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Twins / Re: A65 Forks Interesting Problem
« on: 12 May, 2018, 18:01:51 »
Thinking about it, why not just screw it in with PTFE tape wrapped round the stud, wind it on clockwise. Cost about 1.50 a roll from the DIY shop.

Twins / Re: 1971 Firebird Sump Guard ?
« on: 12 May, 2018, 17:57:58 »
Thanks Julian.

Twins / Re: A65 Forks Interesting Problem
« on: 12 May, 2018, 17:57:08 »
Could you bung it up with liquid steel and put the stud back in. Obviously it's got to be verrry clean first.

Twins / Re: 1971 Firebird Sump Guard ?
« on: 12 May, 2018, 15:12:39 »
Hi Julian. That's exactly what I have in that parts drawing. I noticed there are two cotton reel spacers for the back lugs, that is why it is only for the Firebird. The guard will foul the Thunderbolt exhaust downpipes, so it can only be fitted to a bike with high exhausts. I now think mine can be fettled to fit the scrambler, but not mine; it can go on Ebay. Learn every day. I noticed the drawing is listed as Triumph, which model and year was it please. Thanks Colin.

Update. I have found one on ebay pictured with a tape measure, exactly the same size and listed as for a TR6C, a lot cheaper than Vale-Onslow Motorcycles 79.99 Ebay 382440545139.

Twins / Re: 1971 Firebird Sump Guard ?
« on: 12 May, 2018, 11:46:08 »
Hi Thumper. When I offer it up the S/G lugs are wider than the frame and is about 2" from the down tubes. I cannot post photo's unfortunately, however it looks identical to the one on Draganfly's parts list. If you click on the part number it states F/B only ? I am wondering if it for one of the Triumph OIF models. Thanks for replies.

The Star and Garter / Re: Newby to group
« on: 11 May, 2018, 17:40:16 »
Your bike is welcome on this forum if I can borrow it for a few weeks. I have a A65 and a Bantam, similar taste. Enjoy your new forum.

Twins / 1971 Firebird Sump Guard ?
« on: 11 May, 2018, 16:44:14 »
During my restoration of my box of bits A65 Thunderbolt, I was on ebay every day buying anything that fitted. I purchased a NOS sump guard because it was the right price and it is shown on Draganfly's parts list. It did not fit as the lower engine mount was about 2" out from the two rear lugs.

I have just seen an identical second hand sump guard on ebay listed for the OIF A65 for 79.99 by Vale Onslow Motorcycles. I sent them a message just to clear up the issue. They did not reply but have removed the listing.

I started looking at Firebird pictures on advert and some look like the lower engine mounting lug is further back. It could be the angle that the pictures were taken but the frame is possibly different on the scrambler ?

I revisited Dragonfly's parts list and the guard 83-3136 is no longer available but is listed as being only for the Firebird OIF.

I did a google search and British Bike Bits Parts list a sump guard 83-3136G that will fit a standard OIF A65. It is nothing like the ebay one I saw and nothing like mine.

If the Firebird frame is different someone could come unstuck if they buy a second hand frame for a rebuild of a standard OIF. If it is the same frame, Vale Onslow and myself have sump guards that don't fit. Can anyone clear this up please.

Twins / Re: Cable Routing A65 OIF.
« on: 09 May, 2018, 12:59:27 »
Thanks Jim. Really appreciated. I have a new Lucas loom and have also used shrink wrap on some bits like the rear brake like switch cables, it makes things tidy.

Pre War / Re: My first post / introduction Go
« on: 04 May, 2018, 17:33:10 »
Well done, you have started your BSA ownership with a beauty; congratulations and welcome.

Singles / Re: Removing rubber oil pipe
« on: 04 May, 2018, 17:00:04 »
I would put a sharp knife through it, that tube is cheap as chips.

The Star and Garter / Re: Dealer near Hereford Andy Gregory ?
« on: 04 May, 2018, 16:12:06 »
I have now found his advert in Old Bike Mart, so will use the seller. Thanks for looking.

The Star and Garter / Re: Dealer near Hereford Andy Gregory ?
« on: 03 May, 2018, 22:20:10 »
I found the website, does not mean it its recommended as reliable; that's why I am asking ?

The Star and Garter / Dealer near Hereford Andy Gregory ?
« on: 03 May, 2018, 17:38:30 »
Does anyone know this guy that advertises on the web, Andy Gregory Triumph Parts. I have never seen any adverts for him and don't want to part with my money till verified. No offence meant.

Thank you.

Twins / Cable Routing A65 OIF.
« on: 02 May, 2018, 16:58:53 »
My Thunderbolt is rewired, new cables all round. I have looked at many pretty photos of this model and wonder where all these cables are hiding. Behind the head-stock are many wires from the two handlebar switches, headlamp loom and main loom. Squeezed in there is a hooter, a choke and throttle cable, clutch cable and a breather pipe. Is there a definitive plan or has anyone got some decent photos of the section with the tank off. I have seen many variations of the front brake cable routing, the right way can only be the right way. Likewise speedo and rev-counter correct routing please. Appreciate the help.

The Star and Garter / Re: Stolen Bike
« on: 02 May, 2018, 16:37:06 »
The photos are on the A7 A10 Forum under the same heading. I don't know how to transfer them to this site.

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