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by Looper
Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Carb swap
Replies: 6
Views: 518

Carb swap

Anyone know a simple carb conversion for early BSA B31s? My amal 276 is knackered and they're pricey, is there a cheaper carb that will fit?
by Looper
Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Making cables
Replies: 7
Views: 772

Making cables

Anyone had any experience making their own cables? Having trouble getting the right cables for my 1950 B31 and I think it might be the way to go. Any good suppliers for the parts? Thanks.
by Looper
Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Retarded BSA?
Replies: 7
Views: 559

Re: Retarded BSA?

Thanks for all the advice. Went at it today and it was off by a good bit. I've set it up as well as I could and it seems far happier. Settles to a nice slow tickover on full retard, and sounds happy at high revs on full advance and starts easier than it did before. Might not be 100% right but its so...
by Looper
Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Retarded BSA?
Replies: 7
Views: 559

Re: Retarded BSA?

Thanks for the input. I've ordered the pinion extractor and I'll set it up as the manual suggests. Good chance it slipped at some point. If I get it right the engine should be a lot happier. Cheers.
by Looper
Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Retarded BSA?
Replies: 7
Views: 559

Retarded BSA?

Hi. I'm trying to sort out the ignition timing on my B31 plunger (manual adv/ret). I don't mind admitting that I'm getting a bit confused. First thing is the handlebar lever, should be advanced in the forward position, pushed away from you as you sit on the bike. Seems to me that it's the other way ...
by Looper
Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:07 am
Forum: Biking Chat
Topic: Full face lids that look the part?
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: Full face lids that look the part?

Thanks for the feedback. Think maybe I'll just go with the best full face I can afford, I'd rather look a bit silly than mess up my face or brain any more. I don't want to preach, but I had a crash at low speed just driving the half mile from a mate's house home, and ended up with a moderate concuss...
by Looper
Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Biking Chat
Topic: Full face lids that look the part?
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Full face lids that look the part?

Hi all, just wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a full face helmet that's safe but wont look out of place with an old bike? I had a crash recently wearing an open face helmet and got the scars on my face to prove it, so it's full face from now on, but I'm finding it hard to find anything th...
by Looper
Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Petrol resistant brush on paint?
Replies: 6
Views: 847

Re: Petrol resistant brush on paint?

Most high temp paints I've used need to be cured by bringing them up to high temps. Petrol is quite a low solvent so there are probably lots of paints that would work. Maybe look at wheel silver (used to respray car wheels) it's got to be fairly tough? Longer breathers might help keep the petrol off...
by Looper
Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Bonneville T140 SU Single carb
Replies: 6
Views: 634

Re: Bonneville T140 SU Single carb

I'm fairly (but not entirely) sure that the carb stubs are part of the casting. I've had huge trouble modifying my carb set-up and would have been glad to get rid of the rubber mounting if it had looked possible. The earlier splayed port head with the amal mark ones was better for messing around wit...
by Looper
Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:07 am
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Guzzi sidestand
Replies: 9
Views: 445

Re: Guzzi sidestand

Just a thought, but if you put a fibre washer on the bolt, between the stand and the lug the friction should counteract the spring enough to stop the stand retracting until you nudge it back. Might work!