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by Jeff K
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 7" Headlamp
Replies: 10
Views: 210
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Re: B50 7" Headlamp

Even the small MCH66 headlights came in different versions. The B25/T25T/B50/SS/H/T used MCH66/60262A with a rotary switch in the middle and the three indicator lights were like a "V" around it. The TR5T used the MCH66/00-1253 with a toggle switch with the indicator lights in a row under it. Picture...
by Jeff K
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 7" Headlamp
Replies: 10
Views: 210
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Re: B50 7" Headlamp

If you do try to fit the smaller head light, I believe mounting wire brackets are different. I seem to recall that they had three different sets of them.
Jeff
by Jeff K
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50/T25T and TR5T frame difference - center stand
Replies: 20
Views: 467
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Re: B50/T25T and TR5T frame difference - center stand

Barry
Thank you for the offer to contact them. I have a "extra" T25T frame that that I plan of cutting up for brackets etc. I can salvage what I need from it for now.
Jeff
by Jeff K
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50/T25T and TR5T frame difference - center stand
Replies: 20
Views: 467
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Re: B50/T25T and TR5T frame difference - center stand

I have looked at their web site and I can not seem to find the bracket.
Jeff
by Jeff K
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50/T25T and TR5T frame difference - center stand
Replies: 20
Views: 467
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Re: B50/T25T and TR5T frame difference - center stand

Notice that on the TR5T frame the tab for the side stand is broken off at the hole and on the T25T frame the side stand itself is broken off. Seems to be a pattern of problems here. :lol: At one time I used to see where some one was selling a repair section for where the side stand breaks off. I hav...
by Jeff K
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50/T25T and TR5T frame difference - center stand
Replies: 20
Views: 467
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Re: B50/T25T and TR5T frame difference - center stand

Yes, I plan on using these tabs. But unlike most who do this and grind down the center stand to fit the frame tabs. I plan on grinding the tabs to fit the center stand. You can see the shape different if you look at the T25T/B50 frame. And for all of the BSA single owners following these, the good n...
by Jeff K
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50/T25T and TR5T frame difference - center stand
Replies: 20
Views: 467
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Re: B50/T25T and TR5T frame difference - center stand

These two photos are of the T25T/B50 frame. You can see the factory center stand lugs and you can see where the OIF center stand is a simple bolt on. You will have to modify the lower arm to clear the side stand.
Jeff
by Jeff K
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50/T25T and TR5T frame difference - center stand
Replies: 20
Views: 467
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Re: B50/T25T and TR5T frame difference - center stand

More TR5T photos. One show the factory lugs on the bottom. The next one shows where people are drilling out the 3/8" hole to 1/2" and mounting the OIF center stands. it also show why you need to cut the center stand and weld a 2 1/2" section in the middle to widen it.
Jeff
by Jeff K
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50/T25T and TR5T frame difference - center stand
Replies: 20
Views: 467
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Re: B50/T25T and TR5T frame difference - center stand

I should add that for all of those who are thinking that dropping a T100 motor into a B50/T25T will be easy. It is doable, but they are several differences between the two, so give your self plenty of time. The B25 is taller then the T100, but it looks like the factory mounted the T100 motor higher ...
by Jeff K
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50/T25T and TR5T frame difference - center stand
Replies: 20
Views: 467
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Re: B50/T25T and TR5T frame difference - center stand

The "lugs' on the TR5T do not appear to be for a center stand, I think that they were used to hold the bike on the assembly line. The 1973 TR5T parts book's drawing of the frame looks to be a "cut and paste" frame drawing and shows the unlisted center stand in it. The 1974 TR5T parts book corrected ...
by Jeff K
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50/T25T and TR5T frame difference - center stand
Replies: 20
Views: 467
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Re: B50/T25T and TR5T frame difference - center stand

And finally the reason I thought the TR5T swing arm was mounted lower. B50SS is on the left, TR5T in the Middle and the T25T is on the right. The B50SS rear frame loop is lower then the other two. The TR5T seems to have a slight bend upwards in the middle. The T25T matches the TR5T 's height, but sh...
by Jeff K
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50/T25T and TR5T frame difference - center stand
Replies: 20
Views: 467
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Re: B50/T25T and TR5T frame difference - center stand

TR5T vs B50SS/T25T rear engine areas
by Jeff K
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50/T25T and TR5T frame difference - center stand
Replies: 20
Views: 467
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Re: B50/T25T and TR5T frame difference - center stand

Rear fender front mount is very different, The TR5T is beefed up here.
by Jeff K
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50/T25T and TR5T frame difference - center stand
Replies: 20
Views: 467
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Re: B50/T25T and TR5T frame difference - center stand

