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by steve m
Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Help installing B50T piston rings (PHOTO)
Replies: 19
Views: 2950

Re: Help installing B50T piston rings (PHOTO)

yup, sure, de-glazed. rings need something to bed to. and there must be a gap specified for your rings, they will be better if that is set somewhere near what they say. they do float and they do all line up just for a moment sometimes. and if the gap is too big that is not a good thing.

steve
by steve m
Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:18 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 large speedo rubber binnacle
Replies: 8
Views: 1723

Re: B50 large speedo rubber binnacle

<201 wouldn't you think with the technology available today, that replicating parts should be so very much easier than it might have been back then :!: :roll:

steve
by steve m
Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:01 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: It sparks
Replies: 192
Views: 44478

Re: It sparks

is that my B50 rockers rattlin' or is that my HD points slamming shut, <201 ? where's my ear plugs! :lol: i think Stan's logic is relevant here, that is, if the points on a h*nda can rev safely to 10,000 rpm then they should be okay on a B50 up to 7,000. i wonder what the purpose of the pointy cam i...
by steve m
Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Help installing B50T piston rings (PHOTO)
Replies: 19
Views: 2950

Re: Help installing B50T piston rings (PHOTO)

Ian's way is the way i (and i expect many others) do it, with a rag in the mouth of the cases of course ;-) maybe the bottom line is only do what you are comfortable doing otherwise, ship it out, that's another thing i do :roll: it can save disappointment sometimes. we are here to help. :smile: steve
by steve m
Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Help installing B50T piston rings (PHOTO)
Replies: 19
Views: 2950

Re: Help installing B50T piston rings (PHOTO)

Okay so I have finally got to the turnaround point so bolts will be turning clockwise instead of anticlockwise. :thumb always a good thing. Also what is the best way to check the ring gap before putting them in? i think it is usual to fit the rings (not on the piston at this stage), one at a time i...
by steve m
Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:11 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 Clutch question
Replies: 5
Views: 1347

Re: B44 Clutch question

just some questions here: did all B44's come with the flanged centre? (and so Casey has a B50 centre) and are the B44 drums compatible with the B50 centres? (with a view to the machining for the thrust washer) Casey, i think you should check all of what you have there. maybe use the "spareparts" but...
by steve m
Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B50 engine steady rubber
Replies: 6
Views: 1397

Re: B50 engine steady rubber

excellent. :thumb
Peter Quick to the rescue once again. ;-)

steve
by steve m
Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Lucas Zener opening
Replies: 5
Views: 1231

Re: Lucas Zener opening

that is what other people do Beat, just put it on ebay, buyer beware. all i was getting at in my first post was that after a voltage somewhere around 14.7 it puts all current straight into the heatsink, i thought that is how they work. edit: Beat says "after 14.7 Volts, it gos very fast and is heati...
by steve m
Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B50 S*zuki DLS drum brake install
Replies: 14
Views: 3142

Re: B50 S*zuki DLS drum brake install

it is a 4ls Jack. double sided twin leading, totally independent and relying on full length cable adjustment for balance between the sides. although they are heavy (and pricey, now) they are still popular in vintage/classic road racing. a couple of years ago the powers that be changed the rules over...
by steve m
Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: centre stand
Replies: 20
Views: 3338

Re: centre stand

that will be good Jack. it's always good to know if there is an alternative to a part, especially the c/stand. as stated before, the originals are extremely rare and are, essentially OIF Tr*umph castings anyway, with a different foot lever welded on to get around the side-stand entanglement issue (t...
by steve m
Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Lucas Zener opening
Replies: 5
Views: 1231

Re: Lucas Zener opening

so Beat, that is exactly how they are supposed to work, yes?

steve
by steve m
Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B50 S*zuki DLS drum brake install
Replies: 14
Views: 3142

Re: B50 S*zuki DLS drum brake install

looks a good setup Peter. last time i tried to lift one of those i had to use both hands, but if it works, it works and that's a good thing.
glad to hear you are still racing, obviously still happy doing it, good on you.

steve
by steve m
Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: centre stand
Replies: 20
Views: 3338

Re: centre stand

two forgings (both legs are different), so two numbers?
definitely not OIF.

steve
by steve m
Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: Suppliers and New Products
Topic: Aqua/bead blasting
Replies: 6
Views: 1613

Re: Aqua/bead blasting

come on skippy, leave the poor sheep alone.

steve
by steve m
Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: News
Topic: Australia day
Replies: 27
Views: 4011

Re: Australia day

quite the artiste, our Vernon. ta roady.
by steve m
Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Back to the B50T restoration fray
Replies: 10
Views: 2341

Re: Back to the B50T restoration fray

you been busy Roger. :shock:

steve
by steve m
Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B50 engine steady rubber
Replies: 6
Views: 1397

Re: B50 engine steady rubber

i think you lots Barry. :thumb Roger, are we talking about the anti-roll rubbers? these are the round things either side of the frame up near the front were the oil goes in. or maybe the rubber saddles that go on the top frame tube, that the petrol tank sits on? bit confused here. click on the spare...
by steve m
Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:40 am
Forum: News
Topic: Australia day
Replies: 27
Views: 4011

Re: Australia day

jeez does that t-shirt say it all, or what!
thank you Roadplough. i hope it wasn't presumptuous of me to interpret your post out loud :smile:

steve (slightly PC)
by steve m
Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: News
Topic: Australia day
Replies: 27
Views: 4011

