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Offline r3sc

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New to this forum!
« on: 14.09. 2020 11:28 »
Hi Guys,

I’m brand new to this forum and after many years of spanner work on late 60’s to early 80’s Japanese iron I now find that I’ve moved on to certain things British!👍🏻

Based centrally in Sheffield, I still like the Japanese bikes, but now I’m retired I am finding that I need to extend my knowledge towards the Brits and the A10 in particular so I look forward to testing the wide knowledge base that you all have on this forum.

Many thanks for having me.

Regards.

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Re: New to this forum!
« Reply #1 on: 14.09. 2020 12:08 »
 *welcome* well knock me down with a feather, I never knew you had to do spanner work on a japanese bike *grins*. I think you will find one of these beasts will involve more spanner work and a lot of swear words coupled with the odd beer or eight *beer* but they are good- dare I say most of the time *shh* . ps is wizard still open I am building a featherbed bitsa and would like to find some 70's - 80's running gear from ------yes japanese bikes. all the breakers seem to have gone on line and I want to pick things up from a shelf or the floor and try them out

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Re: New to this forum!
« Reply #2 on: 14.09. 2020 12:22 »
welcome r3sc - you might find the need for a bigger hammer (kidding)
All the best - Bill
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Re: New to this forum!
« Reply #3 on: 14.09. 2020 12:48 »
 *welcome*
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Re: New to this forum!
« Reply #4 on: 14.09. 2020 14:43 »
Welcome   *smile* to the dark oily side !

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Re: New to this forum!
« Reply #5 on: 14.09. 2020 16:50 »
Thanks for the intro, welcome aboard!

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Re: New to this forum!
« Reply #6 on: 14.09. 2020 20:34 »
Hi Guys,

Thank you for the welcome.

In response to Berger, I think there is something like a shop still under the Wicker arches but if it is still there it doesn’t bear any resemblance to the Wizards that both you and I remember from years ago.

Could I suggest that if you’re looking for Japanese hardware, DK might be your best bet. Not the cheapest but they do have the stock.

Regards

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Re: New to this forum!
« Reply #7 on: 14.09. 2020 21:02 »
r3sc is that DK in Staffordshire ?

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Re: New to this forum!
« Reply #8 on: 16.09. 2020 21:07 »
G'day r3sc  *welcome*
You haven't said which model you have. Pics, we love pics *ex*
1st thing to purchase is a w/shop manual (but don't believe everything you read). Most of the service sheets can be downloaded https://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?board=17.0  I recently purchased all the service sheets in book form. Very handy to have in the shed. https://tinyurl.com/y6zqor9q
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Re: New to this forum!
« Reply #9 on: 04.11. 2020 22:42 »
you'll need different spanners... the same bricks and hammers work though
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: New to this forum!
« Reply #10 on: 04.11. 2020 23:05 »
Welcome r3sc. You'll need lots of patience, if that doesn't work - a Big hammer!