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Singles / Re: telerigid sidestand
« on: 15 June, 2017, 13:16:36 »
Exactly the set up I use, works a treat.

Singles / Re: Rigid B31 Battery Carrier - Missing parts
« on: 12 June, 2017, 23:00:05 »
That makes sense, the back plate is definitely home made, I think is back to the auto - jumbles for me.

Singles / Rigid B31 Battery Carrier - Missing parts
« on: 11 June, 2017, 21:33:27 »
Hi all,
I wonder if anyone can help in identifying the missing parts to my battery carrier. (Please see attached)
What I am trying to find is the actual battery strapping that presumably fits the rectangular holes at the top to the holes at the front face of the bottom.
I've looked that all the parts lists I can find so far to no avail.
As always, any info / advice is really welcome.

The Star and Garter / B31 Re-build - Paint?
« on: 04 June, 2017, 12:53:56 »
Hi all,
The B31 strip down is well under way with a lot of the tin wear now down to bare metal.
I am thinking of the painting, I'm a bit old school and do not want to go down the powder coating route.

I was thinking :-
spot of filler on the pits (Not to deep and not too many)
Red oxide primer coats
Then coach enamel - Tekaloid finish coats.

Things have moved on since the bike was originaly re-built and I'd really appreciate anyone's recent experience with a total paint job.

The petrol tank is always the make or break item, would an enamel spray do the job?

Thanks in advance,

The Star and Garter / Stupid question number 1579, Tax & MOT
« on: 31 May, 2017, 00:43:41 »
I have recently returned to the UK from a lengthy stint working abroad and have missed an awful lot.
I get the impression that vintage bikes (1949 B31) no longer require a M.O.T.
Could you please answer a few questions?
1. Is this True?
2. Do I have to tell DVLC my bike is no longer SORN and will be back on the road soon? (Hopefully)
3. Do I have to display some kind of 'Tax Disc' for vintage machines? - I used to have the vintage exemption system in the mid to late 90's

Thanks in advance,

Singles / '49 B31 Carburetor
« on: 20 May, 2017, 17:55:00 »
Hello BSAers,
I'm in the process of stripping my B31 for a full rebuild, just taken the carb off (Amal 276), and it's looking quite tatty.
However, along the way I picked up an Amal 289  - its stamped 289G/1A1 and it is in very good condition.
My question is can I replace the 276 with the bright and shiny 289?

Singles / Re: B31 Sparks & Lights
« on: 25 April, 2017, 23:03:23 »
Thanks for the comments, they have brought in mind a statement from my old metal work teacher circa 1973 "The easiest solution is possibly the best solution". After some initial research from the web sites provided- the mag dyno (With probably 12v conversion) seems quite attractive, and reliability of a re-built mag seems to have little concerns.
But, I am sure I will return to this subject, so far the B31 re-build consist of the delivery of my new shed and trying to find a cheque book to join the BSAOC, but hey one step at a time!
Thanks again for the replies

Singles / B31 Sparks & Lights
« on: 24 April, 2017, 23:09:15 »
Hello all,
After working abroad for the last 15 years I am finally back working in the UK and have pulled the B31 (Rigid 1949) out and am embarking on a full re-build.
The bike is complete and I do not expect many surprises along the way, but I know the mag was iffy, the dyno does not work and I really fancy decent lights and a reliable spark.
Can anyone help with the following questions please?

Can I replace the cam & spring engine shock absorber with a cush drive to allow an alternator fitting & Subsequent electronic ignition?

Has anyone any comments on the magdyno replacement units for sale on the web?

Any ideas to banish the prince of darkness and appease the spark fairy are most welcome.


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