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by 2manyrides
Wed May 20, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 318
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Re: Tyres

I vote for K81’s. In the 45+ years riding my ss, they’ve always been my favorite. And I have burned through many a tire. I have never worried about what fits the rear. Fatter the better. But I put up for discussion the tire soze availabe for the front regarding K81’s... I ran the 3.60 when they were...
by 2manyrides
Sat May 16, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Amal vs Wassell carburetor
Replies: 45
Views: 1746
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Re: Amal vs Wassell carburetor

Off topic too...
Plus one. Great site, long time enthusiast.

I once signed up for facebook, canceled next day after being hit-up over and over.
I am willing to miss out on what it has to offer.
2many
by 2manyrides
Sun May 10, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 36 Hole Front Hub Options
Replies: 15
Views: 505
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Re: 36 Hole Front Hub Options

Right, no dimples...
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Do you have to have dimples?
by 2manyrides
Tue May 05, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: MX Exhaust Question
Replies: 7
Views: 417
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Re: MX Exhaust Question

The B50 pages @ parkers classics link is below; http://www.parkersclassics.com/category_s/21.htm Type muffler in his search box. I contacted him about 9 months ago as it had been a long time. He said, "yes" he was still up and running, but things had been slow. The muffler he had copied is like what...
by 2manyrides
Tue May 05, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: MX Exhaust Question
Replies: 7
Views: 417
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Re: MX Exhaust Question

My take is; You have the correct type header pipe. Though the mx came with a more “black chrome@ looking finish than what yours looks like. I suspect yours is from a t or ss model, but still proper diamentions. Yes, the tail end runs close to the bracket bolt. Yes, the beefed up hanger on the tr5mx ...
by 2manyrides
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Frame number picture
Replies: 2
Views: 314
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Re: B50 Frame number picture

Here's a few examples;
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by 2manyrides
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Zener diode
Replies: 18
Views: 691
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Re: Zener diode

Yes please Basil - you know my address. I have fitted a std OIF electrical box to my machine although it is only for show. I could easily attach the ZD to the electrical box as per the original spec and extend the cable to suit. Would I then need an earthing cable from the box to the frame or do I ...
by 2manyrides
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Zener diode
Replies: 18
Views: 691
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Re: Zener diode

Isn’t a failed zenor diode a direct short? Doesn’t a. zenor diode dissipate excess electricity to heat? And that aluminum plate is not enough of a heat sink... Zenor diodes can last a long time. I think this may be the reason for the failure over time. I used to run one of my bsa’s with the zenor on...
by 2manyrides
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Front Brake Stay/Fork?
Replies: 19
Views: 893
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Re: Front Brake Stay/Fork?

That stay nut on the brake plate belongs behind the right fork???? Don’t know. It has been so long since I have bolted one of those brakes to my forks.
by 2manyrides
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: High level pipe
Replies: 1
Views: 284
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Re: High level pipe

I bought a beautiful chrome wassel high pipe quite a few years ago. The bend was perfect but the stay was off... way off, un-usable.
Try peter... he knows about that and maybe the pipes are sorted out by now.
by 2manyrides
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Fixed my Exhaust leak at the head
Replies: 9
Views: 1275
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Re: Fixed my Exhaust leak at the head

I agree with mm...
Next time use liquid steel or muffler seal.
Silicone just wont do it.
Also it is helpful to install a heat radiator from a twin to prevent it from blowing out so quick. I don’t run a speedo at all, but I get years out of that method.
by 2manyrides
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B40 in OIF frame issues
Replies: 35
Views: 3984
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Re: B40 in OIF frame issues

Has it been re-sleeved?
Mine had a baffling knock that was solved by milling a little off the head in order to hold the sleeve down in place.
by 2manyrides
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Never change the gearbox oil
Replies: 7
Views: 1572
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Re: Never change the gearbox oil

I chipped off a tooth like that once. The third gear. You could feel it every revolution.
by 2manyrides
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: ongoing problem/headlight wire
Replies: 20
Views: 3698
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Re: ongoing problem/headlight wire

