My BSA, the Rising Star, is the reason I started this old-fashioned blog in the first place.
It's had a troubled beginning but I managed to use it for a few outings and even as a daily driver for a couple of months: that was a bit of an epiphany!
I've had to faff around with the carburetter, but not because of the carburetter; that's a story to share over a couple of beers.
There is one thing though that was not well made from the start and that's how the gas tank is mounted to the frame, and it shows because the tank's rear mounting tab broke pretty quickly.
This is obviously because of vibration, and there's not much you can do about that other than try to manage it somehow. Initially we just placed a thick rubber spacer under the tab and just bolted the whole thing down, as was done on pre-OIF Triumphs.
Since this clearly didn't work, I thought that the attachment point to the frame needed to be improved.
nor a secret.
I don't know how to weld and I don't have the equipment, but I knew how this should be done so I turned to uncle Fester for help.
After we talked about it for a little bit however, he came up with an alternative solution that would have required working only on the tank, leaving the frame alone and not having to get the bike to his workshop.
Below you can see the old mounting tab compared to the new one, old and new rubbers, and the sleeve nut (unfinished, in the photo):
Lots of thanks and respect bro.