BSA 650L

Psychopasta

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Finally, an update! Got all the frame parts back from powder coating, and fitted the center stand to the frame, loaded it up onto the ramp:




Getting the center stand spring on was an almighty pain, until I read the service manual and used that method...who'da thunk it? Also, I forget I needed split pins for the center stand pivot, so I rednecked a split pin with a nail:



Although 'rednecking' may not be fair, it's not far from factory o_O. Proper split pins coming soon...

Here's the trial build of the engine. I haven't added the sealing goo between the halves yet, this was a trial build to check end float. Now happy with it, so final assembly should be coming soon:





The plan is to complete the bottom end rebuild and then put the engine into the frame whilst there's nothing else in it, on the basis that that's the easiest way to get the engine in and bolted down. Then I'll complete the engine rebuild in the frame. Wish me luck!
 
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pidjones

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I jamb pennys into the spring before taking it off to make it easy to put back. They can be jambed in with slip-joint pliers, even after removal.
 
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Psychopasta

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The factory method is to put a phillips screwdriver through the end ring of the spring, and put the end of the screwdriver in the retainer for the spring. Then lever the screwdriver down, extending the spring and moving the end ring towards the retainer. Once it's all the way there, and final twist of the wrist sees the screwdriver removed and the spring end ring on the retainer. Really crafty method.
 

ridesolo

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I jamb pennys into the spring before taking it off to make it easy to put back. They can be jambed in with slip-joint pliers, even after removal.
Gotta be one of those, "Wish I'd thought of that!" things. Nice.
 
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