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by Keefe
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B50/44 Hybrid
Replies: 55
Views: 13209

Re: B50/44 Hybrid

Mine came from Bantum John, but I didn’t have a TR5T mudguard to try it on until a few years later and just happened to try it on the B50 a couple of years ago.

If you make one, this would be a lot easier than the B50 one. Unfortunately not sure that I could.

Keith
by Keefe
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B50/44 Hybrid
Replies: 55
Views: 13209

Re: B50/44 Hybrid

You could always model the support bracket on the TR5T one. It will fit nicely, but the holes are in the wrong place for a genuine mudguard, but if your making it, you do what you want. I bought a repro one for my TR5T, but the holes were in the wrong place. But it fitted perfectly to when i used a ...
by Keefe
Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Boyer electronic ignition coil
Replies: 3
Views: 1463

Re: Boyer electronic ignition coil

Weren't you going to post details of how to tidy up your electrics box a while ago Gerry?

Keith
by Keefe
Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Inner Tubes
Replies: 11
Views: 2628

Re: Inner Tubes

When I started Green Laning I used to carry all the required tools plus one of these inner tubes with me. A mate who was with me had a puncture and was just about to call the RAC to get collected. I lent him the inner tube plus tools which he duly used. When he replaced the inner tube he complained ...
by Keefe
Tue May 11, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: I found it
Replies: 1
Views: 1040

I found it

30+ years ago I cut the left hand front engine mounting bracket off a B50SS frame that I had bought for £25 with the intention of fitting a Triumph 350cc engine in. As an inexperienced self taught motorcycle mechanic I got a mate to weld a new bracket on, made a few alterations to the frame with a h...
by Keefe
Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Riding a B50 MX on the road in the UK
Replies: 7
Views: 3750

Re: Riding a B50 MX on the road in the UK

This is a quote from the DriveTribe website. "It may surprise some to hear you're able to pass an MOT on a bike that has no brake lights, headlights, tail lights, indicators* or a speedometer fitted. The only requirements are a horn, a chain guard (if pillion pegs are present) and a number plate (co...
by Keefe
Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: Registering a b50 built from parts
Replies: 9
Views: 3565

Re: Registering a b50 built from parts

There's a post i this same section which talks about the same thing, also you may wish to contact the BSA owners club as they were quite helpful when I contacted them.

Mine is a B25 UK engine with a B25 US frame, but I'm a long way off applying for registration.

Keith
by Keefe
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 1972 B50 SS Return to Flight .
Replies: 105
Views: 26247

Re: 1972 B50 SS Return to Flight.

I'm building a B25 at the moment and was planning put both items in the aluminium electrics box, but realised that they wouldn't both fit. So i attached the replacement regulator/Rectifier under the battery carrier and am planning to put the electronic ignition in the aluminium electrics box. Curren...
by Keefe
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Lock down projects
Replies: 45
Views: 14904

Re: Lock down projects

I wish I had been able to buy one of these instead of the B50 frame that i bought for £25 which I fitted my Triumph 350 3TA engine in.

Looking nice.

Keith
by Keefe
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Lock down projects
Replies: 45
Views: 14904

Re: Lock down projects

Claus, I was having a quick look for an index and came across a magazine exchange website that lists details of what's in the magazine's. Not knowing what sort of year it was, I failed in my search for the article, but you do better. This the link: https://magazineexchange.co.uk/cw/Classic-Bike-1978...
by Keefe
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: race tuning 250 and 350
Replies: 15
Views: 4848

Re: race tuning 250 and 350

Hi, I'm not an expert, but did read recently that BSA could never get the B40 to work well enough as a competition engine, so ended up concentrating on the 250 at the time.

Maybe someone else can give more information or correct me if I'm wrong.

Welcome by the way.

Keith
by Keefe
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Seat brackets size
Replies: 14
Views: 4821

Re: Seat brackets size

I will take a picture picture of the seat fixings and post it with the dimensions for you tomorrow.