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Took a photo this morning of the wire as it would like to sit after it had broken. Seems to me that maybe I need to shim out the bottom’s final mounting position.
Ordering new wires today.
by 2manyrides
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: ongoing problem/headlight wire
Replies: 20
Views: 3698
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Re: ongoing problem/headlight wire

I hear you about breaking all the tabs! I have sorted out many through the years. Currently have my original front fender aside due to a front left wire failure. BUT, in 84 when the bike was painted, I painted two sets of body parts. So I am on fender number two now. Yes, there is a factory steel su...
by 2manyrides
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: ongoing problem/headlight wire
Replies: 20
Views: 3698
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Re: ongoing problem/headlight wire

I have never had one break, although I've always been aware of the issue, I've run with and without the internal steel bar and I prefer to run with it as it can stop the headlight shell from cracking around the welded nuts inside the headlamp, which has been the only issue I've had with the origina...
by 2manyrides
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: ongoing problem/headlight wire
Replies: 20
Views: 3698
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Re: ongoing problem/headlight wire

Is it always the same side? Do the bolts line up or do you have to force them to fit. From the picture it looks like the broken sections are not lining up. Chrome plating and rust can induce stress cracks in metal that is under stress or misaligned. Jeff It is the left side that typically breaks fi...
by 2manyrides
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: ongoing problem/headlight wire
Replies: 20
Views: 3698
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Re: ongoing problem/headlight wire

:werd chronic snapping of the wire
by 2manyrides
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: ongoing problem/headlight wire
Replies: 20
Views: 3698
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Re: ongoing problem/headlight wire

It will be a week or more before I even address a few things in the b50ss. But in the interum, I am looking for any one’s insight, experiance, ect, as to what to look for in order to solve this reoccuring breakage I get. I do not feel that my bike’s installation is crooked. My bike has never been in...
by 2manyrides
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: ongoing problem/headlight wire
Replies: 20
Views: 3698
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ongoing problem/headlight wire

I have had an ongoing problem with the breaking of the headlight wire. For years I have just run with a broken one and my custom "splint" on there to hold things together. (Splint equals a short length of vinyl tubing and an electrical "bond lug" over the top of it.) I have been running 30+ years wi...
by 2manyrides
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Locating conical hub rear wheel bearings correctly
Replies: 3
Views: 1504
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Re: Locating conical hub rear wheel bearings correctly

Dirty extra wheel there. Hope it is of some help for you. <069
by 2manyrides
Fri May 03, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: April 27th 2019 bsaoc motherlode ride
Replies: 9
Views: 3439
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Re: April 27th 2019 bsaoc motherlode ride

Thank you beat and skippy. Although I never stopped lurking on the message board, I was deprived of riding the bsa.
So...
It’s like I never left.

Had it out yesterday.
by 2manyrides
Thu May 02, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: April 27th 2019 bsaoc motherlode ride
Replies: 9
Views: 3439
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Re: April 27th 2019 bsaoc motherlode ride

As the world moves on there are less of us old blue hairs left to keep up the tradition.

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by 2manyrides
Thu May 02, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: April 27th 2019 bsaoc motherlode ride
Replies: 9
Views: 3439
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April 27th 2019 bsaoc motherlode ride

[youtube]https://youtu.be/YNl9eKYLXlI[/youtube] Hello everybody, you might say I have been away. My bike has had the registration and insurance paid for each year, but had not been ridden since 2014. And with all this sitting around in the garage it wet sumped and required a complete rub down. I kep...
by 2manyrides
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 MX Oil Level ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2254
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Re: B50 MX Oil Level ?

