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by Keefe
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Getting out the little bearing of the layshaft
Replies: 9
Views: 998
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Re: Getting out the little bearing of the layshaft

Nice one, I've heard that this is how you do it, but as of yet, fortunately haven't needed too.

But it's nice see see it in pictures.

Keith
by Keefe
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 1978 CCM Replica Build
Replies: 223
Views: 36943
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Re: 1978 CCM Replica Build

Looking nice.

Regards
by Keefe
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Tube Size
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Tube Size

Thanks guys. I contacted the supplier and they apologised and are sending me the correct one.

The 40 year old one that i took out still looks good, even the puncture repair that i did looks okay, but that would have been asking for problems and i'm not that much of a cheapskate, lol.

Keith
by Keefe
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Tube Size
Replies: 4
Views: 720
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Tube Size

I ordered a new tube for my rear tire which is 400-18. Unfortunately, the tube delivered is 325/350-18. Is this close enough in size to use, or should i be getting a replacement from the company?

Keith
by Keefe
Tue May 28, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 Fleetstar
Replies: 2
Views: 591
Flag: Great Britain

B25 Fleetstar

I have a 1972 Fleetstar engine that I am planning to put in a B50 rolling chassis, although that's a project still to happen as it currently has a Triumph 350 engine in it, but that's another story. I was just reading the Rupert Ratio Volume 3 book and noticed that it said that it used the B50 inner...
by Keefe
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: In search of reliable B25 oil pressure.
Replies: 74
Views: 12066
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Re: In search of reliable B25 oil pressure.

Local college's running milling and turning courses seem to be very much a rarity nowadays. I just wish there was one near me.

I would definitely enroll on the course if it was me.

Good luck with it.

Keith
by Keefe
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Prop stand and sump plate
Replies: 13
Views: 2085
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Re: Prop stand and sump plate

Saw this on Ebay, not sure if it's original or not?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Side-Stand-T ... :rk:6:pf:0

Keith
by Keefe
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50s and modern fuel
Replies: 28
Views: 3581
Flag: Great Britain

Re: B50s and modern fuel

Quick question, is there any difference between Castrol Valvemaster Plus and Classic Valvemaster plus, as they look exactly the same to me?

Keith
by Keefe
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50s and modern fuel
Replies: 28
Views: 3581
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Re: B50s and modern fuel

Have to agree, thanks for that info. I reckon that I will use the Esso super unleaded in all of my bikes in future.

Thanks, Keith
by Keefe
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: From Bzero to B50
Replies: 27
Views: 4920
Flag: Great Britain

Re: From Bzero to B50

Looking good.

Keith
by Keefe
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: Mortimer Classic Scramble
Replies: 1
Views: 669
Flag: Great Britain

Mortimer Classic Scramble

Had a really good day at the Mortimer Classic Scramble, near Reading yesterday. Lots of B50's, 441's and few 250's plus various classic British bikes and other classics. All in all a really good event. Was just wondering anyone from ever went here.

Keith
by Keefe
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Frame modifications
Replies: 2
Views: 796
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Re: Frame modifications

I did this, nearly 40 years ago. Had to cut off the left hand front engine bracket and replace it. Had to pummel the bottom frame tube on the clutch side towards the back of the engine. If you have one, I had to cut off the chain oiler at the back of the clutch cover and reshape it. I was young when...
by Keefe
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 20" front tyre (in UK)
Replies: 11
Views: 1832
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Re: 20" front tyre (in UK)

Unfortunately I think that Mitas have stopped making their 20 tyres, that's what I saw on last year on Ebay and they aren't listed on the Mitas web site.

