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Twins / A65 OIF Wiring
« on: 14 January, 2018, 17:49:25 »
Work is progressing onto the electrics. I fitted the Lucas switches on the handlebars and the looms on these are so long they would almost reach the oil filler cap. Has anyone got a decent photo of one these with the tank off showing the wiring locations. Please bare in mind I bought this bike in bits, so I never took this apart. I read somewhere that the main loom connects behind the fork tube. I have a brand new Lucas main loom which matches all the colour codes ( Thank Christ )  ;D

The Star and Garter / Painting Barrels black
« on: 13 January, 2018, 16:29:26 »
Been a long time since I painted a set of BSA barrels. Is there anything new out there with a nice sheen that wont come off too soon. I have had the barrels in the parts washer bath for a few days in anticipation.

Twins / OIF clean out.
« on: 12 January, 2018, 17:48:06 »
I want to wash out my OIF Thunderbolt oil tank section of the frame during my restoration. I was going to pour a gallon of paraffin into tank and let it soak for a few days before dropping the sump off and flushing with hot soapy water. Any better ideas would be appreciated. 

The Star and Garter / C15 Chainguard
« on: 11 January, 2018, 17:22:34 »
Someone on this forum was looking for a chain guard, there is one just listed on ebay. Did not know which section to put his on.

The Star and Garter / Help needed in the spring.
« on: 10 January, 2018, 16:55:14 »
My project A65 is gathering pace. The frame, forks and wheels are finished. The body parts are in the paint shop. I am putting the engine cases in the aqua blasters tomorrow then will start rebuilding the engine from the ground up. The problem I have is my age. I have not got a hope in hell of fitting the new engine in my newly painted frame as I cannot lift it in. I have all the brand new engine mounting bolts ready. Is anyone local and strong enough just to help me get the engine loosely in place. Will cover expenses and bacon rolls. I am near Rayleigh in Essex and hoping to fit it in March or April. Thanks.

Twins / A65 OIF remote oil filter.
« on: 06 January, 2018, 16:12:17 »
I have seen a couple of these fitted to bikes advertised for sale, they are fitted on the frame near the swinging arm. Does anyone know the origin of these as I am fitting me newly rebuilt engine soon.
They have the dimensions of a large cigar tube and clamp on. Thanks.

Twins / Tank Decals
« on: 02 January, 2018, 16:16:54 »
My OIF bread bin Petrol Tank has just gone into the paint shop. I want to get decent BSA decals-transfers. Has anyone got and good suggestions as I don't want them lifting off. The tank is being sprayed Deep Impact Blue, a new pearl colour by Ford. I thought about red decals. Help please. Thanks.

Twins / Lucas 169SA Handlebar Light Switches 1971-2
« on: 08 December, 2017, 15:53:47 »
Can anyone tell me which switch goes on the right. They both look very similar. They were not fitted to the bike when I bought it. One has five wires, the other six. Thanks.

The Star and Garter / Power Module advice.
« on: 01 December, 2017, 17:12:10 »
Does anyone have any credible views on these chaps for a British Twin 1971. Thanks

Twins / 1971 OIF Fork Oil.
« on: 28 November, 2017, 18:08:36 »
Hi. I know which fork oil I am putting in the fork legs, but how much in each leg, thanks.

Twins / A65 OIF Filter
« on: 24 November, 2017, 16:09:59 »
'Frame oil filter fitted under large frame tube'. I intend to flush out the frame tank and then remove the bottom plate to reveal the gauze filter 83-3642. If it is not damaged can I just wash it and replace with new gaskets or should it be replaced, thanks.

The Star and Garter / More ebay fraud.
« on: 21 November, 2017, 15:51:52 »
Some chap has just parted with 2999 to buy a lambretta off ebay from the daily fraudster. He swallowed a story and parted with the cash via a transfer. Some mothers do have them. BSA frauds on there every day of the week, be careful lads.

The Star and Garter / Stolen Bikes, lifted from another forum.
« on: 15 November, 2017, 17:01:29 »
From another forum:

From a Norfolk Section member.
Eleven machines were taken from a property in Norfolk.
1930 BSA Sloper.
1968 Bantam Sports.
1927 AJS
1926 Coventry Eagle
1952 Bantam.
1946 Ariel Twin Port.
1948 BSA ZB.
1914 New Hudson.
1933 Francis Barnett Lapwing
1929 Ariel 250 LH
1952 Ariel VHA.
A 4 wheel car trailer (chained to a concrete yard) was also taken. The robbery was quite sophisticated. An electric chainsaw was used to cut a hedge back to get a vehicle on the site.
If you hear anything at all about machines answering these descriptions, please inform the police.

These headlights are fixed by wire mounts, either side of the wire are two large washers, the outer being chrome with two tags. Can I find new ones, no. Dragonfly don't even list the part number. This style is common to A65 and 70's Triumphs. Help please. Couldn't see any on ebay. Thanks.

Twins / Lucas 169SA Handlebar Light Switches
« on: 11 November, 2017, 16:00:28 »
Part of my OIF A65 restoration is the wiring. I have a new Lucas main loom ready to go on, but the handlebar switch outer cables looked very drab and dirty. I bought some black Heat Shrink which slipped over all the cables with some persuasion. I put the whole thing in front of a fan heater and now have a smart looking switch harness ready to go on. Thought I would share this as the forum is quiet. 

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