The roller bearing on the left side, the drive side, of the crank seemed to have no problem. These are the words that drive us each month to produce the best content for the printed page. Copy date for contributions is always the first of the month prior and all articles are welcome. Our Membership is Open to All Enthusiasts. The Editor does not accept liability for printers' or clerical errors, although every care is taken to avoid mistakes. This often resulted in a broken connecting rod and shattered cases. Peter Bowler, President and Webmaster.
For enquiries and further information, please check the contact page above. Members are able to advertise in the magazine at no cost. In February 1979 the club staged one of the first major Classic Motorcycle Shows in the World with 108 motorcycles from veteran, vintage, classic and a few post classic machines. Welcome to the Canterbury B. We have an Awards Night every year and we have various social events to which partners are invited. For some, it is a trip across the state and for others, a trip around the world. We appreciate that this is not always possible so you are not discouraged from sending articles in the post if necessary.
A new cylinder head was sporting twin carburetors—the horsepower race was on. Looking for some historical information or just missing a back issue in your collection? In 1980 the club became an incorporated body. Membership includes our monthly newsletter, The Piled Arms. Adverts must be no longer than 50 words. . Adverts for non- members cost £5.
The 650 cylinders had a nearly square configuration, with a 75mm bore, 74mm stroke. I wonder if those ad bills ever got paid. A conventional multiplate clutch allowed for the selection of four gears. It contains information for the club as well as articles imparting a wealth of knowledge about the famous marque. You don't have to own a motorcycle to be a club member, but it helps.
All Other British Motorcycle Owners, Riders and Enthusiasts Too. Sign up here for a complimentary three month trial subscription. A National Rally is held each year with club chapters taking turns to host the event. In 1969 the upswept pipes were both on the left side, an improvement, with a wire heat-guard offering better protection from the shin-burning pipes. The crankshaft was built so a cylinder would fire every 360 degrees. Sales Ads are the disposal of bikes and parts which are member's personal property.
It contains many photographs and diagrams that illustrate all of the work described, but it is not just a workshop manual. Members receive our magazine Southern Star six times a year. Later, it was determined that a lack of lubricant was the cause. When this Firebird Scrambler model showed up on American shores in 1968 it should have sold by the shipload. We offer for sale great club Logo-Wear.
Connecting rods were also of light alloy. Attachments can be accepted,but not guaranteed insertion. The event attracted 100 overseas guests from Canada, California, Ohio, New York, Australia, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, United Kingdom and Belgium. Please browse our site to get a flavour of what we do. Membership year runs from January to December. No magneto on this state-of-the-British-art machine, but a new alternator sitting at the left end of the crank, and a coil ignition with the points sitting behind the right timing cover. The New Zealand Club has its Headquarters in Wellington, an active branch in Auckland and over 200 members throughout the country.
Carb size had been reduced to 30mm, compression ratio was still 9:1, and the factory maintained that there was a maximum of 54 reliable horsepower at 7,250 rpm. Adverts maybe edited, and the Editor cannot guarantee insertion into a specific issue. Like or dislike - we need to hear from you! This Retrospective article was published in the April 2006 issue of Rider Magazine. A friction damper could adjust the movement in the fork. A deadline for articles and advertisements is the end of the month prior to publication. Two valves per cylinder, and one Amal Monobloc carburetor; compression ratio was 9:1, about the max for longevity on these vertical twins. In 1964 the A65 Lightning Rocket appeared, with racier fenders and side panels.