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by Grouty
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: TR5MX clutch/kickstart issue
Replies: 11
Views: 525

Re: TR5MX clutch/kickstart issue

An impact driver is really your best bet. Just make sure the bit you use is the correct one for the screw you are undoing. Give it a "prime" and then mate with a BFH. Replace them with cap head bolts and all will be good.
by Grouty
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: TR5MX clutch/kickstart issue
Replies: 11
Views: 525

Re: TR5MX clutch/kickstart issue

It was (as Gerry said) a friction welding issue. This was when I first had my B50MX many years ago and was not familiar with the foibles of BSA engineering ! I rebuilt it with all new parts and it never gave trouble again. Having said that, I sold it about a year later to a nice man in Japan. Did it...
by Grouty
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: TR5MX clutch/kickstart issue
Replies: 11
Views: 525

Re: TR5MX clutch/kickstart issue

And I'm not the only one beat!! :???: Yep ! ..... flat out in top on the old B50 across the field when it all locks up. Longest rear wheel slide I have ever done. Managed to stop before hitting the hedge. The gear had welded itself to the shaft and locked the lot up. I had to get the angle grinder ...
by Grouty
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Amal concentric reference list
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Re: Amal concentric reference list

I think I have one at home somewhere. It lists all the old monobloc carbs along with the concentric 900/1000 series.
I will have a look to see if I can find it.
by Grouty
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: News
Topic: It's the big one
Replies: 12
Views: 611

Re: It's the big one

Happy Birthday Gerry :-)
Does that mean the party is deferred until next year ?? I was looking forward to that.
by Grouty
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 engineering item and a Piston recommendations?
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Re: B44 engineering item and a Piston recommendations?

I will second Ian's recommendation for Hickie Racing Services. Brilliant engineer, and has built some cracking bikes over the years. Always there to help and prices are very reasonable. Many riders in the SW ride Hickie built machines.
Colin has helped me on many occasions.
by Grouty
Tue May 26, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Foam Air Filter/Air Box For MX
Replies: 8
Views: 523

Re: Foam Air Filter/Air Box For MX

This is the PES filter box fitted to my CCM.

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipM ... M4R2IyNmNR
by Grouty
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Hub Powdercoat???s
Replies: 14
Views: 1141

Re: Hub Powdercoat???s

Gloss or Satin black Trimite paint (expensive). I have it on most of my hubs. Does not chip or scratch. Stays put forever. It's fairly thin too, so won't affect the spoke holes. I have done a few engines with it as well. It is very heat proof and the muck and dirt just seems to fall off it when wash...
by Grouty
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: A kicker that actually folds away?
Replies: 23
Views: 1633

Re: A kicker that actually folds away?

PES make a brilliant kick lever.
For the first time in about 10 years I have been able to get all of my right foot on the foot peg of the CCM.
Not cheap, but worth every penny (cent :shock: )
by Grouty
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Swing Arm Design/Chain Adjuster/Geometry
Replies: 15
Views: 1710

Re: Swing Arm Design/Chain Adjuster/Geometry

You would never notice it John. The B50MX turns a little like a barge anyway. I have raced a standard B50MX frame with std swingarm, a longer swingarm, longer shocks … etc etc. None of it made a great deal of difference. The motor is the best bit. The 73 CCM seemed to have got it right. Not that it ...
by Grouty
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Ccm Britain
Replies: 11
Views: 1584

Re: Ccm Britain

These side covers are cast in small batches. If they have none left because of a large demand, more castings will be on order. Remember how many CCM's are left ! No use having hundreds of castings about as it's money sat idle ! I had to wait for mine, but I didn't have a problem with it. If you cont...
by Grouty
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: News
Topic: Exeter Trial 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1331

Re: Exeter Trial 2020

Nice one Ian :grin:
I did wave at you as you passed us at Tipley restart.
by Grouty
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Fitting Allen screws to rocker box on B50.
Replies: 27
Views: 3460

Re: Fitting Allen screws to rocker box on B50.

It's known as a "Barnes" protector or guard. Yes, it is there to protect the plug. It is possible for your knee to contact the top of the plug, or be knocked off in a crash.
by Grouty
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM
Replies: 81
Views: 25959

Re: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM

It certainly does Mark, and without you I'd still be waiting and dreaming.
That motor just seems to get faster every time I ride it :grin:
by Grouty
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Oil use by date
Replies: 13
Views: 2525

Re: Oil use by date

Barry, I'd just change the oil and be done with it. It does not take long and it's cheap.
by Grouty
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: The family is growing...
Replies: 4
Views: 1426

Re: The family is growing...

Very nice :grin:
by Grouty
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM
Replies: 81
Views: 25959

Re: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM

It's been a while since I posted any updates. There isn't really any, other than I am getting to grips with it more.
Nice race report from this August Bank Holiday meeting ....
https://www.dirthub.co.uk/bank-holiday- ... d-results/
by Grouty
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: This Forum
Topic: More space
Replies: 7
Views: 3496

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: 2270

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: 2270

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: 1184

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: 6055

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: 5105

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: 6345

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: 6345

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: 2076

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: 81
Views: 25959

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: 81
Views: 25959

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: 2100

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: 2967

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: 635
Views: 147432

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: 81
Views: 25959

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: 81
Views: 25959

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: 81
Views: 25959

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: 81
Views: 25959

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: 81
Views: 25959

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: 81
Views: 25959

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: 81
Views: 25959

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: 81
Views: 25959

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...