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by Andy Chaos
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 RACER
Replies: 24
Views: 3443
Flag: England

Re: B50 RACER

nice bike...... BUT unfortunately its not mine ;-)
by Andy Chaos
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: >mead tomkinson
Replies: 51
Views: 7965
Flag: England

Re: >mead tomkinson

This is fantastic reading please keep it coming but am i missing something.
Why is this in tales of woe ?
Is the Moderator on Holiday :cool:
by Andy Chaos
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: CCM yokes
Replies: 3
Views: 988
Flag: England

Re: CCM yokes

eBay item number:192481563648
by Andy Chaos
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Wanted engine covers primary/clutch with footrest
Replies: 1
Views: 636
Flag: England

Re: Wanted engine covers primary/clutch with footrest

Mark Cook at CCM Britain makes them and usually has a selection in stock.
by Andy Chaos
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 with Wassel ignition misfiring
Replies: 25
Views: 3048
Flag: England

Re: B50 with Wassel ignition misfiring

Are you using the correct voltage coil ?
The A65 uses 2 x 6V coils on a12v system.
by Andy Chaos
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 with Wassel ignition misfiring
Replies: 25
Views: 3048
Flag: England

Re: B50 with Wassel ignition misfiring

Ben i have been sorting the charging system on my A65 fitted with Wassel ignition and could not get a steady reading on my meter. It kept going to 18v then zero at the Battery and i very nearly bought a new reg/rectifier. I discovered the Wassel cdi box interferes with the meter up to approx 8" away...
by Andy Chaos
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM
Replies: 73
Views: 13265
Flag: England

Re: Ian Grout's New 73 CCM

Have you used NJB shocks before? I used them years ago for road racing and was impressed with the set up service. They never gave any trouble, were the right price and still fitted to the bike when i sold it years later. At the time they were basically just copies of girlings, not sure what the off...
by Andy Chaos
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 1978 CCM Replica Build
Replies: 220
Views: 30697
Flag: England

Re: 1978 CCM Replica Build

i know its getting off topic but i have to agree.
My Dad had an heart attack earlier this year and he has now just lost his twin brother, suddenly time seems short and precious.
We have even been looking at the cost of insurance to get him over to Bonneville while he still can.
by Andy Chaos
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 1978 CCM Replica Build
Replies: 220
Views: 30697
Flag: England

Re: 1978 CCM Replica Build

At last someone has found a use for goats cheese as it certainly ruins a pizza :shock:
by Andy Chaos
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: My Dads 1976 CCM 550 (USA) refurb. Original owner with story
Replies: 20
Views: 3191
Flag: England

Re: My Dads 1976 CCM 550 (USA) refurb. Original owner with story

Brent i believe the frame filter is now unobtainable but apparently one from a trident can be adapted to fit. I would check / clean out the sludge trap before running if possible. Mark Cook at CCM Britain makes the brake return springs and many other CCM parts including a complete 11 plate clutch :t...
by Andy Chaos
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: midgies b50t resto
Replies: 30
Views: 3623
Flag: England

Re: midgies b50t resto

Stunning :thumb
by Andy Chaos
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 1978 CCM Replica Build
Replies: 220
Views: 30697
Flag: England

Re: 1978 CCM Replica Build

Andy, if ever there was a requirement to post a picture, this is it! I know but i was totally unprepared but quietly impressed, it just seemed so wrong yet i cant come up with a reason why not. His next plan is to strap a tank inside full of bolts to remove rust :shock: , if he tells me when i will...
by Andy Chaos
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 1978 CCM Replica Build
Replies: 220
Views: 30697
Flag: England

Re: 1978 CCM Replica Build

called in on an old mate of mine yesterday who was cleaning an oil in frame out. He has drilled some holes in the drum of his cement mixer, strapped his paraffin filled frame to the front and turned it on. :thumb
I would still run a filter though.
by Andy Chaos
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: Stafford show 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1095
Flag: England

Re: Stafford show 2017

We will be there and have a stall inside
by Andy Chaos
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 MX sudden death!
Replies: 41
Views: 5113
Flag: England

Re: B50 MX sudden death!

