Manuals , Services sheets and anything that has made my bikes run a little better and life a whole lot easier, it’s all here. If anyone feels that I’m violating any copyrights or stepping on anyone’s corns-just let me know.
If anyone needs something in particular ping me back and let me know what you are looking for and if I have it, I’ll scan and put it up on here.
What are O Ring and X Ring chains?
There are three principal types of roller drive chains: O Ring less, O Ring and X Ring. The O Ring less types date back to the beginning of time and are still used a lot today. They are strong, light, cheap to produce and relatively friction free but they do not have internal lubrication, so they tend to wear out more quickly.
Chain design has had to improve with the technology of the motorcycle. With today’s bigger and more powerful bikes, normal O Ring less chains have lost out ‘O Ring’ and ‘X Ring’ chains. These two types of chains position a sealing ring between the inner and outer chain plates. Before riveting in the factory, the internal parts of the chain are filled with chain grease by vacuum. The sealing rings keep the internal lubrication in, and the dirt out, thus preserving the durability of the chain. O rings are literally ‘O’ shaped. As the two plates push on either side of the O ring, it distorts to have two flat sides to its shape. This is great on sealing and but creates a lot of friction which saps the bike’s power.
To reduce this friction ‘X Ring’ chains were developed. ‘X’ describes the shape of the ring. Instead of having an O shape it now has an X shape. This means that when pressed between the chain plates, it has two smaller faces touching either plate in an X shape. This gives you the same great sealing and durability but now with very low friction. The perfect chain-for now!
AJS & Matchless
What manufacture involves G3L (The Motor Cycle aug 1944)
The AMC Overseas Models 1949 Range (Motor Cycling Jan 1949)
Specification Matchless Single and Twin 1951
1951 AJS Singles Instruction Manual
1951 Matchless sales brochure.
1952 Matchless singles-Instruction Manual1953_Army_G3L_Technical_handbook_and_inspection_standards
Ajs_1957-1966_AJS_Matchless_Single_Motorcycles by F_Neill
AJS Matchless Modifications Model Range for 1957 (The Motor Cycle Sept 56)
Classics to buy 350 and 500 singles (Classic Bike May 1991)
Matchless 350 Singles 1954 1958 1962 Roadtest (Classic Bike 1991)
Much neater singles the 1958 range (The Motor Cycle September 1957)
1945-1969 AJS Matchless Postwar Singles (Roy Bacon)
(tips, tricks or whatever)
Exploded view of MO1L magneto
Lucas M01L Magneto Parts
E3L dynamo Parts
Lucas K2F MAGNETO_COMPLETE
Lucas K2F MAGNETO parts
Cam info 1948-58
Pushrod tubes set up with seals/Main bearing and spacers on Matchless
Terry Saddle Type S.787
Amal carbs tips n tricks
375, 376 and 389 Amal Monobloc Tuning
R90S Owners Manual- R 60/6, R75/6, R90/6, R90S
BMW_R71 English service manual
1953 BMW R25/3 manual
Air Filter cut away
Burman transmission (gearboxes and clutches)
Burman & Sons Limited, manufacturers of horse & barbers’ clippers, sheep shearers and steering gears also built gearboxes that many of our old bikes run on today.So here’s something on understanding those trannys and keeping them in good nick.
The ‘CP’ and ‘GB’ aka the ‘B52’ gearbox was introduced in 1952 and were used on a number of machines are covered here:
The Burman Gearbox 1927-1937.
Burman_Clutch_1955 AMC rebuild
B52 or ‘GB’ (Drawing_from_the_Panther_Factory)
Golden Flash/A10 engine
BSA A10 & A7 Inner Timing cover Golden Flash Part No 67-286 Swinging Arm & Plunger
BSA Plunger A10 Crankcase with oil feed pipe & sump scavenger pipe Part No 67-294
Golden Flash Air cleaner assembly
- 1952 ‘A’ group, ‘B’ group and Gold Star
- A10 & A7 spring frames
- A7 & A10 rigid frame
- “B” group B31-32-33-34 rigid frame
- ‘B’ group B31-32-33-34 spring frame.
- 1945-1948-‘M’ group M20-21-33 rigid frames
- 1949 onwards, ‘M’ group-M20-M21-M33, rigid frames.
- ‘M’ group, M20-M21-M33 spring frames.
