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

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Twins / Re: A65 Gearbox Camplate
« on: 16 April, 2018, 19:12:16 »
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Forgive my iggerance. Are they interchangeable.

Mike 8) 8)

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Singles / Re: Dents in frame
« on: 15 April, 2018, 09:00:21 »
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I would just fill them with weld or braze the reshape carefully with a file.
Mike  8)

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The Star and Garter / Re: Lightning Clubman CVN14C
« on: 06 April, 2018, 12:57:50 »
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The way I understand this issue is that if you use form V888 and submit it to the correct department DVLA are allowed to divulge certain info. Your reason for the request plays a very important part in their advice/info available.

The form can be downloaded from .gov and last time I used it--it cost a fiver. The young lady rang me and asked a few questions about why I wanted the info.

Its possible things have changed completely.

Mike 8) 8) 8)

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I find that once you knock the lumps of rust out, by whatever means, the electrolysis method is good.

You will need: - a plastic receptacle large enough to hold your item with some extra space.
                       a battery charger
                       A lump of iron (For big stuff I use an old brake disc) called the annode???
                       A slack handful of kitchen soda.   
                       Warm water.

Method: -    Dissolve the soda in the warm water enough to cover at least most of your rusty bit.
                  Connect the rusty oblect to the negative terminal.
                  Connect your lump of iron to the positiv terminal
                  Ensure the two are not touching(or kiss goodbye to your charger)
                  Switch on after a short time you will start to see a line of bubbles 'tracking' on the surface between the two items.
                  You will then see the rust start to surface it will bring with it a lot of other *rap.



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                  Ensure that your item and your lump are not touching(or kiss goodbye to your charger)





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Singles / Re: petrol tap - unblocking ?
« on: 29 March, 2018, 19:13:37 »
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Hi Julian.

I'm considering swapping my taps over. which taps did you use. Did you need to put collars in??if so what sizes.

Mike 8) 8) 8)

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Twins / Re: You gotta be kidding me....
« on: 27 March, 2018, 15:54:17 »
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I've just looked at one and it is just a short weld either side. Whether that original ????????????

Mike 8) 8)

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Twins / Re: You gotta be kidding me....
« on: 27 March, 2018, 14:04:01 »
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Hi. Depends what welding method you propose.  If you are using MIG or Stick you should be fine to weld it in situ cos you really only need to "splash" it.
I would be far more wary using gas because you have to keep the flame up to the piece.

You can always stuff a piece of wet cloth inside to damp out any probability of it catching fire.

Have a bucket of water handy and a wet cloth ready to put straight on the finished weld to cool it. Or a cup of water.

With MIG or Stick don't forget to disconnect your battery to avoid the possibility of wacking a great big current through your alternator.

Mike 8) 8) 8)

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The Star and Garter / Re: Buyers Beware !
« on: 25 March, 2018, 19:51:22 »
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I asked my son to pick it up for me, and he never queried it. He just did exactly what I had asked. I told him it was most likely in a rough state. Yo tooooooooooo right

Mike 8) 8)

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Twins / Re: A65 restoration???
« on: 25 March, 2018, 18:07:32 »
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I'm probably at that stage---just think she is keeping me on my toes. Never mind --the funeral plan is all paid up. Seriously Yes I think its accepted. But we joke about it.

Mike 8) 8)

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Twins / Re: A65 restoration???
« on: 25 March, 2018, 11:26:56 »
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Machine guns--good idea but cant get them here so it would mean a trip to the states.
Judging by a few words "in passing" I think I'm rumbled.
Thanks for the encouragement.

Mike 8) 8)

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Twins / Re: A65 restoration???
« on: 24 March, 2018, 22:00:52 »
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Hi Derek. No No theme just a whim. Where it will go depends on what it looks like at each stage. Financial controller has part of the story. Wait till the kitchen is full of steam then walk in with a single piece and say something like "this bit came today and it only cost xxxxx" Not all the bits at once.

It will ultimately fail and I shall be demoted to sweeping the paths again.

TC

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Twins / Re: A65 restoration???
« on: 24 March, 2018, 15:03:56 »
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Just got my bits back from Powder Coating. I'll try to put them on here. I know it aint proper like but its maybe the last Beesa that I shall do so I thought I would do what I was unable to do 50 years or so back.

Mike 8) 8) 8)

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The Star and Garter / Re: Buyers Beware !
« on: 24 March, 2018, 09:59:53 »
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If it makes you feel any better I actually GOT CAUGHT out in a similar way, and never got a refund. Entirely my own fault and now its water under the bridge, Fortunaly most of the parts were there and I was able to continue with it.

Mike

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Which BSA do you ride? / Re: DB 500 GS
« on: 22 March, 2018, 08:23:29 »
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BOOTIFUL You can be proud of that.

Mike

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