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The Star and Garter / Re: Sloper engine overall
« on: 24 January, 2018, 16:00:57 »
 :)

Thanks for that. In truth anyone good who can do a good job will be close enough.

Mike 8) 8)

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Singles / Re: B31 Rear Wheel Spindle
« on: 24 January, 2018, 14:54:34 »
Hi :)

Brief follow up. The spindle that I have is  7:1/16th long   and 11/16th diameter. Thread =22TPI. If you think its right and want to try it  I'm happy to send it for the postage. If its not what you just send it back. I'll have a quick check around for a sensible equivalent price.

Mike 8) 8)

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Singles / Re: B31 Rear Wheel Spindle
« on: 24 January, 2018, 09:49:56 »
Hi.

I have just found a spindle in amongst my bits. It is most probably BSA but I don't have a clue which one. Definitely Not A series. If you can let me have your required dimensions I'll check it out to see if its any good to you. As far as I can see its brand new and I vaguely remember buying it in error some time back in the Roman ages. (But then everything is "vaguely" so it could have been last week)

Mike 8) 8) 8)

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The Star and Garter / Re: Sloper engine overall
« on: 24 January, 2018, 09:43:41 »
That should say "overhaul"

Mike 8) 8)

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The Star and Garter / Sloper engine overall
« on: 23 January, 2018, 19:17:44 »
Hi  :)

Looking for someone to "do" a Sloper engine. Initially to strip and advise then eventually to possibly carry out the restoration work??? Its seriously poorly so a fair amount of engineering is probable.

Traveling is not a problem but would prefer south of London and in the West Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex area.

So anyone you know with a good sound reputation would be good news.

Mike 8) 8)

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Singles / Re: B44 riders
« on: 23 January, 2018, 09:11:15 »
 :)

Into wind you would have a groundspeed of 5mph. Down wind you would have a groundspeed of 45mph assuming you are "dead into/downwind"

Mike 8)

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Singles / Re: Kickstart cotter pin
« on: 21 January, 2018, 11:35:30 »
 :)
Do you have a bench??? If so load your bike with the wheels onto the edge of the bench with the offending kick start out to the side. Fix bike firmly in place.

This will give you all the space you need to enable you to get at it easily to drive out the pin.

If you get a similar problem in future, leave the nut on the pin and only undo it about 1/16th, and (once it moves undo it another 1/16th and repeat) this way you will have a much larger strike area when you hit it and you will be less likely to bend the threaded part. It will still probably kill the pin but that's no problem.

Mike 8) 8)

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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)

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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) :(

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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

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