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by ringding
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Exeter Trial 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 814
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Re: Exeter Trial 2020

Top skills Ian!
by ringding
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: The Beast Of Minety
Replies: 419
Views: 78131
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Re: The Beast Of Minety

That's a proper shed!
by ringding
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B44 on the cheap!
Replies: 34
Views: 2771
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Re: B44 on the cheap!

Excellent!! :thumb
by ringding
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: 1967 7" Headlight Wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 1204
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Re: 1967 7" Headlight Wanted

You had it made especially for you? I think it'll probably be cheaper for me to get my one stripped and rechromed.
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by ringding
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Misfiring while driving. Starts and idles Okay
Replies: 14
Views: 2115
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Re: Misfiring while driving. Starts and idles Okay

I've had a similar misfire experience twice, both of which were traced to electrical shorts where the loom had chafed on the frame or body work. Once you've eliminated some of the things suggested above, if you still have the fault, then it might be worth going over the loom to check its condition.
by ringding
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: 1967 7" Headlight Wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 1204
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Re: 1967 7" Headlight Wanted

I was looking for one a while back with no luck. If you find a source then please let me know! Cheers!
by ringding
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Electric Start
Replies: 631
Views: 131689
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Re: Electric Start

I doff my cap to you Beat. Great achievement!
:ok
by ringding
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Suppliers and New Products
Topic: Nova Racing?
Replies: 6
Views: 1973
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Re: Nova Racing?

They have a good reputation in rd lc circles for making cogs and gears for gearboxes. I've not used them myself.
by ringding
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: New Year's Day Meeting 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 4226
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Re: New Year's Day Meeting 2019

Despite me thinking I had the day to do as I please I can't make it. We have visitors arriving mid morning for the day. Maybe next year!
by ringding
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: Breakdown...
Replies: 8
Views: 5902
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Re: Breakdown...

It seems to have been two things, a tired old battery and a leak to earth in the dip switch on the handle bars. I think the oil leak is only from the shaking the engine got from the backfires loosening the fittings. Will have to wait until the shops are open after Christmas to get the bits I need so...
by ringding
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: Breakdown...
Replies: 8
Views: 5902
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Re: Breakdown...

Thanks. I'll check for that too.
by ringding
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: Breakdown...
Replies: 8
Views: 5902
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Re: Breakdown...

I don't know. We are actually as home for a change so it's possible. Do you have to be a member?
by ringding
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: Breakdown...
Replies: 8
Views: 5902
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Re: Breakdown...

I'll start the full diagnosis this evening. Definitely got fuel, but it's wet and miserable so I'm cowering in a bus shelter whilst I wait 2hrs for recovery (based on their estimate). I'm hoping the oil is just a coincidence too, but I don't really believe in them. The boss is away today so I don't ...
by ringding
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: Breakdown...
Replies: 8
Views: 5902
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Breakdown...

I suppose it was going to happen at some point. The Barracuda has disgraced herself and stranded me at the road side. First time in 8yrs. Had a misfire come on out of nowhere. I had something similar before which was a wire chafed through in the head light shell so hoped it would be that again. It's...
by ringding
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: This Forum
Topic: Re: Forum Down
Replies: 15
Views: 5579
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Re: Forum Down

Rickard, No apology necessary. These things happen and if it wasn't for your efforts we wouldn't have this nice community in the first place. Cheers. Paul.
by ringding
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Be careful what you wish for
Replies: 28
Views: 6177
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Re: Be careful what you wish for

I agree, and also because we enjoy it too, despite the occasional frustrations. The sense of satisfaction I get from taking something that doesn't work, or doesn't work well, stripping and rebuilding it to how it should be is immense. Something I'm trying to show my to boys, so they appreciate how t...
by ringding
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Be careful what you wish for
Replies: 28
Views: 6177
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Re: Be careful what you wish for

Project bikes, why do we do it to ourselves! ;-) I used Roger at RTS a few years ago for my Barracuda when it needed a bottom end rebuild. I was very pleased with the outcome, it was oil tight (and still is) and runs very sweetly. Motivation for using RTS over anyone else was that I could drive ther...
by ringding
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: How to get the LH footpeg off?
Replies: 7
Views: 2062
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Re: How to get the LH footpeg off?

I saw this thread too late to make a helpful contribution, so instead I'll settle for reassuring you that I went through the same learning process with mine!
:lol:
by ringding
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bit short of cash tried to sell the B50
Replies: 9
Views: 4347
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Re: Bit short of cash tried to sell the B50

:laugh

Thanks! That has brightened up an otherwise dull day for me! :thumb
by ringding
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Suppliers and New Products
Topic: New petrol tank
Replies: 3
Views: 1680
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Re: New petrol tank

Thanks. Have you used them yourself?
by ringding
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Suppliers and New Products
Topic: New petrol tank
Replies: 3
Views: 1680
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New petrol tank

Not a B50 question, but it is for a BSA! My Dad has a 57 A7 Shooting Star, which he bought in 62. He'd like a new tank for it as the existing one has had dents beaten out of it so many times it's starting to feel a little flimsy. He did buy one, made in India I think, from a UK bike shop but the qua...
by ringding
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: christmas time
Replies: 13
Views: 3318
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Re: christmas time

Man.
by ringding
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: 18 bhp
Replies: 12
Views: 3052
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Re: 18 bhp

Great video! I enjoyed that, thanks. <200
by ringding
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Frame stamping
Replies: 7
Views: 1832
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Re: Frame stamping

Hi jango. I wasn't aware of that!
Oh well it is done now.
by ringding
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Frame stamping
Replies: 7
Views: 1832
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Re: Frame stamping

All done...
...it definitely isn't too neat! :oops:
by ringding
Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Suppliers and New Products
Topic: Wheel builders...
Replies: 3
Views: 1612
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Re: Wheel builders...

