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by B44R
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Suppliers and New Products
Topic: B50 stainless bits
Replies: 12
Views: 6967
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Re: B50 stainless bits

I bumped into Paul (Beeza71) at Newark autojumble at the beginning of the month. Had a chat and admired the shiny parts he had on display.

Chris
by B44R
Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: The best way to get an honest 40hp from a B50
Replies: 20
Views: 3529
Flag: England

Re: The best way to get an honest 40hp from a B50

I though they were 35bhp std when new
by B44R
Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Headlight fasteners
Replies: 4
Views: 1305
Flag: England

Re: Headlight fasteners

TMS in Nottingham have them listed as 83-2216 £3 each
by B44R
Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Sick B50SS
Replies: 52
Views: 7672
Flag: England

Re: Sick B50SS

Biggest issue is the pilot circuit on a MK1 concentric, with modern fuels left standing for an extended period of non use can soon block the pilot bush. This will need a No78 (0.016") drill or piece of guitar string to clear. One other thing that some have done on here is to make a knurled extended ...
by B44R
Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Sick B50SS
Replies: 52
Views: 7672
Flag: England

Re: Sick B50SS

It could have been timed on the wrong stroke?
by B44R
Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B50T Resurection
Replies: 51
Views: 12978
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Re: B50T Resurection

I didn't realize it had over 2 years since I had last used the B50, but as I needed it for the single cyl rally that my mate runs this weekend, I had to "shunt the shed to get it out and take it for an MoT.
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15 cylinders!
by B44R
Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: New bits.
Replies: 3
Views: 1479
Flag: England

Re: New bits.

Looks good, I wouldn't mind one of those to go on mine. :smile:
by B44R
Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B25T Victor. A blast out for the day on the BSA.
Replies: 9
Views: 2574
Flag: England

Re: A blast out for the day on the BSA.

Looks good.

I was out through Welbeck and Clumber last night on the Rocket 3, scouting a ride out route for Saturday afternoon for the Guzzi single cyl "Bacon Slicer Rally" taking place in my village this weekend.
Just got the B50 MoTed this morning, It hasn't been used since 2014.

Chris
by B44R
Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:31 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Newbie.
Replies: 11
Views: 2436
Flag: England

Re: Newbie.

It looks like the B44 has been on fire twice then! Back in 85 not long after I got it, I went to start the bike after visiting a mate, ticked the carb and gave it a kick and it spat back and set the fuel on fire that had wet the outside of the carb. Luckily I managed to pat it out with my gloved han...
by B44R
Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Newbie.
Replies: 11
Views: 2436
Flag: England

Re: Newbie.

It was me who you met at your work, the bike has been through a few changes since you had it. I ran it until the early 90's roughly as I got it (Jap forks 21" front wheel, knoblies and plastic guards) It then got parked up for 10yrs or so after a hard life. DSCF0014.JPG I collected bits to put it ba...
by B44R
Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1st two numbers in the parts number
Replies: 16
Views: 3399
Flag: England

Re: 1st two numbers in the parts number

Try looking at the Burton Bike Bits website they have a Tri/BSA part number list with descriptions that you can download
by B44R
Thu May 21, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Suppliers and New Products
Topic: Chrome platers
Replies: 7
Views: 2688
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Re: Chrome platers

Graham

l would think the frames were nickel plated rather than chrome, a mate has recently had a Mk2 Seeley and a Harris frame for a T160 plated. They were both new so no heavy polishing required, I cant remember the exact price but I think it was over £450 per frame.

Chris. ..
by B44R
Sat May 09, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: drum improvemet
Replies: 21
Views: 3778
Flag: England

Re: drum improvemet

Looking at tne 2 hubs, shouldnt you have staggered the spoke holes rather than having them opposite for the spoke lacing pattern?
by B44R
Wed May 06, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Cyl length?
Replies: 3
Views: 1106
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Re: B50 Cyl length?

Cheers Mark, thanks for that.
I thought that 4" would be about right, this one is 3.94" so has had just about 1/16" taken off it. I don't know what that would do to the compression but I suppose a copper base gasket/spacer would sort it out.
by B44R
Wed May 06, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Cyl length?
Replies: 3
Views: 1106
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B50 Cyl length?

