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by Roger
Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: How to drain the carburettor (B50T)
Replies: 13
Views: 2159
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Re: How to drain the carburettor (B50T)

That's kind of where I was headed. I was trying to avoid buying the service kit. It's not the $$ you understand -- I'm just getting impatient to try and start this baby and didn't want to wait for the kit. Where's the best place to get one?
by Roger
Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: How to drain the carburettor (B50T)
Replies: 13
Views: 2159
Flag: Great Britain

How to drain the carburettor (B50T)

Thank you everyone for help with changing oil question. My challenge now is to drain the carburettor of the old gas (petrol) :tongue I have the maintenance manual and Haynes manual so I'm fairly confident about doing this (I have rebuilt carbs from Jap bikes). But any suggestions, thoughts advice be...
by Roger
Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:23 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: How to change oil
Replies: 30
Views: 5522
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Re: How to change oil

minetymenace wrote:I'd slosh a cup of oil into the primary drive before starting
Where do I put the oil to do this?
by Roger
Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Google maps
Replies: 4
Views: 1093
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Re: Google maps

Rickard,

This is fantastic! Great job. Thank you for your enthusiasm and hard work. :ok :ok :ok
by Roger
Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:29 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: How to change oil
Replies: 30
Views: 5522
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Re: How to change oil

Doesn't the gallon jug melt on the hot exhaust pipe? Ha! Good point. I drained it cold since I am restoring the bike and have not yet got it running. (That will be a big moment!) The bike was sitting for a couple of years, so I wanted to change the fluids before trying to start it. Next time I'd ha...
by Roger
Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 1971 B50T project bike
Replies: 27
Views: 7360
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Re: 1971 B50T project bike

Good thoughts. Thanks for sharing. I generally prefer the flatter handlebars, eurostyle. I've not done off-roading since my beginner days, so I'll be looking more for road handling qualities from the handlebars. It's not a big cost/hassle to but different styles and experiment.
by Roger
Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: How to change oil
Replies: 30
Views: 5522
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Re: How to change oil

2manyrides wrote:In the case of originality the drain plug would not have been painted or coated.
Okay, that makes me feel better! I'll just remove the remaining paint and leave it as bare metal.
by Roger
Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: How to change oil
Replies: 30
Views: 5522
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Re: How to change oil

Nothing to do with the rig, but the powder coating on the backbone drain plug just flaked off as soon as I took a spanner to it. Any suggestions? Worth recoating? Or just remove existing and leave as is?
by Roger
Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 1971 B50T project bike
Replies: 27
Views: 7360
Flag: Great Britain

Re: 1971 B50T project bike

Heh, heh. The mirrors are Harley-Davidson mirrors! It looks like a previous owner just drilled the necessary hole and mounted them directly on the clutch and brake levers. (Assuming the levers are OEM and not after-market.)
by Roger
Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: How to change oil
Replies: 30
Views: 5522
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Re: How to change oil

Good questions! The drain plug dropped into the mouth of the funnel as I was unscrewing it -- it just slipped from my fingers. It was a bit fiddly to get to the plug with the funnel in place. Luckily the spout of the funnel was narrow enough to stop the plug so I avoided having to fish around for it...
by Roger
Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:25 am
Forum: Suppliers and New Products
Topic: Chrome plating, powder coating in US
Replies: 8
Views: 2069
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Re: Chrome plating, powder coating in US

Richard Hunt wrote:update your profile
Thanks Rich. I updated my profile. BTW I am in Raleigh NC. Anywhere within driving distance would be great, but I'd especially like a vendor who has experience with motorcycle parts.
by Roger
Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:12 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 1971 B50T project bike
Replies: 27
Views: 7360
Flag: Great Britain

Re: 1971 B50T project bike

2manyrides wrote:My 2 cents, get a new set of bars. I personaly don't like the bend on that pair.
I'm trying to keep all the original equipment. Why don't you like the bend?
by Roger
Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:08 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: How to change oil
Replies: 30
Views: 5522
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Re: How to change oil

