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by Grouty
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: This Forum
Topic: More space
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Re: More space

Thank you Rickard :grin:
by Grouty
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Bantam front hub for scrambles?
Replies: 7
Views: 1225

Re: Bantam front hub for scrambles?

Yes, I plan to do Combe Martin again this year. Enjoyed it last year apart from the heat :???:
by Grouty
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Bantam front hub for scrambles?
Replies: 7
Views: 1225

Re: Bantam front hub for scrambles?

Hmm .... probably !
I'd be wanting to stop at the bottom of the hill though :lol:

I hope we get to see you and the bike at Devon Classic on Easter Sunday.
by Grouty
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Transponder location
Replies: 2
Views: 583

Re: Transponder location

Mike, I have mine fixed to the top of the left hand fork leg. Just make sure it cannot come into contact with the tank.
The bracket is permanently cable tied, and the transponder is secured with another 3 on the day.
by Grouty
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50s and modern fuel
Replies: 28
Views: 3581

Re: B50s and modern fuel

Much like Madsundaysurvivor above, I use race fuel. But I run 115 octane leaded mixed 20% with Super Unleaded (98 octane). In all the years I have been using this mix I have never had an issue with the fuel or with the carb. The mix also seems to keep for a long time without problems. I am that lazy...
by Grouty
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Possible Fury/Bandit frame
Replies: 18
Views: 2503

Re: Possible Fury/Bandit frame

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Very tidy looking bike there :-)
by Grouty
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Starting the Race bike! BSA B50
Replies: 29
Views: 3838

Re: Starting the Race bike! BSA B50

My blue button is located just under the spark plug. So would not get in the way if I also had a central plug. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Ew8wC49GId9cB1wLx6LXUEAyG-hTSGVofdBvYgzk-bqRv25OX7gFmtNOp21e63LcNhSBLRHbKVdOVmuPNBwh37B6agNg-Zz6jG5dabM3XYKfgZld2IMKcuUeD2cM8mkjP7LfWf0v-2vMqEN8-XDEPZ5m6p_...
by Grouty
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Starting the Race bike! BSA B50
Replies: 29
Views: 3838

Re: Starting the Race bike! BSA B50

I'll second the blue titty button .......
I think mine is around 11:1 Very hard to push the piston past tdc with the kick lever. Almost impossible to bump start.
But the magic button ..... every time :ok
by Grouty
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: BSA Audi
Replies: 3
Views: 1143

Re: BSA Audi

I'm pretty sure I know exactly who that belongs to. A stunning rider in his day <069 ccmicon
by Grouty
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM
Replies: 73
Views: 15723

Re: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM

So, I finally got to race it for the first time this Sunday. What a lovely bike ccmicon It started and ran faultlessly all day. 3 superb starts, and with all my years of experience, I slowly and carefully worked my way back :lol: Ended up with 6-7-6 results. A huge thank you to Mark and Anita, witho...
by Grouty
Sun May 13, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM
Replies: 73
Views: 15723

Re: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM

Ok, it's been a while. But the weather had messed up my first race meeting, and the second, and the third I was clerk of the course so couldn't ride any way. I got the chance to take it to a modern practice track today ..... https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/I4KWcFUMcSr8-bjZWwd-v2zFcdIOi-uyb2VTmahW4...
by Grouty
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: fork yoke dimensions or drawing.
Replies: 4
Views: 1403

Re: fork yoke dimensions or drawing.

From a sketch I made about 12 years ago from a std B50 bottom yoke - Centre lines are 6.744" (171.30mm)
by Grouty
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1 Gallon Tank Differences
Replies: 0
Views: 1282

1 Gallon Tank Differences

I came to swap over the tanks on the '73 CCM's yesterday and noticed subtle differences. The race tank I have used for the last 10 or so years was originally from a Clews Stroka. This fitted perfectly on the old bike that has a 2"1/8 top tube. When I went to fit it to the new bike that has a 2"1/4 t...
by Grouty
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Electric Start
Replies: 623
Views: 106262

Re: Electric Start

Looks fantastic Beat :-)
by Grouty
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM
Replies: 73
Views: 15723

Re: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM

That's a certainty Beat :grin:
I meant ... what's the next project ? Maybe another Husqvarna Auto !
by Grouty
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM
Replies: 73
Views: 15723

Re: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM

Bit of an update ...... Interspan trigger fitted, wired and timed. Several fiddley bits done that I won't bore you with. Filled it with oil on Friday (R40 of course !). Let it sit overnight.Saturday was leak free ! Fitted the fuel pipe and put some race fuel in. Fuel on, choke on, and a few kicks th...
by Grouty
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM
Replies: 73
Views: 15723