A mate of mine has offered me some B50 bits, incl a tidy looking barrel, but the top and bottom faces have been cleaned up. I was wondering what the std length was between head and base gasket joint faces, as it was with some racing kit and it got me thinking it may have been shortened to up the com...
by B44R
Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: New member in Worcestershire, UK, with 3 long term projects
Replies: 25
Views: 6402
Flag: England

Re: New member in Worcestershire, UK, with 3 long term proje

Calm down Gerry! Nothing like that at all, I haven't been a Lanndrover owner for some time now, sold the Light weight years ago. If it is the same Graham, he did me a sketch drawing of where the silencer mounting lug is on a b44 frame, before i discovered this forum! And the Militant bit comes from ...
by B44R
Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: New member in Worcestershire, UK, with 3 long term projects
Replies: 25
Views: 6402
Flag: England

Re: New member in Worcestershire, UK, with 3 long term proje

Graham, you mentioned Landrovers, would you happen to be also known as "Militant Graham" from a rather irreverent LR fourm?
by B44R
Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: What thread B44 Cylinder head nuts?
Replies: 7
Views: 1593
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Re: What thread B44 Cylinder head nuts?

Are the side casing screws BSF or UNC on the 68 bike? If they are UNC then chances are the cyl head nuts are 7/16" UNF
by B44R
Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Bigger tank for B50
Replies: 5
Views: 1503
Flag: England

Re: Bigger tank for B50

Thanks for that Bill.

That has given me abit more to work with.

Cheers
Chris
by B44R
Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:32 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Bigger tank for B50
Replies: 5
Views: 1503
Flag: England

Re: Bigger tank for B50

Thanks for that Bill.
It looks like it was your bike I was thinking of, shame I didnt find the post before I bought the tank due to the length issue, still I got a tank with dents whree it needs to be cut for £30 with taps and I may consider shortening it to retain the standard seat.
by B44R
Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Bigger tank for B50
Replies: 5
Views: 1503
Flag: England

Bigger tank for B50

This weekend at the Stafford show autojumble, I picked up a T140 UK tank with a view to modifying it around the headtock area to clear the oil filler neck. Some while ago I seem to remember seing a post somewhere on here with possibly at 500 Triumph twin fitted into a BSA frame with a T140 tank fitt...
by B44R
Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: conical rear hub on pre oif b25
Replies: 3
Views: 892
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Re: conical rear hub on pre oif b25

Tridents and Rocket3s used shouldered spacers on the conical rear wheels when they switched for the 71 model year, to accommodate the 5/8" axle where the 3/4" one was before. On these there was a thick spacer on the brake side and a thinner one on the speedo drive side. One thing to bear in mind is ...
by B44R
Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: QD rear wheel differences
Replies: 24
Views: 6149
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Re: QD rear wheel differences

The earlier crinkle hubs did not have the speedo drive as the pre unit models and early unit twins had the speedo drive from the gearbox. Its been a while since I had a crinkle hub apart to do bearings but the hubs themselves may be the same and the non drive side bearing retainers may be all that i...
by B44R
Mon Mar 09, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Bsa Victor swingarm nut
Replies: 1
Views: 753
Flag: England

Re: Bsa Victor swingarm nut

Not sure about a torque figure but as it has silentbloc rubber swinging arm bushes, it needs to be good and tight to trap the centre sleeves of the bushes so they don't move. If it isnt tight enough the sleeves will wear away the inner face of the frame plates. Also make sure you give the spindle a ...
by B44R
Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:03 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25/C25 swinging arm pivot torque
Replies: 2
Views: 765
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Re: B25/C25 swinging arm pivot torque

It is meant to be nipped tight to clamp the inner of the bonded rubber bushes between the frame lugs. This appears to lock the swing arm up, but the movemt is via torsion of the rubber bushes.
by B44R
Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: Suppliers and New Products
Topic: Headlamp switch & bulb
Replies: 14
Views: 3071
Flag: England

Re: Headlamp switch & bulb

Years ago i bought a NOS small headlamp from a shop that was closing, it had the large hole for the twist switch, but had a "stepped washer" to fill the hole and remain centered with a hole to suit the 3 position Lucas toggle switch.
by B44R
Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: conical front brake conversion to hydraulic ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1855
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Re: conical front brake conversion to hydraulic ?

I seem to recall that I read that Fiat wheel cylinders had been used on the Mead and Tomkinson racer.

