Does anyone know what became of the V-B50 guy?

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Does anyone know what became of the V-B50 guy?

Post by britgaskets » Fri Apr 07, 2006 10:46 am

Back a while say '88-'91 there was a Euro/UK chap who was melding 2 B50's together. Does anyone remember know of the end or current results? He must have had some improvements us singles guys could use. I did have photos scanned but lost them about 12 hard drives ago LOL!
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Post by minetymenace » Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:07 am

Do you mean Gerald Fitzpatrick's B100? See the Photo Pages on the site....
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Post by JB » Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:09 am

There are some V-twin pictures on this site in the photo pages might be the same one in the magazine you had?

I think over the years there have been a others built by different people, I seem to remember one built by a guy in scandinavia???

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Post by britgaskets » Sat Apr 08, 2006 6:53 am

The beast I was thinking of had a scratch machined bottom end, I think it may have been intended for a limited run but may have been a pipe dream. There was published photos though.
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Post by roadplough » Wed Apr 19, 2006 12:33 pm

there's one on ebay UK here
Motorcycle Mechanics April 1978
"Happiness is V shaped ... Bsa B50 motors combined to make a 100cc"

..that's what it says

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Re: Does anyone know what became of the V-B50 guy?

Post by straydog » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:06 pm

Hello. I have just got hold of one of the B50 v-twins. It has been in a garage for 18 years. It was built by Owen Evans. Then he went on to build a very fast one with Weslake 4-valve heads, Carillo con-rods, Quaife gearbox, Nourish crank, Cosworth pistons.
The magazine featuring this Owen Mk.2 is Classic Bike, October 1999.
Owen v-twin Mk.1 build: British Bike Mechanics, January 1988
Owen Mk.1 article on finished machine: British Bike Magazine April 1995.
Gerald Fitzpatrick v-twin: Motor Cycle Mechanics April 1978.
Heemskerk B50 twin: Classic Bike may 1984.
Also Dutch magazines - I have copied and translated the articles...see link below.

There are SIX B50 v-twins covered on my new web-page:

See my website, A V-Twin Obsession for links, extracts and lots of pics: http://www.diagnosis2012.co.uk/vtwinnews11.html

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Re: Does anyone know what became of the V-B50 guy?

Post by minetymenace » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:34 pm

Brilliant straydog, thank you.

Would you update your profile and let everyone know roughly where in the world you are please?

Perhaps you would be kind enough to post a reciprocal link on your webpage?
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Re: Does anyone know what became of the V-B50 guy?

Post by straydog » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:57 am

No problem mintymenace... have updated my profile... am in South-West England at Glastonbury. I already had a link to your v-twin pic page... and have now added one at the top of my B50 v-twins page (V-twin news p.11) Here is my double B50

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100_5985 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/62117841@N02/]straydog2013, on Flickr
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Re: Does anyone know what became of the V-B50 guy?

Post by straydog » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:11 pm

I am now riding the Evans-BSA... goes very nicely! ImageIMG-20181113-00753 by straydog2013, on Flickr
ImageIMG-20181113-00754 by straydog2013, and here is a video of it starting up:

[youtube]https://youtu.be/-C3OlhFx7Q8[/youtube]

see this page for the update on this and other B50 v-twins: http://www.diagnosis2012.co.uk/vtwinnews11.html
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