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#364507 - 03/23/11 3:18 pm Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here ***** [Re: Rich B]  
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Appreciate the input, but I know for a fact that the clutch effort problem is due to the config of the levers on the bars. Certain EMGO levers have a 1-1/16 pivot hole to cable hole spacing and the correct spacing is 7/8". The difference makes for a 30% increase in effort. I had a similar problem on my T140V when I bought an Emgo lever to replace an OEM lever with peeling chrome. The difference in effort is truly striking. I confirmed this on my T-bolt by borrowing a lever from a '66 T120R I have and putting it on the T-bolt. Clutch pull returned to normal.

I suspect that there are a number of folks out there that are unaware of this Emgo lever issue. The dealer I got my spare from was not aware and he's been in the Brit bike business over 40 years. Another local shop that sells these levers also said he's never gotten a complaint. He did say he think that most Emgo levers go on bike people are fixing up to unload and maybe don't care. I may have overstated the effort. It's rideable, but certainly not enjoyable.
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Rob

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#364554 - 03/24/11 12:34 am Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Rocker]  
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Come on guys,I thought this was for posting pictures of our BSA's:
Motorcycles belong to Jan Reifinburg Los Alamos Ca.


#364685 - 03/25/11 1:40 am Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Richard Phillips]  
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Now this is what I like to see. Nice collection.
Originally Posted By: Richard Phillips
Come on guys,I thought this was for posting pictures of our BSA's:
Motorcycles belong to Jan Reifinburg Los Alamos Ca.



Tommy

Two D7 Bantam Supers
1965 B40 Sportsman
1966 Spitfire MKII
1967 Spitfire MKIII
1967 Hornet
1967 441 Victor
1968 Spitfire MKIV
1968 B44B Shooting Star
1968 Lighting
1969 T150 Triumph
#365942 - 04/01/11 1:37 am Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Rocker]  
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Very purty, Mr. Oil. You bought it looking like that? Lucky man, if you didn't pay a fortune for it. Forgive me if I've already asked and forgot, but, whereabouts in upstate NY are you from?

Allendemint, if you decide to ditch those "cocktail shaker" mufflers, would you let me know?


Mark Z

'65(lower)/'66(upper, wheels, front end, controls)/'67(seat, exhaust, fuel tank, headlamp)/'70(frame) A65 Bitsa.
#366488 - 04/03/11 10:28 pm Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: DickDastardly]  
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Lives in Devon, covered in oil
Picked up my engingine from SRM on Wednesday 30th March!

Those guys have done a great job, crank balance, new big ends, small ends, polished rods, new oil pump, welding to bottom of cases, roller bearing conversion and crank end feed, Spifire cam, stainless pressure release valve, all bearings/bushes/seals replaced, all threads cleanened and re-tapped and then rebuilt!









Wheels and tyres next!

The wife is hoping it will be finished by August as I can tell she may be getting annoyed about "BSA parts in every room of the house" , which is untrue as they're aren't any in our bedroom or the bathroom! Women, eh! LOL




#366649 - 04/04/11 9:40 pm Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Mark Z]  
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Thanks Mark. Sorry for the late reply. I'm in the Albany area, but have a summer place on Oneida Lake. Bunch of Brit bike riders out there.

Bought the bike for a less than a quarter of what was invested in the bike. And I got all the receipts with it. It was a good day for sure. What's nice is if I wanted to make it absolutely 100% perfect, I could do that now without breaking the bank. It just small stuff.
regards,
Rob

#366929 - 04/06/11 5:46 pm Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Snakeoil]  
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SOme nice bikes on here! still doing the assembly of this 69 A65L



The Tank.


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#366944 - 04/06/11 6:48 pm Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Rocker]  
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Piperjak,

Very nice. Keep us updated.


Tommy

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1965 B40 Sportsman
1966 Spitfire MKII
1967 Spitfire MKIII
1967 Hornet
1967 441 Victor
1968 Spitfire MKIV
1968 B44B Shooting Star
1968 Lighting
1969 T150 Triumph
#366957 - 04/06/11 8:52 pm Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: piperjak]  
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Originally Posted By: piperjak
SOme nice bikes on here! still doing the assembly of this 69 A65L



The Tank.



