What You Can Do When Your Single

Alastair Lawler 

Hi John

I was wondering what the best way to clean my T160 oil cooler, after much thought  I sealed the feeds with shrink tube and put it in the dishwasher along with the carbs, foot rests, air cleaner box & exhaust down pipes.
The result was fantastic (maybe life threatening to anyone who lives with a woman) 🤪


BSA Norton Triumph Slotted Chaincase Plug Inspection Cap-Tool Stainless Steel (H51)

Hi John,

It arrived today and is an excellent tool. Here is a photo and a comment for your website.

How did I manage for so long without this tool for tightening screw plugs on old British motorcycles? The picture shows it in use on the chaincase oil filler plug of my 1962 Triumph Tiger 100SS, and it works just as easily on the gearbox filler plug. Well designed and strongly made.


BSA SIDE REFLECTOR BRACKETS 19-1035 (H231) Matchless AJS Front Brake Arm Lever 02-9272 (H314) Matchless AJS Rear Brake Arm Lever 017113 (H176) BSA B25 Cable Guides with Grommets 68-5137 76-9325 (H10) BSA B25 Left Hand SIDE PANEL BUFFER BRACKET 41-9187 (H210) BSA B25 B44 A65 Front Mudguard Brackets 97-3669 97-3680 (H113) BSA C15 B40 Rear Sprocket Tab Washers 40-6023 (H218) BSA C15 B40 Centre Stand Spring Cam 40-4040 (H19)

Peter Elvidge

Many thanks for email re mudguard brackets, I will look out for them in the post.
Would just like to say how very pleased I am with the quality of the parts you recently
sent me and the excellent service you provide.
Have a great Christmas,
Kind regards,

Head Steady Brackets


Thanks, mate, for the head steady bracket, straps, and tool, Couldn’t be happier with my purchase.

I thought you might like to see the heads Steady bracket fitted.

Making progress slowly!


Costa Zarifi

Triumph Engine Plates

Richard Fletcher

Hi John
Very pleased, order arrived promptly. Parts as described. Yet to fit the plates but they match up well with the originals.

Sent: Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 20:12:53 CEST

Hi John

This is a bit of an odd request but I wonder if you can help me. 

I am trying to modify the T140 engine plates I bought to suit a later right hand brake lever T140. As I live in France getting materials really is a problem. I need to make up some spacers and a support for the brake lever pivot, which I intend to weld to the plates. Looking at the plates I bought from you it struck me that the scrap from the holes in the plates, specifically the brake lever hole and the swinging arm shaft would be ideal as a starting point as the thickness is correct and the material is obviously the same. Is it possible to obtain some of these scrap bits, or failing that some scrap of the same plate I can work with. Of course I’m happy to pay for these and P&P.


Richie Fletcher

Date: Wed, Aug 28, 2019 at 8:58 PM

Hi John

Thanks for the info and getting this sorted so quickly. I didn’t see any payment request? As I said happy to pay for your trouble. 

Needless to say I am very happy with your service and the products sent. As for the after sales service I can’t remember receiving any better. Pleasure dealing with you, I’ll keep an eye out for any more of your products I can use in this project.



B50.org Alan Redmayne

I thought I’d add a contribution to this thread, I’ve bought a few bits and pieces from a chap called John Thomas, and he’s located in the Black Country here in the UK. I have had a fair few parts from him for both OIF and pre OIF BSA singles, these include a B44 bash plate (which was so good I bought another for my ’68 250), I’ve had horn brackets, a brake torque arm and a lid for my B50 electrical box. All of these parts have proved to be a good fit, they are supplied un finished so can be polished or painted, all are laser cut so just need the sharp edges removing before finishing to your required standard. I’ve found John to be friendly and very helpful when I have had trouble knowing exactly which part I require so much so I have sent him some of my parts for him to duplicate and add to his range, he also make parts for other marques and some handy tools.