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by JonH
Sun May 29, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Bearing removal tool
Replies: 21
Views: 5332
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Re: Bearing removal tool

This board is the most resourceful of any I look in on. A tip of the hat to B44R.
by JonH
Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Homepage update
Replies: 29
Views: 4835
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Re: Homepage update

Very clean look. Will all the old forum messages be transfered over or stay linked?
by JonH
Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:17 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: New EU Rules for PTI (MOT tests)
Replies: 5
Views: 1850
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Re: New EU Rules for PTI (MOT tests)

I'd support it (not) if it wasn't discriminitory to bikes. Include road-side checks to car drivers to be equal, that idea'd go nowhere.
by JonH
Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: proposal?
Replies: 13
Views: 2780
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Re: proposal?

After a time away I'm back to monitoring a number of forums, Rickards excellent site included. I'm not surprised that this affable, ammenable group has not degenerated into the nonsense seen on so many others. I say (FWTW) this group can monitor itself with minor assistance. Don't fix what ain't bro...
by JonH
Sat Jul 17, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Which tank sealant?
Replies: 16
Views: 3116
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Re: Which tank sealant?

I've used the Rand 912 supplied by Aircraft Spruce a number of years ago on reccomendation of EdV. It stopped a weeping tank after a lot of prep work in drying the glass and lasted a couple of years, a lot longer than another tank lasted without being coated. Subsequent conversation with Ed was that...
by JonH
Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:36 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Roller starter...
Replies: 41
Views: 16028
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Re: Re-sizing jpegs

JB wrote: you can download this free utility it works really well

http://www.virtualzone.de/resizer/
Thanks JB, that's a nice one.
by JonH
Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:00 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Birth Of A new B50 Roadracer
Replies: 49
Views: 14999
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BridSA? Sounds better than looks in print but I thought I'd toss it out there.
by JonH
Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Powder coating
Replies: 12
Views: 3057
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The tape and some caps and plugs are available from good industrial supply houses and there's a few manufacturers of the plugs and caps that also sell direct. Not that it does you much good but here's some examples. Tape: http://www.mcmaster.com/ and search on heat tape. Plugs 'n caps: http://www.ar...
by JonH
Sun Feb 25, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Powder coating
Replies: 12
Views: 3057
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You'll save a lot of money and know it was done right if you mask the frame yourself. Use 400°F (204°C?) silicone caps, plugs and heat treat tape to withstand the baking. You will want to plug mounting holes as powder can be thick enough to make re-assembly painful as it chips away while trying to g...
by JonH
Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:08 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: loose tappet made spacer washer to fit
Replies: 5
Views: 1862
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Ed supplied caps with some valves I got from him for a B50 build. If I remember, .125 thick. I questioned the loose fit to the stem but, per his assurances, nothing bad happened. He carries the pushrods as well and is a good guy to do business with.
by JonH
Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:28 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Stans Flattracker
Replies: 28
Views: 10455
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Wire to wire and never threatened. Nice. That kind of run can be pretty discouraging to everyone else.
by JonH
Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New Book
Replies: 17
Views: 4675
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Thanks for the efforts, Brad. Post the details here as available, you're preaching to the choir.
by JonH
Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:41 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1000 Series Amals of any use on B44/B50s?
Replies: 10
Views: 3524
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Thanks guys, I appreciate the follow-up. It came out of the cleaner very nicely and the slide bore's round within a thou (I couldn't believe it either) but if anything happens it'll be winter. Summer is too much fun for the garage. Boats 'n bikes, bikes 'n boats, what do I play with today, oh yeah, ...
by JonH
Thu Jul 20, 2006 11:45 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: RFI, Digital TV & Classic Motorbikes
Replies: 5
Views: 1765
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Re: RFI, Digital TV & Classic Motorbikes

