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Twins / Re: Where to fit an external oil filter on my A65L (pre OIF)
« on: 15 January, 2018, 12:30:21 »
    Here was my solution....

Best wishes...

The Star and Garter / Re: How many bikes built.
« on: 09 January, 2018, 22:47:07 »

Twins / Re: A10 Pistons again
« on: 04 January, 2018, 17:37:53 »
      I agree with the use of lipped liners, they don't pull down if the piston seizes. Try SRM for pistons.

Best wishes...

The Star and Garter / Re: BSAOC future .
« on: 30 December, 2017, 12:20:29 »
Hi Dee,
            Thanks for heads up...

The Star and Garter / Re: BSAOC future .
« on: 24 December, 2017, 12:21:03 »
Hi Calvin,
               A call out for a club in Devon was printed in the Star in February 2017. I put myself and son forward but it never progressed. The VMCC are active in the area so I'm going to attend their ride outs when I get the bikes registered.

Registration is our big problem at the moment, I started the process for first bike in September and there's no sight of the number as yet. I will be starting the process for the second bike in the new year so we are hoping to be riding them in April.

Best wishes...

The Star and Garter / Re: BSAOC future .
« on: 24 December, 2017, 09:44:18 »
Hi Glenn,
            Good comment  :).

My story, I was going to sell my machine and parts and buy a modern bike, my son offered to buy the lot. He said as he grew up and watched me build and didn't want anyone else owning them. I had enough spares to build 2 A65's, so I agreed to keep them, bequeath them, if we build a A65 each, together and that's what we have done. 10K later (5K per bike, he paid for his) he now has his own A65, the knowledge, ability to build and maintain classic bikes. We are joint members of the club and intend to continue, unfortunately Devon doesn't have a branch but has the best roads and views in the world.

I know he will keep and ride the bikes, he is under 30 and hopefully the bikes will live on. He is so happy that he has the ability that hes is looking for a B33 to build, any condition and like Glen says at a realistic price?

Best wishes, happy Christmas and ride safe...............

The Star and Garter / Re: BSAOC future .
« on: 22 December, 2017, 17:45:14 »
     I've sourced some flux capacitors for my bikes, cant wait to fit them for the summer.

Interestingly the stone age, bronze age and iron age have passed and there are still stones, bronze and iron. I guess the oil age will go but there will still be oil.

Best wishes...

The Star and Garter / Re: heated gloves
« on: 11 December, 2017, 12:05:40 »

Can anyone recommend a good, reliable pair of heated gloves?
:) :)

The Star and Garter / A65 - first registration help...
« on: 09 December, 2017, 13:36:34 »
Hi All,
         Has anyone had experience of the following and found a solution?

I have completed a A65 with a 1968 engine and 1966 frame. I have a dating certificate and vehicle report informing me they were both exported to the USA on 7.11.1968 and 10.6.1966 respectively. I bought engine cases only and a bare frame from Ebay about 8 years ago at different times from sellers in the UK, collecting and buying the necessary parts to complete a full bike.

I have contacted HM revenue and customs (HMRC) for the documentation required to apply for a registration with the DVLA. HMRC will not issue the document until I forward:

1. C88/E2 import entry document
2. bill of sale, purchase invoice or a valuation from a local garage
3. Evidence if VAT has been paid.

Item 1 will be impossible to obtain, a valuation of the frame and engine casings should be okay and VAT paid will never be discovered.

Any advice or help would be welcomed.

Best wishes...

Twins / Re: A65T Fork Slider Length
« on: 03 December, 2017, 10:32:38 »
Hi Dodge,
                I don't know, I have researched without success.

Best wishes...

Twins / Re: A65T Fork Slider Length
« on: 02 December, 2017, 20:12:26 »
Hi Dodge,
               Yes, at an angle, as you can see from the number of people experiencing the issue it cant be anything else.

The sliders were made in one piece, the spindle hole was drilled at an angle then the ends sliced off with the hole in the middle to create the clamps. That's why one side is longer than the other.

Best wishes...

Twins / Re: A65T Fork Slider Length
« on: 02 December, 2017, 15:46:39 »
     That's the way its designed, adjust the spokes to bring the wheel central to the forks, the rim 90 degrees to the spindle.

This may be worth a read, they found the lean and thought it was a manufacturing fault: Forks Revisited

If it is still worrying you buy a set as shown in the attached image, these are drilled so that the spindle sits 90 degrees between the forks, they do not have the counter bores.

I have a set with counter-bores on my A50 and 2 sets without on my A65's, I haven't had a problem with either.

Best wishes...

Twins / Re: A65 extreme spark plug thread repair
« on: 30 November, 2017, 14:42:37 »
    By the look of the images, I would source another or send to SRM in Wales, they give an estimate and recommendations before starting.

Best wishes...

Twins / Re: A65T Fork Slider Length
« on: 26 November, 2017, 13:49:00 »
     I suggest you adjust the spokes to align the rim 90 degrees and central to the fork tubes.

Best wishes...

Singles / Re: C15 Rear Brake pedal Pivot Pin
« on: 25 November, 2017, 16:52:24 »

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