Here are a few photos, Front down tube on the TR5T is 17", on the B50SS it is 20". Different front and bottom engine mount lugs.
by Jeff K
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50/T25T and TR5T frame difference - center stand
Replies: 20
Views: 467
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Re: B50/T25T and TR5T frame difference - center stand

Interesting, I was just looking at the 1974 TR5T parts book and unlike the 1973 Parts book, it no longer shows a center stand.
Jeff
by Jeff K
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50/T25T and TR5T frame difference - center stand
Replies: 20
Views: 467
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Re: B50/T25T and TR5T frame difference - center stand

Tom The front oil bearing down tube is shorter, the bottom frame tubes are closer together and the back mount/fender mount is different. I will post some photos this evening. Grand Daughter is coming over and we will be working on her math for up coming test today. :smile: B40 still leaks. That migh...
by Jeff K
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50/T25T and TR5T frame difference - center stand
Replies: 20
Views: 467
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B50/T25T and TR5T frame difference - center stand

I was just checking three bare frames, a 1973 TR5T, a 1971 T25T and a B50SS. All of them are bare and flipped upside down resting on the back loop and the front of the frames on the floor. Measurements with a tape measure to compare. The B50 and the T25T are the same, The TR5T has a few differences....
by Jeff K
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Electric Start
Replies: 631
Views: 120183
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Re: Electric Start

Starts well, if your ignition is voltage sensitive then you can add a voltage buck step up so the ignition does not see the voltage drop as the starter turns. Boyer MK3's suffer lower voltage and over advance on Commando MK3's causing backfires and destroying the sprag unit. This is the reason that...
by Jeff K
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1000-Series 2/4-stroke Concentrics
Replies: 102
Views: 11718
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Re: 1000-Series 2/4-stroke Concentrics

It might have been different here in Michigan. Norton 500T came with a BTH magneto and yet a dealer told me decades ago the some hated the BTH and wanted the lucas, so the bike left with what the customer wanted. Mostly it was the dealer who "added" items and charged more for them. I have seen more ...
by Jeff K
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1000-Series 2/4-stroke Concentrics
Replies: 102
Views: 11718
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Re: 1000-Series 2/4-stroke Concentrics

Being old enough to have purchased some of these bikes new. I always have to laugh when "expects" argue over "concurs" accuracy. Many of these bikes were modified by the dealers before then customer had a chance to purchase them. Many times the factory used up what parts they had and some times had ...
by Jeff K
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1000-Series 2/4-stroke Concentrics
Replies: 102
Views: 11718
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Re: 1000-Series 2/4-stroke Concentrics

How about something the same age range or older like a Wal Philips "fuel Injector"
Jeff
by Jeff K
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Different gas cap in 1974?
Replies: 18
Views: 1357
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Re: Different gas cap in 1974?

Steve just got back to me and he is sending out the gaskets. So he still is alive. LOL
Jeff
by Jeff K
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Different gas cap in 1974?
Replies: 18
Views: 1357
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Re: Different gas cap in 1974?

No response as of tonight, so I filed for a refund with PayPal and ordered some more gaskets from Peter at bsaunitsingles.com. I noticed that Steve had this in his web site; "WELCOME TO THE NEW BRITGASKETS.COM SITE! PLEASE HOLD ORDERS TILL JULY 25TH, UPDATING SITE." but that date has come and gone m...
by Jeff K
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Different gas cap in 1974?
Replies: 18
Views: 1357
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Re: Different gas cap in 1974?

I will give him until Friday and then I will be filling for a refund, thanks for the info. Too bad , he was a good supplier.
Jeff
by Jeff K
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Different gas cap in 1974?
Replies: 18
Views: 1357
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Re: Different gas cap in 1974?

Has anyone heard from Steve at Britgaskets.com. I ordered both his large and small BSA sets on the 11th, I got a PayPal email receipt showing he was paid same day, then nothing. I Emailed him at orders@britgaskets.com, to see if the have been shipped a couple of days ago and no reply. I emailed him ...
by Jeff K
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Different gas cap in 1974?
Replies: 18
Views: 1357
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Re: Different gas cap in 1974?

I just ordered the two different sizes listed for the B44 from BritGaskets.com. I will post when they come in if the fit the late 1974 tank.
Jeff
by Jeff K
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Different gas cap in 1974?
Replies: 18
Views: 1357
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Re: Different gas cap in 1974?

