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The Star and Garter / Amal Suppliers in UK.
« on: 27 August, 2020, 16:04:28 »
Many companies selling these, but does anyone recommend a company that will correctly set a pair up to factory settings of a nominated bike. Thanks.

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Twins / Twin Throttle
« on: 16 August, 2020, 16:55:06 »
I have been looking for a quality 7/8" twin throttle but can only find reproductions. I bought an Amal Billet single throttle from Norton Andover last year, so I am looking for something of that quality or NOS, can anyone help please. Thanks.

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The Star and Garter / How to straighten a footrest.
« on: 25 July, 2020, 16:35:32 »
My old footrest has obviously been on the floor at some stage. It is almost touching the clutch crank case. What sort of temperature will I need to put this in a vice and bend it back. I think these were made of Pig Iron. ( Are we allowed to say that ) ? Thanks. 

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Twins / Lightning carbs
« on: 19 July, 2020, 15:49:33 »
Went to see my mates new barn find. We pulled the carbs off and cleaned the relevant sections. The mixture screw on the near-side was one turn out and off side 1/2 a turn out. ?? I put them back as I found them but cleaner. Each carb had one flat flange washer. no heat insulators and no o rings. New battery and the thing started and ran and ticked over, no smoke or rattles. I started it without the filthy air filters. Which gaskets should be on the manifolds and opinions re the mixture screws please ( 1970 ) Thanks.

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Singles / Quiet Exhaust Project.
« on: 31 May, 2020, 18:18:57 »
I am building a 250 green laner. I have diverted the pipe from the head through the frame. The pipe has a 38 mm O/S diameter. I fitted a small chrome shortie silencer. I might as well have a straight through pipe. Absolutely far too loud for me and anyone else within a mile. Looked on Ebay, mostly cheap straight through rubbish. Can someone on here direct to me to a shortish silencer that works.
Many thanks and keep safe.

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The Star and Garter / My first unregistered bike.
« on: 11 May, 2020, 15:02:17 »
Thinking of getting a 1974 Complete British Bike which for some reason is unregistered. It has a club dating certificate which contains the date of manufacture in the UK. I know I have to get a DVLA form to register and a cheque for about 70, so far so good. Will it need a new MOT to register the bike. It would be nice to register it ASAP so I can add it to my Footman James Classic Policy. I don't think they will add it on the Chassis number alone. I want to strip it as soon as it is home to start my restoration. Many thanks.

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The Star and Garter / HT Plug Caps ?
« on: 17 April, 2020, 18:09:28 »
My local car spares shop has sold me a plug cap made by NGK ( The only one he had ) . I know nothing about plug caps and their make up. It is a resistor cap SD05F-R 5K. Can someone explain the basic principles of these small parts that play a big role in our engines. Thank you.

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The Star and Garter / Break down, not strictly BSA.
« on: 16 April, 2020, 16:15:54 »
Just had my AA membership renewal through. Last year I paid 160 for the wife and I for their " Silver Service". This year they want 266 !!. I have not called them out in 5 years. last year the AA inflated the price and I got 50 off after a debate with one of their operators.
Looked at Green Flag Insurance owned my Churchill only 108 for two cars and I had to nominate the 2 vehicles.
RAC 208 for home-start and relay for joint membership.
I have a number of bikes and have not even broached bike cover with any of them.
I do not have any breakdown cover with my insurers and I feel that I am at a loss with what to chose. My wife and I are both retired and cover about 20 miles a week in the cars and a bit of green lane riding. I want cover for anything I drive or ride.
Can anyone advise.

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Twins / Petrol Tank Sealant
« on: 16 January, 2020, 17:52:15 »
Had a dent pulled out and some small holes repaired by the welder. I intend to seal the inside with one of the many products. Question, shall I seal it before it goes in the paint shop. I am aware that the painter will put the tank in some sort of oven to harden the paint, so I don't want to spoil the internal sealer, any views please.

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Bantam / Starts but issues.
« on: 17 December, 2019, 16:39:50 »
Rebuilt 150 Engine. Good spark and new correctly jetted carb. Starts fine and revs fine on the stand. Pulls away and then appears to run out of petrol then picks for a few seconds. This repeats itself again and again. The carb and primary galleries are clean and double checked. The fuel cap is not blocked, the fuel is new. Have I missed anything please.

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The Star and Garter / Sprocket conundrum
« on: 22 November, 2019, 17:50:14 »
I am working on an old 1963 trials bike that has a custom large rear sprocket that is fitted with Renolds 5/8" by 1/4" chain which fits nicely. I am going to change the worn out back sprocket for one that takes a standard width sprocket  but I am wondering, when I fit a new 530 ( 5/8" by 3/8" chain ) would the front sprocket be a standard width or did BSA and Triumph make front sprockets to accept the slimmer chain. ? Thank you.

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Twins / Handlebar P Clip washers.
« on: 19 August, 2019, 17:58:24 »
My 1972 OIF has the rubber mounted P Clips for the handlebars. I have everything but the four bevel shaped washers that don't appear to be listed on the Draganfly site. A part number would be good and a source even better. Thank you.

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Twins / OIF Oil light. A65
« on: 18 August, 2019, 17:04:23 »
Gave my recent rebuild a good run yesterday and had a very good oil return in the tank. A couple of times when I stopped at a junction the oil pressure light came on until I increased the revs a bit.
I put cheap 20-50 Classic oil in the tank as I plan to change the oil after a few hundred miles. I have read on here recently about the oil light doing this, apparently not a problem; can anyone confirm.
No one likes warning lights : (  :-\

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Twins / Indicator wiring diagram.
« on: 08 August, 2019, 17:49:58 »
I am going to fit indicators to my 1963 Twin which is 12 volt and has a battery. Can anyone supply a basic diagram please, + Earth. I am doing this for safety reasons.

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Twins / Power Box ?
« on: 29 June, 2019, 16:55:14 »
I have a 500 and a 650 both with the Zener Diode and Solid State rectifier set ups. I rewire my own bikes-but by no means am I trained. I would not know if the Zener has failed. I keep seeing Power Boxes advertised which replaces both mentioned items. I have a two wire alternator with 10 amps on one bike which I am considering upgrading. Can one of you trained boffins explain how they work and where all the excess AC voltage goes to. I have electronic ignition with a dual coil which I fitted and works well. Some explanation of fitting and product recommendation would be useful please.

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