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by Canberra
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Anyone for cricket?
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Flag: Australia

Re: Anyone for cricket?

Best we don't talk about the women's side yet. :ban
by Canberra
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Misfiring while driving. Starts and idles Okay
Replies: 14
Views: 406
Flag: Australia

Re: Misfiring while driving. Starts and idles Okay

You mention you still have ye olde points, maybe the points capacitor?
by Canberra
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Anyone for cricket?
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Flag: Australia

Re: Anyone for cricket?

We lulling the opposition into a sense they think they have it in the bag for the ashes.

John
by Canberra
Fri May 31, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 Alternator Repair
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Flag: Australia

Re: B44 Alternator Repair

I believe the rotors that were prone to failures on earlier engines were replaced by a modified unit. So only replace with a new rotor and don't look at a second hand one. I think the magnets are stronger as I gather the originals loose magnetism over time and so alternator doesn't produce as much p...
by Canberra
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Kick-start aid
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Flag: Australia

Re: Kick-start aid

I'm guessing, only when the scrumpy is flowing :ok

The kick start aid is matched for the starting a twin, no information on a 500-600cc single?

John
by Canberra
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: All British rally
Replies: 17
Views: 2943
Flag: Australia

Re: All British rally

Beat, lot more than your outfit!

The standard 2010 SE is 225kgs wet so not nicest if it falls over. I have top box so a bit heavier. I see the new 2019 version has lost about 15kgs (must have more plastic).

Bit more than my B50SS which is probably around the 165kgs wet.

John
by Canberra
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 195
Views: 21781
Flag: Australia

Re: Star

Impressive :shock:
by Canberra
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 195
Views: 21781
Flag: Australia

Re: Star

Runs sweet - My guess - 220kgs with fuel?
by Canberra
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: All British rally
Replies: 17
Views: 2943
Flag: Australia

Re: All British rally

Thanks guys. Beat, I believe your new outfit has less weight. Made worse as I had just filled it up with petrol and left the service station. The Bonneville SE version are nice bikes to ride but I agree a bit of a lump to push around. Certainly not as light as the B50 although the SE has lower seat ...
by Canberra
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: All British rally
Replies: 17
Views: 2943
Flag: Australia

Re: All British rally

One day I will get down there. Weather seems to be great for the event as well this year. Hope everyone has a good time. I know a few go from the Canberra club. I'm a bit laid up anyway recovering from a cracked femur at the hip when the Bonneville fell over on me at a junction after I did an emerge...
by Canberra
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Big tank for 1971 B25T
Replies: 30
Views: 2969
Flag: Australia

Re: Big tank for 1971 B25T

The B50SS(H) 3 gallon tank with the tank strap was a contoured wire strap with plates welded to the ends to mate with the angled screw housings welded on the tank. The contours were to ensure the strap didn't foul the top of the 500 engine as there is not a lot of room in that area. Using the 3 gall...
by Canberra
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Electric Start
Replies: 623
Views: 100370
Flag: Australia

Re: Electric Start

Doug Fraser uses the valve lifter to start his electric start B50. There is a u-tub video of his many special bikes being started.

John
by Canberra
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Valve sticking conundrum
Replies: 8
Views: 900
Flag: Australia

Re: Valve sticking conundrum

The only time I had one of my valves stick was immediately after a rebuild when I used light grease on the valve stem. I figure it stopped the oil getting through on initial start up. I reassembled using engine oil and no problem.
by Canberra
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Prop stand
Replies: 13
Views: 1311
Flag: Australia

Re: Prop stand

Has anyone found a modern forged prop stand that could replace the original poorly constructed bit of water-pipe?
by Canberra
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Prop stand
Replies: 13
Views: 1311
Flag: Australia

Re: Prop stand

Having bought my bike in 73 I can safely say it was only ever fitted with the barrel type spring holder. The foot did have cross hatch markings on the base but not sure whether that made it better?
by Canberra
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Prop stand
Replies: 13
Views: 1311
Flag: Australia

Re: Prop stand

I bought a replacement new side stand when mine broke, It had no cross hatching and the spring spigot had to be cut off and re-welded in the correct position. I had to also re-weld the top section as the angle for the foot didn't match the machined groove position. It was proudly made in England :??...
by Canberra
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: Philip islands motorcycle classic
Replies: 8
Views: 1053
Flag: Australia

Re: Philip islands motorcycle classic

Doug,

Thanks for that. Do you know who's race B50?

I never went down but many friends from work did. It always seems to be the well attended and everyone enjoys it. Not sure about the temperature this year though.

John
by Canberra
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Marooned on a desert island
Replies: 3
Views: 686
Flag: Australia

Re: Marooned on a desert island

Yes, good tale. :laugh :laugh :laugh
by Canberra
Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: News
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 8
Views: 1095
Flag: Australia

Re: Merry Christmas

Ho, Ho Ho and Merry Xmas <217 . Hope Santa bring everyone something nice and all of you are well.

John and Lynn
by Canberra
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: horn bracket
Replies: 16
Views: 1984
Flag: Australia

Re: horn bracket

Is this an early one?

I believe they changed the mount for the suspension rubber on later ones. It had a larger hole for the power box mount?

John
by Canberra
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: This Forum
Topic: Re: Forum Down
Replies: 15
Views: 3987
Flag: Australia

Re: Forum Down

Thanks a million Rickard :thumb :thumb :thumb .

John
by Canberra
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: A Front Brake Light Switch (By AA Milne)
Replies: 16
Views: 1867
Flag: Australia

Re: A Front Brake Light Switch (By AA Milne)

Trevor Lane splitting at 40 mph? Isn't that a bit naughty? My A65L was never fitted with a front brake switch although there was wiring on the loom for it. First thing I did was fit a cable with a brake switch. That or have someone drive into me at night as I use the front brake more than the rear o...
by Canberra
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: 2018 BSA International Rally
Replies: 33
Views: 5430
Flag: Australia

Re: 2018 BSA International Rally

Doug Fraser recons it was such a hard job he wouldn't want to do another :( .

