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by Padleigh
Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: News
Topic: www.bsa-c15.org.uk
Replies: 12
Views: 4742

Re: www.bsa-c15.org.uk

I know him, He`s from Belper, Derbyshire. Nice chap, remember going to the Millenium Run with him, he was on his B50SS, I was on my B25SS.

Brendan
by Padleigh
Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Stripped case screw
Replies: 8
Views: 1905

Re: Stripped case screw

They`re 1/4" BSF, just saying Jeff ;o)
by Padleigh
Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 starting no decomp
Replies: 10
Views: 2197

Re: B50 starting no decomp

You may have to take the lever off and reposition it, ideally it wants to be vertical when it contacts the rocker arm for max leverage. It can be done in situ just don`t let cam fall into the rocker box!

Brendan
by Padleigh
Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Plum Crazy E35 Fury Project
Replies: 253
Views: 112524

Re: Plum Crazy E35 Fury Project

Have you seen these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/361319558136? ... EBIDX%3AIT

Brendan

Can but them for you if required but be quick
by Padleigh
Wed May 20, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: Suppliers and New Products
Topic: Chrome platers
Replies: 7
Views: 3557

Re: Chrome platers

Pete Chrome plating at bargain prices just doesn`t exist. I don`t know what you had done re the five small parts but that sounds like a fair price. Its not just the chroming you have to pay for but the prep and polishing too and if it`s a quality plater there will be copper and nickel plating too. M...
by Padleigh
Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: This Forum
Topic: sad news
Replies: 28
Views: 8056

Re: sad news

Always enjoyed reading Steve`s posts, a sad loss, condolences.

Brendan
by Padleigh
Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Airbox/Carb hose
Replies: 14
Views: 4402

Re: B50 Airbox/Carb hose

I`ll second John`s complaint. I did get mine to fit, after a fashion but it doesn`t bear close scrutiny.

Brendan
by Padleigh
Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Another C15T surfaces
Replies: 4
Views: 1861

Re: Another C15T surfaces

Thanks for the comments, I`ve got another four to do, one of them is a bit special too, or even two of them if Rupert Ratio`s volume three is to be believed ;-)
by Padleigh
Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Another C15T surfaces
Replies: 4
Views: 1861

Another C15T surfaces

Had this one a couple of years and didn`t want to `restore` it, just get it going with a few tweaks here and there. What have I done to it? It did come with ally mudguards but I`ve fitted replacements, got them off Villiers Services and copied all the fixing holes and chain cutout off the standard s...
by Padleigh
Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: Suppliers and New Products
Topic: Aqua/bead blasting
Replies: 6
Views: 2677

Re: Aqua/bead blasting

fastharry wrote:I have recently invested in a Aqua/bead blaster and a sand/grit blaster. it brings up alloy parts like new. im in leicester if you need anything doing. quick turn around, very good rates. 07885 458837.
Noted :thumb
by Padleigh
Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Another B50T breaks cover
Replies: 6
Views: 2084

Re: Another B50T breaks cover

Thanks Roger. Still not tried to start it yet, too cold and too much time spent at work.

Cheers

Brendan
by Padleigh
Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 KickStand
Replies: 10
Views: 2436

Re: B50 KickStand

Pictures as promised. The B25T, the one with the grey frame is 45mm longer than standard, the B50T with black frame. The longer as you can see doesn`t fold up to the same angle as standard, needs a bit more material machining out of the root of the clevis. To be honest even the longer one could do w...
by Padleigh
Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:05 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 KickStand
Replies: 10
Views: 2436

Re: B50 KickStand

Even when its the correct stand and everything is in good order they lean over at a considerable angle, hence all the jokes about blocks of wood. Ive made new ones, identical to the original just longer. Having made several, some all new replicas and some using the original clevis, drilled out out a...
by Padleigh
Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: News
Topic: B25/B50 despatch records book?
Replies: 13
Views: 3590

Re: B25/B50 despatch records book?

Hi Brad

Having spent many hours looking at them myself I would definitely be interested in a book.

Cheers

Brendan
by Padleigh
Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Gasket sets
Replies: 5
Views: 1666

Re: Gasket sets

Mark Cook`s PES, you can buy online and the head gasket is the correct thickness.

