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by Richard Hunt
Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: My B50SS project
Replies: 121
Views: 27650

Re: Rocker breather mod mod

eebtr7 wrote:I really worry about you folks. You're over thinking these problems too much.
+ 1
by Richard Hunt
Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Rear frame oil connection
Replies: 42
Views: 6495

Re: Rear frame oil connection

eebtr + 1
by Richard Hunt
Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: How much chrome?
Replies: 12
Views: 2930

Re: How much chrome?

I do understand that it's down to personal taste You have answered your own question. Be aware opinions are like a**holes everyone has one. I like chrome/stainless mudguards and chrome sides to petrol tanks, one of the reasons I like BSA Lightnings over Tr***ph Bonnies, same period home market Tr**...
by Richard Hunt
Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Arias piston
Replies: 17
Views: 3824

Re: Arias piston

Have you tried their UK Distributor in Billingshurst West Sussex. I got a set of rings off of them a few years back. They said they come in a set of 4 normally used on a 4 cylinder "racing" H*nda car engine. The lady I delt with in West Sussex contacted Arias in the States and managed to get them to...
by Richard Hunt
Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Install of CCM Clutch
Replies: 14
Views: 2827

Re: Install of CCM Clutch

Hey Gerry what's a "pramb" ;-)

Rich
by Richard Hunt
Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Install of CCM Clutch
Replies: 14
Views: 2827

Re: Install of CCM Clutch

Mark Cook wrote:
Any more of this "are they still in business" and you can forget about ever having another order processed!
Did someone get out of bed the wrong side.

Rich
by Richard Hunt
Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: valve clearances
Replies: 18
Views: 3354

Re: valve clearances

:laugh :laugh :laugh :laugh :laugh :laugh

Good one Rickard :thumb

Rich
by Richard Hunt
Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:30 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 into Starfire frame?
Replies: 2
Views: 867

Re: B44 into Starfire frame?

Nambo wrote:does a B44 engine fit right into a 1970 Starfire frame?
Yes, that's what mine is
Rich
by Richard Hunt
Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: brake light switch
Replies: 6
Views: 1382

Re: brake light switch

The pattern cables with brake switch are more trouble that they are worth (they have a tendency of shorting out and blowing the fuse). You might consider using a cable without the brake switch and be like earlier BSA/triumphs that didn't have a front brake light switch - just the rear brake light an...
by Richard Hunt
Fri Aug 07, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: www.bsa-c15.org.uk
Replies: 12
Views: 3626

Re: www.bsa-c15.org.uk

b50root wrote:Any Success with this one?
Rickard, it seems that no one on this forum, who know him and/or has the C15 forum owner's contact details, have volunteered to take ownership of this task to ask the guy :( unless things are going on behind the scenes.

Rich
by Richard Hunt
Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: rectifier
Replies: 8
Views: 1520

Re: rectifier

Link to ebay item below http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/360476220050?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fsch%2FMotorcycle-Parts-%2F10063%2Fi.html%3F_sc%3D1%26Manufacturer%3DBSA%26_sop%3D1%26_trkparms%3D65%25253A12%25257C66%25253A2%25257C39%25253A1%25257C72%25253A5788%26_pcats%3D131090%26_from%3DR40%26_nkw%3D...
by Richard Hunt
Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:12 am
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: Paint and a lost summer .....
Replies: 3
Views: 1632

Re: Paint and a lost summer .....

BSAKET CASE wrote:where would you go to for decals?
Classic Transfers
http://www.classictransfers.co.uk

Rich
by Richard Hunt
Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: News
Topic: www.bsa-c15.org.uk
Replies: 12
Views: 3626

Re: www.bsa-c15.org.uk

Has anyone spoken to the owner of bsa-c15.org.uk about this :?:
Rich
by Richard Hunt
Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: www.bsa-c15.org.uk
Replies: 12
Views: 3626

Re: www.bsa-c15.org.uk

Good idea - BUT I suggest that it would be down to the owner of the C15 site and Rickard here for this site, to decide whether they both wanted this to happen. Also what (if any) are the technical issues in doing this and costs :?:

Rich
by Richard Hunt
Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:13 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Fibreglass B50 bits, anyone know who made them?
Replies: 11
Views: 2712

Re: Fibreglass B50 bits, anyone know who made them?

They used that centre mounting bolt from the early 60 to the end of production. 1950's BSA's had centre mounting holes in their petrol tanks (with a bolt fixing into the top frame tube), e.g. A7, A10, B31, B33, etc. That 7R/G50 style of tank has always looked cool to me :thumb the whole bike really...
by Richard Hunt
Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Fibreglass B50 bits, anyone know who made them?
Replies: 11
Views: 2712

Re: Fibreglass B50 bits, anyone know who made them?