Keith
by Keefe
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: TR5T Engine
Replies: 20
Views: 6912

Re: TR5T Engine

Not sure where your based, but just saw this on Ebay in the UK. £825, but clutch and primary are missing.

Ref 193759730795

Listing isn't anything to do with me.

Keith
by Keefe
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: TR5T Bash Plate
Replies: 2
Views: 1681

Re: TR5T Bash Plate

I missed out on a front wheel recently. It had been relished twice, so I put a bid in and just left it and forgot about and it went for a few pounds more than my bid. I do have a front wheel, but this would have been alot cheaper as mine needs a rebuild.

Keith
by Keefe
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: TR5T Bash Plate
Replies: 2
Views: 1681

TR5T Bash Plate

This is really just silly, currently bids are up to £370.00. I think I paid about £15 for mine some years ago.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/triumph-tr5t ... SwmFJflyi9

Keith
by Keefe
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: This Forum
Topic: F A Breeze
Replies: 3
Views: 2643

Re: F A Breeze

I recently emailed the BSAOC as I am building a BSA 250, B25 using un-matching frame and engine numbers and the person that responded to me was very helpful and advised me where the both bikes had been shipped to and when. So you would probably do well to go down that route as you will probably need...
by Keefe
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: TR5mx Fork/Steering Stem
Replies: 16
Views: 4737

Re: TR5mx Fork/Steering Stem

Nice
by Keefe
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1974 tr5mx Engine Mounting Bolts
Replies: 7
Views: 2596

Re: 1974 tr5mx Engine Mounting Bolts

Interestingly, I ordered a rear engine mounting bolt from Draganfly and they very kindly sent me 21-2091 which was 7/16 unf as a replacement for 21-0671 which 3/8 unf so maybe i should drill out the engine plates and the rear engine mount so I can use it.
by Keefe
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Electrical Box Mounting
Replies: 10
Views: 4362

Re: Electrical Box Mounting

Hi and yes, will be in contact in next week.

Thanks, Keith
by Keefe
Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Electrical Box Mounting
Replies: 10
Views: 4362

Re: Electrical Box Mounting

Thanks that Basil, that is the route i will go down for the shouldered bolts. Re the bracket, I ordered the top for the electrical box from this company and was expecting it to be an exact fit. Unfortunately it was not and if I use it I will have to modify it to fit, so am dubious about buying the b...
by Keefe
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Electrical Box Mounting
Replies: 10
Views: 4362

Re: Electrical Box Mounting

Thanks, Keith
by Keefe
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Electrical Box Mounting
Replies: 10
Views: 4362

Electrical Box Mounting

Hi, I am after a front mounting bracket for the electrical box, ref 83-3814 if anyone has a spare. I am also after the 3, shouldered bolts, ref 21-2128 as well. Draganfly in the UK list the bolts, but only to order, so who knows how long that would take. Alternatively, if someone could let me have t...
by Keefe
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Rickman Framed B44
Replies: 11
Views: 3328

Re: Rickman Framed B44

I have been watching a guy on YouTube who was talking about how British frames were made and put together. He is and Englishman living in the US and was saying that Bronze Welding was the method recommended by Reynolds as it spread the heat over a wider area of the metal which caused less stress, bu...
by Keefe
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Lozenge Silencer
Replies: 6
Views: 2709

Re: Lozenge Silencer

Wow, I could only dream about making something like that. Well done.
by Keefe
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Large workpieces
Replies: 3
Views: 2283

Re: Large workpieces

Doubt whether my mill could deal with it, but my main problem would be that my workshop is only 11 foot long, lol.
by Keefe
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: Registering an historic BSA
Replies: 9
Views: 4424

Re: Registering an historic BSA

Gratz, that's excellent news.

Keith
by Keefe
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Lock down projects
Replies: 45
Views: 14904

Re: Lock down projects

That's looking really nice.

