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by SteveS
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: GPS Speedometer
Replies: 11
Views: 986
Flag: England

Re: GPS Speedometer

Hi John

I didn't see that, thanks for pointing it out.
by SteveS
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: GPS Speedometer
Replies: 11
Views: 986
Flag: England

Re: GPS Speedometer

. Hi Tom . Can you provide any further update on the performance of the GPS speedo? Thinking of getting one for my latest project but concerned about how easily the signal is picked up as the antennae is meant to have 'clear view of sky'. . This is the one I'm thinking of getting with built in tach...
by SteveS
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: B65 Mongrel
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Flag: England

Re: B65 Mongrel

. Afternoon all . Found another local powder coating company that have done a much better job of finishing the wheels :grin: . Wheels shod with new tyres.JPG . I wasn't sure about the original source of the wheels. Thought they could be Lester, Cambray, Morris. Thanks to Paul (Beesa71) for confirmi...
by SteveS
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Black box silencer - finish??
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Flag: England

Re: Black box silencer - finish??

Hi Malc Yes I was aware about the black chrome on the exhaust pipes. :thumb I seem to remember reading that BSA invested a fortune on the plant to carry out the process. It produced a lovely finish which is hard to replicate. Thanks eebTR7, both the silencers have the curved outlet pipe so are from ...
by SteveS
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Black box silencer - finish??
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Flag: England

Black box silencer - finish??

. Hi . Received delivery of a second hand black box silencer a couple of days ago, purported to be off a B50SS 1972. On first glance it looked like the black finish had come off in places showing the bare steel beneath but upon closer inspection it looks like the silencer is plated, possibly unpoli...
by SteveS
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 295
Views: 64438
Flag: England

Re: Star

Speedy recovery Beat
by SteveS
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: B65 Mongrel
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Flag: England

Re: B65 Mongrel

. Some better news, the engine arrived from Michigan US via Barrow-in-Furness :grin: Sent over in a container. . A65 Crated Motor.JPG . At some point I will need to strip the motor so I can get the front engine mount fixed. I've got a good set of A65 crankcases which I could use as a donor but I wi...
by SteveS
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: B65 Mongrel
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Flag: England

Re: B65 Mongrel

. Got both the wheels blasted prior to powder coating. This identified a problem with rear wheel :roll: . Rear wheel blasted exposing damaged sprocket mounts.JPG . Milled out the damage and then welded by the local expert. Also repaired a crack in the bearing housing . Welding completed.JPG . Local...
by SteveS
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Aluminium rear brake plate for conical hub
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Flag: England

Re: Aluminium rear brake plate for conical hub

Thanks to Ian and others, the postie should be delivering my brake plate very soon :smile:

Many thanks
by SteveS
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: B65 Mongrel
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Flag: England

Re: B65 Mongrel

Gerry, I've got a spare B50T frame (damaged) if you're interested.

Malc, yes interesting mod. Looks like the PO had trouble removing the front engine bolt so took a BFH to it :shock:
by SteveS
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: B65 Mongrel
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Flag: England

B65 Mongrel

. For various reasons I've had to temporarily abandon my other project so decided to proceed with another idea using various parts I've accumulated over the years. I've put this in 'Off topic' as it's got a twin engine . bsa b50 b 50 ss frame.jpg . A65 motor.jpg . Showa Forks.jpg . Y*maha Monoshock...
by SteveS
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Aluminium rear brake plate for conical hub
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Flag: England

Aluminium rear brake plate for conical hub

Hi Anyone got a rear brake plate to suit oif models with conical hub they are willing to sell? Prepared to take a damaged one as long as it's not too bad. Prefer a B50/B25 type but would consider the A65 type with the extended boss. If you've got the brake shoes, springs, spindles etc. all the bette...
by SteveS
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 valve lifter to bare casting.
Replies: 28
Views: 1080
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Re: B50 valve lifter to bare casting.

