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by SteveS
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 69
Views: 10684
Flag: England

Re: Typhoon BX60V

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Couldn't resist putting the engine in the frame :razz:
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NS with engine.JPG
NS with engine
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OS with engine.JPG
OS with engine
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OS qtr fr with engine.JPG
OS qtr fr with engine
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NS Engine.JPG
NS Engine
by SteveS
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 69
Views: 10684
Flag: England

Re: Typhoon BX60V

. A few more parts fabricated, together with the completion of the rear wheel. . The project has taken so long I thought I would give myself a bit of a boost and assemble some of the parts into a rolling chassis :smile: . NS rolling chassis.JPG . OS rolling chassis.JPG . OS qtr rolling chassis.JPG ...
by SteveS
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B40 and B44 motor in OIF chassis
Replies: 7
Views: 756
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Re: B40 and B44 motor in OIF chassis

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I didn't go as far as tapping out to 7/16", I just used a 3/8" bolt, one for each footrest, but I'm only a little fella :smile: Also welded heavy duty washers to the cut ends of the tube
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Underside B50 OIF frame with B44 round barrel motor.JPG
Underside B50 OIF frame with B44 round barrel motor
by SteveS
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 69
Views: 10684
Flag: England

Re: Typhoon BX60V

. Found some free time, so finished truing the front wheel and fitted the tyre :ban. Hell of a workout in this hot weather :grin: . Fr Wheel.JPG . I used some cheap rim protectors. They worked really well :eek: Recommend you invest in a pair if contemplating changing tyres :thumb . Wheel Change Rim...
by SteveS
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 69
Views: 10684
Flag: England

Re: Typhoon BX60V

. Hi Scott Thanks for the advice regarding the stand. Will bear it in mind when I get to the final stages of truing the wheels. Managed to lace up the front wheel which has a Triumph Meriden disc hub. I will be fitting twin discs. Still need to centralise the rim but at least it's all together . Hu...
by SteveS
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Grease retainers - hubs
Replies: 3
Views: 211
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Re: Grease retainers - hubs

Thanks guys

I'll get busy on the lathe
by SteveS
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Grease retainers - hubs
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Flag: England

Grease retainers - hubs

Hi I believe the majority replace OEM specified bearings for wheel hubs with those that come with seals. Therefore apart from spacing everything correctly on the wheel spindle/axle is the any need to keep the grease retainers if all the grease is kept in the bearings by the seals? Could they be repl...
by SteveS
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 69
Views: 10684
Flag: England

Re: Typhoon BX60V

. While waiting on some more welding to be completed I've been working on the rear wheel. To help with the wheel build I invested in a truing stand. I have been looking around at the various ones advertised and ended up purchasing the one here . It's fairly robust and will certainly be more than ad...
by SteveS
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 69
Views: 10684
Flag: England

Re: Typhoon BX60V

Hi Tom

Yes, I will bear that in mind. Hopefully I will have a better idea of where any problem lies over the next few weeks.
by SteveS
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 69
Views: 10684
Flag: England

Re: Typhoon BX60V

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Hi Joe
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Gerry's correct, black frame and Chevrolet Hugger Orange for the tank / seat unit.
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Currently waiting for my Borrani rims to arrive so I can make a start on the wheels. Did have a pair of the correct rims but can't find them anywhere
by SteveS
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 69
Views: 10684
Flag: England

Re: Typhoon BX60V

. Temporarily fitted gearbox sprocket, made up front engine spacers, bolted t/s crankcase in place, s/arm positioned, just need to find the rear wheel to check the chain alignment, I know I put it somewhere :oops: . Gbox Sprocket.JPG . Fr Engine spacers.JPG . Checked clearance between engines plate...
by SteveS
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 69
Views: 10684
Flag: England

Re: Typhoon BX60V

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Good point Gerry.
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I'll drop in a pack of desiccant (silica gel) to keep things dry :thumb
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Should just have enough room for a spark plug and feeler gauges :grin:
by SteveS
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 69
Views: 10684
Flag: England

Re: Typhoon BX60V

. Hi Gerry . Ignition will be fired from the regular location but as you say the points cover will be miles away. Since the 5 speed gearbox projects such a long way out I had to fabricate a couple of covers to get everything to line up. The final outer cover at the front acts as a small toolbox whi...
by SteveS
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 69
Views: 10684
Flag: England

Re: Typhoon BX60V

. Seems like I spent half of the day making the rear engine plates :roll: Don't know where the time goes . Blanks on left, original A65 plate on right.jpg . Completed engine plates.jpg . Engine plates in place.jpg . I have a sneaking suspicion that the swing arm may foul the engine plates so will f...
by SteveS
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 69
Views: 10684
Flag: England

Re: Typhoon BX60V

Hi Beat

In essence it's a BSA A65 frame - pre oil in frame with a few modifications. Hopefully things will become clearer as the project moves forward.

