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by koncretekid
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: My B50SS
Replies: 40
Views: 8016
Flag: Canada

Re: My B50SS

BasilF wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:15 pm
Note no wooden block under side stand.
Rear tire must be flat!
by koncretekid
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1974 Gas tank on Ebay
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Flag: Canada

Re: 1974 Gas tank on Ebay

Did triumph sell a street legal rebadged BSA B50 in 1974 or did they only have the MX model. The MX only had the slim tank on it. So if that is the case then this gas tank would be off the more rare 1974 TR5T. Still not worth $500 USD. Jeff Triumph Adventurer/ TR5T street/trail seems to have the al...
by koncretekid
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 on the cheap!
Replies: 24
Views: 1815
Flag: Canada

Re: B44 on the cheap!

( you need to change the fender when it gos to the national museum later... ) beat :mrgreen: LOL: It's your bike that will go to the national museum, Beat --- highest mileage BSA B50 in history! Not to mention electric start, re-engineered Mikuni carb, and DIY ignition system. Tom P.S. It is intere...
by koncretekid
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 carb settings
Replies: 12
Views: 292
Flag: Canada

Re: B25 carb settings

So we use aerosol carb cleaner, then compressed air, and if that fails, what then, MM? I also cheat and use a guitar string to dislodge solid blockage if required. I recently had to do this on my stepson's H*nda hi-pressure washer main jet, and again on my Champion (Chinese) generator to get them wo...
by koncretekid
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Mystery part Quiz.
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Flag: Canada

Re: Mystery part Quiz.

shrivelled up fork gaiters?
by koncretekid
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 on the cheap!
Replies: 24
Views: 1815
Flag: Canada

Re: B44 on the cheap!

I had this fender and mounting bracket up on a shelf waiting for somewhere to use it. It is actually a very nicely made K&L Industries. The fender is plastic, but with a new coat of silver paint and maybe a stripe, it would match the tank. Does it look too modern or out of place? https://i.postimg.c...
by koncretekid
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 no return oil to tank
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Flag: Canada

Re: B25 no return oil to tank

Looks good. I'll be anxious to see how it runs. What makes it an "A" class and not "M"? Wheelbase too long?

13/1 Compression ratio is impressive. Did you weld up the combustion chamber?

Tom
by koncretekid
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Little BSS cafe racer
Replies: 23
Views: 1591
Flag: Canada

Re: Little BSS cafe racer

Check with Sudco. I think they made this adapter that came with my TM34 that I bought on eBay (NOS) from a previous owner. However, fitting it on a B50 may be a problem.
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Tom
by koncretekid
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 Primary Breather Pipe
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Flag: Canada

Re: B44 Primary Breather Pipe

BSA_WM20 wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:46 am
Yep,
No oil seal works really well.
Don't forget to make a spacer if you remove it.
Spacer?
by koncretekid
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 Primary Breather Pipe
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Flag: Canada

Re: B44 Primary Breather Pipe

Many of the new synthetic oils will work in the primary, like AMSOIL 20-50 V-twin. However, the oil will become very dark with clutch particles; don't know if it affects lubricating properties. I've also found that some one-way check valves have too strong a spring and will force oil out thru the ti...
by koncretekid
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 Electrics Question
Replies: 12
Views: 593
Flag: Canada

Re: B44 Electrics Question

"On another note.
Anyone going to The Isle Of Man In May this year.
I am.
No Bike.
But I like to drink.
Simon"

That would be a treat. I was there once - - 50 years ago in 1970! I'll try to scan some old photos and post them.
Tom
by koncretekid
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 on the cheap!
Replies: 24
Views: 1815
Flag: Canada

Re: B44 on the cheap!

I'm undecided on front fender. I have a high mount from a B25T which will fit and a chrome fender, but I'm not sure I want a chrome front fender with the aluminum rear. Is the 3 hoop one the same as B50 but with the extra vertical brace? As for licensing, I've done it before. Just need bill of sale ...
by koncretekid
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 on the cheap!
Replies: 24
Views: 1815
Flag: Canada

Re: B44 on the cheap!

I broke down and bought a new headlight bucket from British Cycle Supplies, and ordered an LED headlight from China (delivery to N.S. in less than 2 weeks). But, I had to rewire the bike negative ground to get it to work. No big deal as I had done all the wiring myself so just had to reverse the wir...
by koncretekid
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: "Old Smokey" A 1970 B44
Replies: 27
Views: 1072
Flag: Canada

Re: "Old Smokey" A 1970 B44

Low pipe or high pipe? B50 is of course, 1-1/2" as is A65. B44 pipe can be used with 1-1/2" sleeve welded on at the head.

I used an A65 pipe on the TR25, as I had opened up the exhaust to 1-1/2". Basically, just cut and reweld.
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by koncretekid
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: "Old Smokey" A 1970 B44
Replies: 27
Views: 1072
Flag: Canada

Re: "Old Smokey" A 1970 B44

I also broke thru the valve spring seat and had to re-weld it. I have a neighbor in Colorado who is a professional welder who does my aluminum welding. I have a small TIG welder in Nova Scotia (Thermal Arc 95S I think) and learned how to weld 1" by .062" wall steel tubing, but cannot do aluminum. So...
by koncretekid
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: "Old Smokey" A 1970 B44
Replies: 27
Views: 1072
Flag: Canada

Re: "Old Smokey" A 1970 B44

It looks like what you are about to do is what I did on my TR25 land speed motor. Only I cut off the original flange and re-welded it back on after the angled porting.
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Tom
by koncretekid
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: WD B40 refurbishment
Replies: 16
Views: 1028
Flag: Canada

Re: WD B40 refurbishment

Thanks. It's much clearer now that the water level has receded. I have 2 bikes I'm working on at the same time, but in 2 different locations. The one I posted here is the B44, but the one I have in Colorado is a B40 in a B44 frame, so it's a big help to see how others have done it, especially on a n...
by koncretekid
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: WD B40 refurbishment
Replies: 16
Views: 1028
Flag: Canada

Re: WD B40 refurbishment

And I really wanted to see the right side of your bike! Especially the oil filter and muffler.
Maybe you should add some pontoons.
Tom
by koncretekid
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B40 in OIF frame issues
Replies: 35
Views: 1981
Flag: Canada

Re: B40 in OIF frame issues

Looks like a fun project. I see your motor has been converted to side points instead of distributor. Just a note that on a B40 motor that I purchased at a swap meet, it had been converted badly. Mainly, the shift shaft recess in the transmission had the threads drilled out to accommodate the later m...
by koncretekid
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: The Beast Of Minety
Replies: 419
Views: 74606
Flag: Canada

Re: The Beast Of Minety

Looks familiar? Straight from "the world's fastest Indian?"
by koncretekid
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Fitting Allen screws to rocker box on B50.
Replies: 27
Views: 1355
Flag: Canada

Re: Fitting Allen screws to rocker box on B50.

Yes, the B50 as well as B44 have head steadies, but I'm asking about that external semi-circular brace across two of the head bolts.

You must have been editing your post as I was writing this one! Question answered; thank you.

Tom
by koncretekid
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 on the cheap!
Replies: 24
Views: 1815
Flag: Canada

Re: B44 on the cheap!

Well Ian, I'm pretty sure that Canada and the UK will always be good trading partners, but it seems that our leaders vs. that large country to our south may not see eye to eye! In any case, I didn't have to wait for Brexit, as my new seat arrived a couple of days ago with a bill for $30 for tax and ...
by koncretekid
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Fitting Allen screws to rocker box on B50.
Replies: 27
Views: 1355
Flag: Canada

Re: Fitting Allen screws to rocker box on B50.

I guess I have never seen a real CCM, so what is the purpose of the brace that is bolted onto the two head bolts abreast of the spark plug?

Tom
by koncretekid
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Fitting Allen screws to rocker box on B50.
Replies: 27
Views: 1355
Flag: Canada

Re: Fitting Allen screws to rocker box on B50.

Good point Skippy. The threads are sound and I can easily remove the head with bolts holding the rocker box so I'll save myself the cost of helicoils until I need them. It can be hard to maintain a balanced view during a restoration. Who said "perfection is the enemy of progress". That can come bac...
by koncretekid
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 on the cheap!
Replies: 24
Views: 1815
Flag: Canada

Re: B44 on the cheap!

I got busy with the paint gun and added a bit of color. Just need to decide which BSA logo to use on the tank. New seat is coming from England - - hope I don't have to wait for Brexit to get it! https://i.postimg.cc/Jhttmx3L/Newly-painted-tank-on-B44.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/9QLzvK7b/new-red-paint-o...
by koncretekid
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50/T25T and TR5T frame difference - center stand
Replies: 20
Views: 976
Flag: Canada

Re: B50/T25T and TR5T frame difference - center stand

How much do the motor mounts differ? I have heard that the TR5T has a bump-out in the lower front left tube to clear the twin's primary cover. Would any other changes have to be made to fit a T500 motor? Tom P.S. Did you ever get the oil leakage problem solved on the B40? I have the same problem on ...
by koncretekid
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 87
Views: 21044
Flag: Canada

Re: Typhoon BX60V

I just noticed your substantial head steady bracket in an earlier post. Did you provide for a compression release ? Without one, starting will be more difficult. I admire your metal working skills. I am sort of a Jack-of-many trades, but master of none! So I can fabricate, weld, machine, paint, plum...
by koncretekid
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 on the cheap!
Replies: 24
Views: 1815
Flag: Canada

Re: B44 on the cheap!

