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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...

51
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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Twins / Re: A65 oil pressure collapse
« on: 13 April, 2018, 16:23:10 »
Hi,
     This is worth a read.....

Best wishes...

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Twins / Re: engine oil
« on: 12 April, 2018, 16:52:28 »
Hi Roger,
              If you want to make your own decision, this book is a good read:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Which-Oil-Choosing-greases-collector/dp/1845843657/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1523548042&sr=8-3&keywords=classic+vehicle+oil+book

If you don't want to spend the cash, here's a free short condensed outline of which oil to use:

http://www.realclassic.co.uk/techfiles/oil030319.html

Best wishes...

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Twins / Re: A65 OIF Clutch Advice
« on: 10 April, 2018, 12:29:59 »
That's all my ideas exhausted, if your in the southwest with it pop in... :)

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Twins / Re: A65 OIF Clutch Advice
« on: 09 April, 2018, 20:14:29 »
Hi,
    Handlebar lever fulcrum pivot screw and or pivot hole worn, lever bent?

Best wishes...

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Twins / Re: A65 OIF Clutch Advice
« on: 09 April, 2018, 17:46:01 »
Hi,
     Editor you're on the right track.

The click happens when the wrong handlebar levers are fitted, the extra cable travel rolls the balls out of the dimples. Fit the correct BSA specified levers and no click.

The ball mechanism on a Triumph and the lever mechanism on a BSA used to actuate the clutch rod was designed to be used with a clutch lever with a 7/8" fulcrum. Using a clutch lever with a 1 1/8" fulcrum will rotate the ball mechanism, or move the lever, beyond their design limits. The problem for a lot of British bikers is the lever most commonly sold in the after market, and the cheapest, is one with a 1 1/8" fulcrum".

Best wishes...

57
Twins / Re: Another clutch issue on mates bike.
« on: 08 April, 2018, 18:24:01 »
Hi,
    Run a smooth file in the clutch basket and clutch centre, clutch plate tab grooves removing the undulations.

Using a smooth file dress the clutch plate tabs, squaring them off and removing burrs. Some people prefer the surflex plates or dress their existing like a surflex plate

Best wishes...

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Twins / Re: A65 OIF Clutch Advice
« on: 07 April, 2018, 19:58:31 »
Please describe the noise, is it only when you operate the handlebar lever or is it continuous?

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Twins / Re: A65 OIF Clutch Advice
« on: 07 April, 2018, 12:45:44 »
Hi,
     I guess you can insert a ball from the clutch end, the rod and ball are both 7/32", although I would check to see if there is a ball in place beforehand, you don't want to double up.

Not too sure why you have been quoted that the rod is an awkward diameter, I buy silver steel at 7/32" and temper the rods myself. Here's a link, not saying they are the cheapest and best but it was the first that came up after searching:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Imperial-Silver-Steel-Round-Bar-Round-Ground-Shaft-Rod-Various-sizes-lengths/272093047759?var=570902844952&hash=item3f5a026bcf:m:mOM0nhXVrQQxH9SSn81qEQg

Best wishes...



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Twins / Re: A65 OIF Clutch Advice
« on: 07 April, 2018, 10:40:39 »
Hi,
    There is another A65 clutch issue running in the form which maybe worth a read. I have attached a BSA service sheet which updates the manual. Hope it helps.

Best wishes...

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