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« on: October 15, 2020, 04:35:35 pm »
I want to buy a BSA engine sprocket and "Made in Taiwan" is mentioned by a couple of suppliers. Is that better than Indian?  Ron

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Re: Quality
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2020, 04:47:38 pm »
I'd suspect far better
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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2020, 06:11:59 pm »
Thing is, any country has the ability to make things of quality and indeed do. However, they can and do also turn out tons of crap.

Not sure how you could possibly tell unless you get a specific recommendation of a specific manufacturer/supplier.

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Re: Quality
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2020, 06:35:54 pm »
the new Forth road bridge is being made from Chinese steel :-\




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Re: Quality
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2020, 06:52:59 pm »
Taiwan is normally better quality than Chinese.
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Re: Quality
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2020, 06:55:16 pm »
the new Forth road bridge is being made from Chinese steel :-\
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Well they already own British Steel.
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Re: Quality
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2020, 07:55:54 pm »
the new Forth road bridge is being made from Chinese steel :-
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Hi there, Iain, the new bridge is finished and open, its smoother than the old one and you dont get the sudden side wind at the pillars  to blow you out of your lane,Learner rider's/ driver's  have to use the old bridge.

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Re: Quality
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2020, 09:35:26 pm »
I have bought many high quality items from Taiwan. Going back to the 1980's their motorcycle replacement parts were as good as or better than anywhere in the world (excepting Japan maybe)

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Re: Quality
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2020, 10:05:29 pm »
Good I'm pleased with what I'm hearing.

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Re: Quality
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2020, 10:38:09 pm »
We're never too old to learn something; speaking of which, birthday soon Ron?
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Re: Quality
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2020, 05:50:35 am »
birthday soon Ron?

Not for a couple of months yet!

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Re: Quality
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2020, 07:41:26 am »
I need to re-modify the engine sprocket on my BSA/Indian special, as my new Les Harris Triumph 4 spring cush drive clutch is about 3mm further out than the previous BSA clutch :-\  Ron

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Re: Quality
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2020, 11:36:06 am »
When you say modify... What exactly do you need to do? Just a 3mm spacer?
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Re: Quality
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2020, 11:43:33 am »
Is the output shaft tapered?
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Re: Quality
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2020, 12:44:45 pm »
Firstly yes the shaft is tapered, otherwise it would be simple to just put a 3mm spacer behind the sprocket boss. But then that would throw out the dynamo chain (teeth at the back of the sprocket boss)

The original "Indian" sprocket was for a triplex chain. So Dave Hayward machined the three rows of teeth off and machined the center out of an M21 sprocket made up the required spacer and Phil the welder TIG welded it on. Now it needs to come off and moved out 3mm. I've left it with a mate who is going to try and machine the weld off.......I really miss Dave and Phil on these occasions.  Ron