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Re: My B50SS

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BasilF wrote: Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:15 pm Note no wooden block under side stand.
Rear tire must be flat!
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Looking at the first picture in this thread, the bike now looks good but I'm wearing the same jacket and I've lost a lot of hair. The bike started for the first time today and seem to run well. This was especially gratifying as it had the same spark plug it came with. Still a few jobs to do. Strobe the ignition, sort out the chain case breather and make a new silencer from Jerry's spare case so that when the slightly dodgy original one I have fails I have a replacement ready.
Only problem was I think I've got bad clutch slip as when I engaged first gear and let the clutch out it didn't move at all.
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BasilF wrote: Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:45 pm I engaged first gear and let the clutch out it didn't move at all.
are you sure all the gears are in the box :?: :?:

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i'm with Beat. As the kickstart goes throw the clutch. But if you kick it again and it it does nothing then i will change back to the clutch.
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Re: My B50SS

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Sorted. Forgot to buy a final drive chain >44
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BasilF wrote: Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:20 amSorted.
so, - all gears are in place &lt;069

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Lozenge silencer using one of Jerry's cases. bend in outlet pipe flattened in spite of packing with sand and heating to dull red. Nice heat shield is one is Jerry's. I think the bike is about finished but my registration application is stuck at DVLA who are not processing postal applications.
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Looking good, but that lozenge in the last photo looks huge...
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Looks great Basil. Nice job.
How does it sound with your new lozenge??
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Perhaps slightly quieter than the original. Only ridden it in first and second gear down private road so don't know if top end performance is ok. Brakes seem terrible but I'll wait till I've run them in a bit before panicking.
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Had a few rides now and it is as much fun as I remembered from 1972. I've posted elsewhere about my registration and short circuit problems. New lithium battery is behaving well and terminals are more recessed than original.
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Last ride produced a new problem with a sticking carb. This is the original carb and when first rebuilt the slide was smooth but now it is a tight fit in the carb body. I think it's time for a new concentric premium.
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BasilF wrote: Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:45 pm problem with a sticking carb.
sticking carb was coming from tightening the two fixating screws to strong on my one.
this carb bodies are just a mess IMO.
changed to a Mikuni with rubber flanche.
happy now :!:

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Mikuni is an option. Does the Mikuni (VM?) fit to the existing air cleaner and do you have the correct jetting.
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BasilF wrote: Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:21 pm Does the Mikuni (VM?) fit to the existing air cleaner and do you have the correct jetting.
I do use a Mikuni TM Flatslide. And it is a Cheney fraim, so I can not say anything to it on a original BSA B50.

Others here may know more about this version ( VM on Standard fraim )

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