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Fitted the complete system today, like a glove. Nice finish. Had to make up two small brackets from the engine mounting, I anticipated this. Pleased.

Twins / Re: A65 engine
« on: 25 April, 2018, 16:35:16 »
I got all my engine bits from Kidderminster Motorcycles which were all in stock, every bearing, ring, nut and bolts, gaskets, valve guides etc etc only 440 LOL.

Twins / Re: A65 engine
« on: 24 April, 2018, 22:09:30 »
One trap, one tube. Can be a sod to get out, replace both parts; not expensive. Kidderminster M/C's. Keep up the commentary.

Twins / Re: Thunderbolt Exhaust Brackets. OIF
« on: 23 April, 2018, 18:03:23 »
Got a nice piece of steel and will produce my own, at least I know they will fit. Thanks lads.

Twins / Re: Thunderbolt Exhaust Brackets. OIF
« on: 19 April, 2018, 17:04:05 »
Hi Julian. Had a few bits off that guy and have been pleased. His bracket would be ideal if it did not have such a sweeping bend. There is only 3/4" clearance from the down tubes to the centre of the engine bolt hole. So I don't think that one would work ?  :(

Twins / Thunderbolt Exhaust Brackets. OIF
« on: 19 April, 2018, 15:56:52 »
Just got my complete balanced exhaust system from Armours. All lines up very nice so far. There are lugs on the down pipes which are designed to take a chrome bracket to the top front engine mount. When I got the bike there were no exhaust pipes with it. Armours do not do the said bracket. They suggested looking at the Triumph Bonnie OIF bracket 70-6857. I was hoping someone else had come across this set-back/problem. the gap from lug to engine mount is about 3 1/2". The Triumph chrome brackets are cheap but I don't want to start drilling and cutting as it won't look nice. As normal any help would be appreciated.

Twins / Re: A65 OIF Amal to frame clearance on Thunderbolt only.
« on: 18 April, 2018, 17:38:45 »
Hi Crofty, can't remember if I put the sludge trap back in LOL  :D

Twins / Re: A65 OIF Amal to frame clearance on Thunderbolt only.
« on: 17 April, 2018, 17:28:46 »
Thanks Editor, appreciate the reply. Waiting for final box of parts from Draganfly and Kidderminster M/C's. Probably be a few more threads to come.

Twins / Re: OIF steering head bearing cups
« on: 15 April, 2018, 18:02:23 »
Did mine recently. The bottom will drift out from the top and the top from the bottom. Don't hit the two abutment rings that sit in the frame on two ridges in the frame. These rings locate the cups and do a good job. Look at Dragonfly's parts breakdown it will explain a bit more. You can re-use the abutment rings. Hope this helps.

Twins / A65 OIF Amal to frame clearance on Thunderbolt only.
« on: 15 April, 2018, 17:56:31 »
Getting close to finishing this restoration. Just fitted a brand Amal standard carb, supplied with Top Hats. Quite surprised how little clearance there is between the the top of the carb and the frame. I have an expensive billet Amal throttle with no adjustment. I need some advice on dealing with throttle and choke connections with this lack of clearance please.

I would like to thank everyone for there advice so far helping me build this box of bits with a V5.

Singles / Re: Sump Plate - loose studs & sealing
« on: 15 April, 2018, 17:04:46 »
I would just clean them up and pop them back in. You obviously had a tight fit. If it's not broke, don't spend more money. I use the blue jointing compound, only because I have some.

Twins / Re: Battery cradle
« on: 15 April, 2018, 17:01:32 »
I second that, they had a rubber mat under the battery as well. Otherwise the battery would be shaken like a bottle of lemonade.

Twins / Re: A65 OIF Clutch Advice
« on: 13 April, 2018, 16:43:50 »
That makes very good sense, well done.

Twins / Re: Rectifier wiring OIF Lucas.
« on: 12 April, 2018, 16:00:03 »
Thanks for picture, job done.

The Star and Garter / Re: Where shall I get my exhaust system ?
« on: 12 April, 2018, 15:58:04 »
Well I have ordered and paid for a complete system from Armours, fingers crossed. Feked want to learn some customer relations and reply to my emails.

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