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by skippy
Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Amal carb newbie
Replies: 44
Views: 1086

Re: B50 Amal carb newbie

Thats about where I turn my idle down to.
by skippy
Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Amal carb newbie
Replies: 44
Views: 1086

Re: B50 Amal carb newbie

I have a knob on the end of my slide stop screw because a nice slow idle means a hard to start cold engine So its adjust on the go.
by skippy
Mon Mar 08, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: LOBE 2 20-21
Replies: 204
Views: 24812

Re: LOBE 2 20-21

Ian Hingley wrote: Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:32 pm I've followed every single post in this fascinating thread. But I've only just realised - it's your B50 engine, not the Goldie!
Your not the only one, I thought it was a 500 not a 250.
by skippy
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: New oil pump
Replies: 5
Views: 1121

Re: New oil pump

Keep the pictures comeing it will be good to see the evolution of the pump from start to finish.
by skippy
Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:07 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Running the big cap
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

Re: Running the big cap

As Jeff said all the power that is supplied on a kick start is needed for the spark anything else is a drain. If you could switch it out to start then back on to run, problem solved or sort the battery.
by skippy
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: New Build Oil Types
Replies: 9
Views: 1711

Re: New Build Oil Types

johnu wrote: Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:54 pm Or is this just so that there is oil in there for first start up.
Yes
by skippy
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 Negative crankshaft end float
Replies: 9
Views: 1495

Re: B25 Negative crankshaft end float

I had this problem with my B50 the torque setting for the crank pin was to low, when it was torqued to spec it fitted perfectly.
by skippy
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: auto decompressor/valve lifter ???
Replies: 25
Views: 3295

Re: auto decompressor/valve lifter ???

Mr Mike wrote: Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:28 pm I raise the slide about a half turn, tickle it good then turn it back down when it is warmed up,
Thats how mine starts. we must have the same engines. <216
by skippy
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: auto decompressor/valve lifter ???
Replies: 25
Views: 3295

Re: auto decompressor/valve lifter ???

I use the same technique as Mr Mike, it makes kicking over a B50 easy as there is no compression to kick through. It all happens with the momentom of the fly wheel.
The H*nda one I had used only released the compression on the first bit of movement of the kickstarter.
by skippy
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: auto decompressor/valve lifter ???
Replies: 25
Views: 3295

Re: auto decompressor/valve lifter ???

The manual decompressor gives the correct amount of decompression and crooect piston placement before kicking it over
by skippy
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: This Forum
Topic: Picture orientation
Replies: 5
Views: 1315

Re: Picture orientation

When you enlarge it the gyro turns it up the right way. Heavy bits to the bottom :ban
by skippy
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 1972 B50 SS Return to Flight .
Replies: 91
Views: 9348

Re: 1972 B50 SS Return to Flight.

B50ForumUser wrote: Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:24 pm there never was a speedo drive cable, because there is no speed drive gear in the hub
It looks like the gears have failed and the shell was keeped as a spacer. I had to replace mine as the grease had hardened and the gears stripped.
by skippy
Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: News
Topic: Stan Millard
Replies: 20
Views: 4906

Re: Stan Millard

Rest in peace Stan You have been missed on here for a while But Your legacy will live on in this forum.
by skippy
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Damaged Sludge trap plug B44R, help needed
Replies: 5
Views: 1253

Re: Damaged Sludge trap plug B44R, help needed

Mine had to be heated to release the locktit and has been locktited back in.
by skippy
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 317
Views: 92649

Re: Star

It's on it's wheels so please keep it that way. Good luck. <216 <216
by skippy
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Decent Tank Taps
Replies: 12
Views: 2239

Re: Decent Tank Taps

I have thread tape on mine to seal them. the taps come from Mark Cook. I have had to change them from tank to tank a few time without a problem.
by skippy
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: clutch plates
Replies: 4
Views: 1411

Re: clutch plates

Like Tom said I have done the 6 plate mod and found it good. I use less tension for all the grip I need.
I used a high tensile bolt to make a longer adjusting screw.
by skippy
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Back plate oil seal
Replies: 9
Views: 1537

Re: Back plate oil seal

I bought my seal from the local bearing shop.
by skippy
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Copper washer on rocker feed
Replies: 2
Views: 821

Re: Copper washer on rocker feed

I like your's better. :thumb
by skippy
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: LOBE 2 20-21
Replies: 204
Views: 24812

Re: LOBE 2 20-21

Good stuff, I will be sending my electronics jobs to Beat's best engineering shop from now on. :thumb
by skippy
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 74 TR5 MX Project For Ken - Finished
Replies: 131
Views: 23245

Re: 74 TR5 MX Project For Ken

:thumb :thumb :thumb
by skippy
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Ignition Timing/Transmission Noise
Replies: 3
Views: 952

Re: B50 Ignition Timing/Transmission Noise

I get a kick back sometime as the engine rocks back after not starting and the kick starter is not fully down and disengaged.
by skippy
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: This Forum
Topic: Strange forum look
Replies: 3
Views: 1692

Re: Strange forum look

Keepup the good work. It just shows how much we miss the forum when it is not working. :thumb
by skippy
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 valve lifter to bare casting.
Replies: 37
Views: 4876

Re: B50 valve lifter to bare casting.

beat wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:26 pm I just made new Dowels because they are missing
I made mine from a metal ring of a pen it worked perfectly. I am not sure i could find another pen with that size ring on it now. :roll: :roll:
by skippy
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 317
Views: 92649

Re: Star

Hope you get better. But sadly we don't bounce as well as we used to
by skippy
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 Rough Running..missing slightly
Replies: 17
Views: 3057

Re: B25 Rough Running..missing slightly

That is the major failing of the cheap pazon and maybe some others as idle revs drop so does the advance which lowers the revs and so on.
So a healthy idle speed is a good think in this case. You pays your money and gets the technology for the price.
by skippy
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 Rough Running..missing slightly
Replies: 17
Views: 3057

Re: B25 Rough Running..missing slightly

I'm with Kommando, sounds like it is a bit retarded.
by skippy
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 317
Views: 92649

Re: Star

That seat is realy professional. :thumb <216 <216 <201
by skippy
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Cooked battery
Replies: 11
Views: 1930

Re: Cooked battery

What did the battery cost if you don’t mind me asking Doug $668 The reason i tried it is because the fridge would get left on and drain down the battery which lowered the capacity and soon i would have no capicity to use the fridge and starting would be a problem if i left the ute for sometime. The...
by skippy
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Cooked battery
Replies: 11
Views: 1930

Re: Cooked battery

The secret to lithium batteries is the bms it comes with, the bms does all the regulation and balancing.
I have a lithium starter battery in my ute and it cranks it a lot faster than the lead acid battery. It sit around 13.6V when stopped.
by skippy
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Cooked battery
Replies: 11
Views: 1930

Re: Cooked battery

I have found that the podtronic charges at 14.5V which is higher than the Zenor. Using the headlights seems to help a bit.
What other recregs do others use and what voltage do they regulate at??
by skippy
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: TR5MX clutch/kickstart issue
Replies: 25
Views: 6374

Re: TR5MX clutch/kickstart issue

A battery impact wrench is the best investment you can buy, you don't have to lock anything to get it undone.
by skippy
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: LED Headlight/Zener Diode Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1062

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: 317
Views: 92649

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: 781

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: 69
Views: 15588

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: 3877

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: 7605

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: 7605

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: 45
Views: 7900

Re: Lock down projects

So you can 3D print them from your cad drawings. for flote level checking that would work fine.