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Twins / Re: A65 OIF Clutch Advice
« on: 08 April, 2018, 14:20:35 »
Hi Bess. I removed the cam thrust today, split the whole lot and gave it a Gunk bath. The three ball bearings and seating's looked good after a wash. Reassembled with copper grease, adjusted the cable and clutch nut as per BSA Workshop Manual. Now have a silent correct clutch operation. Still need a new longer push rod or a longer adjusting stud if I could get one ? At least I have a strong clutch that seems to work fine.  8)

Twins / Re: A65 OIF Clutch Advice
« on: 07 April, 2018, 15:22:10 »
I have now got the clutch back together on the warm day. I took off the right hand casing and greased the cam-thrust mechanism. Now when I engage the clutch a horrible noise comes from cam thrust. Although the clutch is working this noise cannot be ignored. Section B23 of my manual does not show any adjustment of this item as it is held together by a spring and split pin. Has anyone got any experience in this department please.   

Twins / Re: A65 OIF Clutch Advice
« on: 07 April, 2018, 12:23:25 »
Thanks Bess. Can I pop the bearing in from the clutch side. May seem a silly question !! Thanks.

I have been sent the following which I have heard of before.

The new discs are slightly thicker than the originals so your push rod is too short by about 1/4".(or a smidgeon more)
You can either cut it in half, temper the cut ends an insert a 3/16 ball bearing in between or get another pushrod and butt the two cut ends after tempering them.
They are an akward diameter  and a 6 mm rod won't slide smoothly.


Twins / Re: A65 OIF Clutch Advice
« on: 06 April, 2018, 17:55:21 »
Hi Bess. Cannot see the ball bearing on Dragonfly's parts list, just the bush ? I am sure the ball bearing and the extra 1/16" should take up the slack. I am looking at the 1971 model. Thanks for reply. Colin.

The Star and Garter / Re: Where shall I get my exhaust system ?
« on: 06 April, 2018, 17:08:21 »
Hi Editor. Sent a copy of the problems with some pipes to Feked. After two days they replied "Sorry I can't guide you on this - we haven't been advised of any issues to date." That's it ? Do I take a chance. ??? Lot of money.

Twins / A65 OIF Clutch Advice
« on: 06 April, 2018, 16:31:54 »
My new clutch was fitted on the bench, new plates and correct springs and a spare pressure plate as the old one had a bodged adjusting nut. Today I fitted a new clutch cable NOS, The push rod does seem to be reaching the adjusting nut and the clutch has no travel whatsoever. I took off the pressure plate to access the push rod. it is exactly 11" long and is blued one end. The parts list states that it should be 11" & 1/16" long. ( 1/16"  :-\ ). Would this lack of travel prevent the clutch disengaging ?
To compound problems, the bike is on the stand and I am not getting any younger. I cannot get the Clutch Spring Nuts to start on the wobbly clutch spring bolts. In fact one now has a knacker thread.
Any top tips for getting these bolts on by a silly old sod sitting on the garage floor. At least it's not cold  :D

Twins / Re: No Hooter.
« on: 06 April, 2018, 12:41:09 »
I have my serviced and resprayed hooter back from this members workshop, very grateful.

Twins / Re: Another free workshop manual. A7 A10.
« on: 06 April, 2018, 12:39:04 »
Harry, it is in the post to your lovely part of the world. Regards Colin

Twins / Re: A65 Rear Footrests.
« on: 05 April, 2018, 16:33:04 »
I think I have the wrong " Universal" footrests. Back to the drawing board.

Bantam / Re: D7 Restoration
« on: 05 April, 2018, 16:31:32 »
The Bantam has joined my family, more questions at a later date. thanks.

Bantam / Re: D7 Restoration
« on: 04 April, 2018, 17:34:11 »
Thanks Julian.

Twins / Re: Another free workshop manual. A7 A10.
« on: 04 April, 2018, 16:29:46 »
Reserved for Old Biker ( Harry ). Everyone must have some of these in the shed.

Bantam / Re: D7 Restoration
« on: 04 April, 2018, 15:49:29 »
Do the little later four speed engines interchange with these smaller models ? Thanks. I seem to remember some of those were highly tuned years ago.

Bantam / Re: D7 Restoration
« on: 04 April, 2018, 14:43:10 »
Hi Thumper, will test ride the D7 tomorrow if its not peeing down. Found a lock up at my mates mums where my wife can't see it till 2019.  ::)

Bantam / Re: New and considering a Bantam
« on: 04 April, 2018, 14:41:03 »
I certainly agree with Thumper, if Andy can't work miracles don't touch it.

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