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The Star and Garter / Re: jetting advice wanted
« Last post by Bess on 19 June, 2019, 21:49:35 »
     This should be the one:

Best wishes... 
The Star and Garter / jetting advice wanted
« Last post by royblackburn1@btinternet. on 19 June, 2019, 19:54:18 »
Hi all I have a 1966 A65L with amal concentric 300,301/932 advice wanted for jetting, needle position and throttle slide cut out. thanks Roy
Singles / Re: Centre stand help
« Last post by ANDY HIGHAM on 19 June, 2019, 19:43:44 »
I really never understood this obsession of gazing into the oil tank. Ok first start after a rebuild but every start up? You are just looking for a problem that may have occurred between the engine being stopped and then re started. An oil pump problem is more likely to occur when riding.
Wet sumping should not occur on most BSAs, there is a ball and spring to stop it occurring, My B31 oil tank level dropped about 12mm over the winter months, no problem, I just fired it up and rode it, the pump will clear the excess in a few seconds.

My Aprilia is also a dry sump engine with no check valve, overnight the oil will drain from the tank until the level equalises between tank and crankcase, fire it up and by the time I'm in top gear in all the oil is back in the tank
The Star and Garter / Re: International rally Morton in the Marsh
« Last post by roger45 on 19 June, 2019, 16:40:19 »
I can`t make it for the whole week unfortunately.Would it be possible to come on Sunday morning and then camp there overnight,leaving Monday morning ?
I`d pay the one night camping fee .
I`m a club member and I`ll be on my BSA.
The Star and Garter / Re: South Derbyshire Camp
« Last post by kelvinm21 on 19 June, 2019, 16:37:19 »
Rose and I will see you there looking forward to meeting old and new friends and good weather perfect.
Twins / Re: Before I put a cutting torch through it.
« Last post by Nanonevol on 19 June, 2019, 16:08:44 »
You're running with the choke on?  Could be an air leak somewhere on intake.
Twins / Re: Reflective number plate - good or bad?
« Last post by A10 JWO on 19 June, 2019, 15:36:01 »
I think the ally plates add a bit of class to any bike. There is enough plastic on some bikes as it is.
Singles / Re: Centre stand help
« Last post by RICHARD MILLS on 19 June, 2019, 15:05:58 »
Regarding Alan's method of hauling onto the centre stand, that was the only way I could get my Matchless G3 onto the stand until I fitted an easy-lift one last year. I also used that technique on the 1958 B33, but it was still awful and much worse than the G3 ever was.

Andy, I like to run the engine with the bike on the centre stand before a ride, and watch the oil return to the tank for a while, waiting to make sure that it is not just returning 'wet-sumped' oil but is returning oil which has been freshly pumped into the engine; don't fancy doing this while it is on the side stand, or while holding/sitting on the machine. Also, when parking up somewhere, can put my helmet on a level seat while locking up etc.!
Twins / Re: Reflective number plate - good or bad?
« Last post by chaz on 19 June, 2019, 14:30:28 »
personally, black and silver, I was driving around Bristol monday and a new Triumph Scrambler was being ridden by a middle aged chap , with open face helmet, chamois gloves soft desert boots AND black and silver no plate. just looks right.
as for other improvements, my A50 and A7 are both chops. I would like to think any structural changes are improvements. would you fit a scott oiler to a classic, no, would you fit a Morgo oil pump yes, would you replace bars with new ones that havnt been dropped forced or been quietly rusting for 40 odd years.
Twins / Re: Reflective number plate - good or bad?
« Last post by Splodger on 19 June, 2019, 13:25:07 »
Hi A10 JWO,

My question was along the line of how conventional do you have to be if a fair number of your bike parts are not original? Would you stick with black and silver or go for black on yellow?
Getting nicked easier isn't high on my list of worries.
Thanks for the tip about Tippers.
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