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Offline Bender

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New bloke with a new (old) bike......
« on: 15.05. 2009 09:07 »
Hi all......

Nice to finally get here..... Been watching this site for a while now, trying to learn a bit about these older bikes before buying one.

I recently got myself a 1951 A7 plunger.   While it's still original, rideable and in good nick, i have to wait to get it registered before i can take it on the road. I don't think i'll bother restoring it yet. It's still quite nice the way it is....(will post a picture when i can work out how to get one to 600KB??)

I still have plenty of questions though, so i will start with this one.....

What is the pipe coming from the underside of the the oil tank for?   It's a short bit of copper pipe that ends just above the chain. I think engine oil leaks from here on mine while the bike is stationary.


 

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Re: New bloke with a new (old) bike......
« Reply #1 on: 15.05. 2009 09:28 »
Welcome to the forum. Good choice of bike, I have a 51' A7 also,

The pipe you are refering to is the breather from the oil tank. Usually there is a bit of tube about 6" long attached to it. Sometimes there is a slight amount of oil on the end of the tube but it shouldnt drip oil.

Most likely the oil is coming from somewhere else. Give it all a good clean and watch to see where it comes from.

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Re: New bloke with a new (old) bike......
« Reply #2 on: 15.05. 2009 11:18 »
Hello and welcome.
Loooking forward to seeing some pictures.
Cheers,
Iain

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Re: New bloke with a new (old) bike......
« Reply #3 on: 16.05. 2009 14:19 »
welcome mate to the forum its a great site

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Re: New bloke with a new (old) bike......
« Reply #4 on: 17.05. 2009 09:10 »
Hi there Ace! good to have you with us... and nice choice of bike you'll love it.
Ride Safely Lads! LJ.
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Re: New bloke with a new (old) bike......
« Reply #5 on: 17.05. 2009 11:19 »
Thanks for the friendly welcome boys....     and i must say, i am quite jealous of some of the machines you lot own. (Been watching you increase your stable of bikes over the years, L.J., on your website. Some great journeys you've made as well.)       I'm dead keen on getting out on the road as soon as i can get this bike registered.

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Re: New bloke with a new (old) bike......
« Reply #6 on: 19.05. 2009 10:59 »
Welcome Ace

I'm new here too, Well a new old git. Welcome to the fun, old bikes are great and im sure you'll have a great time with your new bike, theres is a wealth of experience here and there all nice friendly people. At the end of the day were all here for the same reason (i Hope) love of old bikes.

Have a good time and welcome to the pack!

Kind Regards

Steve
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Re: New bloke with a new (old) bike......
« Reply #7 on: 19.05. 2009 11:30 »
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(Been watching you increase your stable of bikes over the years, L.J., on your website. Some great journeys you've made as well.)

Thanks for your comment Ace! I was inspired to write up my experiences after reading some others riders adventures found on the Internet, photos along with all the details of the cooking and camping all carried on the back of the bikes racks made great reading. Hopefully it will encourage others to do likewise.

LJ.
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1947 BSA M21 600cc Girder/Rigid-Green
1949 BSA A7   500cc Girder/Plunger Star Twin-(SOLD)
1953 BSA B33  500cc Teles/Plunger-Maroon
1961 BSA A10  650cc Golden Flash-Blue
1961 BSA A10  650cc Golden Flash-Red