Other than that there is a guy over on Triples On Line, who has had a hydraulic slave cyl made up to operate the existing cam arms on his X75 Hurricane with a conical front brake
by B44R
Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Conrod Breakage (or Not) Quick Survey
Replies: 81
Views: 13295
Flag: England

Re: B50 Conrod Breakage (or Not) Quick Survey

I have a B40 motor with a broken rod. WD motor, apparently the bike had a smallish sidecar fitted, don't know if that was a contributing factor in the rod letting go. I just bought the bits.
The rod had let go 2/3 to 3/4 up below the little end eye
by B44R
Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: This Forum
Topic: BSA Origin info
Replies: 7
Views: 2441
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Re: BSA Origin info

As mentioned, I got that info onthe dating cert I got from the BSAOC when I registered my re-import 71 B50T and got the age related reg number.

Chris...
by B44R
Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: LED H4
Replies: 50
Views: 7958
Flag: England

Re: LED H4

In reply to Gerry's comment, the original type of bulb is referred to as British Pre Focus.
On my '69 T150 I have a "halfway house" bulb - pre focus base with a halogen capsule. Mainly due to the lack of space in the flat back headlamp shell for the depth of the H4 type connector
by B44R
Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 B44 chain guard
Replies: 7
Views: 1987
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Re: B24 B44 chain guard

I have had the little bent bracket at the pivot end of the swinging arm crack off. I made a new one from slightly heavier material and re-welded it in place. I have given up with the big bulky std chain guard and just have a piece of folded stainless sheet covering the top run of the chain with 1/8"...
by B44R
Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Crankcase primary side - standard?
Replies: 68
Views: 13255
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Re: Crankcase primary side - standard?

I think the references to an oil feed in Triumph primary cases are not true. From what I have seen the pipe is fed from a "catcher pocket" where the oil flung off by the primary chain accumulates and the pipe just directs it back onto the inner face of the chain. This is certainly the case on my tri...
by B44R
Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:39 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 swingarm removal?
Replies: 22
Views: 3628
Flag: England

Re: B44 swingarm removal?

I tried heat and hydraulic press and got nowhere. I used the works big pillar drill and drilled away the ends of the swinging arm pin/bolt to release the swinging arm, then burnt out the rubber to release the centres and then collapsed the outer stell of the bush.
by B44R
Thu May 22, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Tank Strip Holder
Replies: 14
Views: 2587
Flag: England

Re: Tank Strip Holder

Mine has got a "square" one rather the angled one, but over on Triples Online, this was raised back in March and a picture was posted showing straight and angled ones.The thread starts here http://www.triplesonline.com/forum/getmsg.asp?169245 Gerry, looking at the 71 and 72 B50 parts books, only one...
by B44R
Tue May 20, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Tank Strip Holder
Replies: 14
Views: 2587
Flag: England

Re: Tank Strip Holder

Interesting, I was looking for one for my 71 R3 export tank, Burton Bike Bits said they had never seen the angled version.
Btw Cranky they are a 2 part construction, the top trim piece and the stepped socket which has a flange tha sits under the top piece and they are spot welded together.
by B44R
Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Starting (part 2)
Replies: 66
Views: 9569
Flag: England

Re: B50 Starting (part 2)

The wiring in the std switch gear interrupts the supply to the ignition, white wire into handlebar switch, white and yellow out to feed the ignition. Press the button and it breaks the circuit.
by B44R
Sat Apr 12, 2014 1:04 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: plating
Replies: 2
Views: 800
Flag: England

Re: plating

Allenchrome near york are good for re-zincing fasteners, for chrome, the only place I have ussed is Prestige Electroplating in Mexborough near Doncaster, very pleased with tne results.
by B44R
Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Finally back from B50T hiatus... help finding wiring harness
Replies: 11
Views: 2534
Flag: England

Re: Finally back from B50T hiatus... help finding wiring har

http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.eu/VWP-onlinestore/terminalsnonins/noninsblades.php Scroll down this page and you will see "male and female blades with latch", don't know about suppliers your side of the pond. Additionally you will need pliers to close these, they are not the same as the red and ...
by B44R
Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Finally back from B50T hiatus... help finding wiring harness
Replies: 11
Views: 2534
Flag: England

Re: Finally back from B50T hiatus... help finding wiring har

You can get new terminals to go in the multi-plug. I had to replace all the ones on the headlamp as some had chopped the wires just at the plug when it was put into boxes for shipping back from the US.
by B44R
Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:50 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Finally back from B50T hiatus... help finding wiring harness
Replies: 11
Views: 2534
Flag: England

Re: Finally back from B50T hiatus... help finding wiring har

The wiring harnes comes in 3 main parts. The majority of the electricwl components live in the box under the tank. This is one section of the harness. The head lamp connects to this with a multi pin plug, this is another section of the harness. The rest of the electrics connect to the bullet connect...