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by skippy
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Happy birthday Stan
Replies: 9
Views: 1011
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: 158
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: 134
Views: 10274
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: 86639
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: 478
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: 478
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: 1058
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: 523
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: 1102
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: 1102
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: 937
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: 1102
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: 937
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: 1102
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: 1102
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: 1186
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: 2161
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: 4427
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: 4427
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: 7244
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: 4427
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: 768
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: 4427
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...
by skippy
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: 2018 BSA International Rally
Replies: 33
Views: 4427
Flag: Australia

Re: 2018 BSA International Rally

The last word was 320 entries. I will be booking in on Friday and doing a camp at zumsteins till Sunday morning. So i am still working out if i can get to halls gap unload the caravan and bike then join the ride or wait at zumsteins for lunch and then go to Halls Gap.
by skippy
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: From Bzero to B50
Replies: 27
Views: 3636
Flag: Australia

Re: From Bzero to B50

Well done, it's looking good. :thumb
by skippy
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: BSA do at Peter Hammond Motorcycles
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Flag: Australia

Re: BSA do at Peter Hammond Motorcycles

The moral of the story is one job on a bike turns to 100 just after you start on it.
Just think it's going to be perfect for the next time. <216 <216
by skippy
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 134
Views: 10274
Flag: Australia

Re: Star

I have a good starting method called bang starting. Bring the piston up to compression decompress it bring it over top dead center then inject some starter fluid into cylinder create a spark and bang away the engine goes. :thumb
by skippy
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: oil return hoses
Replies: 22
Views: 2022
Flag: Australia

Re: oil return hoses

The whole idea of apartial vacuum in the cases dates from the long stroke engines with slingers, scrolls & no seals. So it sucked in through all the seals & blew out through the breather thus reducing the volume of oil deposited upon everything within a 5 foot radius of the running bike. This almos...
by skippy
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 134
Views: 10274
Flag: Australia

Re: Star

Your missing something on the engine. <201 The Starter Motor. <216
by skippy
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: oil return hoses
Replies: 22
Views: 2022
Flag: Australia

Re: oil return hoses

I found that the valve has to be light and quick to work effectively.
by skippy
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 134
Views: 10274
Flag: Australia

Re: Star

beat wrote:Fritz EGLI, the producer of the EGLI fraimes was asking my father to accompany him to the motorbike show in Paris.
I love the name dropping. Could you get me an Egli Vincent Please <216
by skippy
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 134
Views: 10274
Flag: Australia

Re: Star

A saw bench to cut up the winter wood
by skippy
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 134
Views: 10274
Flag: Australia

Re: Star

I know a motorised wheel chair :ban <216 <201
by skippy
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: oil return hoses
Replies: 22
Views: 2022
Flag: Australia

Re: oil return hoses

It would pressurize the oil tank and fill up the sump.
by skippy
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Crankcase Breathing
Replies: 22
Views: 2348
Flag: Australia

Re: Crankcase Breathing

I use a water heater one way valve which I have weaken the spring. It worked to stop an oil leak I had at the time. I have no problems with oil going past and building up. I found the ford valve to be to strong.
by skippy
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: International BSA B50 Meeting Paris 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 6611
Flag: Australia

Re: International BSA B50 Meeting

Thanks for the photos. :thumb <216
by skippy
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Podtonics or Sparx volytage regulator
Replies: 12
Views: 1373
Flag: Australia

Re: Podtonics or Sparx volytage regulator

My B50 come with a 10deg advance unit which gave me a couple of kicks when i didn't get it right but i kicked it on the center stand with the right foot which saved any damage on the leg.
by skippy
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Starting the Race bike! BSA B50
Replies: 29
Views: 2662
Flag: Australia

Re: Starting the Race bike! BSA B50

With duel plugs do you need 10degs advance at startup. But then I don't understand that type of ignition system.
by skippy
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: International BSA B50 Meeting Paris 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 6611
Flag: Australia

Re: International BSA B50 Meeting

The best i can do is send a photo. I will be looking ford to the pictures you post of the event.