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by Keefe
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: WANTED C15 B40 Distributor
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Flag: Great Britain

Re: WANTED C15 B40 Distributor

Just noticed this on Ebay in the UK. Not sure if they ship to you, but the Ebay number is 184355098896

Keith
by Keefe
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: Registering an historic BSA
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Registering an historic BSA

You could try contacting/speaking to the BSA owners Club as they have some good guidance on their website. To some extent it worries my as in 2006 I bought my TR5T in the UK, With a receipt from the guy, but it was a US import and had been used as a farm bike. I also have a B25SS frame that came fro...
by Keefe
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Lozenge Silencer
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Flag: Great Britain

Lozenge Silencer

Hi, I picked up a Lozenge Silencer for the B25 that I will eventually get round to putting together. It is going to need a patch welded onto the back of it, where it has rusted. I am hoping to weld it myself with assistance of friends. My question is, what gauge steel should use to repair it. Thanks
by Keefe
Fri May 29, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Where was it made?
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Where was it made?

I haven't taken the engine apart at all at the moment, but do recall that there was a fair bit of in and out movement of the kick start, so maybe a missing spacer is the problem. Are there any details available for the size of the spacer. I looked in the Rupert Ratio book and all it says about the k...
by Keefe
Thu May 28, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Where was it made?
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Where was it made?

Thanks for that. I have attached a picture that I took of the frame no just after I got the frame. It is not the greatest picture, but to me looks like it is AE03395 B25T.

Keith
by Keefe
Thu May 28, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Where was it made?
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Where was it made?

Thanks for that, I think your probably correct, now just to find out a bit more about the frame. I haven't taken it apart yet as concentrating on pulling all the cycle parts together. When I got it, the kick start that was fitted to it was incorrect, so I bought a replacement. Popped that on and it ...
by Keefe
Thu May 28, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Where was it made?
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Flag: Great Britain

Where was it made?

I'm putting together a OIF 250 using a B25FS engine no NG2867 and a B25T frame no AE3395 and was wondering the manufacturing and shipping details. I realise that all will be revealed when I apply for a dating certificate from the BSA Owners Club, but wasn't planning to do this until I am closer to f...
by Keefe
Thu May 28, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: How many OIF 250's and 500's were made
Replies: 6
Views: 369
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Re: How many OIF 250's and 500's were made

Couldn't find it in the Rupert Ratio books, but Brad Jones Incomplete Guide says that there were 10,120 250's made and 7,002 500's made.

Keith
by Keefe
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25ss fork damper unit retaing bolt washers
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Flag: Great Britain

Re: B25ss fork damper unit retaing bolt washers

Just did the same as Malc, worked fine.

Keith
by Keefe
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: "Build" me a BSA
Replies: 15
Views: 2999
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Re: "Build" me a BSA

Very nice and well done.

Keith
by Keefe
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Victor fuel tank
Replies: 7
Views: 1175
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Victor fuel tank

You could check out terryweedy.com. I’ve not used him myself for a tank, but have seen him at the Mortimer Classic Scrambles and Kempton Park autojumble. I understand that they make them themselves. Maybe others on the site here have had some dealings with him and can comment.

Keith
by Keefe
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Ccm Britain
Replies: 11
Views: 1432
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Ccm Britain

A lot of companies keep your card details and so that they can charge when they dispatch the item, rather than charge you when you order. To me that is by far the better way of working.
by Keefe
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: B50 Silencer on Ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 1063
Flag: Great Britain

B50 Silencer on Ebay

Just noticed that there is a B50 silencer on Ebay as I am aware that a few people were after one. Ref is 223886546385.

Looks a bit rough. but any port in the storm I guess.

Nothing to do with me, if I wanted one I would be after one for a B25.

Keith
by Keefe
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B40 in OIF frame issues
Replies: 35
Views: 4335
Flag: Great Britain

Re: B40 in OIF frame issues

I have measured one now, not sure if its going to be any help, but the width of it is 3.5 inches with depth of 1.5 inches excluding the but that fits on to the carb, the carbs being 626 Amal concentrics.

Keith
by Keefe
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B40 in OIF frame issues
Replies: 35
Views: 4335
Flag: Great Britain

Re: B40 in OIF frame issues

Not sure if they're still available, but i had some very small K&N air filters for my Triumph Trident. These were so small as they had to be right next to each other to fit. Maybe something like this is an option. I still have them, so can measure them.

Keith
by Keefe
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Triumph Sprinter
Replies: 2
Views: 977
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Re: Triumph Sprinter

Thanks, Keith
by Keefe
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Triumph Sprinter
Replies: 2
Views: 977
Flag: Great Britain

Triumph Sprinter

A friend of mine has just rebuilt a Sprinter using a 1959 T120 engine with a Shorrocks super charger. As is hasn't run for nearly 40 years plus the fact that he had to have some work done on the super charger, I have suggested that he try running it on twin carbs initially. My reason for posting thi...
by Keefe
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Getting out the little bearing of the layshaft
Replies: 9
Views: 2483
Flag: Great Britain

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: 226
Views: 56401
Flag: Great Britain

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: 1788
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: 1788
Flag: Great Britain

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: 1436
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: 17738
Flag: Great Britain

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: 4034
Flag: Great Britain

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: 5843
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: 5843
Flag: Great Britain

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: 8000
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: 1198
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: 1119
Flag: Great Britain

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: 2576
Flag: Great Britain

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: 863
Flag: Great Britain

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: 1720
Flag: Great Britain

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: 1720
Flag: Great Britain

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: 6495
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: 2662
Flag: Great Britain

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: 5866
Flag: Great Britain

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: 2138
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: 2138
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: 3710
Flag: Great Britain

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: 10725
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Grommets

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

Keith