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by Gordon in NC
Tue May 21, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: c15c - B44 type frame
Replies: 19
Views: 3426
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Re: c15c - B44 type frame

Jeff......sorry about your dad. Both of mine are gone so I understand. You never really get over the loss but in time you'll get used to it. Hang in there and I'm in not hurry.......just want to put my name in the hat for your B40 if you decide to let it go. Oh......HEY kommando!!!!!!!!! :thumb Gord...
by Gordon in NC
Mon May 20, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: c15c - B44 type frame
Replies: 19
Views: 3426
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Re: c15c - B44 type frame

Hey Jeff K.........it's Gordon Gray ( been in the shadows for a while now :cool: ) in North Carolina........PM sent.

Proud to STILL be one of the BSA unit single guys......Gordon in NC
by Gordon in NC
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Help with a C25 gearing Moto Giro-USA
Replies: 21
Views: 3531
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Re: Help with a C25 gearing Moto Giro-USA

mlb50, one of my dreams is to visit your part of the world. Probably never happen but a man can dream. I've got a couple of friends over there and every time they send me a photo......I just can't get over how beautiful a country you folks live in. My first motorcycle was a 1965 B40 Enduro Star I pu...
by Gordon in NC
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Help with a C25 gearing Moto Giro-USA
Replies: 21
Views: 3531
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Re: Help with a C25 gearing Moto Giro-USA

beat, I have always thought that the key to successful BSA ownership was to keep at least two running BSAs at a time so you're never without one. I actually had thought about hauling the B50 up to Northern PA so I could ride it with friends. The rig could/would handle (?) it but my nerves couldn't. ...
by Gordon in NC
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Help with a C25 gearing Moto Giro-USA
Replies: 21
Views: 3531
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Re: Help with a C25 gearing Moto Giro-USA

hwan, thanks for taking the time to reply. Yes, this Motogiro-USA ( I put the USA in because it's not to be confussed with the Italian...the original version) is a timed over the road event with skill tests thrown in from time to time. The low average MPH makes it very doable to make your in and out...
by Gordon in NC
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Help with a C25 gearing Moto Giro-USA
Replies: 21
Views: 3531
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Re: Help with a C25 gearing Moto Giro-USA

Heck.....while I'm at it, might as well share some of my sickness. http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f306/dad1150/Sidecar%20build/failed003.jpg Don't ask because I really don't know why I did this. http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f306/dad1150/Sidecar%20build/failed001.jpg Best darn camping rig I'v...
by Gordon in NC
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Help with a C25 gearing Moto Giro-USA
Replies: 21
Views: 3531
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Re: Help with a C25 gearing Moto Giro-USA

Thanks beat.......I have knee pads for the tank but just couldn't make myself put them on this time around. My buddy just got through painting the tank and I didn't want to cover any of it up. But the honeymoon is over and I'll probably add them. I had heard so many bad things about the C25/B25 I wa...
by Gordon in NC
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Help with a C25 gearing Moto Giro-USA
Replies: 21
Views: 3531
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Re: Help with a C25 gearing Moto Giro-USA

Crappy phone photo but I'll do better next time. http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f306/dad1150/Motogiro-USA/C25_1.jpg Note: I sent an original 1967 B44VR fiberglass tank to Inda to have it reproduced. The only difference in the Indian steel tank and the original is that i had them add inserts for a...
by Gordon in NC
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Help with a C25 gearing Moto Giro-USA
Replies: 21
Views: 3531
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Re: Help with a C25 gearing Moto Giro-USA

hwan.....I'm listening but don't understand. So help me out here please. "high first gear pair from PES" Who and what is that? What are you doing with the countershaft sprocket? These Motogiro-USA events are run mostly on paved roads with some gravel roads thrown in. They advertise a slow 24mph aver...
by Gordon in NC
Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Help with a C25 gearing Moto Giro-USA
Replies: 21
Views: 3531
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Re: Help with a C25 gearing Moto Giro-USA

