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by skippy
Thu May 09, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 187
Views: 16336
Flag: Australia

Re: Star

Fuel air mixture. <201 So how did it go? <216 <216 At least we know you didn't kill yourself or wreck it. :thumb
by skippy
Thu May 02, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: April 27th 2019 bsaoc motherlode ride
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Flag: Australia

Re: April 27th 2019 bsaoc motherlode ride

It's good to see you back again <216 <216
by skippy
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: All British rally
Replies: 17
Views: 2395
Flag: Australia

Re: All British rally

minetymenace wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:45 pm
Fiat, maybe?
Correct. I think he said picarto or something like that.
by skippy
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 doesn't like tickling
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Flag: Australia

Re: B50 doesn't like tickling

Old habits are hard to brake. disable the tickler.
by skippy
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: All British rally
Replies: 17
Views: 2395
Flag: Australia

Re: All British rally

minetymenace wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:03 am
Guess the engine: Half a VW boxer?
Think Italian.
by skippy
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: All British rally
Replies: 17
Views: 2395
Flag: Australia

Re: All British rally

Photos
by skippy
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: All British rally
Replies: 17
Views: 2395
Flag: Australia

Re: All British rally

GET WELL John and I hope to see you there sometime it's one of the best old bike rallys in Aus.
by skippy
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: All British rally
Replies: 17
Views: 2395
Flag: Australia

Re: All British rally

It's on again. Come to the All British Rally at Newstead this weekend. <216 <216
by skippy
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 187
Views: 16336
Flag: Australia

Re: Star

beat wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:56 pm
( moron me
A moron has an IQ of 51 to 70 you are much smarter than that.
Good to see it up and running. Hope we can see a video of it running sometime. <216
by skippy
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Breather spigot removal
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Flag: Australia

Re: Breather spigot removal

I used a tv antenna conection to replace a crushed dowell.
by skippy
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: News
Topic: Happy birthday Richard
Replies: 13
Views: 2705
Flag: Australia

Re: Happy birthday Richard

Happy Birthday for 2019 and thanks for this Forum. <208
by skippy
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Big tank for 1971 B25T
Replies: 30
Views: 2312
Flag: Australia

Re: Big tank for 1971 B25T

Canberra wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:44 am
Call me biased but I happen to like the larger tank
I have had trouble with the small tank, having to find petrol on longer trips when other bikes can keep going.
by skippy
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Remote Oil Filter B40/B44
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Flag: Australia

Re: Remote Oil Filter B40/B44

I have one on my B50 it look exactly like that one, sold as a Norton filter. It works so far but i have direct oil pressure for the rockers.
by skippy
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Project Mail from Beat
Replies: 203
Views: 38188
Flag: Australia

Re: Project Mail from Beat

dDdn't you tell him it was an anti-lock brake. <201 So he is going to ride it and lock the brake at 30Km. :uhu :shock:
by skippy
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Primary chan tensioner thoughts
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Flag: Australia

Re: Primary chan tensioner thoughts

My pes chain doesn’t need a tensioner
by skippy
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 Crank Ball Bearing - Sludge trap removal
Replies: 15
Views: 811
Flag: Australia

Re: B44 Crank Ball Bearing - Sludge trap removal

Have you heated it to break the lockit just in case?
by skippy
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Happy birthday Stan
Replies: 9
Views: 1452
Flag: Australia

Re: Happy birthday Stan

Happy birtday again Stan hope your your still going along well. <208
by skippy
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Low compression problem
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Flag: Australia

Re: Low compression problem

Put a bit of oil down the bore and that's impeded the compression based on kickstart feel, I'd put the test away by then. I take it that impeded is improved, if this is so your rings are worn. I had this problem with mine, it had been started and run without the bore being checked and the rust slow...
by skippy
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 187
Views: 16336
Flag: Australia

Re: Star

Jack Gifford wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:24 am
Are 2 wheel drive sidecar rigs raced anywhere?
They are still raced in Classic motorcycle racing in Australia.
by skippy
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Electric Start
Replies: 623
Views: 94099
Flag: Australia

Re: Electric Start

Well done. Only 1 question is the starter button on the starter motor and not remote, as i was wondering what the finger was doing on the starter when you start it?
by skippy
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: Philip islands motorcycle classic
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Flag: Australia

Re: Philip islands motorcycle classic

I never found an owner and the weather was good.
Steve’s mates and his brother were there at their usual spot. They spread his ashes at that spot and this is their memorial to him.
by skippy
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: Philip islands motorcycle classic
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Flag: Australia

Philip islands motorcycle classic

These bikes seen at the classic. Note the hydraulic drum brake on the race bike.
by skippy
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 Oil consumption
Replies: 29
Views: 1547
Flag: Australia

Re: B44 Oil consumption

I used a JE piston and rings and the engine started and run the same as it does now, it never used any oil at all.
by skippy
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Flag: Australia

Re: Merry Christmas

Like Barry said merry Christmas
by skippy
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: The science of engine combustion.
Replies: 15
Views: 1473
Flag: Australia

Re: The science of engine combustion.