Re: Australia day

my understanding of what Roadplough was on about is,something to do with the reintroduction of the Knight of the realm thing. we got rid of it then it was re-introduced. our extremely popular PM has made a "captains pick" to make Prince Phil the duke of E a knight of the order of Australia. and has ...
by steve m
Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: News
Topic: Australia day
Replies: 27
Views: 4011

Re: Australia day

good one Roadplough :thumb
i think the monarchists just lost the all the votes of the groups that have been the target of Sir Phil of Australia's "jokes" and jibes/gaffs over the last 60 odd years of contact.
even (the next) Sir Rupert The Ex Aussie is backing away.

steve
by steve m
Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: This Forum
Topic: Spammers
Replies: 5
Views: 1705

Re: Spammers

i liked Kommando's idea so i did a what if test,(which i have no idea how a spammers mind works, like since when has annoying people increased sales? maybe they are after those of us who feel compelled to let them know how p'ed off they are and then click on the link too "let them have it" and get m...
by steve m
Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:43 am
Forum: News
Topic: Australia day
Replies: 27
Views: 4011

Re: Australia day

ta Baz, happy Australia Day to you.
lamb, <201 for some reason i always think of Lambing Flats and Cronulla on Australia Day.

steve
by steve m
Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Top yoke
Replies: 6
Views: 1198

Re: Top yoke

ta very much :thumb

steve
by steve m
Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Top yoke
Replies: 6
Views: 1198

Re: Top yoke

thanks midgie, sorry to sound fussy but is the hole in the casting still there and only the lock barrel not fitted?

steve
by steve m
Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Top yoke
Replies: 6
Views: 1198

Re: Top yoke

vetterlatethanever,
the MX top yoke is different?

steve
by steve m
Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: How to attach DXF file? B50 rocker flange
Replies: 10
Views: 1947

Re: How to attach DXF file? B50 rocker flange

na really, well done mick. really looks the goods.

steve
by steve m
Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:32 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Kickstart Woes
Replies: 23
Views: 3504

Re: B50 Kickstart Woes

Ouch :!: :lol:
by steve m
Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:29 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Tribsa
Replies: 35
Views: 6346

Re: Tribsa

still a possibility Doug ;-)
by steve m
Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:29 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Tribsa
Replies: 35
Views: 6346

Re: Tribsa

it's been on loan since shortly after i bought it. it's a good read by a good rider/writer. if i recall. he was racing a T100 in the production TT and thought he was making good time when he heard a couple of bikes coming up behind, it was the 2 M&T B50's. one got past, beating him and one DNF'ed. b...
by steve m
Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B65SS
Replies: 18
Views: 3196

Re: B65SS

<201 yes, what exactly did FZ mean when he said, "just get me wasted/waisted and you're halfway there" :?:
<201 , or was that Mark Twain.

steve
by steve m
Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:15 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Tribsa
Replies: 35
Views: 6346

Re: Tribsa

shame on you Skippy! ;-)
read the Ray Knight book! :smile:
by steve m
Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:09 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Oif - B40 - CCM Tribute
Replies: 5
Views: 1623

Re: TR25W/B40 - CCM Tribute

nice one. :thumb
i'm guessing your father's legs suffered because he tooted the horns too much and damaged his kneecaps :lol: . i don't know how he got it registered for road use with that "muffler", i see yours has a baffle.

steve
by steve m
Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:33 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Boyer - Wasted Spark?
Replies: 9
Views: 1589

Re: Boyer - Wasted Spark?

i prefer to have the piston pushing against compression, just feel more comfortable with that.
top gear, rotate rear wheel, easy (on your centre stand that is).

steve
by steve m
Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Amal Mk. 2 carb
Replies: 49
Views: 7003

Re: Amal Mk. 2 carb

that looks good Rickard.
has anyone got a MK2 fitted to their B50 using the Mikuni flange adapter?

steve
by steve m
Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 head removal in frame
Replies: 43
Views: 6488

Re: B50 head removal in frame

Dan, i use Ed's a mate uses a copper, both no probs. take Mr Mikes advice though and check the surfaces. remember after surfacing to check the depths on the 2 locating dowels pocketses, there is usually ample but check anyway (anything can happen in 44 years). and i hope you were just exploring the ...
by steve m
Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 head removal in frame
Replies: 43
Views: 6488

Re: B50 head removal in frame

i admire your enthusiasm. what's the worst that could happen, eh.
by steve m
Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:32 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 head removal in frame
Replies: 43
Views: 6488

Re: B50 head removal in frame

needle nose vise grips below bolt cutters, easy. :lol:
by steve m
Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: B25/B50 despatch records book?
Replies: 13
Views: 2518

Re: B25/B50 despatch records book?

book it is then ;-) :cool:
by steve m
Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 head removal in frame
Replies: 43
Views: 6488

Re: B50 head removal in frame

Dan, there will be 2-3 studs that won't come straight out. how about going the full butchers and grinding/cutting off the stud as it comes out? and with a view to future pull downs, use a little anti-seize.

steve
by steve m
Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: B25/B50 despatch records book?
Replies: 13
Views: 2518

Re: B25/B50 despatch records book?

yes please Brad.
i like the sortable/searchable CD idea of Richards too. although i do not mind poring over a book for hours.

steve