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by Richard Beard
Sun May 20, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Lightweight battery options?
Replies: 8
Views: 1912
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Re: Lightweight battery options?

Always thought that lead/acid was 2.2 volts per cell.
3 cells = 6.6 volts for a "6 volt" battery and 6 cells = 13.2 volts for a "12 volt" battery.
by Richard Beard
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50T Fuse size/rating
Replies: 10
Views: 2290
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Re: B50T Fuse size/rating

The old British glass fuses were rated at the "blow" current. Later fuses--including virtually all fuses in US are rated at the "running" current. There is about a ratio of 2:1 between the two rating definitions. So a British glass fuse as originally fitted and quoted in the workshop manual as 35 am...
by Richard Beard
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Purple paint
Replies: 2
Views: 1121
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Re: Purple paint

Suggest that you try Mike Wambold in Danielsville PA.
mkwambold@aol.com
Not cheap and not quick but very good.
He has done some stuff for me--very pleased with the results.
Tell him Richard Beard from Joooisey sent you.
by Richard Beard
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Rear Pedal Brake Switch and Pivot
Replies: 17
Views: 2480
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Re: Rear Pedal Brake Switch and Pivot

Suggest that you call Peter Quick--not everything he has is on his website.
He is one of the good guys--so call him.
by Richard Beard
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Fork seals
Replies: 47
Views: 7685
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Re: Fork seals

Glad to be of help.
Best of luck with the project.
by Richard Beard
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Fork seals
Replies: 47
Views: 7685
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Re: Fork seals

by Richard Beard
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Fork seals
Replies: 47
Views: 7685
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Re: Fork seals

The "leakproof" seal is all rubber so you can squash it and squeeze it through the ID of the washer.
Once you see the seal out of the fork leg then it will become very clear.
HTH
by Richard Beard
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Fork seals
Replies: 47
Views: 7685
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Re: Fork seals

You are correct--the thick "washer" is an interference fit in the fork leg. But you do not have to remove the "washer" if you want to change the seal. Just remove the stanchion and you can then fish out the seal with a small blunt screwdriver and install a new seal in the same way. The seal actually...
by Richard Beard
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Side Panel Oddie Fittings Security
Replies: 6
Views: 1363
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Re: Side Panel Oddie Fittings Security

+1 with Midgie.
Sometimes difficult to be sure when the fastener is securely in the clip.
I normally take off the seat so that you can see what is happening with the Oddie.
Don't want anything Oddly happening with the Oddie!
by Richard Beard
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 8" Conical front brake with 21" rim: Any thoughts?
Replies: 42
Views: 5922
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Re: 8" Conical front brake with 21" rim: Any thoughts?

IME the conical will work fine when set up correctly. Have to disagree, Trevor, about the fade aspect. I make sure there is no rubbing giving continuous brake heating and use a good cable (a modified Trident clutch cable which is solid with little springiness). With enthusiastic riding on a triple t...
by Richard Beard
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 8" Conical front brake with 21" rim: Any thoughts?
Replies: 42
Views: 5922
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Re: 8" Conical front brake with 21" rim: Any thoughts?

I agree with Trevor---the 8" TLS conical brake can be set up to work effectively. The drawback with the brake is not initial stopping power but fade. In terms of fade the brake is barely adequate on a twin and on a triple is brown underpants stuff. However on a single or lightweight twin it is OK. I...
by Richard Beard
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Christmas list
Replies: 12
Views: 3936
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Re: Christmas list

Should be very interesting.
I applied for a job there once.
Had an interview and was offered the job but turned it down---my gut feel was that the peoples feet were three feet off the ground---living in another world.
As it worked out I made the right decision (for once!).
by Richard Beard
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Pazon Digital Ignition
Replies: 15
Views: 3188
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Re: Pazon Digital Ignition

Had problems starting my B50 fitted with Pazon Surefire.
Talked to Andy at Pazon and he sent me a box which only requires 1 signal to trigger it.
HTH
by Richard Beard
Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Wanted: Complete B50 in USA
Replies: 10
Views: 2331
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Re: Wanted: Complete B50 in USA