Thanks both. Ian, fishponds would be good. I know a powder coater I've used before if they don't do it themselves. Just after the least hassle approach for a change!

The question then becomes what sort of rims and spokes. Standard sizes but chrome, alloy, stainless?

I'll look Charlies up.
by ringding
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Frame stamping
Replies: 7
Views: 1832
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Re: Frame stamping

Thanks both. An ebay order and a 4-pack it will be then! :lol:
by ringding
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Suppliers and New Products
Topic: Wheel builders...
Replies: 3
Views: 1612
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Wheel builders...

The Barracuda is on it's original rims and pokes (as far as I can tell) and they are starting to look at bit ropey. Does anyone have recommendations for a wheel builder in the Bristol area. I'd prefer to be able to drop them off, would like the hubs blasted an powder coated at the same time. Cheers.
by ringding
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Frame stamping
Replies: 7
Views: 1832
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Frame stamping

My Barracuda didn't have a frame number when I bought it (7yrs ago). I believe it had a replacement frame, that never got marked up. The surface on the frame looks original, i.e. it's not had numbers ground off. Bizarrely, after passing it every year the MOT man gave me a warning this year saying I ...
by ringding
Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: H---a K1 350 Engine parts
Replies: 3
Views: 1808
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Re: H---a K1 350 Engine parts

In the UK David Silver Spares might be worth a try. They're a H*nda specialist. In The Netherlands there is www.csmnl.com. I used them a lot for obscure parts on a H*nda restoration. Expensive shipping though. In the states there is www.ohiocycle.com. They have a horde of spares for old hondas but t...
by ringding
Sun Nov 06, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Brake drum skim: where to go?
Replies: 40
Views: 7980
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Re: Brake drum skim: where to go?

Crikey. Was that really 18mths ago?!
Completely forgot to add anything to the thread.
I'm very pleased. The drums were nicely machined and the oval completely removed. Now the shoes are fully bedded in I'm sure that the old girl stops quicker than she ever has before!
I'd certainly recommend.
by ringding
Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Economy
Replies: 32
Views: 5685
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Re: Economy

I get between 75mpg and 85mpg from my Barracuda, depending on how hard I thrash it. Makes the commute all the more satisfying, to know I'm having fun and getting good economy to boot!
by ringding
Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: Thieves using Tracking Devices!
Replies: 2
Views: 1618
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Re: Thieves using Tracking Devices!

I've always been fairly blasé about the risk of theft from my garage, but have started to take it a bit more seriously now. We had some bathroom fitters in recently and they had to access the garage. One of them complemented me on a 'nice collection of bikes' quite a few times. Whilst I don't distru...
by ringding
Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: Stolen - The IHO. 1966 B44 Victor Enduro...
Replies: 8
Views: 2756
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Re: Stolen - The IHO. 1966 B44 Victor Enduro...

Glad you got it back Ian!
I keep meaning to fit some ground anchors in my garage, to chain the bikes to each night. I'd have to hide all the tools I keep in there though so that they can't be used to remove the chains!
by ringding
Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: New Years Day meetings?
Replies: 9
Views: 3327
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Re: New Years Day meetings?

thanks for the suggestions. I was after something a bit closer to Dad though (Southampton way). Whilst he's up for the riding he has a hard job convincing Mum that he's well enough to go on longer rides! I've trawled the VMCC site and can't find any of their runs closer to him (well between him and ...
by ringding
Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: New Years Day meetings?
Replies: 9
Views: 3327
Flag: Great Britain

New Years Day meetings?

Evening, Just wondering if there are any new years days meetings in the south west? Quite fancy a ride out with the old man over the holiday and thought there might be some events on that we could go participate in. A quick trawl of the internet hasn't turned up anything promising. Anyone on here ha...
by ringding
Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: This Forum
Topic: Engine builder
Replies: 17
Views: 4492
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Re: Engine builder

Hmmmm, I can't remember exactly but it was something like £600. Full crank rebuild, replaced some gearbox parts that were worn, new primary chain and a host of other bits that I can't now recall! I'm not easily parted from my cash, but I would do it again.
by ringding
Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: This Forum
Topic: Engine builder
Replies: 17
Views: 4492
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Re: Engine builder

I usually do my own rebuilds, I enjoy the challenge, but last year had too many things on the go. I got the C25 engine rebuilt by RTS racing. Mainly as they seemed to have a good reputation, and were close enough to drive the engine to (don't trust the post with something so precious!). I was really...
by ringding
Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: BSA paranoia: camplate leaf spring?
Replies: 6
Views: 1818
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Re: BSA paranoia: camplate leaf spring?

Yes! :lol:

But I feel like a bit of a chump too! :lol:
by ringding
Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: BSA paranoia: camplate leaf spring?
Replies: 6
Views: 1818
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Re: BSA paranoia: camplate leaf spring?

:oops:
Well I sussed out what was causing the rattle. It was the shock shroud on the rear suspension. I could have sworn it was coming from the gearbox! Paranoia indeed!
:oops: