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by Rookster
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project
Replies: 148
Views: 31376
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Re: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project

I went for a nice fall ride today. Leydecker Road in West Seneca, NY is a short curvy road that has a beautiful view of the gorge and 9 curves in under a mile. Then I got lost in Elma and East Aurora for about 2 hours. It was a great afternoon. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48939387061_f8d2af0...
by Rookster
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project
Replies: 148
Views: 31376
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Re: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project

I added a kill switch. It is a normally open switch. When pressed it earths the coil which stops it firing.

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by Rookster
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project
Replies: 148
Views: 31376
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Re: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project

No reed valve on the primary breather. It has the original bell shaped breather filter on it.

Scott
by Rookster
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project
Replies: 148
Views: 31376
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Re: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project

The breather filter arrived today. Here is a pic of the end of the breather hose from the rocker cap. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48521468772_d434ca51cb_o_d.jpg The top end breather just gives the air another path out rather than swirling around the rocker area and having to travel back down...
by Rookster
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project
Replies: 148
Views: 31376
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Re: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project

The hose runs up to the front downtube then it follows the frame down under the engine and ends down by the kickstand spring. I have a little breather filter on order for the end of the hose. Both the rocker cap breather and primary breather push quite a bit of air out of them. I was surprised how m...
by Rookster
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project
Replies: 148
Views: 31376
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Re: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project

The bike runs great and the gearbox is shifting very nice. I've got some oil leaks coming from the rocker cover area. I changed the rocker spindle o-rings and re-torqued the cover. The center bolts that hold the compression release bracket and head steady had loosened. So I put some blue loctite and...
by Rookster
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project
Replies: 148
Views: 31376
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Re: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project

I got impatient waiting for the 3000 grit Trizact paper to show up so I just decided to cut and polish after 2000 grit. I was happy with the finish so I added the pinstripes. I used 1 Shot enamel in Fire Red. I want to wait for the stripes to really harden up before I apply the BSA decal. https://li...
by Rookster
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 85
Views: 17905
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Re: Typhoon BX60V

I have a very similar stand and it is more of a balance stand. When truing the wheel you might want to hold the axle solid and spin the wheel on the wheel bearings. That takes any play or wobble of the axle, locators or bearings out of the equation. Great build. I look forward to your updates. Scott
by Rookster
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project
Replies: 148
Views: 31376
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Re: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project

The Gearbox and Primary have been put back together for some time but I haven't been able to test ride the bike yet this year. The reason is the gas tank has been off since winter. I decided I wanted it painted in the original black with red pinstripe scheme. I have had terrible luck with painters o...
by Rookster
Sun May 26, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project
Replies: 148
Views: 31376
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Re: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project

A small job. The Progressive rear shocks are a bit larger than the originals and the brake rod was rubbing on the shock. I had a new pivot turned up 1/4" longer. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40888499093_af72e8609a_o_d.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47937783366_5fd95e46c6_o_d.jpg Scott
by Rookster
Thu May 09, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Dodgy clutch springs?
Replies: 2
Views: 1252
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Re: Dodgy clutch springs?

I think it doesn't matter if you are not using the original screws with the pip. With the original screws with the pip, as you start to tighten them the backward wound spring will bend all out of shape. I just replaced my springs with some old nos ones: eBay item #280823313588. They were exactly lik...
by Rookster
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project
Replies: 148
Views: 31376
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Re: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project

I got the gearbox and inner timing cover installed. I readjusted the quadrant spring and everything shifts nicely so far. I turned my attention to the clutch side. Like the gearbox it worked fine before I tore the engine apart so I didn't really address anything other than clean it up and install ne...
by Rookster
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project
Replies: 148
Views: 31376
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Re: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project

Those selector forks are pricey. Everything seems to shift ok with the gears dry mounted in the case. I am using a PES camplate. I am going to put it all back together and see how it works. If it still has shifting issues then maybe I will spring for the Nova bits. Here is a pic of the camplate I am...
by Rookster
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project
Replies: 148
Views: 31376
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Re: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project