Hi Gerry

Was it this discussion?
by SteveS
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 oil pressure switch removal
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Flag: England

Re: B50 oil pressure switch removal

Just pulled the plug out of a spare B50 inner cover. Definitely a tapered thread. My thread gauge jumps from 26 tpi to 28 tpi. My eyesight is too poor to check tpi accurately but I would say the 26 tpi is a better fit than the 28. 1/8bspt is 28tpi, npt is 27tpi, taper is 3/4" per foot for both threa...
by SteveS
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 oil pressure switch removal
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Flag: England

Re: B50 oil pressure switch removal

Hi Phil Part number is 70-9526 and I believe the thread is 1/8" bspt. Yes. :thumb just found a previous thread here confirming details. You should be able to find a source for the plug fairly easily. Here's a nice shiny one 1/8" BSPT Male Stainless Steel Countersunk End Plug Internal Hex Head Socket...
by SteveS
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B50SS/B50T wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Flag: England

Re: B50SS/B50T wanted

Hi Chris Sorry I've misled you about the B50T. I missed a word out in my post. Should have included the word frame - Now corrected The main backbone of the frame is ok but looks like the bottom right of the frame hit a stationary object, several brackets bent or broken. Not sure how you get round th...
by SteveS
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: LOBE 2 20-21
Replies: 39
Views: 3331
Flag: England

Re: LOBE 2 20-21

Hi Beat

Amazing as ever. Sorry if you have said already, but not clear what you will do with the engine, MX, road?

There is a hydraulic clutch conversion for the Triumph Twins, may be worth a look? See here.
by SteveS
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B50SS/B50T wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Flag: England

Re: B50SS/B50T wanted

. Hi Chris, welcome You will end up spending more money than you plan on any project so get the basics in place and build from there. If you do ever end up selling your project you will recover more of your investment if it's matching numbers. From my experience wait for the right bike to come alon...
by SteveS
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25SS Burning Oil
Replies: 28
Views: 743
Flag: England

Re: B25SS Burning Oil

smooth as silk
I think you need to run a glazebuster down the barrel

My money is on Momus
Change the oil, give it a flogging for a few miles and see how that goes.
:thumb
I'd take that old beast out and give it an absolute caning for a few miles. Chances are the rings will seat.
:thumb
by SteveS
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: NVT - Advice
Replies: 24
Views: 9339
Flag: England

Re: NVT - Advice

Thanks Paul :thumb
by SteveS
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: Registering an historic BSA
Replies: 9
Views: 1447
Flag: England

Re: Registering an historic BSA

Hi Basil

Glad you got it sorted :thumb

I've gone for the pressed black and silver on the A65 as the yellow doesn't look right to me. In my opinion you can get away with the yellow on the oif models as they look more modern in my eyes
by SteveS
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: Registering an historic BSA
Replies: 9
Views: 1447
Flag: England

Re: Registering an historic BSA

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Hi Basil

Have you got any further with the DVLA?

I got my docs returned today. I guess it's taken a bit longer than usual because of the Covid-19 situation but at least in my case the application has been approved
by SteveS
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Speedometer Cable Lube?
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Flag: England

Re: Speedometer Cable Lube?

. Hi Jeff I believe you are meant to use a light grease as you said but invariably I have used whatever is to hand. Last time I used some gearbox oil (EP90), not noticed any problems. Others may know better. There are a number of BSA's and Triumph's that seem to experience tight bends in the cable ...
by SteveS
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Off-throttle hanging revs
Replies: 25
Views: 1365
Flag: England

Re: Off-throttle hanging revs

. If you mark the points plate before removal so you can put it back in the same position, hopefully you will then be able to lubricate the auto advance in-situ, saving you re-setting the timing. I've had success with WD40 using the spray tube they supply with the can so you can direct it to the ri...
by SteveS
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: BSC-CEI screws
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Flag: England

Re: BSC-CEI screws

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Sorry Gerry. totally ashamed of myself :oops:

I've always used Wellseal jointing compound for the oil pump. It's non hardening and I think shellac based
by SteveS
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: BSC-CEI screws
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Flag: England

Re: BSC-CEI screws

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I know I shouldn't have, but I used 2BA socket headed screws as I couldn't get hold of the BSC 3/16" at the time, loctited in place:
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2BA 31.4 tpi, 0.0319" pitch, angle of thread 47.5 deg, core diameter 0.1469"
BSC 3/16 32tpi, 0.0312" pitch, angle of thread 60 deg, core diameter 0.1542"
by SteveS
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Lock down projects
Replies: 29
Views: 2628
Flag: England

