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Offline triplethreat3d

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Plunger slider play
« on: 13.06. 2016 22:07 »
Newbie with '51 A7S plunger bitsa - BSA single mounted in plunger frame. Pulled plungers apart today and am wondering if I need new bushes. There is a very small amount of play when the axle slider-bushed part rides on the plunger column. In other words, can move column side to side very very small amount on both left and fight hand sides. Columns appear to be as new with no signs of wear on them at all.  Anyone have advice on reusing or replacing? pic of parts in question attached.

Second unrelated question - anyone have any good experience with replacement mudguards for this period bike? '51 A7 plunger with original 19" wheels and 7" brakes.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Plunger slider play
« Reply #1 on: 14.06. 2016 06:44 »
Try giving it a good squirt of grease before assembly, that should take up some movement..
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Re: Plunger slider play
« Reply #2 on: 14.06. 2016 10:40 »
G'day tripletreat3d,  *welcome* to the forum.
As WozzA said a bit of grease will take up a little movement and once together with the springs I doubt you'll notice it when riding. Mine has a little play but combine it with the front end, the flexi frame and a sprung seat it's like riding a wet sponge. Relax and enjoy.
The Indian guards are OK as long as you don't mind a bit of bog to cover the grinder marks.
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Re: Plunger slider play
« Reply #3 on: 14.06. 2016 15:28 »
I'm yet to find a front Indian guard with deep valanced sides & a ridge down the centre,
if you find one let me know...  *dunno*
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Re: Plunger slider play
« Reply #4 on: 14.06. 2016 22:56 »
Will do if successful.