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Offline rocket man

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and how hard was it to fix mine was somebody not fixing the side stand properly
it fell over luckily  the foot rest saved her

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Re: whats the worst repair you've seen on your BSA
« Reply #1 on: 30.12. 2009 17:08 »
I claim the Fifth
All the best - Bill
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Re: whats the worst repair you've seen on your BSA
« Reply #2 on: 02.01. 2010 13:38 »
You guys got a Fifth?
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Re: whats the worst repair you've seen on your BSA
« Reply #3 on: 02.01. 2010 16:31 »
We have the right to remain silent - not sure if this stretches into the court room though never having been there.

All the best - Bill
All the best - Bill
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1959 Rocket Gold Flash - blinged and tarted up  would have seizure if taken to  Tesco

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Re: whats the worst repair you've seen on your BSA
« Reply #4 on: 02.01. 2010 19:37 »
G'day all, maybe not the worst but dangerous for all but the owner. Many years ago a friend who suffered from accute RSI asked me to swap his controls over on the handlebars. LH throttle (INDIAN style) and brake, RH clutch. Did the job and all was good till I road tested. Yep, 1st corner I grabbed a big hand full of clutch, DOH ! The owner loved it and was still alive a few years ago.
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Re: whats the worst repair you've seen on your BSA
« Reply #5 on: 03.01. 2010 12:47 »
A member bought a Beesa from Burma which had strips of baked bean cans shoved under the big end slippers
Bike Beesa
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Re: whats the worst repair you've seen on your BSA
« Reply #6 on: 03.01. 2010 12:54 »
Was it a 57 then  *smile*
sorry just had to

All the best - Bill
All the best - Bill
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1959 Rocket Gold Flash - blinged and tarted up  would have seizure if taken to  Tesco

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Re: whats the worst repair you've seen on your BSA
« Reply #7 on: 03.01. 2010 13:10 »
My '56 A10 came from Capetown, RSA.
It had obviously been repainted some years ago, underneath the paint I found a lot of rust and on the inside of the chainguard they even had painted over the grease and dirt in there.
The cylinder head had been overhauled with new valves and guides. They simply had ignored the condition of the bottom end that had all bearings completely worn out and a plunger cylinder and camshaft fitted (bores, pistons and cams worn as well).

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Re: whats the worst repair you've seen on your BSA
« Reply #8 on: 03.01. 2010 18:09 »
On an 'I'm a poor student heap of **** bike' - seller's use of plastic wood used to 'repair' a crankcase after a rod was thrown . . .
Lasted until a dark wet night, when it fell out (of course) about 3am, followed by the oil, all of it (of course).
For the lack of a Heinz product, must have been a 'Woody'.
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Re: whats the worst repair you've seen on your BSA
« Reply #9 on: 03.01. 2010 18:14 »
i once got a bike which had the sump welded up so every time i wanted to change the engine oil i had to take the engine
out of the frame   *eek*

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Re: whats the worst repair you've seen on your BSA
« Reply #11 on: 18.01. 2010 06:34 »
Don't you love the different variations on the fully restored machine..
Mine came with only 2 valve spring seats and the rings were upside down.
Darren
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Re: whats the worst repair you've seen on your BSA
« Reply #12 on: 18.01. 2010 16:21 »
One of my A10's has a concave piston, running in conjuction with a flat-top piston and 2 head gaskets fitted in the engine.  I know it's a no-no repair but being away from home on holiday with a damaged piston you've got to use whatever is available to get you home.

Yeah, I know that I could have called out the Recovery Service but that would have ruined the holiday completely.  At least I got the bike going again and it was ridden home.  But rest assured....I wouldn't part with a bike that had a bodge like that done to it.

Oh BTW, I posted the full story here after the event so most of you will probably remember it.

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Re: whats the worst repair you've seen on your BSA
« Reply #13 on: 18.01. 2010 20:07 »
I do, it happened on your way to the IOM. How many miles have you done like that?
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Re: whats the worst repair you've seen on your BSA
« Reply #14 on: 18.01. 2010 21:11 »
beesageesauk cool how meny miles did you do like that