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My A10

Post by HPbyStan » Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:05 am

I'm finally back on my '61 A10 project. I've given up on the stock forks plan. The front fender I bought from the UK is a proper shape but the braces would be more correct on a H o n d a s 23 inch front wheel. I'm making aluminium triple clamps in the general shape of the BSA ones that will hold '83 GR650 S u z u k i 35mm fork tubes. I'm going to polish the top 2-3 inches of the lower fork legs to look like BSAs chrome and paint the rest black and will use the new gaiters I bought a couple years ago when I started my Minety-menace impression at getting projects done. I put the front wheel from the GR650 I have in the shed on the '72 B50 That Stotty bought and shipped to NZ in May. I just bought another on eBay but the spokes were pretty rusty. I de-spoked the wheel and ran the spokes on my wire wheel grinder with a buffing wheel on the other side. This turned out way better than I had hoped. I hope the fork part goes as well.
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Re: A10

Post by Barry Creary » Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:30 am

Wow Stan you got the photo thing happening good now :smile: and the project looks like it will be another quality HP Stan one <069

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Post by Mark Cook » Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:10 am

Yes, that photo bucket thing was a pain, well done Stan.
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Re: A10

Post by steve m » Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:10 am

well done Stan on both counts. i'll still be looking in on the photobucket though.....verry interesting thank you.

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Re: A10

Post by minetymenace » Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:00 am

Stan wrote:Minety-menace impression at getting projects done
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Re: A10

Post by HPbyStan » Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:18 pm

Barry Creary wrote:Wow Stan you got the photo thing happening good now :smile: and the project looks like it will be another quality HP Stan one <069
A guy on the Astro Safari (GM vans) forum took the time to explain the photo deal in words I could understand instead of words that seemed obvious to people that knew what they were talking about. The best instructions in the world can't help if the words make no sense.

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Re: A10

Post by HPbyStan » Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:56 am

This is the A10 Head I bought on the cheap with 3 broken fins which I've fixed and also modified the inlet port to allow a little 34mm Mikuni carb. I WAS going to keep this pretty stock at first but I thought, "Why, I wouldn't have kept it stock if I bought it new. If I paid for it , it can look however I want it to". This is going to be titled a '61 but I want to make it look more like a USA spec '59. I had one of those back in the day and it was the only bike with a redundant cylinder I ever liked.
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Re: A10

Post by HPbyStan » Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:01 am

THE MOCKUP BEFORE i TOOK IT BACK APART.

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Re: A10

Post by Ian Hingley » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:16 am

Not too keen on the handlebar grips, but apart from that ... :thumb

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Post by minetymenace » Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:22 am

Love the grips! <934 Thought that was tassels, but turns out to be indicator wires, so don't love them so much now :cry:
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Re: A10

Post by HPbyStan » Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:28 pm

HaHa, the grips were left over from my KLR 612 K a w a s a k i flattrack race bike, they will be replaced by black on the final build. The odd rules for the AMA 600cc class allowed engines up to 614cc so I put a 650 cylinder on a "600" ( actually 570cc ) KLR to get 612cc. The Kaw cylinder head was an accountants design disaster. All the parts, valves, springs, valve angle, etc. were taken from the 1000cc inline 2 valve 4 cylinder. The porting out flowed my best Rotaxs by a wide margin but the resulting combustion chamber in 4 valve form was really bad and the combustion in-efficiency more than gave away the volumetric efficiency. The flame travel was in the combustion chamber soo long it must have had to apply for a VISA. That head really needed two MORE spark plugs but I couldn't figure out how to do that. That head had holes all over before I started welding it back together as it was.

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Re: A10

Post by HPbyStan » Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:53 pm

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Steering stem is still a work in progress. I have to assemble the setup into the frame to be able to tell how far down to make the threads. Also I think I've figured a way to fit the bottom piece of the steering "damper" to the stem. Once the alloy plates are anodized black, I want to make it look as close to stock as I can with the A10 headlight ears, fork gaiters, etc. The S u z u k i handlebar brackets are rearsets so there should be room for the damper assembly to fit. I think I have this all figured out BUT sometimes reality is a b*tch. I'm going to polish the top 2-3 inches of the lower fork tubes to look like BSA chrome and paint the rest black after welding on two tabs at the very bottom for the BSA fender braces. The GR650 legs have two tabs on the back side, I just need to duplicate them on the front.

