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by Brad Jones
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Quality rubber instrument cup
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Flag: France

Re: Quality rubber instrument cup

I doubt that they could even support half a can of a fizzy something, so floppy are they! And anything larger than a baby Jenny Wren chancing a landing would likely finding them collapsing under the weight! Why on earth do folk go to the bother of tooling up properly for such items, and then scrimp?...
by Brad Jones
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Quality rubber instrument cup
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Flag: France

Re: Quality rubber instrument cup

Cheers John, I'll drop him a line and quiz him!

As someone that is loathe to throw anything away (even if it is crap), has anyone any suggestions with what I could do with the four useless ones that I have in the garage??
by Brad Jones
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Quality rubber instrument cup
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Flag: France

Quality rubber instrument cup

Looking for some decent 80mm rubber instrument cups that have a little more rigidity than a jelly! There was somewhere in the States that supplied a decent pair some years ago after I asked this same question here, but I can neither find the reply nor the business card of the subsequent purchase! Th...
by Brad Jones
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Castrol R removal
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Flag: France

Re: Castrol R removal

Thanks TS, that sounds encouraging. I've also found a Norton Commando forum where the same topic was under discussion a couple of years ago. It would appear that some castor oils do mix with mineral oil, and some don't, the latter situation often causing a problem. Flushing oil was also suggested by...
by Brad Jones
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Castrol R removal
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Flag: France

Castrol R removal

When I bought my ex-B50SS back in 1986 it was running on Castrol R which, for a number of reasons, I didn't wish to continue using. Having consulted my local Brit-bike garage I was told that every component would have to be thoroughly washed in petrol to remove the protective film that R leaves, oth...
by Brad Jones
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Books and other info
Topic: O.I.F B25/B50: The Incomplete Guide. 3rd Edition
Replies: 1
Views: 3559
Flag: France

Re: O.I.F B25/B50: The Incomplete Guide. 3rd Edition

Available again. Following several requests I've had a short run of the Incomplete Guide printed up which now contains new info on the Fleetstar and B50/TR5MX production figures - amongst other things. If interested in a copy either go to http://www.bsa1971.com where purchase info and book details c...
by Brad Jones
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: B50 Speedway photos
Replies: 5
Views: 1090
Flag: France

Re: B50 Speedway photos

Photos arrived today Paul - just the job. Many thanks for all.
by Brad Jones
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: News
Topic: B50 Speedway photos
Replies: 5
Views: 1090
Flag: France

Re: B50 Speedway photos

Hi Stew

Only just seen your message so unfortunately missed the listing!
by Brad Jones
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: News
Topic: B50 Speedway photos
Replies: 5
Views: 1090
Flag: France

B50 Speedway photos

I am currently working on a book about NVT, the B50 aspect being P92 and the Speedway project, and am trying to source period photos rather than having to solely rely on magazine pics if possible. In particular I'm wondering whether anyone here ended up buying these photos (see pic) from ebay severa...
by Brad Jones
Sat May 05, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: How to order Brads new book
Replies: 8
Views: 5359
Flag: France

Re: How to order Brads new book

Hi Stan
Apologies, but I've only just seen these posts! I don't know what happened about the cancelled order but the book is available. If you're still interested in a copy, all I need is an email address to send the PayPal invoice to.

Brad
by Brad Jones
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: News
Topic: Christmas list
Replies: 12
Views: 2557
Flag: France

Re: Christmas list

To anyone that may be interested, 'From The Inside - BSA/Triumph's Umberslade Hall research establishment revealed', is now in stock and can be purchased over at www.bsa1971.com During the research, I was lucky enough to have the help of several ex-Umbersladers, three of whom were particularly keen ...
by Brad Jones
Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B50 alternator lead grommet
Replies: 5
Views: 1211
Flag: France

Re: B50 alternator lead grommet

Hi Chris Nothing like you have, that's for sure! I can't even remember the last time I tried to obtain something that fits, but my 'stock' is made up from grommet's that either fit into the crankcase but freely slide up and down the stator lead, or some that are a good fit on the cable but just fall...
by Brad Jones
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B50 alternator lead grommet
Replies: 5
Views: 1211
Flag: France

B50 alternator lead grommet

Does anyone know whether an alternator lead grommet (40-0705) that actually fits the cable and crankcase aperture properly exists? All efforts to secure such a part in recent years from various suppliers has just left me with having several that are virtually useless! Any pointers would be most welc...
by Brad Jones
Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Can you cut down a long seat to make a short seat?
Replies: 11
Views: 1924
Flag: France

Re: Can you cut down a long seat to make a short seat?

