay scammer delves into pre-war BSAs
« on: 21 September, 2017, 15:57:24 »
Absolutely brilliant

The Star and Garter / Re: Ebay scammer delves into pre-war BSAs
« on: 21 September, 2017, 10:38:35 »
Hi all.

My EPO is also very compliant and travels happily with me on my various "junk runs". But the line was seriously drawn when I proposed cleaning an international rad in the bath. Well you cant win em all.

Incidently on the theft of bikes issue--- I keep "D" locks on mine even in my locked garage. (Or chains) and if they are ever parked out of sight even for a short time. Paranoid???probably?????????????


The Star and Garter / Re: Ebay scammer delves into pre-war BSAs
« on: 20 September, 2017, 21:19:57 »
Just one is one toooooooo many according to a couple of Sunday morning widows. Mike.

I note that Ebay is very quick at telling me that I'm not allowed to put contact details etc in my ads BUt they sure don't take any action against the perpetrators of these obvious crimes. There is no excuse--- they have all the details. Its about time they started 'bouncing' one or two of this puke making crud.


The Star and Garter / Re: Ebay scammer delves into pre-war BSAs
« on: 20 September, 2017, 18:21:19 »

My son has just been down this line with someone selling a Sloper with sidecar. Same basic story. It was soon removed. This time the seller has re-located to Poland. However I would like to think that some very lucky guy gat a super deal "1931 Sloper and chair fully restored by my deceased father in law" 4500 buy it now.

Mine personal experience was someone offering me a fab price for a mid twenties tractor but could I arrange delivery to Russia. Oh yeah.

Bring back hanging????? OK I know that's a bit harsh so how about public castration. Same goes for the thieves.


Twins / Re: Battery flat after riding with lights on
« on: 28 August, 2017, 16:23:59 »
Hi :)

Classic Motorcycle Electrics on Ebay. Item No252989884779. 23.99 +postage.


Twins / Re: Crankshaft. Oil pump drive pinion L/H thread.
« on: 25 August, 2017, 20:47:57 »
Hi agen.

I'm just going to throw this one in because I have no way of checking it out. Where problems have arisen on the crankshaft end like mine having been welded, from that point on it is suspect.

So your thoughts on this one: Would it be possible to drill and tap the crankshaft end and put a keeper stud in. RH thread so that any attempt of the locknut to turn would automatically have a tightening affect on it. Should be able to do away with the lock washer.

As I say I have no way of checking this so your thoughts please. Then should mine fail I have some idea where to go with it. Might be of use. Even if a hollow plug was used>>>>>

Mike 8)

Twins / Re: Crankshaft. Oil pump drive pinion L/H thread.
« on: 25 August, 2017, 19:20:40 »

 Ho Ho Ho. Mine had the locknut welded on. Oh what fun. Oh what joy. I'd like to strangle whoever did it. It was only because someone had gnurgled the LH thread locknut. Fortunately it was only two or three largish 'splashes'.
I hope the cretin who did it is reading this.

Mike 8)

Pre War / Re: Sloper Dating
« on: 24 August, 2017, 13:48:55 »
 :) :) :)

Just received dating certificate From Mr Foden.

This is original 550cc(5.57 H.P.) H31-8 model.

Frame and engine original as left the factory 9th November 1931. Supplied to the Post Office.

So now I know.

Thank you Mr Foden. ;) ;)

Mike 8)

Twins / Re: Oil Pumps
« on: 23 August, 2017, 10:22:36 »

Just a quick follow up.
It really is a very easy job.
I have never been inside such a simple pump.
So anyone who suspects an oil pump problem all you need is a screwdriver.
You cant even put it together wrongly because the pressure gears and the scavenge gears have a different spline length and they simply wont fit in place.
Thanks again
Mike 8)

Twins / Re: Oil Pumps
« on: 22 August, 2017, 17:26:53 »

Hi Julian thank you.

In fact I just stood and looked at the new and the old splines and concluded exactly that.

"He breathes a big sigh of relief."

Thanks a zillion. Assuming nothing goes amiss my oil pump has come in at about 40. I can live with that. Of course the final test will be when its put to use. But I cant see that for a couple of years and by then I'll have forgotten anyway.

But at least now we know it can be done.

Mike 8)  Happy Boy :) :) :)

Twins / Re: Oil Pumps
« on: 22 August, 2017, 15:40:53 »

Here we go then. I got a used A7/10 pump today and fitted my existing A65 drive to it.
Fortunately I found an old(very) A7/10 book in my bits drawer so I was able to verify what I thought that I understood from your post.

Yep they fit up ok although they have a bit of a tight spot it turns. They need to be separated agen and given another clean to smooth out the rotation.

However it does throw up another point-----with the drive re-sited it turns the pump gears in the opposite direction. What do you recon the effect will be. Will it now push instead of sucking???and create a flow in the wrong direction. (That's what I think could happen)

I look forward to yours on this one.

Mike 8)

Twins / Re: Update from Old Biker
« on: 20 August, 2017, 13:47:36 »

About 1978/79 I put a complete Norton Commando front end on. it spoiled the Beesa look and it was a serious dock yard job machining collars etc. But it certainly stopped.

Long gone now but would (will?) do it again

Mike 8)

Twins / Re: Oil Pumps
« on: 20 August, 2017, 13:39:42 »

Thanks again I'll let you know whenever.


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