We had some unusually warm weather for a couple of days so I sandblasted, sanded, "Bondo'd" a TRT25 OIF steel tank I had and painted it this morning with some paint leftover from the Bridgestone 350 project. Other than a few sags in the metalflake, it came out looking very good. I'm still trying to ...
by koncretekid
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 on the cheap!
Replies: 24
Views: 1815
Flag: Canada

Re: B44 on the cheap!

Double posting due to internet problems.

Tom
by koncretekid
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Little BSS cafe racer
Replies: 23
Views: 1591
Flag: Canada

Re: Little BSS cafe racer

Did you get the sump spigot out to check the ball (sometimes rusted or plugged up)? I found that by tapping the hole to 6mm x1mm (someone else had posted that on this forum, thank you), I could screw in a fairly long 6mm bolt with enough threads to place a nut and a spacer (socket that is slightly l...
by koncretekid
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 on the cheap!
Replies: 24
Views: 1815
Flag: Canada

Re: B44 on the cheap!

I made my own adapters because I already had the bearings for the OIF frame. But BSA Unit Singles (see above) has the proper adapters with the bearings here:

https://www.bsaunitsingles.com/item.wws ... SRMB44-OIF

They are SRM I believe, but I had thought they no longer made them.

Tom
by koncretekid
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 on the cheap!
Replies: 24
Views: 1815
Flag: Canada

Re: B44 on the cheap!

I decided to go with an old school black theme so painted the triple clamps and the sliders black to match the frame. Installed the motor as well. https://i.postimg.cc/Bnd4sSjL/B44-with-OIF-forks-motor-back-wheel.jpg I also had a Weimer (sp?) front rim, probably from a BMW, which nicely spoked up th...
by koncretekid
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 on the cheap!
Replies: 24
Views: 1815
Flag: Canada

Re: B44 on the cheap!

I had a nice set of OIF forks from a T or MX B50 or B25, the type with the matt as cast finish that were fitted to the B25 frame by making bushings to use the OIF tapered roller bearings: https://i.postimg.cc/X7jvDY5n/OIF-bushing-in-B44-headstock-1.jpg A close up of the top bushing/bearing shows I d...
by koncretekid
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 on the cheap!
Replies: 24
Views: 1815
Flag: Canada

Re: B44 on the cheap!

The barrel of parts and one of the hubs combined to make a nice QD wheel when spoked up to a Borrani rim I had purchased years ago on ebay, because no one wanted it with holes in the shoulders for motocross work. I did not know what it would fit, but it spoked up perfectly with some old spokes I had...
by koncretekid
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 on the cheap!
Replies: 24
Views: 1815
Flag: Canada

B44 on the cheap!

So I had this B44 motor that came with a bunch of parts including 2 frames, this motor plus enough to make another one (almost), a B44SS gas tank and oil tank (fiberglass), several wheels, and a barrel of miscellaneous junk (literally a barrel of parts). I had sold B44SS frame and matching cases, fr...
by koncretekid
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: WD B40 refurbishment
Replies: 16
Views: 1028
Flag: Canada

Re: WD B40 refurbishment

Thank you for the inspiration to get going on my B40 Trials:

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and to post a thread on the B44 I'm working on in N.S. this winter:

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Tom
by koncretekid
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 56
Views: 8642
Flag: Canada

Re: Starfire 441

In your post http://b50.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=8191#p78104 it shows a flat headed screw which I assume holds the fins in place. So do you remove the fins in order to place the spokes in that side, then press and attach the fins? Then to find a spare Norton front 2ls brake plate. In any case...
by koncretekid
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 56
Views: 8642
Flag: Canada

Re: Starfire 441

Very nice! Have they pressed a "beauty ring" (for lack of a better word) onto the front hub? What is(was) the front brake plateoff of? And I don't recognize the shocks - - are they upside down? Tom P.S. I've gone back in your build to see that the "beauty ring(s)" are actually fins. But it seems the...
by koncretekid
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project
Replies: 148
Views: 33636
Flag: Canada

Re: Hammer of the Gods - B50SS Project

Great looking bike, great ride! I'm jealous - - I've been home in Nova Scotia for about 10 days, great riding weather, but I'm stuck helping my son, daughter-in-law, and their one-year old baby move from Toronto to Canning, N.S.(about 150 miles from my home near Yarmouth), and clean up a mess of fal...
by koncretekid
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Timing side rear wheel bearing
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Flag: Canada

Re: Timing side rear wheel bearing

B50 MX had a spacer instead of the drive for the speedo. I picked one up from BSA Unit Singles for my Street Tracker. You could make or get one made. I can't measure it now as I'm packed up to leave CO tomorrow.
Tom