Great quality s@#t on loads of channels. I believe Mr. Springsteen, the one with the band not the bike racer, put it best a few years ago when he wrote"Fiftyseven channels and nothin' on". What's your ignition system? On another board LD Bennett has written for years about the inability of B50s to ...
by JonH
Thu Jul 20, 2006 11:41 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Flamboyant Red
Replies: 6
Views: 5530
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OK, I'll drop the Bozo from favorites. Your paint supply house may be able to use the PPG reference to the Ford color: M5681A, at least for comparison.
by JonH
Thu Jul 20, 2006 1:46 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Flamboyant Red
Replies: 6
Views: 5530
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My understanding is that the factory finish was over a silver base. Like you, many people over the years have commented on liking a redo in the gold as it's "warmer". In this country I think what your referring to is Guards Red which is pretty bright but light in comparison to Flamboyant. Not that i...
by JonH
Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:49 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1000 Series Amals of any use on B44/B50s?
Replies: 10
Views: 3524
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:smile: , thanks for the chuckle Stan, as Shakespeare put it Brevity is the soul of wit.
by JonH
Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:19 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1000 Series Amals of any use on B44/B50s?
Replies: 10
Views: 3524
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1000 Series Amals of any use on B44/B50s?

The son while out scrounging for his new apartment last weekend brought home for me a right handed 1036 with no configuration number (go figure...goes out for a cheap used couch, comes home with cheaper used carb). It's not horrible and it's soaking in a can of carb cleaner. It shows a beveled spray...
by JonH
Fri Jun 30, 2006 1:00 am
Forum: News
Topic: UK Forum Members Meeting 2006
Replies: 69
Views: 27689
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Hi Guys- I tried to shoot a few bucks over the water for a round but it didn't work out. Put it on my tab, I'll cover it and another next year. Have fun!
by JonH
Fri May 26, 2006 9:54 pm
Forum: P92 Tech
Topic: BSA B50/P92 Drawings
Replies: 45
Views: 26256
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Whew Mike, that's a lot of information. I see many evenings poring over the details. Thanks for the effort.

j
by JonH
Wed May 10, 2006 10:39 am
Forum: P92 Tech
Topic: BSA B50/P92 Drawings
Replies: 45
Views: 26256
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One CD, please.

Jon
by JonH
Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:31 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Tyre disposal in UK
Replies: 5
Views: 1850
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Pardon the colonial ignorance but Minetys' noting VAT on throwing away caught my eye. I thought of VAT as a tax to the end user for all the manufacturing transactions. In this case an importer buying the raw stock, selling to the molder who sells to the distributor who sells it to the retailer endin...
by JonH
Thu Apr 13, 2006 11:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 2 new pages
Replies: 6
Views: 1984
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The gorillas at work have been known to strip the base the helicoils thread into . After all, it's a SS helicoil into an aluminum casting, or so the excuse goes. Also, if the tap is cocked on entry, the resulting threads turn a locking helicoil into non-locking, leaving one with thousands of helicoi...
by JonH
Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:26 am
Forum: News
Topic: BSA B50 Flattracker
Replies: 6
Views: 2328
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Nice. Is that still the modified GPZ swingarm? Looks different for some reason.
by JonH
Sat Mar 04, 2006 12:04 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Rear wheel HP
Replies: 41
Views: 18704
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Pretty good! What variable do I change to get 100hp? Easier to do than changing a rear tire for a measly 4 more! :lol:
by JonH
Sat Feb 18, 2006 12:37 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Intro.......a b50 Dragbike??!?
Replies: 28
Views: 12173
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I'm on Eastern LI. Not much to add, except to ask where do you run? Wifes' old high school friend has an uncle that owned Englishtown / Raceway Park in the '60s. The last track on LI shut down last year. Someone built senior only condos next to it. Surprise!...they complained about the noise. We're ...
by JonH
Sat Feb 11, 2006 5:02 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: B50 T-Shirts
Replies: 15
Views: 5384
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Got it, thanks. Pretty cool and things always look better in the morning.
by JonH
Sat Feb 11, 2006 2:23 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: B50 T-Shirts
Replies: 15
Views: 5384
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Ledsen , Jag er så förvirrat.