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Re: A10

Post by Ian Hingley » Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:19 pm

Hope they're approved safety sandals you're wearing Stan!

Your work is both amazing and inspiring. Keep it up.

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Post by HPbyStan » Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:46 pm

Ian Hingley wrote:Hope they're approved safety sandals you're wearing Stan!

Your work is both amazing and inspiring. Keep it up.

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Safety steel toe....nails. No worries mate.

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Re: A10

Post by HPbyStan » Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:28 pm

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Added boss to front of GR650 Tempter fork leg to allow BSA braces. See link below.

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Re: A10

Post by HPbyStan » Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:44 am

Slide show on link under this pic,,,,,,,I think JUST CLICKING ON THE PIC STILL WORKS THE BEST IMO.
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Re: A10

Post by Ian Hingley » Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:52 am

Just flicked through the album Stan.

Wished I'd been clever enough to work with my hands and with metal instead of with my brain and with computers ...

Great stuff.

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Re: A10

Post by Barry Creary » Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:56 am

Your story telling skills are very good to Ian <038 <041

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Re: A10

Post by HPbyStan » Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:43 am

What Barry said !

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Re: My A10

Post by HPbyStan » Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:31 pm

For Gerry, and link below
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Post by minetymenace » Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:57 pm

The dunnage demon strikes again! :lol: :thumb
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Post by HPbyStan » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:09 am

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Hope to get the frame back from the painter this week. Click on pic for note under pic.

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Post by HPbyStan » Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:44 am

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Don't need the block any more.

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Post by Ian Hingley » Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:24 am

I notice you've got plenty in the background though, just in case! :thumb

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Re: My A10

Post by HPbyStan » Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:25 pm

Ian, those are railroad "ties" that I use for working under my cars. Strong and I don't have to worry about them crumbling like cinder blocks or slipping like metal stands. Now if I could take 50 years off my body so it would be a lot easier climbing back out from under them,,,,,,

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Re: My A10

Post by HPbyStan » Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:22 pm

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This is going to be slow going as I try to remember where I put all the small parts and where they go.

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Re: My A10

Post by beat » Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:09 pm

hi stan,
how long time it was in bits ?
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Post by HPbyStan » Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:15 pm

beat wrote:hi stan,
how long time it was in bits ?
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Not as long as Gerrys, but it was measured in years and not days. Hope to finish it, or at least have it ridable
this year yet. Stan

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Re: My A10

Post by beat » Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:47 pm

shure it makes more progress in a week then Gerrys in a year... :uhu

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Post by HPbyStan » Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:14 am

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After I started the A10 I got sidetracked on making a "pickup / Ute" from a totaled out 2000 Chevrolet Astro van and I badly misjudged the amount of work involved in it as I never tried that before.
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Post by minetymenace » Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:48 am

I keep getting side tracked too :oops:

Guzzi to Henstridge to see thesebeauties, and a never ending bathroom installation....
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Re: My A10

Post by Barry Creary » Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:35 pm

You have shown us your planes Gerry :thumb now show us your bathroom :shock:

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Post by Chris Pellett » Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:15 pm

The Lancasters were at Eastbourne last week, Shoreham next.
When I saw Henstridge mentioned I thought you were riding the Guzzi as an "Unsuitable Road Bike" at the Motocross Track there.
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Post by skippy » Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:21 pm

Planes are my second passion love those lancs.
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Re: My A10

Post by HPbyStan » Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:35 am

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here are two more A10 BSA pics. Back wheel cleaned up well.

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Re: My A10

Post by Ian Hingley » Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:23 am

Is that a Lucas back light you've fitted, or one of your renowned 'halloween' ones? :thumb

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Re: My A10

Post by HPbyStan » Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:47 pm

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I try to avoid "the prince of darkness" as well as Anal carbs, & Castrol R40 cutting oil.

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Post by Ian Hingley » Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:27 pm

:thumb :laugh :laugh

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Re: My A10

Post by beat » Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:06 pm

HPbyStan wrote:I try to avoid "the prince of darkness" as well as Anal carbs, & Castrol R40 cutting oil.
we are calling this : the Devil is shy abouth the holy water......

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Re: My A10

Post by HPbyStan » Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:25 pm

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I should be able to make something from this mess.

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