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by bsamat
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B50SS left hand side panel gone AWOl
Replies: 0
Views: 5204

B50SS left hand side panel gone AWOl

Out for a run today and got home to find my left hand side panel had gone, blowing in the wind. Nightmare. I have retraced my route but nothing seen. Nothing on eBay at the moment, and BBB don't seem to have them in stock; does anyone have a spare for sale? Thanks, Mat
by bsamat
Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Paint it Black
Replies: 7
Views: 3292

Re: Paint it Black

Thanks all. I checked out the ceramic coating option and got a quote of £187... plus VAT. Back to Halfords and B and Q then.
by bsamat
Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Paint it Black
Replies: 7
Views: 3292

Paint it Black

I'm struggling to get a good black finish on the exhaust pipe of the B50; used some heat resistant stuff from Halfords, and something else from eBay, but it doesn't seem to last long and the rust soon comes through, What's anyone else using? Is it all down to preparation and technique? Thanks, Mat
by bsamat
Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Sticky carbs
Replies: 19
Views: 7484

Re: Sticky carbs

Noticed exactly the same thing on a tank the other day... the Petseal was definitely softening and curling off. Switched fuel to Total Excellium 97 on the A65 and so far so good. I spoke to the people in the Tesco garage about their 99 and they say they sell very little which is why it sometimes tak...
by bsamat
Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Sticky carbs
Replies: 19
Views: 7484

Re: Sticky carbs

Thanks; I'll try new fuel pipes and maybe switch brands. Odd that it doesn't happen on my B50 or the Rocket 3. But then life would be very boring if it was that predictable...
by bsamat
Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Sticky carbs
Replies: 19
Views: 7484

Sticky carbs

Hi guys; this query relates to my A65 so I hope you don't mind but I am pulling my hair out with this one.. the bike was laid up for a year until I got round to sorting the clutch. Once that was fixed, it started fine but after about 35 miles the throttle started sticking badly. Got home, stripped c...
by bsamat
Sat Oct 31, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Primary chain tension
Replies: 8
Views: 3664

Re: Primary chain tension

Thanks everyone. I elongated the slot in the tensioner slightly with a round file and that seems to have done the trick. Up and running and MoT'd.

Mat
by bsamat
Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Primary chain tension
Replies: 8
Views: 3664

Re: Primary chain tension

Yes, I thought I had, but will double check. Everything in there is new; sprockets, clutch centre, bearings , the lot. I'll report back.
by bsamat
Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Primary chain tension
Replies: 8
Views: 3664

Re: Primary chain tension

Thank you that is reassuring.

Mat
by bsamat
Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Primary chain tension
Replies: 8
Views: 3664

Primary chain tension

Hi guys I have just fitted a new primary chain as part of a clutch refurb but with the chain tensioner in position the chain seems hellish tight; certainly not the 6mm of free play the book suggests. Do you think it is ok to leave the tensioner off, at least until the chain has stretched slightly? O...
by bsamat
Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:16 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: clutch thrust washer
Replies: 20
Views: 6913

Re: clutch thrust washer

Morning Steve

My mainshaft protrudes 1.5mm from the end of the nut, all torqued up to 65 ft lb.

hth Mat
by bsamat
Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:28 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Stator/rotor fit
Replies: 4
Views: 2328

Stator/rotor fit

I'm putting the primary side back together after a clutch rebuild and am anxious that the stator protrudes from the rotor by about 6mm, although only about 2mm of the magnets are visible. The rotor is marked 54212006 but the book says it should be 54213901. Does this matter? Should I pack out the st...
by bsamat
Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Sprockets for Idiots
Replies: 4
Views: 2382

Sprockets for Idiots

Can someone give me a quick idiot's guide to the effect of changing gearbox and rear wheel sprocket sizes? My SS has a standard 17T gearbox sprocket but it needs replacing and I wondered what other people have found best for road use (UK A and B roads mostly, occasional motorway stretches).
by bsamat
Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Improving the standard clutch
Replies: 14
Views: 4570

Improving the standard clutch

Evening all. I would really appreciate your thoughts on improving the standard clutch (can't afford a Neb...). My problem is clutch slip particularly in 4th whacking open the throttle at 60 or so to overtake and not going anywhere. I've got an alloy pressure plate, but was wondering about an extra f...
by bsamat
Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: BSA USA (Dealer) Service Bulletins
Replies: 31
Views: 13136

