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Identify these bikes! / Re: Rusted, hanging on the wall in a Melbourne cafe
« on: December 07, 2017, 09:06:47 AM »
Is the figure on the left a female?

British Bikes / Re: rims and spokes
« on: December 05, 2017, 03:13:45 PM »
You're right, and it's the rim+ spokes that's "Valtru" on Ebay, although they do do the "Rolltru" in spokes only.
At 59 a set inc postage that's a good saving over CWC.

British Bikes / Re: rims and spokes
« on: December 03, 2017, 07:20:20 PM »
I see Devon Rim are selling spokes and rim sets on Ebay, but they're not too complimentary about the quality of thier own rims and imply that imperfections are to be expected.
Although they're about 25 cheaper than the same stuff from CWC, them saying that puts me off buying from them. Have you tried these rims?

British Bikes / Re: b.s.a.c15 clutch ??
« on: November 27, 2017, 09:32:22 AM »
You're dead right R!
Only saw it when I expanded the image. Sorry Mossy for not looking more closely.
Now, what was the problem again?

British Bikes / Re: b.s.a.c15 clutch ??
« on: November 26, 2017, 11:03:55 AM »
When you say it wobbles, what exactly is wobbling? If it's the whole assembly on the gearbox shaft then it's probably the wrong taper.

I'm assuming that this "wobble" is the normal play seen at the chainwheel when the plates and springs are removed. If the wobble was due to the wrong taper then he'd be able to lift off the assembly as the taper wouldn't have grabbed.
In the pics the clutch assembly (or most of it) is shown still fitted, so how have you used the puller?
If you had, you'd have all the bits off and laid out on the bench by now?

British Bikes / Re: b.s.a.c15 clutch ??
« on: November 24, 2017, 05:56:56 PM »
As Ian says, there's no need to remove this plate at this stage, but you should be able to screw in the clutch puller now and remove it.
I agree that it looks like a Triumph clutch (maybe that's why you can't use the puller?) but I've never heard of using a Triumph clutch on a C15/B40 before. I'm guessing the taper must be suitable as if not the clutch wouldn't be attached if not.
If I remember correctly the studs aren't riveted, but push through from the back and are prevented from turning by the square heads they have bearing on the rear boss of the chain wheel.

British Bikes / Re: b.s.a.c15 clutch ??
« on: November 21, 2017, 06:23:07 PM »
If you "haven't a clue how to strip it down further" then read the manual. ::)
Haynes aren't wonderful, but even that little book of words must detail how to remove the plates and use the puller, surely?

British Bikes / Re: b.s.a.c15 clutch ??
« on: November 20, 2017, 06:42:48 PM »
That's the part number for a C15 chainwheel so no problem there.
Most have "wobble" so don't go buying new rollers on the strength of that little diagnosis, and I wouldn't worry about "retapping" anything as if your diagnosis is correct then the studs would need changing and they won't be able to be "retapped".
IF I was you I'd ascertain what thread and type of clutch nuts you need and buy some, closely followed by a manual and a clutch puller.

British Bikes / Re: 1959 triumph speedtwin
« on: November 17, 2017, 10:10:51 AM »
Triumphs aren't known for wet-sumping (drain-down) as the double plunger pumps aren't prone to it. As the man above says, go and give it some stick for a few miles and see how it is.
Non-use never improved any machinery.

British Bikes / Re: A65 68-70 front hub spindle conundrum, 55 Goldie
« on: November 16, 2017, 11:01:32 AM »
Those little blue and red crimps always set the old alarm bells ringing, and, to follow on from Mini-me's comment, most people who use them on old bikes see nothing adverse  in using  them.
But then I've had long discussions (RC/IKBA/etc) with posters who use metric fasteners on old British bikes and see nothing wrong in that, either.
Funny old game..these old bikes.

British Bikes / Re: A65 68-70 front hub spindle conundrum, 55 Goldie
« on: November 16, 2017, 08:42:19 AM »
If it really is metric it won't be Meriden Triumph.

British Bikes / Re: Stolen bikes
« on: November 15, 2017, 03:51:30 PM »
I makes me cringe when I see domestic garages full of bikes/cars/ machines/tools with doors open onto a public road, and (often) the owner yapping away to a complete stranger about all the stuff he's got.

British Bikes / Re: A65 68-70 front hub spindle conundrum, 55 Goldie
« on: November 15, 2017, 09:26:16 AM »
I recently removed an early A7 front wheel (or tried to!) and the sod was much the same as you describe. The removable spindle would unscrew from the opposing fork leg, but not pull back out.
In the end I dropped the stanchions down and out of the yokes which left them both "independent" and the brake one lifted off with no problems. The wheel spindle was clearly partially seized in the central spacer portion of the hub, although a dead blow hammer eventually persuaded the whole assembly to come out c/w the near-side bearing.
Plusgas soon had the assembly back to it's component parts.

British Bikes / Re: Thread size
« on: November 12, 2017, 04:35:05 PM »
Hi all can anyone tell me thread size of head bolts bsa b 31 1948 the thread in head please  thanks Phil

Pretty sure they're 3/8 BSCY but as I'm not 100% you're still going to have to check.. :-\

British Bikes / Re: looking for bikes to photograph
« on: November 08, 2017, 09:32:41 PM »
I think you'd do better asking riders at shows, gatherings or similar events. Call me cynical, but I would never have a stranger coming to my house to photograph my stuff for obvious reasons.
Nice pic of the Brough, by the way... ;)

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