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by ArielDan
Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 tyres
Replies: 15
Views: 1323
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Re: B50 tyres

I run the K270's front and rear. Have about 250 miles on them so far and I am impressed. Run them at 32psi for the street and 20 for the dirt...Carry a little air pump to change psi out on the road... New Dunlop K70's are made in Indonesia??? 4.00-18 and 3.25-19, but no 3.25/3.50-18 listed. I like t...
by ArielDan
Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 tyres
Replies: 15
Views: 1323
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Re: B50 tyres

This is the absolute maximum for the B50. Both front and rear are 4.50x18...I really like the chunky look :grin:
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by ArielDan
Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:19 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Help installing B50T piston rings (PHOTO)
Replies: 19
Views: 1535
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Re: Help installing B50T piston rings (PHOTO)

Couple of things I do for rings. I soak the piston and rings in oil (30w) overnight. Take them out and let drain for 1 hour on some old rags. The reason for doing this is to insure that oil is behind the rings as it might take some time on your first startup to get to those groves. Yeah it's a bit m...
by ArielDan
Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Headlight drained the Battery
Replies: 29
Views: 2471
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Re: Headlight drained the Battery

Haha...I like the cylinder, frame and brake upgrade...Or I could just get one of these <215
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by ArielDan
Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:34 am
Forum: Suppliers and New Products
Topic: Kenda Tires
Replies: 3
Views: 727
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Re: Kenda Tires

4.50 front/rear. Personally like the bigger tires up front. Doesn't have the deflection of the smaller tire. Handles very well on the street. Tad noisey at speed. Haven't tried in the rain yet. Dan
by ArielDan
Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:39 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Headlight drained the Battery
Replies: 29
Views: 2471
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Re: Headlight drained the Battery

Thanks gentlemen...New ign switch on the way. While I'm doing all this work in the rats nest of the electro module figured I might as well replace everything. zener, cap and recifier...Goo call of the dialectic grease Jeff...Also ordered...Will do surgery with pics when parts arrive..D
by ArielDan
Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Headlight drained the Battery
Replies: 29
Views: 2471
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Re: Headlight drained the Battery

Like that idea beat...Pretty sure that's why "duct tape" was invented :cool:
by ArielDan
Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Suppliers and New Products
Topic: Kenda Tires
Replies: 3
Views: 727
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Kenda Tires

When I got my 71 B50 it had the original Goldseals...Nice but not safe. As I do about 1/2 my riding on dirt fire trails and I have to ride the street to get to them. So I wanted something dual purpose. after some investigation I ended up with a set of Kenda K270. DOT approved and after yesterdays ri...
by ArielDan
Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Headlight drained the Battery
Replies: 29
Views: 2471
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Re: Headlight drained the Battery

You're way more adventurous than I Jeff when it comes to taking little electrical components apart. Seeing as the ign switch is a the very depths of the housing unit, I ordered a new one (repro). Good time to bench test the zener, cap and rectifier and replace as necessary...As a few members have me...
by ArielDan
Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Headlight drained the Battery
Replies: 29
Views: 2471
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Re: Headlight drained the Battery

Went for a short hop yesterday. 50 miles. Left the battery on the tender overnight. Voltage at ride time was 13.6, nice. Time to ride, lights on. At mile 20 pull over to check. Uh O. Voltage is down to 10.6 :( . So I ask one of my buddies to tap the mystery electrical box. Hmmm, voltage is jumping e...
by ArielDan
Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:11 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Headlight drained the Battery
Replies: 29
Views: 2471
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Re: Headlight drained the Battery

Following your tips here is what I discovered. * disconnected alternator, fired bike, solid +24/25 VAC...Nice...Lets keep going *Pulled headlight off and checked switch. Sure enough one of the lugs wasn't screwed down. Reset and tightened both lugs. * So I go to plug, after cleaning the bullets and ...
by ArielDan
Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:06 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Headlight drained the Battery
Replies: 29
Views: 2471
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Re: Headlight drained the Battery

Sounds like a good test gunnag...Will check that for sure...Thanks A couple of things I would check using a decent volt meter :- - taking each alternator output wire, test for continuity to earth, there should be none, if there is the stator is shorted - test the resistance between each alternator o...
by ArielDan
Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:03 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Headlight drained the Battery
Replies: 29
Views: 2471
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Re: Headlight drained the Battery

