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by 2manyrides
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Never change the gearbox oil
Replies: 7
Views: 346
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Re: Never change the gearbox oil

I chipped off a tooth like that once. The third gear. You could feel it every revolution.
by 2manyrides
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: ongoing problem/headlight wire
Replies: 20
Views: 1517
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Re: ongoing problem/headlight wire

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Took a photo this morning of the wire as it would like to sit after it had broken. Seems to me that maybe I need to shim out the bottom’s final mounting position.
Ordering new wires today.
by 2manyrides
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: ongoing problem/headlight wire
Replies: 20
Views: 1517
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Re: ongoing problem/headlight wire

I hear you about breaking all the tabs! I have sorted out many through the years. Currently have my original front fender aside due to a front left wire failure. BUT, in 84 when the bike was painted, I painted two sets of body parts. So I am on fender number two now. Yes, there is a factory steel su...
by 2manyrides
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: ongoing problem/headlight wire
Replies: 20
Views: 1517
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Re: ongoing problem/headlight wire

I have never had one break, although I've always been aware of the issue, I've run with and without the internal steel bar and I prefer to run with it as it can stop the headlight shell from cracking around the welded nuts inside the headlamp, which has been the only issue I've had with the origina...
by 2manyrides
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: ongoing problem/headlight wire
Replies: 20
Views: 1517
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Re: ongoing problem/headlight wire

Is it always the same side? Do the bolts line up or do you have to force them to fit. From the picture it looks like the broken sections are not lining up. Chrome plating and rust can induce stress cracks in metal that is under stress or misaligned. Jeff It is the left side that typically breaks fi...
by 2manyrides
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: ongoing problem/headlight wire
Replies: 20
Views: 1517
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Re: ongoing problem/headlight wire

:werd chronic snapping of the wire
by 2manyrides
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: ongoing problem/headlight wire
Replies: 20
Views: 1517
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Re: ongoing problem/headlight wire

It will be a week or more before I even address a few things in the b50ss. But in the interum, I am looking for any one’s insight, experiance, ect, as to what to look for in order to solve this reoccuring breakage I get. I do not feel that my bike’s installation is crooked. My bike has never been in...
by 2manyrides
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: ongoing problem/headlight wire
Replies: 20
Views: 1517
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ongoing problem/headlight wire

I have had an ongoing problem with the breaking of the headlight wire. For years I have just run with a broken one and my custom "splint" on there to hold things together. (Splint equals a short length of vinyl tubing and an electrical "bond lug" over the top of it.) I have been running 30+ years wi...
by 2manyrides
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Locating conical hub rear wheel bearings correctly
Replies: 3
Views: 807
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Re: Locating conical hub rear wheel bearings correctly

Dirty extra wheel there. Hope it is of some help for you. <069
by 2manyrides
Fri May 03, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: April 27th 2019 bsaoc motherlode ride
Replies: 9
Views: 2374
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Re: April 27th 2019 bsaoc motherlode ride

Thank you beat and skippy. Although I never stopped lurking on the message board, I was deprived of riding the bsa.
So...
It’s like I never left.

Had it out yesterday.
by 2manyrides
Thu May 02, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: April 27th 2019 bsaoc motherlode ride
Replies: 9
Views: 2374
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Re: April 27th 2019 bsaoc motherlode ride

As the world moves on there are less of us old blue hairs left to keep up the tradition.

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by 2manyrides
Thu May 02, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: April 27th 2019 bsaoc motherlode ride
Replies: 9
Views: 2374
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April 27th 2019 bsaoc motherlode ride

[youtube]https://youtu.be/YNl9eKYLXlI[/youtube] Hello everybody, you might say I have been away. My bike has had the registration and insurance paid for each year, but had not been ridden since 2014. And with all this sitting around in the garage it wet sumped and required a complete rub down. I kep...
by 2manyrides
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 MX Oil Level ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1632
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Re: B50 MX Oil Level ?

