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Twins / Re: A65 Forks Interesting Problem
« on: 14 May, 2018, 20:08:43 »

Good idea. I never thought of anti freeze. I use Ardrox which is specific to crack detection. I don't think I would have been able to use it in that particular area. BUT if I'd had a sensible head on at least I might have tried.
 Thanks for that something good to remember.

Mike 8) 8)

Twins / Re: A65 Forks Interesting Problem
« on: 14 May, 2018, 16:40:33 »
Hi :)
Thanks for all your efforts and advice. I gave  a great deal of consideration to each.

Situ now:- I have taken out bolts and endcaps, drained the leaking side  (only a piddling drop of oil came out and I on;ly refilled it last week) and put some air pressure into it. No apparent air blow.  Poured about 1/4 pt petrol down No leak. Re pressurised it No blow. Probed with .6mm wire no apparent hole. So don't have a clue.
Action taken:- I rolled up a ball of ptfe larger than the bolt diameter and pushed it up inside all 4 holes, forced it hard in with cap bolts. Then used a swathe of ptfe around each bolt, refilled the leg and quit for the day
Let you know
Mike 8) 8)

Twins / Re: A65 Forks Interesting Problem
« on: 13 May, 2018, 17:02:17 »
The idea to take the cap off etc is now gonna be my next move. I shall also start looking for a new?? slider
Mike 8) 8)

Twins / Re: A65 Forks Interesting Problem
« on: 13 May, 2018, 09:29:40 »
 :) :)

Thanks for that. Been down the PTFE route but not successful. I am considering: - Drain it completely then big swishy clean with petrol. Then I'll cut a rubber bung a bit oversize and force it up the hole with the normal bolt. Maybe smear it with Araldite first. If I do that I'll probably need to carefully tap(clean) the thread out afterward.
Any ideas
Alternative----braze studs in but don't want to go that route.
Mike 8) 8) 

Twins / Re: A65 Forks Interesting Problem
« on: 11 May, 2018, 21:39:50 »
Hi Thanks for reply
The fork slider is part No 42.5142. I can only think that at some stage in its life someone may have drilled out a broken stud or drilled through to use an "easy out" and gone too far.
All ideas or assist welcome. Must confess that I don't really want to strip it all down if someone out there has an answer.
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 / Re: DVLA Well Done
« on: 11 May, 2018, 18:59:06 »
  8) 8)
It certainly came back quick enuff. No prob tho I got my answer.

Mike :) :)

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 / Re: New Find and project
« on: 02 May, 2018, 15:08:08 »

I've just had my annual think about this and would recommend that you go onto one of the parts sites. For me I would go onto Draganfly Motorcycles. (That spelling is correct) They a have very wide parts base but equally important you will be able to find the part numbers of most if not all of the bits you may need.

You may then find it easier to source parts your side of the pond.

Mike 8) 8)

Twins / Re: New Find and project
« on: 02 May, 2018, 10:06:08 »

All the original fork parts are available, tho you might have to shop around and rebuild them yourself. Ebay is usually quite good.

Mike 8) 8) 8)

Twins / Re: A65 threads
« on: 02 May, 2018, 10:02:52 »
Thanks again

Mike 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)

The Star and Garter / Re: Stolen Bike
« on: 01 May, 2018, 19:22:50 »

This is a totally shameful situation and keeps happening. You know where I stand on this subject.


The Star and Garter / Re: Stolen Bantam
« on: 27 April, 2018, 19:09:38 »
  :( >:(
I am generally a very compassionate person however.
I think the very best outcome to this is that these bikes are found and returned to the said owner. There my compassion ends.
The next best outcome is that the thief kills himself riding it/them.
I make no apology if I have upset anyone with this post.
Mike :(  :(

Twins / Re: A65 Fork shafts
« on: 26 April, 2018, 20:01:26 »
Hi All.

I now have my new fork shafts and await the arrival of new bushes. I have not done this particular job for several moons (The only other  time 1957 I think)
Any tips viz fitting the bottom bush would be appreciated.

Mike 8) 8)

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