I'd suggest this was least similar to the products made in the late 60's and early 70's by Fi-Glass in the UK That 'hole' wasn't unique to OIF's. Dozens of BSA models used that method of tank attachment, hence me mentioning Gold Stars in the same breath as 7R. As beesa71 says. Back in the late 60's...
by Richard Hunt
Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: valve timing
Replies: 18
Views: 3502

Re: valve timing

sticking valve in the valve guide :?: maybe worth checking the valve in the guide to see if there are any tight spots
by Richard Hunt
Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Mitas tyres
Replies: 29
Views: 6167

Re: Mitas tyres

At present I have 4.25/85 H 18 TT100 on the rear of my B50SS and 1970 A65L, 4.10 H18 TT100 on the rear of my T120R & 400 x 18 K70 on the rear of my !971 A65L. They all look similar widths :!: I think you are giving yourself too many choices and going round in circles. At this rate by the time you de...
by Richard Hunt
Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Mitas tyres
Replies: 29
Views: 6167

Re: Mitas tyres

what about a Dunlop k82 on front and TT100 on back is that an ok mix of rubber ? That's what I use - works for me :thumb The tread patterns on both these tyres are very similar. As for tyre pressures, start with the tyre manufacturers recommended pressures (or what's in the owner's handbook if usin...
by Richard Hunt
Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: piston fitting
Replies: 17
Views: 2770

Re: piston fitting

Hi Beat I have always fitted piston to conrod first (no experience with modern rings though). With single cylinder engines, like Barry's mate I don't use a ring clamp. Twins, ring clamps make the job easy and on my triple ring clamps on the outer two pistons, when they are in their bores the clamps ...
by Richard Hunt
Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: BSA B44 Shooting Star fuel tank
Replies: 8
Views: 4086

Re: BSA B44 Shooting Star fuel tank

pbrosnan wrote:Do you know of any any other sources?
Patrick, only the dreaded ebay or autojumbles over here in Blighty for original tanks. Trouble with these sources p & p to Australia could be cost prohibitive. I don't know what the Indian Starfire/ShootingStar/Lightning tanks are like.

Rich
by Richard Hunt
Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: BSA B44 Shooting Star fuel tank
Replies: 8
Views: 4086

Re: BSA B44 Shooting Star fuel tank

I am assuming where you refer to taking the tank back to bare glass, your tank is an earlier model fiberglass tank. If so why not get a later steel Starfire/Shooting Star tank. Similar style but a bit bigger and less problems with the fuel that is available now, attacking the tank.

Rich
by Richard Hunt
Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Mitas tyres
Replies: 29
Views: 6167

Re: Mitas tyres

I just need 18 inch front and back ... Though wanting maybe a 4.10 on back and a more off-road/ road tyre if you get what I mean lol Then why not go for a Dunlop K70 4.00 x 18 on the rear (original ish spec - 3.50 x 18 from BSA) and a Dunlop K82 3.25 or 3.50 x 18 on the front ( as Dunlop no longer ...
by Richard Hunt
Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Chaincase oil
Replies: 7
Views: 1675

Re: Chaincase oil

Would the correct spec be 20 /50 ATF or something different? gunnag has said it all I think the correct ATF spec is type F which was used up to around 1974 and therefore old enough to be compatible with wet clutches. Later ATF and engine oils had friction modifiers added which may cause your clutch...
by Richard Hunt
Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Chaincase oil
Replies: 7
Views: 1675

Re: Chaincase oil

midgie wrote:atf (auto trans oil)
also with it commonly being Red in colour it is easier to narrow down what part of your engine is leaking oil ;-) Just make sure you get the correct spec ATF, otherwise your clutch won't like it.
Rich
by Richard Hunt
Thu May 28, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25ss tyres
Replies: 7
Views: 1890

Re: B25ss tyres

Youngjohn are my eyes playing tricks on me, but the tyres on the bike in your photo look like a Dunlop K70 on the rear (original type of road tyre from the factory on OIF singles) and the Chinese K70 copy on the front (Cheng Shin :?: not sure you can still get it in 3.25 or 3.50 x 18 - one of the re...
by Richard Hunt
Wed May 27, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25ss tyres
Replies: 7
Views: 1890

Re: B25ss tyres

For the front I am currently running a Dunlop K82 3.25 X 18. On the rear a Dunlop K81 Roadmaster TT100 4.25/85H18 (the 18" K81s come in wider sizes than the K82s and are a very similar tyre pattern). I have found this combination for hacking around the New Forest and surrounding area more than adequ...
by Richard Hunt
Sun May 17, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: Spirit of the sixties run
Replies: 5
Views: 1875

