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by beezergeezer
Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:31 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: suspicious speedometer
Replies: 15
Views: 2267

<216 oh! my! do spurs make 'em compliant or more active? a mechanical joey ? like a mechanical bull ? If'en we can get wheels 'n a set 'o handlebars on it, it'll be a fine ENDURO machine ! :cool:
by beezergeezer
Thu Mar 29, 2007 1:37 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: suspicious speedometer
Replies: 15
Views: 2267

<216 Goodness sakes, Roady; why would anyone think otherwise? Is your girl friend really named "Joey" ? :roll:
by beezergeezer
Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:40 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: suspicious speedometer
Replies: 15
Views: 2267

:oops: M-I-N-E-T-Y ! ( that isn't a real word, is it ? I thought not ! :grin:
by beezergeezer
Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:36 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: suspicious speedometer
Replies: 15
Views: 2267

<216 careful you dont hurt yourself, Mintey. Must have been a slow week, over there, eh, what? The 'geezer has spoken ! :cool: :cool: :cool:
by beezergeezer
Sun Mar 18, 2007 5:11 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: how to ship frame from usa
Replies: 15
Views: 1970

<216 Yet another thought on this subject. Have you an acquantance in the U.S. military near by? If so, check with them about receiving the frame. Back in the dark ages, military personnel paid postage only to the U. S. coast. the rest was free, courtesey Unka' Sam. May have changed by now, but worth...
by beezergeezer
Sun Mar 18, 2007 4:08 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: how to ship frame from usa
Replies: 15
Views: 1970

<216 Dang ! I keep remembering or forgetting; which is it? I'd make the cuts just ahead of the seat lug, and below the engine. I believe this would make for easier assembly. Regards
by beezergeezer
Sun Mar 18, 2007 4:05 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: how to ship frame from usa
Replies: 15
Views: 1970

<216 Oh, yeah....make the cuts with a tubing cutter. Makes nice clean cut. Good luck. Geezer :grin:
by beezergeezer
Sun Mar 18, 2007 4:03 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: how to ship frame from usa
Replies: 15
Views: 1970

<216 Bill......cut the back bone; it's just a tube. you can weld it back, easily. probably turn out to be the strongest, most leak free part of the whole blasted machine! Geezer :grin: :grin:
by beezergeezer
Sun Mar 18, 2007 1:11 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: questionable quality control
Replies: 11
Views: 1540

:roll: : My neighbor walked into my shop today while I was assaulting the pocked complexion of my hub, took one look at it and remarked, "someone really got carried away with the mold release, didn't thet"? HA! ...Varlets and scoundrels they wuz ! :mad: :mad:
by beezergeezer
Sun Mar 18, 2007 1:03 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: how to ship frame from usa
Replies: 15
Views: 1970

<216 Bill, did you check with the post office concerning slow boat mail? Personally, I wouldn't hesitate a minute to cut the sucker in two and weld it back after transit. (if I really, really NEEDED one real bad). Shouldn't be difficult, at all. Good luck, mate! :smile: :smile:
by beezergeezer
Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:37 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: how to ship frame from usa
Replies: 15
Views: 1970

:grin: :grin: :grin: Hello, Bill The U. S. postal length plus girth IS---TA-DA---yer height (length) plus--yer waist (girth). or---once along-plus-once around. Same frame cost me about $50 from new england to south-central states. Shipment by slow boat should be do-able through one of the options yo...
by beezergeezer
Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:23 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: questionable quality control
Replies: 11
Views: 1540

<216 Thanks, Chobbler. I have often wondered why people who actually built these things didnt speak up when we ask our silly questions. Under similar circumstance, I too, would remain silent. Did management of Birmingham Small Arms actually single-handedly scuttle the British motorcycle industry? Ce...
by beezergeezer
Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:51 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: questionable quality control
Replies: 11
Views: 1540

<216 Fair question, Costa.....did any of the hubs come from the factory with a polished finish? (I honestly dont know) :???:
by beezergeezer
Fri Mar 16, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: questionable quality control
Replies: 11
Views: 1540

