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Twins / Re: K2F Magneto repairs....Again
« on: 09 September, 2017, 15:25:05 »

What are the BTH magnetos like?
How easy is it to fit the CDI unit and coild so they are not seen?

Im a stickler for originality but also like a nice period looking upgrade too :)

Regards, Adam

Twins / Re: Recommendations for magneto repairs
« on: 09 September, 2017, 15:11:07 »
I've got a haynes manual for the BSA A10, although i was wondering if anyone on here knew of a decent guide to help me time the magneto up correctly once refitted.

Correct timing is obviously crucial for good running and i want it to be spot on!.


Which BSA do you ride? / Re: A10
« on: 07 September, 2017, 20:25:36 »
A few more up to date shots of the A10 after a little polish today.

Magneto still needs sorting and ive got a new intake coupling on the way.

Twins / Recommendations for magneto repairs
« on: 07 September, 2017, 19:18:20 »
Hi all,

Looking for recommendations for a magneto refurb on my BSA A10.
Its the standard Lucas K2F mag.

I've found a company called Brightspark magnetos who look like they do a thorough job.. replacing cam rings etc.

Regards, Adam.

Which BSA do you ride? / Re: A10
« on: 07 September, 2017, 19:15:32 »
Thanks all.

Twins / Re: BSA A10 fuel taps
« on: 07 September, 2017, 19:12:51 »
Thanks for the replies and advice all.

I think i will just change the tap inserts for now with new cork plungers. That hitchcock site looks good.

They arent the best solution but it'll do for now.
(Im also a bit of a stickler for total originality)


Twins / Re: BSA A10 fuel taps
« on: 06 September, 2017, 01:00:40 »
Hi. Thanks for your reply. Is this the best option?

Cheers :)

Twins / BSA A10 fuel taps
« on: 05 September, 2017, 17:46:51 »
Hi all,

Got my lovely 1960 A10 out for a run earlier.

I noticed the fuel tap on the main feed side is dripping and has got worse since i last put it away. Is there a tap rebuild solution for this issue?
Or can i get new fuel taps?

What do other users usually do?

I'd like to keep the original taps if possible.

Any help would be appreciated.

Regards, Adam

Which BSA do you ride? / Re: A10
« on: 05 May, 2017, 16:49:48 »
Hi all . Thankyou for the comments. I have owned the bike for approx 4 years now. Just recommissioning it for the summer though. Turns out i need te magneto re-doing on it unfortunately.

Which BSA do you ride? / A10
« on: 24 April, 2017, 21:23:27 »
Here is my pride and joy

Twins / Re: Carb to airbox
« on: 24 April, 2017, 20:28:02 »
Thanks for your responses to my query.

Should i insist on sticking with the stock airbox, where would i be able to acquire one of those rubber connections from?

In contrast, if i wanted to go with the trumpet with gauze type filtered intake (doing away withairbox), where would be a suitable place to get one of those from?

Regards, Adam.

Twins / Carb to airbox
« on: 20 April, 2017, 22:49:27 »
Hi all,

My 1960 A10 runs the amal monobloc 389 carb and its original standard airbox. The intake area of the carb however, has fine threads on show as if something should be threaded onto it to maybe form a connection between that and the airbox.

It used to just have a piece of old rubber pipe pushed over the two to make a join (between carb and airbox) but it looked old and nasty and fell off.
The pipe just pushed over the threads that are on show. It can't be right like that surely?

I notice that from AMAL, you can buy an AMAL "air intake" tube that looks like it threads onto the carb. Does some sort of rubber coupling go onto that and then connect to the airbox to form a nice seal? If there is a rubber like this available, where do i get one from?

Any help on this topic would be great. Just trying to make the bike look as original and as tidy as possible.

Thanks in advance. Adam

Twins / Re: BSA A10 oil
« on: 20 April, 2017, 22:25:07 »
Hi all,

In my hayned BSA owners manual, it suggests to use castrol 20/50 for engine, gearbox and primary chain case. Is this suitable?

I was a bit iffy on using the 20/50 in the gearbox!

Regards, Adam

Twins / BSA A10 oil
« on: 19 April, 2017, 21:06:53 »
Hi all,

I'm new to this forum but have owned my lovely 1960 A10 golden flash matching numbers bike for a few years now.
Im looking to give it a dam good freshen up and service.

What engine and gearbox oil should i use? Also, what oil filter maintenance is needed? Ie. Are they gauze washable items?

Will be visiting the amal website for a carb rebuild kit too as my jets are a bit iffy.

Any help would be appreciated.



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