As you say lots of work ahead :grin:
by SteveS
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 69
Views: 10684
Flag: England

Re: Typhoon BX60V

Hi Beat

What's troubling you?
by SteveS
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Getting out the little bearing of the layshaft
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Flag: England

Re: Getting out the little bearing of the layshaft

I've used the technique before as a younger man. :thumb

Just be careful how hard you hit the drift as you can knock out a hole in the back of the casting. It's just over 2mm thick. Ask me how I know :oops:

If you support the back of the casting you should be ok
by SteveS
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 69
Views: 10684
Flag: England

Re: Typhoon BX60V

. Picked up the frame from the welders this afternoon. Making some progress at last :ban . ns front.JPG . os front.jpg . ns rear.JPG . I've still got a lot of work to do on the frame. Main task will be to bolt the engine in place, mount the swinging arm and rear wheel and then check sprocket alignm...
by SteveS
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Tube Size
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Flag: England

Re: Tube Size

Hi,

Quite a few suppliers list an inner tube that fit a range of tyre sizes e.g.

Michelin 18MF (Centre Metal Valve) Motorcycle Inner Tube
Can fit: 3.25-18, 3.50-18, 4.10-18, 100/90-18, 110/80-18.

Regards
by SteveS
Tue May 28, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: b25ss timing cover bung plug/past shortage of B50 kickstart quadrants
Replies: 17
Views: 1320
Flag: England

Re: b25ss timing cover bung plug

Hi I believe this was a feature on some of the BSA WDB40 models as there was a different requirement for establishing the gearbox oil level. This was not a standard feature on oif variants that I am aware of. However as the boss is already cast in place a PO may have made use of it. Someone may be a...
by SteveS
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 209
Views: 24596
Flag: England

Re: Star

Great work Beat! :thumb

My guess at the weight is 205kg.

Would love to see a video of the bike in action with passenger!

Regards
by SteveS
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 69
Views: 10684
Flag: England

Re: Typhoon BX60V

. More work on brackets. . This time it's the rear shock top mounts. Been putting off making them for ages as I knew it would be tricky................ I've made them from 3.0mm mild steel. The originals were 12 gauge (approx 2.6mm). I didn't use any heat just a BFH :lol: The final shape is effecti...
by SteveS
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Project Mail from Beat
Replies: 203
Views: 41976
Flag: England

Re: Project Mail from Beat

Hi Beat This must be very frustrating for you In the UK until recently we had to have our BSA's MoT'd every year. Some MoT test stations took a more pragmatic view of testing and understood that the brakes on a 50 year old bike would not pass tests to today's standards. I had my favourite MoT test s...
by SteveS
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Big tank for 1971 B25T
Replies: 30
Views: 3378
Flag: England

Re: Big tank for 1971 B25T

minetymenace: don't think any of the oif tanks had a strap underneath....
Hi Gerry

See post here from the late Steve m

Regards
by SteveS
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 69
Views: 10684
Flag: England

Re: Typhoon BX60V

. Just been reminded that the idea for this project started March 28th 2009 which is 10 years ago :shock: Where does the time go? . Completed some work on swinging arm pivots: . 1. S-Arm Adjuster Plates.jpg . 2. Adj plates tacked in place using original s-arm pivot as datum.jpg . 3. Adj Plates.JPG ...
by SteveS
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Thread size/type - Primary slotted inspection plug
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Flag: England

Re: Thread size/type - Primary slotted inspection plug

Thanks Mark

I was taking bets with myself that you would know :smile:

Regards Steve
by SteveS
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Thread size/type - Primary slotted inspection plug
Replies: 4
Views: 787
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Thread size/type - Primary slotted inspection plug

I have a very good primary cover but a previous owner has stripped the thread completely from one of the inspection holes that take the screw in slotted plugs (57-2166 / 70-9800). Does anyone have any idea of the thread as I was going to get the primary cover welded and then re-cut the thread. Any h...
by SteveS
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 69
Views: 10684
Flag: England

Re: Typhoon BX60V

. Very slow progress, too cold in the unit, no heating :( . Made a few brackets, take forever to complete: 2 x Oil tank brackets, one of the two top mounts still to make 1 x Oil cooler bracket 2 x Seat rail tube plugs . Frame brackets 1.jpg . Next job is to make up the swinging arm pivot plates but...
by SteveS
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B 50 tachometer drive
Replies: 5
Views: 904
Flag: England

Re: B 50 tachometer drive

Hi Jean Paul

I was thinking the same, but I've never been able to compare the two parts to see if it's possible.

