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by B44Claus
Mon May 04, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Which tank sealant?
Replies: 16
Views: 3116
Flag: Denmark

Re: Which tank sealant?

Thanks Gunnag, I'll try acetone first to see if it will dissolve the old sealant in the tank. I can't remember what brand of sealer I used back then but it is light brown and has a rubberish feel to it. I'll take a closer look at Sure Seal. Kommando, thanks for referring me to the Indian made tanks ...
by B44Claus
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Which tank sealant?
Replies: 16
Views: 3116
Flag: Denmark

Re: Which tank sealant?

Hi Jeff, Thanks for the response. I would probably have to send the tank abroad as the service you mention doesn't exist in my country(Denmark). If the tank was steel I could get it soldered/brazed or welded but glass fiber tanks are a rarity here and no one will undertake to seal a tank professiona...
by B44Claus
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Which tank sealant?
Replies: 16
Views: 3116
Flag: Denmark

Re: Which tank sealant?

Hello, I'm following up on this old topic to get some input from forum members as to what new developments there are(if any) with regard to tank sealing products. I have a glass fiber tank for my B25 Starfire which I tried to seal 10 - 15 years ago, unsuccessfully as it didn't even last to the MOT s...
by B44Claus
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 camshaft identification
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Flag: Denmark

Re: B44 camshaft identification

Hi Craig,

Th Victor GP cam I have has a "V" on the side of the cam lobe:
41-0584a.jpg
Brgds,
Claus
by B44Claus
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Fork stanchion length??
Replies: 13
Views: 2850
Flag: Denmark

Re: B50 Fork stanchion length??

Hello,

There are longer stanchions available made for the X75 Hurricane either 23 1/8" or 24" length. Will they fit the B50 fork legs? Longer springs will be required also.

Brgds,
Claus
by B44Claus
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 VS 69 Speedo
Replies: 7
Views: 1055
Flag: Denmark

Re: B44 VS 69 Speedo

Hi Henry,

Thanks for the advice, I'll take a look at that.

The book you refer to is available on Amazon(like everything else!):

https://www.amazon.com/Magnetic-Speedom ... B003NGP1F2

Brgds,
Claus
by B44Claus
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 VS 69 Speedo
Replies: 7
Views: 1055
Flag: Denmark

Re: B44 VS 69 Speedo

Hi Minety, Not a politician, just a B44 owner asking for advice... I was trying to understand if the speedometer & drive gear was the correct combination and therefore should work and if I should get a replacement speedometer, then what should I be looking for. Sorry if my incorrect use of units was...
by B44Claus
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 VS 69 Speedo
Replies: 7
Views: 1055
Flag: Denmark

Re: B44 VS 69 Speedo

Thanks Minety, Well, I can't rule out that there has been messed with the speedo at some point. The drive should be right, I have checked the ratio. So it must be the speedo that is faulty. But am I right in assuming that a 150 mph speedo with a 1000 rpm/mile ratio should read correctly with a 15/12...
by B44Claus
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 VS 69 Speedo
Replies: 7
Views: 1055
Flag: Denmark

B44 VS 69 Speedo

Hello gents, My B44 VS came with a speedometer that has the Smith designation: SSM5007/00 1000: Speedo_1.JPG I know it's not correct as it should have a grey face with Smith number SSM5001/05 1000 as per the spares manuals for the Victor Special across the model years. The drive gear is a 15/12 or 1...
by B44Claus
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Little BSS cafe racer
Replies: 47
Views: 4835
Flag: Denmark

Re: Little BSS cafe racer

Hi Francois, If I was you I would just buy a plate manifold for a VM32 and enlarge the hole "C" to 34 mm. If it's rubber you can cut it with a sharp knife, - if it's steel you can file it to the larger diameter. The plate manifold for the VM32 will fit directly to the cylinder head as it has the bol...
by B44Claus
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 gear change
Replies: 3
Views: 1098
Flag: Denmark

Re: B25 gear change

Good afternoon, Thanks Minety & Kommando for the advise and comments. I believe I did all the preparation & checking before assembly. Always hard to remember exactly as the motor was put together a year ago but not mounted in the frame until autumn. But I know I checked that the cam plate spring is ...
by B44Claus
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 gear change
Replies: 3
Views: 1098
Flag: Denmark

B25 gear change

Hello! I have a small gear change issue with my 69 B25 starfire. To engage 4th gear needs a quite firm foot. The same when shifting from 4th down to 3rd. It's not that is doesn't want to engage 4th gear or makes any strange noises, there is just more resistance to overcome. It appears that it shifts...
by B44Claus
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 on the cheap!
Replies: 34
Views: 4183
Flag: Denmark

Re: B44 on the cheap!

