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by bonnietiler
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Ok..now its got me mad..spark plug
Replies: 11
Views: 4027

Re: Ok..now its got me mad..spark plug

Yes, I used to have a B50ss and that could be an interesting starting procedure but I could always ignite it, the B25 started well on its old Amal but had an uneasy tickover and clearly was a shade tired, I wonder if it's the pilot jet on the new carb, maybe I'll play around with different grades of...
by bonnietiler
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Ok..now its got me mad..spark plug
Replies: 11
Views: 4027

Ok..now its got me mad..spark plug

so I have a fully functioning B25 and I buy a Prestige..PREMIER Amal to go with it, all seems well it revs it ticks over so slowly if reqd I am very well pleased...BUT...there really is always a BUT..from Cold now..nothing, tried fitting a choke..worse, tickling zero, I remove the plug and heat it u...
by bonnietiler
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: When you're at your Wits End ..it could be worse
Replies: 5
Views: 3262

When you're at your Wits End ..it could be worse

When I was but a boy, 16 years old to be honest, I was very skinny..we all were, I lived on Pies and 20 Gold Leaf a day, i was bright enough, Grammar School boy, lived in a nice bungalow with my Cambridge graduate Sister and Mum and Dad, my Mum being a then typical 1970 Mum and my Dad a Pneumatic an...
by bonnietiler
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 Rough Running..missing slightly
Replies: 17
Views: 5739

Re: B25 Rough Running..missing slightly

The B25 confounds all and sundry and now (what!) the capricious gremlin chooses to run well. It was not hale and hearty, asymptomatic it was, it looked absolutely fine, it sparked well and fuel was emanating sufficiently from a rebuilt Amal, but hmmm... It was decided upon to remove the Trispark and...
by bonnietiler
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 Rough Running..missing slightly
Replies: 17
Views: 5739

Re: B25 Rough Running..missing slightly

I will indeed do all those things as you suggest Grasshopper, the mystical machinations of the Light single BSA/Triumph are as an Alchemist converting base metal into purest gold, would constructing a cauldron out of a NOS Cotton Double Gloucester crankcase and within a boiling brew of eye of Frog, ...
by bonnietiler
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 Rough Running..missing slightly
Replies: 17
Views: 5739

B25 Rough Running..missing slightly

My B25 went sour on me..BOYER died, I replaced with a bank account rinsing Trispark, this works fine bike starts well Etc but, there is ALWAYS a "but" isn't there? If it was a twin I'd say it was running on one cylinder, it revs but there is a feeling that something is missing, it has new coil and i...
by bonnietiler
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 1969 starting problems
Replies: 10
Views: 3569

Re: B25 1969 starting problems

Got a brilliant spark..got fuel too... occasionally it starts for a second or 2 then coughs and stops it kicks back and spectacularly goes bang (Like a Lee-Enfield), I'm just confused how it works perfectly then gives up the ghost, I'm thinking that the Boyer has died...it is like its on full advanc...
by bonnietiler
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 1969 starting problems
Replies: 10
Views: 3569

B25 1969 starting problems

Bike has always been sweet no problems it is running a Boyer...Go to newsagents bike starts easily after only 800 yes starts to misbehave then grinds to halt..
I do the "push of shame" back home bike refuses to start and backfires spectacularly.
.am I missing something obvious?
by bonnietiler
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Unlikely, I know But Tacho Rev Counter Drive?
Replies: 0
Views: 5089

Unlikely, I know But Tacho Rev Counter Drive?

I fancy fitting a tacho to my BSA, but well, I didn't realise that Small Heath manufactured these Tacho Drives from Purest 24ct gold...I know that they are getting rare but if anybody has one for less than a Time-Share in Florida I would appreciate it!
Cheers
Brian
by bonnietiler
Sat May 26, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bit short of cash tried to sell the B50
Replies: 9
Views: 8377

Bit short of cash tried to sell the B50

Being a touch short of the old readies..I decided that the best course of action was to sell the B50 (It didn't sell..I'm glad) I listed it on a well known Online Auction website and got a flurry of offers and questions etc etc. I bought the bike for £4500 and have bought a new Lozenge Silencer, Tri...
by bonnietiler
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: EBAY can be a strange old place?
Replies: 3
Views: 3893

EBAY can be a strange old place?

