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    From my 1966 original BSA brochure. The 650 Spitfire Mk II Special (A65SS) looked a mean bugger. Those Amal GP carbs made it a beast, tamed down in the later models by Concentrics



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    Update: Gorgeous 4 gallon fuel tank sprung a leak! Ive been using it regularly and I think the vibration has rubbed a bit of the solder away. The wet patch under it is actually petrol....
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    Is it one of those Indian tanks? Had one on my A65 and the fucking thing leaked from new. Ended up getting hold of a original export tank.

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    Yes it is, doesn't fit particularly well, had to make up all sorts of bracketry to hold it in the right place. I just bought a tin of tank sealant to see what it does, failing that theres a local guy that's very good with a soldering iron....

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    I'd highly recommend POR15 as a tank sealant, get the kit as it comes with a cleaning solution and etching primer. Follow the instructions properly and it's good stuff....I've sealed some right colanders with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trickytree View Post
    I'd highly recommend POR15 as a tank sealant, get the kit as it comes with a cleaning solution and etching primer. Follow the instructions properly and it's good stuff....I've sealed some right colanders with it.
    Plus 1 for above BUT follow the instructions to the letter. These polyurethane epoxy blends use moisture in the atmosphere as part of the curing agent. So if the tank is moist following the metal ready process, the POR will surface cure and not through cure, so it will peel off. Lots of videos on the net showing how to do.

    I used the wifes hair dryer to really dry out the tank , point it in the fuel filler and exhaust through tapping for the pet cock. Sorry pictures upside down Que Australian jokes.

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    Ive been offered my dream bike, a Panther M100, so the A65 is now officially up for sale....!

    MOT Jan 2018, matching numbers, 20 years worth of MOTs. Starts and runs perfectly.

    £4750 ono.
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    Get thee behind me Satan! No room in the lock up ... No room in the lock up ... No room in the lock up ... No room in the lock up ... No room in the lock up ... No room in the lock up ... No room in the lock up ...

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