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by minetymenace
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 231
Views: 36112
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Re: Star

reinforce the cases as a prophylactic...
by minetymenace
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 231
Views: 36112
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Re: Star

500 to 650 doesn't sound much, but it is a 30% increase. Are you doing anything to the head/carb? What about the transmission, will it be able to handle all that additional power?
by minetymenace
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Lozenge silencer
Replies: 4
Views: 270
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Re: Lozenge silencer

The Everlasting Lozenge is a neat topic, no dimensions as such, but if you message lathejack, some may be forthcoming.
by minetymenace
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 85
Views: 17738
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Re: Typhoon BX60V

At your service :ok
by minetymenace
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 gear change
Replies: 3
Views: 302
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Re: B25 gear change

Have you seen this?
by minetymenace
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B50T
Replies: 4
Views: 261
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Re: B50T

Thanks kommando, why didn't I think of Chris P? There is a link at the top of the page!!!
by minetymenace
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B50T
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Flag: England

Re: B50T

<135 to the forum JerryT Hope someone comes up with your bits or a source, I'm sure they will but origonal indicators are almost impossible to find, but the patternones are almost indistinguishable. Would you update your location in your profile please? It helps to let everyone know roughly where in...
by minetymenace
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Anyone for cricket?
Replies: 24
Views: 3082
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Re: Anyone for cricket?

Oops. :oops:
by minetymenace
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1000-Series 2/4-stroke Concentrics
Replies: 102
Views: 11744
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Re: 1000-Series 2/4-stroke Concentrics

Magnetoman wrote:The satisfaction of devising a roadside fix, and the anxiety of hoping it would hold, is a typical part of the old bike riding experience which riders of modern machines are deprived of ..
Hear, hear!
by minetymenace
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: My B50SS
Replies: 35
Views: 6798
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Re: My B50SS

Well spotted Skippy...
by minetymenace
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B50 WANTED
Replies: 2
Views: 350
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Re: B50

<135 to the forum homebrew123, I have removed your numbers because this is a public forum and there a lot of weirdos out there!

Good luck with your hunt, as with most things there is nothing that time and money won't cure.
by minetymenace
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Anyone for cricket?
Replies: 24
Views: 3082
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Re: Anyone for cricket?

I was also hoping for an all UK final, especially as the Springboks and maimed half the Gauls, but never mind, I'm planning on having venison next weekend. Stunning game as you say.
by minetymenace
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Indicator anomaly
Replies: 5
Views: 933
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Re: Indicator anomaly

Agree with the above, the other area to check is the switch, but earth is the first thing.

Once this is resolved I might move this to Tech. It is no doubt, a tale of woe, but a neat technical solution might be better placed under that heading.
by minetymenace
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Anyone for cricket?
Replies: 24
Views: 3082
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Re: Anyone for cricket?

Why do you wrap Kiwis in Sellotape?
by minetymenace
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project
Replies: 148
Views: 31283
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Re: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project

...Ideally Kill switches should be fail safe (i.e. normally closed), with your method releasing the kill switch will make it fire, so can be used for checking the ignition or make it back fire...
by minetymenace
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Oil use by date
Replies: 13
Views: 1206
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Re: Oil use by date

If it has only done a few miles since rebuild, I'd change it anyway, the first 100 miles or so the oil pick up loads of "running in" bits....go on, give it a transfusion. Great to have it back on the road for the summer. P.S What do you call an Australian in the Rugby World Cup Final.............The...
by minetymenace
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Little BSS cafe racer
Replies: 12
Views: 688
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Re: Little BSS cafe racer

The pipe is a push fit, can be gently teased out with a pair of pliers (maybe put a dowel up the pipe to prevent crushing), or screw a suitable bolt or self tapper into the pipe an pull, maybe a bit of heat. Consider lost of solvent (petrol perhaps) and an airline rather than taking it apart if you ...
by minetymenace
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 Old girl starts, needs lots of tickling to warm up then go's well!
Replies: 17
Views: 1400
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Re: B44 Old girl starts, needs lots of tickling to warm up then go's well!

csx355 wrote:I love where you are coming from with this but have you seen the size of my rear sprocket??
LMFAO :laugh :laugh
by minetymenace
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Little BSS cafe racer
Replies: 12
Views: 688
Flag: England

Re: Little BSS cafe racer

Yes, you can take the oil pump out without pulling the timing gear off. You need to remove the studs, I have done this by locking two half nuts on the studs, but you may find there is not enough room in which case you may have to resort to a pair of mole (vice) grips but this will bu&&er up the thre...
by minetymenace
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM
Replies: 81
Views: 20005
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Re: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM

In that case the beast will be a land speed record breaker!

