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by Keefe
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: This Forum
Topic: F A Breeze
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Flag: Great Britain

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: 684
Flag: Great Britain

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: 283
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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: 464
Flag: Great Britain

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: 464
Flag: Great Britain

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: 464
Flag: Great Britain

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: 464
Flag: Great Britain

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: 584
Flag: Great Britain

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: 838
Flag: Great Britain

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: 407
Flag: Great Britain

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: 1638
Flag: Great Britain

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: 29
Views: 3029
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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: 8
Views: 1239
Flag: Great Britain

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: 1638
Flag: Great Britain

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: 838
Flag: Great Britain

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: 1272
Flag: Great Britain

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: 1272
Flag: Great Britain

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: 1272
Flag: Great Britain

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: 1272
Flag: Great Britain

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: 948
Flag: Great Britain

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: 1100
Flag: Great Britain

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: 3524
Flag: Great Britain

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: 1650
Flag: Great Britain

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: 2100
Flag: Great Britain

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: 1573
Flag: Great Britain

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
by Keefe
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B40 in OIF frame issues
Replies: 35
Views: 5492
Flag: Great Britain

Re: B40 in OIF frame issues

I have measured one now, not sure if its going to be any help, but the width of it is 3.5 inches with depth of 1.5 inches excluding the but that fits on to the carb, the carbs being 626 Amal concentrics.

Keith
by Keefe
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B40 in OIF frame issues
Replies: 35
Views: 5492
Flag: Great Britain

Re: B40 in OIF frame issues

Not sure if they're still available, but i had some very small K&N air filters for my Triumph Trident. These were so small as they had to be right next to each other to fit. Maybe something like this is an option. I still have them, so can measure them.

Keith
by Keefe
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Triumph Sprinter
Replies: 2
Views: 1260
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Triumph Sprinter

Thanks, Keith
by Keefe
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Triumph Sprinter
Replies: 2
Views: 1260
Flag: Great Britain

Triumph Sprinter

A friend of mine has just rebuilt a Sprinter using a 1959 T120 engine with a Shorrocks super charger. As is hasn't run for nearly 40 years plus the fact that he had to have some work done on the super charger, I have suggested that he try running it on twin carbs initially. My reason for posting thi...
by Keefe
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Getting out the little bearing of the layshaft
Replies: 9
Views: 2882
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Getting out the little bearing of the layshaft

Nice one, I've heard that this is how you do it, but as of yet, fortunately haven't needed too.

But it's nice see see it in pictures.

Keith
by Keefe
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 1978 CCM Replica Build
Replies: 229
Views: 65469
Flag: Great Britain

Re: 1978 CCM Replica Build

Looking nice.

Regards
by Keefe
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Tube Size
Replies: 4
Views: 2024
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Tube Size

Thanks guys. I contacted the supplier and they apologised and are sending me the correct one.

The 40 year old one that i took out still looks good, even the puncture repair that i did looks okay, but that would have been asking for problems and i'm not that much of a cheapskate, lol.

Keith
by Keefe
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Tube Size
Replies: 4
Views: 2024
Flag: Great Britain

Tube Size

I ordered a new tube for my rear tire which is 400-18. Unfortunately, the tube delivered is 325/350-18. Is this close enough in size to use, or should i be getting a replacement from the company?

Keith
by Keefe
Tue May 28, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 Fleetstar
Replies: 2
Views: 1615
Flag: Great Britain

B25 Fleetstar

I have a 1972 Fleetstar engine that I am planning to put in a B50 rolling chassis, although that's a project still to happen as it currently has a Triumph 350 engine in it, but that's another story. I was just reading the Rupert Ratio Volume 3 book and noticed that it said that it used the B50 inner...
by Keefe
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: In search of reliable B25 oil pressure.
Replies: 74
Views: 19869
Flag: Great Britain

Re: In search of reliable B25 oil pressure.

Local college's running milling and turning courses seem to be very much a rarity nowadays. I just wish there was one near me.

I would definitely enroll on the course if it was me.

Good luck with it.

Keith
by Keefe
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Prop stand and sump plate
Replies: 13
Views: 4721
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Prop stand and sump plate

Saw this on Ebay, not sure if it's original or not?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Side-Stand-T ... :rk:6:pf:0

Keith
by Keefe
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50s and modern fuel
Replies: 28
Views: 6992
Flag: Great Britain

Re: B50s and modern fuel

Quick question, is there any difference between Castrol Valvemaster Plus and Classic Valvemaster plus, as they look exactly the same to me?

Keith
by Keefe
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50s and modern fuel
Replies: 28
Views: 6992
Flag: Great Britain

Re: B50s and modern fuel

Have to agree, thanks for that info. I reckon that I will use the Esso super unleaded in all of my bikes in future.

Thanks, Keith
by Keefe
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: From Bzero to B50
Replies: 27
Views: 9158
Flag: Great Britain

Re: From Bzero to B50

Looking good.

Keith
by Keefe
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: Mortimer Classic Scramble
Replies: 1
Views: 1391
Flag: Great Britain

Mortimer Classic Scramble

Had a really good day at the Mortimer Classic Scramble, near Reading yesterday. Lots of B50's, 441's and few 250's plus various classic British bikes and other classics. All in all a really good event. Was just wondering anyone from ever went here.

Keith