Hi Sark--no PMs received.
If you want to e mail me direct then my e mail address is:
richardabeard at gmail dot com

BTW--I don't know Chris Christie and I am not into politics.
Brit bikes take up my time--none left over for political crap.
HTH
by Richard Beard
Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25/50 RH Fork slider
Replies: 11
Views: 2002
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Re: B25/50 RH Fork slider

BSA production stopped in 1972.
Triumph twins/triples started using the disc front brake in 1973.
I think the 1974 TR5Ts must have been the last bikes built using the small 6" front brake.
by Richard Beard
Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25/50 RH Fork slider
Replies: 11
Views: 2002
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Re: B25/50 RH Fork slider

Sorry--but I do not agree that the forks being ribbed/polished differentiated the brands. Your September 1971 build would be a 1972 model year bike so would have had the polished legs with no ribs. I think the identification is: 1971 models--rib and not polished. 1972 models--no rib and polished. I ...
by Richard Beard
Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25/50 RH Fork slider
Replies: 11
Views: 2002
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Re: B25/50 RH Fork slider

No--the rib on the fork leg and the unpolished finish was standard in 1971 for both BSA and Triumph.
For 1972 they changed to no ribs and polished.
HTH
by Richard Beard
Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Cleaning aluminium
Replies: 8
Views: 1816
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Re: Cleaning aluminium

Solvol Autosol plus lots of elbow grease!
HTH
by Richard Beard
Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:18 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Wanted: Complete B50 in USA
Replies: 10
Views: 2331
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Re: Wanted: Complete B50 in USA

Hi Sark, I have a B50SS that I might be prepared to sell. However I have a concern that you are a one time poster. Can you produce references or some other way of convincing me that you are not a scammer? BTW--I am located in northern New Jersey. Richard (Beard)
by Richard Beard
Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Air Lever
Replies: 14
Views: 2997
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Re: Air Lever

Thanks, Kommando, that has made my mind up--a choke will be fitted.
by Richard Beard
Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:53 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Air Lever
Replies: 14
Views: 2997
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Re: Air Lever

Just bought a 1971 B25T and either it is a real bast**d to start or I have not got the knack yet.
Strange to me that there is no choke fitted---they are fitted to nearly all my other brit bikes and they help a lot.
I wonder why BSA did not fit them--maybe just to save money?
by Richard Beard
Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:59 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1971 B25T--Things to Look For
Replies: 32
Views: 5311
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Re: 1971 B25T--Things to Look For

David,
PM resent.
My personal e mail address is
richardabeard at gmail dot com
Suggest if you are still unable to read PM then e mail me at this address and I will reply to your personal e mail address.
Regards,
Richard
by Richard Beard
Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1971 B25T--Things to Look For
Replies: 32
Views: 5311
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Re: 1971 B25T--Things to Look For

Minety--you have good eyes! The bolts sticking up from the bed of the trailer are positioned so as not to be in the track of any tires. The bolts are used for bolting the ramps to the trailer bed. The trailer is designed (by me!) to carry one, two or three solos or a sidecar outfit (hence the need f...
by Richard Beard
Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:18 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1971 B25T--Things to Look For
Replies: 32
Views: 5311
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Re: 1971 B25T--Things to Look For

Hi David---where are you in NJ?
FYI I live in Moonachie in Bergen County.
by Richard Beard
Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:21 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1971 B25T--Things to Look For
Replies: 32
Views: 5311
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Re: 1971 B25T--Things to Look For

I confirm that there is oil in both engine and gearbox. I also confirm that I mopped up a smallpool of oil on the trailer bed from under the oil filter just before taking the photo! I think that proves that it is a true Brit bike and has the oil level alarm system cleverly built in by the BSA engine...
by Richard Beard
Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1971 B25T--Things to Look For
Replies: 32
Views: 5311
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Re: 1971 B25T--Things to Look For

