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Twins / Re: No clutch
« on: 01 May, 2017, 16:40:50 »
Hi Fereday,
                 I fit a clutch operating rod 11 1/16" long, with a diameter of 7/32", BSA part number 68-3229, hardened both ends. SRM and maybe other systems provide a roller conversion where the rod is shorter.

The rod can be made yourself using silver steel and hardening the ends or Draganfly can supply for less than 10.

Best wishes...

Singles / Re: 69' Starfire O ring for inner right hand cover.
« on: 30 April, 2017, 22:37:16 »
Hi Red,
             With the info given from this thread you will be okay, part number 68-0289 is an O ring, O rings are round in every way.

As suggested there are other seals similar to O rings but with different cross sections such as quad rings and square rings etc., I haven't seen these in a Starfire or any other Bike I've played with.

Best wishes...

Singles / Re: 69' Starfire O ring for inner right hand cover.
« on: 30 April, 2017, 20:38:00 »
Hi Red,
            If the ID is 3/16" and the OD 5/16" then the thickness is :- 3/16" minus 5/16" divided by 2 equals 1/16" thick....... for the mathematicians ID-OD/2=D  ;) ;)

Best wishes...

Twins / Re: No clutch
« on: 30 April, 2017, 20:32:08 »
Hi Fereday,
                 Open the primary inspection cover and check the clutch adjuster on the clutch pressure plate. Check the push rod ends, are they worn due to incorrect adjustment? Is the push rod plunger in place and is the ball bearing within the plunger there, and in good order?

Good luck...

Singles / Re: 69' Starfire O ring for inner right hand cover.
« on: 30 April, 2017, 17:15:56 »
Hi Red,
            Curiously part number 68-0289 is also an o-ring fitted in an A65 oil pump on the oil feed driven gear shaft. I have the measurements as 3/16" ID x 5/16"OD.

p.s. Viton is far superior to Nitrile unless you are driving in extreme low temperatures or wish to save money.

Best wishes...

The Star and Garter / Re: Oil control Valves and Ignition coils
« on: 29 April, 2017, 16:45:18 »
Hi Mike,
              The crankcase breathes through a timed breather disc at the end of the hollow camshaft and exits through a tube above the final drive sprocket.

Twins / Re: A65 rebuild
« on: 28 April, 2017, 10:24:49 »
Hi Mitchell,
                  I think you are referring to the rubber 67-6051 on the rear wheel? If so I always use it to keep the dirt out even with sealed bearings.

   When fitting the bearings on the front, the nearside is home when you can fit the circlip with ease. The offside I fit the bearing fully home on the shaft, fit into the hub, then fit the bearing retaining ring ensuring it is fully into the hub. I get a experienced 'feel' that all is correct from a solid sound when tapped with a light hammer. When you fit the brake plate and tighten up, check the assembly ensuring the nut is fully home, the brake plate turns freely and is fully inserted. When you fit the wheel in the forks, it should be central.

Freeze the components that fit inside and heat the components that are outside.

Best wishes...

The Star and Garter / Re: TRike
« on: 27 April, 2017, 20:46:13 »
Hi Mike,
             Saw this and thought of you.............. ;)

Which BSA do you ride? / Re: A10
« on: 25 April, 2017, 08:50:44 »
Looking good  :) :)

Twins / Re: Advice on possible new purchase please
« on: 24 April, 2017, 14:21:22 »
Sorry to hear that..............Good luck in the future........... :(

Singles / Re: 1947 B31. Which rear light?
« on: 22 April, 2017, 14:28:01 »

Twins / Re: Winged badges
« on: 21 April, 2017, 10:17:56 »
       Found this, smash that piggy bank ;):

Best wishes...

Twins / Re: A65 air filters
« on: 21 April, 2017, 10:03:46 »
Hi All,
    Has anyone had experience of these air filters:

I'm considering using them on a Lightning and Thunderbolt, the bikes will have side covers and generally standard around the filter area. Is there any issues I should be aware of?


Twins / Re: BSA A10 oil
« on: 21 April, 2017, 08:35:46 »
Hi Brown975,
                       This is worth a read:

20W-50 traditional will be fine for the engine.

With modern advances, a gear oil for the gearbox say a 90 hydraulic oil or as Julian says 80/90 EP GL4 gear oil (gear oil between 80-90 is fine). Primary a SAE 20 seems to be the consensuses, you can use SAE 20 fork oil for its anti foaming properties.

Best wishes...

Twins / Re: BSA A10 oil
« on: 20 April, 2017, 18:55:24 »
     The BSA service sheet mentioning the use of detergent oils.

Best wishes...

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