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Re: Oil Filters
« Reply #15 on: 16.01. 2018 03:16 »

 Roger, why does it matter so much if it's stamped/made by RGM ?

 I bought mine early '80's from- I think- the local British bike shop, and it has no stamping of significance (if any), but still works fine  *dunno*
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Re: Oil Filters
« Reply #16 on: 16.01. 2018 05:02 »

 Roger, why does it matter so much if it's stamped/made by RGM ?

Is it cos RGM is a Realy Good Make ?
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Re: Oil Filters
« Reply #17 on: 16.01. 2018 11:53 »
Hi DuTch, As Roy has said it's well made. Compared to the one Feked sells the RGM Norton Ltd casting looks to be far better and they usually sell for more than Roy paid, that's why I asked him if he received an RGM one.

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Re: Oil Filters
« Reply #18 on: 16.01. 2018 19:57 »

 Ok- I'll have to look at mine closer next time I change the oil, but it doesn't leak any *good3*
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Re: Oil Filters
« Reply #19 on: 18.01. 2018 10:25 »
What fittings did members use to connect the 3/8" filter outlets to the A7/A10 oil lines ?

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Re: Oil Filters
« Reply #20 on: 18.01. 2018 10:29 »
What fittings did members use to connect the 3/8" filter outlets to the A7/A10 oil lines ?

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I used good quality Jubilee clips

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Re: Oil Filters
« Reply #21 on: 18.01. 2018 10:57 »
What fittings did members use to connect the 3/8" filter outlets to the A7/A10 oil lines ?

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I used good quality Jubilee clips
I mean, joining the 3/8" i.d. pipe to the 5/16" i.d. BSA oil pipe.
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Re: Oil Filters
« Reply #22 on: 18.01. 2018 12:37 »
I've ordered a couple of these 8mm to 10mm.
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Re: Oil Filters
« Reply #23 on: 19.01. 2018 03:03 »
 I don't understand why/how you have 1/4" when it should be 5/16" unless you're talking fitting size- 1/4" house (HOSE- Mansion brand *whistle* edited) will  be a bit restrictive.... I bought a packet of 3/8" elbows from the refrigeration/air-con shop down the road,  and soldered them on with short spigots of copper pipe onto the other end..(whatever size I could manipulate 8mm/ 5/16" hose over (probably 3/8")...
  Not a swing arm and not a stock setup,  but  *dunno*



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Re: Oil Filters
« Reply #24 on: 19.01. 2018 08:41 »

 I'll just accept that they are different, as I'm sure my Plunger pipes are 5/16" O.D, & hoses I.D, so figured they'd all be the same.
  Maybe I just used what ever fits best *dunno*
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Re: Oil Filters
« Reply #25 on: 19.01. 2018 09:38 »
Before I changed to a Morgo filter I used the Norton type supplied by Paul Goff fitted in tool box. It came with pipes and fittings and just fitted together no need for any adapters. The more joints the more chance you will find one that leaks a bit.

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Re: Oil Filters
« Reply #26 on: 19.01. 2018 10:36 »
Hi RoyC,
I presume that you still have the later Swingarm model A7SS. I think the earlier bikes had different oil fittings at the oil tank. Not sure when that changed. I bought a kit from Paul Goff (NORBSA), and was advised that the kit fits easily. That info may be relevant for early models. However for my 1961 GF, I had to cut the pipes that you have illustrated. I flared the tubes to prevent the hoses from slipping off and used jubilee clamps to secure the hoses. I also flared the filter head tubes as they were also unflared, but could not fit a flaring tool, so used a Philips Head screwdriver to fashion a flare. I have attached shots of the tube mods and the fittings around the oil tank. I have images of the Toolbox mods in an earlier post. I can dig out the reference if needed. There are plenty of photos of other peoples installation. The oil filter will only fit in the toolbox of later models with the curved toolbox cover.
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Re: Oil Filters
« Reply #27 on: 19.01. 2018 10:57 »
Yes, I see what you've done with the pipes, good idea to flare them.
I was hoping to try and mount the filter underneath but not got the room with swinging arm models, so will probably put it in the toolbox.
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Re: Oil Filters
« Reply #28 on: 19.01. 2018 13:04 »
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The oil filter will only fit in the toolbox of later models with the curved toolbox cover.
No, that aint so, the oil filter will fit into the earlier flat lid box, or at least mine does (Paul Goff kit).

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Re: Oil Filters
« Reply #29 on: 19.01. 2018 21:29 »

 I don't understand why/how you have 1/4" when it should be 5/16" unless you're talking fitting size- 1/4" house will  be a bit restrictive.... I bought a packet of 3/8" elbows from the refrigeration/air-con shop down the road,  and soldered them on with short spigots of copper pipe onto the other end..(whatever size I could manipulate 8mm/ 5/16" hose over (probably 3/8")...
  Not a swing arm and not a stock setup,  but  *dunno*
  rather large`a 1/4 house, cheers
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