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Yet another newbie
« on: 19.10. 2011 21:12 »
Hi folks,just thought i'd introduce myself,and apologise straight away for the seemingly daft questions i have yet to ask.
This is my first ever brit,as i have beeen mainly japanese orientated, i currently have 2 gen1 vmax a 98 and 02 also a 96 rt1100 for tramping about on. I am based near heathrow and according to my children "getting on a bit"  but what do they know.
I have just acquired a black(handpainted) 650 twin , a10 or a7 not 100% sure,it would appear to be a mixture. It has a late 1958 frame prefix FA77458 ,but i can't workout what the engine is from Prefix ca7837  which would suggest a 1961 a7 not sure havent quite worked it out, but also has "brs 1176" stamped on it - havent a clue. the tins and tank seem to be a mixture of years also, i look forward to finding out a little more as time goes by. It has the obligatory seep (nothing too major though). i have yet to get the knack of starting it. But it does start and runs pretty well once warm,and puts a stupid inane grin on my chops.-- perfec

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Re: Yet another newbie
« Reply #1 on: 19.10. 2011 22:12 »
Hi
Welcome to the forum.

Engine N0: CA7-101 1954 and CA7- 1501 1955 so I think you a 54 engine in a 58 frame.

Do you full width hubs (cast) or single sided?.

I sure some one will be able to help.

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Re: Yet another newbie
« Reply #2 on: 20.10. 2011 06:55 »
G'day tenko, welcome to the forum.
 Does it really matter what year it is as long as all the parts fit and she goes. lots of things mix and match over the model run. A few pics will give us a good idea as to what you have. And I'm sure you will enjoy it.
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Re: Yet another newbie
« Reply #3 on: 20.10. 2011 07:39 »
I will try to get piccies posted soon ,cheers

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Re: Yet another newbie
« Reply #4 on: 20.10. 2011 13:12 »
Hi Tenko and welcome ,the grin comes with every A10  and after a few runs out you'll be walking around like a 17 yr old again best wishes Bob H.
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Re: Yet another newbie
« Reply #5 on: 20.10. 2011 15:56 »
Hi and welcome Tenko,
I agree with Nick on the frame being a '58, but I think
the motor is a '60 (CA7107-8501). Might make a difference
with the part no's! Hope you enjoy the trials and tribulations
the bike will undoubtedly bring you.
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Re: Yet another newbie
« Reply #6 on: 20.10. 2011 16:02 »
Hi again,
Apologies to Tenko and Nick, engine no. is a '54! Had a senior moment
with all the 7's. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!
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Re: Yet another newbie
« Reply #7 on: 20.10. 2011 22:24 »
Here are a few piccies of my bike. I filled it up for the first time today and found out the ****ing petrol tank has a leak at the rear right next to where your doo dads reside,emptied 10 or so ltrs seem ok ,2nd thing on my todo list.






Any suggestions for improving the front brake would be greatly appreciated, currently when i pull the lever it makes a banging sound from the hub (as though the shoe was loose) and does next to no braking.  Can't wait for the weekend , to start " fixing things".

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Re: Yet another newbie
« Reply #8 on: 21.10. 2011 08:41 »
My apologies for not making these piccies thumbnail size , i should have read the information on piccies first. It wont happen again.

adm edit: These are no problem at all, the thumbnails rule is for large pictures. Thanks for the consideration.
btw, members can edit their posts to make small corrections or adjustments.

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Re: Yet another newbie
« Reply #9 on: 21.10. 2011 08:56 »
HI there
Welcome to the site bit surprised to hear that your tank is leaking as it looks to be in good nick that should be your first priority as petrol and electrics don't mix particularly if it drips on to the magneto. If it is just weeping it could be sealed with a tank sealer but make sure you use a sealer that is ETHANOL proof.

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Re: Yet another newbie
« Reply #10 on: 21.10. 2011 10:12 »
Hi Tenko

Had the same problem in the same place with my first Flash, sent it to "The Original Tank Doctor" for repair, re chrome and paint .
Speaking to him he remarked the split in that area was a result of running without the front tank strap.
He is no longer trading, not sure why but it took a long time and lots of phone calls to get my tank back *problem*
He also sealed the tank with a pinkish stuff that so far has resisted any Ethanol effects - no idea what it is though

All the best with it  - Bill
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Re: Yet another newbie
« Reply #11 on: 21.10. 2011 12:50 »
Good afternoon Tenko, Right after you remove the tank I'd make that brake your first job, a friend of mine ignored exactly the same noise and ended up off the bike when the front wheel locked ,I think it was a broken or very worn/loose return spring , best wishes Bob H
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Re: Yet another newbie
« Reply #12 on: 21.10. 2011 20:27 »
Thanks all for your replies, Have already taken tank off,currently sitting empty in my shed,my w/e has just been re-arranged by work.
Only sunday off,so much to do so little riding time,first job sunday front wheel of to see what the prob is.

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Re: Yet another newbie
« Reply #13 on: 22.10. 2011 18:24 »
Hi Tenko
Before you take out the front wheeel check if there is a movment in the brake plate locating slot and fork leg lug, some can be very worn should be a snug fit.

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Re: Yet another newbie
« Reply #14 on: 23.10. 2011 12:02 »
Also (if it's the later type wheel) if the big nut holding the brakeplate isn't absolutely tight it can flop around a bit.
Ian.
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