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by roborm
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50s and modern fuel
Replies: 28
Views: 7400

Re: B50s and modern fuel

I forgot to mention that I use Castrol Valvemaster Plus to protect the valve seats and improve the octane rating and I am also trying a little two stroke oil in the petrol to try and prevent corrosion.
Any comments would be much appreciated.
by roborm
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50s and modern fuel
Replies: 28
Views: 7400

Re: B50s and modern fuel

Great discussion all. Thanks for clarifying that the Esso super unleaded is not ethanol free in Scotland and the South West. I had never realised that there is a lower percentage of volatiles in modern fuel which will cause difficulty in starting vehicles with carbs as opposed to fuel injection. I p...
by roborm
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50s and modern fuel
Replies: 28
Views: 7400

Re: B50s and modern fuel

Many thanks for all the replies. In the UK the petrol has 5% ethanol at present but to rise to 10% eventually. I think the filling stations should put a warning on the fuel pumps with information about which fuels have ethanol and which don't and all the associated problems. From my research only Es...
by roborm
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50s and modern fuel
Replies: 28
Views: 7400

B50s and modern fuel

I would love to know what people do to combat the constant issues caused by the diabolical modern fuels.
It has dissolved my fuel filters, blocked pilot jets and left a green mold like residue inside the tank and carb.
by roborm
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50T side stand
Replies: 7
Views: 2569

Re: B50T side stand

Sorry for the delay in replying. I know they bend if you sit on the machine on the prop stand or use it while starting. I therefore use a stool to support my left leg while I try to start mine which I find is a problem with the poor modern fuel. Which takes me to the next issue of fuel problems. I w...
by roborm
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50T side stand
Replies: 7
Views: 2569

Re: B50T side stand

It is obviously a weak point. Maybe I should get mine strengthened with weld along the join.
by roborm
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50T side stand
Replies: 7
Views: 2569

B50T side stand

Does anyone have the problem with the side stand frame lug bending? It does not appear to be strong enough with the result that the bike leans over more and more. I have straightened it but it continues to bend and It does not seem to be cracked. I was wondering if anyone had thought of a way of str...
by roborm
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 20’ front MX tyres
Replies: 6
Views: 4000

Re: 20’ front MX tyres

Do you still have these tyres for sale and if how much for postage to Cardiff ?
by roborm
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: 21 inch wheel rim
Replies: 2
Views: 1721

Re: 21 inch wheel rim

Thanks will ring him tomorrow.
by roborm
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: 21 inch wheel rim
Replies: 2
Views: 1721

21 inch wheel rim

Looking for a 21inch chrome rim for my B50T front wheel. Tel xxxx xxxxxx or reply here.
Thanks Robert

Edit by MM
Tel number removed for security reasons, please use PM
by roborm
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50T rear shocks
Replies: 12
Views: 3234

Re: B50T rear shocks

OK many thanks for the info. I will have a look at the Hagon shocks.
by roborm
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50T rear shocks
Replies: 12
Views: 3234

Re: B50T rear shocks

Thanks for all the info. Did you have the Hagon shocks made for you?
by roborm
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 20’ front MX tyres
Replies: 6
Views: 4000

Re: 20’ front MX tyres

OK thanks I think you are right.
by roborm
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50T rear shocks
Replies: 12
Views: 3234

Re: B50T rear shocks

Thanks Barry.
Where did you buy them and how much were they please?
by roborm
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50T rear shocks
Replies: 12
Views: 3234

B50T rear shocks

I need to replace the rear shocks on my B50T and would like to increase the ride height a little maybe by an inch or so.
I was wondering what the best shocks to go for considering I want to keep the standard box silencer.
Thanks
Robert
by roborm
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 20’ front MX tyres
Replies: 6
Views: 4000

Re: 20’ front MX tyres

Hi Dug
I presume if these tyres are not E marked they are not road legal. Is that true?
Thanks
Robert
by roborm
Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:38 pm
Forum: Suppliers and New Products
Topic: 20" x 3" Front Trials Tyre for B50T
Replies: 5
Views: 4990

20" x 3" Front Trials Tyre for B50T

Vintage Tyre Supplies of Beaulieu, Hampshire

have told me are in the process of producing a 20x3" front trials tyre which should be ready in about six months. Their contact details are 01590 612261 and sales@vintagetyres.com