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by beesa71
Thu May 28, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Where was it made?
Replies: 11
Views: 396
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Re: Where was it made?

The FS did go to Hammonds and the B25T to BSA Inc East on 27/1/71.

But, you sure it’s AE3395?
by beesa71
Mon May 11, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: B25R ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1033
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Re: B25R ?

And I have decent enough evidence of a B25V in the same context as A75V (not sure whether other code letters were included in that one). Vertically split castings too if I remember.

Regards.

Paul.
by beesa71
Mon May 11, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1972 B25SS FRONT ENGINE MOUNT
Replies: 10
Views: 387
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Re: 1972 B25SS FRONT ENGINE MOUNT

Too true there should be one between the crankcase and the front RH engine ‘plate’ (83-2004). There should also be the one on the RH side of the engine between it and the frame (83-2005). There should also be one between the outside of the RH front engine ‘plate’ and the exhaust pipe mounting bracke...
by beesa71
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Leak back,
Replies: 20
Views: 1089
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Re: Leak back,

If John will excuse me; here’s a link re’ the exhaust system.

http://b50.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=2 ... ons#p64189

Regards.

Paul.
by beesa71
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25ss fork damper unit retaing bolt washers
Replies: 9
Views: 495
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Re: B25ss fork damper unit retaing bolt washers

I’ve just bought a large quantity of the bonded seals for rebuilding quite a quantity of forks, pm me if you want some sending.

Paul.
by beesa71
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Rear axle,
Replies: 3
Views: 401
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Re: Rear axle,

John, I have a number of NOS ones that are in less than perfect condition, you are welcome to one of these. You can collect (Warrington) or I can send, both though after the current crisis eases. Put me down for some S/S copies of the OEM version please. Regards and best wishes at this awful time to...
by beesa71
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Best Electronic Ignition
Replies: 23
Views: 1857
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Re: Best Electronic Ignition

Trevor, can you post a link the Podtronics ignitions please.

Paul.
by beesa71
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B40 Clutch Pressure Plate
Replies: 9
Views: 1023
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Re: B40 Clutch Pressure Plate

I'm not familiar with those spring tensioning nuts, have you tried it with the more common ones?

Paul.
by beesa71
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Speedway B50 piston details wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 788
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Speedway B50 piston details wanted

Has anyone got an OEM 'factory' B50 Speedway piston please?

What I'm looking for are some details from it.

Regards to all.

Paul.
by beesa71
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Electric Start - Broken Knees
Replies: 28
Views: 2068
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Re: Electric Start - Broken Knees

Only posting as I've seen it in the flesh (and component parts); have you seen the Shropshire Motorcycles electric start kit for Unit Construction Triumph twins?

Very neatly done.

https://triumphbonneville.com/store/ele ... tails.html

Regards to all OIf'ers.

Paul.
by beesa71
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Titanium works bikes.....
Replies: 0
Views: 1529
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Titanium works bikes.....

If anyone knows the current owner of the titanium bikes as pictured (a recent addition I believe) on the excellent B44GP website would they please try (somehow) to pass my contact details them or refer them here for a 'PM'.

Thank you.

Paul.
by beesa71
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Parts Lists and Workshop Manuals for sale in UK
Replies: 0
Views: 995
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Parts Lists and Workshop Manuals for sale in UK

I'm sorting through the many hundreds of parts lists and things I've accumulated in my (nearly) 50 years of Unit Single'ing and in anticpation of the autojumble season starting for me (ie when it's dry and not freezing cold) I've sorted a few to take 'for sale'. I thought though that I'd see if ther...
by beesa71
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Front fork damper valve 'O' ring dimensions
Replies: 0
Views: 1298
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Front fork damper valve 'O' ring dimensions

Hello folks, Does anyone have the OEM details to identify the dimensions of 'O' ring part number 97-4003 please. I've misplaced my 'O' ring measuring 'stick' hence the question. Although I'm off to my local supplier on Monday it would be good to be pre-armed as, I've found, 'O' rings don't measure u...
by beesa71
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 89
Views: 12906
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Re: Starfire 441

Mick uses the OEM BSA/Triumph conical front hub as the basis and the 'internals' are Commando 2LS front brake based.
by beesa71
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25ss oddies
Replies: 1
Views: 667
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Re: B25ss oddies

John,

Here was me thinking they were the std 15/16" Oddies.

