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Autojumble / Re: Sacrificial cylinder barrel wanted
« Last post by Rex on February 15, 2019, 09:49:14 PM »
This model has (what RE referred to as) a "floating bush" big end and caged roller mains.
Must admit I've never seen it criticised...what's allegedly wrong with it?
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Japanese Bikes / Re: Source of pannier keys?
« Last post by Mark M on February 15, 2019, 06:31:17 PM »
Sorry, no luck there either! When Brinnicks the locksmiths opened the case I found maker's labels in German but no further identification. However, I have finally solved the problem, I found one key, in the bottom of the scrap brass box. Coming to Ebay soon, set panniers, Diiversion for the use of....
REgards, Mark
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Autojumble / Re: Sacrificial cylinder barrel wanted
« Last post by iansoady on February 15, 2019, 10:20:29 AM »
Does that have the often criticised plain metal big end?
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British Bikes / Re: bsa m20 1938
« Last post by julieo on February 15, 2019, 08:16:18 AM »
Thank you Mark,  Rex no frame John
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Autojumble / Re: Royal Enfield Model D Headlight.
« Last post by Barry Creed on February 15, 2019, 07:59:43 AM »
Thank you Rex,  I am keen to get an original but you obviously know how difficult it is.  I will keep trying!
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British Bikes / Re: bsa m20 1938
« Last post by Mark M on February 14, 2019, 05:52:27 PM »
Julieo, you need this site: http://www.wdbsa.nl/index.htm  I'm surprised you haven't found it already. Absolutely everything an M20 owner could want. Check the Technical Section for wheel building information, good dimensioned diagram and details of spoke lengths etc. Check the Forum page for the most knowledgable group of enthusiasts on all WD motorcycle subjects as well!
REgards, Mark
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British Bikes / Re: bsa m20 1938
« Last post by Rex on February 14, 2019, 05:36:50 PM »
You have the perfect jig for obtaining the off-set...it's called the frame! ;)
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British Bikes / bsa m20 1938
« Last post by julieo on February 14, 2019, 05:15:12 PM »
can any person tell me the off set of the rear wheel rim in relation of the hub please, rebuilding with new rim lost the diaminsions
 John email redbsa@aol.com
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If its the kind I think it is, with 3 little gizmos expanding inside the filler neck, you will find that the neck is stretched over the years, I have the same problem with pie crust fillers on AMC.

Make a gasket out of soft leather if poss or make up some kind of baffle.

I did once have an idea for an insert and threaded filler, but it was beyond my skills to finish it. Now I never fill past the critical mark.
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Not sure what the answer to this is. On my RGS the tank cap has always been incontinent. I have tried various different materials to seal it. It originally had a rubber seal. So far I have found nothing which works very well. I have just learned to live with it. I just try to avoid sharp braking and bumps when the tank is brim full.
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