There is an unobtainable tacho drive on ebay UK at the moment - see here

Regards
by SteveS
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 69
Views: 10684
Flag: England

Re: Typhoon BX60V

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Yes, from a scrapped R3 Mk 1 frame, got it via an add on the Triples Online forum
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Footrest brckts tacked in place.jpg
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by SteveS
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 69
Views: 10684
Flag: England

Re: Typhoon BX60V

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Hi Gerry

Thanks for the info etc.

Christmas has caught up with me so I won't be doing a lot more until the New Year.

Having said that I did get an early Christmas present. Wasn't actually a present, I had to pay for them, but you know what I mean
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R3 pillion mounts.jpg
by SteveS
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 69
Views: 10684
Flag: England

Re: Typhoon BX60V

Hi Gerry Brituro made me up a top and bottom set of silencers a few years ago. Will need to fabricate an exhaust, one into two, sometime further down the road...... I've given up on the electric start for the time being, something for the future? Five speed box is taken care of Rigid engine mounts, ...
by SteveS
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 69
Views: 10684
Flag: England

Re: Typhoon BX60V

. Running around like a lunatic today to try and get a few bits finished as the rest of the week will be taken up with Christmas preparations. Bottom yoke now drilled and counter-bored for the headlamp mount. Gave the yoke a quick polish; needs more work to make good. The steering stem fits ok and ...
by SteveS
Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 69
Views: 10684
Flag: England

Re: Typhoon BX60V

. Well spotted JB. Gerry, I didn't realise there were two types of Hurricane headlamp bracket? Been messing with then seat rails; finally got them how I want them (I think!). Held in place with tape until I summon up courage to have another go at welding. May just tack weld them in place until I ha...
by SteveS
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 69
Views: 10684
Flag: England

Re: Typhoon BX60V

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Bottom yoke back from welders.

As you can see I cut off the handlebar mounts and got the 4 holes welded up and then got the welder to add a lump of aluminium at the front which will be where the headlamp bracket mounts
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Bottom yoke (1).jpg
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by SteveS
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 69
Views: 10684
Flag: England

Re: Typhoon BX60V

Hi Gerry Yes, sticking with BSA / Triumph stanchions and brakes. Paint came off the yoke very easily with modern paint stripper ( the sort that normally wouldn't take the skin off a rice pudding). The die cast finish is pretty good and polished up well. Made up bracket to attach the speedo / tacho h...
by SteveS
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 69
Views: 10684
Flag: England

Re: Typhoon BX60V

Hi Kommando In my case i found a pdf on-line from a company that makes fork braces. The pdf contained details of fork stanchion diameter and distance between centres. The yokes I selected matched the measurements I needed plus the design was reminiscent of what I was trying to replicate i.e. Ceriani...
by SteveS
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 69
Views: 10684
Flag: England

Re: Typhoon BX60V

Hi Gerry They are both top yokes but I intend adapting one to use as the bottom yoke. Your correct, all the disc yokes produced by Triumph were steel. These are from an Italian source ;-) and they suit 35mm stanchions at 195mm centres. The top yoke won't need any alterations, just need to make a bra...
by SteveS
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 69
Views: 10684
Flag: England

Re: Typhoon BX60V

Yokes have finally turned up. I was looking for a set with stanchion centres of around 195mm to suit a twin disc set-up. Also wanted them in aluminium so I could polish them. Just figuring out the steering damper arrangement. As I am using a modified A65 frame it may be easiest to follow that path ....
by SteveS
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 69
Views: 10684
Flag: England

Re: Typhoon BX60V

. Rear frame tubes now in place. . NS Rear frame rails.jpg . OS Rear frame rail s.jpg . Beat, Tom & Kommando, thanks for the advice on tube bending :thumb I will use the info you have provided for the next stage, which is to make up the seat support rails. Also need to practice my welding technique...