EBAY...I remember when it started...I really do,it was almost exciting..in that you never knew quite what you were going to get! I recall buying a pair of Motorcycle gloves..Dainese they were...I paid around half price from them...when they arrived they were "almost" perfect in that they were the co...
by bonnietiler
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Where Is my COMPRESSION!
Replies: 6
Views: 3159

Re: Where Is my COMPRESSION!

Thanks for the advice..I have raised the rocker cover (in the frame) and got access to the pushrod and this clearly wasn't seated at the base? I jiggled it around(technical term) and repositioned it using long nose pliers so that it goes up and down again and all is now well. No idea how it moved th...
by bonnietiler
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Seem to have a Stuck Valve?
Replies: 2
Views: 1971

Seem to have a Stuck Valve?

Had a look at the B50 removed the access plate on the rocker cover and whilst the exhaust valve moves up and down the Inlet valve appears to be stuck solid. I'm assuming this means engine out, but any suggestions before I foray forth. Worked perfectly parked it removed the Boyer and then...locked va...
by bonnietiler
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Where Is my COMPRESSION!
Replies: 6
Views: 3159

Re: Where Is my COMPRESSION!

Right then on close inspection and on removing the right side cover over the pushrods whilst the exhaust valve moved up and down as it ought the inlet pushrod refuses to move,it steadfastly remains in the cup but the valve does not budge a jot.
Any ideas other than strip the blighter down?
by bonnietiler
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Where Is my COMPRESSION!
Replies: 6
Views: 3159

Re: Where Is my COMPRESSION!

Yep my thoughts just strange that it happens at exactly this time so you add 1+1 and get 43..just a co-incidence. I shall have another look-see later..removing the power steering rack off my TR8 today..excellent...not
by bonnietiler
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Tri-Spark ignition Glitch?
Replies: 4
Views: 2530

Re: Tri-Spark ignition Glitch?

Ah...yes...what I did was attempt to intercept the Coil wire rather than connect directly to the coil as soon as I rectified this error I have a vigorously sparking coil...but no compression..ho hum
by bonnietiler
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Where Is my COMPRESSION!
Replies: 6
Views: 3159

Where Is my COMPRESSION!

Ok..so I've removed the plug Ive removed the timing plate set at TDC taken off the old Boyer I've refitted the new Tri-Spark..ive static timed it I now have a vigourous spark...but no compression, any ideas I've had a look at the decompression lever and that seems to be going back and forth in the t...
by bonnietiler
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Tri-Spark ignition Glitch?
Replies: 4
Views: 2530

Tri-Spark ignition Glitch?

Removed all the old Boyer and fitted the tres chic Tri-Spark Now then, I have power as the little LED lights up like a gudd-un..Hussah! But Nillus Sparkus ( that's yer actual Latin That is)Booh! I have connected the appropriate Wire up to the Yellow Black (coil) wire But no action I bought a fancy T...
by bonnietiler
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: re post from parts wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 2864

Re: BSA part 19-8954 speedo

last one I saw went for £270.. you could get yours refurbished for a lot less than that?
by bonnietiler
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B50SS it's here!
Replies: 10
Views: 8408

Re: B50SS it's here!

He's flogged it, passed it on, in through the outdoor,it has shuffled off its mortal (lucas) coil,it has gorn..it is no more, it sings with the choir invisible, deceased, it is bereft of his ownership, has turned up its curly toed slippers and left his parish, the door has closed, the horse bolted a...
by bonnietiler
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project
Replies: 158
Views: 83368

Re: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project

So now you'd better stop and rebuild all your ruins.
For peace and trust can win the day despite of all your losing.

