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British Bikes / Re: Misfire on Triton
« on: July 18, 2018, 09:30:14 PM »
Hi
I would hook on a decent sized battery and see if the performance improves ?
I know guys on the BSA C forum have had problems running with small AH batteries

John

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British Bikes / Re: 1952 Norton ES2 spark plug
« on: July 18, 2018, 09:26:29 PM »
Hi All,
I tend to set the timing on old engines by setting at TDC on full retard
The advance on the lever to find the best running position.
Then readjust that to the full advance position
I have just finished a 23 HD and set it like that, I have all the HD handbooks from 1919 to 29 and the timing figures
changed to give more advance every couple of years, I'm presuming that was because the fuel was improving in quality
through those years ???

John

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British Bikes / Re: Need New Head Gasket
« on: July 17, 2018, 10:57:38 PM »
Hi
My opinion is that a solid copper head gasket is the best solution
It is relatively easy to make one yourself cutting it out of some copper sheet say 1mm thick
sandwich the copper between two pieces of plywood, mark out the holes drill through then cut the inside and outside with a jigsaw, anneal before fitting
Alternatively
https://coppergaskets.us/
Lani will make you a gasket from a dimensioned drawing or sample
I have used his products and they are very good value (as well as making my own)

John

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Hi All,
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so throwing money at a resto will definitely produce results

I dont know about that  ::)
there are plenty so called restorers out there who will take all your money to restore a bike
BUT it still will not be repaired

Beware of shiny sh1te  >:( >:(

I have lost count of the repairs I had to do to get some "restored" bikes roadworthy for the people who had bought them!!!
Almost impossible to try and go back to get satisfaction from sellers  :(

John

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Hi Terrotmt1

Have you made any progress?

John

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British Bikes / Re: A10 gear box problems
« on: June 26, 2018, 07:03:36 PM »
HI All
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On the A7/10 forum the consensus is the BSA 6-spring clutch was the best design

I believe they are referring to the plunger model clutch, not the S/A one

Magnetoman has posted a long and detailed rebuild of a six spring on Britbike.com
However there is no mention of town driving with it  ::)

There should be no end float on the BSA gearbox
If the kickstart ratchet nut is loose or the small bearing inside the ratchet is worn endfloat will be apparent
RTM

You do not say what brand friction plates are in the clutch?
Basically anything other than Surflex brand are crap (unless you opt for the 7 plate conversion)
A remote possibility is that a clutch plate is warping when it gets hot (Yes it has happened on one of my bikes)
Crappy imported inner and outer baskets will cause more problems sooner than later
Lastly,
ATF ? is for automatic transmissions not clutches, it absorbs air bubbles
I use oil intended for modern bikes with wet clutches 10/40 grade (NOT car oil)

John


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British Bikes / Re: veteran gearbox oil seal felt
« on: June 26, 2018, 01:20:58 AM »
Hi,
Have you tried, http://www.veterantriumph.co.uk/

or any decent engineering supplier should stock engineering felt

John

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Identify these bikes! / Re: Any help with ID of this 1900's frame ?
« on: June 18, 2018, 10:21:58 PM »
Hi Leon,
Well done  ;D ;D

John

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British Bikes / Re: electronic ignition
« on: June 13, 2018, 08:34:26 PM »
Hi,
A friend has fitted two of them to his trials Triumphs a 3TA and a cub he is happy
I think there maybe someone else making similar kits ??????
I had just been on their website this AM before I replied to see if they had anything that might suit a two stroke twin
Yesterday I was asked to see if I could see what could be done to spark up a Hogan RCA 350 engine
Now there's a rare beastie  ::)

John

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British Bikes / Re: 1932 BSA side valve starting problem
« on: June 13, 2018, 12:57:29 PM »
Hi Billington,
I never bother with  the air lever on my bikes, from cold press the tickler until fuel spills
a hint of throttle, and as much advance as possible without kick back
As R said the spark fades with retard
Some old sidevalvers need a good spinning over to fire especially when hot
Some riders spin the engine  with the valve lifter operated and drop it (at the right moment) so the flywheel inertia
starts the engine
Its all getting to know the beast involved

John

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British Bikes / Re: what is the purple oil in my BSA RGS
« on: June 13, 2018, 12:46:33 PM »
Hi Peter,
It look like someone has added one of the "snake oil" :o additives to the oil (STP Lucas and so on)
I would wash out the oil tank and change the oil a few times repeating the wash out
Is the engine running the original timing side bush or needle roller conversion?
Those additive will destroy needle roller bearings in short order  >:( >:(
I would also remove the timing cover and check for play on the crank bush (if it is on a bush)
Wash out the goo from in there too
That crap is added to the oil by unscrupulous sellers to hide engine knock's  >:( >:(

John

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British Bikes / Re: electronic ignition
« on: June 13, 2018, 12:29:22 PM »

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British Bikes / Re: 1932 BSA side valve starting problem
« on: June 11, 2018, 10:17:10 PM »

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British Bikes / Re: you have to laugh, or just weep
« on: June 10, 2018, 08:31:22 PM »
Hi, mini-me,
That's been on there for quite a while now  ::)

Ripping the p**s or what   >:( >:(

John

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Site Feedback / Re: Pictures & attachments.
« on: June 08, 2018, 11:00:03 PM »
Hi TGR90B,

The person submitting the photo's need to reduce the photo resolution,
Some forum's have different size limits for photos
The other forum is well and closely managed and photo posting mistakes are quickly corrected

John

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