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Re: Hi all,
« Reply #15 on: 26.08. 2018 12:06 »
Welcome mate.  You will not go far wrong with this bunch of nutcases - salt of the Earth (really, plenty of saltiness!!) *eek*

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Re: Hi all,
« Reply #16 on: 28.08. 2018 12:19 »
I resemble that remake ! *whistle* *lol*
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Re: Hi all,
« Reply #17 on: 28.08. 2018 15:38 »
I resemble that remake ! *whistle* *lol*

Which remake would that be Bob?? *smile*

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Re: Hi all,
« Reply #18 on: 06.09. 2018 06:59 »
Welcome! You have found a great forum here with a wealth of knowledge between a great group of members  *wink2*

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Re: Hi all,
« Reply #19 on: 11.08. 2019 21:07 »
It's been some time ago since I have posted my intro.  Meanwhile I have started the restoration of the A7.  Red lots of useful tips & tricks at the forum and thout that it is a good idea to share some pics with you  *smile*

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Re: Hi all,
« Reply #20 on: 11.08. 2019 21:43 »
Hi Dipstick,
Well done
Just a minor point, the kickstart cotter pin should be fitted from the back, (opposite to the way in the photo)

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Re: Hi all,
« Reply #21 on: 11.08. 2019 21:52 »
Hi Dipstick,
Well done
Just a minor point, the kickstart cotter pin should be fitted from the back, (opposite to the way in the photo)

John

Thanks John, I will change it...  *smile*

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Re: Hi all,
« Reply #22 on: 11.08. 2019 22:09 »
Looking excellent, great work.

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Re: Hi all,
« Reply #23 on: 12.08. 2019 00:26 »
It's been some time ago since I have posted my intro.  Meanwhile I have started the restoration of the A7.  Red lots of useful tips & tricks at the forum and thout that it is a good idea to share some pics with you  *smile*

Thanks for taking the time to share the pics  *smile* -  excellent progress  *thanks*
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Re: Hi all,
« Reply #24 on: 12.08. 2019 10:04 »
Looks great - can I have your tools  *smile*.

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Re: Hi all,
« Reply #25 on: 14.08. 2019 03:52 »
Edwin, looks like you're doing a great job and the A7 is a lovely smooth bike.
My only suggestion is to put that full width iron 7" front brake on a shelf and upgrade the front brake. the 8" fwh used on the 650 is slightly better or the late 60's fwh brakes had wider shoes and available with TLS in 7 or 8".
Appreciate you might like originality but the narrow shoe iron fwh is a pretty pathetic brake for a bike you intend to ride on modern roads.
Sorry I don't mean to undermine your efforts, I just like to be able to stop if needed.
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Re: Hi all,
« Reply #26 on: 14.08. 2019 15:41 »
Nice job ,I agree with RR re the brake ,changed mine for an 8" single sided and works lots better .
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Re: Hi all,
« Reply #27 on: 14.08. 2019 15:51 »
8" single-sided and works lots better.
I'm very happy with that brake on my bike.

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Re: Hi all,
« Reply #28 on: 14.08. 2019 23:30 »
If you were more local I have a box of those single leading 8" full width hubs spare  *roll* but probably not cost effective to ship some.
I went a bit overboard and retrofitted a spare correct brake plate to disguise my use of a later hub. you could do this with a 7" TLS brake off a B44SS or triumph daytona, which would give you something not looking out of place to the average joe.
But it gave me  the best possible brake setup that looked period. Yes the flange is a giveaway for those true purists but it allows the wider shoes.
Keep us posted, it'll be a real sweetie I'm sure
this bike had had the borani alloy rims fitted in the early seventies so I kept them as part of its history
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Re: Hi all,
« Reply #29 on: 15.08. 2019 10:46 »
From my experience, the 7" s/s was pretty poor, the 8" f/w worse and the 8" s/s the best of the bunch of sls brakes. Originality is one thing and OK for bikes that are shown and not ridden, but with useless brakes the originality won't last when it's scratched and bent because you couldn't stop in time.
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