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Offline steve c

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Finally got the A7 running more easily
« on: 11.03. 2010 21:24 »
Finally got the A7 running more easily,
Had a  near disaster experience with my newly reconditioned magneto,what I thought was the right extractor damaged the end of the mag  thread a salutary reminder to stop when tired and interrupted by phone calls. reclaimed with a thread file.

I have finally taught myself how set the timing on a K2F. I would fitted the covers and tank with Velcro if it took any longer.

My clutch appears to work I may even get to ride it.

I don't think there was much wrong with the other mag now looking for a spin on end casting for a late manual K2F., I will rebuild that with new parts next week. Its got a new capacitor and and armature

I will take the old death trap for a spin tomorrow

Well pleased

Steve,

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Re: Finally got the A7 running more easily
« Reply #1 on: 12.03. 2010 12:37 »
Well done - perseverance pays off

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Re: Finally got the A7 running more easily
« Reply #2 on: 12.03. 2010 14:32 »
Good one Steve. Now for some miles, and pictures.
I have a  friends with MS. Two good one not so. good luck with yours.
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Re: Finally got the A7 running more easily
« Reply #3 on: 12.03. 2010 20:39 »
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fitted the covers and tank with Velcro
  *smile*

Nice to read you're getting results.

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Offline steve c

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Re: Finally got the A7 running more easily, spoke too soon
« Reply #4 on: 14.03. 2010 20:57 »
Nice new clutch has stuck together so has to come apart !

and its not starting that much easier

I have had to lock the hammer cupboard and leave it, welcome to BSA ground hog day !!

frustrated

Steve

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Re: Finally got the A7 running more easily
« Reply #5 on: 14.03. 2010 21:37 »
Hi Steve,
Most times its possible to "jarr" the clutch free!!
put the bike in gear and rock backwards and forwards with the clutch pulled in!
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If you can get a push when starting off its possible to get the bike into gear
try riding a short distance with the clutch pulled in accelerating and decellerating
HTH
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Re: Finally got the A7 running more easily
« Reply #6 on: 15.03. 2010 18:40 »
I have tried shocking it but it doesnt want to play,and I cant stand the clunk the gears make.

Being new the plates are probably quite dry, felt rough yesterday and today so I have had delay the inevitable for the while

thanks for the interest

Steve