BSA Service Sheets
BSA Factory Service Sheets All Models
A group_BSA service sheets no 201, A,B,C
BSA M20 Maintenance Manual (Air Ministry) MS Word format.
Identifying your BSA Machine
BSA Motorcycle Frame Serial and Year Identification Guide
BSA_54-55 350 500cc singles OHV B31-34 models
207 A group crankshaft regrinding
212A Front hub and brake 7 inch_A B M
212B Front hub and brake 8 inch A B M
212C Rear hub and brake Plunger A B M
212D rear hub and brake Swinging arm A B M
212E hubs and brakes full width A B M
213 Plunger frame A B M
301 Engine exploded OHV B (M33)
302 Gearbox 1946-48 B
303 Decarbonizing engine dismantling B M33
304 Engine removal and dismantling
305 Reassembling engine
306 Removal, dismantling and reassembly of B group gearbox
307 B group transmission adjustments
308 Clutch 6 spring
309 Rear drum and brake tele models
310 Primary transmission non-GB late models
311 Gearbox and gear change
312 Swinging arm data
313 Swinging arm suspension
315 Clutch 4 spring
600-602A Exploded Views engine & gearbox- B31,32,33,34,M33-Side valve M20,M21
602 Gearbox exploded views B & M groups
603 Lubrication System-B,C & M groups
604 Engine Adjustments-B & M groups
605 Decarbonising-M group
606 Engine removal and dismantling-M group
607 Engine reassembly M Group
608 gearbox plunger & rigid-B & M groups
609 M Group Transmission adjustments
610 Clutch M models
611 Hubs and Brakes M models girder forks
612 Teles Hubs and Brakes M models 1948
613 Girders adjustments-M group
614 Girder Forks and steering Head M models
701-704 Data-C10,C11,D1,B31,B32,B33,B34 & M20 singles. A7 & A10 twins.Engine, bearing,bushes,shafts,pistons.
705 Carbs & maintenance-All models
706 Tele forks-A,B & M groups. C10,C11G & C12.
707 Gold Star useful info
708 Carbs-All models. Monoblock and separate float chamber type.
708A_Service sheet (Carburation)Twin Carburettors
708B Carbs and altitude
709 faultfinding-All models.
710 Chains _ alterations and repairs
710x Frame repairs
712X Flywheel balancing static-All groups.
713 Steering head-All groups except D group and C15
714 Spoke Sizes-All models 1947-1949
804 Regulator-MCR1 & MCR2
804A Control box-BR107. A,B & M groups.
806 Lucas lighting
807 Electric horn
808 Wiring diagrams-A,B & M groups.
809 Generators-E3H & E3HM.
812 Lucas Alternator-1A45
813 Alternator lighting-All models.
BSA A10 Golden Flash Instruction Manual,1950
BSA Twins A50 & A65 Manual-Royal Star A50.R(500cc), Lightning A65.L(650cc), Spitfire A65.SP(650cc), Firebird Scrambler A65.FS(650cc), Thunderbolt A65.T(650cc).
175 cc Silver Bantam, Bantam de luxe, D7_manual
Lucas E3LM_E3L_E3N Dynamos
Model 1A45 Inductor Generators
Alternators RM13,14, 13/15, 15, 5AF
Control Box MCR2
Control Box Lucas RB107
Lucas_Magneto MO1L & MN2L
Magnetos N1 K2F etc
Horns HF 1440-41-44
Horns HF 1849
Lucas Lighting and Ignition 1939-1957
Remagnetisation of Lucas Magnetos
Norton_16H_Big4_model 18_ ES2-Maintenance manual and instruction book
Norton Commando Villiers engine manual
Norton Commando 750 workshop manual
Norton 850 Commando workshop manual
Royal Enfield clutch problems
Service Sheets and Smiths Information
Triumph Replacement Parts Catalog -6T,T100,T110,TR6,T120
Triumph Replacement Parts Catalog – 1952 season. 5T-Speed Twin, 6T-Thunderbird, Tr5-Trophy, T100-Tiger 100.
Triumph 5T Speed Twin 500cc group test
Triumph Serial Numbers
Collection of other manuals
Moto Guzzi Breva V 1100 ABS Manual
Triumph Rocket III Manual
YamahaRD 350_1975 parts list
Yamaha FJR 1300 Manual
Side Car Manual