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Old 2nd June 2009, 20:04   #16
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I seriously need another bike. One subtle thing that makes these bikes very attractive is that the body and chassis are painted in the same shade.

How do they manage that chrome stripe, or is it just polished surface?!
Thats an Amal carb?!
How does one recognize the genuinity of a Smith's guage?!
Man that is a genuine Smiths i can tell cause i have one of them but i was told that this was from the BSA's not a Bullet the bullets never came with a Trip meter.

the bike seems to be a canadian model and also the tank is not of my liking. i would prefer original style.

Amals are very rare but this one seems to be in a very nice condition..

@Sankar. would you be able to tell us more about a Amal on a Bullet
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Old 2nd June 2009, 21:37   #17
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Original tank styling? This isn't original?

Doesn't hitchcock provide Amal carbs?
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Amals are very rare but this one seems to be in a very nice condition..
Now you know why we go to Sudhakar anna.

@Gordon: Hitchcock does have Amals.
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amals are not that hard to find but what is hard to find is a complete amal. some thing or the other would be missing out of it.
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Hello bblost,

Please can you speak to your Anna (mechanic) and get me more details on the headlight used.?.

Also the silencer is aftermarket one for offroads.. any ideas where it can be sourced from in Mumbai .?

Cheers!
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Amazing Details there bblost ,

This classic looks cool.
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a detailled log abt your tBird
amazing pics of the old '51 Standard.
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I just seen the list of checks and adjusments in the service manual. Does the ASC actually carry out all of these checks?!
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^ ASC? not much apart from main jobs like oil change, transmission-controls adjustment unless you insist the advisor to write all these in job card (with whats to be done: clean/ lube/ tight etc) so that mechanic is rather forced to have a look at least. Else it is "If it ain't broken don't even touch it".

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Is it Ok to change fork oil like that ie., drain by removing bolt or nut at fork bottom ? RE B/S service say fork assy to be removed from bike & drain oil by titling it upside down. pl let us know if any special care to be taken while doing your mech's way.

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Is it Ok to change fork oil like that ie., drain by removing bolt or nut at fork bottom ? RE B/S service say fork assy to be removed from bike & drain oil by titling it upside down. pl let us know if any special care to be taken while doing your mech's way.
My mechanics do the same thing. Drain by removing nut at fork bottom, and fill it again from the top. I've read a Bullet Service Manual that says the same.

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I just seen the list of checks and adjusments in the service manual. Does the ASC actually carry out all of these checks?!
I never trust any ASC to do anything by the book.



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^ ASC? not much apart from main jobs like oil change, transmission-controls adjustment unless you insist the advisor to write all these in job card (with whats to be done: clean/ lube/ tight etc) so that mechanic is rather forced to have a look at least. Else it is "If it ain't broken don't even touch it".

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Is it Ok to change fork oil like that ie., drain by removing bolt or nut at fork bottom ? RE B/S service say fork assy to be removed from bike & drain oil by titling it upside down. pl let us know if any special care to be taken while doing your mech's way.
I think the ASC is ignorant.
The purpose of that nut is to drain the oil.
There is no need to do all that remove and tilt in a tB.
I am not sure about the older designs. But if the nut is there it exists for the specific purpose of draining the oil.
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I am not sure about the older designs.
That bullet service attachment shows the older design. It is for draining the oil.
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Thnx all. Now i can have fork oil replaced, no worries. Last service, I had to tell ASC, the RE Brand store not to touch forks with that "procedure".

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I think the ASC is ignorant
I always feel somehow that it is lack of common sense too, from the reasoning they do to unsuspecting owners reg complaints.

& bblost, your T'bird runs CDI or TCI ignition ?

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CDI

My bike was manufactured in June 2003.

Trivia: The year and month of manufacture is embossed on the engine.
It will appear as a code 03 F.
With month represented by the letter. A for Jan, B for Feb and so on.
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I seriously need another bike. One subtle thing that makes these bikes very attractive is that the body and chassis are painted in the same shade.

How do they manage that chrome stripe, or is it just polished surface?!
Thats an Amal carb?!
How does one recognize the genuinity of a Smith's guage?!

Smith's speedometers are "Chronometric" and the needle moves or flickers back and forth with slight changes in speed.
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