I just remembered that the Monza gas caps also came a bigger size, 2 1/2". I had one on B40 competition bike with the alloy gas tank, The early B44 also had the "large" gas cap. I think when the B44 changed to the square head that they reduced the gas cap to the smaller one, the one they used up unt...
by Jeff K
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Suppliers and New Products
Topic: Parts sellers
Replies: 3
Views: 881
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Re: Parts sellers

Here is a link to the speedometer kit, looks like the price dropped. $3.99
https://www.autozone.com/drivetrain/spe ... 45317_6211
Jeff
by Jeff K
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Suppliers and New Products
Topic: Parts sellers
Replies: 3
Views: 881
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Re: Parts sellers

Danny just got back to. They had somehow pushed my order back and they are now sending it out. I thanked him for his response and I am putting together another order for him. International shipping has gone up a lot. It seems to be almost a flat rate. One exhaust TR5T exhaust pipe set = $61.00 USD, ...
by Jeff K
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Different gas cap in 1974?
Replies: 18
Views: 1357
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Re: Different gas cap in 1974?

I just received the "Ceandess" rebuild kit. It is too big for the BSA Style Monza cap. It will fit the Norton flip up cap, but not the BSA. The BSA singles use a smaller cap and gasket.
https://www.classicbritishspares.com/pr ... bd91&_ss=r
Jeff
by Jeff K
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Suppliers and New Products
Topic: Parts sellers
Replies: 3
Views: 881
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Parts sellers

I am working on another TR5T and sometimes you have to order parts from suppliers because they are the only ones that have what you need. Last week I placed two orders to England one to Classic Bike Shop and one to British Bike Bits. The shipping to the USA is very high anymore The TR5T seat that I ...
by Jeff K
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Different gas cap in 1974?
Replies: 18
Views: 1357
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Re: Different gas cap in 1974?

Yes , I have purchased BSA and Triumph gaskets from him in the past. Excellent quality. The photos that you post are the same gas cap that are on my 1973 TR5T and all of the 1971 250s. The 1974 TR5T withe the Ceandess bigger gas cap uses a thicker gasket. I have order a Ceandess rebuild kit with a n...
by Jeff K
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Different gas cap in 1974?
Replies: 18
Views: 1357
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Re: Different gas cap in 1974?

Was it for the thick or the thin type gasket. The 1974's gasket looks to be twice as thick as the 1973 and 1971 ones. The 1974 is a Ceandess gas cap also.
Jeff
by Jeff K
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Different gas cap in 1974?
Replies: 18
Views: 1357
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Re: Different gas cap in 1974?

The outer cover is bigger on the 1974 and oddly enough, the gas tank opening is smaller. The rubber gasket is the same size on both About 2 1/8". The 1974 has Ceandess stamped on it and it is riveted in place. The 1973 and the 1971 all just have Made in England and they are held on with stud and nut...
by Jeff K
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Different gas cap in 1974?
Replies: 18
Views: 1357
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Different gas cap in 1974?

I recently swapped for a 1974 Triumph TR5T. I noticed a few difference from my 1973 TR5T. The gas cap is different from the 1973, it sits close to the top of the tank(<1/4") and the tab to open it is flat steel, the rest of it looks like the standard Monza gas cap. The 1973 is the same as all of the...
by Jeff K
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50SS Air Filter Element
Replies: 18
Views: 3351
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Re: B50SS Air Filter Element

That looks like the same air filter that they used on the 1973 TR5T, they changed it to some thing different in 1974. I think the 1974 no longer has the tin plate attached to the filter.I will have to take it out and go to The Tractor supply store and compare it to the riding lawn mower ones. I just...
by Jeff K
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1974 B50 rear fender longer then the 1973?
Replies: 3
Views: 653
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Re: 1974 B50 rear fender longer then the 1973?

Thanks guys for the informations! Nothing beats knowledge and experience. I think that you are correct about it being due to the fitting of a larger tail light. One of my friends sold his 1974 Triumph (BSA) TR5MX to the person that I bought the TR5T from on the same day that I got the TR5T. I had bo...
by Jeff K
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1974 B50 rear fender longer then the 1973?
Replies: 3
Views: 653
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1974 B50 rear fender longer then the 1973?

I just picked up a clean and running 1974 TR5T. I also have a 1973 TR5T basket case that I am building. The 1973 parts book shows the rear fender has a "extension" that was replace by a newer 1 piece longer rear fender and that was also used on the 1974. Since the TR5T shares many of the same parts ...
by Jeff K
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Big Tank TR5T?
Replies: 4
Views: 783
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Re: Big Tank TR5T?

How hard is it to find the BSA 83-4320 3 gallon gas tank.
Jeff
by Jeff K
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Big Tank TR5T?
Replies: 4
Views: 783
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Big Tank TR5T?

I Just swapped all of my pre 1971 250s (5)for a 1974 TR5T, do not worry, I kept all of my 1971 250's (4). Did they ever make a bigger gas tank for the TR5T like they did for the home version of the OIF 250's?
Jeff