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by PeoB50
Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: stalls on overrun
Replies: 18
Views: 1492
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Re: stalls on overrun

Checking for avail of a 3.5 slide i ended up speaking w/ a guy named Dan at Franz and Grubb in L.A. Calif. He was quite knowledgeable and also suspected the float height like Steve has been stressing. BTW thru him slides are avail at $46 and no problem fitting replacement slides as long as orig bore...
by PeoB50
Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: stalls on overrun
Replies: 18
Views: 1492
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Re: stalls on overrun

Ah! Ian w/ same problem! At least now i have proper sympathy and more credibility! !st to Steve: Yea the numbers are for fuel height not float height. I found my old notes and initially it was set at 0.200" fuel level below bowl rim. I upped it a bit to about 0.180" fuel level below bowl r...
by PeoB50
Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: stalls on overrun
Replies: 18
Views: 1492
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Re: stalls on overrun

I removed the nifty little handmade 0.060" shim so the needle is in the lowest of the 3 positions now, w/ no additional lift by means of a shim. Didn't have time to check the timing advance unit yet. I did take it for a test ride after the shim removal and it made no difference at all. Also rea...
by PeoB50
Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:48 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: stalls on overrun
Replies: 18
Views: 1492
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Re: stalls on overrun

Interesting thot, Skippy. But the timing advance mechanism is fresh and well lubed. I'll check it again tho, you never know. Rich: yea, reasonable points you make and that was going to be my next move unless somebody suggested something sounding more promising. Its a new Amal Premier and i ran it br...
by PeoB50
Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: stalls on overrun
Replies: 18
Views: 1492
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Re: stalls on overrun

Thks Steve and Skippy. Nothing appears to be loose in exhaust. I tried with the air screw set 1/4 turn more out and then again w/ it 1/2 turn more out to make pilot circuit leaner. No help, still died nearly every time, esp when revving to say 4000rpm and then declutching and closing throttle. Slide...
by PeoB50
Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:45 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: stalls on overrun
Replies: 18
Views: 1492
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stalls on overrun

Have a new Amal Premier installed on my basically stock B50 and it starts and runs great… EXCEPT it wants to stall when I let off the throttle. That is when the engine is slowing as it is overrun by the bike. As I slow to stop for a stop sign it sometimes will die. This is even tho the throttle stop...
by PeoB50
Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Amal #30 pilot jet
Replies: 20
Views: 2285
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Re: Amal #30 pilot jet

Just a nothing update. The new #30 pilot jet was lost in the mail and another was sent but didnt make it to my house today. Now i wont be available for about 10 days to work on this. I did get the #60 to 80 mini drill bits but believe it or not, the bits i needed were oversize!! They have to resend ...
by PeoB50
Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:27 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Amal #30 pilot jet
Replies: 20
Views: 2285
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Re: Amal #30 pilot jet

My CCM has gone from 550 to 600cc. Cold starting is no problem, but when I stalled it in a race on Sunday it didn't want to start when hot so I am going to try a bigger pilot jet. I have fitted a bigger main jet and lifted the needle one notch and it runs really well - just got to crack the hot sta...
by PeoB50
Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:21 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Amal #30 pilot jet
Replies: 20
Views: 2285
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Re: Amal #30 pilot jet

t's a bit blurry but if you click on it when it's open it's readable. a good read for all those out there with old amals. Yea this is the same writeup i received w/ my stay up float kit. Mine looks like the 1966-72 version. Shallower bowl, do drain plug, top of seat is flush. It measures 0.561 seat...
by PeoB50
Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:00 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Amal #30 pilot jet
Replies: 20
Views: 2285
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Re: Amal #30 pilot jet

Steve, thks, I'l check those sites. Nothing to report since my new #30 didn't make it today. Some foul up w/ the shipping...expect it tomorrow or next day. Bigbeezas, considering your nickname it seems like a dumb question but why you want to go so big w/ the pilot jet? Is it for a B50? Having start...
by PeoB50
Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Amal #30 pilot jet
Replies: 20
Views: 2285
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Re: Amal #30 pilot jet

I installed electronic ignition as it starts slightly retarded. Thks and interesting. My experience was different. It was very hard starting till i advanced the timing just a bit. Seemed to make a big difference. Experts have told me that some advance 5-10deg helps starting. Whatever, but timing do...
by PeoB50
Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Amal #30 pilot jet
Replies: 20
Views: 2285
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Re: Amal #30 pilot jet

The pilot jet in mine is clean unless it just picked something up isn the last 100 miles. I'll be checking it tho. Thanks for the point about opening the throttle a bit but i find that a little hard to control precisely while i'm holding the bike upright and also kicking it. No center stand. Still w...
by PeoB50
Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Converting from Positive to Negative Earth
Replies: 26
Views: 1412
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Re: Converting from Positive to Negative Earth