Looks super cool!

brgds,
Claus
by B44Claus
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Ben's B50T trail bike
Replies: 38
Views: 7775
Flag: Denmark

Re: bbenxe's B50T flat/street tracker

Thanks Ben, The slide in my pwk is also unmarked so perhaps there is only that slide. The most significant differences between the N427-46 & the N427-48 needles is the diameter which means that the needle jet also has to be different. The length is different too, - but perhaps that is depending on t...
by B44Claus
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Ben's B50T trail bike
Replies: 38
Views: 7775
Flag: Denmark

Re: bbenxe's B50T flat/street tracker

Hi Ben,

Thanks for the response! There might not even be a choice of slides, - anyone knows?

Brgds,
Claus
by B44Claus
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Ben's B50T trail bike
Replies: 38
Views: 7775
Flag: Denmark

Re: bbenxe's B50T flat/street tracker

Hi,
I'm building on a B44 engined project with a similar carburetor. Can you disclose what main jet, idle/slow running jet & slide you have on your bike?

Thanks,
Claus
by B44Claus
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25/B44 wiring
Replies: 14
Views: 6861
Flag: Denmark

Re: B25/B44 wiring

Thanks Commando,
That was exactly my concern with the regulator connected on the battery side of the ignition switch.
Anyway, it shouldn't be an issue if the regulator is OK.

Brgds,
Claus
by B44Claus
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25/B44 wiring
Replies: 14
Views: 6861
Flag: Denmark

Re: B25/B44 wiring

Good evening, I'm rewiring my B25 Starfire and was looking for a modified wiring diagram to work with a Lucas electronic rectifier. I fell over this thread and thinks the wiring diagram is probably what I need. I was just speculating if the battery could discharge through the alternator when the bik...
by B44Claus
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: BSA B50T from Trial to Race bike
Replies: 29
Views: 6522
Flag: Denmark

Re: BSA B50T from Trial to Race bike

Hi Claudio,
Congratulations with your excellent looking bike! If it performs as good as it looks you're on a winner😁
A few questions to settle my curiosity:
Bore x stroke of your motor?
Dyno figures - are they rear wheel horse power?

Brgds,
Claus
by B44Claus
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 Ignition Coil
Replies: 2
Views: 1362
Flag: Denmark

Re: B25 Ignition Coil

Thanks hhh!

Brgds,
Claus
by B44Claus
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 Ignition Coil
Replies: 2
Views: 1362
Flag: Denmark

B25 Ignition Coil

Good afternoon, I'm about to buy a new ignition coil for my 69 B25 Starfire . The ignition will be standard with contact breakers. The parts book gives me OEM number LU45110(BSA no.19-1854). One supplier lists this coil as follows: "Lucas Ignition Coil 12 volt. Body diameter 48mm (1+7/8") Full lengt...
by B44Claus
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: A Front Brake Light Switch (By AA Milne)
Replies: 16
Views: 3380
Flag: Denmark

Re: A Front Brake Light Switch (By AA Milne)

Hi Minety, I didn´t think BSA's had brake light switches activated by the front brake. But recently when I rewired my Starfire I found a wiring diagram that shows a stop light switch for the front brake. The parts book for the B25 doesn't show such a switch. Looking through various parts books it ap...
by B44Claus
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Triumph steel yoke fitment.
Replies: 5
Views: 1554
Flag: Denmark

Re: Triumph steel yoke fitment.

Hi Jim, Norton (Commando) yokes are rather wide between centres at 7 3/8", that's probably more than the OIF Tri/BSA yokes. Earlier Nortons had slimmer forks at 7" btc. The yokes comes with different offset 2 13/16" or 2 1/4", depending on model and year. The wider forks allows you to fit a bigger d...
by B44Claus
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 Taper Head Set Bearing Advice Please
Replies: 4
Views: 1369
Flag: Denmark

Re: B25 Taper Head Set Bearing Advice Please

Good morning, The tager roller bearings available for B25 & B44 are not standard but modified to fit the steering head. You can buy them from several of the main British Bike parts suppliers I bought mine from SRM Engineering ( here I think, but please check before ordering) . I believe Burton Bike ...
by B44Claus
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: cam followers
Replies: 55
Views: 13053
Flag: Denmark

Re: cam followers

Hi guys, Thanks for your replies and comments. The followers didn't have any other visible damages than wear on the surface that contacts with the cam. Not a guarantee off course. Based on your feed-back I ground the wear marks away on the followers taking good care that the surface remained perpend...
by B44Claus
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 1969 B25 Starfire LH sidecover
Replies: 4
Views: 2366
Flag: Denmark

Re: 1969 B25 Starfire LH sidecover

Thanks Kommando,

I'll have a look at that.

