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by skippy
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Fork tubes
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Flag: Australia

Re: Fork tubes

You just add thicker oil in the digger one. :thumb :ban
by skippy
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Fork tubes
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Flag: Australia

Re: Fork tubes

I bought mine from Brit spares in New Zealand but the inside diameter of one was a little smaller than the other one, buy not enough to stop them working.
by skippy
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: It sparks
Replies: 203
Views: 51184
Flag: Australia

Re: It sparks

You've done it again :thumb <214 <216
by skippy
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Spacer tube for tank fixing
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Flag: Australia

Re: Spacer tube for tank fixing

I have a bolt, a tube that goes over the bolt, then a washer, the rubber and another washer, then the nut. None of these items are genuine bsa parts.
by skippy
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B40 in OIF frame issues
Replies: 27
Views: 1049
Flag: Australia

Re: B40 in OIF frame issues

Nicely done. :thumb
by skippy
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: The Beast Of Minety
Replies: 419
Views: 73166
Flag: Australia

Re: The Beast Of Minety

You could start a bike B&B. <216 <216
by skippy
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Fitting Allen screws to rocker box on B50.
Replies: 27
Views: 1004
Flag: Australia

Re: Fitting Allen screws to rocker box on B50.

How many times do people take off the tappitt cover in there lives? How hard do you need to torque down it down?
My primary cover comes off more often and its not helicoiled. For those of us how don't ride 1000s of Km a year is it worth helicoiling the head. If you do strip a thread then do it.
by skippy
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Connecting Rod Big End bearing too wide? Negative clearance present
Replies: 12
Views: 916
Flag: Australia

Re: Connecting Rod Big End bearing too wide? Negative clearance present

I had binding on my B50 after the crank had been apart and it turned out to be the torque figure I gave my mechanic was wrong a bit more torque on the crank nuts and all was well.
by skippy
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 234
Views: 38640
Flag: Australia

Re: Star

Will it change the starting technique with the extra compression resistance created by the increase of capacity?
by skippy
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 enduro, frame differences?
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Flag: Australia

Re: B44 enduro, frame differences?

One of these days I will try to post the black & white photos of that bike and maybe the others from the good ol' days. It really was a better time. If you have a mobile phone (cell phone) with a camera you can take a photo of you old photos and post them that way or you can do it with a digital ca...
by skippy
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Electric Start
Replies: 631
Views: 124652
Flag: Australia

Re: Electric Start

Is it the hose or the slave cylinder causing the problem. The hose is easy to replace but the slave cylinder could be difficult. What break fluid are you using in it?
by skippy
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: WD B40 refurbishment
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Flag: Australia

Re: WD B40 refurbishment

you have done a good job on it, patience and persistence has paid off. :thumb
by skippy
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: My B50SS
Replies: 36
Views: 7396
Flag: Australia

Re: My B50SS

I don't know if I would strap an electronic ignition module to a regulator heat sink.
by skippy
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Different gas cap in 1974?
Replies: 18
Views: 1635
Flag: Australia

Re: Different gas cap in 1974?

I got a pay pal refund for the gasket i ordered and no other correspondence.
by skippy
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 oil filter on B50
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Flag: Australia

Re: B25 oil filter on B50

I've got a norton spin on filter on my B50
by skippy
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Oil use by date
Replies: 13
Views: 1435
Flag: Australia

Re: Oil use by date

I have had oil in engines for years and never had a problem. I had a 44 gallon drum of oil for 8 years that i used to change the oil in my jackaroo with.
by skippy
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Different gas cap in 1974?
Replies: 18
Views: 1635
Flag: Australia

Re: Different gas cap in 1974?

Britgaskets make some really good stuff. Check out their primary drive gaskets. Their website is under construction, today (08OCT19) this link may be better for BSA stuff, and this one for their gasket home page. These links could change once the site is sorted, or it maybe that the standard link w...
by skippy
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: The family is growing...
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Flag: Australia

Re: The family is growing...

Looks good and we will be waiting to see the race results
by skippy
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 electrical box have I ruined the coil?
Replies: 6
Views: 1091
Flag: Australia

Re: B50 electrical box have I ruined the coil?

I take it that you replaced the fuse and then tried to start the bike. If this is the case then do you have a spark at the plug?
Check the wiring around the condenser. Can you use a multi meter?
by skippy
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: OIF T25T/B25 oil feed from rear of frame?
Replies: 6
Views: 1368
Flag: Australia

Re: OIF T25T/B25 oil feed from rear of frame?

