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Re: cake street in classic bike
« Reply #15 on: 30.07. 2010 20:24 »
Tri-cor have them listed
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Re: cake street in classic bike
« Reply #16 on: 30.07. 2010 20:32 »
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Claims he hasn't ever come across one before

Col,

Sorry that I sent you on a false trail. All goes to demonstrate what a odd character George is. He is of course telling porkies. I bought my clips from him at the Cheltenham Auto Jumble. Still at the end of the day it is his loss. Incidentally, the part number I gave you is from his parts list "NEW SPARES" page 5 and I quote "Silencer & Siamese Pipe Clip 2"  meaning quantity two of. That is verbatim.

Now for the good news. You will find what you want here. http://www.burtonbikebits.net/exhaustfittings.htm

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Re: cake street in classic bike
« Reply #17 on: 31.07. 2010 08:14 »
Thanks BSA-Bill and John,

After looking at your links I think I now know where George Prew was coming from. I asked him for a genuine BSA clamp and the ones in the links are not. Obviously suppliers are using the BSA part number for an alternative.

This came to light after phoning Simon from Barleycorn Eng. We had quite a long chat about him trying to replicate the original and having little success due to its complexity. What he described to me was nothing as simple as the ones shown. He did say that he would have another go at making a replica but I'm not too sure how successful thats going to be so in the meantime I will get one from Tri-Cor or Burton.

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Re: cake street in classic bike
« Reply #18 on: 31.07. 2010 13:54 »
Col

This obviously what you are looking for. I have not seen this type of clip for years. Be aware that if you do locate one it will in all probability damage your chrome plating. Due to the way that it is made the clip grips on two quite sharp edges and tends to dig in as you tighten up. The band type clips spread the load and therefore do not damage the chrome in this way. The original clip is as I remember a rust trap. For these reasons I personally would not fit one.

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Re: cake street in classic bike
« Reply #19 on: 31.07. 2010 15:20 »
Col

This obviously what you are looking for. I have not seen this type of clip for years. Be aware that if you do locate one it will in all probability damage your chrome plating. Due to the way that it is made the clip grips on two quite sharp edges and tends to dig in as you tighten up. The band type clips spread the load and therefore do not damage the chrome in this way. The original clip is as I remember a rust trap. For these reasons I personally would not fit one.

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John,

That drawing was quite a find  *yeah*. It illustrates why there are no exact replica's as not easy to make without specific tooling and the convex inner profile will, as you say, mark the pipes. One part to take of my ?must find? list.  wink2

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