Thanks for the help. Here is the setting I found where the plungers in the quadrant were not bearing on the camplate. They are really close in 1st and 4th gear but not touching. I don't see how you can adjust this properly without looking at where the plungers are in the camplate. There is almost no...
by Rookster
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project
Replies: 148
Views: 31376
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Re: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project

I've read that page about 100 times. I have the camplate spring set up with slight clearance from the shift fork. The gears have all been trial fitted with the correct thrust washer and the box shifts well. Final fitting should be tomorrow. Still have to bend the tab over. https://live.staticflickr....
by Rookster
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project
Replies: 148
Views: 31376
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Re: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project

Gearbox Update: There is a shim behind the mainshaft bearing. There is no thrust washer between the sliding gear and the sleeve gear. There was a witness mark on the old spring. I have replaced the spring and camplate. Everything shifts nicely on the bench. I would like to see more engagement in 2nd...
by Rookster
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project
Replies: 148
Views: 31376
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Re: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project

Gearbox Woes: I had trouble getting the bike into 4th gear last summer. I would get it in 4th and as soon as I released the clutch it would pop out. The one time I did get it into 4th without it popping back out the rear tire went flat within 30 seconds. The stem was ripped out of the tube. I was ho...
by Rookster
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project
Replies: 148
Views: 31376
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Re: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project

I did some suspension upgrades over the winter. Up front are some Ikon progressive springs. In the back I went with Progressive Suspension 12 Series shocks with 75lb springs. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7841/47372575151_061ebfbe79_o_d.jpg https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7901/47372575201_7c62a0ebd5...
by Rookster
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: SOLD - Emgo Shocks
Replies: 0
Views: 1402
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SOLD - Emgo Shocks

These came off my B50. The P.O. bought them about 2 years ago. They are in great condition. There is no leaks and the springs are nice and firm. They have the code EG 411C printed on them. They measure 13" eye to eye. $50 shipped in the US. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7889/47328883581_0e330e1335_...
by Rookster
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project
Replies: 148
Views: 31376
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Re: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project

Thanks for all the suggestions. Since the BFH won't fit in the bag, here are some additions I made. Spark Plug Zip Ties Fuses Master Link Wire Shrink Tube Scotch Locks Crimp Connectors Tail Light Bulb Hose Clamps https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4889/45497388324_888f26d7d3_o_d.jpg I am still trying to...
by Rookster
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project
Replies: 148
Views: 31376
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Re: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project

Very true. All 3 of my bikes have a chunk of 2x4 under their sidestands at the moment. So, what goes into a toolbag? I made this tool roll up a few years ago for my T140 but I couldn't get it to fit under the seat. It fits great in the bag and leaves room for a couple of extra hose clamps, spark plu...
by Rookster
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project
Replies: 148
Views: 31376
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Re: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project

I happened to come across an old Malcolm Smith Tool Bag for a decent price. I spent about a week cleaning / conditioning it and made new straps for it. It came out nice and fits the rear frame loop perfectly.

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by Rookster
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: horn bracket
Replies: 16
Views: 3238
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Re: horn bracket

Here are some pictures. The top is a little chewed up but the bracket is flat.

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by Rookster
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: horn bracket
Replies: 16
Views: 3238
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Re: horn bracket

I have one but I'm in the US. I could do $5 plus the shipping in a padded envelope. Let me know if you want pictures.

Scott
by Rookster
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project
Replies: 148
Views: 31376
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Re: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project

Hi Guys I got a flat tire while out on a test ride. My wife had to come with a trailer and pick me up. I didn't discover the cause until a few days later when I pulled the tire off. The tire had shifted on the rim and pulled the stem out. I have since added a rim lock on the rear wheel. https://farm...
by Rookster
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: From Bzero to B50
Replies: 27
Views: 6266
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Re: From Bzero to B50

The bike looks great. I really like the color.

Scott
by Rookster
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project
Replies: 148
Views: 31376
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Re: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project

I did a small update to the controls and added the skid plate. I wanted to have folding footpegs so I pieced these together. The left one was pretty twisted so I had to heat and bend it a few times to get it right. I added the late B50MX style pegs and had the mounts powder coated. https://farm2.sta...
by Rookster
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50MX silencer for road use
Replies: 2
Views: 1032
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Re: B50MX silencer for road use

I am using this muffler. I got it from Baxter Cycle. It is a muffler / silencer in name only but still not as loud as open piped Harleys.
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by Rookster
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project
Replies: 148
Views: 31376
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Re: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project

It looks like the tire must have moved on the rim and tore the stem out of the tube. I was hoping I wouldn't have to use rim locks. I can't believe the bike generated enough power to shift the tire along the rim.

