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by minetymenace
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: It sparks
Replies: 203
Views: 50782
Flag: England

Re: It sparks

A fine selection of screws beat, keeping up the BSA tradition of using what you have....I must have a butchers at the circuit sometime, rather busy building the shed at the moment though....
by minetymenace
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: BSA B50T from Trial to Race bike
Replies: 29
Views: 4560
Flag: England

Re: BSA B50T from Trial to Race bike

Why two oil tanks?
by minetymenace
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 Wiring/ Earth
Replies: 16
Views: 316
Flag: England

Re: B44 Wiring/ Earth

Micro relays in the UK here or any motor factors.
by minetymenace
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Help figuring out what I have
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Flag: England

Re: Help figuring out what I have

Looks like a 1970 Starfire to me. Engine and frame numbers are always handy. To value it from a couple of photos and no other info is neigh on impossible, it is worth what someone will pay (an answer as good as the question), it is a rolling chassis with an engine of unknown provenance, so somewhere...
by minetymenace
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 Wiring/ Earth
Replies: 16
Views: 316
Flag: England

Re: B44 Wiring/ Earth

不客气
by minetymenace
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 Wiring/ Earth
Replies: 16
Views: 316
Flag: England

Re: B44 Wiring/ Earth

Ian, this might be worth a look...
by minetymenace
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Exeter Trial 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 106
Flag: England

Re: Exeter Trial 2020

Way to go Ian! :cool: :ok <935 <038 <122
by minetymenace
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 87
Views: 20161
Flag: England

Re: Typhoon BX60V

The winner is the one with the most bikes, and you have to have a single, twin and a triple! :thumb
by minetymenace
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 Wiring/ Earth
Replies: 16
Views: 316
Flag: England

Re: B44 Wiring/ Earth

OK, similar, but not the same...crimp rather than solder, but still with the heat shrink from Vehicle Wiring Products here . Terminals are normally crimped because solder wicks up the wire strands and forces the flex to occur at the point where the solder stops, which work hardens quickly and breaks...
by minetymenace
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 Wiring/ Earth
Replies: 16
Views: 316
Flag: England

Re: B44 Wiring/ Earth

Gunnag and ubert767 give sound advice, these looms last about 30 years, so whatever you do it will be ok. As wiring is (relatively) easy, wire it how you like with your own preferences. Neg earth gives slightly more options for accessories especially if using modern electronics. Modern connectors ar...
by minetymenace
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Fork tubes
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Flag: England

Re: Fork tubes

Internal diameter is important for damping too
by minetymenace
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: It sparks
Replies: 203
Views: 50782
Flag: England

Re: It sparks

13 years, only just started....
by minetymenace
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: "Old Smokey" A 1970 B44
Replies: 24
Views: 429
Flag: England

Re: "Old Smokey" A 1970 B44

GRP tank? I assumed it was Al. It doesn't look too bad all thing considered...nothing time and money won't cure. I notice your flickr photos are more advanced than your reports here, looking forward to the "after" photos...
by minetymenace
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 gearbox 1969
Replies: 8
Views: 143
Flag: England

Re: B44 gearbox 1969

Thanks kommando, I'll go back to bed.....
by minetymenace
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: It sparks
Replies: 203
Views: 50782
Flag: England

Re: It sparks

There is nothing like fitting a bigger fuse if the original one keeps blowing! You will soon need an auxiliary engine to power your electronics Beat!! If you mounted it in the handle bars, you could have heated grips!!

Joking aside, have you got a new circuit?
by minetymenace
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 gearbox 1969
Replies: 8
Views: 143
Flag: England

Re: B44 gearbox 1969

I recall there was a mod to the selector forks....or am I imagining things again....Nurse! I need more medication!!
by minetymenace
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Spacer tube for tank fixing
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Flag: England

Re: Spacer tube for tank fixing

It wouldn't be the first time the parts list didn't make sense.... :ban
by minetymenace
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Spacer tube for tank fixing
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Flag: England

Re: Spacer tube for tank fixing

I think the idea is to compress the rubber without pulling the tank down, that way the tank is held in place by the squashed rubber as it rests on the frame top tube, rather than pinching in down between the top of the tank and the saddle rubbers on the bottom.
by minetymenace
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 234
Views: 38414
Flag: England

Re: Star

Its those metric thread inserts Beat, I know they would get you in the end!!
by minetymenace
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Breathing
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Flag: England

Re: B50 Breathing

I am told I need to refit the auto advance/retard mechanism and contact breaker plate as these form part of the engine's breathing system No, who told you that? Theoretically the cam spindle (not the A/R unit) acts a a timed breather. However, it is generally accepted that engines with a capacity g...
by minetymenace
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B40 in OIF frame issues
Replies: 27
Views: 1005
Flag: England

Re: B40 in OIF frame issues

To remove the engine from my Guzzi you keep the engine still and remove the frame.....I have a sneaky feeling we are getting a little <910
by minetymenace
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: new old stock b50 crankcases
Replies: 2
Views: 1398
Flag: England

Re: new old stock b50 crankcases

<135 to the forum Peter 62.

