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by Ian Hingley
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 295
Views: 64442
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Re: Star

Hey beat

I know you won't listen to the doctors or to Hannalore, but please rest up and take it easy.

Whilst your body heals I'm sure your brain will be super active. Keep that graph paper handy and your pencil sharp!

Best wishes

Ian (and Mandy)
by Ian Hingley
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Primary Cover Wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 246
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Re: Primary Cover Wanted

Reckon I've got one Joe.

Will try and root it out tomorrow.

Cheers

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Aluminium rear brake plate for conical hub
Replies: 3
Views: 241
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Re: Aluminium rear brake plate for conical hub

Hi Steve Apologies for late reply - memory fades like a conical front brake :smile: Yes, I've got one! It's got a bit of surface corrosion under the paint, but the photos make it look worse than it is (for once!) aIMG_20200910_172131.jpg aIMG_20200910_172107.jpg aIMG_20200910_172017.jpg aIMG_2020091...
by Ian Hingley
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Aluminium rear brake plate for conical hub
Replies: 3
Views: 241
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Re: Aluminium rear brake plate for conical hub

Hi Steve

Think I have!
Will pop out in the garage later and have a dig around...

Cheers

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B50SS/B50T wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 660
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Re: B50SS/B50T wanted

If you have a bill of sale for the US side of The sale you can apply for retrospective NOVA, you have to pay VAT on the bill of sale value or have proof of was paid on import. Yep, that's my understanding too. Costs you an extra 20% for the VAT and you then need to to get a dating certificate from ...
by Ian Hingley
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: LOBE 2 20-21
Replies: 39
Views: 3333
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Re: LOBE 2 20-21

Hi beat That clutch mechanism. You have the strong pressure plate springs at one end of the pushrod and the weak spring at the ball-and-ramp end of the pushrod. Just makes it harder adjust. Means the cable adjuster has to do more than just control the free play. At least with the old rack and pinion...
by Ian Hingley
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B50SS/B50T wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 660
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Re: B50SS/B50T wanted

minetymenace wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:30 am
... when my insurance went up 50%....£60 to £75 fully comp...
That'll be 25% then... :thumb

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: LOBE 2 20-21
Replies: 39
Views: 3333
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Re: LOBE 2 20-21

Hi beat Stunning ingenuity from you as ever! I bought a Hadno CR125 aluminium kickstart and splined shaft a few years ago to do what you've done with your Suziku version. Don't have the skills or equipment to implement it though. As for the Truimph clutch mechanism. It was standard on my 1972 BSA A6...
by Ian Hingley
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Bsa b44 enduro
Replies: 6
Views: 516
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Re: Bsa b44 enduro

My 66 B44 Enduro did exactly the same when I first got it running. In fact I think it was the subject of my first of many posts to this forum over the years. The issue is worn rings and/or worn piston and/or worn bore. The bottom of the crankcase studs are not in a blind hole on a B44 as they would ...
by Ian Hingley
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: TR5MX clutch/kickstart issue
Replies: 20
Views: 1493
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Re: TR5MX clutch/kickstart issue

Is the nut on the end of the mainshaft tight?

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 295
Views: 64442
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Re: Star

Hi beat

Are you allowed front disc brakes in vintage sidecarcross? Or are you competing in the same class as all the modern bikes?

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Headlight drained the Battery
Replies: 33
Views: 6319
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Re: Headlight drained the Battery

You can get high intensity but low current pilot lights for daytime running by converting to LEDs. Goffy does a range of them:

http://www.norbsa02.freeuk.com/

Cheers

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: b44 trials engine ?
Replies: 1
Views: 324
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Re: b44 trials engine ?

Hi Andy Depends what your ambitions are trials-wise. The Victor engine isn't great for outright plonking. BSA tried it back in the day, but reverted back to the B40 engine. The B40 reckoned to have the right balance of extractable power, plonkability , torque and grip. If you're aiming at full-on 'm...
by Ian Hingley
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25SS Rocker Box Studs
Replies: 10
Views: 918
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Re: B25SS Rocker Box Studs

crankbuster wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:39 pm
With acknowledgement to Steve at SRS Publishing:
They were a number of changes to the head studs:
Headstuds.jpg
Hand drawn revision notes. Takes me back to the drawing offices of the late 70s / early 80s. Shudder!

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: UK B50 petrol tank wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 287
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UK B50 petrol tank wanted

Hi All I've never owned a B50, but... A contact of mine in Malaysia is looking for a standard UK B50 petrol tank in either steel or alloy. Thought I'd ask on here to try and help him out. Let me know if you've anything available. I can handle the shipping from the UK. Thanks Ian b44icon IHOSMILE
by Ian Hingley
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: It's the big one
Replies: 12
Views: 1597
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Re: It's the big one

Hope you had a great day Gerry.

Here's to next year!

Cheers

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: worm gear removal , second time
Replies: 3
Views: 685
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Re: worm gear removal , second time

FGF wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:33 am
is it possible to use a '' brake cleaner '' to clean head , oil pump , aluminium alloy cases ?
Absolutely!

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: LOBE 2 20-21
Replies: 39
Views: 3333
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Re: LOBE 2 20-21

Hi beat

Mark Cook can convert B25 crankcases to the 3-bearing B50 style. He's just had a couple of sets of B25 cases off me...

Cheers

Ian IHOSMILE
by Ian Hingley
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 engineering item and a Piston recommendations?
Replies: 6
Views: 974
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Re: B44 engineering item and a Piston recommendations?

