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Offline RoyC

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Electronic conversion
« on: 28.01. 2020 12:35 »
I went down the garden to the garage to give the BSA a run.
The last time that I started the bike was end of last September , so was prepared for a sore leg.
Connected the battery, turned the petrol on and tickled till it ran out of the carb,
set the choke, turned the ignition on and gave it a kick over, it spit and kicked back, I gave it a second kick and it burst into life.
I was amazed.
Four months in storage and it went second kick.
It would never have done that on the magneto.
My bike is a 1958 A7SS
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Re: Electronic conversion
« Reply #1 on: 28.01. 2020 17:11 »
My magneto bike starts very well after the winter break. If I don't get a first-kick start I blame myself for not flooding the carb enough.

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Re: Electronic conversion
« Reply #2 on: 28.01. 2020 17:56 »
A magneto doesn’t prevent first kick starting.

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Re: Electronic conversion
« Reply #3 on: 28.01. 2020 18:20 »
First kick requires fuel in the cylinder and a spark, sitting over winter should not stop a maggie from providing a spark (note I quite like electronic ignition, got it on one bike), getting fuel into the cylinder is however subject to a bit of skulldugary at times
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Re: Electronic conversion
« Reply #4 on: 28.01. 2020 19:47 »
G'day fellas.
I find with either mag or electric to get a 1st kick start I free the clutch which usually means the motor turns over one or two revs. This primes the cylinders with fuel ensuring a first real kick start.
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Re: Electronic conversion
« Reply #5 on: 28.01. 2020 20:22 »
Mine never did start first or even second or third kick with the magneto and when it did start it ran very erratically.
It always misfired on the left cylinder, changed to electronic and it runs as sweet as a nut.
My bike is a 1958 A7SS
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Re: Electronic conversion
« Reply #6 on: 28.01. 2020 21:06 »
Mine never did start first or even second or third kick with the magneto and when it did start it ran very erratically.
It always misfired on the left cylinder, changed to electronic and it runs as sweet as a nut.
a worn or poorly assembled mag will do that.
A good mag would also have fixed it just as well.
Finding someone good to rebuild a mag is often easier said than done.


I run mags or electronic across my bikes, both can work well, both can give grief
A good rider periodically checks all nuts and bolts with a spanner to see that they are tight - Instruction Manual for BSA B series, p46, para 2.
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Re: Electronic conversion
« Reply #7 on: 28.01. 2020 21:12 »
I recently put the new tank on the Flash and after six years sitting it started second kick, it almost started on the first.
This is with a magneto.

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Re: Electronic conversion
« Reply #8 on: 28.01. 2020 22:13 »
Had to drag the Velo out from winter hibernation. Temp -3, started third kick despite lying for 4 months. Magneto ignition. 'Nuff said.
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Re: Electronic conversion
« Reply #9 on: 28.01. 2020 23:35 »
Nothin' like a Velo for easy starting eh?  *grins*

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Re: Electronic conversion
« Reply #10 on: 29.01. 2020 05:51 »
My Longstroke and Super Rocket both start first kick, both have reconditioned magnetos on them. Peter Scott did them and I always recommend his services to anyone Down Under.  *smile*
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Re: Electronic conversion
« Reply #11 on: 29.01. 2020 07:07 »
+1 for Peter Scott's reco service. I spent a decade cursing and swearing, and trying to alter all sorts of other things, but since Scott's mag reco it's been first or second kick starter.
Love it!

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Re: Electronic conversion
« Reply #12 on: 29.01. 2020 21:40 »
In NZ  (Auckland) we have Paul Greet, he knows his stuff.
Happy to PM his contact details to locals
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Re: Electronic conversion
« Reply #13 on: 30.01. 2020 01:49 »
Roy.
The exact counter to your story.
I think it was the 1982 ( or there bouts ) All British Rally at Mytleford Vic.
It was drenching rain, as most of them were
Our presso Damien rode down on his A 65 with a Brit Cycle Supply Co dynamo conversion.
We were all packing up and it was decide to try & start all of the bikes before strapping the gear on.
One swing on his lever & the A65 burst into instant life.
Everyone else's mouth opened so wide we nearly drowned from the rain pouring in
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Re: Electronic conversion
« Reply #14 on: 30.01. 2020 02:06 »
Am I living in a parallel universe?!  *eek*
(Probably!)