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by skippy
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: LED Headlight/Zener Diode Question
Replies: 1
Views: 36
Flag: Australia

Re: LED Headlight/Zener Diode Question

As i see it they were designed to handle the power.
by skippy
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 277
Views: 57581
Flag: Australia

Re: Star

Nice lathe Beat. I can see some interesting things coming from your workshop. :thumb
by skippy
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25S Oil Drain-back
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Flag: Australia

Re: B25S Oil Drain-back

Any piping that is higher than the feed pipe will drain back out of the rocker feed pipe. Which is the section of return pipe going to the oil tank that is above the rocker box pipe. If your tank is over full it will drain back through the return pipe till that pipe gets below the oil level in the t...
by skippy
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Little BSS cafe racer
Replies: 49
Views: 5549
Flag: Australia

Re: Little BSS cafe racer

I have used gasket remover from a spray can.
by skippy
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: It's the big one
Replies: 12
Views: 776
Flag: Australia

It's the big one

Big Happy Birthday Minetymenance A new decade of age has come. Enjoy your day and welcome to the seniors club. <208 <219
by skippy
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 441 Victor resurection
Replies: 45
Views: 2390
Flag: Australia

Re: 441 Victor resurection

I have never gotten the pazon thing. They work with no problem on a B50 If you use correct starting procedure. Just the same as people say they are hard to kick over, it is easier than my 250 kawa.
by skippy
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 441 Victor resurection
Replies: 45
Views: 2390
Flag: Australia

Re: 441 Victor resurection

2 pickup coils 1 magnet = 2 sparks per rotation. When kicking the first detection livens up the electronic if it has gone to sleep, the second fires the plug.
by skippy
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Lock down projects
Replies: 28
Views: 1725
Flag: Australia

Re: Lock down projects

So you can 3D print them from your cad drawings. for flote level checking that would work fine.
by skippy
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: News
Topic: Who's a birthday lad?
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Flag: Australia

Re: Who's a birthday lad?

Thanks for the good wishes and i hope to catchup with John and maybe Barry sometime at a bike event.
by skippy
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 - Vape Electronic Ignition
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Flag: Australia

Re: B44 - Vape Electronic Ignition

Sorry i was looking at my pazon where the magnet and the coil are a trigger to the electronics and i guess there could be some minute change in timing from speed but it triggers at a very low voltage because it has to works when kicked over. Any excess voltage produced via speed is negated. My BMW u...
by skippy
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 - Vape Electronic Ignition
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Flag: Australia

Re: B44 - Vape Electronic Ignition

For electronic ignitions you set them to full advance which is 34deg for B50 then they retard at lower revs till they reach the full advance at their set revs. the magnet movement has no effect on this.
by skippy
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B25 SS CV19 project
Replies: 55
Views: 3233
Flag: Australia

Re: B25 SS CV19 project

The condensor is redundant on electronic ignition. I change the capacitor for a smaller modern electroletic one, just in case the battery becomes disconected as mine did when it broke inside. Electronics arn't happy with varing voltages caused by rectified AC
by skippy
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: gearbox diptick
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Flag: Australia

gearbox diptick

Which is correct? The level when screwed in or screwed out, or doesn't it matter.
by skippy
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: LOBE 2 20-21
Replies: 23
Views: 1726
Flag: Australia

Re: LOBE 2 20-21

Your not worried it's going to go to fast for you. <216 <216
by skippy
Sat May 16, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Amal vs Wassell carburetor
Replies: 45
Views: 2846
Flag: Australia

Re: Amal vs Wassell carburetor

On another note, I fell off a ladder two days ago and cracked a rib. I won't be able to start or ride a the bke for a couple weeks.. At 77 I shouldn't be on bikes or ladders. As i get older i find it more important to be able to start my bike than have it going as fast as possible. As such i have n...
by skippy
Thu May 07, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B25 SS CV19 project
Replies: 55
Views: 3233
Flag: Australia

Re: B25 SS CV19 project

JerryT wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 7:59 pm
Is a re-chrome and grind economically feasible when there seems to be new items readily available for about £80/pair??
I looked at it and bought new ones, but the inside diameter was a little different between the 2 of them although both were workable.
by skippy
Mon May 04, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Converting a B50 to wet sump. (aka Boris Johnson)
Replies: 102
Views: 7061
Flag: Australia

Re: Converting a B50 to wet sump. (aka Boris Johnson)

minetymenace wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 9:39 pm
Momus wrote:Did you think about putting a direct acting slave cylinder against the pushrod?
Beast5.jpg

Yep, and did it...not me but on my bike, slave cylinder where the rack was. HPStan has done a few with Itie slave cylinders bolted onto the case.
Where is the information on that one?
by skippy
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Lockdown wish list
Replies: 20
Views: 1404
Flag: Australia

Re: Lockdown wish list

Long distance is relative and the older I get the more relative it has become. :laugh :laugh
by skippy
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Lockdown wish list
Replies: 20
Views: 1404
Flag: Australia

