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#847146 04/25/2021 11:42 PM
by Hillbilly bike
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There's more info in the modified form....Basics, 61 frame , 60 Super Road Rocket engine , rebuilt but stock...2000 ish Honda CBR 43mm fork assembly, A65 fuel tank reworked to fit A65 front wheel, Triumph rear wheel , this that and the other things......
7 months ago I started with a frame, some engine parts and some junk...Now I got this
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#847194 Apr 26th a 01:50 PM
by Tridentman
Disagree---the half width front brake is much better than the later full width Ariel or BSA front brakes.
"Back in the day" sidecar racers used to take two of them , machine the hubs and weld them back to back to have a double brake.
They were great on a road race outfit.
I had the half width brake on a 1954 A7 Shooting Star.
Coming down to Cregg-Ny-Baa on the Mountain Course on the Isle of Man in 1967 with friends (we had been energetically riding the course) a friend came alongside me and motioned to stop for a drink.
We pulled into the Cregg-Ny-Baa Hotel at the bottom of the hill, parked up and went inside for a pint (or two----).
We had only been inside for a couple of minutes when a guy came rushing in and said "Whose is the BSA A7 in the car park?-- it is on fire".
I rushed outside to find smoke from the grease in the front hub rising into the air!

Tony--set up the brake properly as I know you will do and I dont think that you will be disappointed in it.
Just my two cents worth of course.
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#848460 May 8th a 09:37 PM
by Hillbilly bike
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Got more work done. As always I cut the friction discs on the lathe for more effective average mean radius and more grip.
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#849119 May 17th a 11:26 AM
by Hillbilly bike
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It's off the work lift...a few minor details, probably start it tomorrow
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#847332 Apr 27th a 08:33 PM
by kommando
I widened out the 1/2 circle end on the shoe using a milling cutter the same diameter as the pivot, just needs 1/4" so the shoe can float itself.
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#849238 May 18th a 03:27 PM
by Hillbilly bike
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Originally Posted by GrandPaul
"wet" clutch.

Oh, boy...
Ever taken apart a Triumph or BSA clutch other than a triple that didn't have oil on the plates? I call that wet , lol.....Perhaps we need to say "damp". Early Sportsters had a sealed clutch assembly running in the primary oil, in theory it stayed dry inside....
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