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by koncretekid
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 on the cheap!
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Flag: Canada

Re: B44 on the cheap!

I broke down and bought a new headlight bucket from British Cycle Supplies, and ordered an LED headlight from China (delivery to N.S. in less than 2 weeks). But, I had to rewire the bike negative ground to get it to work. No big deal as I had done all the wiring myself so just had to reverse the wir...
by koncretekid
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: "Old Smokey" A 1970 B44
Replies: 24
Views: 460
Flag: Canada

Re: "Old Smokey" A 1970 B44

Low pipe or high pipe? B50 is of course, 1-1/2" as is A65. B44 pipe can be used with 1-1/2" sleeve welded on at the head.

I used an A65 pipe on the TR25, as I had opened up the exhaust to 1-1/2". Basically, just cut and reweld.
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by koncretekid
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: "Old Smokey" A 1970 B44
Replies: 24
Views: 460
Flag: Canada

Re: "Old Smokey" A 1970 B44

I also broke thru the valve spring seat and had to re-weld it. I have a neighbor in Colorado who is a professional welder who does my aluminum welding. I have a small TIG welder in Nova Scotia (Thermal Arc 95S I think) and learned how to weld 1" by .062" wall steel tubing, but cannot do aluminum. So...
by koncretekid
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: "Old Smokey" A 1970 B44
Replies: 24
Views: 460
Flag: Canada

Re: "Old Smokey" A 1970 B44

It looks like what you are about to do is what I did on my TR25 land speed motor. Only I cut off the original flange and re-welded it back on after the angled porting.
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Tom
by koncretekid
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: WD B40 refurbishment
Replies: 16
Views: 749
Flag: Canada

Re: WD B40 refurbishment

Thanks. It's much clearer now that the water level has receded. I have 2 bikes I'm working on at the same time, but in 2 different locations. The one I posted here is the B44, but the one I have in Colorado is a B40 in a B44 frame, so it's a big help to see how others have done it, especially on a n...
by koncretekid
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: WD B40 refurbishment
Replies: 16
Views: 749
Flag: Canada

Re: WD B40 refurbishment

And I really wanted to see the right side of your bike! Especially the oil filter and muffler.
Maybe you should add some pontoons.
Tom
by koncretekid
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B40 in OIF frame issues
Replies: 27
Views: 1009
Flag: Canada

Re: B40 in OIF frame issues

Looks like a fun project. I see your motor has been converted to side points instead of distributor. Just a note that on a B40 motor that I purchased at a swap meet, it had been converted badly. Mainly, the shift shaft recess in the transmission had the threads drilled out to accommodate the later m...
by koncretekid
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: The Beast Of Minety
Replies: 419
Views: 72868
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Re: The Beast Of Minety

Looks familiar? Straight from "the world's fastest Indian?"
by koncretekid
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Fitting Allen screws to rocker box on B50.
Replies: 27
Views: 961
Flag: Canada

Re: Fitting Allen screws to rocker box on B50.

Yes, the B50 as well as B44 have head steadies, but I'm asking about that external semi-circular brace across two of the head bolts.

You must have been editing your post as I was writing this one! Question answered; thank you.

Tom
by koncretekid
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 on the cheap!
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Flag: Canada

Re: B44 on the cheap!

Well Ian, I'm pretty sure that Canada and the UK will always be good trading partners, but it seems that our leaders vs. that large country to our south may not see eye to eye! In any case, I didn't have to wait for Brexit, as my new seat arrived a couple of days ago with a bill for $30 for tax and ...
by koncretekid
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Fitting Allen screws to rocker box on B50.
Replies: 27
Views: 961
Flag: Canada

Re: Fitting Allen screws to rocker box on B50.

I guess I have never seen a real CCM, so what is the purpose of the brace that is bolted onto the two head bolts abreast of the spark plug?

Tom
by koncretekid
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Fitting Allen screws to rocker box on B50.
Replies: 27
Views: 961
Flag: Canada

Re: Fitting Allen screws to rocker box on B50.

Good point Skippy. The threads are sound and I can easily remove the head with bolts holding the rocker box so I'll save myself the cost of helicoils until I need them. It can be hard to maintain a balanced view during a restoration. Who said "perfection is the enemy of progress". That can come bac...
by koncretekid
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 on the cheap!
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Flag: Canada

Re: B44 on the cheap!