The part i used to fit the thread comes from a mig welder but i can't remember the exact part.
If i can find it i will post it
by skippy
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: fuel membrane
Replies: 0
Views: 681
Flag: Australia

fuel membrane

I am looking for a flexible membrane for a Holly fuel pressure regulator. It must be flexible and thin.
by skippy
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Annoying Loose Lucas Indicators
Replies: 7
Views: 1162
Flag: Australia

Re: Annoying Loose Lucas Indicators

Glue for the light and spring washer for the headlight mounting.
by skippy
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Anyone for cricket?
Replies: 24
Views: 3388
Flag: Australia

Re: Anyone for cricket?

You can drink it for me I have given it up. <219
by skippy
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Anyone for cricket?
Replies: 24
Views: 3388
Flag: Australia

Re: Anyone for cricket?

I would like to thank the English for not adopting bodyline In the last 2 tests and sorry about not being able to take the ashes back.
by skippy
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Lithium-ion battery pack
Replies: 6
Views: 1269
Flag: Australia

Re: Lithium-ion battery pack

Look at the specs of the BMS as it should control the charging of the batteries. The lithium battery I have just says to use a charger of 14.4V the BMS does the rest.
by skippy
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project
Replies: 148
Views: 32621
Flag: Australia

Re: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project

madsundaysurvivor wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:05 am
If you use reed valve in crankcase breather ,possibly its function will be canceled when using free breather in rocker cap.
I will say definitely.
by skippy
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM
Replies: 81
Views: 20831
Flag: Australia

Re: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM

Well done you are to modest.
by skippy
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: National bsa Rally South Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 2611
Flag: Australia

Re: National bsa Rally South Australia

There's always something to do, retired or not, because if there is not, you just die. And yes I put the B50 together after I retired Oh and we have met main times. I am working on getting to the national rally. <216 <216
by skippy
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Correct length for B25SS tank center bolt.
Replies: 7
Views: 1149
Flag: Australia

Re: Correct length for B25SS tank center bolt.

That's got to be easier than the telescopic magnet through the tank hole trick.
by skippy
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Correct length for B25SS tank center bolt.
Replies: 7
Views: 1149
Flag: Australia

Re: Correct length for B25SS tank center bolt.

yeah What wedge <201 :roll:
by skippy
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Final Drive Sprocket
Replies: 21
Views: 2846
Flag: Australia

Re: Final Drive Sprocket

I have replaced the bush and primary seal and i still have a chain oiler.
by skippy
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Correct length for B25SS tank center bolt.
Replies: 7
Views: 1149
Flag: Australia

Re: Correct length for B25SS tank center bolt.

I used a coach bolt for the B50.
by skippy
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: ongoing problem/headlight wire
Replies: 20
Views: 2746
Flag: Australia

Re: ongoing problem/headlight wire

At least the alignment looks good.
by skippy
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: National bsa Rally South Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 2611
Flag: Australia

National bsa Rally South Australia

Anybody going to the National Rally at Hahndorf in October
by skippy
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Final Drive Sprocket
Replies: 21
Views: 2846
Flag: Australia

Re: Final Drive Sprocket

Locks like no one has one apart.
To add to what I did, to get a good grip, I ground the socket end flat as it has some rounding on it. That nut is very thin.
by skippy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Misfiring while driving. Starts and idles Okay
Replies: 14
Views: 1911
Flag: Australia

Re: Misfiring while driving. Starts and idles Okay

I should add using a timing light will tell you if you are getting a spark or not. the old ones that went in series are the best. BUT they don't account for a faulty spark plug.
by skippy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Final Drive Sprocket
Replies: 21
Views: 2846
Flag: Australia

Re: Final Drive Sprocket

I got a cheap truck wheel spanner and cut the end off about 1 1/4" long and welded a larger spark plug socket on to that and it works fine.
by skippy
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Misfiring while driving. Starts and idles Okay
Replies: 14
Views: 1911
Flag: Australia

Re: Misfiring while driving. Starts and idles Okay

I would go for an open cct somewhere. I have a green light in my headlamp which i connected to the power supply at the electronic ignition. It was connected to the power side of the coil before and is handy to know when power is going to the ignition system and if the ignition is on or off. I would ...
by skippy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Anyone for cricket?
Replies: 24
Views: 3388
Flag: Australia

Re: Anyone for cricket?

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