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by daves71dream
Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Boyer Bransden Micro-Power digital ignition
Replies: 7
Views: 2000

Re: Boyer Bransden Micro-Power digital ignition

Hello all, Thanks for the replies to my problem with the Micro digital Boyer electronic ignition system fitted to my B50SS. I have just spoken to Boyers and they have suggested further testing to ascertain the cause of this poor running with this machine. It will be some time before I will be able t...
by daves71dream
Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Boyer Bransden Micro-Power digital ignition
Replies: 7
Views: 2000

Boyer Bransden Micro-Power digital ignition

Hello to all , Has any of you guys or gals fitted a Boyer Bransden Micro digital ignition kit complete with new digital coil to a B50SS ? I have recently done so and at first it needed to be set up far to retarded just to get the engine running smoothly. I sent the transistor box back to Boyer Brans...
by daves71dream
Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Rocker adjusting screws for B50's
Replies: 11
Views: 1430

Re: Rocker adjusting screws for B50's

You can get the Elephant foot type from This Shop , no idea whether they are any good but look interesting. Hi Gunnag, Thanks for the website of The Cylinder Head Shop. Their articulated type are not the ones I had seen somewhere online though. Thanks to all those who responded to my post. It was i...
by daves71dream
Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Rocker adjusting screws for B50's
Replies: 11
Views: 1430

Rocker adjusting screws for B50's

Hi everybody, In my online searches for parts for the SS and the T that I have at the moment, I came across someone selling ELEPHANTS FEET rocker adjusting screws. Now I cant find the site. BUT --has any of you guys and gals out there fitted these adjusters, and do they as stated online reduce the v...
by daves71dream
Fri May 23, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: News
Topic: B50 racing history
Replies: 10
Views: 1657

Re: B50 racing history

b50ss17 wrote:Dave does it contain photos?
Hi b50ss17,
Yes there is one photo on page 57 with the author between the two B50's numbers 43 and 45.
The caption does not say where the shot was taken, but to me it looks like Creg-ny-Baa on the TT circuit at the Isle of Man.
Cheers
Dave
by daves71dream
Wed May 21, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: B50 racing history
Replies: 10
Views: 1657

B50 racing history

Hi all, Whilst I was attending the 2013 VMCC gig at Jurby airfield during the Classic TT and Manx Grand Prix week I purchased a book written by Mr. Ray Knight entitled EVER MORE SPEED, the autobiography of a TT racer. The author tells of how he was overtaken by two of our beloved B50s whilst racing ...
by daves71dream
Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Vibration issues
Replies: 24
Views: 4958

Re: Vibration issues

daves71drean, just re-read my post and it seems a little harsh, sorry. What I was trying to say is that adding mass to the bar ends is most effective at high frequencies and it changes the resonant frequency of the bars, they will still vibrate, but as long as resonance dosen't happen in the normal...
by daves71dream
Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Vibration issues
Replies: 24
Views: 4958

Re: Vibration issues

I have front end from a later Triumph with disc brake. The forks are wider and the handlebar is rubber mounted. It does remove the vibrations in the handlebar to some extent and I believe bar end weights would improve it again. John Hi John, That sounds like a good solution, if i'm serious about re...
by daves71dream
Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Vibration issues
Replies: 24
Views: 4958

Vibration issues

Hi guys and gals, Has anyone ever tried to reduce the amount of vibration we experience on these great machines by fitting handlebar end weights as fitted to todays bikes? I realise an experienced engineer can give you the optimum balance by crankshaft balancing, but how about the end weights OR any...
by daves71dream
Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 electronic ignition systems
Replies: 5
Views: 1069

Re: B50 electronic ignition systems

Hi minetymenace, Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, I have noted the experiences of all contributors and i'm pretty sure I will go for the Boyer Bransden micro power. I fitted a Boyer to my 850 Commando in 1977 and 50,000 miles and eleven years later it was still doing a great job, and a...
by daves71dream
Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 electronic ignition systems
Replies: 5
Views: 1069

B50 electronic ignition systems

Hi everyone and a HAPPY NEW YEAR to all. I would be interested to hear of anyones experiences after fitting electronic ignition to a B50. At the moment I am considering a Boyer Bransden top of the range micro digital/micro power, and the Pazon one from New Zealand. What I hope to get is the best kit...
by daves71dream
Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Gearbox
Replies: 15
Views: 2717

Re: B50 Gearbox

Once out Dave we make a drain plug with a reduced hex for that very reason. Hi Mark, Thanks for info on your magnetic gearbox drain plugs, and thanks also to the nice helpful lady who took my order for two of them. They arrived the next day and I fitted one to my B50SS which was straightforward usi...
by daves71dream
Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Gearbox
Replies: 15
Views: 2717

Re: B50 Gearbox

you are correct dave not possible to use socket. i use a 3/4 af open ended spanner try to keep it at 180 degrees its tricky as the nut is thin and caution needed as easy to round off. regards midgie. Hi midgie, Thanks for the tip on gearbox drain plug removal. I did manage to remove it as per your ...
by daves71dream
Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Gearbox
Replies: 15
Views: 2717

B50 Gearbox

Hi all, This is my first post as i'm new to B50 ownership. My B50SS has dirty oil in the gearbox so I have to change it. Does anyone have a tip for removing the gearbox drain plug? Also what size is this hexagon nut? I am unable, due to the proximity of the frame tube to get a socket on it or to suc...