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Offline rayjay

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New member in Sussex
« on: 28.10. 2019 14:55 »
After thinking that I ought to get reaquainted with my imperial spanners for some time , I've got myself a 58 A10GF. Well, the previous owner tod me that it was a 58 but the v5 says 88 (so its probably an age relate number) , the frame No seems to be a 57 and the dvla think it's a59.   It's a bit scruffy but apart from not charging and an almost non existant front brake everything else seems to work.       
   I,m retired now so no excuses not to get cracking
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Re: New member in Sussex
« Reply #1 on: 28.10. 2019 15:12 »
Welcome on board RayJay.
You should be able to date it from the frame number.
The BSA Owners Club will look it up for you.  https://www.bsaownersclub.co.uk/machine_id.php   

https://www.bsaownersclub.co.uk/number_display.php?theyear=5
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Re: New member in Sussex
« Reply #2 on: 28.10. 2019 18:02 »
 *welcome*
Got pictures?

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Re: New member in Sussex
« Reply #3 on: 28.10. 2019 18:13 »
Welcome aboard, hoping the forum will be helpful.

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Re: New member in Sussex
« Reply #4 on: 28.10. 2019 19:14 »
G'day Ray,  *welcome*
How did you choose the A10? We love pictures.
Cheers
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Re: New member in Sussex
« Reply #5 on: 28.10. 2019 22:24 »
Pictures to come when i've got my head around how to.   Back when I were a yoof, amongst other makes I had a couple of A50's, a friend had an A10 which I liked, so when I got this particular itch it had to be an A10. got a bit of work to do, fork seals , head bearings, sorting out the charging including a new loom due to finding household wiring and a mixture of scotchlocs , choc box, and cheap bullet and spade  connectors.
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Re: New member in Sussex
« Reply #6 on: 28.10. 2019 22:53 »
rayjay *welcome* nowt wrong we 3 core I used it on mine and its rate gud! but then again i'me a loom er loon and not a rivet counter . have fun *beer*

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Re: New member in Sussex
« Reply #7 on: 28.10. 2019 23:31 »
Welcome Rayjay and good luck with the resto. Three core on mine too, fitted it for an extra earth from the tail light, not sure why, many many years ago, when i was a pup! Prob because it was all i had to hand.
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Re: New member in Sussex
« Reply #8 on: 29.10. 2019 10:11 »
To be fair , the main problem withthe loom is not the 3 core, it's the amount of joins in it.  Looks like it's been cobbled together with offfcuts.    As for restoration , its going to be mechanical more than cosmetic. The bike is 60 odd years old and I think that it should show a bit of it's age (like me)
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Re: New member in Sussex
« Reply #9 on: 29.10. 2019 15:32 »
Welcome Rayjay  *welcome*

The winter evenings will just fly by with your beezer

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Re: New member in Sussex
« Reply #10 on: 29.10. 2019 23:47 »

 Hiya rayjay, welcome along....you almost sound like a party animal.. *beer*.....Reminder that I had to use a length of 3 core flex to attach an emergency light switch to my Model T- but that was earlier this century and still working ok-ish  *doubt*
 Don't want to get involved in off topic issues here, best to post in appropriate section but briefly bad charging could be due to the crap connections, dirty brushes/commutator or bad earthing of the genny body....or....  *dunno*
Started building in about 1977/8 a on average '52 A10 -built from bits 'n pieces never resto intended -maybe 'personalised'
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Re: New member in Sussex
« Reply #11 on: 30.10. 2019 09:51 »
welcome Ray - lots of oily hands to come *smile*
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Re: New member in Sussex
« Reply #12 on: 30.10. 2019 15:57 »
yes indeed, welcome
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Re: New member in Sussex
« Reply #13 on: 30.10. 2019 17:49 »
Hi Ray.

I've used this very good company in Derbyshire a few times for cables and other electrical items: http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.eu/

You can get single core thinwall in different thicknesses with a colour trace if you're fussy (like me) about replicating the original colours: http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.eu/section.php/198/1/single-core-pvc-thin-wall-cable

Click on the thickness you want and select the colour from the drop down 'Colour' box.  You can buy by the metre, 30 metre or 100 metre.

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