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Brake & Clutch Levers...
« on: 22.09. 2008 19:25 »
Something I have come to relise recently and that is of different lever sizes. Apparantly there are short & long reach levers available, or were available. My first A10 has levers that measure 3/4" between the clutch/brake cable nipple and the pivot screw. My second A10 has a distance of 1inch and 1/8th of an inch which is quite a big distance to pull even with largish hands such as I have. I'd like to get some more of the shorter reach that the first (red) A10 has. Doe's anyone know where I can get some from?? I have looked on ebay and asked around at a few dealers and they seem to say that only 1" and 1/16th" is available. Photos below...

Obviously for a short reach the lever is not going to be pulled in very far and the clutch will need to be fairly good in its operation. But when you think of a long reach and the bigger distance to pull in, especially if its the brake lever... then its not all that safe or comfy to use.

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Re: Brake & Clutch Levers...
« Reply #1 on: 22.09. 2008 22:02 »
Interesting observation, LJ.
Mine are 1-1/8" alloy Wassells.
I suspect there would be significant clutch drag and gear engagement problems with a 3/4" pivot, per se.
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Re: Brake & Clutch Levers...
« Reply #2 on: 22.09. 2008 22:25 »
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I suspect there would be significant clutch drag and gear engagement problems with a 3/4" pivot, per se

Nope not at all, its a smooth as can be... maybe because that lever operates a four spring clutch while the other one operates a six spring clutch.
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1940 BSA M20 500cc Girder/Rigid- (SOLD)
1947 BSA M21 600cc Girder/Rigid-Green
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1961 BSA A10  650cc Golden Flash-Blue
1961 BSA A10  650cc Golden Flash-Red

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Re: Brake & Clutch Levers...
« Reply #3 on: 13.04. 2011 07:19 »
Hello Does anyone have some close up pictures of the  original handle bar controls  on a 1953 A10 plunger ?
I think the brake and clutch levers had the horn button and dip switch screwed on to them ?
Also  should the petrol tank for this year be black or black and chrome.
Thanks for your help.
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Re: Brake & Clutch Levers...
« Reply #4 on: 13.04. 2011 08:33 »
Hello again Richard, a very good sorce of info for BSA's is the book  "BSA Twin Restoration" by Roy Bacon, you can get these off ebay or thru Amazon. Also BSA spares 1954-57 "A" models, this was released by the BSA factory and is available in reproduction form on Ebay too. here is one listed  120443971833
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Re: Brake & Clutch Levers...
« Reply #5 on: 13.04. 2011 08:41 »
This was originaly posted by a10gf and I copied the link. Very usefull.

 www.a7a10.net/BSA/instruction.htm

on the top of the page there is a link to A10 home page.

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Re: Brake & Clutch Levers...
« Reply #6 on: 13.04. 2011 10:03 »
Thanks Pato thats great looking at the 54 instruction manual I can see the levers were infact the ones with screw on horn and dip swich and with out the ball ends .
Thats answered one of my questions. I will be looking for some nice original levers now plus horn button and dipswitch.
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Re: Brake & Clutch Levers...
« Reply #7 on: 14.04. 2011 19:25 »
hello  sorry to be a pain about these levers can anyone confirm that this is the correct type of lever for a 1953 A10 goldflash
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Re: Brake & Clutch Levers...
« Reply #8 on: 14.04. 2011 22:23 »
Looks very much like them to me, Richard.
   
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