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by john.whiting
Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: VH500 main bearing size
Replies: 13
Views: 1812

I would suggest that you buy your bearings from Ransom and Marles,they only make these antique Imperial sizes,and they have a website that you can purchase from.If you go to your unfriendly local bearing shop,you will be quoted outrageous prices from the likes of SKF on a take it or leave it basis.S...
by john.whiting
Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Sturmey Archer Gearbox parts wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 2990

Also ,check for cracked flywheels,it very common,and often goes unnoticed until the bike is run.I have a model 70,with both flywheels cracked.Second gear is broken too.Regards John.
by john.whiting
Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Sturmey Archer Gearbox parts wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 2990

British Only Austria may also be able to supply S/A gears,as they supply numerous unmachined parts for the fake Brough builder.They also supply the cushdrive rubbers for the Enfield wheel on your Panther.The Enfield cush drive is usually a mess as it is often run with tire pieces or rag in place of ...
by john.whiting
Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Sturmey Archer Gearbox parts wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 2990

Sturmey Archer made 140,000 LS gearboxes ,so you wouldnt think parts would be hard to find.Some peolple say BS stands forBrough Superior,but I have known a few owners and it also stands for something else.Seriously though,these boxes were once very common,but now people want phone number prices for ...
by john.whiting
Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: kickstart oil seals
Replies: 4
Views: 811

If youre keen on modern seals,you might try a quad o- ring or two to slightly compress in the space,and seal up against the face of the steel bush.A more effective seal is called a Lambda seal,they start at 20mm shaft dia.and up.Neither require machining.I dont think anything is necessary,if you hav...
by john.whiting
Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: For sale/wanted - Parts
Topic: Sturmey Archer Gearbox parts wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 2990

LS boxes allways seem to break second,you will be able to buy new gears from the BS club,or one of the BS specialists.I just weld up the broken teeth with stainless,and reprofile by eye with a grinder.There was a heap of Panther S/A gearbox stuff sold on aus ebay a little while ago by a fellow who m...
by john.whiting
Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Ariel ride photo's
Replies: 10
Views: 1064

Im allways amused when some 12yr old comes up and tells you that the tanks wrong.I say the tanks right,its the bikes wrong,that stuffs them up.Or someone says the tanks wrong,I need one like that.Regards John.
by john.whiting
Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Burman GB gearbox
Replies: 25
Views: 6550

I dont usually comment on oil,but there seems to be an ever increasing number of owners who clean their old bikes with pressure cleaners, same as their moderns.Add that to EP oil,put the bike away until next month, and there might be problems.Regards John.
by john.whiting
Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: oil pump differences.
Replies: 10
Views: 2453

Triumph single or twin?Regards John.
by john.whiting
Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Burman GB gearbox
Replies: 25
Views: 6550

EP oil does attack some bronze bushings,and so the type of bronze used was changed to allow for this. It attacks sintered bronze[oilite] bushes in Burman boxes .Hypoid oil works by chemically reacting with bare steel,caused when the oil film on gears breaks down,there by protecting the gears from sc...

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