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The Star and Garter / Original E30/14 Outfit
« on: 28 April, 2018, 22:07:22 »
Hi folks,
During a recent visit to a wonderful motorcycle museum, I spotted this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83y11i5bezg

Thought it may be of interest.
Cheers,
Bevan

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The Star and Garter / Why
« on: 14 March, 2018, 02:57:14 »
Apologies if this has been explained previously - As a non-UK resident, I am puzzled by some bike adverts that end with "why".
Could someone please explain the significance of this ?
Cheers,
Bevan

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Pre War / 1929 Sloper kick start
« on: 05 March, 2018, 05:04:11 »
Hi folks,
Could some one with a Sloper with a 3 speed box give me an indication of what angle the ks actually engages when you kick it over ?  On my bike, the ks is almost horizontal, meaning that there is very little travel to get the old girl spinning over and firing up.  Also, it tends to jam at the top, which I presume is due to the leading tooth on the quadrant not engaging correctly ?
Cheers,
Bevan

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Pre War / 1929 Sloper crankcase breather
« on: 16 July, 2017, 22:15:55 »
Hi folks,
I suspect that my crankcase breather may be blocked.  If I remove the primary side oiler (which I gather acts as the breather (yes/no ?), should I be able to feel some air pressure if I put my finger over the breather hole when I kick the engine over slowly ?

I've attached (I hope) a couple of images of the oiler\breather .

Turning it over:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHbwMKxtg1I

Cheers,
Bevan   

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Pre War / OHV Sloper Gearing
« on: 21 April, 2017, 04:29:48 »
Hi folks,
Since recently purchasing an S29 3 speed 500 cc ohv Sloper, I have felt that it was working pretty hard at speed. 

The 1930 BSA Instruction book quotes the following gearing for a 4.93 H.P. model: engine shaft 19 tooth; clutch chainwheel 48 tooth; gearbox driving sprocket 19 tooth; rear wheel 42 tooth.

Mine are as specified except that the rear is 46 tooth, so that suggests an obvious way to drop the revs I guess.

I would be interested to know what gearing owners of similar bikes have.

Cheers,
Bevan

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Pre War / Replacing Sloper fork spring
« on: 14 February, 2017, 06:45:00 »
Hi folks,
I'm new to girder fork bikes and would appreciate any tips on swapping the fork spring on my 1929 Sloper.  I presume it is under compression. Have bought a new spring since current one is very soft.
Cheers,
Bevan

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