BritBike Forum logo
BritBike Sponsor BritBike Sponsor BritBike Sponsor
BritBike Sponsor

BritBike Sponsor

BritBike Sponsor
BritBike Sponsor BritBike Sponsor BritBike Sponsor
JWood Auction JRC Engineering dealers JWood Auction
Home | Sponsors, Newsletter | Regalia | Calendar | Bike Project | BritBike Museum | Spiders Cartoons, "OLD" BritBike Forum | DVD- Manuals & Parts books | BritBike Stickers & Decals
Upgrade to: Premium Membership | Premium Life Membership | Vendor Membership | Site Sponsor Membership
Photo posting tutorial

Member Spotlight
Thomas4
Thomas4
Thun, Berne, Switzerland
Posts: 44
Joined: August 2008
Show All Member Profiles 
Shout Box
Search eBay for motorcycle parts in following countries
Australia, Canada, France, Holland, Italy, United Kingdom, USA
Random Gallery photo
Who's Online Now
191 registered members (68 royalstar tony), 1,676 guests, and 518 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
analyse, Drifter, john harrison, David Stothard, iansouthoz
10039 Registered Users
Top Posters(30 Days)
Lannis 149
kommando 113
Stuart 61
Popular Topics(Views)
478,877 mail-order LSR
Forum Statistics
Forums33
Topics65,746
Posts635,570
Members10,039
Most Online3,995
Feb 13th, 2017
Like BritBike.com on Facebook

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Qestion on Hornet frame #365583
03/29/11 6:54 pm
03/29/11 6:54 pm
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 259
Jerseyville, Illinois
L
ljm Offline OP
BritBike Forum member
ljm  Offline OP
BritBike Forum member
L
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 259
Jerseyville, Illinois
I'm getting ready to paint the frame on my 66 Hornet. I just noticed the tab on the front of the bike (right side) is bent out. The one on my 67 Hornet is pointing down. I attached a paper clip to the tab.

Support Your #1 BritBike Forum!
Membership Type! Free
Member
Premium
Member
Premium Life
Member
Vendor
Member
Site
Sponsor
Recognition No Premium Member Premium Life member (5 years) Vendor Member Site Sponsor Membership
Post commercial threads No No No Yes Yes
Custom title No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Upload avatar & photos No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Link avatar & photos Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Private Message Storage: 10 100 100 100 100
Length of signatures 255 600 600 600 600
Removes this very advert island between post 1&2 No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Price Free $12.90/year $105.00 No End
$55.00/5 years
$210.00/year
($17.50/month)
Email
Click on button >>
  Premium Member Premium Life member Vendor Member Site Sponsor Membership
Re: Qestion on Hornet frame [Re: ljm] #365650
03/30/11 12:27 am
03/30/11 12:27 am
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 259
Jerseyville, Illinois
L
ljm Offline OP
BritBike Forum member
ljm  Offline OP
BritBike Forum member
L
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 259
Jerseyville, Illinois
Allan
Thanks for the reply. I probably should have said ......which way does it go? On my 64 and 65 Spitfirehornet frames there isn't a tab. So on the 66 frame and later is it suppose to go down?

Re: Qestion on Hornet frame [Re: ljm] #365656
03/30/11 1:11 am
03/30/11 1:11 am
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 3,321
Medford, Oregon
Gary E Offline
BritBike Forum member
Gary E  Offline
BritBike Forum member
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 3,321
Medford, Oregon
The right side tab should be in the same position as the left side. It is there to protect the wire connections on the back of the switch on bikes other than the Hornet and Wasp. It restricts easy access when changing out the switch. Almost ever A65/A50 I have had to deal with has it bent out by some previous owner. Tap it back down nicely for that original look.


1967 BSA Wasp
1967 BSA Hornet (West Coast Model)
1967 BSA Hornet (East Coast Model)
1968 BSA Firebird Scrambler
1968 BSA Spitfire Mark IV
Re: Qestion on Hornet frame [Re: ljm] #365717
03/30/11 1:55 pm
03/30/11 1:55 pm
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 259
Jerseyville, Illinois
L
ljm Offline OP
BritBike Forum member
ljm  Offline OP
BritBike Forum member
L
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 259
Jerseyville, Illinois
Thanks Gary...I couldnt find a good picture of that tab anywhere.

Re: Qestion on Hornet frame [Re: ljm] #365955
04/01/11 2:38 am
04/01/11 2:38 am
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 3,235
arkansas
L
leon bee Offline
BritBike Forum member
leon bee  Offline
BritBike Forum member
L
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 3,235
arkansas
Leo: This has been bothering me because it seems so familiar. Until I rechecked this thread, I was thinking it was your 67 with the tab pointing out. Anyway, today I had a chance to look at my bikes. My 67 Hornet, the tab is sticking out just like in your pic. It does not look like some hillbilly bent it out either- looking at the paint it seems like frame was painted with that tab sticking out horizontal. My 66 Hornet is an A50 frame, doesn't have that tab at all. Checked some other frames, a 69FB, 68LB, 66S.....these have the tab pointing down, but almost looks like they might have been bent down after frame was painted. Gonna look at em again when I have more time.

Re: Qestion on Hornet frame [Re: ] #365970
04/01/11 3:25 am
04/01/11 3:25 am
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 3,321
Medford, Oregon
Gary E Offline
BritBike Forum member
Gary E  Offline
BritBike Forum member
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 3,321
Medford, Oregon
Originally Posted By: 1968BSA
if you undo and remove the stearing stop plate from underneath, fitting the switch becomes very easy and a quick job


I concur, but getting to the rear steering stop plate bolt and nut is a rear bear, so I assume some nimrods say "WTF" and just bend the tab up out of the way.


1967 BSA Wasp
1967 BSA Hornet (West Coast Model)
1967 BSA Hornet (East Coast Model)
1968 BSA Firebird Scrambler
1968 BSA Spitfire Mark IV

Moderated by  Allan Gill, Jon W. Whitley 


Home | Sponsors | Newsletter | Regalia | Calendar | Bike Project | BritBike Museum | Spiders Cartoons | "OLD" BritBike Forum | DVD- Manuals & Parts books | BritBike Stickers & Decals
Upgrade to: Premium Membership | Premium Life Membership | Vendor Membership | Site Sponsor Membership
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1