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by pbrosnan
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Best fork gaiters
Replies: 4
Views: 2211

Best fork gaiters

HI all, My fork gaiters are falling apart ... again. I think they're just some generic type that I bought from one of the online vintage British bike sites. A mate of mine reckons that I should be able to find a 'better' and possibly more 'authentic' product. Is he right? My view is that these types...
by pbrosnan
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Mikuni for B44 - too big?
Replies: 25
Views: 6638

Re: Mikuni for B44 - too big?

Got a Wassell Amal copy on my B44SS and it is a brilliant starter and it idles well. Ive fitted an air lever and its a one or at most two kick start on a cold morning. The mazac slide is wearing quite quickly though so I might go to a hard anodized one before too long. That's interesting as that's ...
by pbrosnan
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Mikuni for B44 - too big?
Replies: 25
Views: 6638

Re: Mikuni for B44 - too big?

Thing I like best about the Mik is the rock steady tickover. The ability to sit at traffic lights with your hands off the bars without worrying it's going to go phut and stall the very second the lights turn to green... Sounds like you have found the Grail Ian. I received a different flange fitting...
by pbrosnan
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Mikuni for B44 - too big?
Replies: 25
Views: 6638

Re: Mikuni for B44 - too big?

Hi,

Ian, with regard to the bolts, where did you source them?
by pbrosnan
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Mikuni for B44 - too big?
Replies: 25
Views: 6638

Re: Mikuni for B44 - too big?

Thanks for the reply Ian. Did you re-tap the head studs? They look like bolts in the photo.
by pbrosnan
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Mikuni for B44 - too big?
Replies: 25
Views: 6638

Mikuni for B44 - too big?

Hi all, I realise that the topic probably makes everyone groan with contempt as it's been done to death but, I just got a VM 32 through the mail from a firm in Queensland who reckon this is the right carby for the B44 SS. The thing is large, 101mm long from inlet to outlet. Way too big to fit in the...
by pbrosnan
Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 19T sprocket on B44VS
Replies: 4
Views: 2263

Re: 19T sprocket on B44VS

Hi Mal,

Thanks for the reply, let me know what you think after the longer ride?
by pbrosnan
Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 19T sprocket on B44VS
Replies: 4
Views: 2263

19T sprocket on B44VS

HI all, Hi all, trust we are well. Been a while as I've been rebuilding the shed so as to provide more space and security for bike tampering. Anyway, I've bought a 19T gearbox sprocket some time back and feel that it's time to do something with it, e.g. put it on the bike. I see that the 17T is also...
by pbrosnan
Sat Aug 08, 2015 3:07 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: BSA B44 Shooting Star fuel tank
Replies: 8
Views: 5884

Re: BSA B44 Shooting Star fuel tank

Hi all, Here's some pictures of the B44SS tank. overall it's not bad. The badges weren't included and they don't sit all that flush on the tank. I've filed one badge down on the lower side to improve the fit but it still needs a bit of work. I'm thinking that I might try leaving it bare metal and ha...
by pbrosnan
Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: BSA B44 Shooting Star fuel tank
Replies: 8
Views: 5884

Re: BSA B44 Shooting Star fuel tank

Hi all,

Just put through a PayPal payment for 378 AUD for a B25/44ss fuel tank from vintageindiaautoworld13@yahoo.com. Let you know what it's like when it gets here (Perth WA). Not a bad idea to keep a thread like this going so people can share their experiences of these after market suppliers.
by pbrosnan
Sun Jun 21, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Brand new B50
Replies: 3
Views: 2232

Re: Brand new B50

I think the this owner would have made sure the internals stayed in top shape. Still, interesting thoughts.
by pbrosnan
Sun Jun 21, 2015 3:19 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Brand new B50
Replies: 3
Views: 2232

Brand new B50

Hi all,

Just saw one. A 1972/73 B50MX. Never had fuel in the tank. Any ideas on what it would be worth? My guess is around 15K AUD for the right person.
by pbrosnan
Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: BSA B44 Shooting Star fuel tank
Replies: 8
Views: 5884

Re: BSA B44 Shooting Star fuel tank

Hi Rich,

Thanks for the reply. That's correct, it's a fibreglass tank. I have been looking for a steel tank. Looks like the Indian ones are all that's available and there have been some concerns about quality. Do you know of any any other sources?