Welcome to the world of wetsumping. Although that is pretty quick! Should make it easier to find.
by 2manyrides
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: gasket question
Replies: 3
Views: 1350
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Re: gasket question

There is a primary gasket for the left side.
There are no gaskets for the right side... what-so-ever.
by 2manyrides
Tue May 22, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: frame problems
Replies: 15
Views: 4741
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Re: frame problems

I guess you can see what is done there... Piece of angle iron. 45’s cut out, bent into a u shape. I cleaned up the surface of the lower tree from the original stopper’s mauling. I made my measurements correctly and you can not hit your tank. Just the sound of it when you wap the forks back and forth...
by 2manyrides
Sun May 20, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: frame problems
Replies: 15
Views: 4741
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Re: frame problems

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The fix was easy enough for me, long, long ago. Never a problem since. Saw the old bent metal off and weld over the top of the left over flat sides right and left.
by 2manyrides
Sun May 20, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Rim Locks
Replies: 7
Views: 2351
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Re: Rim Locks

Why bother to fill the hole at all? Speaking of rim locks. Here is an alterative. I have spun avalve stem off the tube with a road only b50, but not with these... https://s5.postimg.cc/gfacrg4ev/IMG_1389.jpg https://s5.postimg.cc/y2g8ebxqv/DSC00055.jpg https://s5.postimg.cc/ngwd2brfb/DSC00056.jpg
by 2manyrides
Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 8" Conical front brake with 21" rim: Any thoughts?
Replies: 42
Views: 7248
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Re: 8" Conical front brake with 21" rim: Any thoughts?

I am really late to this discussion and the subject has changed a bit, but I would like to show my example. Laced up in the late seventies to a sun rim... On one of my SS's turned dirt worthy. Later, in action on the MX. And now quite nicely paired with a sun rim laced to the rear. Old Photos 092 ps...
by 2manyrides
Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50MX chain guide/brake arm
Replies: 4
Views: 1598
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Re: B50MX chain guide/brake arm

I have sawed off the guide on every stay I have. You don't need it. I have not thrown a chain but for once in 1978 when I buried my 70 tooth sprocket in deep, small shale on a very steep uphill single track trail.

I have an MX and an SS with out the guide.
by 2manyrides
Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B 50 MX
Replies: 5
Views: 1697
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Re: B 50 MX

The secret to changing the front sprocket?
Know how...
Tools...
gaskets...
oil draining and refilling...

You have to learn by your own mistakes, or you need a guru to mentor you :lol: :lol:
by 2manyrides
Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:20 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B 50 MX
Replies: 5
Views: 1697
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Re: B 50 MX

I'd have to say that 14X52 would be subjective as to whether it was "best" or not. Variables being riding style, terrain, straight aways ect. One inherent problem with a 4 speed gear box is that gearing's are all trade-off's. Gear it low enough and you loose top speed. Gear it for high speed and you...
by 2manyrides
Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 2nd ride, 2nd breakdown
Replies: 21
Views: 4607
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Re: 2nd ride, 2nd breakdown

17X52 no half link ?
OK, maybe I was wrong about 17X53...
One thing's for sure, you're now geared too low to get out on the freeway much.
But that's great for just bumping around on back streets.
by 2manyrides
Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 2nd ride, 2nd breakdown
Replies: 21
Views: 4607
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Re: 2nd ride, 2nd breakdown

IE, go from 47 to 48 on the back, or go from 17 to 18 on the front. I use 48 on the back, 17 on the front and no half link is needed. I'm using RK gold chain. I had the sprocket made at sprocket specialist in chico and it shipped for 75 bucks. good advice, I'm running a 16 up front. I will move up ...
by 2manyrides
Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 2nd ride, 2nd breakdown
Replies: 21
Views: 4607
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Re: 2nd ride, 2nd breakdown

https://s5.postimg.org/g9cza02qf/1ad.jpg https://s5.postimg.org/jvvj30hlj/DSC01525.jpg https://s5.postimg.org/9zug3dbtj/DSC04118.jpg The sprockets are anodized aluminum. I don't run my chain too tight to avoid stretching it needlessly. But it isn't too loose either. You can see that with 17X48 I am...
by 2manyrides
Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 2nd ride, 2nd breakdown
Replies: 21
Views: 4607
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Re: 2nd ride, 2nd breakdown

Threw the chain! scary for sure. Get rid of that half link with a pin. You will never feel comfortable in your mind riding with that in the back of your head. Reynolds chain kits come with a link and a half, (all in one), that requires you to use two master links. I have some diamond half links new,...
by 2manyrides
Sun May 08, 2016 1:07 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: top end noise
Replies: 5
Views: 1862
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Re: top end noise

loose valve guides ?
cylinder sleeve moving in barrel ?