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Title: Needs Work
Post by: Roger (Doomtrainbarx) on 20.07. 2020 12:34
I've just acquired this '62 S.Rocket - should keep me out of mischief for a while !
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: Greybeard on 20.07. 2020 12:47
Good luck!  *smile*
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Post by: scotty on 20.07. 2020 14:19
Oh dear.....
One piece at a time
Your winter evenings will just fly by  *smile*
It’ll be worth it in the end
Have fun
S
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: Roger (Doomtrainbarx) on 20.07. 2020 14:29
I've made a start - got everything shotblasted- frame repaired and all powdercoated.
My main worry is being able to source all the important small parts, like the gearbox, which came in pieces and there's no clutch at all.
I'd like to think I could be out on it later this summer !!
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: Greybeard on 20.07. 2020 16:50
I'd like to think I could be out on it later this summer !!

Is your real name Harry Potter? :)
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: RichardL on 20.07. 2020 17:02
Yow! Would love to see the powder-coated parts as you have them now.

I have a small question or recommendation. It's certainly no requirement and completely up to you. Do you really want us to call you "Doomtrainbarx" when addressing you directly?  If you like that as your user name, to each his own, nevertheless, your anonymity would still remain in tact if you'd care to sign posts with your first name, which I and others would more likely take to using.

Richard L. 
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: Greybeard on 20.07. 2020 17:07
Yow! Would love to see the powder-coated parts as you have them now.

I have a small question or recommendation. It's certainly no requirement and completely up to you. Do you really want us to call you "Doomtrainbarx" when addressing you directly?  If you like that as your user name, to each his own, nevertheless, your anonymity would still remain in tact if you'd care to sign posts with your first name, which I and others would more likely take to using.

Richard L.
I keep seeing that name as Dominatrix...Sorry!
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: Roger (Doomtrainbarx) on 20.07. 2020 18:28
I'll get some pics of the powder coating sorted out.
I was amazed how cheap it all was - if it helps anyone , it was a company called  CBS Engineering in Long Eaton Notts.
Roger (the Dominatrix)
Doomtrain is the name of my Band
Barx is the village in Spain where I lived for 15 years.
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: RichardL on 20.07. 2020 19:49
"Roger",

Thanks for that history. So much for anonymity.

Richard L.
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: Roger (Doomtrainbarx) on 20.07. 2020 19:59
A couple of bits powdercoated - bearing in mind the poor condition of the base metal of these components, I think they came out ok - it won't be concours but I'm happy with it.
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: muskrat on 20.07. 2020 21:39
G'day Dtb (Aussies abbreviate everything!).
Great to see you've made a start. Depending on time and $$ your aim isn't out of reach.
Did you need to use the jumper leads in pic #5 of 1st post to revive the wife when she saw what you brought home  *lol*
Cheers
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: RichardL on 21.07. 2020 03:59
Roger,

Apparently the swingarm was baked with the silentbloc  bushings in place. Interested to know the condition of the rubber. I intentionally omitted my swingarm from powder coat to protect the bushings.

Richard L.
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: Roger (Doomtrainbarx) on 21.07. 2020 09:17
Hi Richard,
No, the bushes were fitted after the powdercoating .
I had to cut the swing arm out the frame - the pivot pin and brake crossover shift were effectively 'welded' into the frame.
Not surprising, as it had been buried in a garden since 1971 would you believe.
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: RichardL on 21.07. 2020 13:45
I feel better.

Richard L.
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: Butch (cb) on 27.07. 2020 15:46
... it had been buried in a garden since 1971 would you believe.

Actually, from those initial photos I would. But looks like a good start.
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: Roger (Doomtrainbarx) on 31.07. 2020 20:57
Getting there !!
Nightmare with the fork seal holders - first pair were oval - 10 thou. out of true - next pair were round and screwed on fine but the oil seal shoulder was 5 thou too big so spent a while triming down the steel backed seals till they fitted -
 anyway - onwards and upwards - got the gearbox back together (thanks to Keith) - Should be rolling next week maybe, when I get a back wheel.
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: Roger (Doomtrainbarx) on 16.08. 2020 17:09
Which goes in first ? - engine or gearbox.
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: chaterlea25 on 16.08. 2020 17:49
Hi
Its a personal preference , it will work either way
A recent topic was about this

John
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: Roger (Doomtrainbarx) on 19.09. 2020 20:21
Ever closer !!
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Post by: morris on 19.09. 2020 20:55
 *yeah* *loveit*
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Post by: berger on 19.09. 2020 21:15
very good and pretty quick from a pile of bits *yeah*
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Post by: a10gf on 19.09. 2020 21:21
That's good and fast. Congrats  *respect*
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Post by: BigJim on 19.09. 2020 22:07
Looks good. Is it a rider or seller?
 *yeah* *dribble*
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: Greybeard on 20.09. 2020 09:32
Ever closer !!
Yummy yummy!
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: muskrat on 20.09. 2020 10:27
G'day dtb, that looks great mate. Ticks a lot of my boxes.
Only 1 concern. The rear guard support doesn't look like it would give much support with a 100kg rider sitting back on the seat. I had similar on my cafe and ended up adding another strut to the lug on the inside of the frame below the top shock mount.
Cheers
Edit add pic to show what I meant.
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: Roger (Doomtrainbarx) on 20.09. 2020 17:37
Looks good. Is it a rider or seller?
 *yeah* *dribble*
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Definitely not a seller although I tried to start it today - not a spark in sight -!!-  doh !! - looks like I'll be scouring the forum for help with the mag  ??]
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: Roger (Doomtrainbarx) on 24.09. 2020 20:03
Got it up and running now - started very easy once I'd synchronised the "flux capacitor"   *smile* - just a siezed camring really, but pretty remarkable after standing all those years.
Now where might I find some Brakes !!
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: metalflake11 on 25.09. 2020 17:35
Good effort that, and a very nice looking bike at the end of it!

