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Twins / Re: bsa A65 mudguards
« on: 17 January, 2019, 19:16:42 »
Thanks for the replies John & bikerbob. Not sure about wheel sizes, I'll have to check. As for the stays, I have the later forks with a ventilated drum brake on the front and the stays are not detachable.

Twins / bsa A65 mudguards
« on: 15 January, 2019, 19:06:44 »
I've got a 1967 Spitfire and both mudguards don't follow the profile of the wheels. They look like they are for bigger wheels and it's not a good look. I've seen quite a few photo's of various A65's with a similar look which I think might be down to pattern mudguards. Where should I look to buy mudguards that fit properly??

The Star and Garter / Tab classics fuel tanks
« on: 09 January, 2018, 15:49:08 »
Trying to find a 67 5 gallon Spitfire tank whilst avoiding the indian made ones and came across Tab Classics. Their workmanship looks really good. Can anybody recommend them?


Twins / Re: Is this the right tank for a 67 Spitfire?
« on: 24 November, 2017, 09:27:55 »
Thanks Rob, I've gone off the idea of Indian made tanks, don't want to take the chance. These tanks are a real nightmare to find!! The Australian chap that Royc found needs 6 to 8 months lead time and Holtworks want close to 800.

Twins / Re: Is this the right tank for a 67 Spitfire?
« on: 09 November, 2017, 18:18:25 »
That's perfect ROYC, Thanks. I'll contact the Australian one........the Holtworks one is a bit pricey for me.


The Star and Garter / Re: Short intro.
« on: 09 November, 2017, 18:12:06 »
Thanks for those tips chaps, very helpful.


Twins / Re: Is this the right tank for a 67 Spitfire?
« on: 08 November, 2017, 13:05:50 »
Thanks for the reply ROYC. Yes, I have read that they changed to 5 gallon tanks in 67 but I've never seen any for sale. I'll keep looking.

Twins / Is this the right tank for a 67 Spitfire?
« on: 07 November, 2017, 21:09:03 »
I have the part number but not the knowledge or experience with BSA's. After searching the planet for a tank, i'm gonna have to take a punt on India. This one looks fairly decent given the seller feedback: Is this the right tank for a 67 Spitfire?

Twins / Re: A65 fuel tanks
« on: 07 November, 2017, 20:13:00 »
Ah, that makes sense, thanks again BB.


The Star and Garter / Re: Short intro.
« on: 07 November, 2017, 20:10:37 »
That would explain it perfectly. Thanks for that info Julian.

The Star and Garter / Re: Short intro.
« on: 07 November, 2017, 16:03:16 »
Thanks for the offer of help JWO, much appreciated. I'll probably be taking you up on that! I had stumbled across Dragonfly and agree, very helpful website.
Hopefully, the previous owner should be sending me a new log book as he had already applied. Might be a problem though as my frame & engine number indicate a 1967 machine but the number plate is a 'D' reg which is 66.............have to wait & see.

Twins / Re: A65 fuel tanks
« on: 07 November, 2017, 14:43:15 »
Thank you bikerbob, that's just the info I needed. I had already contacted Burton Bike Bits but they are having problems finding a new fabricator so nothing on the horizon from them. Gonna have to keep looking. 

Is the cut out you refer to for the Lightning carbs shown in the photo's below?

Apologies for the photo debacle, I've deleted my Photobucket account due to the hosting problem which seems to be common. Here's the photo's again via Postimage.

Twins / A65 fuel tanks
« on: 06 November, 2017, 15:55:33 »
My recent purchase of a 67 Spitfire came with the wrong fuel tank. I need to sell this tank and buy the proper tank so I have a couple of questions. Can somebody tell me what the tank I have fits?

Also, Ive researched the proper 4/5 gallon tanks but I notice most are from India with very mixed reviews. As I can't weld I'm reluctant to buy from India. Any recommendations?

Thanks in advance.


The Star and Garter / Re: Short intro.
« on: 24 October, 2017, 11:56:26 »
Thanks to all for the welcome.

The Star and Garter / Short intro.
« on: 23 October, 2017, 18:41:00 »
Just a short note to introduce myself to the forum and owners club. I've just bought a part restored 1967 Spitfire in boxes (apart from the rolling chassis) on eBay. Probably paid too much in hindsight but it was exactly what I was looking for.......ho hum. I have only ever restored Japanese bikes so this is all new to me but I will try do the proper research and not to ask too many silly questions ::)


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