What a treasure trove. I own '72 B50, A65 and A75 so this is going to keep me busy for a while. Thank you very much indeed.
by bsamat
Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Chain lube
Replies: 16
Views: 6722

Putoline still do it.
Check out http://www.coast2coastoffroad.co.uk/ind ... ts_id=1685

Cheers
Mat
by bsamat
Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:25 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Sludge plug B50
Replies: 12
Views: 5640

SRM in the UK do one for the A65 but I don't know if its the same as the B50. A quick Google should find SRM Engineering based ain Aberystwyth in Wales.
Cheers
Mat
by bsamat
Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Help
Replies: 10
Views: 4427

I put the 30mm carb back on today and it started easily enough and ran pretty well, although could be a little weak. So it looks like there was something wrong with the carb set-up, or the carb needs a complete strip down and clean despite being brand new. I had read here and elsewhere that taking t...
by bsamat
Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:17 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Help
Replies: 10
Views: 4427

Mike, yes I have got Boyer so I guess that firing on turning off the ignition is normal. I have changed the HT lead for a more modern one, but that was a while ago and did nt seem to affect the starting then. Im sure the problem is something I've changed more recently which is why I am suspicious of...
by bsamat
Sat Feb 16, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Help
Replies: 10
Views: 4427

Help

Guys I am having trouble starting the B50 and I need some calming words before I take a sledge hammer to it. I had it rebored and the top end rebuilt by Mark last year and Ive only just had the time and money to finish the other jobs and get the engine back in. I have started it, and it ran fine, bu...
by bsamat
Sun Jul 15, 2007 8:16 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: OIL LEAKS B 50SS
Replies: 10
Views: 3702

Check out the topic http://www.b50.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=508 for an in depth discussion on breathers.... I have to say it did nt work for me and I was plagued with wet sumping problems when I fitted a one way valve, but people with a lot more experience than me on this forum seem to think they ...
by bsamat
Sun May 13, 2007 8:04 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: ARV mod.
Replies: 53
Views: 26499

Beat mate your posts are fascinating. I don't know what drugs you are on but keep taking them.
Mat
by bsamat
Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Modifying front brake actuators
Replies: 1
Views: 1723

I have nt done this on my road B50 as the brake feels good enough, but I do have extended brake levers on both my Rocket 3 and A65, and they are 5/8" longer. A company called Mutz Nutz make lovely alloy extended levers but they are nt cheap. I got one standard set cut and welded but that was also qu...
by bsamat
Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:34 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Off with his head
Replies: 18
Views: 7118

I hear what you're saying geezer but I guess its knowing which is the important 10% of the full port job. I certainly don't know. Maybe just enlarge the port (or not according to Mr Pike) and forget all that arduous polishing? Answers on a postcard please........
by bsamat
Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Off with his head
Replies: 18
Views: 7118

Thanks Roadplough I'm sure you are right about taking the barrel off. I guess I was hoping I could get away with it but having come this far I may as well do it properly. I'll take the barrel and piston to Mark to check out. I was being lazy. But also anxiously watching my wallet.... I'm sure when t...
by bsamat
Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Off with his head
Replies: 18
Views: 7118

Yes that did cross my mind.... o well. Just measured bore and 15 mm below the top of the liner its exactly 84mm and no evidence of scoring etc but I can move the piston backwards and forwards on the rings.... is some play normal? The valves however make an audible clicking when you rock them back an...
by bsamat
Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:20 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Off with his head
Replies: 18
Views: 7118

Thanks all that is helpful. Once rocker box bolts are fitted, should they be torqued to the same setting as the nuts were (ie 8 lb/ft if I remember right)?
by bsamat
Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:11 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Off with his head
Replies: 18
Views: 7118

Off with his head

Have finally taken my head off to get to Mark for new guides etc. Have nt taken the barrel off, because the bore looks ok, but cleaned all the crud of the top of the piston to reveal the following markings; STD (presumably means standard which I find amazing with 36k on the clock) and above that in ...
by bsamat
Wed Oct 04, 2006 1:01 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Stop the Press: B50 in Oil Leak Shock
Replies: 3
Views: 2062