cheers

Patrick.
by pbrosnan
Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: BSA B44 Shooting Star fuel tank
Replies: 8
Views: 5884

BSA B44 Shooting Star fuel tank

Hi all, The tank on the B44 has started to bubble around the filler neck. This tank was taken back to bare glass and re-coated and then painted and then sealed however it's hard to make it completely sealed and a there must have been a pin hole and some fuel has got in. So, I'll probably get it redo...
by pbrosnan
Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 Kick start binding
Replies: 3
Views: 1979

Re: B44 Kick start binding

Thanks chaps. Judicious use of the BFH has solved the problem. I think the key think is to tap it in the opposite direction to the kick action which is same direction that you you're striking the cotter pin (i.e towards the back wheel) when you have to take the lever off. This could be the source of...
by pbrosnan
Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 Kick start binding
Replies: 3
Views: 1979

B44 Kick start binding

Hi all, Happy New Year! As usual everything works fine until it doesn't. The Beeza has decided that it's not going to return the kick start to its useful position requiring a hook move with the boot to get it back to the top. It's not the spring. I've been able to ascertain that when the timing side...
by pbrosnan
Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 VS:Oil in timing side
Replies: 14
Views: 5199

Re: B44 VS:Oil in timing side

The oil in the gearbox is the same as the engine, as per the BSA spec. sorry patrick, I should read more carefully the first question and should shut up my mouth because I just know somethng abouth the B50 and have no knowlidge abouth other BSA unit singles. :oops: :oops: :oops: beat No worries, I ...
by pbrosnan
Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 VS:Oil in timing side
Replies: 14
Views: 5199

Re: B44 VS:Oil in timing side

steve m wrote: The oil in the gearbox is the same as the engine, as per the BSA spec. i wish :!: ;-) :lol: all joking aside. Patrick, i'd just make sure the tiny hole is clear and make sure you seal off down the centre divide so you keep your gearbox oil in the gearbox (even though it's the same, i...
by pbrosnan
Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:29 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 VS:Oil in timing side
Replies: 14
Views: 5199

Re: B44 VS:Oil in timing side

thanks markus, as allways, there are exeptions on the way: DSCN0811.jpg the timed engine breather gos in a ( black ) hose straight up in to the fraim / oiltank. the little tiny hole is plugged by a screw. not in use anymore. hi patrick, try to find out is this oil from the gearbox ore from the engi...
by pbrosnan
Sat Nov 15, 2014 2:35 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 VS:Oil in timing side
Replies: 14
Views: 5199

B44 VS:Oil in timing side

Hi Gentlemen,

I took of the timing side cover to replace the return spring ... again and about 20ml of oil ran out. Anyone have experience of this? Is it a cause for concern?

cheers

Patrick.
by pbrosnan
Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:18 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 Gaiter replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 3014

Re: B44 Gaiter replacement

Thanks fellas. I'll probably just have to tread very carefully when putting that top nut back on as the consensus here among some metal workers is that I won't find a tool that will match the thread inside the stanchion to clean it up. Perhaps some grease both mineral and elbow is the answer. Let me...
by pbrosnan
Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:25 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 Gaiter replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 3014

Re: B44 Gaiter replacement

I just thought I'd elaborate on the my experience as it might help people when they have the same problem (stanchion removal). Why BSA decided that ramming the top of the stanchion into a tapered hole was a good idea is a mystery to me. The Ratio book told me that I would need to 'tap' the yoke upwa...
by pbrosnan
Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 Gaiter replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 3014

Re: B44 Gaiter replacement

Talking to myself, first sign of madness. No wait that's buying an old British Bike. ANYWAY, got the bastard fork legs off HOWEVER may have caused some damage to the thread inside one of the stanchions, top nut very difficult to thread on. Any thoughts on thread repair? I could probably force the nu...
by pbrosnan
Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 Gaiter replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 3014

B44 Gaiter replacement

Hi all, I'm endeavoring to replace some split gaiters. It looks like I'll have to remove the fork tube to slide the new gaiter on (this is a 67/68 B25 frame) from the top there being too many protrusions for them to simply slide on from the bottom. Have removed all the flummery and taken bolts out a...
by pbrosnan
Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:38 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 69 B44VS rockerbox stud replacement
Replies: 18
Views: 4732

