Here is the BSA in a friend’s borrowed shop, with the timing side cover off and the magneto removed in preparation for another rebuild of the balky electrical device, this time hopefully for good. I would ride this bike a lot more than I do, but the poor starting from hot makes it a chore, not a pleasure. I’m dropping the mag in the mail tomorrow; hopefully by this time next week Bill will be able to tell me what is wrong and how much it will be to fix it.
I need to reseal the front forks, too, a job which is not much fun. Not going to worry much about it at the moment. The bike also needs a detail in the most desperate way, and that I will take care of!
Detail? You could eat off this bike and then perform surgery with it!
Roger has done just that…many times.
hi roger nice bike i have gf and i got rid of the magneto and put a datsun 1200 distbutor in it becuase it has the cyntrivcal advance its starts first time every time just a thought if you get sick of rebuilding maggys’ like i did the other thing i have put on my bike which was the best mod was belt drive primary 2005 thunder bird clutch basket and the convertion gave a slightly higher gearing from standard which is great for modern roads