<216 I agree wholeheartedly with both of you. I'm sure THEY knew what they were doing at ALL levels; and that was; putting parts into production that were clearly rejects. I wonder what other suspect measures they effected. Yes, I'm beating a dead horse. (it died of shame!) :cry: :cry:
by beezergeezer
Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:42 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: questionable quality control
Replies: 11
Views: 1540

questionable quality control

<216 In preperation for polishing a front conical hub, removal of the paint on two different hubs reveals a finish that would have been rejected in an Russian wheel barrow factory ! Is this the expected, or am I just unlucky? :???:
by beezergeezer
Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:17 pm
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: Just takes one to spoil it
Replies: 8
Views: 2339

:mad: :cry: :???: Mark; rest assured, pushy people will push as far as permitted. Very few will follow through with their threats. A butt stomping heals immediately; damaged pride and loss of self-respect lasts FOREVER. Be sure you are right, stand your ground and to hell with concequence! Posted wi...
by beezergeezer
Mon Mar 05, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Piston weight per compression ratio
Replies: 36
Views: 6113

:grin: :grin: Thanks for your toleration, Ed.************even a blind hog (me) finds an acorn, now and then. Regards to all, 'Geezer :lol:
by beezergeezer
Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Piston weight per compression ratio
Replies: 36
Views: 6113

<216 Bear with me on this one, Ed. I'm trying to recall info. that I have'nt used in decades....The mass is manifesting itself in a vertical plane as the piston/rod ass'y. moves up and down.....but because the weight of the piston/little end of the rod does not move in the orbit of the flywheel, the...
by beezergeezer
Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:25 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Piston weight per compression ratio
Replies: 36
Views: 6113

<216 I thought the percentage ratio applied to engine balancing had to do with splitting the verticle ahd horizontal balance factors; in as much as both can't be completely balanced at the same time. Am I wrong, again? :???: :???:
by beezergeezer
Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:35 am
Forum: News
Topic: Inflation runs amuk !
Replies: 9
Views: 1464

<216 I may be in the wrong crowd. I dont have that kind of money......maybe thats why I dont have it ? :roll: :???:
by beezergeezer
Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:44 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Piston weight per compression ratio
Replies: 36
Views: 6113

:shock: :???: O.K. Roadplough ! I was up all night on this one, but I believe I have it figured. Using a most advanced form of arithmatic, I have proven (to my own satisfaction) HEAVY PISTONS WEIGH MORE THAN LIGHT ONES.Also; the confession ratio is dependant on the method(s) of interrigation. I had ...
by beezergeezer
Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:32 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: speeodometor-identity crisis
Replies: 0
Views: 664

speeodometor-identity crisis

:?: I have this speedometerwith the I.D. numbers SM2001/07---made in U.K. on the face.60mm body totaly encased (except lens) in rubber, no bezel.early '70's BSA/Tri. probably. what bike(s) does it fit? Thank you.
by beezergeezer
Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Powder coating
Replies: 12
Views: 2094

:grin: BY jove, Nigel !........ I "ave it !!! OOps; sorry..thot I wer talkin' to me son-in-law. Anyway.... what ya' dooo is wrap the 'ead of yer oil fill thingy with alyou--minimun foil, screw 'er down so's none yer threads can be comprimised by the plastic stuff, and then..."Bobs yer uncle" ! Dont ...
by beezergeezer
Sun Feb 25, 2007 7:54 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Powder coating
Replies: 12
Views: 2094

<216 Chobbler, I'm all but positive Eastwoods has the plugs and tape. BUT try simply running a suitably sized expendable bolt into each hole for a couple of turns. you can whiz around it with that ever-so-sharp knife we all have laying around the shop. (?) The oil fill orfice may present a challenge...
by beezergeezer
Sun Feb 25, 2007 7:16 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Powder coating
Replies: 12
Views: 2094

powder coating

Good point, Brid.After grit-blasting my frame, I suspended it from shop ceiling, filled it with kerosine, shook the bejabbers out of it, let it hang unmolested for a couple of days; drained, repeated until I got clean kerosine. I'm not positive, but It may be possible to "spot" powder coated surface...
by beezergeezer
Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:57 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Powder coating
Replies: 12
Views: 2094

<216 :roll: Be sure that's what you want, Chobbler ( and the color ).You wont like removing it at all. I just finished stripping a hub, and belive me, if I didn't have a grit/bead blast cabinet, I would have thrown it away. I cant see where "grit" would be a problem. Juat plug or tape the holes. In ...
by beezergeezer
Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:41 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: suspicious speedometer
Replies: 15
Views: 2267

