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Singles / Re: B40 10 gauge spoke thread
« on: Today at 11:00:06 »
Hi Chaz,
             I have a selection of used stainless spokes and chrome plated nipples if you are stuck.

Regards...

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Singles / Re: B40 10 gauge spoke thread
« on: 26 May, 2020, 11:19:52 »
Hi,
     Thread will expand to a diameter approximately 0.14", 40 tpi. Batch roll them in stages as you form the thread and test them on the nipples you have would be the best option.

Best wishes...

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Hi,
     Not sure if this post is allowed?

A nice saving if you are in the market for cables etc - 25% discount using code VH25 until 31st May.

Best wishes...

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Singles / Re: Bit of a catastrophe
« on: 25 May, 2020, 18:56:19 »
Hi Phil,
          Try GUNK engine degreaser, apply and rinse off with a water hose. If you’ve never used it, it’s a powerful degreaser and gentle enough to leave the bristles on your mat.

Best wishes...

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Twins / Re: Hornet cylinder head
« on: 25 May, 2020, 10:27:38 »
Hi Gordon,
                For 1966 Hornet you need part number 68-834, twin carb head , also fitted to the Lightning. You probably have part number 68-704, single carb Thunderbolt head. I believe the head used in 1967 is okay.

The heads for other years are not readily interchangeable. As the years progressed: the two smaller diameter rear cylinder head bolts changed to match the front (there is a machining solution). The rocker cover studs and gasket profile changed, you need a matching rocker cover. The head steady moved to the rocker cover.

With a will to change to other years it can be done but be prepared for some issues.

Best wishes…

   

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Twins / Re: 1970 a65 capacitor
« on: 25 May, 2020, 08:21:14 »
Hi,
     From the attached image the spring mount is at the the terminal end, usually fitted the other way around with the spring narrow end in the groove of the capacitor body. There are 2 types of springs available, whichever spring is used the capacitor terminals must be pointing down.

https://www.draganfly.co.uk/index.php/component/hikashop/product/16782-

https://www.rgmnorton.co.uk/buy/2mc-capacitor-for-mk3_4507.htm

More info here:
https://www.classicbritishspares.com/blogs/news/product-review-lucas-type-2mc-capacitor-54170009?page=2

A modern supercapacitor equivalent would be a better option if the electrics are up to it.

Best wishes...

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Twins / Re: 1970 a65 capacitor
« on: 24 May, 2020, 19:48:18 »
Hi,
    Yep, capacitor kit part number 00-4402.

To be used with or without battery, useful in a road bike for emergency operation.

Best wishes...

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Twins / Re: 1970 a65 capacitor
« on: 24 May, 2020, 17:11:10 »
Hi,
     In later models they were also fitted for use in emergency , when the battery was flat.

Best wishes...

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Twins / Re: 1970 a65 capacitor
« on: 24 May, 2020, 15:00:38 »
Hi,
    Worth checking if the capacitor cable is down to earth first. Then disconnect the battery neg terminal, start the engine, turn on lights with main beam. It will be difficult to start with a faulty capacitor.

If it is suspect here are the capacitor testing instructions:

Best wishes...

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Twins / Re: carb mounting studs
« on: 24 May, 2020, 11:10:54 »
Hi,
    The original studs 5/16"-22 bsf, 26 cei, 1-3/8" long, nut cei.

The specified insulator was formally 1/8" thick CAF, superseded in the gasket set with similar asbestos free type, which can be replaced with a 5mm tufnal (you may need to fit slightly longer studs).

Best wishes...

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Twins / Re: warped plain clutch plates
« on: 24 May, 2020, 07:51:08 »
Hi,
     You can't readily straighten warped plates and end up with a usable item. Send the new wobbly plates back and ask for a set of flat.

Best wishes...

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Singles / Re: Oil travel (or not) along rocker pipe
« on: 23 May, 2020, 17:16:54 »
Hi Phil,
            The pipe looks great and too short to cause an issue, don't worry.

Best wishes...

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Singles / Re: C15 Head Washer
« on: 23 May, 2020, 17:14:43 »
Hi Rick,
           They should be steel 3/8" x 3/4" 2.75mm thick. This thickness will spread the load reducing the chance of the gaskets leaking.

Best wishes...

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Twins / Re: A50 sump removal
« on: 23 May, 2020, 17:00:05 »
Hi Adrian,
               I agree with everything you wrote, if you are happy its the main thing.

An alternative could be; Fill the sump plate before assembly and during the first start up after service, block the oil return discharge hole in the oil tank with your finger until you feel a pressure build up. This will quickly drive oil to the rockers, I do this if the bikes have been idle for awhile.

Best wishes...

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Singles / Re: Heat
« on: 23 May, 2020, 14:37:34 »
Hi Phil,
            Sorry to hear that, just as you decided as well  >:( :(

Bizarrely I can have booze delivered without an issue, and I'm only 17 ;). If you have set your mind on the torch try screwfix or tool station, they might be more accommodating.

Best wishes…

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