Keith
by Keefe
Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 Kick Starter
Replies: 1
Views: 641
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B25 Kick Starter

I have a 1971 fleet Star engine that I asked about the cotter pin previously. On inspection I found that the problem was actually the wrong kick starter. I have no purchased the correct kick starter? but find that when it is fitted, the cotter pin almost goes through it correctly, but when it is the...
by Keefe
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 Kick Start Cotter Pin
Replies: 6
Views: 1286
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Re: B25 Kick Start Cotter Pin

I have brought items from Mark before, so that's no issue. 1 question though, the database here lists 02-2579 and 57-4357, I was wondering what the difference is as I understand that 02-2579 is 3/8", but haven't got a measurement for the other 1?

Keith
by Keefe
Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 Kick Start Cotter Pin
Replies: 6
Views: 1286
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B25 Kick Start Cotter Pin

Hi, I bought a B25 engine last year but haven't had a chance to do anything with it until now. I noticed that the kick start was loose and had a bolt in position rather than a cotter pin. I purchased what was meant to be a cotter pin for the kick start, but it seems to small. I measured it with a mi...
by Keefe
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Competition Owners registry
Replies: 23
Views: 4358
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Competition Owners registry

The register is only for complete bikes as I understand it, it might be an idea if there was another register for incomplete bikes. For example, getting on for 40 years ao I built a Tribsa using a B50 frame which I bought and a Triumph 3TA engine. I still have the bike and hopefully at some stage wi...
by Keefe
Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Happy Birthday Midgie!
Replies: 7
Views: 1729
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Re: Happy Birthday Midgie!

Happy, 60th.

Keith
by Keefe
Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: TR5T seat wanted - any condition
Replies: 25
Views: 4650
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Re: TR5T seat wanted - any condition

It would be great if someone made the covers the same as the originals, but that's never going to happen. I have one with the original repaired base but pattern cover and one of the new pattern ones for my TR5T. I suppose one of the items that I was pleased to get hold of were the all the front indi...
by Keefe
Fri May 13, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: 60-4001headlight switch
Replies: 11
Views: 1412
Flag: Great Britain

Re: 60-4001headlight switch

I recall reading somewhere that these were the same as a Y*maha switch less the Triumph bit, but can't remember where i read it or which Y*maha.

Keith
by Keefe
Wed May 11, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: 60-4001headlight switch
Replies: 11
Views: 1412
Flag: Great Britain

Re: 60-4001headlight switch

There's 1 on Ebay at the moment re-manufactured, starting at £105. They are quite rare now. I bought my one from Triumph Twin Spares a number of years ago. you could try him as well.

Regards, Keith
by Keefe
Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 MX - air box set up
Replies: 23
Views: 2722
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Re: B50 MX - air box set up

Not sure if this is what you are after, but there's a B50 MX on Ebay with some pictures that may help.

Try this link.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BSA-B50-B-50- ... SwuYVWmSFM

Keith
by Keefe
Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Grommets
Replies: 48
Views: 7595
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Re: Grommets

Hi Chris, are you planning to do the same for the Adventurer as well, or is it too smaller market?

Keith
by Keefe
Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: This Forum
Topic: another newbie!
Replies: 5
Views: 1573
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Re: another newbie!

Welcome aboard.

Keith
by Keefe
Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: My B50SS project
Replies: 121
Views: 23011
Flag: Great Britain

Re: My B50SS project

Looking nice.

Keith
by Keefe
Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: 20" tyre
Replies: 13
Views: 2165
Flag: Great Britain

Re: 20" tyre

This available on Ebay, not sure if it this is what you want, "3.00-20 Mitas H-02 64Q (Universal). I've not tried it, but was thinking about getting one.

Keith
by Keefe
Sat Jun 06, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Mitas tyres
Replies: 29
Views: 5394
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Mitas tyres

Apparently they do a 20 inch front tyre, fair bit cheaper than Avon'speedmaster.
by Keefe
Fri May 23, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Looking for NVT schematic drawings or pics
Replies: 10
Views: 2060
Flag: Great Britain

Just in case any is interested, I think that this B50 or another one like it, mounted in an isolastic frame is currently in the Sammy Miller Motorcycle museum.