Beat probably feels the same?
by Canberra
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Crankcase Breathing
Replies: 22
Views: 3411
Flag: Australia

Re: Crankcase Breathing

Sure was :ok

I'll have to find out what my friend did on the replica he built. He built it from photos and I am guessing that was the unit photographed.
by Canberra
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: When I grow up.
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Flag: Australia

Re: When I grow up.

Nice to think most of us on the site have managed to achieve both :thumb .
John
by Canberra
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50s and modern fuel
Replies: 28
Views: 3176
Flag: Australia

Re: B50s and modern fuel

I noticed when I lived in Canada if you sat the bike for any extended length of time and tried to start it it was a no-go without dumping the fuel and putting in new. That as a few years back so may be different now. I only use 98 on the B50 and luckily in Oz it has no ethanol in it. Bike can be sta...
by Canberra
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: A Front Brake Light Switch (By AA Milne)
Replies: 16
Views: 1867
Flag: Australia

Re: A Front Brake Light Switch (By AA Milne)

What's a back brake? Is that the one you use because the front doesn't work :shock: ? B50 is close the throttle and the back wheel slows almost as much as using the back brake.

John
by Canberra
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: 2018 BSA International Rally
Replies: 33
Views: 5430
Flag: Australia

Re: 2018 BSA International Rally

Thought I would add a few B Series Photos from the rally. Many B and C series bikes on offer 250, 350, 441, 500 and few specials.

John
by Canberra
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Crankcase Breathing
Replies: 22
Views: 3411
Flag: Australia

Re: Crankcase Breathing

I noticed the M&T at the rally had a duckbill flap on the end of its breather pipe. No idea of its source but I guess they thought it was useful. That motor ran 24 hours so obviously they had a gain.
John
by Canberra
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: 2018 BSA International Rally
Replies: 33
Views: 5430
Flag: Australia

Re: 2018 BSA International Rally

Hi All, Back home in Canberra after a casual trip along the Great Ocean Road. Great to meet up with friends from around the country and from overseas. Weather was good over the time and the company congenial. I have just totted up my Visa and it scared the poop out of me but enjoyed everything. Ther...
by Canberra
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: 2018 BSA International Rally
Replies: 33
Views: 5430
Flag: Australia

Re: 2018 BSA International Rally

Hi Doug, Hopefully we'll see you somewhere. I see the 14 day weather forecast is showing some really cold mornings with warm days up to 30 during the rally next week. Sounds exciting. That's a big number for entrants. It is usual to get a few extra late stragglers but with that number sadly they pul...
by Canberra
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: 2018 BSA International Rally
Replies: 33
Views: 5430
Flag: Australia

Re: 2018 BSA International Rally

Change of Plan. We'll have to miss Eden whale watching and go to Halls Gap via overnight at Albury/Wodonga. Looks like my friends from NZ can't make it due to very valid reasons and no-one else seems to be interested from the NZ Owners Club. I didn't get a response from the committee to my offer. Al...
by Canberra
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: International BSA B50 Meeting Paris 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 8879
Flag: Australia

Re: International BSA B50 Meeting

Likewise Barry. We seem to have missed out on a great meet. Great to see the photos of the bikes and folks. :thumb

John
by Canberra
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: International BSA B50 Meeting Paris 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 8879
Flag: Australia

Re: International BSA B50 Meeting

What a great meeting of minds - brilliant photos and videos
John
by Canberra
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Oil separating
Replies: 9
Views: 1462
Flag: Australia

Re: Oil separating

Hi Beat, The clutch has an additional plate and I use an alloy pressure plate from Mark. I spend quite a bit of time getting the clutch to spin and separate evenly when I work on it. It makes for a smooth operations and maybe that is helping to reduce wear on the tabs. My bonded plates came from Ed ...
by Canberra
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Oil separating
Replies: 9
Views: 1462
Flag: Australia

Re: Oil separating

I have the two mesh holes welded up and a single outer seal on the ball race. I use Automatic Transmission Fliud suitable from an older Ford car as apparently some alternative types have special additives that do not do the clutch too well. My bike when standing for a long period flows engine oil in...
by Canberra
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Wal Phillips Fuel Injector
Replies: 9
Views: 1470
Flag: Australia

Re: Wal Phillips Fuel Injector

I had a friend who had one fitted to his 250 Enfield in late 60s. For some reason he got it to work well and that bike with a few other engine mods was the fastest 250 for miles. The bike started well and ran like a scalded cat, so some people managed to get them to work. Mind you, he didn't bother ...
by Canberra
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Finally bought one: 1971 B25T
Replies: 15
Views: 2494
Flag: Australia

Re: Finally bought one: 1971 B25T

Hi Kgubert, Looks like a good start. Is the front wheel 20 or 21 Inch?
by Canberra
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bit short of cash tried to sell the B50
Replies: 8
Views: 2739
Flag: Australia

Re: Bit short of cash tried to sell the B50

I'm using 1979 T140 handlebar switches on my B50SS and for some reason they never had a headlamp flasher button. I thought of using the year later RH switch with the "start" button on it as the flasher. This was so amusing I'll think I'll do it :lol: .

John
by Canberra
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Deep water crossing
Replies: 3
Views: 1407
Flag: Australia

Re: Deep water crossing

High exhaust pipes a must! Great recording.

Also, maybe a new bike coming up! Impressive <069 bit of news in the background.

Wonder if they'll come to Oz?