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Services, Parts Suppliers, Manufacturers / Re: chroming
« Last post by Greybeard on 24.02. 2020 23:03 »
I've just searched the net to try and find the company that did my tank. I don't recognise any of the names that came up. They were in Wolverhampton I think.
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Frame / Re: Petrol tank refurbishment
« Last post by trevinoz on 24.02. 2020 20:18 »
Sean, the tank is a write off. The metal is as thin as tin foil as you can see with my finger pushing it in.
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Services, Parts Suppliers, Manufacturers / Re: chroming
« Last post by Bsareg on 24.02. 2020 19:23 »
Sad to hear London Chroming is no more. They triple plated all the bright work on my C11 in 1970, £70 the lot. It's still brilliant today.
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Clutch, Primary, Gearbox / Re: Primary Chaincase Level plug thread
« Last post by JulianS on 24.02. 2020 19:03 »
15 645 is a common 1/4 x 26 tpi cycle (BSF fits)
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Frame / Re: Wheel and chain alignment
« Last post by Minto on 24.02. 2020 18:44 »
Nothing's ever straightforward is it. Thanks for all the wisdom and experience. Taking as much of this into account as I could I've done some measuring to try to find some reference points on the frame too assess alignment from.
Straight line on the floor, bike parked centrally along this. Squared off this central line both ends to give a point to measure from, plumb line from Axel's to floor, then from centre of both tyres to floor leading and trailing to check alignment. Then from various points on the frame to determine suitable measuring points for future. As it happens, it seems that on my bike the foot rest mountings are a pretty good reference, which is nice!
So, finished fitting a new rear sprocket of the correct type, not the one made of cheese with a massively undersize bearing housing from an eBay seller. What a difference, proper pleased with the results, the bike feels so much happier at higher speeds now. Just need to recalibrate the Speedo for warp!
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Services, Parts Suppliers, Manufacturers / Re: chroming
« Last post by Rex on 24.02. 2020 18:24 »
With the cost of chroming one doesn't want to find it flaking off or rusting through after just a couple of years.

Well, no, but you wouldn't want the finish to look like sh*t from day one either. I've been happy with the results of the two I'm thinking of.
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Services, Parts Suppliers, Manufacturers / Re: chroming
« Last post by A10 JWO on 24.02. 2020 18:19 »
Several in Old Bike Mart, been advertising in there years. I had a Dunlop rim done in Southend, might as well have chucked it off a cliff. Good luck.
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Clutch, Primary, Gearbox / Re: Primary Chaincase Level plug thread
« Last post by A10 JWO on 24.02. 2020 18:14 »
I got new ones from Draganfly last year, they fitted fine if that helps.
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Clutch, Primary, Gearbox / Re: Primary Chaincase Level plug thread
« Last post by AdrianJ on 24.02. 2020 16:51 »
I would expect it to be 1/4" Whitworth.
On the plunger it's a 67-1711 BSW 1/4" x 1 5/8"  20tpi according to the wonderful A10 fasteners list from Steve Nott www.stevenott.com/bsatrinbw.htm
This is absolutely invaluable and it looks like his home page no longer works., so it's anybody's guess how long it will be around for.
Adrian
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Services, Parts Suppliers, Manufacturers / Re: chroming
« Last post by RDfella on 24.02. 2020 16:38 »
Thanks REX - I'd be posting it. Quality of work / reasonableness of price are my main considerations. In OBM I see several advertising but know nothing about them. CRS in Folkestone offer a wide range of work so presumably are competent, but who knows? With the cost of chroming one doesn't want to find it flaking off or rusting through after just a couple of years.
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