Keith
by Keefe
Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: UK registration numbers
Replies: 13
Views: 2805
Flag: Great Britain

I'm pretty sure I saw an advert in one of the classic bikes mags for someone other than the BSAOC being able to do the verification for BSA's.

I'll see if I can find the ad.

Keith
by Keefe
Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:20 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Speedometer - speedo drive unit
Replies: 8
Views: 3417
Flag: Great Britain

The Triumph Adventurer TR5T also uses the 21/10 speedo drive, in fact I bought one from Richard Hacker Motorcycles just last year. Wasn't the same part number as specified in the parts book, but hole size was correct, hopefully soon, I'll know that it works okay. He charged me the same price as the ...
by Keefe
Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Powder coating
Replies: 12
Views: 2539
Flag: Great Britain

When I had my Triumph Adventurer plastic coated last year, I found that a Triumph rocker box cap had the same thread, and used that. Not sure which model it was from, but was probably a 350 or 500 cc Triumph.

Regards, Keith
by Keefe
Sun Feb 26, 2006 7:49 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Fork Stanchions
Replies: 1
Views: 992
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Fork Stanchions

Can someone tell me the difference between the fork stanchions from the 1971/1972 B50 and the 1973 B50MX, other than the two identifier rings at the top of them.

Thanks, Keith
by Keefe
Sun Jan 29, 2006 7:46 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Threads
Replies: 2
Views: 1091
Flag: Great Britain

Thanks
by Keefe
Sat Jan 28, 2006 11:35 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Threads
Replies: 2
Views: 1091
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Threads

I've just got a tap and die set, but I'm a bit puzzled over it. It's a mixture of BSW, Whitworth and SAE (NF), which I have no idea about. Is this SAE (NF) really UNF.

Just as an example the 1/4 inch NF has 28 tpi, is this the same as 1/4 inch UNF?

Your comments would be appreciated.

Keith
by Keefe
Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:04 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Bad brakes?
Replies: 2
Views: 1255
Flag: Great Britain

Ouch
by Keefe
Sun Dec 04, 2005 9:02 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Oil System Mod
Replies: 8
Views: 2484
Flag: Great Britain

That certainly was hammered somewhat. As you suggest, mine wasn't as bad as that, mind you I got rid of the bulge for my rear chain oiler, which takes up less room.

I did have to fit a different right hand bracket.

Will try to take a few piccies soon.
by Keefe
Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: B50's close cousin
Replies: 0
Views: 1085
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B50's close cousin

Just recently saw a web site in the USA which it may well be posting a link to on here. Like the title says, it's the B50's cousin, the Triumph TR5T and the website is www.tr5t.net. It's got a long way to go before it's even comparable to this site, if it ever will be, but hey it's got a link here. ...
by Keefe
Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:26 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Oil System Mod
Replies: 8
Views: 2484
Flag: Great Britain

It's 20 years ago, but as I recall I had to cut off the right hand front bracket, this was replaced with a not very nice peiece of steel. The left hand side of the frame where the chain case is had to be pummled somewhat, I was inexperienced mechanically at the time, but it worked. Other than that, ...
by Keefe
Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:36 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Oil System Mod
Replies: 8
Views: 2484
Flag: Great Britain

Oil System Mod

I was reading a letter in the December issue of Classic Bike Guide titled "Tight Squeeze" where the writer is talking about fitting a Triumph 3TA engine into a B50 frame. He asked the question as to whether there was a definative answer to whether to make the mod or whether to leave it original. Thi...
by Keefe
Thu Oct 13, 2005 8:01 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Gasket Sets
Replies: 11
Views: 3334
Flag: Great Britain

Gasket Sets

Just found this guy on Ebay selling gasket sets. See ths link http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Carbon-Fiber-NB-rubber-HD-BSA-B44-or-B50-gasket-kit_W0QQitemZ4581055863QQcategoryZ35618QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem Does anyone know anything about them whether they're anygood. I'd apprecuate some comments even if I only ha...