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,
Hi John Very pleased, order arrived promptly. Parts as described. Yet to fit the plates but they match up well with the originals. Regards Regards.Flecher
Sent: Tuesday, 20
August 2019, 20:12:53 CEST
This is a bit of an odd request but I wonder if you can help
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.
Date: Wed, Aug 28, 2019 at 8:58 PM
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.
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.
Have not received the goods yet but the on-line purchasing process and communication are splendid. Have fun but drive safely and remember: if it’s stupid but it works, it aint stupid!
4021AC Maurik Netherlands
Hi John, thanks for the electronic box mounts brackets and lid, I’ve compared them with originals and they seem good but unfortunately my bike is away getting the exhaust system made, I will get back to you with the results when I can but I’m sure they are great. Cheers John. Ps had another look at the website and it’s looking great..
Hi John, attached are pictures showing your bracket on the two types of original horn I have, the bracket fits perfectly on the oif B50 but not on the earlier conventional frame type bikes. I hope your customer has just assumed that a unit single is the same no matter what the year! It’ll be hard to explain that not all aftermarket parts are as spot on as your stuff, are you from an engineering background?
I have attached a pic of my B50 just so you can have a laugh at my expense, it’s a bit of a ‘challenge’!
I will be after as much stainless as you get manufactured for my collection of unit singles this includes;
1 1968 Starfire
2 1969 T25
3 1968 B44
4 1971 B25 T / SS (no rolling chassis …. Yet)
5 1972 B50 T
I have another complete B44 motor so maybe It’ll be 6 one day, none of these are complete or assembled, I’m 52 and this is my retirement time fully occupied already, I hope, although I have a burning desire for a grey framed A65 … maybe a Firebird ?
I took a load of parts to the local platers earlier this week only to discover that they have packed in plating !!!!!! Can I give you a call after you receive this email in hope that you can recommend a good plater.
If you are up in north Lancashire any time I would be keen to meet up for a pint / cup of tea / good old natter about old bikes.
This picture shows the bracket positioned upside down over the rear of the horn, the holes in the bracket align perfectly with the horn, as does the inside radius of the bracket.
This is the horn from my 1968 BSA B25 Starfire with the original bracket
This picture shows the ‘72 B50 bracket positioned over the ‘68 B25 horn, the hole centres on the bracket are slightly closer together than the horn bolts and the radius of the horn is greater than the radius of the bracket.