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by oifman
Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Suppliers and New Products
Topic: Rev counter kits
Replies: 11
Views: 5957

Re: Rev counter kits

I fitted an electronic Smiths rev counter to my B50T a few months ago- hasn't fallen apart yet and simply runs from the coil (ie no cable or gearbox required).
Here's the link:
http://www.puca.co/tech.html
by oifman
Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: sealing header pipe at head
Replies: 36
Views: 15103

Re: sealing header pipe at head

Just thought I'd add my own procedure for curing this problem: On my machine there is quite a gap between the cylinder head and the exhaust pipe- about 0.75mm- so just using fire cement doesn't last more than a couple of miles before it's blown out. So, I decided the split the problem in two- 1) mec...
by oifman
Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Cylinder Head fin- to straighen or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 1636

Re: Cylinder Head fin- to straighen or not?

Thanks to everyone who responded..... some very sound advise. I'll post the results when done!
by oifman
Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Cylinder Head fin- to straighen or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 1636

Cylinder Head fin- to straighen or not?

The top cylinder head fin on the TR5T I'm working on has had a bash in the past and I'd like to straighten it- does anyone know if it's possible to do this safely- and how? The fin isn't cracked (ie it sounds Ok when you 'ping' it). Or should I just leave well alone and worry about something else? h...
by oifman
Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: exhaust pipes
Replies: 9
Views: 2352

Re: exhaust pipes

Not really answering the original question but I thought the following may be of use regarding the B50 exhaust pipe. During rebuild of my 72 B50T , the exhaust pipe was less than perfect so having been disappointed by the pattern ones sold (ie they don't fit with the standard silencer), I decided to...
by oifman
Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Center Stand
Replies: 59
Views: 17655

Re: B50 Center Stand

No Problem- my next project is to see if I can fit a B50 type silencer to the TR5T- I see it has been done in the past (image attached- the interesting bit is hidden though) but I'm blowed if I can see how (except maybe by cutting a chunk out of the swinging arm... not recommended I think).
by oifman
Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Center Stand
Replies: 59
Views: 17655

Re: B50 Center Stand

Whilst Richard is understandably busy recovering after 'Sandy', I thought I'd post my recipe for fitting a B50 type centre stand to the TR5T- I know this is slightly off topic but the stand did come off my B50 so I think it's fair game.
by oifman
Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Daylight running light
Replies: 4
Views: 2244

Daylight running light

Just thought I'd share my daylight running light project with the group. I decided that an LED daylight running light was required to give visibility and not drain the battery. But where to mount it? In the end, since I never use the bike during darkness, I decided to modify an old main bulb as foll...
by oifman
Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Suppliers and New Products
Topic: Monza Type Petrol Cap Seals
Replies: 2
Views: 2498

Monza Type Petrol Cap Seals

Had some problem in tracking down a supplier for these seals so thought I'd just post this source in case anyone else has problems: Quote: Hi yes we normally stock these they are £2.52 + postage Regards Chris Kinsey Spares department AJS Motorcycles Flint Farm Goodworth Clatford Andover Hampshire SP...
by oifman
Mon May 14, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Suppliers and New Products
Topic: New Ignition
Replies: 13
Views: 5858

Re: New Ignition

Sorry not to have followed up earlier. No, rotating the pickupwill not help- you'll still need the extra hole. looks to be working well on the road and starting (cold) is now down to first or second kick. Very happy with it.
by oifman
Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Suppliers and New Products
Topic: New Ignition
Replies: 13
Views: 5858

Re: New Ignition

Just installed one of these units so thought I'd post my findings etc in the absence of anyone else already having done so: Mainly choose this unit for ease of fitting- as I'm not intending to run without battery, I can dispense with the capacitor and hey presto, the control box just fits snuggly in...
by oifman
Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Coil for Electronic ignition
Replies: 2
Views: 1171

Re: Coil for Electronic ignition

Hi cosmikdebriis- I'm also thinking of fitting the Wassell electronic ignition and wondered how you'd got on with it? Did it come with any documentation regarding the advance degrees etc? I can't see any technical info on this unit anywhere on the web. Thanks
by oifman
Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: CRAVEN luggage rack
Replies: 22
Views: 5406

Re: CRAVEN luggage rack

I've attached a couple of images of a B50 fitted with a craven luagae rack and top box from 1981! I hope this helps.
by oifman
Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Primary Chaincase Covers
Replies: 3
Views: 1292

Re: Primary Chaincase Covers

Thanks for the swift replies- I've just checked my '72 model B50T and it has a rear angled breather (like the 71-2025 part currently on ebay) but the '72 spares book book quotes the 71-2932 and the '71 book, 71-2025..... hence my confusion! If the only difference is the breather pipe exit angle then...
by oifman
Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Primary Chaincase Covers
Replies: 3
Views: 1292

Primary Chaincase Covers

Does anyone know the physical difference between the '71 model chaincase (71-2025) and the '72 model primary chaincase (71-2932)? Thanks