Wow, really nice!

How long have you been doing it?

I hope mine looks half as good!

Any more photo's?




#366991 - 04/06/11 11:53 pm Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: DickDastardly]  
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I started on it Nov 2010. I will post some more as it moves along. Thanks for asking.
This is how it started. Surface rust and crud.


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#367034 - 04/07/11 8:11 am Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: piperjak]  
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Originally Posted By: piperjak
I started on it Nov 2010.


Looks like you' ve been doing night shifts then, piperjak ! wink

Excellent job. Please, do post some more of those rusty pics !

Peter


My site about Classic Motorcycling: Pudding Basins and Leather Jackets

#367046 - 04/07/11 12:49 pm Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Peter-L]  
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Thanks Peter! It wasn't cruddy too long - powdercoating didnt take long so assembly was started in January 2011.








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#367697 - 04/11/11 6:16 pm Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Rocker]  
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Here's my 1970 A50. My dad bought it from a family friend back in the 80s; the last time it was registered was 1989. The PO chopped it and painted it black to match his friend's lightning. I've spent the last year sorting it mechanically and doing inexpensive fixes to cosmetics (polishing aluminum, repainting rusty side covers, etc).

In the future, I will need to decide whether to take it down for a restoration. It runs great now, and I am happy with it for the time being. There's a definite charm to the un-restored frame with its minor flaws and character.

Thanks to all the good people on the BSA forum for the advice they've given me so far. I started this knowing almost nothing and now have rebuilt many of the key components of the bike.


#367721 - 04/11/11 8:45 pm Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: tsohg]  
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tsohg......it looks really good to me i would just ride it


1972 Triumph T120
1968 BSA A65
1968 MGB Roadster
1979 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta
1969 Honda Mini Trail
1939 farmall f30 tractor
2004 Honda Shadow Aero
1972 BSA Thunderbolt
1975 yamaha xs650b
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#367788 - 04/12/11 3:56 am Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Rocker]  
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Don't worry, I found an already butchered frame to build this with. Actually, parts of three wrecked frames welded together:

#367803 - 04/12/11 8:25 am Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: leon bee]  
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I see a set of OIF B25 or B50T fork legs complete with alloy yokes. I think the wheel is part of the same set so it should be able to converted into something more A65 related, and very easily at that.

I guess you intend to take it back to something a little more original. All the best with it.

#368273 - 04/15/11 2:09 am Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Rocker]  
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Thanks, Kevin. Actually, I posted that pic to show a completed project. I dragged home a big pile of nasty wrecked stuff a while back. A65 frame had some of the back cut off, and had some kind of 60s Japanese neck welded on it. I welded on the front of a wrecked B25 and the back of a wrecked Triumph chopper.

#368279 - 04/15/11 2:35 am Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Rocker]  
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Ooops, sorry about that Leon. We don't get to see many machines like that down here. Some may have been imported as rebuild projects when they were shipping them here by the container load 15 years ago.

I think our vehicle testing stations guys would have a fit if something like that rocked up..... Is it street legal in the states ?

#368280 - 04/15/11 2:44 am Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Rocker]  
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Pretty sure it is in hillbilly country where I live.

#368373 - 04/15/11 7:12 pm Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Rocker]  
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Thought I would post a couple of more pictures of my 66 east coast T bolt. Has 19 inch rear wheel



#368377 - 04/15/11 7:24 pm Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Richard Phillips]  
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Another great looking bike Richard. Just like the 2 on another thread....awesome


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#368606 - 04/17/11 3:33 pm Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Rocker]  
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Thank you Rich!


"Its a gift.... and a curse!"

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#369075 - 04/20/11 12:18 am Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Rocker]  
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Average condition no paint in 2 years, there is enough other things to do with 200+ miles a week when req' or not in service.



Day 1 & Month 3 of the R3 reconstruction:

Steve

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The 441, most versatile BSA of the 60's
#369335 - 04/21/11 4:35 pm Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: 441/R3cafeSteve]  
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Still not done but close.

#369407 - 04/22/11 12:42 am Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: ]  
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Thank you Allan,, you are always so kind!

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