Here's the drawing for B50.org
by Brad Jones
Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Power Arc electronic Ignition
Replies: 25
Views: 3045
Flag: France

Re: Power Arc electronic Ignition

I can't remember whether the main topic was ignition or not, but there was another B50 Speedway post on the forum several years ago, because I remember posting a pic from MCN (possibly with Nigel Boocock on board) and also a photo of a speedway piston.

Brad
by Brad Jones
Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: SS front mudguard
Replies: 3
Views: 1168
Flag: France

Re: SS front mudguard

Mudguard now sold - thanks.
by Brad Jones
Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: SS front mudguard
Replies: 3
Views: 1168
Flag: France

SS front mudguard

B25/50SS Home & General export front mudguard. Professionally repainted several years ago and has spent much of the intervening time sat on a shelf in the garage. The guard can also be seen on the red B25SS in the Big Escape DVD! Price £30. If anyone is interested, the mudguard is in the Oxford area...
by Brad Jones
Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Headlight fasteners
Replies: 4
Views: 907
Flag: France

Re: Headlight fasteners

Hi John

BSA part No. is 83-2210.

Because the headlamps, indicators, stalks etc. were supplied by Lucas (usually as a complete sub assembly), BSA, unlike Triumph, didn't see fit to list the washers as individual items!
by Brad Jones
Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Plum Crazy E35 Fury Project
Replies: 248
Views: 61684
Flag: France

Re: Plum Crazy E35 Fury Project

This sure sounds exciting Winsur...
by Brad Jones
Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: B25/B50 mish-mash
Replies: 2
Views: 1036
Flag: France

Re: B25/B50 mish-mash

All parts now sold! Thanks to all.
by Brad Jones
Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: B25/B50 mish-mash
Replies: 2
Views: 1036
Flag: France

B25/B50 mish-mash

A few surplus P34 bits... 1. 1972 spec B50T rear mudguard (good chrome under the grime) - £30 2. 8 inch conical hub brake plate - £15 3. Hagon rear shocks approx half an inch longer that stock - £15 4. Triple Cee rear lamp clip - £8 5. Battery carrier - £8 6. 3 x SS front mudguard brackets (not pict...
by Brad Jones
Fri May 06, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25ss front brakes
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Flag: France

Re: B25ss front brakes

Bill's spot on.

One thing that could explain the confusion on this is that some UK dealers were supplied with US spec B25SS models - Elite Motors, for instance, would often buy up surplus export models from BSA, hence US spec bikes sometimes carrying UK reg. numbers.
by Brad Jones
Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: OIF seat differences.
Replies: 15
Views: 1991
Flag: France

Re: OIF seat differences.

Reiterating Midgies comment, I remember Polly Palmer recommending Leighton's as seat cover suppliers many moons ago, also telling me that Mr Leighton used to ply his trade with BSA at Small Heath - hence covers that actually fit.
by Brad Jones
Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: B50 / B25 - Center Stand
Replies: 9
Views: 2252
Flag: France

Re: B50 / B25 - Center Stand

Off the top of my head the main difference is the tang - a short stub for the singles and a convoluted long one for the twins in order to clear the exhaust system on the road variants. The twin stand also comes in two different heights, brought about by the use of shorter rear shocks on the later mo...
by Brad Jones
Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: My 1st motorcycle
Replies: 23
Views: 2708
Flag: France

Re: My 1st motorcycle

It was actually a Bantam that first got me interested in BSAs Barry. There was a semi-derelict one in someones front garden that I could see from the top deck of the bus on the way to school, circa 1977. Always intended to ask the owner if he would be interested in selling it, but never did! Poor qu...
by Brad Jones
Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: My 1st motorcycle
Replies: 23
Views: 2708
Flag: France

Re: My 1st motorcycle

Confession time - yes, my first motorcycle was a Y*maha!! This pic was taken in 1979 when the bike was only a month or so old, the unquestionably un-cool top box foisted upon me by my parents for use Tec-college (books etc.) The even more dodgy sticker is advertising 'Fri-Pies', a product that my ma...
by Brad Jones
Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: This Forum
Topic: newbie
Replies: 19
Views: 2388
Flag: France

Re: newbie

In short, yes, and lining as David S says.