Okay a bit of a follow up.......doncha just hate when someone asks for help...gets it then you never hear how it turned out??? Well.................here's what's going on. The bike in it's stock set up really does well on the road. I'd say that on level ground the C25 could keep up with my B44s....b...
by Gordon in NC
Tue May 23, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Help with a C25 gearing Moto Giro-USA
Replies: 21
Views: 3531
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Re: Help with a C25 gearing Moto Giro-USA

Thanks for taking the time to reply fellows. I sent an email to Mark but so far no responce. ED V.......has suggested I change the gearing with sprockets from(16/49) stock to 15/52. Since that's an easy fix I'm going to give it a try. The only thing that bothers me is......this bike purrs like a (ma...
by Gordon in NC
Sun May 21, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Help with a C25 gearing Moto Giro-USA
Replies: 21
Views: 3531
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Re: Help with a C25 gearing Moto Giro-USA

Thanks for the quick reply beat....maybe I can get Mark to chime in. Heck, while I'm at it I need to do the same thing to my B50. I went with an 18 tooth CS sprocket....forget right off the top of my head what the rear is...maybe 49????? It's great in high gear but a bit of a pain getting started so...
by Gordon in NC
Sun May 21, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Help with a C25 gearing Moto Giro-USA
Replies: 21
Views: 3531
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Help with a C25 gearing Moto Giro-USA

Okay folks it's been awhile since I've been on here. Hope everyone is doing well and your bikes are sorted so you're getting some riding in. I'm looking for some advise. I'm pretty sure I know the answer but I thought I'd ask anyway. I've set up a 1967 C25 to use as a Moto Giro-USA bike. I'm new to ...
by Gordon in NC
Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: WTB B50SS Home Market Tank
Replies: 14
Views: 3038
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Re: WTB B50SS Home Market Tank

Well, I'm still in the market (pun intended) BUT.....I have found a 3 gallon option. All BSA, just needs a little tweaking. Photo's just as soon as we're finished with it and it's on the bike. Not the first time I've seen one on a B50.....but back then I was wondering "How did they do that?" Take ca...
by Gordon in NC
Tue May 13, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: WTB B50SS Home Market Tank
Replies: 14
Views: 3038
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Re: WTB B50SS Home Market Tank

Tanks :smile: for all the replies fellows. BasilF, I have a seat here that I "think" will work with the EURO tank....just haven't tried it yet. Rich, thank you for the kind offer. If you happen to run across one just give me a shout and I'll get you paid ASAP.....we'll work out the details after tha...
by Gordon in NC
Sun May 11, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: WTB B50SS Home Market Tank
Replies: 14
Views: 3038
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Re: WTB B50SS Home Market Tank

Richard, you're 100% correct about they are few and far between here in the US. I've seen a few...probably a dozen or so over the years but have never been able to get my hands on one. Postage is a tough one now.....didn't use to be that way BUT I have a few friends in the UK that visit the States f...
by Gordon in NC
Thu May 08, 2014 3:02 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: WTB B50SS Home Market Tank
Replies: 14
Views: 3038
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Re: WTB B50SS Home Market Tank

Okay....how about if I throw in my first born? :grin:

Gordon in NC, USA
by Gordon in NC
Sun May 04, 2014 1:24 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: WTB B50SS Home Market Tank
Replies: 14
Views: 3038
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Re: WTB B50SS Home Market Tank

I have a dent free alloy B50SS/T tank and cash......still looking.

Proud to be one of the BSA unit single guys....Gordon in NC, USA
by Gordon in NC
Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:13 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: WTB B50SS Home Market Tank
Replies: 14
Views: 3038
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WTB B50SS Home Market Tank

Looking for a home market B50 tank for my B50T.

