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by Ian Hingley
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B50 oil pump suppliers?
Replies: 8
Views: 102
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Re: B50 oil pump suppliers?

I've got a B25 oil pump for sale on eBay at the moment:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264690621613

Cheers

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Lozenge silencer for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 145
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Re: Lozenge silencer for sale

Hi Barry Yes he did use it and still has it on one of his bikes as far as I know. He finds forums like this a bit clunky and prefers the immediacy of Facebook so is only an infrequent viewer on here. Unfortunately last October he felt our differing political views were more important than our friend...
by Ian Hingley
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Lozenge silencer for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 145
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Re: Lozenge silencer for sale

Sold!
by Ian Hingley
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Lozenge silencer for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 145
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Lozenge silencer for sale

Hi All I'm selling a lozenge silencer. I'm a dirt bike rider, so something like this is unlikely to be of use to me and unfortunately I'm unlikely to ever own a roadgoing B50. It's from a B25 actually, but a reducing sleeve on the end of a B50 header would make it fit without further modification. C...
by Ian Hingley
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: b44 gearbox leak/level
Replies: 15
Views: 427
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Re: b44 gearbox leak/level

Agree with Minety. If the bike's never been run and is vertical, there's no way the gearbox oil should be as high as the output bearing. It's overfilled.
The drain plug has a small upstand tube in it. Remove the small bolt in the drain plug and let it drain out the excess.

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Victor fuel tank
Replies: 6
Views: 481
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Re: Victor fuel tank

I sent Dave441 a PM about this about three weeks ago. He's not read my message yet...
by Ian Hingley
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 no return oil to tank
Replies: 12
Views: 908
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Re: B25 no return oil to tank

Oo a B50.org trip to Pendine; I like the sound of that!

:thumb

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 Wiring/ Earth
Replies: 16
Views: 1183
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Re: B44 Wiring/ Earth

Thanks Gerry

"...realizes the control of great power devices in a relaxed way..."

sounds ideal!

Cheers

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Exeter Trial 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 816
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Exeter Trial 2020

Whilst you were still indulging in the Christmas and New Year festivities, I was competing in the MCC Exeter Trial on my BSA Victor on Saturday 4th January. Started from the Haynes Motor Museum at Sparkford (my start time 02:13 - yes, riding in the dark and cold!) and finished about 12 hours and 170...
by Ian Hingley
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 Wiring/ Earth
Replies: 16
Views: 1183
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Re: B44 Wiring/ Earth

Hi Trevor
I've got relays for dip and main beam on my Victor squeezed inside the headlamp shell. They're a bit chunky though, probably about 2cm cubed plus terminals. Are yours any smaller physically? I know you're the other side of the world, but where do you source yours from?

Cheers

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: "Old Smokey" A 1970 B44
Replies: 30
Views: 1897
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Re: "Old Smokey" A 1970 B44

This is amazing!

There we were, smugly thinking this bike would never run again and why on earth would you take on such a project. Then you show us you're some kind of mechanical wizard and a race bike is going to rise phoenix-like from the ashes.

In awe!

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: It sparks
Replies: 206
Views: 55162
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Re: It sparks

I notice that in a couple of weeks this topic will have been running for 13 years!

The only one I can think of to rival that relates to the Beast of Minety...

:thumb

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: "Old Smokey" A 1970 B44
Replies: 30
Views: 1897
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Re: "Old Smokey" A 1970 B44

This is great! Puts my 'great fire of Beeza' from a few years ago to shame! Loving the melted fibreglass petrol tank and the fact you've rescued the horn! My bike only leaks from the primary case and that seems the only place yours is oil (or water) tight... Keep it coming... Cheers Ian b44icon IHOS...
by Ian Hingley
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Lozenge silencer
Replies: 7
Views: 826
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Re: Lozenge silencer

Hi JerryT

I'm no expert on this, but I think they were identical inside.

I'm sure a renowned expert will be along soon to confirm or deny...

Cheers

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Lozenge silencer
Replies: 7
Views: 826
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Re: Lozenge silencer

I've got a B25 lozenge silencer that I'll putting on eBay in the New Year.

I'll give forum members first dibs.

Cheers

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Fitting Allen screws to rocker box on B50.
Replies: 27
Views: 1991
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Re: Fitting Allen screws to rocker box on B50.

I guess I have never seen a real CCM, so what is the purpose of the brace that is bolted onto the two head bolts abreast of the spark plug? Tom I've always imagined it was to protect the plug if you happen to 'bin' the bike in a scramble. I'm sure one of the motocrossers on here will confirm or den...
by Ian Hingley
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 on the cheap!
Replies: 34
Views: 2773
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Re: B44 on the cheap!

We'll do a great trade deal with Canada, Tom.

So they tell us anyway...

Cheers

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 262
Views: 45958
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Re: Star

You never fail to impress beat!

Keep it up.

Ian IHOSMILE
by Ian Hingley
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Head gasket
Replies: 10
Views: 1658
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Re: Head gasket

Rougegrille57 wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:35 pm
...second british bike. Last one was an ariel pixie 40 odd years ago. I would appreciate any help.
Yep, you probably need some help - still recovering from the Pixie I imagine. :thumb

Cheers

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 79
Views: 10311
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Re: Starfire 441

Mike where do you go hill-climbing? I'm in Bristol and have done Prescott once on my B50 but am interested in more... Hey Ben Here's the South West Championship: https://www.aswmc.org.uk/aswmc-championships/hill-climb/ There was one at Hartland Quay yesterday (Sunday) though that doesn't seem to be...
by Ian Hingley
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25T Rear Chain Oiler – Cap Off?
Replies: 17
Views: 3038
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Re: B25T Rear Chain Oiler – Cap Off?

