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Twins / Re: New Lucas Rewire, on a lighter note.
« Last post by A10 JWO on 24 May, 2018, 22:14:58 »
Thank you will look in the morning.
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The Star and Garter / Re: Motorcycle insurance for a novice
« Last post by ROBT on 24 May, 2018, 21:48:45 »
I'm very grateful to all.
Armed with your advice I've contacted Footman James and Lynbrook and received favourable quotes from both.

Thanks again,
Rob
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Twins / Re: New Lucas Rewire, on a lighter note.
« Last post by AWJDThumper on 24 May, 2018, 20:13:31 »
The W wire should carry 12V to the flasher unit and the LGN wire from the flasher unit should then go to the indicator switch. If the indicator switch is off, the 12V at the switch should not be connected to anything and therefore the flasher relay should not be activated.

To start with, I would disconnect the GW and GR wires from the switch from the wiring loom and then check whether the problem with the flashing front light goes away. If it does, it probably means there is a wiring fault in the indicator circuits. If the problem doesn't go away, it probably means the fault is with the switch assembly or wiring.
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Singles / Re: B31 chain case
« Last post by Greybeard on 24 May, 2018, 19:58:40 »
Mine (1953)  has been perfectly oiltight for the last 2 years - since I fitted an SRM clutch - new cork gasket and Wellseal. I use it for all joints and it's superb stuff. But then as Rolls Royce developed it, it would be wouldnt it? I shall be forever grateful to all those tiny beetles that gave their all to keep my Castrol where it should be - its shellac based  :)
 I never use silicon stuff, especially where it has the opportunity to make its way into oilways and gauze filters. I found that the tank filter on my recently accquired AJS 650 was all but blocked by the damn stuff. Luckily a pre-use service and thorough clean of the oil tank etc discovered it just in time. If I get chance later Ill post a pic of the grizzly sight.

Steve

PS the SRM clutch is a revelation despite the cost. One finger clutch operation on a BSA is glorious!
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Twins / A65 brake pedal
« Last post by Mike Farmer on 24 May, 2018, 19:15:23 »
 :)
I need a brake pedal for an early model A50/A65 with the cross over shaft. Do any other BSA models fit. Your advice appreciated,

Mike 8) 8)
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Twins / Re: A65 '66 Spitfire Gearbox main bearing
« Last post by Editor on 24 May, 2018, 17:24:01 »
Thanks Julian and a good price too. I'll order one for the A50
Regards
Chris
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Singles / Re: B31 chain case
« Last post by Mark B on 24 May, 2018, 17:21:01 »
I'm having a similar issue with mine: pressed steel chaincase, not leaking like a sieve, but definitely dripping when it's been used. It's the first time I've taken the chaincase off, so I put on a new cork gasket with a thin bead of generic instant gasket on both sides. Next time I'll be more liberal with the gasket goo, but again, any foolproof solutions welcome!
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Twins / Re: A65 '66 Spitfire Gearbox main bearing
« Last post by Bess on 24 May, 2018, 16:21:16 »
Hi,
    I have built a number of A65/A50's and kept lots of references over the years, putting together detailed manuals for each bike.

Best wishes...
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Twins / Re: A65 '66 Spitfire Gearbox main bearing
« Last post by JulianS on 24 May, 2018, 16:15:15 »
I get a lot of my bearings from Simply Bearings. They list the RLS9 1 1/4 bore;

https://simplybearings.co.uk/shop/advanced_search_result.php?keywords1=1-1%2F4&keywords2=2-1%2F2&keywords3=5%2F8
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Twins / Re: New Lucas Rewire, on a lighter note.
« Last post by A10 JWO on 24 May, 2018, 15:34:08 »
My lights are on the right position on the ignition and I have wired up switch 11 which turns the lights on and off  ;D. I also have dip and main now. In fact every light works, the brake lights works, warning lights fine, ignition wires have power. MY PROBLEM  ??? The pilot and head light is flashing in tune with the flasher unit  :'(. It still does this with the indicators OFF. The back light is fine.
I can see that the white wire is the common live, so why is the flasher unit activating the front lights. I took the white off the flasher unit and the lights are all fine. I don't use indicators, but would sooner have it right for the next owner. It does also concern me that the flasher unit could do the same to the ignition or could it. Hope to fire up this restoration this weekend  :-\
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