PM me.

Regards.

Paul.
by beesa71
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Dating a B50SS
Replies: 14
Views: 2273
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Re: Dating a B50SS

Hey b50reels; did you get my 'pm's'?

Paul.
by beesa71
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Dating a B50SS
Replies: 14
Views: 2273
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Re: Dating a B50SS

Incorrect for last models at least, see any/all DB's for them. Each model range (eg OIF Singles,Twins, Triples) had their own series of numbers but variants within that range ie, B25T, T25SS, B50T, T25SS etc could be next to one another in the numerical sequence. For example; DE10577 was a T25T DE10...
by beesa71
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Dating a B50SS
Replies: 14
Views: 2273
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Re: Dating a B50SS

Trevor, I don't necessarily agree with your theory that it was the 1627th bike off the line. I'd agree that it was the 1627th (numerical order) number in the Despatch Book but that doesnt't tally (no pun intended as we also know that the DB indicates 'tally number' too) with production order. The DB...
by beesa71
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Dating a B50SS
Replies: 14
Views: 2273
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Re: Dating a B50SS

"Note, it was not the 1627th B50SS built. Other models came first of which could have been A65's, A75's, B50T's or B50MX's." That's not true; singles were in one 'number' run and other models had their own. It is correct that the singles run included BSA, Triumph, 250's and 500's. Usually, but not a...
by beesa71
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: O.I.F parts for sale.
Replies: 4
Views: 1517
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Re: O.I.F parts for sale.

I sent a 'pm', did you get it?

Regards.

Paul.

Edit by mm. You can see if your pm has been delivered, when it is opened by the recipient it moved from your "Outbox" to your "Sent Messages".
by beesa71
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Conical rear hub offset.
Replies: 18
Views: 3236
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Re: Conical rear hub offset.

and I've a use for the whole rear wheel/brake etc assembly so if yo'd let me know your asking price that would be good.

Paul.
by beesa71
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Conical rear hub offset.
Replies: 18
Views: 3236
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Re: Conical rear hub offset.

But you don't then actually know whether the hub/brake plate assembly will fit in your arm (re' spindle dia, spacers/position etc). My view remains to actually do all the work to fit the hub/brake plate (of your choice) to the arm with the sprocket In the right place for chain alignment then, and on...
by beesa71
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Conical rear hub offset.
Replies: 18
Views: 3236
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Re: Conical rear hub offset.

I don't necessarily concur with your thought; my view is that you need to set up the hub in the arm, then you can work out for yourself what your offset needs to be.

Paul.
by beesa71
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Conical rear hub offset.
Replies: 18
Views: 3236
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Re: Conical rear hub offset.

Although the OP doesn't seem to tell us which swinging arm he is planning to fit the Conical hub too I'll assume it's a pre-OIF one. From refurbishing Mead & Tomkinson B50's where they went the other way, ie fitted Crinkle hub in place of Conical, I'd suggest that the first thing to do is, most prob...
by beesa71
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: BSA B50MX "AIR BOX" - Is there such a thing?
Replies: 7
Views: 1848
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Re: BSA B50MX "AIR BOX" - Is there such a thing?

My two penneth; the BSA/Triumph OIF Single air filter housing is not what the OP needs if he is considering an 'air box' for Flat Track racing. It is, simply, a unit to hold the simple paper based air filter in the right place. I have friends who race FT here in the UK and they need to construct mul...
by beesa71
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Wanted BSA b44 +20
Replies: 3
Views: 1458
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Re: Wanted BSA b44 STD piston or +20

I've B44 slipper NOS OEM +0.010" and +0.020" pistons, both have rings but no pin.

PM me if of any interest.

