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by jime
Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:32 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Trophy 250
Replies: 57
Views: 14358

Re: Trophy 250

Well it's been better than a year since I last posted anything on the 250. It's been slow going as I've put every nut, bolt, and cycle part to the wire wheel. I have a banquet table full of parts and more in the shop in the queue to be done. As of today I've finished stripping the frame of nasty gre...
by jime
Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:13 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Merry Xmas
Replies: 8
Views: 2341

Re: Merry Xmas

Here's wishing one and all a very Merry Christmas! I hope 2014 is the best B 50 year for all of us!

Jim Eby
by jime
Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:22 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Electronic upgrades
Replies: 12
Views: 4324

Re: Electronic upgrades

I use a Podtronics box also. I mounted mine on a small bracket to the front motor mount bolt. I was a bit worried at first that it might collect too much dirt, but it has been fine. I put it on the left side of the mount as that gave me the best route up to the electric box.

Jim
by jime
Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:41 am
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: Killer headlight bulb
Replies: 3
Views: 2634

Re: Killer headlight bulb

Mark, your advise has the ring of truth. Our state of Illinois says you have to have a light on if you are riding. They don't say how bright it has to be though. For a long time I just rode with the little pilot light on. For some reason I got away from using it but you can bet I'm going back to tha...
by jime
Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:21 am
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: Killer headlight bulb
Replies: 3
Views: 2634

Killer headlight bulb

Today was a great day. This was the day for a big cycle gathering to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first nationally sanctioned road race in the US. It took place on July 4th 1913 here in Elgin. It was 250 miles over mostly dirt roads. Of the 60 or so starters only eight finished. A group ...
by jime
Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:09 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Trophy 250
Replies: 57
Views: 14358

Re: Trophy 250

Project update.. Motor is all back in one piece and off the bench for the first time in 15 months. No ignition yet, I'm saving my pennies for a Boyer system and Podtronics box like I have on my B50. Otherwise, it turns over, and I can find all four gears so what could be wrong...!? I've now turned t...
by jime
Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Trophy 250
Replies: 57
Views: 14358

Re: Trophy 250

Thaks Ian, I'm going to give Ed V. a call tomorrow and see what he has on his shelf for me. I actually need a few other odds and ends as well as the rotor so I can kill several birds with one call. I was totally frustrated this afternoon to find that the rocker box gasket that came in the master gas...
by jime
Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Trophy 250
Replies: 57
Views: 14358

Re: Trophy 250

Gentlemen, I stand corrected. I did indeed mean the rotor not the stator. I will take your advise and go for a new one. Just a couple of questions. Do I ask for a rotor specific to the C25 or are there aftermarket versions that will work? If aftermarket, does it come with a timing mark? Also, any Id...
by jime
Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:54 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Trophy 250
Replies: 57
Views: 14358

Re: Trophy 250

I ran into a new glitch today so I'm coming to you guys for an answer. I got the primary side together today and got it installed. I torqued the stator nut to 60 ft.lbs and then when I gave the stator a twist it moved on the shaft. This did not seem to be right, so I loosened the nut up again and ch...
by jime
Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:17 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Trophy 250
Replies: 57
Views: 14358

Re: Trophy 250

Well it's been awhile, but I'm finally back at the rebuild. The bottom end is completed and today I reinstalled the piston on the rod. Now for some of you that isn't a big deal, but It was my first time to have to do the heating thing and trying not to burn up the basement or my hand and still slip ...
by jime
Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:11 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: pulling, pulling on inner cover!
Replies: 32
Views: 8510

Re: pulling, pulling on inner cover!

Tom Sorry I'm getting to this thread at the end. I just bought a cam plate, from a source here in Elgin for $20 and the two forks, used but in great shape, and spindle for $67 including shipping. I got the forks and spindle from Ed V. I believe he also had cam plates if I had needed one. You can loo...
by jime
Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: 2013 is here!
Replies: 6
Views: 1872

Re: 2013 is here!

Yikes, not sure how I posted twice. I didn't have that much to drink last night. Maybe it is the space/time thing...?
Jim
by jime
Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: 2013 is here!
Replies: 6
Views: 1872

Re: 2013 is here!

Happy New Year to one and all. Mother Nature caught up and is giving us very cold temps. It's a good day none the less. Got to sleep in a bit, watching good football game (our type,not yours), and reading this excellent forum. I hope the day goes the same for all of you.