I did my '73 B50 neg ground and really not much to it. Avoid the Zener diode, use the combination pod-type rectifier/regulator and you're home free. I used the original type points and coil ignition. Great not constantly having to remember everything electrical is backwards. Tom ps: interested to se...
by PeoB50
Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Amal #30 pilot jet
Replies: 20
Views: 2285
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Re: Amal #30 pilot jet

Thanks for the prompt reply, Steve. Good points but coupled w/ the unusual air screw optimized at 5/8 turn out, the bike is also a finickey starter. Very sensitive to ambient conditions and the throttle stop screw has to be adjusted just right according to air and engine temp for it to start easily....
by PeoB50
Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:12 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Amal #30 pilot jet
Replies: 20
Views: 2285
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Amal #30 pilot jet

Normally on the B50 the Amal concentric uses a #25 pilot or the built-in one thats not easily replaceable. However, with a #25 pilot jet my air screw is optimized at only 5/8 to 3/4 of a turn out. This indicates i need to go bigger on the pilot jet. Biggest they make is a #30. Anybody have to use a ...
by PeoB50
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: rear wheel bearing retainer
Replies: 15
Views: 1354
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Re: rear wheel bearing retainer

Just was speaking to Ed of E&V Engrg on another topic and so i asked him about the bearing stack-up. He said the sprocket side outer race is pinched and the other side isn't. This simplifies my situation. So i'll be loctiting and pinching the outer race on the loose (oversize hub bore) side (spr...
by PeoB50
Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: rear wheel bearing retainer
Replies: 15
Views: 1354
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Re: rear wheel bearing retainer

Hi Barry:
Yea i like that but when I considered that myself what stopped me was the fact that the bore is aluminum
and so i doubt if the little raised bits would be strong enough to last any length of time.
Can only help tho.
I'm thinking of doing a little of that along w/ the loctite too.
Thanks,
Tom
by PeoB50
Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: rear wheel bearing retainer
Replies: 15
Views: 1354
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Re: rear wheel bearing retainer

Thanks Rich, Minety, others for sticking w/ this. Thats the route i'm planning to take, using some of the Loctite Retaining Compound (different from the thread locker) to fill the gap between brg OD and hub bore. And blue Loctite on the retainer threads. But since i'm kinda "free styling" ...
by PeoB50
Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: rear wheel bearing retainer
Replies: 15
Views: 1354
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Re: rear wheel bearing retainer

Machining to accept a second bearing.........well thats really fine and a proper way to do it, but not so quick and dirty. I might leave that as the ultimate recourse but will try something easier first...esp since i'm an "easy rider" and relatively short distances, no racing these days. T...
by PeoB50
Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: rear wheel bearing retainer
Replies: 15
Views: 1354
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Re: rear wheel bearing retainer

Great! I'll check it out right now.
Thanks,
Tom
by PeoB50
Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: rear wheel bearing retainer
Replies: 15
Views: 1354
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Re: rear wheel bearing retainer

Thanks for the replies. Looked at it again and yes, almighty Minety, you're right the bore has worn and i have about 0.003 to 0.004" clearance between brg OD and hub ID. So how to salvage? I can fit strips of feeler gages in there and loctite both sides. What else do they do? With the hub being...
by PeoB50
Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: rear wheel bearing retainer
Replies: 15
Views: 1354
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Re: rear wheel bearing retainer

Thanks Minety, appreciate it.
Malcward: yes it looks just like your photo.
Got any words of wisdom for me...i'm all ears!
Tom
by PeoB50
Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: rear wheel bearing retainer
Replies: 15
Views: 1354
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rear wheel bearing retainer

Asked this on the rear brake thread but only got one response. Seems like a good response from BSA-WM20 but want to check further. I removed rear wheel to switch to a smaller rear sprocket and noticed the bearing retainer on the brake side (dished and threaded one w/ the 4 little holes for special t...
by PeoB50
Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:21 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Rear Brake
Replies: 30
Views: 3673
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Re: Rear wheel bearing retainer

Hi Chris Was searching for something on the rear wheel bearing retainer for my '73 B50 and found this thread but not much else. I removed the rear wheel on my freshly rebuilt bike to replace the sprocket w/ a smaller one and discovered that the bearing retainer (brake side, dished retainer w/ 4 litt...
by PeoB50
Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Fins and the people that like them shinny
Replies: 7
Views: 614
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Re: Fins and the people that like them shinny

Ever try a convolute wheel? Sure was easy and did a great job on the fin edges on mine.
Tom
by PeoB50
Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: quick ques on needle position?
Replies: 4
Views: 431
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Re: quick ques on needle position?

Thanks much Steve....for the only serious answer i got on this one.
Tom
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by PeoB50
Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:45 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: quick ques on needle position?
Replies: 4
Views: 431
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quick ques on needle position?

