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Singles / Re: Gold Star engine for sale?
« on: 15 May, 2018, 17:57:10 »
BIG SCAM. My mate went half way across Britain to buy a Cosworth Engine, he lost his deposit and his temper.

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Singles / Re: Gold Star engine for sale?
« on: 15 May, 2018, 17:51:05 »
The photo looks like it has been stuck on or lifted. The description is far too short. Smells  :-X

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Twins / Re: Rear brake issue.
« on: 15 May, 2018, 15:38:44 »
I am sitting here with the brake plate next to me, the shoes have quite a bit of meat on them and are fitted with the caps 37-4018. The shoes are actually stamped MCD2 37-4018, can't be original, can they ? The problem remains, too much adjustment required. The drum looks good with no real sign of excessive wear. I have googled 37-4018 which is listed as correct. I am considering ordering new Bonneville Conical Hub shoes with the modified caps ( 37-4037 ). I thought I would throw this open to the readers first, thanks.

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Twins / Re: Rear brake issue.
« on: 14 May, 2018, 17:26:23 »
All answers appreciated. I have looked at many photos of this model, all the brake adjusters seem to have taken up much slack. Hope fully this tread may also help others. I am considering ordering new shoes with the modified caps from a Triumph parts dealer as the conical hub should be identical on both BSA and Triumph in 1971-2.

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Twins / Re: A65 Forks Interesting Problem
« on: 14 May, 2018, 17:17:22 »
When I rebuilt my forks I thought I had a leak from a stud, transpired it was the drain plug and the oil slid round to the stud. I had not nipped up the screw enough.

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Twins / Rear brake issue.
« on: 13 May, 2018, 17:50:10 »
I fitted my newly built back wheel and fitted the brake pedal. Despite having loads of meat on the shoes I am taking up nearly all the adjustment on the brake road. The parts list shows 2 caps         
 ref 41-6078 on the 1971 Version of the Thunderbolt. I did dismantle the brake plate when I had it aqua-blasted, BUT I cannot remember if the shoes were fitted with the caps when I assembled the hub. Do they make that much difference ? Thanks.

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Twins / Re: A65 Forks Interesting Problem
« on: 13 May, 2018, 17:06:30 »
What year, left or right. I will have a look round as well.

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Twins / Re: A65 Forks Interesting Problem
« on: 13 May, 2018, 14:41:43 »
What is crossing my mind is that the stud is going in and out several times of late and may cause more wear to the threads. A good clean with petrol and carb cleaner and glue it in with the best metal glue on the market.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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