Paul.
by beesa71
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: Philip islands motorcycle classic
Replies: 8
Views: 2278
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Re: Philip islands motorcycle classic

Whole bike is an M&T replica built solely from photographs in old magazines etc. A real credit to Neil.

Paul.
by beesa71
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: Philip islands motorcycle classic
Replies: 8
Views: 2278
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Philip islands motorcycle classic

The 'race' B50 is owned by Neil Stuart.

Paul.
by beesa71
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B 50 tachometer drive
Replies: 5
Views: 1645
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Re: B 50 tachometer drive

Jean-Paul,

A B50 drive will be in the post to you asap.

Regards.

Paul.
by beesa71
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B 50 tachometer drive
Replies: 5
Views: 1645
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Re: B 50 tachometer drive

A gentleman who I was introduced to at Circuit Carole International B50 Meeting in September told me that, becasue of the high prices these drives are commadning on Ebay, he was comissioning a batch in order to offer them cheaper. Does anyone in France know of progress on these items? I think many o...
by beesa71
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: horn bracket
Replies: 16
Views: 4472
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Re: horn bracket

Francois, it will be in the post to you today.

It came from an 'XON' registered B50.

Regards, best wishes and have a great 2019.

Paul.
by beesa71
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: horn bracket
Replies: 16
Views: 4472
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Re: horn bracket

Francois,.........
by beesa71
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 265
Views: 52309
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Re: Star

Funily enough Ian, I thought so too. I was sure he looked older than that at the International B50 Meeting in Paris in September but then thought it must have been the womderful weekend and superb hospitaility of our hosts that changed him....... didn't seem to work for me though, still old in all r...
by beesa71
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Crankcase Breathing
Replies: 22
Views: 5532
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Re: Crankcase Breathing

John, If it's Neil S you are referring to the I think he hadn't got the luxury of seeing a bike in the flesh, only a plethora of pictures. Of the bike pictured; in period it was vented to atmosphere via a 'catch tank' (sometimes). M&T didn't do 'valves' then, nor did we! Regards to all OIF'ers. Paul.
by beesa71
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: News
Topic: B50 Speedway photos
Replies: 5
Views: 2437
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Re: B50 Speedway photos

I believe I am able to supply the pictures Brad needs and have been in touch with him directly.

Paul.
by beesa71
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Mead & Tomkinson research help needed - anyone translate from the Dutch language please?
Replies: 2
Views: 1526
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Re: Mead & Tomkinson research help needed - anyone translate from the Dutch language please?

Thanks Gerry,

I only have a 'net poor quality scan as yet, I plan to buy the magazine if necessary to do better in terms of the scan.

Regards.

Paul.
by beesa71
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Mead & Tomkinson research help needed - anyone translate from the Dutch language please?
Replies: 2
Views: 1526
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Mead & Tomkinson research help needed - anyone translate from the Dutch language please?

Just that really.

We have an article in the 1974 magazine that describes an outing by an M&T machine and we can't understand it (reasonably).

Please can anyone help translating the few sections of text that mention the entry?

Regards to all OIF'ers.

Paul.
by beesa71
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Possible Fury/Bandit frame
Replies: 18
Views: 4764
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Re: Possible Fury/Bandit frame

I think we ougth to put this thread out of its misery and simply say that it's a Bandit/Fury frame, or at least its origins are/were. Now modified to suit present purpose.

Paul.
by beesa71
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Possible Fury/Bandit frame
Replies: 18
Views: 4764
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Possible Fury/Bandit frame

Of the many dozens of NOS Fury/Bandit frames we've seen over the years, none had frame numbers. Chell's in Stafford for instance, had tons of the stuff after the factory closed. We bought all sorts of OIF stuff but weren't interested in the 350 items. Anyone evidence to the contrary on any significa...
by beesa71
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: International BSA B50 Meeting Paris 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 13953
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Re: International BSA B50 Meeting

and, Beat, I too am glad to hear that you are back home but sad to hear of the trouble en-route.

I enjoyed to company of my friends both new and old Circuit Carole. A great weekend.

Best wishes.

Paul.