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by skippy
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: 2018 BSA International Rally
Replies: 24
Views: 2428
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: 5000
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: 24
Views: 2428
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: 4
Views: 150
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: 24
Views: 2428
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: 24
Views: 2428
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: 2621
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: 202
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: 56
Views: 3458
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: 975
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: 56
Views: 3458
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: 975
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: 56
Views: 3458
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: 56
Views: 3458
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: 56
Views: 3458
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: 975
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: 11
Views: 610
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
Replies: 56
Views: 3369
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: 766
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: 1413
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
Replies: 56
Views: 3369
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.
by skippy
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Podtonics or Sparx volytage regulator
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Flag: Australia

Re: Podtonics or Sparx volytage regulator

I installed a podtronics to gain space in the electric box and so far all is well. You are right the original components were still working.
by skippy
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Fitting a B50 barrel
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Flag: Australia

Re: Fitting a B50 barrel

you can release the engine and cock it sideways in the frame and work on the top end.
by skippy
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Crank Big End Nut tightening to 200 ft lbs
Replies: 11
Views: 620
Flag: Australia

Re: Crank Big End Nut tightening to 200 ft lbs

My manual says 200 ftlb
by skippy
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Kickstarter: like cutting cheese
Replies: 15
Views: 1129
Flag: Australia

Re: B50 Kickstarter: like cutting cheese

Use the decompressor to move the piston over compression and then kick it using the flywheel momentum to carry it over to the next compression to start
by skippy
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Plum Crazy E35 Fury Project
Replies: 247
Views: 46235
Flag: Australia

Re: Plum Crazy E35 Fury Project

A tank coming up? :thumb
by skippy
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Happy Birthday to the moderator
Replies: 6
Views: 1541
Flag: Australia

Happy Birthday to the moderator

Happy Birthday Minety. Just remember age brings wisdom. <208
by skippy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Acquired B50SS in NH
Replies: 10
Views: 1359
Flag: Australia

Re: Acquired B50SS in NH

Decompress till you are past compression then kick it over using the momentum to carry the piston over the next compression. you get better intake induction that way and there is no real pressure on the clutch. As for the clutch it looks like it needs some work on the plates, others will give better...
by skippy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Deep water crossing
Replies: 3
Views: 854
Flag: Australia

Re: Deep water crossing

You stayed on that the most important thing. :thumb
by skippy
Tue May 29, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Front wheel bearings
Replies: 4
Views: 738
Flag: Australia

Re: Front wheel bearings

I am keeping the left side shield and throwing the right side ones away as they are both damaged.
by skippy
Mon May 28, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Front wheel bearings
Replies: 4
Views: 738
Flag: Australia

Front wheel bearings

Do people use the grease cover when fitting sealed bearings to the front wheel?
by skippy
Sat May 26, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bit short of cash tried to sell the B50
Replies: 8
Views: 1707
Flag: Australia

Re: Bit short of cash tried to sell the B50

So funny It's times like this you need a video. :laugh :laugh
by skippy
Sun May 20, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: New rings
Replies: 10
Views: 1106
Flag: Australia

Re: New rings

Southern cross engine Australia had bad oil consumption problem on one of their engines and to solve it they used cord rings.
They were popular in the old days for cases where better sealing was needed.
by skippy
Fri May 18, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Rim Locks
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Flag: Australia

Re: Rim Locks

I got talked into this at the bike shop and they work a treat. Nice snug fit on the inside
by skippy
Thu May 17, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 56
Views: 3458
Flag: Australia

Re: Star

All you need now is the rest of the bike. <216
by skippy
Thu May 17, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Rim Locks
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Flag: Australia

Re: Rim Locks

mlb50 wrote:glued a patch of thin ally inside the rim and put a blob of grey silicone inside the spoke hole.
Thanks that was what i was thinking something like that.
by skippy
Thu May 17, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Rim Locks
Replies: 7
Views: 938
Flag: Australia

Rim Locks

I am getting rid of my rim Locks as I only use road tires and 1 is bent and will have to be cut off.
What have people done to fill the holes left behind?
by skippy
Sat May 12, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Be careful what you wish for
Replies: 25
Views: 1652
Flag: Australia

Re: Be careful what you wish for

It's always good to see an old bike brought back to life. :thumb
by skippy
Sat May 12, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Help with forks please!
Replies: 19
Views: 1583
Flag: Australia

Re: Help with forks please!

In the cases of stuck bolts I use impact, not leverage. You can hit the allen key with a hammer. You don't need to hit it really hard just quickly.
It may take a lot of hits but you maybe surprised what it can achieve. An impact wrench works better
by skippy
Thu May 10, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Help with forks please!
Replies: 19
Views: 1583
Flag: Australia

Re: Help with forks please!

My tool is like a big screwdriver which holds the hex nut. if your tool is holding the hex nut then the tool would be turning or slipping with the allen key if it was not undoing, or the rod is broken.