Would you edit your profile and let everyone know roughly where in the world you are please?

What are you building? Tell us a bit about yourself, maybe start a topic in "Project Bikes" and/or post some pictures...
by minetymenace
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: The Beast Of Minety
Replies: 419
Views: 72844
Flag: England

Re: The Beast Of Minety

beat wrote:---- If I am still alive........
:laugh :laugh
by minetymenace
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: The Beast Of Minety
Replies: 419
Views: 72844
Flag: England

Re: The Beast Of Minety

Everyone is invited!
by minetymenace
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: OIL FEED PIPE THREADS
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Flag: England

Re: OIL FEED PIPE THREADS

Not just in Africa, this happens in every shed and garage across the globe. beat uses metric threads!
by minetymenace
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: The Beast Of Minety
Replies: 419
Views: 72844
Flag: England

Re: The Beast Of Minety

beat, I put a trench in across the garden and threw everything in, services to the shed include water, power, data, telephone, sewage and oil for heating, so yes, heating is planned but not this year! Having erected the shed I'm on a promise to fix the house up (new stair case etc) before working on...
by minetymenace
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: The Beast Of Minety
Replies: 419
Views: 72844
Flag: England

Re: The Beast Of Minety

Well, its been a while, I have a new place, and here is a picture of the beast (in the van), having a brief introduction to its new home (like the beast, its still under construction!)....Anyone for shed envy?
new home.jpg
by minetymenace
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Works Engine?
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Flag: England

Re: Works Engine?

:laugh spolling woz nevr my stronguest arset! :ban But what about that engine number? Most weird numbers can be explained away by lone armature engine builders, but I am intrigued by this. No doubt competition engines had their own numbers, but what about development engines, or ones being used for ...
by minetymenace
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Works Engine?
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Flag: England

Re: Works Engine?

<135 to the forum Motobellini1098 . I have moved your post to a separate topic in Tech as it was only tenuously connected to the topic in which you posted, not sure if it belongs here either, but it should get more views.. Would you please update your profile and let everyone know roughly where in t...
by minetymenace
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 234
Views: 38414
Flag: England

Re: Star

reinforce the cases as a prophylactic...
by minetymenace
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 234
Views: 38414
Flag: England

Re: Star

500 to 650 doesn't sound much, but it is a 30% increase. Are you doing anything to the head/carb? What about the transmission, will it be able to handle all that additional power?
by minetymenace
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Lozenge silencer
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Flag: England

Re: Lozenge silencer

The Everlasting Lozenge is a neat topic, no dimensions as such, but if you message lathejack, some may be forthcoming.
by minetymenace
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 87
Views: 20161
Flag: England

Re: Typhoon BX60V

At your service :ok
by minetymenace
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 gear change
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Flag: England

Re: B25 gear change

Have you seen this?
by minetymenace
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B50T
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Flag: England

Re: B50T

Thanks kommando, why didn't I think of Chris P? There is a link at the top of the page!!!
by minetymenace
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B50T
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Flag: England

Re: B50T

<135 to the forum JerryT Hope someone comes up with your bits or a source, I'm sure they will but origonal indicators are almost impossible to find, but the patternones are almost indistinguishable. Would you update your location in your profile please? It helps to let everyone know roughly where in...
by minetymenace
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Anyone for cricket?
Replies: 24
Views: 3377
Flag: England

Re: Anyone for cricket?

Oops. :oops:
by minetymenace
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1000-Series 2/4-stroke Concentrics
Replies: 102
Views: 12507
Flag: England

Re: 1000-Series 2/4-stroke Concentrics

Magnetoman wrote:The satisfaction of devising a roadside fix, and the anxiety of hoping it would hold, is a typical part of the old bike riding experience which riders of modern machines are deprived of ..
Hear, hear!
by minetymenace
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: My B50SS
Replies: 36
Views: 7332
Flag: England

Re: My B50SS

Well spotted Skippy...
by minetymenace
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B50 WANTED
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Flag: England

Re: B50

<135 to the forum homebrew123, I have removed your numbers because this is a public forum and there a lot of weirdos out there!

Good luck with your hunt, as with most things there is nothing that time and money won't cure.