When they say needle position 1 do they mean using the top groove(leanest, needle lowest) or the bottom groove(richest, needle highest). With the Amal it only has three grooves so position 2 is obviously the middle one. But whick is position 1 ????? thks, Tom ps: yes, i gave up on the JRC and went b...
by PeoB50
Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:10 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: X-O-ring chain tool
Replies: 23
Views: 2788
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Re: X-O-ring chain tool

Cool!
thanks much Steve,
Tom
by PeoB50
Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 1967 B44 Victor 441 - colorado's project
Replies: 50
Views: 9436
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Re: 1967 B44 Victor 441 - colorado's project

Looks like a redneck something. But he's from Canada!
He must be poking fun at my heavy flywheel story.
I'll get even :-)
Tom
by PeoB50
Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 1967 B44 Victor 441 - colorado's project
Replies: 50
Views: 9436
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Re: 1967 B44 Victor 441 - colorado's project

Glad to hear you searched this forum....its amazing! My items to you were just off the top of my head areas where i had problems. No where near a list of all the great advice available in this forum. And am i to assume your lack or response means you're not going to add 8 pounds of Mallory to your f...
by PeoB50
Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 1967 B44 Victor 441 - colorado's project
Replies: 50
Views: 9436
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Re: 1967 B44 Victor 441 - colorado's project

a couple of items from my recent , but limited, experience building my B50: - Stans "Blueprinting the gearbox" under "Tech" section is invaluable Definitely worth doing IMO. - Adding an oil filter worth the effort. - Your bush and o-ring on the comp relief, excellent! mine leaks ...
by PeoB50
Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 1967 B44 Victor 441 - colorado's project
Replies: 50
Views: 9436
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Re: 1967 B44 Victor 441 - colorado's project

Amazing documentation of your project.......really cool! Are you a professional photographer too? Since you are building more of a torquer you might find what I did to my flywheels interesting/amusing. Mine is a local street tracker/chugger. I don't now how to give you the direct link but just look ...
by PeoB50
Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: pulling, pulling on inner cover!
Replies: 32
Views: 2294
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Re: pulling, pulling on inner cover!

thanks for the info, Jime. I had already touched base w/ Ed, a great resource. Think you're right about the gremlins! in addition to other things. I finally got mine working after welding on the quadrant to reduce its travel a bit and than grinding on the ramp between the notches for 3rd and 4th gea...
by PeoB50
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:42 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 shift fork rollers
Replies: 1
Views: 450
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B50 shift fork rollers

The selector fork rollers are on a pin with the pin peened over a washer to hold them on. Ques: is the washer supposed to be free to rotate? and does it matter if it does or doesn't? I have one that does and one that doesn't. Rupert says you don't want excessive sideplay of the rollers on the pins.....
by PeoB50
Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:43 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: head nut re-torque
Replies: 15
Views: 1328
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Re: head nut re-torque

Good point, hhh, about the dynamic vs. static torque.
Party on,
Tom
by PeoB50
Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: Unspecified
Topic: How To Remove Inner Timing Cover
Replies: 1
Views: 1442
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How To Remove Inner Timing Cover

There's some confusion about this that hopefully i can clear up. You can get into the tranny from the right side, w/o messing w/ the primary side, and do lots of things as long as the mainshaft is still left in place (to remove the mainshaft you do have to remove the clutch to get it out). There are...
by PeoB50
Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: head nut re-torque
Replies: 15
Views: 1328
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Re: head nut re-torque

Thanks much Beat. Cozza, and Midgie!
Good to know its not abnormal!
And i will check and reset the valve lash, good point!
Skippy: I think i got about a half a turn on the nuts to get them back to spec.
Tom
by PeoB50
Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:05 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: head nut re-torque
Replies: 15
Views: 1328
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head nut re-torque

Just wondering if it is normal to have to re-torque the head nuts on a recently rebuilt B50 engine. After only break-in miles on mine i checked them and they did relax a bit so i re-torqued them to spec. I know some motors do this and some don't. Just wondering about the B50. What say ye B50 gurus??...
by PeoB50
Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:44 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: pulling, pulling on inner cover!
Replies: 32
Views: 2294
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Re: pulling, pulling on inner cover!

Steve and Minety Thanks for the responses! Well I've had the inner cover off and on 3 times now. I dont know why but it is working now. Propping the rear wheel off the floor and rotating it just a bit allows me to hand shift thru all 4 gears and neutral over and over. Good news it works, bad news i ...
by PeoB50
Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: pulling, pulling on inner cover!
Replies: 32
Views: 2294
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Re: pulling, pulling on inner cover!

Good to hear from you, Steve: Guess what...my daughter just move to Melbourne. she was transferred there with General Mills. They have 3 plants in Australia and headquarters for the regional subsidiary. She was quite excited about it and expects to be there 8 mos. to a year. Just hope she adapts to ...

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