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by petef
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B50SS it's here!
Replies: 10
Views: 3369
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Re: B50SS it's here!

Hi Patrick,

When I re-wired the bike, it was wired negative earth. If you look at my my wiring diagram or "My B50 project" in the Project bikes section, all will be revealed!

Cheers,

Pete
http://b50.org/phpBB2/download/file.php?id=9929
by petef
Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: My B50SS project
Replies: 121
Views: 23048
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Re: My B50SS project

Hi Ian,

Paul has applied to join after I told him how wonderful you all are!

Pete
by petef
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: My B50SS project
Replies: 121
Views: 23048
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Re: My B50SS project

Hi Guys, I have just sold my B50! The buyer, who asked me to introduce him to you all, is Paul Miles. Paul has a Goldie among many other bikes and writes for Classic Bike Guide & Real Classic Magazine. I'm sure you will all hear from him soon & I'm certain he will be a good contributer to the forum....
by petef
Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Front Brake Cable Routing
Replies: 8
Views: 1400
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Re: My B50SS project

Here is my mudguard cable guides, a bit of old oil pipe & a tie wrap. With this set-up, the cable never touches the mudguard.

Pete
by petef
Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: My B50SS project
Replies: 121
Views: 23048
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Re: My B50SS project

Hi Guys, Thanks for the kind comments, most appreciated. As for the front brake cable, I cut about a 1/2" of rubber fuel hose and threaded a tie wrap round the front mudguard stay, after sticking a bit of protective tape round the stay, through the pipe & round the cable. I did the same just under t...
by petef
Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: My B50SS project
Replies: 121
Views: 23048
Flag: Great Britain

Re: My B50SS project

IT'S FINISHED!

All I need to do now is get it MOT'd & send off the paperwork to get a registration number.

Once again, many thanks to everyone who has helped me over the last 17 months.

Cheers,

Pete
by petef
Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: My B50SS project
Replies: 121
Views: 23048
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Re: My B50SS project

New stainless steel sump guard now fabricated & fitted.
Just waiting for a chain to arrive & then it's MOT time, get it registered, get a registration number, the plate fitted & it's job done!
16 months start to finish.
I'll put on a load of photo's once the chain is fitted.

Pete
by petef
Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Sump guard plate
Replies: 19
Views: 3490
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Re: Sump guard plate

Got the plate, been busy in the workshop all afternoon,
Cheated slightly on the brackets; two slots & two Jubilee clips later, job done!

Pete
by petef
Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Carb tuning & running temp
Replies: 11
Views: 1691
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Re: Carb tuning & running temp

Hi Guys, I called Amal to ask what position 1 was for the needle ring, it's the top one I was told. There is only three ring grooves and after speaking to their technical support, I have decided to use the middle one, at least until the cylinder/rings are run in. I followed the great advice above on...
by petef
Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Sump guard plate
Replies: 19
Views: 3490
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Re: Sump guard plate

Hi Guys, After all the advice, I thought I would just leave the sump guard off, but now that the bike is nearly finished, I didn't like the look of the two bosses on the down tubes that mount the front of the guard doing nothing! I found a company on fleabay that cuts stainless steel plate. I have o...
by petef
Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Carb tuning & running temp
Replies: 11
Views: 1691
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Carb tuning & running temp

Hi Guys, Finally got my machine running, not easy to start & I don't know if it's running too hot or not! Firstly, with an Amal Premier carb, where should the needle be? Amal say position one, is that the clip in the top grove or the bottom? When adjusting the pilot air screw, my understanding was t...
by petef
Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: My B50SS project
Replies: 121
Views: 23048
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Re: My B50SS project

Just received the new rocker feed pipe from Mark & Anita. The first one I got a while ago had compression fittings at the rockers & one nut was just fouling the casting. I spoke to Mark about this (it wasn't a problem, I was going to grind a little alloy off the contact area) and he told me to send ...
by petef
Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: spark plug & gap
Replies: 14
Views: 2612
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Re: spark plug & gap

Thanks for the advice & laugh guys! Don't have a resistive cap or lead. It reminds me of a time in Edinburgh when I had a Commando with the same set-up. I was sitting at a set of traffic lights when the guy in the car next to me wound down his window & turned up his radio so I could hear it. There w...
by petef
Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: spark plug & gap
Replies: 14
Views: 2612
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spark plug & gap

Hi Guys,

Almost ready for the first attempt at starting (is the rocker feed pipe in the post, Mark?).
I have a NGK B8ES plug which is the Champion N3 equivalent. With Tri-spark ignition & coil, is this plug ok & why gap should I go for?