Keith
by Keefe
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: WANTED C15 B40 Distributor
Replies: 11
Views: 4967

Re: WANTED C15 B40 Distributor

Just noticed this on Ebay in the UK. Not sure if they ship to you, but the Ebay number is 184355098896

Keith
by Keefe
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: Registering an historic BSA
Replies: 9
Views: 4424

Re: Registering an historic BSA

You could try contacting/speaking to the BSA owners Club as they have some good guidance on their website. To some extent it worries my as in 2006 I bought my TR5T in the UK, With a receipt from the guy, but it was a US import and had been used as a farm bike. I also have a B25SS frame that came fro...
by Keefe
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Lozenge Silencer
Replies: 6
Views: 2709

Lozenge Silencer

Hi, I picked up a Lozenge Silencer for the B25 that I will eventually get round to putting together. It is going to need a patch welded onto the back of it, where it has rusted. I am hoping to weld it myself with assistance of friends. My question is, what gauge steel should use to repair it. Thanks
by Keefe
Fri May 29, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Where was it made?
Replies: 11
Views: 5768

Re: Where was it made?

I haven't taken the engine apart at all at the moment, but do recall that there was a fair bit of in and out movement of the kick start, so maybe a missing spacer is the problem. Are there any details available for the size of the spacer. I looked in the Rupert Ratio book and all it says about the k...
by Keefe
Thu May 28, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Where was it made?
Replies: 11
Views: 5768

Re: Where was it made?

Thanks for that. I have attached a picture that I took of the frame no just after I got the frame. It is not the greatest picture, but to me looks like it is AE03395 B25T.

Keith
by Keefe
Thu May 28, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Where was it made?
Replies: 11
Views: 5768

Re: Where was it made?

Thanks for that, I think your probably correct, now just to find out a bit more about the frame. I haven't taken it apart yet as concentrating on pulling all the cycle parts together. When I got it, the kick start that was fitted to it was incorrect, so I bought a replacement. Popped that on and it ...
by Keefe
Thu May 28, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Where was it made?
Replies: 11
Views: 5768

Where was it made?

I'm putting together a OIF 250 using a B25FS engine no NG2867 and a B25T frame no AE3395 and was wondering the manufacturing and shipping details. I realise that all will be revealed when I apply for a dating certificate from the BSA Owners Club, but wasn't planning to do this until I am closer to f...
by Keefe
Thu May 28, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: How many OIF 250's and 500's were made
Replies: 6
Views: 2469

Re: How many OIF 250's and 500's were made

Couldn't find it in the Rupert Ratio books, but Brad Jones Incomplete Guide says that there were 10,120 250's made and 7,002 500's made.

Keith
by Keefe
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25ss fork damper unit retaing bolt washers
Replies: 9
Views: 3449

Re: B25ss fork damper unit retaing bolt washers

Just did the same as Malc, worked fine.

Keith
by Keefe
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: "Build" me a BSA
Replies: 15
Views: 6355

Re: "Build" me a BSA

Very nice and well done.

Keith
by Keefe
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Victor fuel tank
Replies: 7
Views: 4158

Re: Victor fuel tank

You could check out terryweedy.com. I’ve not used him myself for a tank, but have seen him at the Mortimer Classic Scrambles and Kempton Park autojumble. I understand that they make them themselves. Maybe others on the site here have had some dealings with him and can comment.

Keith
by Keefe
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Ccm Britain
Replies: 11
Views: 5795

Re: Ccm Britain

A lot of companies keep your card details and so that they can charge when they dispatch the item, rather than charge you when you order. To me that is by far the better way of working.
by Keefe
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: B50 Silencer on Ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 4363

B50 Silencer on Ebay

Just noticed that there is a B50 silencer on Ebay as I am aware that a few people were after one. Ref is 223886546385.

Looks a bit rough. but any port in the storm I guess.

Nothing to do with me, if I wanted one I would be after one for a B25.

Keith