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Twins / Bsa golden flash plunger information needed
« Last post by Tyetye on Today at 02:06:54 »
Hello all. I've been given my first bsa for a light rebuild, the owner said it's taken 40 years to look like that and that's how I want to keep it!
Anyway, an engine is an engine to me, but I have some questions about the ignition system. I have spark at the dynamo but am unsure how to set the ignition timing? Also as there no key and the dynamo generates it's own spark once the engine is turning how do you stall the engine when you finish riding?
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Pre War / Re: S29 Sloper 3 Speed Gearbox problems
« Last post by BEVANC on 21 October, 2019, 23:56:46 »
That's really useful Paul, thanks very much for the extra info and photos. My bike even started once when I forgot to release the decomp lever, so I guess the lack of ks travel is no big deal !
Others have posted lots if photos, so I don't see any reason why they could not remain in case they are if use to others. Many thanks,
Bevan
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Pre War / Re: S29 Sloper 3 Speed Gearbox problems
« Last post by Paul.W on 21 October, 2019, 23:02:29 »

A few photos of the quadrant in situ and separately. On one you can see the relationship between the teeth on the quadrant and the slot for the cotter pin that locates the kickstart lever.  Like yours, mine doesn't engage until lever is nearly horizontal, like you I thought I might have a few missing teeth - but I haven't so perhaps that is simply the geometry of the gearbox.  I'll think further about this when I come to put it all together.

I seem to be posting a lot of photos.  I don't know what the site policy is, but I'll give it a few days for you to copy them and then I'll delete them.  If you want high definition versions tell me and I can email them separately.

My biggest problem today has been replacing the felt seal behind the clutch.  Its about 5mm think and no craft shop I tried stocked felt that thick.  I eventually found a chap in Scotland who restores pianos who is sending me an offcut which might be suitable to make one from.

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Singles / Re: Front brake cam spindle end play
« Last post by Phil C on 21 October, 2019, 22:24:32 »
Thanks again for your advice. Just to let you know what I did, in case you're interested (I know, you've been on the edge of your seats), I carefully opened up the square hole slightly with a little warding file, so that the lever went a bit further, but not all the way, on to the tapered square drive. So there's still some play, but not as much as there was. The lever will still wiggle, but I'm not overly concerned,given the advice you've given me.

By the way, I was quite surprised to see that the inner cable, just above the clevis, passes very close to the mudguard stay - as near as dammit to touching, I'd say. I wonder if they're usually like that.

Phil.
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The Star and Garter / Re: Website layout change
« Last post by fatbob_123 on 21 October, 2019, 21:04:33 »
This is my first post on this site having just registered, so not sure what the old site looked like.

everyone will get use to this one in any event.

However wondering if anyone can help on ....

I have recently purchased  myself a BSA A65 Spitfire 1968 again after of owning the same mode some 45yrs ago.

I would like to know how to research the frame number and engine number to date the machine and find out what dealer it was originally dispatched to etc.
there was little paperwork that came with it so wanting to build some sort of history.

would appreciate if anyone could point me in the right direction.

Also are there any local clubs near me win Newmarket Suffolk.  Noticed there is a branch in Norwich which is not too far 50miles or so
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The Star and Garter / Re: Website layout change
« Last post by fatbob_123 on 21 October, 2019, 21:02:09 »
Just noticed the website layout has changed, not as easy now to look up frame numbers etc

just my 2p worth

 >:(
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Pre War / Re: S29 Sloper 3 Speed Gearbox problems
« Last post by BEVANC on 21 October, 2019, 20:55:35 »
Hi Paul,

Thanks for those pictures - a big help.

Also, since you have things apart - could i see a photo of your kick start quadrant to compare with mine once i get it off ?  My ks does not engage until the lever is virtually horizontal, so I'm guessing that a few teeth at the start are missing or have been ground down.

Many thanks,
Bevan
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The Star and Garter / Re: Website layout change
« Last post by Calvin on 21 October, 2019, 20:54:43 »
Modernising the website is hopefully a first step to bringing other parts into the new millennium.
Probably kicking and screaming but nevertheless up to date.
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Pre War / Re: S29 Sloper 3 Speed Gearbox problems
« Last post by Paul.W on 21 October, 2019, 20:44:50 »
I should have realised that myself, but I had no trouble undoing mine.However, here are a few photos of the dismantled bearing carrier, and a general view of the gearbox internals.
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