Re: 69 B44VS rockerbox stud replacement

Hello Patrick, We've done a few of those now. Personally if I was going to wire thread insert the head I would change to UNC. We have socket headed cap screws here in many pitches and diameters. Would you be countersinking the rocker cover or running them proud? These are questions to address. If y...
by pbrosnan
Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 69 B44VS rockerbox stud replacement
Replies: 18
Views: 4732

Re: 69 B44VS rockerbox stud replacement

Nostalgia Ian, no rational explanation.
by pbrosnan
Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:55 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 69 B44VS rockerbox stud replacement
Replies: 18
Views: 4732

Re: 69 B44VS rockerbox stud replacement

Thanks for the replies chaps. Mark, I've taken up your kind offer and sent an email. As I understand it there are 9 studs: 7x1/4W and 2x5/16W where the head steady attaches. The 5/16 ones are supposed to have a hollow dowel. Is there a problem with this dowel and not using the same sizes. i.e. the b...
by pbrosnan
Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:37 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 69 B44VS rockerbox stud replacement
Replies: 18
Views: 4732

69 B44VS rockerbox stud replacement

Hi all, I wonder if anyone knows what bolts are needed to replace the studs on the rockerbox? Been looking high and low for some definitive info but no luck. Diameters aren't a problem it's more the length that I'm interested in. I plan to helicoil the bottom threads and replace with bolts. Finding ...
by pbrosnan
Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44SS Rear Shocks
Replies: 22
Views: 7562

Re: B44SS Rear Shocks

With some fiddling with the lever at the wheel end and the handle bar lever I appear to have reduced the travel in the handle bar end lever. Not sure why but I'm not arguing with it.
by pbrosnan
Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:04 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44SS Rear Shocks
Replies: 22
Views: 7562

Re: B44SS Rear Shocks

Hi all, Revived this thread as I've another question. Does anyone know how to adjust the front brake on this type of bike? Currently the brake lever is just about touching the hand grip when I apply the brake and there's not adjustment left on the handle bar end of the cable. I've checked the manual...
by pbrosnan
Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44SS Rear Shocks
Replies: 22
Views: 7562

Re: B44SS Rear Shocks

I removed my shocks this morning to return to Sammy Miller for repair. Like the good boy that I am, I measured the top and bottom fittings. Top bolt dia miked at 9.34mm Bottom stud dia miked at 12.81mm I'll let you do the imperial conversion ... Hope this helps. Ian 3/8 and 1/2 inch. Thanks for the...
by pbrosnan
Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:58 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44SS Rear Shocks
Replies: 22
Views: 7562

Re: B44SS Rear Shocks

Use a couple of pieces from your socket set to suit, and squash together in a vice, they normally come out fairly easily. I glue them in the new shocks so they don't wander about in use. You mean like a socket and a drive? Or one large socket on one side and a small one on the other to push it out?...
by pbrosnan
Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44SS Rear Shocks
Replies: 22
Views: 7562

Re: B44SS Rear Shocks

Hi all,

Thanks for the replies. I had wondered if reusing the old bottom bushes was possible. What did you all use for pressing them out?

cheers

Patrick.
by pbrosnan
Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:00 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44SS Rear Shocks
Replies: 22
Views: 7562

Re: B44SS Rear Shocks

minetymenace wrote:<135 to the forum pbrosnan, nice bike! Don't forget to add it to the register.

Someone who knows will answer your question shortly....
Hi there,

I checked the add to the database form but it doesn't have a B44 in the drop down.

cheers

Patrick.
by pbrosnan
Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44SS Rear Shocks
Replies: 22
Views: 7562

Re: B44SS Rear Shocks

Here's a photo
by pbrosnan
Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44SS Rear Shocks
Replies: 22
Views: 7562

B44SS Rear Shocks

Hi all, My B44 has, according to the frame number, a B25 frame. Nonetheless I bought a set of rear shocks for a B44 and found that the eye is wider at the bottom than at the top. Of course the shocks I bought have the same sized eye at the top and bottom. Anyone else seen this. It's a PITA as I'm in...