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Singles / Re: New to me 48' B31, well almost
« on: 16 May, 2018, 22:10:02 »
Looks a good un :), You even have a seat for every occasion on  the wall behind ;)

Best wishes...

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Twins / Re: Lubrication of chain drive for dynamo - A10
« on: 11 May, 2018, 20:27:08 »
Hi,
     https://www.classic-oils.net/Morris-K42EP-Multi-Purpose-Grease

Pack about 50%, when the engine warms the grease drops to the bottom of the cavity and is lifted by the large sprocket around the area.

Best wishes...

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Twins / Re: Lubrication of chain drive for dynamo - A10
« on: 11 May, 2018, 20:12:22 »
Hi,
    Pack the chain drive area with grease....Best wishes...

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Singles / Re: CORRECT GRADE OF OIL
« on: 06 May, 2018, 16:30:37 »
Hi ROYC,
             I am just running in 2 bikes as soon as they're done I'll be using the Mobile 1, 15w-50. It has full synthetic base so it won't suffer from shear, it withstands the high temperatures experienced with the air cooled engines in traffic, the highest levels of Phosphorus and Zinc of most oils. Only problem is the cost but after spending time and a lot of money on the rebuild its worth it.

This is a good read,

 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Which-Oil-Choosing-greases-collector/dp/1845843657


Best wishes...

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Singles / Re: Oil return
« on: 30 April, 2018, 18:43:50 »
Hi Phil,
           I use an oil can, remove the timing plug or plate from the front of the crank case and pump the oil in the timing peg hole. The oil returning into the oil tank will determine if its aerated, it will have bubbles in it.

Best wishes...

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The Star and Garter / Re: Stolen Bantam
« on: 27 April, 2018, 11:19:16 »
Hi,

I believe they are a 1950 Vincent Comet and a 1952 BSA Bantam.

https://www.chesterchronicle.co.uk/news/chester-cheshire-news/malpas-man-appeals-return-priceless-14518533


Best wishes...

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Twins / Re: A10 - Wheel rebuilds
« on: 27 April, 2018, 11:14:52 »
Hi Mitchell,
                Have you tried removing and rotating the sprocket one stud at a time to check if a different position gives the results you're looking for?

Thanks again all, for the recommendations  :)

Best wishes...

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Twins / Re: A10 - Wheel rebuilds
« on: 26 April, 2018, 16:29:18 »
Hi All,
       Thanks for the help, no offset and Devon Rims are a good price and nearby.... 8)

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Twins / Re: A10 - Wheel rebuilds
« on: 25 April, 2018, 20:19:04 »
Hi,
    I only have the hubs and the rims will be standard but in stainless.

Thanks...

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Twins / A10 - Wheel rebuilds
« on: 25 April, 2018, 18:45:46 »
Hi,
    I have a front full width cast iron 8 inch hub and a rear full width cast iron hub to build. Can anyone tell me if any are the offsets and the spoke sizes.

Many thanks....

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Singles / Re: Gear box drain plug
« on: 18 April, 2018, 20:37:20 »
Hi,
     What bike do you have?

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Twins / Re: A65 oil pressure collapse
« on: 17 April, 2018, 21:15:10 »
Hi Shedman,
                   If your pump is worn some oil will pass from the discharge side to the suction side within the pump body. This happens more if the oil viscosity is lower (when hot). At higher pump speeds the loss is is a low percentage of the total flow (hence high press) but when idling it's a greater percentage (hence low press). I guess BSA were happy if you had over 5 psi at idle and the pressure switch specified illuminated the warning light below 5 psi.

Overall it's the flow you want. When the oil is cold you get a greater pressure with enough flow, when is hot you get the same flow but a lower pressure. I keep meaning to set up a flow measuring system on my A65 as I have similar oil issues as you. I have a oil gauge on mine, in the line I am going to fit a tee with a valve to measure the flow for say 15 seconds or so.

Best wishes...







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Twins / Re: A65 oil pressure collapse
« on: 17 April, 2018, 12:09:27 »
Hi Shedman,

Out of interest did you solved the issue or are you living with it?

Best wishes...

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Twins / Re: Fork oil seals
« on: 17 April, 2018, 10:41:28 »
Hi,
     I leave the seals in the freezer overnight and warm the holders, along with some lub and Julians thumbs you should be okay.

Best wishes...

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