Jim
by jime
Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2013
Replies: 22
Views: 5080

Re: Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2013

A very Merry Christmas to all from balmy (at least for us) Chicagoland. Thanks to all who answered my simple, sometimes obvious, questions this year. I hope all of you know how much your collective knowledge has helped and will continue to help me understand this crazy machine I own. My hope for all...
by jime
Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:33 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: JRC Carb
Replies: 95
Views: 31326

Re: JRC Carb

Peo, I sent my 930 off to Lund last year about this time too. It was the best thing I've done for the SS. I could never get the bike to idle before and now it will sit and pop away all day long. I think you'll like what is does when you get it back. BTW did you happen to get the PM I sent you? Jim E...
by jime
Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: P92 Tech
Topic: P92 At Sammy Miller
Replies: 13
Views: 6231

P92 at Sammy Miller's

I'm just now getting through my August copy of Classic Bike Guide. I came across an article about the P92. I've heard, actually seen, you guys talk about this bike but really knew very little about it and how it related to the B50. i scanned the article and am posting it here. I hope that isn't some...
by jime
Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:05 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Chain Cam adjuster
Replies: 8
Views: 2419

Chain Cam adjuster

While checking over the SS a couple of weeks ago I noticed that the peg in the cam adjuster had torn through the back of the hole. Of course it's the side that's welded on to the Swing arm pivot. I figure the easy fix is to remove the pivot and have the hole welded up and then regrind and redril the...
by jime
Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: This Forum
Topic: Back to the old look
Replies: 2
Views: 2190

Re: Back to the old look

Rikard,
No problems here with the old look. I just wanted to be sure I was keeping current. As long as the info stays current you can make the home page look like what ever you want, well maybe not like the T#%&(ph Rat page. Thanks again for doing all of this for all of us.

Jim
by jime
Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:01 am
Forum: This Forum
Topic: Back to the old look
Replies: 2
Views: 2190

Back to the old look

Did I miss something important about the look of the forum? For the last week or so when I pull up B50.org the old home page with the flags opens. The side panel is the old one too with the orange and pink stripes. All the content is up to date, so that's good. Just wondering if the hackers got to s...
by jime
Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:26 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Meeting someone special
Replies: 0
Views: 1117

Meeting someone special

I'm just returned from our annual trip to the Antique Motorcycle Club of America meet in Davenport IA. All I can say is that there is no lack of very expensive British and American bikes and people willing to pay for them. As usual, no B50s, and only a few B25s. I did have a very pleasant surprise o...
by jime
Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Friends down under
Replies: 2
Views: 1202

Re: Friends down under

Roady, Glad to hear things are better now and that your Dad is mending. No one can really appreciate the power of water when it really gets p....d off. We see a lot of that on the Mississippi every year. Well, maybe not this year. We are so far behind on rain we might take a year just to get back to...
by jime
Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Great party
Replies: 2
Views: 1209

Great party

Just wanted to let you folks over in Jolly Old know that we here in Illinois really appreciated the great party you all threw for the world for the last two weeks. I know the opening and closing probably cost a Kings, oops, a Queens ransom, but it was a great show. Much better than China IMHO. Who k...
by jime
Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:54 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: adjusting clutch springs
Replies: 19
Views: 5613

Re: adjusting clutch springs

After proving the old saying that "the third time's the charm" I think I got things pretty close to right. I won't say perfect cause I don't think they were perfect coming out of Small Heath. I went back in a third time and backed each nut all the way out till it came off and then re-started it. I t...
by jime
Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: adjusting clutch springs
Replies: 19
Views: 5613

Re: adjusting clutch springs

Starting problem solved last night. The Amal just needed a little tender loving care and off she went. Took a quick ride but found the clutch is still too loose. Oil out of primary tonight and tighten down the springs some more. As Skippy said, thanks to all who contributed their thoughts. Of course...
by jime
Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:53 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: adjusting clutch springs
Replies: 19
Views: 5613

Re: adjusting clutch springs

Thanks to all for your tips and thoughts. I'm with Gunnag, I'd be on the phone to Ed V to buy a new clutch in a minute if possible. However, it's not so the stock clutch will have to do for now. I actually started all over again today and with some patience I got the plate to a point I was happy wit...
by jime
Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:01 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: adjusting clutch springs
Replies: 19
Views: 5613

adjusting clutch springs

Second to oil, I'm guessing this is probably one of those highly debated topics on the forum. I've searched and not found a thread that actually talks about a simple tried and true method to get those four nuts adusted just right. I've been trying to follow Ruperts instructions and I still find the ...
by jime
Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:05 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: sitting on a beach
Replies: 3
Views: 1588

