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British Bikes / Re: A65 68-70 front hub spindle conundrum, 55 Goldie
« on: November 16, 2017, 11:09:31 AM »
Depends what you want out of the finished product; I suppose. I know Ian's very fond of using M6 gutter bolts and square nuts. ;D

British Bikes / Re: Excelsior year
« on: November 14, 2017, 09:01:26 PM »
Rattle, I think there's an organisation called The British Two Stroke Club; or something similar. I've seen them referred to in connection with dating.
HTH, Dave.

British Bikes / Re: 1959 triumph speedtwin
« on: November 13, 2017, 07:55:21 PM »
You're not alone in being 70 Stuart. It's easy enough to get down on the floor, you just need someone to help you up.
P.S. Hasn't the sump plate got a plug in it?

British Bikes / Re: 1959 triumph speedtwin
« on: November 13, 2017, 05:59:36 PM »
As said previously, wet sumping would cause the smoke, but you don't say if you've addressed that aspect. I'd remove & thoroughly clean the jet block in the carb. It has a lot of small passageways that can get easily blocked through non use.
If you want further help, you're going to have to stick with it, try the suggested cures & report back on progress. It won't fix it's self.

British Bikes / Re: Thread size
« on: November 13, 2017, 01:17:07 PM »
Glad to see you're still snapping at a few heels. I thought you'd retired.

British Bikes / Re: Electrician
« on: September 17, 2017, 04:24:36 PM »
The B&Q domed nuts do add a nice bit of bling to mudguard fixings though.

British Bikes / Re: Service for Triumph T140D
« on: September 17, 2017, 09:49:54 AM »
I'd take it to Rockerbox for a service & once over. My son had an engine rebuild from them on his T100R. They're fairly priced as well.

British Bikes / Re: Electrician
« on: September 16, 2017, 10:18:08 PM »
Like you, I'm not a professional bike wirer. I do know it took me a day to wire my James Comet from scratch. Direct lighting, Ignition done (only an HT lead anyway) & no petrol tank to remove (only a cover strip on top).
Every one to their own opinion, I suppose, but it aint five minutes work.

British Bikes / Re: Electrician
« on: September 16, 2017, 07:50:28 PM »
I think we've got some supersparks on here. The record being 2 hours to rewire a TR6. If presented with a bare frame, plus lights, switches & ignition to mount & wire, it's got to take 2-3 days; loom or not.

British Bikes / Re: B31 ignition
« on: September 11, 2017, 10:01:26 PM »
I was only relaying what was on my Douglas MK5 magdyno. It also strikes me that a cut out button is quite handy if you get a jammed throttle.

British Bikes / Re: B31 ignition
« on: September 11, 2017, 09:19:01 PM »
There should be a wire connection on the end cover of the mag. Earth this & it will cut out. Normally a pushbutton on the handlebar acts as the kill switch. No wire connection & I'm not sure, but it's something on that principle.

British Bikes / Re: Amal concentric settings on BSA M20
« on: September 06, 2017, 01:35:52 PM »
A Monobloc on later M20s would have been 1" bore with no 5 slide, 240 main jet & needle position 3. This would give you a starting guide.

British Bikes / Re: Triumph rocker cover.
« on: August 20, 2017, 09:47:55 PM »
Funny site, if one of the regulars had a go the rest would jump in like a wolf pack. There's enough material on there for a psychiatric seminar.

British Bikes / Re: Wiring
« on: August 20, 2017, 08:27:09 PM »
Phil, my C stuff is no good as it's all alternator, but I did find this in the Gold Star book. If you want to PM me with your email address, I'll blow each one up to A4 & send them to you.
P.S. Looks like I could have been wrong on the positive earth with an early bike.

British Bikes / Re: Wiring
« on: August 20, 2017, 06:55:42 PM »
I can post a "C" series diagram if you like; it should be similar. Switches may vary, but it will give you a guide. Positive earth almost certainly.

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