Brgds,
Claus
by B44Claus
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: cam followers
Replies: 55
Views: 13053
Flag: Denmark

Re: cam followers

Good afternoon, Rather than creating a new topic about cam followers I thought I might as well continue on this "old" one. The (flat)followers in the B44/68 engine I'm building are worn and it was my original intention to scrap them as I have already bought new ones. However, when I fitted the GP/MX...
by B44Claus
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 1969 B25 Starfire LH sidecover
Replies: 4
Views: 2366
Flag: Denmark

Re: 1969 B25 Starfire LH sidecover

Thanks Kommando, Yes your'e right the lower buffer bracket is missing, in fact I don't have it. Regarding the oddy studs the parts book specify 3 short and 1 long but doesn't say which goes where on either side. I have tried different combinations of short and long studs for the left side cover but ...
by B44Claus
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 1969 B25 Starfire LH sidecover
Replies: 4
Views: 2366
Flag: Denmark

1969 B25 Starfire LH sidecover

Good afternoon, The LH side cover on my 69 Starfire has always been a bad fit. It can be installed with the oddy studs but it doesn't look right and it also fouls the frame were it shouldn't I think. Cover 1.JPG Cover 2.JPG Cover 3.JPG It is as if it sits too high at the rear where it almost touches...
by B44Claus
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Swinging arm bushes
Replies: 8
Views: 2495
Flag: Denmark

Re: Swinging arm bushes

Hello, Just to conclude on this topic about swinging arm bushes in my B25 Starfire: I had a friend turn some brass bushes for me in his lathe B25 Bushes_1.JPG The outer sleeve from the old bushes were left in place as I didn't see the need to remove them. Actually, one of them had been welded to the...
by B44Claus
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 performance camshaft
Replies: 23
Views: 5607
Flag: Denmark

Re: B44 performance camshaft

Thanks Kommando,
Baxter has confirmed it is NOS and appears to be unused and in good condition.

I can only see a V on the side of the cam, - would there normally be a part number on the cam shaft to identify it as a genuine GP item?

Brgds,
Claus
by B44Claus
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 performance camshaft
Replies: 23
Views: 5607
Flag: Denmark

Re: B44 performance camshaft

Hello, Baxter is listing a B44 GP camshaft. I can't see any numbers on it, what do you think - is it the genuine BSA item? https://www.baxtercycle.com/product/41-0584/ 41-0584a.jpg 41-0584b.jpg 41-0584c.jpg There is also some discoloring on the lobes, hard to tell if it's anything to worry about or ...
by B44Claus
Fri May 25, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 265
Views: 54637
Flag: Denmark

Re: Star

Congratulations Beat, you have found a treasure chest full of gold! Finding a genuine GS BB/CB/DB34 frame will be difficult and costly but a B31 frame will fit nicely and will look almost identical to the real thing. However, being so close to a true GS frame the B31 item is also becoming increasing...
by B44Claus
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 Exhaust Pipe
Replies: 13
Views: 3615
Flag: Denmark

Re: B44 Exhaust Pipe

Thanks Didlydon, You are probably right about the noise impact from the MX style megaphone, - it could very well be unsuitable for normal road use. Did you run your bike on public roads with the mega? Is there a significant difference? The standard silencer I currently have on my bike gives a just a...
by B44Claus
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 Exhaust Pipe
Replies: 13
Views: 3615
Flag: Denmark

B44 Exhaust Pipe

Hello, A couple of years ago I bought a B44 GP "Silencer" or perhaps more correctly a Megaphone from Burton Bike Bits. MX silencer.PNG It was bought as part no. 40-2814 Idea was to install it on my 69 Victor. However, I soon realized it wouldn't fit properly as it would point out too far to the righ...
by B44Claus
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 camshaft
Replies: 10
Views: 3089
Flag: Denmark

Re: B44 camshaft

Hi again, another typing error from my side to add confusion :???: Sorry! "BSA must have moved the cam followers and cam bearing outwards in the B50 LH crankcase casting to account for the bigger opening for the cylinder liner with enlarged bore." I meant Right Hand side( RH ) crankcase not left! Br...
by B44Claus
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 camshaft
Replies: 10
Views: 3089
Flag: Denmark

Re: B44 camshaft

Hi, I have corrected the early B44 journal diameter in my chart to 9/16. Thanks hhh for pointing that out. Unit singles Cam.PNG JB, thanks for explaining the reason for the spacer in the 71 B25: B25 71 spacer.PNG B25 71 spacer_1.PNG BSA must have moved the cam followers and cam bearing outwards in t...
by B44Claus
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 camshaft
Replies: 10
Views: 3089
Flag: Denmark

Re: B44 camshaft

Thanks again, BSA listed different part numbers for the cam for different years and models, not only due to the different journal dimensions. However, cam profiles must be identical for some of these? It's a bit confusing :???: ! I have tried to compile an overview of the cam numbers across years an...
by B44Claus
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 camshaft
Replies: 10
Views: 3089
Flag: Denmark

Re: B44 camshaft

Thanks hhh, The camshaft I have for the 68 B44 engine I'm building is very worn so I'll have to source a new camshaft anyway. By converting to the later 3/4" cam bush I would have a bigger selection of cams as the later B44 and B50 cams would fit, - is that correct? But I also read somewhere that B5...
by B44Claus
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 MX Motor
Replies: 48
Views: 13816
Flag: Denmark

Re: B44 MX Motor

Hello Radman, Very interesting project you a working on :thumb A couple of comments from my side if you don't mind :smile: The big end bearing needs a good steady supply of oil to lubricate it but just as important to provide cooling. The modification you are considering to improve top end lubricati...