Re: Lockdown wish list

I have a BMW R65 1986 for my comfortable long distance riding.
by skippy
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Zener diode
Replies: 18
Views: 1073
Flag: Australia

Re: Zener diode

Heat dissipation is very important shifting the Zenor away from the rectifier will help a lot.
I really don't know if either is anymore reliable, but I noticed a higher voltage from the podtronics which is not necessarily good for small AGM alarm batteries. 13.8v zenor to 14.5v podtronics
by skippy
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Zener diode
Replies: 18
Views: 1073
Flag: Australia

Re: Zener diode

There must be hundreds of Zenor diodes around. I have 2 in my small collection of parts.
by skippy
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Converting a B50 to wet sump. (aka Boris Johnson)
Replies: 102
Views: 7061
Flag: Australia

Re: Converting a B50 to wet sump.

If it's not self priming how are you going to be sure it primes and pumps each time you use it?
by skippy
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 91
Views: 14805
Flag: Australia

Re: Starfire 441

yes from Australia.
by skippy
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Firing Up tr5 For First Time In Years
Replies: 19
Views: 1779
Flag: Australia

Re: Firing Up tr5 For First Time In Years

On my bike i found keeping the idle mixture up a little richer helped starting easier.
by skippy
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50MX Air Filter to Carburettor Intake Hose
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Flag: Australia

Re: B50MX Air Filter to Carburettor Intake Hose

I'm still using Roadplough's original experimental one on my bike. I have his updated one in my spares but haven't put it on yet.
by skippy
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 277
Views: 57581
Flag: Australia

Re: Star

Don't suck any stones in the and put them under the belt.
by skippy
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Firing Up tr5 For First Time In Years
Replies: 19
Views: 1779
Flag: Australia

Re: Firing Up tr5 For First Time In Years

My bike had been fired up buy the importer without checks and sold to someone else, then i got it. It ran for about 150 miles and started losing compression. It had rust in the cylinder which acted as grinding paste Thankfully there was no problems with the bottom end and gearbox except for the outp...
by skippy
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Firing Up tr5 For First Time In Years
Replies: 19
Views: 1779
Flag: Australia

Re: Firing Up tr5 For First Time In Years

You will be amazed what crap can be in the frame i rinsed mine with diesel and finished with petrol making sure the fumes had gone before putting it back together.
by skippy
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: My B50SS
Replies: 49
Views: 12010
Flag: Australia

Re: My B50SS

i'm with Beat. As the kickstart goes throw the clutch. But if you kick it again and it it does nothing then i will change back to the clutch.
by skippy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Fixed my Exhaust leak at the head
Replies: 9
Views: 1486
Flag: Australia

Re: Fixed my Exhaust leak at the head

kommando wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:09 pm
Silicone lasts a year or 2 at least with me, I use it with the heat fin on the pipe butted up to the head.
I hammered out aluminium to match the wear in the head pushed it in around the pipe and hold it with a heat fin, it has a small leak which leaves a small stain over time.
by skippy
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: Pendine Sep2020
Replies: 7
Views: 2215
Flag: Australia

Re: Pendine Sep2020

Sad Days the All British rally has been canceled along with everything else.
by skippy
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 on the cheap!
Replies: 34
Views: 4534
Flag: Australia

Re: B44 on the cheap!

That's a good cheap bike :thumb
by skippy
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Electric Start - Broken Knees
Replies: 28
Views: 2699
Flag: Australia

Re: Electric Start - Broken Knees

That's the good thing about a B50 with compression release they are very easy to kick over all they need is a push with the leg.
by skippy
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Mystery problem and BP is to blame!
Replies: 12
Views: 1954
Flag: Australia

Re: Mystery problem and BP is to blame!

I use 98 in all my small engines because its the only thing that lasts in the tank. I had to ride home after running out of fuel once after my mate gave me some of his 91 and it was crawl and steady on the throttle or massive pinking.
by skippy
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1974 Gas tank on Ebay
Replies: 15
Views: 1720
Flag: Australia

Re: 1974 Gas tank on Ebay

I saw a new one on face book for $300 steel and $370 for alloy.
by skippy
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 carb settings
Replies: 12
Views: 1397
Flag: Australia

Re: B25 carb settings

I turn the throttle stop up half a turn on mine to start it when its cold and tun it back when the engine warms up.
by skippy
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1974 Gas tank on Ebay
Replies: 15
Views: 1720
Flag: Australia

Re: 1974 Gas tank on Ebay

Are tanks worth that much?
by skippy
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 277
Views: 57581
Flag: Australia

Re: Star

This is getting serious <216 <216
by skippy
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: It sparks
Replies: 206
Views: 62217
Flag: Australia

Re: It sparks

How many francs will it sell for? <201
by skippy
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Fork tubes
Replies: 5
Views: 1302
Flag: Australia

Re: Fork tubes

You just add thicker oil in the digger one. :thumb :ban