I'll work on it tomorrow as it's not making any sense tonight.

j
by JonH
Sat Feb 11, 2006 12:08 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: B50 T-Shirts
Replies: 15
Views: 5384
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Is that the B50 CD you're refering to Rickard? If so, I missed it.
by JonH
Sat Feb 04, 2006 1:13 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Spring time
Replies: 12
Views: 3636
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In re-reading, that may have come out wrong. Nothing personal Gunnag, I've never tried a hydraulic or otherwise modern clutch so I may not know what I'm missing.

j
by JonH
Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:58 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Spring time
Replies: 12
Views: 3636
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I got some springs from Ed a few years ago. My surgically resected left hand consists of a functioning index, a middle numb on the outside, a ring finger that's there but numb with zero strength and no pinkey. The pull seemed OK. Maybe I was just pushing the rehab. Try adjusting the clutch?
by JonH
Fri Dec 23, 2005 12:27 am
Forum: News
Topic: UK Forum Members Meeting 2006
Replies: 69
Views: 27689
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I suppose this is directed at Rickard as the rest of you miscreants would abscond to the farthest reaches of the Empire with a free farthing. How do I get a Yank dollar or two to you for a round at this years' meet? I have so enjoyed all of this I feel it's a duty. From the ridiculous (the MX jump i...
by JonH
Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:10 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Bad brakes?
Replies: 2
Views: 1494
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MORE LOCTITE!
by JonH
Wed Nov 23, 2005 12:43 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Hey Ed V
Replies: 4
Views: 1973
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Thanks Stan...
by JonH
Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:07 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Engine Temprature
Replies: 18
Views: 5688
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Not with this crowd, lol. Ed suggested 518 to me a couple of years ago and I have yet to be disappointed in using it. Industrial supply houses usually offer a temperature recording crayon, very handy stuff with different ranges up to 2000° (!) F.
by JonH
Sat Nov 12, 2005 2:11 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Minety's head job
Replies: 58
Views: 26093
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Sweet, and no more uglyness on the sparkplug side of the exhaust. Was that erosion from exhaust gases in the previous photo or a casting flaw? It was too clean to tell. Is that lowering the roof of the intake after the guide that I see? It looks welded in and cut back. For a straighter shot and bett...
by JonH
Sat Oct 29, 2005 2:06 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Head gaskets
Replies: 12
Views: 3389
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Tried a composite head gasket and Total Seal rings on a new piston and routine valve job last year on a B55 build, 5% leakdown on a new engine. As good as that was for just some guy in a garage, I think it would be better after breakin but it was bought out from under me.
by JonH
Sat Oct 29, 2005 1:38 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Minety's head job
Replies: 58
Views: 26093
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...able to set off car alarms is a nobel target Well done Rickard and go for it Minety. There is nothing wrong with taking tuning tips from barmaids. Do what works then tell her she's a brilliant tuner and accept the rewards. Mark- I and others are awaiting the next installment. I'll go with Chobbl...
by JonH
Fri Oct 14, 2005 9:54 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Gasket Sets
Replies: 11
Views: 3948
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Interesting, Mark. I have at least one teardown coming this winter. Do you recommend a particular brand and do you carry them? Steve's stuff was the first I've seen on this side that wasn't some awful miscut paper junk that needed a punch taken to it to line up the holes before use.
by JonH
Thu Oct 13, 2005 11:15 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Gasket Sets
Replies: 11
Views: 3948
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Seconded. Steve's a unit single nutter and his gaskets are good stuff, dimensionally accurate and clean edges from sharp dies. You might also take a look at EdVs gaskets. Some of the gaskets that one seems to throw away too often such as primary are sandwiched on an aluminum core for re-use. Haven't...