Cheers,
Pete
by petef
Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: My B50SS project
Replies: 121
Views: 23048
Flag: Great Britain

Re: My B50SS project

Stan, you take me back! I had one of these on my Bultaco Sherpa 38 years ago. You are right, it would be the ideal solution. I'll see how my present set-up goes, but I will start looking into fitting one or something similar. After a couple of years of trials & a lot of Scottish mud, it was starting...
by petef
Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: My B50SS project
Replies: 121
Views: 23048
Flag: Great Britain

Re: My B50SS project

Nice chain guide Beat, mine is not showing any side wear but I will keep an eye on it.

Cheers,

Pete
by petef
Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: 47 years
Replies: 14
Views: 2809
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Re: 47 years

Have a great retirement Beat, I'm sure you will keep busy. If you get to Scotland, give me a shout, I've got a spare bed & there is plenty to see near me. I have now finished with working off-shore, mortgage paid, off-shore served it's purpose well for me. Now its time to get my life back, 30 days a...
by petef
Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: My B50SS project
Replies: 121
Views: 23048
Flag: Great Britain

Re: My B50SS project

Had a bit of bother getting the chain tension correct, I think the 19 tooth sprocket doesn't help as it puts the sprocket centre further away from the swinging arm pivot. Mark's swinging arm cam & spindle kit makes life much easier but the one hole I wanted to use had a slight clash with the oposite...
by petef
Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: My B50SS project
Replies: 121
Views: 23048
Flag: Great Britain

Re: My B50SS project

Connected the battery & tested out all the electrics. Only problems were no earth fitted to the headlamp shell, so the front indicators didn't work & I had the headlamp connections mixed up. Both easily fixed. Appart from the charging circuit that I can only test once the engine is running, all is g...
by petef
Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:24 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Front wheel centering
Replies: 12
Views: 1965
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Re: Front wheel centering

Hi Guys, Thanks for all the advice, you all confirmed what I already thought but was concerned that I was missing something obvious! I have rebuilt loads of bicycle wheels and the problem with a dished wheel (different spoke lengths on each side) is that the tensions are different on each side. So P...
by petef
Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Front wheel centering
Replies: 12
Views: 1965
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Front wheel centering

Forks.jpg Hi Guys, On fitting my front wheel, I notice the rim/tyre is off centre. I could move it over & re-tighten the fork clamps but I assumed the brake anchor nut that holds the brake plate to the fork leg, as per the photo, determines the hub position in the forks. I'm thinking that the rim n...
by petef
Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: My B50SS project
Replies: 121
Views: 23048
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Re: My B50SS project

Hi Barry, Check out this linkto a previous post on headlamp lenses, http://www.b50.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6281 My lens was one of a pair that Ian Hingley got & sold his spare one to me. I can't find any information on it through, sorry! Tom, I thought your point about the shell bracket was v...
by petef
Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Sump guard plate
Replies: 19
Views: 3490
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Re: Sump guard plate

Nice looking plates! But as my machine will only be used on road & having looked at the options, I think I will just leave it off.
Thanks for the replies.

Pete
by petef
Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: My B50SS project
Replies: 121
Views: 23048
Flag: Great Britain

Re: My B50SS project

There is loctight on everything that isn't nyloc so I'm not too bothered about parts loosening off. On my B25 from many years ago, I didn't use loctight & it wasn't a problem, but I accept it was a different beast. It didn't have the support bracket as standard & I'm not sure I would have room for i...
by petef
Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: My B50SS project
Replies: 121
Views: 23048
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Re: My B50SS project

I'll stick with the current plan for now. I thought the support bracket was just in the MX model? But a bracket taking up more space is the last thing I need! When I designed the wiring diagram, I got a list of all available wire colour options and made sure I didn't duplicate a wire colour unless t...
by petef
Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: My B50SS project
Replies: 121
Views: 23048
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Re: My B50SS project

I've been working on trying to get everything into the headlamp shell tonight, it is going to be really tight. To leave the twin relay for the dip & main beam out of the shell would free up enough space but I would have to start rewiring from scratch, so that isn't happening! I wanted to use connect...
by petef
Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: My B50SS project
Replies: 121
Views: 23048
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Re: My B50SS project

This is the final wiring diagram. It has been modified a number of times but this is the one I'm now sticking with!