Brad
by Brad Jones
Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: This Forum
Topic: newbie
Replies: 19
Views: 2388
Flag: France

Re: newbie

Being an EE, and judging from your pic, the bike would have left the factory pretty much as it is: Black frame, possibly carrying dove grey underneath. The dove grey rear shocks are also correct too (!!), though not exclusive. Black side panels with the white number plate for America (square as oppo...
by Brad Jones
Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: This Forum
Topic: newbie
Replies: 19
Views: 2388
Flag: France

Re: newbie

Hello Tomfern I don't offer any of this as answers but...If BSA had inadvertantly stamped up two bikes with the same numbers I'd expect there to be a note made in the despatch books about the duplication, which there's not, although it does have two different despatch dates attached to it. This is r...
by Brad Jones
Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: This Forum
Topic: Forum Change 1
Replies: 7
Views: 1394
Flag: France

Re: Forum Change 1

Does B50.org ever go backwards? Don't think so.

Keep up the good work Rickard.

Brad
by Brad Jones
Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: Suppliers and New Products
Topic: 97-4023
Replies: 3
Views: 2021
Flag: France

Re: 97-4023

Looks like a quality part and dimensionally very accurate to the original. The seller has informed me that he will be making up a number of the equally elusive B50 type tacho cables too.

Brad
by Brad Jones
Sat Oct 31, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Coming or going ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2010
Flag: France

Re: Coming or going ?

There is an answer to this Stan and I think it's lurking in an early '70s issue of UK Motorcycle Mechanics. I remember the magazine was reporting on the then experimental reflective plates, yellow for the rear and white for the front. Never mind about the bobbies though, my concern centres on how th...
by Brad Jones
Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:51 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Flushing Castrol R out of a frame.
Replies: 8
Views: 1746
Flag: France

Re: Flushing Castrol R out of a frame.

I had (still have) a B50SS motor that was running on R when I bought it and sought advice from my local Brit bike engineer on what to do in order to revert to mineral oil. He suggested stripping the motor completely down and washing every component with petrol to remove all traces of R. This I did a...
by Brad Jones
Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:03 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Fork seals
Replies: 47
Views: 5279
Flag: France

Re: Fork seals

...and a girling shock absorber adjusting tool works well too which, because of its curved back, bears the leverage pressure on the defunct seal itself rather than the slider. Brad
by Brad Jones
Fri May 29, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B25 oil filter rubber seal
Replies: 2
Views: 889
Flag: France

Re: B25 oil filter rubber seal

Hi Brad! Brit Bits have supplied me with an O ring that fits into the filter body recess perfectly - not yet used it but I don't foresee any problems. Hat's off to Ray Fisher once again because in the absence of an original part he'll always spend time trying to find something that will do the job. ...
by Brad Jones
Fri May 01, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B25 oil filter rubber seal
Replies: 2
Views: 889
Flag: France

B25 oil filter rubber seal

Ref the rubber seal that fits between the oil filter bowl and main filter body, does any-one know if this is this available as a seperate part? I have a couple of filters left that don't have this included in the packaging!

Brad
by Brad Jones
Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 tyres
Replies: 15
Views: 2131
Flag: France

Re: B50 tyres

Back to the K70 and fitted to my B25SS, I can confirm that the combination of a 4.00 x 18 K70 rear and the Cheng Shin 'K70' 3.50 x 18 that Rich mentions on the front work well and still hold the tarmac 'till the footrests ground, so no problems in that respect. As for availability, I last bought one...
by Brad Jones
Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: centre stand
Replies: 20
Views: 2907
Flag: France

Re: centre stand

Or Jack...?
by Brad Jones
Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: centre stand
Replies: 20
Views: 2907
Flag: France

Re: centre stand

Something else to watch out for is that the A65/T120 etc stand comes in two lengths, presumably shortened once the rear shocks had been replaced with shorter units for 1972?? One will obviously raise the front wheel higher off the ground than the other. I suppose we need to measure the stock B50 ite...
by Brad Jones
Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: B25/B50 despatch records book?
Replies: 13
Views: 2216
Flag: France

Re: B25/B50 despatch records book?

I guess it's probably a goer then! I still have a few technical issues to discuss with the printers, but nothing too problematic (I hope!) As Minety correctly, and helpfully, points out it's just too easy to copy from a disc, something that Steve S for one knows only too well. I am also aware that m...