:razz: I wound'nt touch that line with an 8 ft. pipe ! :roll:
by beezergeezer
Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 cylinder compression
Replies: 8
Views: 1147

:razz: I have'nt been excited for so long, I've forgotten how it feels !............I should post you, Roady. but I'm saving it for some reason I seem to have forgotten. (?).....Retread :roll:
by beezergeezer
Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:08 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: suspicious speedometer
Replies: 15
Views: 2267

:smile: Thanks for your replys, guys. It's the speedo. I need. I do have one small bracket and several large ones.Does the small units come with the total rubber enclosure? Mine seems to have been sealed in. :roll: "Geezer
by beezergeezer
Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:17 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: suspicious speedometer
Replies: 15
Views: 2267

suspicious speedometer

:?: :?: :?: Help ! I have a dead speedometer, BSA lineage, I suspect, small, totaly enclosed in rubber, 60mm body dia. fitted in typical early '70 mtg. bracket. Probably from a 250. What year? Part no. ? are they hard to access? I'd like to have a good one for my B50 street tracker project. any idea...
by beezergeezer
Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:06 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 cylinder compression
Replies: 8
Views: 1147

:oops: I need typing lesons !
by beezergeezer
Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:04 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 cylinder compression
Replies: 8
Views: 1147

No, jgreal. the pressure isn't cumlutive. You can kick it 40 times and you only shoe=w the highest reading from whichever kick that caused it. :grin: Give it a whirl, son . This ain't no nuclear powered submarine. :roll: Sic 'em Geezer
by beezergeezer
Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:59 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 cylinder compression
Replies: 8
Views: 1147

:roll: I hear you, Mark. leak-down kits are rather expensive in relation to the amount of use they get. I forgot to mention: in leau of this leak-down thingy, you can put about half a swallow of 30w down the sparking tube (?) hole, and take another reading. If you grt a significant increase.....prob...
by beezergeezer
Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 cylinder compression
Replies: 8
Views: 1147

cylinder cranking pressure

<216 O. K. here's how I see it....air cleaner off...throttle wide open.... pressure guage in place...kick 'er over 3-4 times as rapidly as possible....hope for a reading around 150 lbs. A good pressure gage may have an adapter to hook a air line into cylinder via spark plug hole. with both valves cl...
by beezergeezer
Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Inflation runs amuk !
Replies: 9
Views: 1464

cheapskates

:roll: If BSA could 'a/would'a laid down a paint job like this, they might have been in bid'ness longer.....I wonder how much body putty's under there ??? :roll: "Geezer
by beezergeezer
Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Off with his head
Replies: 18
Views: 3106

:grin: Hello, Mr Mike ......the older I get, the faster I was.........Re/ port modification......apparrently, a multi-angle (the more angles, the better) valve job is a MAJOR portion of port modification. This and the smoothing and blending of the area immediately beneath the valve (bowl) renders th...
by beezergeezer
Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Inflation runs amuk !
Replies: 9
Views: 1464

<216 This is part of the package, Roady. The rear wheel went for $565 plus over $50 for postage . 'ang on to yer nappies , lads ! :shock: :???: "geezer
by beezergeezer
Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:38 am
Forum: News
Topic: Inflation runs amuk !
Replies: 9
Views: 1464

Inflation runs amuk !

<216 Some high-roller (s) has just dropped around eleven hundred dollars on ebay for a wheel,two fenders and a tank. All new, but GOSH ALL GEE WHIZ DANG, fellers........... :shock: 'geezer.
by beezergeezer
Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Off with his head
Replies: 18
Views: 3106

:grin: Bye-the-bye, Beezermac..... the first 10 0/0 of the job is definitely the more important.......try dooin' the last 10 0/0 without it. :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:
by beezergeezer
Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:36 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Off with his head
Replies: 18
Views: 3106

:grin: :grin: Some texture on the port walls promotes turbulance which encourages fuel suspension (good thing). I dont know if this is a valid point for such a short intake runner. (side-bar) back in the dark ages a guy (California, probably) turned the head 180 degrees on a Triumph twin, fabricated...