Brendan
by Padleigh
Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Another B50T breaks cover
Replies: 6
Views: 2084

Re: Another B50T breaks cover

Hi Midgie I`m talking about `71 models not all B50T`s. From memory the last `71 model B50 was an MX towards the end of August. `72 production and specs would have started after that in September. No Flamboyant Red in `72 production according to `The Incomplete Guide`, White and Flambordeaux. Also I`...
by Padleigh
Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Another B50T breaks cover
Replies: 6
Views: 2084

Re: Another B50T breaks cover

looks nice even the dove grey rear shocks, which bsa sent a lot of b50's out of the factory wearing, im guessing this is a GE or HE prefix serial no. regards midgie. HE, 20/07/71. There weren`t many 71` B50T`s after that, the last one a couple of days later. Glad you spotted the shocks, it came wit...
by Padleigh
Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Another B50T breaks cover
Replies: 6
Views: 2084

Another B50T breaks cover

Saw this bike ebay and it did`nt sell so I contacted the seller and asked if he wanted to swap for a TR5T. i think he got the best end of the deal but I was happy. So, after a weeks ownership the head gasket blew so it was engine out and a chance to replace broken brackets, the usual silencer and ai...
by Padleigh
Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Victor Enduro B44EA2312
Replies: 158
Views: 59301

Re: Victor Enduro B44EA2312

I use PTFE tape which, if twisted between finger and thumb becomes PTFE string to nicely fill the groove where the string goes. Grease on the threads and nip up with the proper tool.
Cheers
Brendan
by Padleigh
Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: This Forum
Topic: BSA Origin info
Replies: 7
Views: 3253

Re: BSA Origin info

Hello all, I see some entries in the Owners Database list additional information regarding Dispatch, Delivery and Country. Is there a website or archive where I can find this info? I received this bike from the new owners of a condemned house and am just starting to get it back together. I need a t...
by Padleigh
Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Interpret Rupert Ratio engine stand drawing
Replies: 30
Views: 7067

Re: Interpret Rupert Ratio engine stand drawing

So I have bought all the stuff to make the stand. Some pre-drilled angle iron, a wooden board, nuts, bolts and even casters so I can move the thing around. Watch this space! The wood is not part of the stand, it was just used as a pallet so I could get the sack truck under and wheel it round to the...
by Padleigh
Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Interpret Rupert Ratio engine stand drawing
Replies: 30
Views: 7067

Re: Interpret Rupert Ratio engine stand drawing

Roger wrote:What is Uni Strut?
Stuff that Electricians use to make access difficult for Fitters http://www.unistrut.co.uk/
by Padleigh
Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Interpret Rupert Ratio engine stand drawing
Replies: 30
Views: 7067

Re: Interpret Rupert Ratio engine stand drawing

Just been to the garage and measured one of my stands, the front support is 1" higher than the rear. As you saw on the engine removal thread I just use three pieces of 2" angle iron. Centre heights I use are 8 1/2" rear, and 9 1/2" front. Drill one for 3/8" clearance and one 7/16", can`t remember wh...
by Padleigh
Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Removing B50 engine - general advice, do's and don'ts?
Replies: 26
Views: 6419

Re: Removing B50 engine - general advice, do's and don'ts?

Thanks Padleigh! What did you use to lift the engine? I don't have access to a hoist... :shock: Also I will need to fab a mount to put the engine on? If you have any dimensions I could use, that would be great! :thumb Its the hoist in the back of the company van, makes life a bit easier. I could ma...
by Padleigh
Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Removing B50 engine - general advice, do's and don'ts?
Replies: 26
Views: 6419

Re: Removing B50 engine - general advice, do's and don'ts?

Took my out of the left side and refitted same. Not got manual with me but I think this is the recommended method.
B50T 01 (Medium).JPG
by Padleigh
Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B50 engine/head studs
Replies: 17
Views: 3218

Re: B50 engine/head studs

Theres a set on ebay usa at the moment richard but I wont use them any more because of the high cost of import duty. I think its a bloody cheek dutys been paid on them when they left britain, now the cheaky **** want nearly equal the sale price in import duty to repatriate them! THERE ENGLISH Funny...
by Padleigh
Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Engine removal
Replies: 23
Views: 4508

Re: Engine removal

Whilst adding the above pix I managed to lose the text . . . Not posted for a while but having swapped my ultra reliable TR5T for a B50T I`m back. After one week of ownership the head gasket failed so it was engine out, to the left according to the manual. Being too old to wrestle it out I used the ...
by Padleigh
Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Engine removal
Replies: 23
Views: 4508

Re: Engine removal

B50T 01 (Medium).JPG
by Padleigh
Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Electrical box anti vibration mounts
Replies: 11
Views: 3339

Re: Electrical box anti vibration mounts

I got some from a company in Sudbury, Suffolk. They were identical with the exception of the M6 tapped hole. I`ll post the address tomorrow as I`m at work at the mo.
In the meantime have a look at RS online, I`m sure I found something similar in there but a lot cheaper.