I have a video of one engine starting and running but I don’t know how to post it.
by skippy
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: The science of engine combustion.
Replies: 15
Views: 1473
Flag: Australia

Re: The science of engine combustion.

They are low tension ignition. It has a trip generator and ignitor in the head, which is the same as points without a condenser. As the ignition is tripped the generator generates power and then an arm flicks open the ignitor creating a spark. There is a lot of carbon in the head and the mixture can...
by skippy
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Advantages of a Power box/Podtronics over a Zenor Diode
Replies: 10
Views: 1234
Flag: Australia

Re: Advantages of a Power box/Podtronics over a Zenor Diode

Yes I find the headlight on works well :thumb
by skippy
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: The science of engine combustion.
Replies: 15
Views: 1473
Flag: Australia

Re: The science of engine combustion.

Here’s the information on the size of the engine
by skippy
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Advantages of a Power box/Podtronics over a Zenor Diode
Replies: 10
Views: 1234
Flag: Australia

Re: Advantages of a Power box/Podtronics over a Zenor Diode

I would be happier with a lower voltage for my podtronic as it is mostly floating the battery which should be 13.8 maximum not 14.4V, which is to high for an AGM battery.
by skippy
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: The science of engine combustion.
Replies: 15
Views: 1473
Flag: Australia

Re: The science of engine combustion.

That was an old school friend from Tasmania. I also suspect exhaust restriction for the air coming out of the intake, as it has a long way to travel to the atmosphere. I noted once that it backfired a lot when the ignition was left retarded. Sadly the old farmers running these engines at the moment ...
by skippy
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: The science of engine combustion.
Replies: 15
Views: 1473
Flag: Australia

The science of engine combustion.

This is for the experts. Think big single cylinder engine
Questions 1 Which burns faster? A lean or a rich mixture.
2. What is the science behind a backfire through a carb?
3. When there is no crossover on the valves, what could cause a puff of air to come out of the inlet before it sucks again.
by skippy
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: A Front Brake Light Switch (By AA Milne)
Replies: 16
Views: 1587
Flag: Australia

Re: A Front Brake Light Switch (By AA Milne)

Having been brought up on modern bikes I tend to use the front brake a lot without the back brake at all.
It's the same as swapping from BSA to BMW gear shift and rear brake, I have been known to stand on the gears instead of the brake and visa versa.
by skippy
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50s and modern fuel
Replies: 28
Views: 2709
Flag: Australia

Re: B50s and modern fuel

I use only 98 octane fuel no ethanol, no problems.
by skippy
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: 2018 BSA International Rally
Replies: 33
Views: 4897
Flag: Australia

Re: 2018 BSA International Rally

I can pick out my bike from the photo but I was in the middle of the pack 2 rows back with the blue hat.
It was good to see the forum members again and chat to other B50 owners.
by skippy
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: 2018 BSA International Rally
Replies: 33
Views: 4897
Flag: Australia

Re: 2018 BSA International Rally

You know what this photo means? The last ride is is done and dusted 208km and some rough roads to boot
by skippy
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: >mead tomkinson
Replies: 51
Views: 8203
Flag: Australia

Re: >mead tomkinson

Seen at the international rally owner Doug Fraser
by skippy
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: 2018 BSA International Rally
Replies: 33
Views: 4897
Flag: Australia

Re: 2018 BSA International Rally

I want one of these, sorry I would swap my B50 for it.
by skippy
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50T side stand
Replies: 7
Views: 1008
Flag: Australia

Re: B50T side stand

Mine broke off, so I welded a piece of 1/4 inch steel made the same shape in its place. I ved them out at the join and filled the V up with weld using a mig welder.
When I say I, I did have a mate do the mig bit.
by skippy
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: 2018 BSA International Rally
Replies: 33
Views: 4897
Flag: Australia

Re: 2018 BSA International Rally

As of last night the camp has been canceled so i will be there from Friday. I have to stash some petrol at Murtoa at our engine Museum to fill up to get home again before i get to Halls Gap. Our club is providing lunch on Monday which is how i know the numbers. It will be good to catchup with you Jo...