Re: Spirit of the sixties run

Jack, home market road going 441's were first called Victor Roadster, then as the years rolled on to model end in 1970, BSA resurrected the A7 model name of Shooting Star. I think the year name change was 1968 - others will correct this year if I am wrong.
Rich
by Richard Hunt
Mon May 11, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: Suppliers and New Products
Topic: Burton
Replies: 2
Views: 1796

Re: Burton

If I need anything from BBB I normally phone and speak to Carolyne, her brother Danny deals with the IT side (emails, web etc.). I haven't needed anything from them for a few months now. Sorry not much help ghislain. If it's not too expensive phoning from France, try giving them a call with your ord...
by Richard Hunt
Mon May 11, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Fork boot quality
Replies: 3
Views: 1154

Re: Fork boot quality

midgie wrote:it would seem like the modern pattern items are made from recycled chewing gum collected from an Asian railway station. keep smiling!
:laugh :laugh :laugh :laugh not far from the mark, midgie

Rich
by Richard Hunt
Mon May 11, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Fork boot quality
Replies: 3
Views: 1154

Re: Fork boot quality

Jeff for the last few years I have found that the quality of all new fork gaiters, footrest, kickstart and gear lever rubbers, speedo and tacho rubber cups etc. for old brit bikes are of a very poor quality, it perishes, cracks up and splits well within it's first year of use. My gut feeling is thes...
by Richard Hunt
Sun May 10, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: SS or Chrome replacement rims?
Replies: 12
Views: 2365

Re: SS or Chrome replacement rims?

Richard Beard wrote:If two Richards have the same view--it must be right!
:laugh :thumb :laugh :thumb

Rich
by Richard Hunt
Sun May 10, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: SS or Chrome replacement rims?
Replies: 12
Views: 2365

Re: SS or Chrome replacement rims?

Going back to what rims to have, SS or Chrome. I have been more than happy with the quality of the SS Devon rims I have on my bikes. Your choice boils down to what you are going to do/use the bike for along with your budget/prepared to spend - If you are an Arfur Daily character with no morals and j...
by Richard Hunt
Sun May 10, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: SS or Chrome replacement rims?
Replies: 12
Views: 2365

Re: SS or Chrome replacement rims?

Richard Beard wrote:Frankly I have standardized on Devon SS rims whenever I build a wheel.
Not cheap but great quality.
Richard +1 :thumb

Richard
by Richard Hunt
Mon May 04, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Wet Sumping
Replies: 11
Views: 2772

Re: Wet Sumping

I've been having a few problems with starting. The bike starts quite well 2nd or 3rd kick but after engine has been warmed up it refuses to start,so I've been looking at wet sumping. Just to clarify, you are happy with the 2nd or 3rd kick starting from cold :?: After reading your post the following...
by Richard Hunt
Mon May 04, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Conical Brake Brilliant!
Replies: 13
Views: 3466

Re: Conical Brake Brilliant!

The 8" conical brake is much maligned (comical brake etc) but is an effective brake on a B50 which is quite light and not superfast. In my experience (on my B50) only if you have decent brake pad material on your brake shoes - Emgo brake shoes haven't :( It is however a bit marginal on a 650 twin a...
by Richard Hunt
Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: Books and other info
Topic: 1971 B25t repair manual
Replies: 4
Views: 4101

Re: 1971 B25t repair manual

<135 hemisxpck, depending where you are in the world you should be able to buy paper copies of the BSA workshop manual and parts list from your local BSA parts shop - they are also available for sale in pdf format on the internet. You can also view the parts lists using the Spareparts button at the ...
by Richard Hunt
Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Interspan 'Clubman'
Replies: 8
Views: 2042

Re: Interspan 'Clubman'

Keith, as amps has said contact Fred direct - I don't think he is an email man (maybe more old school with communications) :?: Doncaster is a bit too far to just call in, but try talking to him on the phone. When I have phoned him about the unit on my B50 café racer he has been very helpful.
Rich
by Richard Hunt
Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Budget B50
Replies: 4
Views: 1677

Re: Budget B50

Hi scrambled <135 to the forum, if you update your profile with your location, this will be helpful to you gaining the parts you require (p&p costs, travelling to pick bits up. etc). As you are obviously on a tight budget for this project, I think patience is going to be your watch word and trawling...
by Richard Hunt
Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Remove stubborn rotor nut
Replies: 27
Views: 4712

Re: Remove stubborn rotor nut

In very, very, very, simple terms, you have to stop the crank from turning to undo your "stubborn rotor nut" - making sure you don't do any damage in the process <209 What midgie is saying, with your cylinder head, barrel and piston off, put a rod through the small end of the con rod (from your phot...