Just to round off this thread last week I travelled from NJ to MA with trailer and greenbacks and bought a 1971 BSA B25T Victor Trail as shown in the photo below. Thanks again to all who contributed to this thread. http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/zz15/richardabeard/1971%20BSA%20B25T%20Victor%20Tr...
by Richard Beard
Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: crappy fork gaiters
Replies: 32
Views: 5323
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Re: crappy fork gaiters

Best solution mentioned on other forums is to use the Commando gaiters sourced from Norvil in UK.
HTH
by Richard Beard
Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:44 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1971 B25T--Things to Look For
Replies: 32
Views: 5311
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Re: 1971 B25T--Things to Look For

Thanks also to Jeff
by Richard Beard
Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1971 B25T--Things to Look For
Replies: 32
Views: 5311
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Re: 1971 B25T--Things to Look For

Thanks very much, guys, really appreciate the input.
If I buy it I will post a photo.
Thanks again
by Richard Beard
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1971 B25T--Things to Look For
Replies: 32
Views: 5311
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Re: 1971 B25T--Things to Look For

So--any idea what pressure the oil light triggers at?--is it 7 p.s.i.g.?
by Richard Beard
Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1971 B25T--Things to Look For
Replies: 32
Views: 5311
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Re: 1971 B25T--Things to Look For

Am I correct in thinking that this year/model was fitted with a return oil filter as standard?
by Richard Beard
Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1971 B25T--Things to Look For
Replies: 32
Views: 5311
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1971 B25T--Things to Look For

I am in the process of maybe going to see a 1971 BSA B25T which is for sale some way from me.
Would welcome any advice for anything specific to look for in this year/model bike.
Thanks in advance for any input.
by Richard Beard
Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Sick B50SS
Replies: 52
Views: 7689
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Re: Sick B50SS

"Back in the day" all road races had push starting---therefore bump starting.
I find it difficult to believe that bump starting a B50 in standard road trim could be any more difficult than bump starting a Manx Norton or Matchless G50 (with high compression etc).
Just my two centsworth.
by Richard Beard
Tue May 24, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Fasteners Database
Replies: 5
Views: 1161
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Re: Fasteners Database

Just tried registering again.
Worked fine at first attempt.
Thank you!
by Richard Beard
Sat May 21, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Fasteners Database
Replies: 5
Views: 1161
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Re: Fasteners Database

Greg--having problems registering on the fasteners database.
Should I be able to do this now?
Thanks in advance for your advice.
by Richard Beard
Sat May 21, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Fasteners Database
Replies: 5
Views: 1161
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Re: Fasteners Database

Greg--I just want to express my appreciation (and I am sure I am speaking for many thousands of Brit bike enthusiasts world wide) for your taking on this task. The list is invaluable --and I am sure that its value will increase as you edit and add to the listings. It was in danger of disappearing wi...
by Richard Beard
Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: simple fix b50 / ccm clutch
Replies: 8
Views: 1492
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Re: simple fix b50 / ccm clutch

It seems counter-intuitive but reducing the friction area in order to get the center of the friction material on a larger diameter actually works.
It is the basis of the Hyde clutch plates as used on Triumphs.
HTH
by Richard Beard
Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:21 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Clear coat for polished aluminum?
Replies: 16
Views: 3108
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Re: Clear coat for polished aluminum?

Yes-- I was referring to fitting the 8" TLS conical brake to the TR5T.
As stated the B50SS was fitted with this brake as standard.
HTH
by Richard Beard
Sun Dec 27, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Clear coat for polished aluminum?
Replies: 16
Views: 3108
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Re: Clear coat for polished aluminum?

Jeff--if you are going to use your TR5T on the road then you really need the 8" conical front brake.
The standard 6" brake is pretty useless IMHO.
As the 8" conical was fitted as standard to the B50SS and the front forks are the same TR5T/B50 then the 8" conical fits straight onto the TR5T.
HTH
by Richard Beard
Sat Dec 26, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 1971 Victor 250. New purchase.
Replies: 26
Views: 3639
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Re: 1971 Victor 250. New purchase.

WARNING---classic British bikes are addictive!
There is no known antidote!
Best of luck for your purchase of #3 in the New Year!