Pete
by petef
Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: My B50SS project
Replies: 121
Views: 23048
Flag: Great Britain

Re: My B50SS project

Modified my posts a bit to show progress in a better order plus resized the photos. Next big job is the wiring; Suspended the electrical box to the side so I can wire it up. Using the hole at the front for the alternator (Zenner mount hole?) & ignition wires to go through after opening it out & fitt...
by petef
Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Sump guard plate
Replies: 19
Views: 3490
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Sump guard plate

Hi Guys, I have an alloy sump drain plate with plug fitted so the original sump guard doesn't fit. I could cut a hole in it to get it to fit but I wasn't that keen on the steel, painted plate. Alloy or stainless might be better or I could just leave it off. I would be interested in any thoughts? Che...
by petef
Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Rocker breather valve
Replies: 25
Views: 4176
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Re: Rocker breather valve

Fair point Trevor, I'll let you know how it goes. If it does start pissing oil out, where do you think it will come from, the rocker breather, the breather in the clutch case or somewhere else? Just so I can watch for it!

Cheers,

Pete
by petef
Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Rocker breather valve
Replies: 25
Views: 4176
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Re: Rocker breather valve

Longstroke, that's our beloved Moderator you are talking about!
You may have a point, but I have it on good authority that he is beautiful inside.
by petef
Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Rocker breather valve
Replies: 25
Views: 4176
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Rocker breather valve

Yes Roadplough, I will have two x one way valves & a return line filter. What do you think might happen with this combination? Still to get the new premier carb & Tri-spark ignition & that's everything bought for my bike. Just started to do the wiring then it's a case of final assembly. My job on th...
by petef
Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Rocker breather valve
Replies: 25
Views: 4176
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Re: Rocker breather valve

There is only so much you can do with makeup!
by petef
Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Rocker breather valve
Replies: 25
Views: 4176
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Re: Rocker breather valve

Hi Guys, I was looking at Gerry's picture trying to find a whoopee cushion when I spotted a valve just like the one I have for my crankcase breather. The rubber valve might not make much of a difference with the other valve fitted but it will let pressure out & stop crap going in. Plus it's easily t...
by petef
Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Rocker breather valve
Replies: 25
Views: 4176
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Re: Rocker breather valve

Anyway, I like the look of the breather & I'm going to fit the quacky thing just to spite you all! So there!!!!
by petef
Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Rocker breather valve
Replies: 25
Views: 4176
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Rocker breather valve

Well get on with it or I'll tell Anita that you are wasting valuable work time on a forum. That'll teach you, hahahahaha
by petef
Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Rocker breather valve
Replies: 25
Views: 4176
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Rocker breather valve

Hey Mark, you sold me the bloody breather! :grin: If it is useless you should have said! Joking aside, with a (Quack, Quack) one way valve fitted, it should give a slight vacuum, so less chance of oil leaks compared to a rocker cover that might have a slight positive pressure & leak? NOT good busine...
by petef
Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Rocker breather valve
Replies: 25
Views: 4176
Flag: Great Britain

Rocker breather valve

Hi Guys, Was looking for some type of one way valve for the rocker breather I have fitted (one of Mark's breathers) when I came across this; http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Royal-Enfield-Genuine-Duckbill-Breather-Hose-Rubber-/172078054569?hash=item2810a6bca9:g:OfkAAOSw-zxWpTPp A Royal Enfield Duckbill...
by petef
Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:45 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Pattern parts (again!)
Replies: 18
Views: 2261
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Re: Pattern parts (again!)

Back on topic.
Got a reply & a refund via eBay. They wanted to know my model & year. No other correspondence.
When I get off the rig (for the last time) I'll check the measurements & let them know. The bike is going to be finished much sooner now than I originally thought. :grin:

Pete
by petef
Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Pattern parts (again!)
Replies: 18
Views: 2261
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Re: Pattern parts (again!)

Just chased them up again, this time with a slightly stronger worded message via eBay, we will see if they respond?

Pete