Re: Lock down projects

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Well spotted Gerry :smile: but many a true word spoken in jest. That frame is crying out for a monoshock conversion. Apologies to the purists :oops:
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RD250LC RD350LC Hybrid Rolling Chassis for sale recently on ebay uk.jpg
RD250LC RD350LC Hybrid Rolling Chassis recently for sale on ebay UK
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by SteveS
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: 441 Victor resurection
Replies: 45
Views: 3745
Flag: England

Re: 441 Victor resurection

Hi John / Jeff

That's the one. Compared with other block tread pattern tyres (tires) that I've tried it works fine on the roads here in the UK. Not tried it off road
by SteveS
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: 441 Victor resurection
Replies: 45
Views: 3745
Flag: England

Re: 441 Victor resurection

Hi John

Just checked the tyre but don't see any E or DoT accreditation so may not be road legal :cry: I need to source another block tread 3.00x20 for my WDB40 at some point. Not sure what route to take now
by SteveS
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: 441 Victor resurection
Replies: 45
Views: 3745
Flag: England

Re: 441 Victor resurection

I've always assumed that the left hand thread on the stud was to stop it unwinding from the pressure of the riders foot on the foot peg. I suppose they could have fitted tab washers both ends but what they came up with works but tends to catch out the unwary punter who hasn't read his instruction ma...
by SteveS
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Lapping valves in the real world
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Flag: England

Re: Lapping valves in the real world

Hi Cocker

There will be others that demand perfection but I'd be happy with what you have achieved. Get the bike on the road and enjoy it
by SteveS
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B50 MX Camshaft wanted
Replies: 15
Views: 1254
Flag: England

Re: B50 MX Camshaft wanted

Momus? You seem to be living up to your name As a sharp-tongued spirit of unfair criticism, Momus was eventually expelled from the company of the gods on Mount Olympus. Momus became a by-word for fault-finding, and the saying that if not even he could criticize something then that was the sign of it...
by SteveS
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: T 140 tank on B25/T25
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Flag: England

Re: T 140 tank on B25/T25

Hi Ian A previous contributor on this site did what you are considering - see here . There is a fair bit of cutting an re-modelling required to clear the oil filler location. Also the tank is quite a bit longer so sits a bit too far back in my opinion. I'm planning on doing something similar on anot...
by SteveS
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: Registering an historic BSA
Replies: 9
Views: 1447
Flag: England

Re: Registering an historic BSA

Hi Basil

I will be interested in the responses you get as I have just sent off an application to the DVLA with the same docs as you describe for my A65.

I successfully completed applications for my B50T in Nov 2018 and more recently my A75 in Jan 2020.
by SteveS
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 90
Views: 29008
Flag: England

Re: Typhoon BX60V

Hi eebtr7 That's interesting about bikes getting damaged at sea and returning to the UK. I've not heard that before, although I have read about unsold stock coming back to the UK - see below. The salt water damage may explain why some Y suffix bikes have been so extensively updated with later 69 par...
by SteveS
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Typhoon BX60V
Replies: 90
Views: 29008
Flag: England

Re: Typhoon BX60V

. I've got no further with my main project but atleast the Lightning is back together, just waiting for the BSAOC Vehicle Report so that I can get the bike registered with the DVLA. . A65 Lightning 1967 Right Side View.JPG . P.S. 20/06/2020 Received info back from BSAOC, great service as usual. :th...
by SteveS
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: B50MX CRANKCASES
Replies: 1
Views: 477
Flag: England

Re: B50MX CRANKCASES

by SteveS
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 engineering item and a Piston recommendations?
Replies: 6
Views: 974
Flag: England

Re: B44 engineering item and a Piston recommendations?

Hi Craig Depends how bad the thread is. You could try a 'thread restoring file', plenty on ebay etc. just need to check the thread you have and count the tpi (teeth per inch) so that you purchase the appropriate file. Another way may be to turn a knackered fork oil seal holder into a die by cutting ...
by SteveS
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: A kicker that actually folds away?
Replies: 23
Views: 2313
Flag: England

Re: A kicker that actually folds away?

Hi crankbuster

Which kick start lever is in your clip? It looks a bit like the Triumph T160 type
by SteveS
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 engineering item and a Piston recommendations?
Replies: 6
Views: 974
Flag: England

Re: B44 engineering item and a Piston recommendations?

Hi Ian

Thanks for providing that link to the thread that Stan contributed to, as I was searching for it the other day and couldn't find it :thumb <1011