Re: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM

Well spotted Gerry. I wasn't going to put the nyloc's on until I had finished taking the wheel on and off. Thought I would wait a day or two to see if there are any weeps from the fork slider first.
by Grouty
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM
Replies: 73
Views: 15723

Re: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM

A little bit more done over the holiday period. Forks stripped and re-assembled hopefully for the last time. Front brake arced to the drum, and cable fitted. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/zDjJ9l455PvRZu0H0TFinChGF7YiHFEixo2ZX7rwJSAfhj6uCURc8IojJoLU3-kczrjN89sdrE9uuo3mi8JZ5aWMlwXZE1ig2dYPQkeORa7p...
by Grouty
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM
Replies: 73
Views: 15723

Re: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM

That's true Stew. But the biggest issue we had was getting stainless in 18swg tube. Most stockists want to sell you 16swg or 14swg.

I am happy with the chromed system as it's 18swg. The pipe diameter is 1"5/8 (on the advice of Mark).
by Grouty
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM
Replies: 73
Views: 15723

Re: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM

My exhaust was made by Colin Hickie at Hickie Racing down here in Devon. I wanted a steel system to keep it the same as my other original CCM. I also felt that the chromed steel would be lighter than the stainless equivalent. It would have been a great deal cheaper to have had it made in stainless t...
by Grouty
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM
Replies: 73
Views: 15723

Re: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM

Don't worry Stan, it will be getting very dirty. Hopefully very soon.
by Grouty
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM
Replies: 73
Views: 15723

Re: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM

Glass fibre bits on. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/xFB-5h7t8PH_nC19Hk430dTFx4nb3LlgM7S4hOq4wtyHcMRGp-wg3tdf5MRsOKUiQ8PlVcqhcPTHXyraYDFwU-MROnEs_QJYWFoG2Y6926ABgJDx00Dl11MQ-lkYZd-LXaBeYBFXbXASWgTzYSgIFxbSuT1DT_bfKf1I4luSEs1puROFI1QXjniGfw39V5Ed1FSbK997e4L6v-vKkj2DruYadBfS07zTN2UO9PsY4sO2tzGuZSZ6t...
by Grouty
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM
Replies: 73
Views: 15723

Re: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM

Yes, been racing with them for years.
by Grouty
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM
Replies: 73
Views: 15723

Re: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM

Big thanks to Anita and Mark for the new fork clamps. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ZMwG1U0u-Z95vSPXgpiEkiY6zAxaA7PZ0MxBYdBzmHB_G3PIw8l9yCGAG6srz_-RczobSRuu2lf_Q8NGl8vFRgvPEWo8jtu6KR1KEO4Iguiz4o8R3FU1pTpgKxd1akeJbCtvT5sQJ9JofU6khRBl0r_TGs4h4WHbZyqyQMUdB8rQ-ag1tNUqQOLi2J-2YRIn32lucPuNapFSMonEEaTF...
by Grouty
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM
Replies: 73
Views: 15723

Re: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM

I had time Saturday afternoon to test fit the exhaust after it had been chromed. I didn't really need to, but it was a great moral booster .... :-) https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/7_uM_xDK1Q_9esyElpaPP5JE1Hz2ch5me8H_lfenGEtfyDOgyQLOYdi2P8ab-OkWZfdkiiIVRB1HPsfz9RNQLxtKE-aPbuK7xYvK0vVHyygwl5Iv7eB_zO...
by Grouty
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM
Replies: 73
Views: 15723

Re: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM

Engine in the frame. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/rTrKE42yVCDYJ7JgVCDBovOtAyck3-FPluVVUZTRLZAD49lhwpjEicyhpPoQ2TDmOya1onWGQgAKDMuL3RvdSFNrEzti-KMlmgmR2G2lMGqJVMMnkKf40WBfrjKujYMH9rtnOvntyRr93VaKfc1lJQ31LbP8idEt-mJ9QKuOrEodIWJde1YqqCy6uBKQVMW92szCXj67nbAwjSsFfzzXOfUVCTUAt0-CyaA3HTbKsx2_Qm1CDosUt...
by Grouty
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM
Replies: 73
Views: 15723

Re: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM

Forks, yokes and bars fitted. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/IO7lKkffnpNoBX7ynXDftX1oI2MXjByq0M1VWksUdyfCSPBLurcX6J11U2ePrYlVPCORmOy8oWFcKZO-a1mjVDEyb4OOyvAJIIKr7PVkJ485MOXPyAY1q_0vr_lR3f40nLcGOBk2omaShyx50w55H8njp62ZMEfr5Zsk1GGpBQd9HagAtHYr6red1Fw6ppiFVGQEPQI2XEaWnZztNMoE-e02H75eBcS4tc53Z0ea9Kp-...
by Grouty
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM
Replies: 73
Views: 15723