Is the proposal here to glue foam to the inside of the clutch pushrod inspection/adjustment cover, or have I misread something? Not something I'll be doing anytime soon. In over 40 years of unit single ownership almost all of these little covers I've come across have witness marks from contact with ...
by Ian Hingley
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Final Drive Sprocket
Replies: 21
Views: 3314
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Re: Final Drive Sprocket

The felt washer in the gasket set is mean to be 'parted' rather than put in at full thickness. It should only just bear against the backplate rather than be compressed. I don't think the mechanism you're proposing is feasible/what the issue is anyway.

Cheers

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Replacing gear box main oil seal
Replies: 4
Views: 1061
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Re: Replacing gear box main oil seal

Gearbox oil shouldn't be black!

Change the gearbox oil for fresh. Change the primary oil for red ATF. Go for a ride. Is the oil pissing out golden thick gearbox oil, or thin red ATF?

If it's primary, it's probably the little oil seal in the inner cover plate thing.

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: This Forum
Topic: More space
Replies: 7
Views: 2918
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Re: More space

b50root wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:07 pm
Try now

Rickard
Great stuff, that's fixed it!

Thanks Rickard, appreciate all you do for us. :thumb

Time for a knees up? ;-)

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: BSA International Rally 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 6682
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Re: BSA International Rally 2019

A couple of nice B44s, a very patinated B50 and my IHO...


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Cheers

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: This Forum
Topic: More space
Replies: 7
Views: 2918
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Re: More space

Still can't load pics from International Rally. Still seems to have 1MB limit?

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Final Drive Sprocket
Replies: 21
Views: 3314
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Re: Final Drive Sprocket

Is it leaking engine oil, gearbox oil or primary oil?

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 Victor frame drawing
Replies: 9
Views: 1901
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Re: B44 Victor frame drawing

Leif wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:49 pm
one needs to be smarter than the "one pipe fits all" ebay vendors.
Yeah, you see "fits all B25/B44/B50"

Actually that's a mixture of different bore, stroke and exhaust port diameter. So probably fits none...

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: My B50SS
Replies: 45
Views: 9051
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Re: My B50SS

Autocycle are/were definitely the bees knees for Brit mudguards. They bought the moulds, patterns,fittings, stock etc from the original main manufacturer when they went bust 40 or so years ago.

They're also pretty good for almost all other spares too.

Cheers

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: BSA International Rally 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 6682
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Re: BSA International Rally 2019

Hi all I ended up lending my BSA Lightning to Marty Sabba of the New York County branch of the BSAOC. Only met him and his wife Annie once, 18 years ago,but we've kept in touch and we're all part of the big BSA family. They arrived in Bristol on Thursday. It became apparent Annie didn't fancy drivin...
by Ian Hingley
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 262
Views: 45958
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Re: Star

Hey beat

Phil Pearson is a renowned guru for Goldies.

He does an electric start too, which seems very popular with the 'mature' riders we all are now! No good for your racing needs of course. You could perhaps persuade him to do B50s commercially based on your design!

Cheers

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 262
Views: 45958
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Re: Star

Maybe the B50 meeting should be held at Rudersberg?

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Happy Birthday Mr Hingley
Replies: 3
Views: 1333
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Re: Happy Birthday Mr Hingley

Hi All Yes, great time thanks. Two days trail riding in Devon with four old mates. (Victor only finished having a bent mainshaft replaced about 30 minutes before I set off...) Next day our host Mike opened his garage doors and let us pick from his extensive range of road bikes. Never ridden a T160 T...
by Ian Hingley
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Remote Oil Filter B40/B44
Replies: 10
Views: 2426
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Re: Remote Oil Filter B40/B44

I use a Hide-de-hi. Very slim and uses a Rocket 3 filter.

Used for years in return line with no issues whatsoever.

Just googled and found one of my own replies from 2011, so I've used it over 8 years!

viewtopic.php?t=3965

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B25ss Goldstar.
Replies: 5
Views: 1935
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Re: B25ss Goldstar.

koncretekid wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:20 pm
You might want to read this from the Britbike forum:
Interesting to see familiar names on an unfamiliar forum!

Hats off to both Tom and Kommando for their in-depth knowledge. Didn't know you were such a suspension expert Kommando!

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 262
Views: 45958
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Re: Star

minetymenace wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:20 pm
"For One Night Only Beat In Beaver Street"
Or even Beasley Street!

https://youtu.be/37QUUwp9xIs

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 262
Views: 45958
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Re: Star

Hope you're passing down some of your skills and passion to him!

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 262
Views: 45958
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Re: Star

Is that a photo of "the monkey"? ;-)

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: BSA International Rally 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 6682
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Re: BSA International Rally 2019

Hi Rickard

But Copenhagen isn't even in Sweden...

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: BSA International Rally 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 6682
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Re: BSA International Rally 2019

Hey Rickard

I live about 70 miles from the site and about 10 miles from Bristol airport...

Could offer you either the infamous BSA Victor IHO IHOSMILE or my 1972 A65 Lightning.

Wasn't intending to go for the week, but was considering just riding out for the occasional day.

Cheers

Ian