You can tell Mark is injured and not riding his bike, hes on the computer more now...Get well soon Mark!
by minetymenace
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: BSA B25SS Battery connections
Replies: 4
Views: 516
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Re: BSA B25SS Battery connections

davidprice wrote:can I connect these direct to the earth wire that originally went to the old shell.
Yes. :lol: :ok
by minetymenace
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: BSA B25SS Battery connections
Replies: 4
Views: 516
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Re: BSA B25SS Battery connections

You haven't said what bike it is, but one of the red wires (from memory) is attached to the frame in the electrics box...using earth return for the electrics was a conscious decision based on financial grounds, I would run extra earth wires to the headlamp, tail lamp and frame just for good measure,...
by minetymenace
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 oil filter on B50
Replies: 4
Views: 570
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Re: B25 oil filter on B50

There are three different "filters" of the oif unit singles: 1. The centrifugal trap in the crank. 2. The settlement region in the back of the frame spine. 3. The oil filter. The oil filter was an option on the 250's, I guess because it had plain big end bearings and was an attempt to make the botto...
by minetymenace
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Suppliers and New Products
Topic: Parts sellers
Replies: 3
Views: 892
Flag: England

Re: Parts sellers

BBB are reputable, they do a very wide range of stuff, some good, some not so, but not normally a problem shipping. They answer the phone if you are worried, but being the other side of the pond this might be a problem time wise. If you get stuck pm me and I'll call them for you. Going to move this ...
by minetymenace
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Oil use by date
Replies: 13
Views: 1206
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Re: Oil use by date

mmmmmm <201 Cost of an oil change £20, cost of a rebuild £2000. Chance of there being something nasty in the old oil 100:1.

Your shout.
by minetymenace
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Different gas cap in 1974?
Replies: 18
Views: 1368
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Re: Different gas cap in 1974?

You won't be disappointed skippy. :lol:
by minetymenace
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Different gas cap in 1974?
Replies: 18
Views: 1368
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Re: Different gas cap in 1974?

Britgaskets make some really good stuff. Check out their primary drive gaskets. Their website is under construction, today (08OCT19) this link may be better for BSA stuff, and this one for their gasket home page. These links could change once the site is sorted, or it maybe that the standard link wo...
by minetymenace
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Head gasket
Replies: 10
Views: 1069
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Re: Head gasket

Yes crankbuster, my bad! It is in the crank case :oops:
by minetymenace
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Timing side rear wheel bearing
Replies: 3
Views: 547
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Re: Timing side rear wheel bearing

I haven't got an MX, but the spacer on the MX appears to clamp the inner of the bearing (can't see anything holding the outer), so when assembled it can't fall to pieces...if you are making your own, you could leave the original speedo drive ring in place, and make a spacer that ran inside that ring...
by minetymenace
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Head gasket
Replies: 10
Views: 1069
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Re: Head gasket

Tdc plug sçrews into the bolt hole on the drive side, and locates in the crank. The timing side takes the (optional) tacho drive and is in the inner timing cover (not the crank case) WRONG. Best not get these mixed up! As above, don't trust the alternator timing marks until checked.
by minetymenace
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Head gasket
Replies: 10
Views: 1069
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Re: Head gasket

<135 ro the forum Rougegrille57 There are several reasons for two head gaskets, lower the compression, fire lip too big, head skimmed to much, not normal, but not unheard of. Get the timing sorted first, it may not be a problem. Let us know when you have it timed.... PS I removed you name, if you do...
by minetymenace
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: nos b50mx engine.
Replies: 3
Views: 1646
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Re: nos b50mx engine.

<135 to the forum motobabi, hope you find an engine, please let us know how your project progresses.
by minetymenace
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 electrical box have I ruined the coil?
Replies: 6
Views: 938
Flag: England

Re: B50 electrical box have I ruined the coil?

Like Skippy said, you got a multimeter? Got a spark and no fuse blowing, you are 90% there. There are a number of reasons for a weak spark: 1. Good earth on the engine (why is it that in normal parlance earth and soil are synonyms, when with bike electrics your engine needs to be earthed, not soiled...
by minetymenace
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 electrical box have I ruined the coil?
Replies: 6
Views: 938
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Re: B50 electrical box have I ruined the coil?

It is unlikely to be either of these. With the ignition off the only things connected to the battery are the rectifier and the zener. However it is far more likely to be a short, and this is where I would look first...so if no short, armed with a stack of fuses: 1. Ignition and lights off, does the ...
by minetymenace
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50SS Air Filter Element
Replies: 18
Views: 3360
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Re: B50SS Air Filter Element

The aluminium plate peels off if you want to keep the original separate steel one.

Rest up them knees Jeff.
by minetymenace
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50SS Air Filter Element
Replies: 18
Views: 3360
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Re: B50SS Air Filter Element

What SteveS said.
Available everywhere.
by minetymenace
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: smiiths speedometer right
Replies: 11
Views: 811
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Re: smiiths speedometer right

Or full restoration £120, well spotted kommando.
by minetymenace
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Rickard and the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 690
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Re: Rickard and the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride 2019

You can put Xs in the address fields and proceed, or use any address (e.g Buckingham Palace, Westminster, London SW1A 1AA) but think you may have to give your own credit card details (which don't appear to be linked to the address you provide).
by minetymenace
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1974 B50 rear fender longer then the 1973?
Replies: 3
Views: 658
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Re: 1974 B50 rear fender longer then the 1973?

Brand T did some strange things '73 -'74 and I have a vague recollection (and I emphasise vague) this was due to change in construction and use regulations is some countries (California?). I think on some models there were extensions to the rear light (fitted between the bracket and the lens) around...