Looks Tidy :thumb
by Andy Chaos
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 MX sudden death!
Replies: 41
Views: 5113
Flag: England

Re: B50 MX sudden death!

Grouty wrote:Jamie .... see PM
I wans'nt you who sold it to him was it Grouty :shock:
by Andy Chaos
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 MX sudden death!
Replies: 41
Views: 5113
Flag: England

Re: B50 MX sudden death!

I know of only one person who used easy start to start a b50 and i do hope its not his bike you bought.
Was it from anywhere near Doncaster as if its the same one it needed a head gasket 8 years ago.
If its locked up once sorry but it needs to be stripped <202
Andy
by Andy Chaos
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Pazon Digital Ignition
Replies: 15
Views: 2187
Flag: England

Re: Pazon Digital Ignition

I have just fitted a Wassel system to my A65 and as Whan says it shuts down to no load within a couple of seconds. I was trying to sort the charging system and you can watch the load disappear with a meter connected to the battery, also noted it starts with only 9V showing. Very impressed with quali...
by Andy Chaos
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: News
Topic: B50's now MOT exempt
Replies: 14
Views: 2007
Flag: England

Re: B50's now MOT exempt

Good point <201
by Andy Chaos
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: News
Topic: B50's now MOT exempt
Replies: 14
Views: 2007
Flag: England

Re: B50's now MOT exempt

There is nothing stopping you still going for a test for piece of mind :grin:
by Andy Chaos
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: B50's now MOT exempt
Replies: 14
Views: 2007
Flag: England

Re: B50's now MOT exempt

We are getting there Skipppy after May only insurance to pay for.
I run a traders policy so its just a case of adding a bike on the PC and away i go. :grin: :thumb :ban
by Andy Chaos
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Cylinder head welding
Replies: 8
Views: 1574
Flag: England

Re: Cylinder head welding

I have had one welded up and re bored to size with great success.
i also have used a pipe expander as a temporary fix which lasted years :cool:
by Andy Chaos
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: News
Topic: B50's now MOT exempt
Replies: 14
Views: 2007
Flag: England

Re: B50's now MOT exempt

Starts May 2018
Bollox
by Andy Chaos
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: B50's now MOT exempt
Replies: 14
Views: 2007
Flag: England

Re: B50's now MOT exempt

I believe that road tax has already changed to the 40 year rule. So no road tax and no MOT up to 1977. I have just sent off my new A65 log book application with an MOT exemption form so fingers crossed. On another note i bought the A65 without NOVA paperwork but after a few emails to HMRC and £112 (...
by Andy Chaos
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: B50's now MOT exempt
Replies: 14
Views: 2007
Flag: England

Re: B50's now MOT exempt

Consultation outcome Roadworthiness testing for vehicles of historical interest The outcome from the ‘Roadworthiness testing for vehicles of historic interest’ consultation was released on 14 September 2017. We have decided that most vehicles over 40 years old (on a rolling basis) will now be exempt...
by Andy Chaos
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: B50's now MOT exempt
Replies: 14
Views: 2007
Flag: England

B50's now MOT exempt

Just heard a rumor that the MOT exempt date has changed from pre 1960 to a vehicle that is older than 40 years (pre 1977) :thumb
by Andy Chaos
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Engine mounts?
Replies: 12
Views: 1742
Flag: England

Re: Engine mounts?

