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I believe that may be part of Calvin's The Transmogrifier:
https://calvinandhobbes.fandom.com/wiki/Transmogrifier

I thought this as well, but I can't find the box anymore *dunno2*
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Frame / Re: Brake relining
« Last post by RoyC on 18.10. 2019 20:29 »
Hi Swarfy, *smile* It was in the corner of Watsonian Squire's showroom.
A group of us visited them during this years BSA International rally. May have looked at your new sidecar.

It's not new Neil, that's probably why it was in the corner  *sad2* but you may well have seen it there.  Watsonian are fitting different lights for it to be more in keeping with my 'non indicator' bike, it comes with a tonneau cover and a collapsible hood.

When are you expecting to have it Roger ?

I am in the process of adapting a rear number plate to a rear light for my chair. It's in primer at the moment and being painted next week.

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Frame / Re: Brake relining
« Last post by RogerSB on 18.10. 2019 20:19 »
Hi Swarfy, *smile* It was in the corner of Watsonian Squire's showroom.
A group of us visited them during this years BSA International rally. May have looked at your new sidecar.

It's not new Neil, that's probably why it was in the corner  *sad2* but you may well have seen it there.  Watsonian are fitting different lights for it to be more in keeping with my 'non indicator' bike, it comes with a tonneau cover and a collapsible hood.
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I believe that may be part of Calvin's Transmogrifier:
https://calvinandhobbes.fandom.com/wiki/Transmogrifier
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Thanks for the ideas, John.
Obviously I’m looking for the easiest way to start it, so I’m going to go longer kickstart route first. If that doesn’t work, I may try fitting a vee belt pulley behind the drive side crank nut and drive that from an electric motor.
Thanks again,
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Frame / Re: Brake relining
« Last post by Greybeard on 18.10. 2019 20:07 »
Hi Swarfy, *smile* It was in the corner of Watsonian Squire's showroom.
A group of us visited them during this years BSA International rally. May have looked at your new sidecar.
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Frame / Re: Brake relining
« Last post by RogerSB on 18.10. 2019 20:05 »
 Hi Swarfy, *smile* It was in the corner of Watsonian Squire's showroom. I went there to look it over.

As for the unused shoes, I'm sure it would be a waste of time to even try them. To get them relined - maybe. I bought them some time ago, before I got to know what sub standard replacements are often sold to us these days.
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Wanted & For Sale / Re: Spanners for sale
« Last post by Greybeard on 18.10. 2019 19:59 »
Wasn't so many years ago that all ring spanners were cranked. Still much better than the flat combination things sold now though.
I prefer a slightly angled combination spanner. The turning force is more directly applied. Plus, you have the open end close at hand.
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Hi RD,
Having  very long lever on a Vincent I suppose  helps, that said the Kickstarter is very low geared on them. This makes the  bastards hard to start unless the cosmos is in perfect alignment especially with magneto ignition
The one I worked on recently would start relatively easily once warm but was an absolute fu##er when cold. Although it would fire up easily on a bump start down my sloped drive
The magneto  has been properly sorted + it was NOS before hand
I have just acquired two electronic ignition kits for one, Pazon and Boyer but then I would need to replace the Miller gen and concert to 12v
Back to your project
Could you rig up a direct starter onto the crank end like you see the boys use on drag bikes?
Once you get the bike tuned and running properly then revert to kickstartong ?

A (moe) elderly friend who rebuilt an 80 ci HD A couple of years ago was having trouble with getting it running after rebuild
He rigged up a lawnmower flywheel onto the end of the crank, and mounted a starter motor to the bench so it would  engage with it ( bike secured to the bench)
Once he got the carb and ignition sorted he then reverted to the kickstart !!
John
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How big is it? First thought, given the twin axis calibration, was that it might go on a mill, but the mounting and type of clamping would only allow very light work. Engraving perhaps?
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