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by skippy
Sat May 16, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Amal vs Wassell carburetor
Replies: 45
Views: 1407
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: 41
Views: 981
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: 4298
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: 797
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: 797
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: 520
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: 520
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: 4298
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: 89
Views: 12506
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: 1191
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: 282
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: 265
Views: 51528
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: 1191
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: 1191
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: 10645
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: 1143
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: 1415
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: 3703
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: 1944
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: 1667
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: 1394
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: 1168
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: 1394
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: 265
Views: 51528
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: 58368
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: 1039
Flag: Australia

Re: Fork tubes

You just add thicker oil in the digger one. :thumb :ban
by skippy
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Fork tubes
Replies: 5
Views: 1039
Flag: Australia

Re: Fork tubes

I bought mine from Brit spares in New Zealand but the inside diameter of one was a little smaller than the other one, buy not enough to stop them working.
by skippy
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: It sparks
Replies: 206
Views: 58368
Flag: Australia

Re: It sparks

You've done it again :thumb <214 <216
by skippy
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Spacer tube for tank fixing
Replies: 6
Views: 1144
Flag: Australia

Re: Spacer tube for tank fixing

I have a bolt, a tube that goes over the bolt, then a washer, the rubber and another washer, then the nut. None of these items are genuine bsa parts.
by skippy
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B40 in OIF frame issues
Replies: 35
Views: 3893
Flag: Australia

Re: B40 in OIF frame issues

Nicely done. :thumb
by skippy
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: The Beast Of Minety
Replies: 419
Views: 81978
Flag: Australia

Re: The Beast Of Minety

You could start a bike B&B. <216 <216
by skippy
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Fitting Allen screws to rocker box on B50.
Replies: 27
Views: 2862
Flag: Australia

Re: Fitting Allen screws to rocker box on B50.

How many times do people take off the tappitt cover in there lives? How hard do you need to torque down it down?
My primary cover comes off more often and its not helicoiled. For those of us how don't ride 1000s of Km a year is it worth helicoiling the head. If you do strip a thread then do it.
by skippy
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Connecting Rod Big End bearing too wide? Negative clearance present
Replies: 12
Views: 1942
Flag: Australia

Re: Connecting Rod Big End bearing too wide? Negative clearance present

I had binding on my B50 after the crank had been apart and it turned out to be the torque figure I gave my mechanic was wrong a bit more torque on the crank nuts and all was well.
by skippy
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 265
Views: 51528
Flag: Australia

Re: Star

Will it change the starting technique with the extra compression resistance created by the increase of capacity?
by skippy
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 enduro, frame differences?
Replies: 6
Views: 1096
Flag: Australia

Re: B44 enduro, frame differences?

One of these days I will try to post the black & white photos of that bike and maybe the others from the good ol' days. It really was a better time. If you have a mobile phone (cell phone) with a camera you can take a photo of you old photos and post them that way or you can do it with a digital ca...
by skippy
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Electric Start
Replies: 635
Views: 138450
Flag: Australia

Re: Electric Start

Is it the hose or the slave cylinder causing the problem. The hose is easy to replace but the slave cylinder could be difficult. What break fluid are you using in it?
by skippy
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: WD B40 refurbishment
Replies: 16
Views: 1839
Flag: Australia

Re: WD B40 refurbishment

you have done a good job on it, patience and persistence has paid off. :thumb
by skippy
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: My B50SS
Replies: 49
Views: 10645
Flag: Australia

Re: My B50SS

I don't know if I would strap an electronic ignition module to a regulator heat sink.
by skippy
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Different gas cap in 1974?
Replies: 18
Views: 2500
Flag: Australia

Re: Different gas cap in 1974?

I got a pay pal refund for the gasket i ordered and no other correspondence.
by skippy
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 oil filter on B50
Replies: 4
Views: 1160
Flag: Australia

Re: B25 oil filter on B50

I've got a norton spin on filter on my B50