Thanks both. Investigation will follow soon.
by bsamat
Sat Sep 30, 2006 12:46 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Stop the Press: B50 in Oil Leak Shock
Replies: 3
Views: 2062

Stop the Press: B50 in Oil Leak Shock

Just been out for a blast and got back to find a fair bit of oil on the RHS of the top fin of the head around the two large nuts and two smaller ones beneath the pushrod inspection cover. Looking at the parts book, and never having stripped a B50 motor, it seems to me that the oil must be coming fro...
by bsamat
Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:00 am
Forum: News
Topic: UK Forum Members Meeting 2006
Replies: 69
Views: 36248

Excellent day, and great to put faces to cyber names but God's teeth it was hot. Especially enjoyed meeting Minety's Hurricane... Rickard, I have a couple of video clips, one of the start of the classic race, a bit of Andrew on the CCM, and one of some poor guy dumping his bike big time in the woods...
by bsamat
Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:03 am
Forum: News
Topic: UK Forum Members Meeting 2006
Replies: 69
Views: 36248

I'm coming saturday, should we arrange lunch time bar meet? I'm silver B50 reg DTT 83L.
by bsamat
Fri Jun 23, 2006 8:37 am
Forum: News
Topic: UK Forum Members Meeting 2006
Replies: 69
Views: 36248

I am hoping to go on the saturday. Whats the form can you take bikes right in? Can we park up near Mark's tent? Would be good to see all the B50s together. Anyone else travelling down from Wales on the Saturday?
by bsamat
Fri Jun 16, 2006 8:34 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Return side oil filter kit from Paul Goff
Replies: 2
Views: 2582

Return side oil filter kit from Paul Goff

Just got a press release from Paul Goff about a new oil filter kit he is offering for B50s. I've got one, fits easily, works well, cheap. PAUL GOFF 62 CLARE RD. PRESTWOOD BUCKS. HP16 0NU 01494 868218 E MAIL norbsa02@aol.com 'Paul Goff is pleased to announce an addition to his range of model specific...
by bsamat
Fri Jun 09, 2006 6:29 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Kick starter Rubber
Replies: 4
Views: 2510

I find a combination of lubrication and warmth usually does the trick.... so I always like to cover my shaft in washing up liquid and give my rubbers five minutes in a bowl of boiling water. Blimey think I need to go and lie down.
by bsamat
Sun May 28, 2006 7:40 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: New book! BSA Unit Singles - The Complete Story
Replies: 5
Views: 2762

This guy also did a book on the unit twins which I found disappointing; enthusiastically written but lots of errors and no new info. I've ordered the singles one, so lets hope its better.... let's hope he has a chapter on 'Wet Sumping and Breathers; The Way Ahead'...
by bsamat
Thu May 18, 2006 7:16 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Roadplough are you there? Wet sumping problem ahoy
Replies: 47
Views: 29653

Brid, thanks for your interesting and reassuring contributions to this saga; Rex, yes, I'll try that as soon as it stops pouring with rain. I had exactly the same idea. I've got a Rexvalve already but its sitting in the gearbox breather minding its own business so I'll whip it off and make it start ...
by bsamat
Sun May 14, 2006 6:49 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Roadplough are you there? Wet sumping problem ahoy
Replies: 47
Views: 29653

Got round to doing the last of my experimental runs today. To summarise, so far I have tried; 1) No filter no breather valve = no problems 2) No filter plus breather valve = no problems 3) Filter plus breather valve = big problems Second time round, to try and isolate the problem; 1) No filter no br...
by bsamat
Tue May 02, 2006 2:01 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Roadplough are you there? Wet sumping problem ahoy
Replies: 47
Views: 29653

Interesting stuff Roadplough. I'd be surprised if it was the filter as it was brand new, and according to the supplier the filters are chosen especially to suit bikes (Its a Puroline), but I agree, your theory sounds plausible. I refitted the same filter for my runs without the breather valve and it...
by bsamat
Sun Apr 30, 2006 5:27 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Roadplough are you there? Wet sumping problem ahoy
Replies: 47
Views: 29653

Two fastish 25 mile runs this week with the filter fitted and the breather valve removed. No problems at all. Final test will be to refit the breather valve with the filter in place and see if I can cause it to sump again.