Voltage does increase with revs and lights off. I just did a 20 second runup test, but it was increasing. With lights on it decreases...Dan That voltage seems low. With lights off and revving the bike up does the voltage increase? I don't think that the Zener starts to regulate until ~13.5v. Jeff
by ArielDan
Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:01 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Headlight drained the Battery
Replies: 29
Views: 2471
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Re: Headlight drained the Battery

Trickle charger Jeff...Will check with battery disconnected...Some clarification. When filling the battery I ran it to top line with go juice. It settled approx 1/16" after 24 hours. So just added a few drops to bring it to top mark. Kinda anal, I know...Thanks Here's what I know based on quest...
by ArielDan
Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Headlight drained the Battery
Replies: 29
Views: 2471
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Re: Headlight drained the Battery

Here's what I know based on questions.. * Battery is 7 days old. Installed electrojuice myself, cooked overnight and topped off with distilled to top line. Present voltage not running 12.3. * Positive earth, yes...Having wrenched brit bikes I really don't know anyother way :oops: * Running voltage, ...
by ArielDan
Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Headlight drained the Battery
Replies: 29
Views: 2471
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Headlight drained the Battery

Whilst on my way to get the kickstand welded up and about 20 miles from home the B50 quit running at a really busy intersection. Fun. The bike has a brand new battery that I keep on a tender. Checked voltage, as I always do as a pre ride check, and it read 13.8. Good to go. I always leave the headli...
by ArielDan
Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 KickStand
Replies: 10
Views: 1144
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Re: B50 KickStand

Thanks...I'm riding the SS to the welder today, I'll bring along your extender mod and see if he can't get the same results. Yours looks good :thumb ...D
by ArielDan
Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 KickStand
Replies: 10
Views: 1144
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Re: B50 KickStand

Well, I started off with high hopes of just heating the bracket up and giving it an "adjustment". As you can see I had all the appropriate tools :cool: KickstandCrack1.JPG Took a bit of persuading to get the bolt out, but once done I found the culprit to the kickstand mystery...Uggg off to...
by ArielDan
Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:17 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 KickStand
Replies: 10
Views: 1144
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Re: B50 KickStand

Thanks Barry. Crawled under to take a look and it looks like the bracket is bent. So how best to return it to it's orginal position? Heat and BFH? Oh Lordy, going to have to invest in a BFH :mrgreen:
by ArielDan
Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:40 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 KickStand
Replies: 10
Views: 1144
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B50 KickStand

Just curious if this is a correct kickstand for my 71 SS. Damn thing leans over at a pretty descent angle. So is this the correct stand? And if so is there a mod to get her back up a bit?
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by ArielDan
Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Kickstart Woes
Replies: 23
Views: 2335
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Re: B50 Kickstart Woes

Ha...Only thing I know how to bake is engine parts :cool: But do like a good cupcake...Along with my favorite beverage
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by ArielDan
Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:04 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Kickstart Woes
Replies: 23
Views: 2335
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Re: B50 Kickstart Woes

^^^^. The exact reason I don't even own a BFH...If it can't be persuaded with a nylon hammer I'm doing something wrong...
by ArielDan
Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Kickstart Woes
Replies: 23
Views: 2335
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Re: B50 Kickstart Woes

Hmmm. Not sure I would do either as it sounds like an alignment issue. What I did notice when I replaced mine was that if you installed the oil seal in the cover and then installed the cover the oil seal would hand up on the shaft cutout for the kickstart lever. I discovered this by accident. So I r...
by ArielDan
Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Kickstart Woes
Replies: 23
Views: 2335
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Re: B50 Kickstart Woes

^^^^Agreed. Also does the new shaft turn easily when it's inserted in the bush while off the engine? Dan
by ArielDan
Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Kickstart Woes
Replies: 23
Views: 2335
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Re: B50 Kickstart Woes

Interesting. I just installed a new shaft and quadrant from Peter Quick. The needle bearing came separate, so I heated (mild heat gun) the shaft and installed the bearing. Did slather some Mobile grease on the interior of the bearings. Reinstalled everything, including a new spring, seal and Peter's...
by ArielDan
Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 head removal in frame
Replies: 43
Views: 4324
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Re: B50 head removal in frame