Could be written for a B50 rebuild

Earls Court 1975
by bonnietiler
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Tri-Spark Ignition
Replies: 2
Views: 3053

Tri-Spark Ignition

Just ordered a Tri-Spark for the Beeza I'll let you know how it goes
Whats the bet it makes NO difference other than the size of my bank balance
by bonnietiler
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Just Been on 1st decent run on B50SS
Replies: 5
Views: 4265

Re: Just Been on 1st decent run on B50SS

Well I bought one from the USA used...it cost a kings ransom and then I found a New one at Burton Bike Bits so I have a spare!
by bonnietiler
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Just Been on 1st decent run on B50SS
Replies: 5
Views: 4265

Just Been on 1st decent run on B50SS

As I mentioned my bike is somewhat reluctant to chime above 4000rpm however, my next door neighbour also has a 500cc single and we decided on a whim.. a fancy, if you will.. like a spring zephyr of a thought, and with no preparation, to go on a Friday run, I grabbed my favourite Adjustable ..just in...
by bonnietiler
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Plum Crazy E35 Fury Project
Replies: 270
Views: 188815

Re: Plum Crazy E35 Fury Project

I have ridden one...back in the day...not very far and not very fast but all the same I had a go
by bonnietiler
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50SS doent rev through 4500rpm?
Replies: 1
Views: 1500

B50SS doent rev through 4500rpm?

The BSA certainly starts well and runs and ticks over went out for a run last night and it seems reluctant to rev much past 4500,in fact it likes 4000 to be honest. It doesn't leak much ad the clutch is fine, the only item that is "obviously" not right is the silencer which has no innards and a spli...
by bonnietiler
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 exhaust and silencer
Replies: 3
Views: 2436

B50 exhaust and silencer

My bike 1972 B50SS came with standard lozenge silencer but all the insides were loose and rattling ...then they all fellout...apart from one...there IS always one isn't there? Then I noticed that my lozenge silencer box has sort of "bulged" and the is a hole about 6cm long 1cm wide (now) along the b...
by bonnietiler
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: 60mm Speedometer? Yes I know..But I have to ask?
Replies: 5
Views: 3330

Re: 60mm Speedometer? Yes I know..But I have to ask?

and of course the Triumph Bandit and Bsa Fury
by bonnietiler
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: 60mm Speedometer? Yes I know..But I have to ask?
Replies: 5
Views: 3330

60mm Speedometer? Yes I know..But I have to ask?

Looking for a 60mm speedometer genuine Smiths jobbie to match my NOS Tacho/drive unit that I have in a box.
I realise that they a touch on the rare side but just thought I would ask all the same
Cheers
Bonnietiler
by bonnietiler
Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Flat front Tacho Drive?
Replies: 3
Views: 2061

Flat front Tacho Drive?

Now I have one of these tacho drives it looks brand new to be honest, it arrived in my box of valuable spares when the bike was bought. I've offered it up and was rather hoping (forlornly) that it would just slot right is, but the front downtube manages to get in the way. Is there a B50.org cunning ...
by bonnietiler
Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Strange Feeling but in a Good way!
Replies: 4
Views: 4195

Strange Feeling but in a Good way!

Isn't it Strange? I'm certain that I'm preaching to the converted here but I had owned this benighted B50 for 3 months or so and just could start it, very occasionally ..it seemed that it rather depended on the direction of the wind or how many magpies were in my garden as to whether it would fire o...
by bonnietiler
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: NEW B50SS and it Goes!
Replies: 2
Views: 3216

NEW B50SS and it Goes!

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z222/bonnietiler/80f6ab13-1c9a-47f6-af1c-090d5c4c2737_zps3u3ispmr.jpg Bought this around 3 months ago and boy could I start it...No..I didn't go down the old MOT station cos if I managed to get it going , and I did occasionally I couldn't stand the shame of not be...