Welcome to the world of wetsumping. Although that is pretty quick! Should make it easier to find.
by 2manyrides
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: gasket question
Replies: 3
Views: 958
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Re: gasket question

There is a primary gasket for the left side.
There are no gaskets for the right side... what-so-ever.
by 2manyrides
Tue May 22, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: frame problems
Replies: 15
Views: 3715
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Re: frame problems

I guess you can see what is done there... Piece of angle iron. 45’s cut out, bent into a u shape. I cleaned up the surface of the lower tree from the original stopper’s mauling. I made my measurements correctly and you can not hit your tank. Just the sound of it when you wap the forks back and forth...
by 2manyrides
Sun May 20, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: frame problems
Replies: 15
Views: 3715
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Re: frame problems

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The fix was easy enough for me, long, long ago. Never a problem since. Saw the old bent metal off and weld over the top of the left over flat sides right and left.
by 2manyrides
Sun May 20, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Rim Locks
Replies: 7
Views: 1821
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Re: Rim Locks

Why bother to fill the hole at all? Speaking of rim locks. Here is an alterative. I have spun avalve stem off the tube with a road only b50, but not with these... https://s5.postimg.cc/gfacrg4ev/IMG_1389.jpg https://s5.postimg.cc/y2g8ebxqv/DSC00055.jpg https://s5.postimg.cc/ngwd2brfb/DSC00056.jpg
by 2manyrides
Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 8" Conical front brake with 21" rim: Any thoughts?
Replies: 42
Views: 5421
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Re: 8" Conical front brake with 21" rim: Any thoughts?

I am really late to this discussion and the subject has changed a bit, but I would like to show my example. Laced up in the late seventies to a sun rim... On one of my SS's turned dirt worthy. Later, in action on the MX. And now quite nicely paired with a sun rim laced to the rear. Old Photos 092 ps...
by 2manyrides
Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50MX chain guide/brake arm
Replies: 4
Views: 1302
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Re: B50MX chain guide/brake arm

I have sawed off the guide on every stay I have. You don't need it. I have not thrown a chain but for once in 1978 when I buried my 70 tooth sprocket in deep, small shale on a very steep uphill single track trail.

I have an MX and an SS with out the guide.
by 2manyrides
Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B 50 MX
Replies: 5
Views: 1328
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Re: B 50 MX

The secret to changing the front sprocket?
Know how...
Tools...
gaskets...
oil draining and refilling...

You have to learn by your own mistakes, or you need a guru to mentor you :lol: :lol:
by 2manyrides
Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:20 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B 50 MX
Replies: 5
Views: 1328
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Re: B 50 MX

I'd have to say that 14X52 would be subjective as to whether it was "best" or not. Variables being riding style, terrain, straight aways ect. One inherent problem with a 4 speed gear box is that gearing's are all trade-off's. Gear it low enough and you loose top speed. Gear it for high speed and you...
by 2manyrides
Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 2nd ride, 2nd breakdown
Replies: 21
Views: 3762
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Re: 2nd ride, 2nd breakdown

17X52 no half link ?
OK, maybe I was wrong about 17X53...
One thing's for sure, you're now geared too low to get out on the freeway much.
But that's great for just bumping around on back streets.
by 2manyrides
Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 2nd ride, 2nd breakdown
Replies: 21
Views: 3762
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Re: 2nd ride, 2nd breakdown

IE, go from 47 to 48 on the back, or go from 17 to 18 on the front. I use 48 on the back, 17 on the front and no half link is needed. I'm using RK gold chain. I had the sprocket made at sprocket specialist in chico and it shipped for 75 bucks. good advice, I'm running a 16 up front. I will move up ...
by 2manyrides
Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 2nd ride, 2nd breakdown
Replies: 21
Views: 3762
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Re: 2nd ride, 2nd breakdown

https://s5.postimg.org/g9cza02qf/1ad.jpg https://s5.postimg.org/jvvj30hlj/DSC01525.jpg https://s5.postimg.org/9zug3dbtj/DSC04118.jpg The sprockets are anodized aluminum. I don't run my chain too tight to avoid stretching it needlessly. But it isn't too loose either. You can see that with 17X48 I am...
by 2manyrides
Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 2nd ride, 2nd breakdown
Replies: 21
Views: 3762
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Re: 2nd ride, 2nd breakdown