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by Rookster
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project
Replies: 148
Views: 31376
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Re: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project

Hey, Hey, What Can I Do? Another test ride: The bike is running good. The carburation feels right. There is no hesitation and acceleration is strong. The gearbox felt much better today than last ride but I had trouble getting into 4th. I reset the free play on the clutch pushrod and that seemed to m...
by Rookster
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project
Replies: 148
Views: 31376
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Re: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project

Thank You. I took it for my first real ride this morning. There was some good and some bad. The good: the bike revs nicely and pulls strong. I didn't rev it over 4500 rpm due to the new rings and bore. It handles and stops good. The bike is also quite comfortable. The seating position and handlebars...
by Rookster
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project
Replies: 148
Views: 31376
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Re: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project

That's The Way That's the way it ought to be. The B50 is finished for now. I wanted a B50 that had elements of all 3 variants. Basically MX looks with SS & T streetability. There had to be some changes along the way from what I originally had planned. I would still like to use the NOS dual mufflers ...
by Rookster
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project
Replies: 148
Views: 31376
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Re: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project

Setting the timing: My points plate only had 1 eccentric adjuster to set the advance / retard. There was a tapped hole where the other eccentric screw should have been to set the points gap. So I decided to drill it to accept another eccentric screw. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1786/43486762872_e...
by Rookster
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Auto Advance Unit Position?
Replies: 2
Views: 1025
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Auto Advance Unit Position?

When I took the engine apart I never marked the position of the advance unit. With the line on the alternator aligned with the pointer what position should the auto advance unit be at? My advance unit has 2 marks that look factory, a notch and a line, as well as a line that was scribed by someone al...
by Rookster
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: info on rear mudguards
Replies: 6
Views: 1867
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Re: info on rear mudguards

I'm using alloy mudguards from Peter Quick at bsaunitsingles.com I'm very happy with them. They were easy to drill and get into place. I am using large 1/4" fender washers on the underside of the mudguards. I also rubber mounted the front in the stock grommets like beesa71 mentioned. There are pictu...
by Rookster
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project
Replies: 148
Views: 31376
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Re: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project

I got the top end back together and the motor back into the frame. Ed V. said the head gasket surface was pretty uneven and recommended that I surface the rocker box. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1761/42952177901_7bc00cc5d3_o_d.jpg It's getting there. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1796/4119493923...
by Rookster
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project
Replies: 148
Views: 31376
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Re: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project

The front wheel is built. I used Buchanan's stainless spokes and nipples. I have to fit the bearings and spacers still. I'm not a fan of the captive axle. It seems more complicated than it needs to be. I ordered the rest of the gaskets today for the engine and will start to put it back together over...
by Rookster
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project
Replies: 148
Views: 31376
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Re: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project

The engine parts are in. All the work was done by Ed Valiket. The cylinder head had a broken fin that the P.O. shaped to make it look uniform. You can see the top fin has a large cut out. Ed welded material back in place and shaped it. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1755/41925426514_31303c4d5f_o_d.j...
by Rookster
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 3 Stud V Type Oil Pump Thrust Washers
Replies: 1
Views: 1047
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3 Stud V Type Oil Pump Thrust Washers

I took my oil pump apart today to clean it. It is the V type pump off a B50. There were no thrust washers in the pump. I re-assembled and tested it and it pumps oil. Did any of the V type pumps not come with thrust washers or is this a PO bodge?

Thanks
Scott
by Rookster
Thu May 17, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Msic. B50 Parts
Replies: 0
Views: 1940
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Msic. B50 Parts

Here are some parts I will not be using. The price is $5 each plus shipping. I'm pretty sure each item will fit in a medium flat rate box which is $13.65. Open to offers.......I'm trying to get rid of all the usable parts before I junk the rest. Battery tray: https://farm1.staticflickr.com/974/40361...