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  1. Psychopasta

    BSA 650L

    BTW, the wheel is very crusty: Does any of that YouTube tinfoil-and-coke stuff work? I need to clean this up, does anything work as well as it does on the Tube?
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    BSA 650L

    Got the other fork rebuilt using the same process. All was good, except the powder coater had put a screw of indeterminate thread into the drain hole to mask it. The screw wasn't the right size, so they used masking tape the thicken it up, and then during the heating stage it melted to a gooey...
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    BSA 650L

    Here's a better picture of the end of play today:
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    BSA 650L

    No news on the swingarm yet but I have been busy on the front end. I got the fork yokes powder coated and reassembled the forks as described earlier: I also painted the Betor handlebar mounts and mounted the handlebars onto the top yoke like so: There's not much room to access the first...
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    BSA 650L

    I'm taking it back to the shop to have them ream the bushings so the pin slides smoothly
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    BSA 650L

    OK, here is the well-engineered-but-still-redneck steering lock: An M8 bolt, some tubing, washers and a Nylon nut. Does the job I guess: In other news I gave the swingarm to a local shop to press the two bushings in. Job done: But, I cannot push the swing arm bolt all the way through. It...
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    BSA Lightning Bobber

    I think it doesn't really matter which side the brake is on as long as the tire rotes in the direction of travel, but I'd feel better if someone more knowledgeable chimed in
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    BSA Lightning Bobber

    BTW, when I got my BSA, the front brake was on the right hand side: I'm not saying mine is right (it's not a runner anyway) but just checking you/I have the wheel on the right way round...
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    BSA Lightning Bobber

    Great to see your bike running! Are those Betor forks on your bike? They look the same as those on mine.
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    BSA 650L

    I am an oil pressure sensor away from being able to prime the engine. Given that this has been a complete engine tear down, what oil do y'all recommend for first time use?
  11. Psychopasta

    Wheel size

    Thanks all! Case closed
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    Wheel size

    Thanks! I presume it's from the top of the bead-seat surface?
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    Wheel size

    When we state a wheel size of say 19", is that measured across the center from the edges of the tires or the edges of the rim?
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    My 4th Zed

    Your bike and your build, of course, but I really like that mudguard mount. Making the mount wider supports the width of the bike visually.
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    BSA 650L

    Thank you!
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    Torquing down the headstock with Betor forks

    Thank you! I did just that and it worked well
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    BSA 650L

    I need some advice on the steering lock though. This is how it was implemented when I got the bike: It's just a screw going up through the bottom yoke: (I need a longer one) then some hose is placed over the threads: That's it! Any suggestions for a better method?
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    BSA 650L

    OK, so today I got the steering stem back on: The forks are by Betor, a Spanish brand that was considered quite the upgrade back in the day. Start with the bottom yoke, dust seal and bottom bearing: Add ball bearings and grease: Add ball bearings and grease to the top bearing: Lots of...
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    Torquing down the headstock with Betor forks

    Hi, I'm rebuilding an old BSA650L (see my thread here) but wanted to ask a question specific to tightening up the headstock. The forks and headstock are not original, but were swapped for Betor units. The bearing assembly is one of those ball-bearings-in-grease affairs, and the whole think is...
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    "A Bird in the Hand" take 2. DR650 Deadtail Bobber

    Agreed. It looks stunning!
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