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Re: Bugga, bugga, bugga (broken dynamo chain)
« Reply #15 on: 05.08. 2018 22:02 »
Fanks Rog, may have to  *sad*
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Re: Bugga, bugga, bugga (broken dynamo chain)
« Reply #16 on: 05.08. 2018 23:07 »
hi guys, Wortluck says, (There are words to describe the quality of materials BSA used but I cannot, in good conscience, use them here.  I guess they may be half a century old.  By the way, my side stand also crumbled, that's why I only use a the center stand,
Think I'll do a diary of all the breakages/breakdowns and post them)

...These machines were made to last for certain time BSA certainly did not envisage that our models would be around some 60 yrs on, its a credit to them that n.o.s. is still around plus all the bits stored by owners. Its not impossible to have good parts made if you want to pay today's prices, cheers
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Re: Bugga, bugga, bugga (broken dynamo chain)
« Reply #17 on: 05.08. 2018 23:11 »
BSA certainly did not envisage that our models would be around some 60 yrs on,

...or that there would be enthusiasts like us. Now, leaving the pub ((16 oz., only) and riding her home.

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Re: Bugga, bugga, bugga (broken dynamo chain)
« Reply #18 on: 05.08. 2018 23:30 »
Good points!  Thinking about it through the haze of beer and cider, we just don't know what these machines have been through.  Tearaways using them as field bikes, crashed and smashed, left out in all weathers, abused, etc.  I do know for a fact mine was used as a donor machine by a previous owner who may have taken off the good bits.  No doubt they'll also have been painted, repainted, sandblasted and enamelled.  When I was restoring the bike, I was insistent that anything serviceable be kept and used/refurbished rather than buying new.  I wanted to keep the machine as it was, but with everything 'tidied' up.  This may partly be responsible for some of the failures I'm having now.  At least this way, when I replace, I know I've got everything I can out of that particular component.
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Re: Bugga, bugga, bugga (broken dynamo chain)
« Reply #19 on: 06.08. 2018 06:28 »
One old gentleman was heard to mutter whilst looking a Rudge at a bike show "If I knew it was going to last this long I would have specified cheaper materials". Yup, they were all intended to be scrapped years ago, in which case survivors are all examples of bad engineering practice. The ideal machine, on reaching its design life, should simultaneously disintegrate into a pile of dust.
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Re: Bugga, bugga, bugga (broken dynamo chain)
« Reply #20 on: 06.08. 2018 08:42 »
Off topic here but you guys drifted it this way; I'm using an RGS type front mudguard on mine - given up using std supplied stays for that. I've got flat aluminium strip front and back and a chunky bit of steel flat stock running up form the forks to the bridge. Seems to have sorted it.
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Re: Bugga, bugga, bugga (broken dynamo chain)
« Reply #21 on: 06.08. 2018 08:49 »
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BSA certainly did not envisage that our models would be around some 60 yrs on

And which if any of today's bikes or cars or whatever are designed to be any different, excluding of course the Bentley's, Rollers and other's costing several arms and legs
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Re: Bugga, bugga, bugga (broken dynamo chain)
« Reply #22 on: 06.08. 2018 09:08 »
"Tearaways using them as field bikes, crashed and smashed, left out in all weathers, abused, etc. "
At least I kept her and cleaned her up later.
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Re: Bugga, bugga, bugga (broken dynamo chain)
« Reply #23 on: 06.08. 2018 09:13 »
The bike, I take it, musky *smile*
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Re: Bugga, bugga, bugga (broken dynamo chain)
« Reply #24 on: 06.08. 2018 09:45 »
Yep, the A7 was my bush basher for a while. Even towed a mate and his girl on a TT600 a few miles through the bush to get home.
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Re: Bugga, bugga, bugga (broken dynamo chain)
« Reply #25 on: 10.08. 2018 22:37 »
Quick update.  Although a kind member of this forum sent me a split link dyno chain, I had to see if I could get the engine sprocket off for future reference.  Someone suggested knocking a wooden wedge down the back and tapping the shaft.  I found an old wooden door wedge and did this, then tapped round the sprocket gently with a hammer - popped off a treat!!  Snag one was having to make a lock washer out of a bit of galvanised steel as one of the tabs instantly broke as I tried to bend it back. *sad2*  Cleaned everything up (and found the bits of the link that had broken), regreased and put back together with new gasket and no leaks. *smile*  Gasket did protrude quite a bit round the casings, but a sharp razor blade took care of that.  All fired up with dyno working again but, no headlight? *angry*  Discovered that another wire had broken in the headlamp cowl so that was next fix. *problem*  Once I have the broken front mudguard bracket painted and fitted, it's back to the road.  Wonder what'll break next time? *pull hair out* *bash* *pull hair out* *bash*
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Re: Bugga, bugga, bugga (broken dynamo chain)
« Reply #26 on: 10.08. 2018 23:23 »
 
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Re: Bugga, bugga, bugga (broken dynamo chain)
« Reply #27 on: 11.08. 2018 08:59 »
You are not kidding, my friend.  Beer was invented specifically and exclusively for BSA riders *beer* *countdown* ;D
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