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Tanks :grin: in advance, Gordon in NC
by Gordon in NC
Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Carb setup
Replies: 143
Views: 29373
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Re: B50 Carb setup

Wow..... Mr Mike I'm really confussed :?: I've read through all of this and I'm a bit lost. IMO your first problem sounded like the pilot jet is too small. Here's a photo of some of my Amal tunning tools....those are spray tubes with the drill bits glued into them for enlarging/cleaning the pilot je...
by Gordon in NC
Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 1971 B50T
Replies: 7
Views: 1977
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1971 B50T

Thought I'd share a photo of my B50. Finally finished after a VERY LONG stay in the shop. http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f306/dad1150/B50start007.jpg Nothing standard about it...and nothing correct. Modern tires Modern handlebar mounted switches H4 headlight w/pilot Down pipe Twitter muffler Pegs...
by Gordon in NC
Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Help with drive chain adjusters...B50T
Replies: 25
Views: 4704
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Re: Help with drive chain adjusters...B50T

beat, I can say that this chain clears the cases using a 19 tooth countershaft sprocket...it also has no issues on a B44 (what my friend is using it on) and he's using an 18 tooth countershaft sprocket. I'm SO close to giving this bike a try, wiring is done and just a couple of minor fitting issues ...
by Gordon in NC
Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:59 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Help with drive chain adjusters...B50T
Replies: 25
Views: 4704
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Re: Help with drive chain adjusters...B50T

hi gordon, maybe it is somewhere, but I d`ont got it : what X ring chain is it ?? and : how long are the Pins of it in TOTAL ? beat Hey beat....the chain is a Parts Unlimited (from Dennis Kirk here in the US) x-ring that a friend has been using and has nothing but good to say about it....so I thoug...
by Gordon in NC
Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:31 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Help with drive chain adjusters...B50T
Replies: 25
Views: 4704
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Re: Help with drive chain adjusters...B50T

Well, I got it. I've been riding/working on BSA unit singles since 1968 but like I said this is my first OIF and I still have a lot to learn. With my other BSA's chains I'm the type of person who uses a straight edge everytime I adjust the chain to make sure I keep the wheels aligned.....so this was...
by Gordon in NC
Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Help with drive chain adjusters...B50T
Replies: 25
Views: 4704
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Re: Help with drive chain adjusters...B50T

Thanks for the replies fellows. I quit feeling sorry for myself and went back and removed the master link. That was it for the night and I'll have a go again at it when I get back home from work tonight. Like I said....trying to find the starting point has been a pain. I figured it would be easy but...
by Gordon in NC
Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:45 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Help with drive chain adjusters...B50T
Replies: 25
Views: 4704
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Help with drive chain adjusters...B50T

Fellows, I don't usually don't give up this easily but I'm at a point where I'm about to pull the pin on the handgrenade and run away. :( This is my FIRST OIF BSA and I'm having to learn a lot of new stuff......these darn chain adjusters have got me up against the wall. I've searched the tech forum,...
by Gordon in NC
Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Victor Enduro B44EA2312
Replies: 158
Views: 48589
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Re: Victor Enduro B44EA2312

Simmy...you get an ata boy for the fuel line fix.

THANK YOU for the present......and no, I didn't have one...my 22 year old son took my last one and he's kept it.

Thanks again......take care, Gordon in NC
by Gordon in NC
Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:01 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Victor Enduro B44EA2312
Replies: 158
Views: 48589
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Re: Victor Enduro B44EA2312

simmy.....okay I musta misread your post???? I don't know how others do it, but I turn the petcock in the other direction.

Really though....I don't use old lines...oil or gas. The stuff is pretty cheap and I do the simple hose with a clamp at each end.

Take care.....Gordon in NC
by Gordon in NC
Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Victor Enduro B44EA2312
Replies: 158
Views: 48589
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Re: Victor Enduro B44EA2312

gas line :cry: Simmy.....that gas line union/nut should be free to turn. Are you sure it's just not gummed up???? Try a cleaning solvent...carb cleaner or such and see if you can free up the nut. BSA was a LOT smarter than you might think. BSA was a working man's motorcycle and designed so the work...
by Gordon in NC
Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1967(?) B44 Victor Rebuild
Replies: 31
Views: 6203
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Re: 1967(?) B44 Victor Rebuild

I'll tell ya xto this one has gone ALL OVER the place. I've been reading kommandos posts for years and he doesn't miss stuff like that often. I'm so confussed right now I'm not going to be much help. I have BSA parts and spares catalogue 00-5127 for the 1966 B44VE and it clearly shows a spring at th...
by Gordon in NC
Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1967(?) B44 Victor Rebuild
Replies: 31
Views: 6203
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Re: 1967(?) B44 Victor Rebuild

