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Anyone familiar with early BSA A50/65 forks?
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AdrianS
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April 16, 2020 - 3:57 pm
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Git an oil leak from the bottom of one of the fork legs on my newly acquired A50 (1962)

It is dripping from the axle and not the drain screw so I assume it is from the bolt that is located at the bottom of the forks accessable after removing the front wheel.

Just wondering what is the easiest way to seal this. I know the forks changed several times over the manufacturing period. Not sure if I can undo the bolt without removing the fork leg - will the spring pressure keep the damper assembly in place or do I need to remove the whole fork leg?

Did read somewhere on the net that someone drained the oil and cleaned the area and stuck a large gob of silicone up the hole to seal it!

If anyone has any experience, I would appreciate any advice.

 

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Adrian

( I was told the bike was oiltight - I know now - no oil in the forks and virtually none in the primary drive!!)

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You might be better asking on one of the specialist BSA owners Facebook pages; e.g. just Beeza.

two B175s and a CB360

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I didn’t get much from the BSAOC so I’ll try the Facebook link!

cheers for the help

 

Adrian

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Hi,

If it is the bolt up the centre of the fork leg try a Dowty washer, it worked on my Morini!  

If the forks are anything like the Morini’s to get the bolt undone may simply be a case of shocking it loose, people swear by their airgun socket sets, I used an Allen key with a ring spanner and hit it with a hammer, it seemed to work.

There are some good articles on fork dismantling on the Philpots website ** Please log in to view **

Regards. 

D7/14 hybrid (4 speed with D7 crank etc.) on the road, D10 Bushman awaiting rebuilding.

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