Re: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM

A little bit more done. Swing arm greased and fitted. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/GQSyvMtj8u0FNVZlLAVSsdcEz_LRrNdOT7l0t-ZV0D8oUgnB-0c9f8SKdyIJcTY5SrBgig_9p4xPcCAwhf7FMgMMGfbmn53IKopxu-8o5JI2gO_gnSNsLGz31sp0Wctn1BYPEojUg65NzfPNtVCPrjiDdL5a7vOg_1uGBeKHlzjmiPzivKuNxbX8FlkmaAf9lm-oJ8w1-X3nqhxlR33r...
by Grouty
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM
Replies: 73
Views: 15723

Re: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM

For those that are interested, I started this project to "save" my original Bob Wright bike from getting trashed. Well it's 9 years on from that idea. We are getting there .... This was the nearly finished frame, beautifully made by Mark. I supplied my original frame for him to copy. It is probably ...
by Grouty
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM
Replies: 73
Views: 15723

Re: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM

We are now a week down the line. Gone from this .... https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/4UAUKTZeY5HjO7e81xBT3bPXPksAL5x8cX3jJfl3sAWWXSVho5ugVFlADj2qxm4VnC3yiPEm-tCy_C69SsPWxB5u3ZD12TwMpsE3mS2i2KXnTnqwmERSMxk3Qc8p0mxaD-IIzbwNSQRXXAjI6dtIeYWELoUL-r02x0kw2-0FpVp1__2x05YaNZ2pqlzEFt3WaZYa65dyXToVZtx1Z2O4y...
by Grouty
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM
Replies: 73
Views: 15723

Re: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM

Thanks Gerry :grin: All holes plugged !!!! A swill out with neat petrol, a few times. Then a strong mix of R40 and petrol to clean any debris out. This has taken a long time (a week here and there as time permits). Fill it up ... https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/5MTeUq4qJ30VFBEJDfo0wIIsfOq3MsXJNTft...
by Grouty
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM
Replies: 73
Views: 15723

Re: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM

Gerry .... might be worth changing the title to omit the word 'Engine' as I may as well carry on the build from here. If you think it's ok.

I try not to think too much, it does my head in, so I just did it....
by Grouty
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM
Replies: 73
Views: 15723

Re: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM Engine

Ok, not a great deal has taken place on this forum for quite some time. Mainly due to money, time other peoples time and the build of a different bike. That turned out to be a nice Husqvarba 390 Automatic in WR trim. Anyway ...... I vowed not to start the build proper until the exhaust was made and ...
by Grouty
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: This Forum
Topic: Photobucket fix.
Replies: 1
Views: 1111

Re: Photobucket fix.

I was a little sceptical about this when I read it on Monday. So I tried it. Yes, it does seem to work :grin:
Thanks Sam.
by Grouty
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 MX sudden death!
Replies: 41
Views: 6203

Re: B50 MX sudden death!

If it has a battery, maybe someone has fitted a different ignition. What's behind the side panels ?
by Grouty
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 MX sudden death!
Replies: 41
Views: 6203

Re: B50 MX sudden death!

Andy Chaos wrote:
Grouty wrote:Jamie .... see PM
I wans'nt you who sold it to him was it Grouty :shock:
No Andy :grin: My old B50MX went about 12 years ago to a guy in Japan. Anyway, my track record is "I buy them and don't sell them" .... according to the wife anyway :lol:
by Grouty
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 MX sudden death!
Replies: 41
Views: 6203

Re: B50 MX sudden death!

Jamie .... see PM
by Grouty
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: have survived....
Replies: 11
Views: 2385

Re: have survived....

Doh ..... :???:

Still .... the thought was there. But it does mean there is more Tribute to drink now ! Best I get to it <219
by Grouty
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: have survived....
Replies: 11
Views: 2385

Re: have survived....

I hope you enjoy Cornwall Beat. I'm just a few miles up the road from you. If you are passing ..... BEER ;-) ??
by Grouty
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: This Forum
Topic: Photbucket problems?
Replies: 2
Views: 1222

Re: Photbucket problems?

I had that notice a few weeks ago. Some choice language ...... :uhu I have moved all my photos to "google photos". It's free (as was photo bucket), but the best bit is that it does not have those annoying adverts popping up every 10 seconds. All I have to do now is go back through this forum and try...