I got busy with the paint gun and added a bit of color. Just need to decide which BSA logo to use on the tank. New seat is coming from England - - hope I don't have to wait for Brexit to get it! https://i.postimg.cc/Jhttmx3L/Newly-painted-tank-on-B44.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/9QLzvK7b/new-red-paint-o...
by koncretekid
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50/T25T and TR5T frame difference - center stand
Replies: 20
Views: 684
Flag: Canada

Re: B50/T25T and TR5T frame difference - center stand

How much do the motor mounts differ? I have heard that the TR5T has a bump-out in the lower front left tube to clear the twin's primary cover. Would any other changes have to be made to fit a T500 motor? Tom P.S. Did you ever get the oil leakage problem solved on the B40? I have the same problem on ...
by koncretekid
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 87
Views: 20175
Flag: Canada

Re: Typhoon BX60V

I just noticed your substantial head steady bracket in an earlier post. Did you provide for a compression release ? Without one, starting will be more difficult. I admire your metal working skills. I am sort of a Jack-of-many trades, but master of none! So I can fabricate, weld, machine, paint, plum...
by koncretekid
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 on the cheap!
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Flag: Canada

Re: B44 on the cheap!

We had some unusually warm weather for a couple of days so I sandblasted, sanded, "Bondo'd" a TRT25 OIF steel tank I had and painted it this morning with some paint leftover from the Bridgestone 350 project. Other than a few sags in the metalflake, it came out looking very good. I'm still trying to ...
by koncretekid
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 on the cheap!
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Flag: Canada

Re: B44 on the cheap!

Double posting due to internet problems.

Tom
by koncretekid
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Little BSS cafe racer
Replies: 12
Views: 930
Flag: Canada

Re: Little BSS cafe racer

Did you get the sump spigot out to check the ball (sometimes rusted or plugged up)? I found that by tapping the hole to 6mm x1mm (someone else had posted that on this forum, thank you), I could screw in a fairly long 6mm bolt with enough threads to place a nut and a spacer (socket that is slightly l...
by koncretekid
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 on the cheap!
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Flag: Canada

Re: B44 on the cheap!

I made my own adapters because I already had the bearings for the OIF frame. But BSA Unit Singles (see above) has the proper adapters with the bearings here:

https://www.bsaunitsingles.com/item.wws ... SRMB44-OIF

They are SRM I believe, but I had thought they no longer made them.

Tom
by koncretekid
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 on the cheap!
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Flag: Canada

Re: B44 on the cheap!

I decided to go with an old school black theme so painted the triple clamps and the sliders black to match the frame. Installed the motor as well. https://i.postimg.cc/Bnd4sSjL/B44-with-OIF-forks-motor-back-wheel.jpg I also had a Weimer (sp?) front rim, probably from a BMW, which nicely spoked up th...
by koncretekid
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 on the cheap!
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Flag: Canada

Re: B44 on the cheap!

I had a nice set of OIF forks from a T or MX B50 or B25, the type with the matt as cast finish that were fitted to the B25 frame by making bushings to use the OIF tapered roller bearings: https://i.postimg.cc/X7jvDY5n/OIF-bushing-in-B44-headstock-1.jpg A close up of the top bushing/bearing shows I d...
by koncretekid
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 on the cheap!
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Flag: Canada

Re: B44 on the cheap!

The barrel of parts and one of the hubs combined to make a nice QD wheel when spoked up to a Borrani rim I had purchased years ago on ebay, because no one wanted it with holes in the shoulders for motocross work. I did not know what it would fit, but it spoked up perfectly with some old spokes I had...
by koncretekid
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 on the cheap!
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Flag: Canada

B44 on the cheap!

So I had this B44 motor that came with a bunch of parts including 2 frames, this motor plus enough to make another one (almost), a B44SS gas tank and oil tank (fiberglass), several wheels, and a barrel of miscellaneous junk (literally a barrel of parts). I had sold B44SS frame and matching cases, fr...
by koncretekid
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: WD B40 refurbishment
Replies: 16
Views: 749
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Re: WD B40 refurbishment

Thank you for the inspiration to get going on my B40 Trials:

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and to post a thread on the B44 I'm working on in N.S. this winter:

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Tom
by koncretekid
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 56
Views: 7886
Flag: Canada

Re: Starfire 441

In your post http://b50.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=8191#p78104 it shows a flat headed screw which I assume holds the fins in place. So do you remove the fins in order to place the spokes in that side, then press and attach the fins? Then to find a spare Norton front 2ls brake plate. In any case...
by koncretekid
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 56
Views: 7886
Flag: Canada

Re: Starfire 441

Very nice! Have they pressed a "beauty ring" (for lack of a better word) onto the front hub? What is(was) the front brake plateoff of? And I don't recognize the shocks - - are they upside down? Tom P.S. I've gone back in your build to see that the "beauty ring(s)" are actually fins. But it seems the...
by koncretekid
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project
Replies: 148
Views: 32427
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Re: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project

Great looking bike, great ride! I'm jealous - - I've been home in Nova Scotia for about 10 days, great riding weather, but I'm stuck helping my son, daughter-in-law, and their one-year old baby move from Toronto to Canning, N.S.(about 150 miles from my home near Yarmouth), and clean up a mess of fal...
by koncretekid
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Timing side rear wheel bearing
Replies: 3
Views: 639
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Re: Timing side rear wheel bearing

