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British Bikes / Re: what is the purple oil in my BSA RGS
« on: June 13, 2018, 11:28:13 AM »
The plot thickens...

I have looked again at the oil that I drained from the tank.  Whilst it appeared purple when it drained, now it has settled, I can see that the oil is a relatively normal colour, but there is a heavy purple sludge that has settled underneath the oil.  Furthermore, sticking my finger inside the filler cap, and feeling the inner wall of the tank, there is a heavy, very sticky purple residue all over the inside walls of the tank.
I am even more confused than before....

Any ideas?


British Bikes / Re: what is the purple oil in my BSA RGS
« on: June 09, 2018, 06:50:48 PM »
Now, I didn't expect you to say that!

British Bikes / Re: what is the purple oil in my BSA RGS
« on: June 09, 2018, 06:19:08 PM »
Thanks L.A.B.  From this  it looks like it is (as suspected by other) that it is simply a synthetic lubricant.  So this being the case, I should be OK to drain, filter clean and fill with some proper mineral oil?


British Bikes / Re: what is the purple oil in my BSA RGS
« on: June 09, 2018, 04:22:04 PM »
Make sure some posy $%^ has not used  castor oil instead of mineral before you top up with mineral.

I certainly don't believe it to be castor oil.  There has been not even a hint of the distinctive smell I would have expected.

British Bikes / what is the purple oil in my BSA RGS
« on: June 09, 2018, 03:57:59 PM »
i've come across some oil I have never seen before.  I have a recently bought A10 Rocket Gold Star and am changing the oil.  I have drained the tank, but have found that the existing oil is a very bright blue/purple, quite sticky oil. I haven't come across this before.  Does anyone have any ideas what this oil might be and what precautions I might need to take before refilling?
Thanks PeteR

British Bikes / Re: Removing Eddie Dow Brake Plate
« on: May 12, 2016, 08:09:21 AM »
Many thanks - I'll give then a try.

British Bikes / Re: Removing Eddie Dow Brake Plate
« on: May 11, 2016, 03:47:10 PM »
Solution found...  I little more gentle persuasion needed...
Does anyone know where I can get some of the 2 inch wide brake shoes it uses?  Or will it be a case of getting them re-lined?

British Bikes / Removing Eddie Dow Brake Plate
« on: May 11, 2016, 01:12:01 PM »
Aaagh.  Can someone please help me, I am feeling pretty stupid at the moment.
I have an Eddie Dow Duetto front brake fitted to my Gold Star.  I want to check the brake pad condition so have removed the front wheel.  But I cannot for the life of me see how to remove the brake plate from the hub.
I would have expected a central nut holding it on, but there is not one there. 
Is it a press fit?  I have given it a bit of gentle persuasion but no sign of any movement and do not want to force anything.

Does anyone have any experience of these?

Thanks in advance for any support.

P.S. Will take a photo and add to post.


British Bikes / Re: New Carbs for BSA A65
« on: January 11, 2012, 05:47:00 PM »
Many thanks LAB!

Your help is appreciated!


British Bikes / New Carbs for BSA A65
« on: January 10, 2012, 09:33:07 PM »
can anyone advise on the correct carbs/specs I should have on my 1965 BSA A65 Spitfire Hornet?

British Bikes / Re: selling bikes
« on: February 20, 2010, 07:04:36 PM »
Hi SuziQ
I've had a lot of success with selling on the site.  I've sold 3 bikes over the last couple of years and each time they sold within a week or so.  I must admit, I wasn't swamped with hundreds of responses, but those I did get were serious buyers.  As always though, if they're not priced right - they won't sell!

Site Feedback / Spammers
« on: May 20, 2006, 03:38:20 PM »

well done in keeping this forum free from those idiots who try to spoil it.  It's a great site and I love it here!  I'm sure others do too...!


The Classic Biker Bar / Re: Why are the bikes overpriced?
« on: November 10, 2007, 02:37:03 AM »
I think you must be missing the reasonably priced ones!  I've bought two excellent bikes here at very good prices.  I guess the overpriced ones just stay on the site longer.....  The cheap ones disappear a lot quicker!

The Classic Biker Bar / Re: My New Blog
« on: May 02, 2006, 07:54:59 PM »
Hi Warren,

looks like you've done a superb job on the Brough.  Do you make these specifically to order?  In my dreams...


Identify these bikes! / Re: can u identify this bike ?
« on: January 03, 2007, 04:03:26 PM »
patience is a virtue...!    ;)

I suspect the reason that nobody has answered is that nobody has the answer....

And, yes in my experience, people do read this forum - including some extremely knowledgeable experts who have answered some real tough ones.  This (thank goodness!) hasn't turned into a chat forum where folks pass away their idle hours when there's nothing on the TV.  Instead it has proved to be a place where questions get answered - even though it may take a while to get there.  

If it is possible to identify the bike from the picture, I'm sure you will get a response sooner or later.

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