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Old 5th April 2011, 15:48   #1
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hello,
i'm restoring a 56 BSA BB31 for a friend of mine, and i need a replacement clutch plate and pressure plate, can anyone help me source it?
this is what the bike looks like now.
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Old 5th April 2011, 22:44   #2
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hi let me know what all parts you need for your bsa bb31 as i am also restoring one.
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Nice bike buddy, it's also called a BSA plunger frame, I simply love the ride and the comford, road grip by far the best classic bike which can be a daily runner aswell. I remember going all the way to Kolkata waiting for more than a week in a lousy lodge waiting the agent to get the bike and returned Hyd with the original LUCAS 8A tail lamp which is the only part left with me. I wish my bike had never been into the mechanic foul play which made me to loose a 99% original bike which will be a regreted for the rest of my life.
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Congratulations!! The bike seems in decent shape. I am not an expert so cant say what all are the non-original parts. The carburettor is a Mikuni/Micarb. So you will have to find the original carburettor. All the best for the restoration.

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The original carburettor is from Amal, all the other parts for this mode shouldn't be tough task. The levers, Smith speedometer, ampere meter, tank pads, monograms, tail lamp are the major factors to make the bike look original. All the very best in your restoration.
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hey guys thanks for the support.
so far i just need to get either the entire clutch assembly or just the clutch plate and pressure plate, so that i can get the bike moving properly.
after that there are a couple of things, got to sort out the light, new badges( the old ones are super glued in) also right now its got an enfield exhaust, so have to change it too.
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hey r8d,
nice bike you got there, try Specialists in BSA Spares/Parts - Burton Bike Bits for BSA parts, send them inquiry and see
The carburetor is Amal 376 series Mono block 376/2
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Congratulations Mate

You can call up 9892216209 and check for the clutch assembly and pressure plates if you are in Mumbai

All the best for the restoration
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sorted out the clutch for now, using a ZB 31 clutch, seems to be working, gonna source an entire assembly just to be safe.
rode the bike last nite finally, and its beeaautifful.
@82rawath was wondering who do i ask for when i call the number?
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sorted out the clutch for now, using a ZB 31 clutch, seems to be working, gonna source an entire assembly just to be safe.
rode the bike last nite finally, and its beeaautifful.
@82rawath was wondering who do i ask for when i call the number?
OOOPs sorry, He is a no1 mech in Mumbai for British bikes, Chotu Mech
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sorted out the clutch for now, using a ZB 31 clutch, seems to be working, gonna source an entire assembly just to be safe.
rode the bike last nite finally, and its beeaautifful.
Nice to hear that the bike is running well. So half of your issues solved. All the best for the restoration and please do share here with us.

With thanks and regards

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Old 8th April 2011, 21:52   #12
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@82rawath : chotu sorted out my bike actually but thank you for the no.
@glomus123 : thank you for the wishes. just the first step on a long road, but one that's fun to go down.

getting mirrors sorted tmrw, then next week gotta sort out lights and giving the seats to be redone.
Gotta figure out whether i wanna paint the bike or not. Its still got the original factory paint, so actually contemplating painting just the frame and rechroming everything that was chrome and maybe keeping tank exactly like it is.
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Could you please post some latest pics?

I'm sure the bike has been given a good wash and been scrubbed off all the grime and dust of the previous years.

I would agree with the idea of only rechroming the stuff that was chrome and painting the frame. The headlight cone and cover also may need a bit of paint, but you could just scrape / wire brush thoroughly the rusted areas and apply a good coat of lacquer over the entire paint.

Originality would remain as it is and bike would still look as good as new.
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[quote=r8d;2307732]@82rawath : chotu sorted out my bike actually but thank you for the no.

Good then, he is trustworthy

All the best
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