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Singles / Saddles on Rigid B31
« Last post by cdsdorset on 18 June, 2019, 08:07:01 »
Could someone with a rigid B31 post some pictures of their saddles.
I need to have a look at the size of the saddle and how it fits /relative to the springs etc.
Thanks in advance.
Singles / Re: Sump plate with drain plug - BSA C15 / B40
« Last post by blunder on 17 June, 2019, 21:45:13 »
Hi Chris and Chaz, thanks for your guidance.

I'd never considered making one up myself but you make it sound so straightforward that I'm going to hunt through my spares to see if I've got an old sump plate in there somewhere.
Singles / Re: Centre stand help
« Last post by ANDY HIGHAM on 17 June, 2019, 20:45:11 »
My B31 centre stand is safely wrapped and stored, I use a side stand. I have never seen the attraction of struggling hauling a bike onto a centre stand that serves no useful purpose
The Star and Garter / Re: International rally Morton in the Marsh
« Last post by BEEZABRYAN on 17 June, 2019, 15:33:08 »
You are forgiven Ed for stating the obvious  :)
The Star and Garter / Re: International rally Morton in the Marsh
« Last post by Editor on 17 June, 2019, 13:07:17 »
Forgive me, but I can't see what all the fuss is about.

The Rally programme, which details each days events, is posted on page 16 of the March edition of The Star. The entry form lists all the events such as the trip to the Black Country Museum and the ride-outs to the Triumph factory etc. with the relevant costs.
There is an Open Day on the Sunday where family and friends can visit to see that all the inmates are being fed, watered and toileted so what more do we need to know?

If we liken this to a Saga package holiday, I've never seen one that goes into the minute detail of what bands are playing in the bar each night (if they did, they would probably put some people off) and what's for dinner on say the Thursday. You just get a list of optional excursions and socials when you get to the Hotel and you take your pick! So why do people need to know such detail about the Rally?

I'm sure all of the rally programme items will have been fully organised, booked and will happen and I'm doubly sure everyone who participates will have a fabulous time there!
The Star and Garter / Re: Age related registration form?
« Last post by JulianS on 17 June, 2019, 11:42:32 »
Jim I dont post private messages on the forum.

If applying for an age related plate then consult the BSAOC website and print off the form.

The process is not too difficult. You need a complete bike ready for the road.

Provide all the information plus good clear photos as requested. Most important that the frame and engine numbers are clear. Make sure you include your contact details.

Most people provide 6 x 4 or A4 sized photos.  Post it to the PO Box address but make sure you put the correct postage on it. An A4 envelope with an ordinary letter stamp with be intercepted by the post office and kept until the appropriate fee is paid which obviously delays applications.

If there are no issues with your application you will get the paperwork you need for DVLA, including some helpful notes about applying for an age related plate and filling in the DVLA application form V55/5. You dont need an MOT.

If there is an issue someone will get back to you to try to resolve it.

Once you have posted you application to DVLA do not undertake any dismanting of the bike until you get the V5C, just in case they want to inspect it. They will not inspect a dismantled bike.

There is also information on the DVLA website;
The Star and Garter / Re: Age related registration form?
« Last post by Mike Farmer on 17 June, 2019, 10:29:26 »
 :)  :)
Hi. This is my take on this subject for what its worth.

The photos mentioned are used by Mr Foden to confirm the authenticity of the bike in question . The alternative is for you to have it inspected(in fact you may still have to because DVLA select a few as a safeguard against "cheating") The inspection is free and done at your home at a time more or less to suit you.

The BSA confirmation process takes ABOUT three weeks but as its done on a voluntary basis that can vary. If you then meticulously follow the guide given By the Mr Foden you will seldom have a problem. However as with all things DVLA have made some seriously bad judgements in the past resulting in re applications etc.

I have done four in the past couple of years. two went straight through. One caused some grief and one WM20 had to be inspected because it had a seriously mis-matched engine No. Once the inspection was completed the reg V5 came through in about 10 days.

Hope this helps

Mike 8) 8) 8)

Twins / Re: Test Ride and voltage question
« Last post by Caulky on 17 June, 2019, 09:49:45 »
A fully charged 12V battery should read 12.6V+ on load, engine not running.
After charging on the bench it should show 14V+. This is the 'surface' charge, it will drop to 12.6v+ on load, ignition on.
If it reads 12V, it is discharged.
With the engine running, the battery voltage = the zener breakdown voltage ~ 14.5V.
A simple test is turn on the headlight without the engine running.
If it dims quickly after a few minutes, the battery is suspect.
New batteries can be faulty, get it checked first before parting with your cash.
The Star and Garter / Re: Age related registration form?
« Last post by WALSH on 17 June, 2019, 09:48:20 »
julian why cant you post the answer so as we can all read it, as i  like many others want to know as i like many others are  about to go through the same process regards Jim
Pre War / Re: timing cover oil pump late 20s
« Last post by Gustafsson on 17 June, 2019, 07:58:00 »
Without check valve 1927 and with 1928-on
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