Brendan
by Padleigh
Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:26 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B25T `Project`
Replies: 26
Views: 5694

Re: B25T `Project`

Just like the UK then where the `plate` stays with the machine, but unlike Ca we don`t have pay anything no matter how long the machine has been off the road. For the benefit of UK posters I know we have SORN rules and other complications but they don`t apply to bikes that have sat in somebodies she...
by Padleigh
Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: BSA-TRIUMPH-MOTORCYCLE-1971-LOST-SEASON-BOOKLET-B50-
Replies: 7
Views: 2006

Re: BSA-TRIUMPH-MOTORCYCLE-1971-LOST-SEASON-BOOKLET-B50-

Well spotted Chris, got one on its way :grin:

Cheers
Brendan
by Padleigh
Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Tickler Stuck (Amal Carb)
Replies: 6
Views: 1926

Re: Tickler Stuck (Amal Carb)

Have you checked the pilot jet?

Brendan
by Padleigh
Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B40 massive oil loss
Replies: 18
Views: 4610

Re: B40 massive oil loss

In the OP you say you had done 300 miles but after 2 or 3 miles the oil problem manifested itself, so I`m guessing that was 2 or 3 miles from a cold start? Had you topped the oil up prior to this run due to a low level in the tank? What I`m thinking is too much oil, the level looked low but most of ...
by Padleigh
Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Side Stand Dimensions
Replies: 9
Views: 1768

Re: Side Stand Dimensions

Hi John Not sure that BSA ever used BSF threads. Folk think the cases are 1/4 BSF but really they are 1/4 CEI, both 26 TPI but the thread angle is not the same, Whitworth form 55 deg for BSF and 60 deg for CEI, they do fit fit but its a lot easier to damage the thread in the case with the incorrect ...
by Padleigh
Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:52 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Tickler Stuck (Amal Carb)
Replies: 6
Views: 1926

Re: Tickler Stuck (Amal Carb)

Carb cleaner works well to remove old fuel deposits, made by people like Wynns, available in any half decent car accessory shop like Halfords in the UK and whatever the US equivalent is. They do actually come apart with the plunger that bears on the float being a spring pin that pulls out. . . . but...
by Padleigh
Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:20 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Side Stand Dimensions
Replies: 9
Views: 1768

Re: Side Stand Dimensions

Hi John Thread is 3/8 UNF and as you say the countersink is on the underside so the bolt does`nt foul the spring. You could always move the spring lug on your replacement to the correct position, file a flat for the locknut :?: Your description in paragraph one is correct. Could well have been `Made...
by Padleigh
Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Side Stand Dimensions
Replies: 9
Views: 1768

Re: Side Stand Dimensions

Hi John I used bar stock but I did drill it to 1/2 inch to keep the weight down, and that meant drilling from both ends with the longest drill I could find. The foot was cut out of a piece of 3 inch BSA pipe, just about the right curvature. Is Australia metric or imperial when it comes to steampipe?...
by Padleigh
Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:52 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Side Stand Dimensions
Replies: 9
Views: 1768

Re: Side Stand Dimensions

All dimensions to centre lines. Pivot pin to spring retaining lug 4 7/16. That was measured on an early version with 5/32 90 degree lug, as far as I know the later one with a machined lug is the same. It is more or less on the centre line of the pivot pin, I have quite few and they do vary a little,...
by Padleigh
Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Flasher unit
Replies: 2
Views: 880

Re: Flasher unit

The Lucas 8FL is still available, a like for like replacement.

Brendan
by Padleigh
Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Central Wheel Co Tat #3
Replies: 3
Views: 1174

Re: Central Wheel Co Tat #3

Just been to the garage and checked my TR5T which is unrestored with original wheels etc. Measurements are approximate, six inch steel rule, and they 50mm & 32mm, left and right respectively edge of rim to swing arm. Thats what you would expect with the drive and brake on the nearside. Also compared...