2manyrides wrote:Anyone have any great inventions?
I don't know if this counts as a great invention, but I jury rigged a gallon jug, funnel and a couple of twist-ties to drain the oil from the center frame drain plug. Hopefully this pic is self-explanatory.
by Roger
Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:44 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 1971 B50T project bike
Replies: 27
Views: 7360
Flag: Great Britain

Re: 1971 B50T project bike

Thanks beat. I haven't looked closely at the rear shocks. They look pretty good. I'll give them a more thorough inspection when I have the engine and wheels taken care of.
by Roger
Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: Suppliers and New Products
Topic: Chrome plating, powder coating in US
Replies: 8
Views: 2069
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Chrome plating, powder coating in US

Can anyone recommend vendors for (1) chrome plating and (2) powder coating, preferably in the US? I could ship my pieces to the UK but would rather avoid the extra time and cost if possible.

Thanks!
by Roger
Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:53 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: b50ss
Replies: 9
Views: 3094
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Re: b50ss

eebtr7 wrote:Would you mind providing a closeup photo of the muffler mounting, as well as the other side of the machine?
Here you go! I'll take some pics of the other side and post those too.
b50-tail-pipe-mount.jpg
Tail pipe (muffler) mounting point.
b50-header-pipe-mount.jpg
Header pipe mounting point
by Roger
Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:49 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: How to change oil
Replies: 30
Views: 5522
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Re: How to change oil

Okay, things are moving along. I am proceeding very carefully since I don't want to mess anything up! So here's a question. Look at the photograph. You will see three arrows indicating where the oil feeder tube is attached to the frame. Which attachment do I disconnect to drain the oil? The top most...
by Roger
Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:43 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 1971 B50T project bike
Replies: 27
Views: 7360
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1971 B50T project bike

I'm very lucky (Rickard tells me! ;-) ) to have picked up a wonderful 1971 BSA B50T. It's more or less in running condition, with change of fluids, tires, etc. But it's a bit rusty here and there, so I'm aiming to restore it to good as new condition -- while at the same time keeping it as a working ...
by Roger
Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:23 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: b50ss
Replies: 9
Views: 3094
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Re: b50ss

somewhere along the line the front wheel from a 1971 B25SS was installed with it's front fender, if not the entire front end, maybe from collision damage. Thank you for the insight and good thinking. My best guess is that it was only the front wheel that was replaced. The B50 Victor front forks hav...
by Roger
Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: b50ss
Replies: 9
Views: 3094
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Re: b50ss

Pretty much. The guy who gave (gasp!) this bike to me said it was running before it was put in a barn. But I'd like to restore it as much as possible to showroom condition, while at the same time riding it regularly.
by Roger
Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: How to change oil
Replies: 30
Views: 5522
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Re: How to change oil

Great suggestions and advice. I feel a lot more confident about doing this now! :grin:
by Roger
Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:35 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: b50ss
Replies: 9
Views: 3094
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Re: b50ss

I found a BSA B50 in a barn. I thought it was a B50SS but now I think it is a B50T with a modded front end
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Restoration is underway!
by Roger
Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:32 am
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: Any rallies in SE USA
Replies: 0
Views: 833
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Any rallies in SE USA

I'd love to know about any BSA or Brit/Euro/antique bike rallies in SE USA (I'm in North Carolina), sometime in 2011. I'm looking to ride my restored BSA B50T to one or two.

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by Roger
Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:29 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: How to change oil
Replies: 30
Views: 5522
Flag: Great Britain

How to change oil

Sorry for a newbie question, but I'm trying to figure out how to change the oil on my 1971 B50T (engine). http://b50.org/owners/rharrisb50ss.jpg I see two drain plugs, but can't figure out which kind of oil goes where. According to my Haynes manual there are three engine lubricants: engine, (4 pints...