Mark Cook ( CCM Britain) does a top hat bush repair that he sets into the cases. Been running them in the CCM for years. :thumb
by Andy Chaos
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Dove Grey RAL Number Paint Code
Replies: 27
Views: 3923
Flag: England

Re: Dove Grey RAL Number Paint Code

I just can't wait to get my 500cc version finished, with black frame of course.
;-) :thumb
by Andy Chaos
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Dove Grey RAL Number Paint Code
Replies: 27
Views: 3923
Flag: England

Re: Dove Grey RAL Number Paint Code

My 1971 Victor 250 still has the original factory applied Dove Grey paint, except for that on the chain guard and the repaired and extended side stand. I used paint with the BS 10A05 code on the chain guard and side stand, this paint is an excellent match to the genuine original Dove Grey on my bik...
by Andy Chaos
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Dove Grey RAL Number Paint Code
Replies: 27
Views: 3923
Flag: England

Re: Dove Grey RAL Number Paint Code

Unless you are trying to win trophies awarded by expert judges ( because they read Bacon ) the frame for production models 500's was black only the 250's were ivory and one small pre-production batch sent to the USA . We got into a real S'fight when we awarded the B 50 trophy to a black framed, wel...
by Andy Chaos
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Non Standard Decompressor
Replies: 15
Views: 2015
Flag: England

Re: Non Standard Decompressor

If it has been pressed well away from TDC then you might be trying to reset it on the exhaust stoke. When i first had one fitted i pressed it no where near TDC and it took a few good kicks to get it to reset when it does reset (and it will) then only press it when you approach TDC to help you get it...
by Andy Chaos
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Non Standard Decompressor
Replies: 15
Views: 2015
Flag: England

Re: Non Standard Decompressor

It resets every time it sees compression.
Have you give it a good swing with the throttle open
by Andy Chaos
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Non Standard Decompressor
Replies: 15
Views: 2015
Flag: England

Re: Non Standard Decompressor

Sorry No
by Andy Chaos
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Non Standard Decompressor
Replies: 15
Views: 2015
Flag: England

Re: Non Standard Decompressor

Push the button to help you get over TDC then have a good swing and it will then reset when it detects compression.
Good bit of kit :thumb
by Andy Chaos
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Dove Grey RAL Number Paint Code
Replies: 27
Views: 3923
Flag: England

Re: Dove Grey RAL Number Paint Code

I used ford diamond white and kia ivy green for the tank on mine. Found them to be a pretty good match using colour chips. no ral numbers for either of these. If it was produced around June 71 onwards then black will be ok for the frame. Can,t help with the Dove grey. I have been told by a few that...
by Andy Chaos
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Dove Grey RAL Number Paint Code
Replies: 27
Views: 3923
Flag: England

Re: Dove Grey RAL Number Paint Code

Cheers for the reply unfortunately i went to the paint shop this morning with a photo in hand and bought RAL 7035. bugger! It might make a good base coat if i don't like the colour. On another note that some might find useful in the UK, i bought the bike cheap as it had no NOVA paperwork and after s...
by Andy Chaos
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Dove Grey RAL Number Paint Code
Replies: 27
Views: 3923
Flag: England

Dove Grey RAL Number Paint Code

Please forgive me for posting this here but i consider myself among experts. I have just bought a 1971 A65 Thunderbolt and need to repaint the frame Dove Grey and presumed BSA painted the OIF A65 frame the same colour Grey as the the B50s so hoped someone would have the correct RAL number. Also whil...
by Andy Chaos
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: b50 at ton up meeting
Replies: 9
Views: 1499
Flag: England

Re: b50 at ton up meeting

Very impressive :thumb B50icon
by Andy Chaos
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Road Racer
Replies: 13
Views: 2735
Flag: England

Re: B50 Road Racer

Splined gearbox main shaft and Mark Cooke clutch, you will be able to start it easier with no slipping clutch.
Talk to him re a close ratio box while your at it.

Andy
by Andy Chaos
Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: Chester classic 100 mile scramble.
Replies: 2
Views: 885
Flag: England

Chester classic 100 mile scramble.

Beware contains B50/CCM porn Just got back from a fantastic weekends racing in north wales, we took a selection of CCMs B50s a B40 and some other sh1t (S*zuki ,husky). Please to say all bikes performed perfectly with only one minor problem of a broken kickstart (previously welded). Some of you might...