This may be 5 years old, but Hickey's are still around and RTS seems to have a good reputation round these parts. I'm not sure if Gary Bowden is still going as I heard he was ill. http://www.b50.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=6167 "You could also try Colin Hickey, Hickey Racing Services in Newton Abbot ...
by Ian Hingley
Sun May 24, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Lock down projects
Replies: 29
Views: 2628
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Re: Lock down projects

My 72 A65 had a plain white tank which had a couple of noticeable dents. Thought i'd try a bit of filling and aerosol (rattle can) spraying. Still need to flat back and polish the clear coat lacquer, but definitely an improvement... IMG_20200506_140820.jpg IMG_20200506_140826.jpg IMG_20200506_143708...
by Ian Hingley
Tue May 19, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Lock down projects
Replies: 29
Views: 2628
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Re: Lock down projects

Is that a Bandit/Fury frame?
Where's the A65 motor going?

Cheers

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Wed May 13, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Amal vs Wassell carburetor
Replies: 45
Views: 3901
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Re: Amal vs Wassell carburetor

This is a strange thread. I've been around this forum a few years now. Only 2 or 3 years ago there was a real groundswell of opinion against Amals with their ancient design, limited no. of adjustments you can make, poor cold starting, poor hot starting, poor tickover, poor fuel economy, poor build q...
by Ian Hingley
Sun May 03, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B50 parts
Replies: 2
Views: 816
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Re: B50 parts

Hi Jon

I have a Lucas 169SA switch with main/dip beam, horn and headlamp flash available.

Let me know if you're interested.

Cheers

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Sun May 03, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Amal vs Wassell carburetor
Replies: 45
Views: 3901
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Re: Amal vs Wassell carburetor

I've got a Mikuni VM on my B44 Victor. If it hasn't started from cold within 3 kicks with the choke on, I flick the choke off, turn the idle screw in 1/8 turn and revert to the old way. Do not be tempted to touch the throttle whichever way you choose. If it does start with the choke on (which it oft...
by Ian Hingley
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Classic Bike Racks B25 B50 TR5T
Replies: 11
Views: 1594
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Re: Classic Bike Racks B25 B50 TR5T

My brother bought one for his B50 and was so impressed he's also bought one for his A65.

Cheers

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B50 oil pump suppliers?
Replies: 24
Views: 2328
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Re: B50 oil pump suppliers?

Oh dear

Seems the backwards Pom got more for his oil pump than people expected.

Shame
by Ian Hingley
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Starfire 441
Replies: 91
Views: 16822
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Re: Starfire 441

In possession of an offensive pair of horns.

Lovely apart from that!

Cheers

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Lozenge silencer for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1196
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Re: Lozenge silencer for sale

beat wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:56 pm
brexit :?:
Amongst other things...

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B50 oil pump suppliers?
Replies: 24
Views: 2328
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Re: B50 oil pump suppliers?

Err, yes I will

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Ben's B50T trail bike
Replies: 38
Views: 9178
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Re: bbenxe's B50T flat/street tracker

Bit of JB Weld mate, you'll be fine!

Cheers

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B50 oil pump suppliers?
Replies: 24
Views: 2328
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Re: B50 oil pump suppliers?

...You may find Ian’s has been though a fire... Cheek Barry! My bike rose like a phoenix from the ashes and still runs to this day. No idea of the history of this eBay oil pump, but it looks completely un-torched! And please show me some respect - my bike is THE IHOSMILE not one of these new-fangle...
by Ian Hingley
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B50 oil pump suppliers?
Replies: 24
Views: 2328
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Re: B50 oil pump suppliers?

I've got a B25 oil pump for sale on eBay at the moment:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264690621613

Cheers

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Lozenge silencer for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1196
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Re: Lozenge silencer for sale

Hi Barry Yes he did use it and still has it on one of his bikes as far as I know. He finds forums like this a bit clunky and prefers the immediacy of Facebook so is only an infrequent viewer on here. Unfortunately last October he felt our differing political views were more important than our friend...
by Ian Hingley
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Lozenge silencer for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1196
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Re: Lozenge silencer for sale

Sold!
by Ian Hingley
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Lozenge silencer for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1196
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Lozenge silencer for sale

Hi All I'm selling a lozenge silencer. I'm a dirt bike rider, so something like this is unlikely to be of use to me and unfortunately I'm unlikely to ever own a roadgoing B50. It's from a B25 actually, but a reducing sleeve on the end of a B50 header would make it fit without further modification. C...
by Ian Hingley
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: b44 gearbox leak/level
Replies: 15
Views: 1909
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Re: b44 gearbox leak/level

Agree with Minety. If the bike's never been run and is vertical, there's no way the gearbox oil should be as high as the output bearing. It's overfilled.
The drain plug has a small upstand tube in it. Remove the small bolt in the drain plug and let it drain out the excess.

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Victor fuel tank
Replies: 7
Views: 1528
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Re: Victor fuel tank

I sent Dave441 a PM about this about three weeks ago. He's not read my message yet...
by Ian Hingley
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 no return oil to tank
Replies: 12
Views: 1946
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Re: B25 no return oil to tank

Oo a B50.org trip to Pendine; I like the sound of that!

:thumb

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 Wiring/ Earth
Replies: 16
Views: 2302
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Re: B44 Wiring/ Earth

Thanks Gerry

"...realizes the control of great power devices in a relaxed way..."

sounds ideal!

Cheers

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Exeter Trial 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1592
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Exeter Trial 2020

Whilst you were still indulging in the Christmas and New Year festivities, I was competing in the MCC Exeter Trial on my BSA Victor on Saturday 4th January. Started from the Haynes Motor Museum at Sparkford (my start time 02:13 - yes, riding in the dark and cold!) and finished about 12 hours and 170...