Yep....full width and to tell the truth....it looks pretty nice. http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f306/dad1150/IMAG0306.jpg http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f306/dad1150/IMAG0307.jpg Well, I have everything here to help....EXCEPT the spring. Anybody?????????????????????????? Gordon in NC
by Gordon in NC
Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1967(?) B44 Victor Rebuild
Replies: 31
Views: 6203
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Re: 1967(?) B44 Victor Rebuild

Okay....sorry this took so long. I've asked xto to send us a couple more photos of what he has. Here's all I have right now and I can't tell a lot about it. Doesn't look BSA...does it? http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f306/dad1150/IMAG0296.jpg http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f306/dad1150/IMAG0294...
by Gordon in NC
Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1967(?) B44 Victor Rebuild
Replies: 31
Views: 6203
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Re: 1967(?) B44 Victor Rebuild

xto.....I'm a commercial construction superintendent and sometimes I have all the time in the world to help and other times I'm simply covered up. The parts manual "I think" does a pretty good job of showing those bits and how they are assembled. If I have time tonight I'll snap a photo or two for y...
by Gordon in NC
Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:03 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: QD rear hub bearings
Replies: 25
Views: 7266
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Re: QD rear hub bearings

I'm glad the bits made it....I was getting worried and should have had a tracking number on them. No.....BSA didn't paint an OIF tank like that. My B50 isn't ever going to be stock so what the heck....I just painted it like I wanted :grin: and the heck with the rivet counters. Back in the late 60's ...
by Gordon in NC
Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: QD rear hub bearings
Replies: 25
Views: 7266
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Re: QD rear hub bearings

First off, I hope those parts I sent Simmy finally made it???? I don't want to hijack his thread but to answer Nambo's question. http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f306/dad1150/B50twitter001.jpg That's a 30+ year old NOS aftermarket pipe I've had for years. Tab to the lower engine bolt can be seen in...
by Gordon in NC
Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Ferodo Brake Lining Numbers - B50
Replies: 18
Views: 3932
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Re: Ferodo Brake Lining Numbers - B50

Yea...the more I look at it I think both of you are correct......that's a date not a part number. Hey MM..........sorry for the email addy. I'll do better from now on. It's just that I've hosted the Three State Mountain Ride for the past 13 years and my contact information is ALL OVER the net...so I...
by Gordon in NC
Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Ferodo Brake Lining Numbers - B50
Replies: 18
Views: 3932
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Re: Ferodo Brake Lining Numbers - B50

Well, I found the front linings and thought I'd post the info just in case somebody was wondering. http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f306/dad1150/brakes002.jpg These were not packaged in a Ferodo box but came wrapped in paper and enclosed in a plastic bag. BSA part number 19-7466 and the best I can ...
by Gordon in NC
Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:37 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Ferodo Brake Lining Numbers - B50
Replies: 18
Views: 3932
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Re: Ferodo Brake Lining Numbers - B50

crankbuster (you gota love that name :grin: ) Am14...... I'm pretty sure that number denotes the "material quality", not the lining's part number for the application. It's what the lining was made out of. Ferodo used AM14 material on the 1968 Triumph T-100R and 1966-on TR-6, 6T and the T120. It's no...
by Gordon in NC
Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Ferodo Brake Lining Numbers - B50
Replies: 18
Views: 3932
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Re: Ferodo Brake Lining Numbers - B50

Hey Barry...no worries, thank you for going to the trouble of looking up and posting those numbers. :thumb The list I have was created in 1968 and those prices I quoted were 1968 too. Now I'm wondering if Feroro even made a lining for the B50. Oh well....like I said, brakes only slow ya down. :smile...
by Gordon in NC
Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Ferodo Brake Lining Numbers - B50
Replies: 18
Views: 3932
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Re: Ferodo Brake Lining Numbers - B50

BTW....I have the Ferodo number listings for Norton, Triumph and BSA but it only goes up to 1968. The most expensive linings on the sheet are the BS/16/1 for the front of a A-65 Spitfire, $3.90 a set. There's a whole bunch of them in the least expensive category at $1.70 a set. :roll: Gordon in NC