Re: sitting on a beach

Minety
Given a choice I'm going with your second suggestion. Many cold bottles gave up their contents for me today. Here's hoping all of you guys out their get a chance to enjoy a great trip like we are this summer. It's back to the greasy fingers next week.
Jim
by jime
Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:45 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: sitting on a beach
Replies: 3
Views: 1588

sitting on a beach

I know this is WAY off topic but I'm writing from the beach in Cancun Mexico just to say hello to all of you across the globe. Shortly after I joined the forum some one(maybe Beat) told me that I'd have my BSA apart so often I'd be able to do it with my eyes closed. I did'nt believe it. I was wrong....
by jime
Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:51 am
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: Let me down 1st time
Replies: 11
Views: 3123

Re: Let me down 1st time

Skippy, Does your B50 have a Boyer? If so how strong is your battery? My SS has to have no less that 11.5 volts or it will not start. I've had mine crap out even after running fine and not start until I charged the battery. In one case, the solid state box that replaces the Zener etc. had gone wrong...
by jime
Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:04 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Trophy 250
Replies: 57
Views: 14358

Re: Trophy 250

Well here we are in June already and the motor is still not complete. The bottom end is completed, at least I don't have any spare parts laying about. Next up is the clutch. I got gutsy and pulled it apart and I'm really glad I did. The 8 rubber pieces were flat, hard and in a couple of instances di...
by jime
Tue May 01, 2012 3:03 am
Forum: News
Topic: Great ride!
Replies: 3
Views: 1346

Great ride!

I had a really great ride out yesterday. The Chicago Norton Owners Club held their "spring tune up" at our local Brit parts dealer. The SS did a spotless job on the 70 mile round trip. However my riding partner on his T120 had a bit of a hiccup when he lost spark for a bit. I suspect a Boyer box pro...
by jime
Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: News
Topic: Rikard's day
Replies: 9
Views: 2670

Re: Rikard's day

Sorry I forgot the c in Rickard. I told you I was just starting the day.
by jime
Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: News
Topic: Rikard's day
Replies: 9
Views: 2670

Rikard's day

Happy Birthday Rikard. We are just starting our day here in the "Great Midwest" as you are hitting mid day. I hope it's been a good day so far.

Jim E.
by jime
Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Trophy 250
Replies: 57
Views: 14358

Re: Trophy 250

Sounds like my course of action is to remove the steel lock washers and go with the nyloc nuts only and locktite at the proper torque. Doing this will put the nuts at the proper spot on the studs.
by jime
Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Trophy 250
Replies: 57
Views: 14358

Re: Trophy 250

Thanks for the quick replies! The info from Kommandso is what I believe applies to my motor. Both Drive and Primary side are ball bearings which I did not touch except for a good cleaning. I posted a pix below of how it all fit back together. It looks like everything is in the right places except ma...
by jime
Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Trophy 250
Replies: 57
Views: 14358

Re: Trophy 250

Things are going well and the rebuild has started. Crank and con rod are in place and cases are bolted back together. The crank spins smoothly for which i was very glad. this afternoon I started to install the oil pump and gears this afternoon, and ran into bit of a problem. In the B25 and C25 parts...
by jime
Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:42 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Trophy 250
Replies: 57
Views: 14358

Re: Trophy 250

Life has gotten in the way of the progress on this bike, along with some supurb riding weather here in mid to late March. However, I have managed to collect the needed parts to get the motor back together. After some investigation, I find I have a +40 cylinder. I was able to get a used piston and ri...
by jime
Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:38 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Trophy 250
Replies: 57
Views: 14358

Re: Trophy 250

Thanks for the good words Tom. I'm having a blast so far, which brings me to tonights question. I'm ready to start dry fitting all the bits of the motor back together (after a weekend purchase of piston, rings, pin and gaskets) and realized that I didn't note which way the rod came off the crank. Th...
by jime
Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: b25 frame
Replies: 17
Views: 4293

Re: b25 frame

Baz, I don't want to hijack your thread, but would it have been you that was mentioned in a write up about the Harley Davidson Riders Club International Rally in the Jan. issue of Classic Bike Guide? They gave a mention about a fellow by the name of "Baz" that had a "notable"1969 Shovel/Pan combo po...
by jime
Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Friends down under
Replies: 2
Views: 1202

Friends down under

Just starting to hear and see stories here in the U.S. about the terrible rains and flooding in eastern Australia. Here's hoping all our members and friends down there are safe. I know Road Plough is about as far east as one can get in OZ. Keep the B50 dry, We're thinking about you.
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JIM