B50 MX had a spacer instead of the drive for the speedo. I picked one up from BSA Unit Singles for my Street Tracker. You could make or get one made. I can't measure it now as I'm packed up to leave CO tomorrow.
Tom
by koncretekid
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Never change the gearbox oil
Replies: 7
Views: 1003
Flag: Canada

Re: Never change the gearbox oil

As long as you're in there, look carefully at the wear on the layshaft "bull" gear, as that is the one that seems to wear the most because it is used in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, and has the fewest teeth. Frustrating because there is no real cure except to replace the whole layshaft. Of course, all the dog...
by koncretekid
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B25/TR25 Land Speed Project
Replies: 87
Views: 18662
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Re: B25/TR25 Land Speed Project

Just got back from the Bonneville Salt Flats "World of Speed" event where we set an SCTA national record of 95.168 mph. I actually made a speed of 97.xxx on the down run in mile 2, but the bike quit in the 2nd mile on the back-up run due to a clogged fuel filter. I thought I had blown the record att...
by koncretekid
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Lithium-ion battery pack
Replies: 6
Views: 1256
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Re: Lithium-ion battery pack

Interesting, but what would be the best combination to run a "total loss" system with Boyer or similar ignition? Is 11.1 volts sufficient or would 14.8 be better and would 14.8 volts harm any of the components? I also note that the charger is only rated to charge up to 13.2 volts, so would it just c...
by koncretekid
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: National bsa Rally South Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 2580
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Re: National bsa Rally South Australia

Retirement is for OLD FARTS Even worse I am yet to find a retired person who has managed to get a single bike together. Retirement is a figment of a demented imagination. I'm busier now than when I was working. Although it may not be fair to say that since I retired early at the age of 62 due to a ...
by koncretekid
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 Victor frame drawing
Replies: 9
Views: 1562
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Re: B44 Victor frame drawing

Thanks for the replies. As for the correct exhaust, I bought a new one from a reputable vendor that didn't fit my Colorado B44, so I bought a used one from BSA Unit Singles - - that fit. I've bought another one on ebay, but that didn't fit either. I have a nice new one that might be B25 high right s...
by koncretekid
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 Victor frame drawing
Replies: 9
Views: 1562
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Re: B44 Victor frame drawing

Thanks, although the "dry build" in this case would have to wait quite a while because I need a proper exhaust pipe (nearly impossible to find the correct one) as well as a muffler. So I went ahead and sand blasted and painted the frame because I was bored, and impatient -- it's only paint and I can...
by koncretekid
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 Victor frame drawing
Replies: 9
Views: 1562
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B44 Victor frame drawing

I'm building another Victor using leftover parts including a 1970 B25 frame which has the muffler mount on the wrong side for the B44 motor. I can cut that bracket off and move to the right side, but exactly where is it located dimensionally? Is it exactly the same position as the B25, or is it high...
by koncretekid
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Final Drive Sprocket
Replies: 21
Views: 2814
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Re: Final Drive Sprocket

I simply purchased a deep socket, 1-1/2" I think, cut it in half, and welded a piece of steel pipe about 2" long in the middle. It is shown here along with some other interesting tools.

download/file.php?id=8404&mode=view

Tom
by koncretekid
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 87
Views: 20175
Flag: Canada

Re: Typhoon BX60V

They look great! And it's a good idea to do the final tightening in the swingarm and front forks. As for stand, I just use an old swingarm mounted in a bench vise with the actual axle with spacers to be able to fix the position of the hub so it can't move during the tightening phase.Worst part for m...
by koncretekid
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Crankshaft experiment
Replies: 168
Views: 35308
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Re: Crankshaft experiment

Good luck with your trial run, Jack. 120 mph should be a rush in any case, especially on a 1/10th mile course! How about bringing it to Loring next month for a little extra room to go and mostly, to stop? I'll be there with some spare time, as I'm only bringing the Bridgestone, and I'm not planning ...
by koncretekid
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: 8inch front brake
Replies: 16
Views: 3609
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Re: 8inch front brake

How does using 2 clock springs change the operation of the brake? As long as the cable is free to move, not tied to the frame or the front fender (which may look nicer), it will pull equally on each brake arm - - "for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction" is a principle of physics I ...
by koncretekid
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 87
Views: 20175
Flag: Canada

Re: Typhoon BX60V

Just a heads-up about the carburetor mounting on the B50 (unless you're using Fuel injection!) - - the right rear downtube on the OEM B50 frame always fouls the carburetor unless you're using stock Amal carb with no manifold extension. You might want to fit the cylinder and head on the motor in the ...