Does anyone have Ed V's phone? Tried his website's off the members page, but they are both down. Although I have a copper gasket would like to try Ed's from all the good things everyone has said here. You can pm the number if you don't want to post up his number on forum..Cheers, Dan
by ArielDan
Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:40 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 head removal in frame
Replies: 43
Views: 4324
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Re: B50 head removal in frame

Thanks all for keeping me from doing something highly regretable... After 30 years of working on British iron I know that short cuts rarely work.I'll take all the good advice and post up some pics....Cheers
by ArielDan
Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 head removal in frame
Replies: 43
Views: 4324
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Re: B50 head removal in frame

Sounds like a plan...A few questions 1) I picked up a copper rocker gasket (see pic) any experience from the members here? 2) Did a search for Ed V gaskets and came up with 0...Where do I find these? And 3) Guessing I need a 5/16" UNC helicoil? Thanks in advance...Dan B50RockerGasket2Resize.JPG...
by ArielDan
Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 head removal in frame
Replies: 43
Views: 4324
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Re: B50 head removal in frame

Thanks all. After doing a bit of preliminary measuring I'm not giving much faith in my wayward idea. The jaws on the bolt cutters are 3/4" thick which renders them almost useless when you try to get under the frame. I can envision some nasty gouging in the rocker surface. Add to that some insig...
by ArielDan
Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:39 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 head removal in frame
Replies: 43
Views: 4324
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Re: B50 head removal in frame

Great call...Don't own a pair, but by tomorrow I will :cool:
by ArielDan
Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 head removal in frame
Replies: 43
Views: 4324
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Re: B50 head removal in frame

I like your thinking Steve...But instead of the cut off wheel I was thinking a pair of bolt cutters might make quick work of those pesky studs. Just have to figure out how to keep the remaining part of the stud from falling back into it's hole :idea:
by ArielDan
Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 head removal in frame
Replies: 43
Views: 4324
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Re: B50 head removal in frame

I really like this concept. So I am a bit more than curious to know what the torque of the rocker cover studs may be? Here's my plan as I do not, or would really like to avoid, pulling and or tilting the engine. I only need to install a new copper rocker gasket to repair the Exxon Valdez oil seepage...
by ArielDan
Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Kickstart not returning
Replies: 13
Views: 1398
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Re: Kickstart not returning

I just replaced my quadrant, spring etc. What I did, was with the case off make sure the quadrant moves smoothly. If it does then install the spring. But before you do make sure the quadrant is on the correct side of the stop and that the spring end loop is installed on it's correct stop. After spri...
by ArielDan
Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: My New to me B50
Replies: 8
Views: 1423
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Re: My New to me B50

18 on the front. Just spooned a set of Shinko dual sport tires on. Normally I'm not a big fan of bastardized bikes, but I thought this one looked especially nice...Believe the tank helps it shed a few pounds also :grin: ...Thanks Dan
by ArielDan
Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: My New to me B50
Replies: 8
Views: 1423
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My New to me B50

Hello all..Name is Dan. Live in California and have been collecting/ working on Ariels for a few years. Saw this fetching B50 on Ebay and got her. Bike sat in the gentleman's bedroom (sorry didn't ask if he was married :oops: ) for 30 plus years. Said he was scared to ride it. Bike was in amazing co...
by ArielDan
Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Looking for B50 kickstart quadrent/shaft
Replies: 7
Views: 1127
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Re: Looking for B50 kickstart quadrent/shaft

Wanted to thank you all for the Peter Quick lead for BSA parts and allowing me onto this forum. He helped me with a 71 B50SS kickstart quadrent and the associated bits...Great gentleman. I tried to get on the owners registry, but somehow couldn't. Anywho, name is Dan, live in Redwood City, Californi...
by ArielDan
Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 registry
Replies: 65
Views: 119319
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Re: B50 registry

Morning Richard...Thanks for letting me join this forum. Has already been a huge help in finding a kickstart quadrent for my 71 B50SS...Question? Tried add myself to the owners database without much success. I know it's something I'm doing wrong, but have no idea what. Here is my info 1971 BSA engin...

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