Threw the chain! scary for sure. Get rid of that half link with a pin. You will never feel comfortable in your mind riding with that in the back of your head. Reynolds chain kits come with a link and a half, (all in one), that requires you to use two master links. I have some diamond half links new,...
by 2manyrides
Sun May 08, 2016 1:07 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: top end noise
Replies: 5
Views: 1552
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Re: top end noise

loose valve guides ?
cylinder sleeve moving in barrel ?
by 2manyrides
Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: interesting hybrid
Replies: 3
Views: 2500
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interesting hybrid

saw this post for sale on eBay and wanted to share it...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/301802139079

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by 2manyrides
Sun Oct 04, 2015 12:54 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: rear chain advice
Replies: 12
Views: 2448
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Re: rear chain advice

There ya go... Your bike currently has renold chain? The easiest solution to quickly fix your problem. There isn't really that much to worry about. I have never had a problem with one. Using two master links is double the possibilities for a failure. Not to put a scare on, but As I ride I recall bac...
by 2manyrides
Sun Oct 04, 2015 12:42 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: stator air gap adjustment?
Replies: 11
Views: 1838
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Re: stator air gap adjustment?

You have loosened the nuts a bit I suspect???? The holes in the stator have enough slop to allow movement.
by 2manyrides
Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: rear chain advice
Replies: 12
Views: 2448
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Re: rear chain advice

Back to the half links... I have never felt comfortable with the way they go around when your driving. Just seems to be clunky. You can still get renold chain from rabers, they may have half links too. Search eBay for the renold half link kits. I would worry about every mile I rode while using one w...
by 2manyrides
Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:09 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: rear chain advice
Replies: 12
Views: 2448
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Re: rear chain advice

That's the way it is with the stock snail adjusters. The original renold chain on your bike came with a half link at the end of it as a last link. They sell half link kits which require two master links and that will solve the problem "IF" you have renold chain. Diamond used to make half links for t...
by 2manyrides
Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:25 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: questions before trying to start motor
Replies: 40
Views: 6119
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Re: questions before trying to start motor

Another thing that might cause such an explosion is the idle too high or the slide not seating.
I have started with bare feet. But have also blown the original muffler wide open during a repeated attempt to start when something is "off".
by 2manyrides
Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Wanted: Front Exhaust Pipe 1971 B50SS
Replies: 6
Views: 1301
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Re: Wanted: Front Exhaust Pipe 1971 B50SS

You are welcome.... BTW wassel makes a pretty nice chrome pipe. It's identical. But just my luck that I got one where they blew it on the mounting specs. I have never run it yet because of that. I'll have to modify the tab a bit. http://s5.postimg.org/do2e6y7h3/DSC03416.jpg http://s5.postimg.org/a5q...
by 2manyrides
Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Wanted: Front Exhaust Pipe 1971 B50SS
Replies: 6
Views: 1301
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Re: Wanted: Front Exhaust Pipe 1971 B50SS

They are the same.
I currently am running the tr5mx on my ss and the ss on my tr5mx. They fit.
by 2manyrides
Sat Apr 11, 2015 1:31 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: front conical brake cable
Replies: 19
Views: 2980
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Re: front conical brake cable

I once had an opportunity to borrow a friends cable solder pot and made up a bunch of cables for all the replacements on a B50. All was good but for the front brake cable I made for my SS. one word... SPONGE :!:
by 2manyrides
Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: two motors in a twin
Replies: 7
Views: 2717
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two motors in a twin

Thought this might be of some interest. Current ebay listing. 4-8-15 Street or track?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BSA-/1915519089 ... 1551908957 :werd
by 2manyrides
Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B40, How to kick start using the exhaust lifter
Replies: 17
Views: 3347
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Re: B40, How to kick start using the exhaust lifter

My two cents; Over all, you shouldn't have to kick "really hard". The key is to get a full kick rotating the motor through the exhaust stroke and further on to the compression stroke. When these are "right" they many times will fire up while just rotating past TDC. And certainly with these condition...
by 2manyrides
Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: 4 months wasted
Replies: 2
Views: 1482
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Re: 4 months wasted

I feel for you.
I once had the same treatment from a facility called "the wrench" in the end the owner said, "you're just like all the harley guys".

At the time I was having the big bore kit applied to my TR5MX. In the end the service was provided elsewhere.