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front wheel temporarily fitted  I need a new tyre but dont know whether to fit a new period type or a Avon Roadrider  Your thoughts would be appreciated and also any constuctive comments on work so far and work to follow
Hi Brian
I had Avon Skidmasters on my Super Rocket and they were getting a bit old and hard so following a puncture on a club run I swapped to Avon AM26 (sorry Greybeard). I am impressed with the improvement in handling but remember that modern tyres need extra pressure due to softer rubber and sidewalls.
I fitted Dunlop K70s on most of my other bikes for the classic look, but these bikes are of lower performance than the SR so handling was not so much of an issue.

Jim
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Lucas, Electrical, Ignition / Soft pickup brushes
« Last post by Bsareg on 17.10. 2019 11:38 »
Just received new Wassell pickup for k2fc. They're still fitted with the soft useless brushes. Luckily I've  spare Brightspark brushes to fit, but don't Wassell ever listen!
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Wanted & For Sale / Re: Spanners for sale
« Last post by RoyC on 17.10. 2019 10:36 »
I've just picked up some King Dick spanners. There are some AF's but most are Imperial sizes. Are you interested?

I intend to keep that little cranked jobbie as it looks like it will be great for tappets.

I've got a full set of those cranked rings, purchased them in my youth.  *smile*

These are all I can find at the moment.


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Wanted & For Sale / Spanners for sale
« Last post by Greybeard on 17.10. 2019 10:20 »
I've just picked up some King Dick spanners. There are some AF's but most are Imperial sizes. Are you interested?

I intend to keep that little cranked jobbie as it looks like it will be great for tappets.
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Wanted & For Sale / Re: My A10 for sale-
« Last post by bsa-bill on 17.10. 2019 09:45 »
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I don't remember the details but there was a significant change in the flow from when it had been idling in the garage prior to driving

Possibly  while in the shed idling it was clearing surplus oil in the sump from standing (wet sumping) which would give full flow without air bubbles, then once the sump was cleared on a run you would be back to normal return flow with air bubbles due to the extra capacity return flow compared to the feed side
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Chat, Offtopic, Meetings & Everything Else / Re: Shed Science
« Last post by Greybeard on 17.10. 2019 09:19 »
Five years ago, when my wife and I were preparing to move house I chucked out most of the contents of an ancient wooden shed that I'd used for storing 'useful' stuff. I had a sudden realisation that I was not going to live long enough to use most of the things I'd accumulated.
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Introductions, Stories & Pictures / Re: Brian Crossman New Member
« Last post by Greybeard on 17.10. 2019 08:57 »
Looking great. My cleaning container is an old square 5 gallon oil drum with the side removed. Please don't put modern tyres on the bike. Would the Miller headlight have a larger diameter with flat glass? I love the look of older motorbikes with those big headlamps!
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Introductions, Stories & Pictures / Re: Brian Crossman New Member
« Last post by scotty on 17.10. 2019 02:41 »
 *welcome* *welcome*
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Making good use of my cleaner before the cases and crank go for machining
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front wheel temporarily fitted  I need a new tyre but dont know whether to fit a new period type or a Avon Roadrider  Your thoughts would be appreciated and also any constuctive comments on work so far and work to follow
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