Hat's off to you Dominatrix!
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: Roger (Doomtrainbarx) on 03.10. 2020 15:12
Good looking chap !!
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: metalflake11 on 03.10. 2020 15:57
Good to see young 'uns taking up the cudgels!

Hope it pays you back with miles of the old trouble free!
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: Seabee on 04.10. 2020 01:45
Looks great! I've always wondered what the advantage was to the pipes outside the engine cases. Heat reduction or cornering clearance?
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: Triton Thrasher on 04.10. 2020 09:53
I've always wondered what the advantage was to the pipes outside the engine cases.

They wouldn’t fit inside.
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: Roger (Doomtrainbarx) on 17.10. 2020 21:38
The bike is now complete with speedo and tacho which surprisingly are both working.
Took it for it's first run today - just a few miles locally and all seems fine
I was surprised just how fast these bike are and it vibrates less than my old FXR Harley that I've had from new !
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: Roger (Doomtrainbarx) on 17.10. 2020 21:51
The finished article - (if it ever is)
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Post by: KiwiGF on 18.10. 2020 04:59
Looks great! I've always wondered what the advantage was to the pipes outside the engine cases. Heat reduction or cornering clearance?

Nothing more than a “style” thing i guess, it was cool 😁
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: Greybeard on 18.10. 2020 09:39
The finished article - (if it ever is)
Wow!
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: RDfella on 18.10. 2020 11:39
Excellent work. Only niggle I have is the choice of rear tyre. I wouldn't lean it over too far.
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: berger on 18.10. 2020 14:48
rd fella my claim to fame as a young en was wearing down the sides on one of those tyres on the starfire. my mates always pointed at it with disbelief , I was fearless back then or just young and crackers!
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: muskrat on 18.10. 2020 19:20
 *woo* *yeah* *good3*
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: ironhead on 18.10. 2020 22:06
rd fella my claim to fame as a young en was wearing down the sides on one of those tyres on the starfire. my mates always pointed at it with disbelief , I was fearless back then or just young and crackers!

Had one of those on a Commando once, wore the foot pegs down but the tyre never let go!
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: Roger (Doomtrainbarx) on 18.10. 2020 22:20
rd fella my claim to fame as a young en was wearing down the sides on one of those tyres on the starfire. my mates always pointed at it with disbelief , I was fearless back then or just young and crackers!

Had one of those on a Commando once, wore the foot pegs down but the tyre never let go!

I've never worn any pegs away in 50 years so it should be O.K.   *smile*
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: metalflake11 on 19.10. 2020 00:16
I've worn a fair few out from the top down, but never any from the bottom up either!

I like to keep my knee 'up'.

Nice work that Doomtrain!
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: bsa-bill on 19.10. 2020 12:52
"if it ever is" Well personaly I'd be more than happy with that, it's complete,  looks like it was meant to be- Well done
Some ideas for my upcoming refresh, one question - what is the copper on the footrst pegs and upper fork stantions?
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: Roger (Doomtrainbarx) on 19.10. 2020 13:04

Some ideas for my upcoming refresh, one question - what is the copper on the footrst pegs and upper fork stantions?
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Bill - the copper is just that - copper tubing cut to length - it's just cosmetic to hide the bare steel fork tubes.
We used to do it in the 60's - looks cool ,and is easy to polish up again when it tarnishes.
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: bsa-bill on 19.10. 2020 17:58
first time I've seen it, looks the dogs doodahs.
Was thinking of making the front end of my A10 look lighter as in Goldie with exposed upper stantion bit and wondered how to make it look better then semi rusted without purchase of stainless (if you can get them), I'll lookout for sum copper tube

Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: chaterlea25 on 19.10. 2020 19:28
Hi Bill,
I like the "export" style headlamp brackets and then rubber gaiters over the springs
I have them on my SR and have another pair for my RGS project

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Chrome-Plated-BSA-A65-Rocket-Goldstar-Headlamp-Brackets/264869431713

John
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: bsa-bill on 19.10. 2020 19:36
Hi John
last time I did it I got the longer ones and had to cut them to put gaiters on, gaiters rotted in no time, this seems fairly common.
My brother bought a 350 Goldie and I really like the front end, mines looks heavy in comparison, I've got plenty time to mull over whats to do - still sorting sheds out
Title: Re: Needs Work
Post by: Seabee on 20.10. 2020 04:02
Looks great! I've always wondered what the advantage was to the pipes outside the engine cases. Heat reduction or cornering clearance?

Nothing more than a “style” thing i guess, it was cool 😁
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Thanks for that. It was an honest question I've had for a while. I thought they might be cooled better in the wind and not have their heat blown onto the jugs. Seemed like a reasonable, however probably hard to quantify, idea..........uote]