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by Ian Hingley
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: LOBE 2 20-21
Replies: 86
Views: 8801

Re: LOBE 2 20-21

Amazing ingenuity. I hope you are recovering well, that is some serious business. <216 <216 Don't praise beat too much or he'll describe the electric start he's made for his B50 or the oil/air separation system he's made for his B50 or the CDI he's made for his tractor or the virtue of blue oil lin...
by Ian Hingley
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Exeter Trial 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 2670

Re: Exeter Trial 2020

Barry Creary wrote: Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:04 pm Maybe on fire 🥸🥸🥸
Started up my Hodna Bros with the garage door shut today (too cold outside). Only ran on one until the second cylinder chimed in accompanied by a sheet of flame out of the can. Never done that before, marginally alarming!

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 1972 B50 SS Return to Flight .
Replies: 75
Views: 2231

Re: 1972 B50 SS Return to Flight.

You could try here:

https://www.ccm-britain.co.uk/?xhtml=xh ... mepage.xsl

I know they're doing a bit of 'rebranding' exercise at the moment though

The owner Mark Cook is a frequent poster on here so you could try sending him a PM

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: News
Topic: Exeter Trial 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 2670

Re: Exeter Trial 2020

Congratulations! That is a long day. Thanks FtW That was the only off-road riding I managed all last year! The MCC (The MotorCycling Club) only run three events per year January 2020 Exeter Trial - ran April 2020 Lands End Trial - cancelled October 2020 Edinburgh Trial - cancelled January 2021 Exet...
by Ian Hingley
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B25 trials project.
Replies: 85
Views: 10021

Re: B25 trials project.

Amazing!

People will pay north of £6k for a new BSA trials frame here in UK...

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 74 TR5 MX Project For Ken
Replies: 115
Views: 15103

Re: 74 TR5 MX Project For Ken

That does look good!

I've been told that modern paints are applied with a 'flat' finish rather than glossy? It's the application of the clearcoat itself that gives the depth of shine. Anyone else use this approach?

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 1972 B50 SS Return to Flight .
Replies: 75
Views: 2231

Re: 1972 B50 SS Return to Flight.

...- yep, bigger hammer with longer 2x4 to get the right angle on the pipe, and I tapped aggressively around it... Wow, I reckon it's 45 years since I bought my first C15 and in all that time I've never come across a tight exhaust pipe! I always have the exact opposite issue - how to get a gas tigh...
by Ian Hingley
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: This Forum
Topic: Picture orientation
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: Picture orientation

Simple. It's just the hospital-grade cleanliness and general tidiness of the components you're displaying that's confusing the B50-powered photo processor!

Ian IHOSMILE
by Ian Hingley
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 1972 B50 SS Return to Flight .
Replies: 75
Views: 2231

Re: 1972 B50 SS Return to Flight.

And, wrt the turn signals, aftermarket versions about $30 a pair and Lucas new are about $120 a pair ... seems a steep difference. Thoughts on which aftermarket as preference? Lucas is just another aftermarket supplier these days. Go for the unbranded stuff and save yourself $180. Most reg/recs are...
by Ian Hingley
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 1972 B50 SS Return to Flight .
Replies: 75
Views: 2231

Re: 1972 B50 SS Return to Flight.

B50ForumUser wrote: Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:23 am Thanks, Ian - not sure I can source an all 3" set - will take a look - does seem more tidy!
They seem to come in pairs (in the UK anyway), so just buy two pairs of front ones and you're golden...

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 1972 B50 SS Return to Flight .
Replies: 75
Views: 2231

Re: 1972 B50 SS Return to Flight.

I would fit the shorter indicator stems both front and rear.
Upsets the rivet counters and simultaneously looks so much tidier from the rear, so it's a win-win.
I, and many others, have done this to our A65s

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: LOBE 2 20-21
Replies: 86
Views: 8801

Re: LOBE 2 20-21

Hope there's enough room to get the new 'pimple' on top of the rocker box under the frame top tube. But I know you'll have thought of that...

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Stan Millard
Replies: 20
Views: 1713

Re: Stan Millard

This is so sad.

A technical genius, not afraid of going against conventional wisdom.
Knew his mind but happy to share his knowledge and never appeared patronising, conceited or arrogant.
All delivered with a cutting wit. Never met him, but can almost picture the twinkle in his eye!

RIP Stan

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Sun Dec 13, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Seat brackets size
Replies: 14
Views: 764

Re: Seat brackets size

SteveS wrote: Sun Dec 13, 2020 4:15 pm ...made a generous allowance for tolerance due to variations...
Think I've found a new phrase to describe my efforts in the workshop!
:laugh

Ian IHOSMILE
by Ian Hingley
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Plum Crazy E35 Fury Project
Replies: 265
Views: 128101

Re: Plum Crazy E35 Fury Project

Back in the mid 70s my first boss raced a Bandit-framed Triumph 750 Morgo. Seem to recall he'd paid £35 for the frame. How times have changed...

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 317
Views: 78704

Re: Star

beat wrote: Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:08 pm BTW, this blue hose isn't the right thing anyway
I thought blue hoses were always the right colour in your world, beat!

Ian IHOSMILE
by Ian Hingley
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: TR5T Engine
Replies: 9
Views: 992

Re: TR5T Engine

Gear lever looks OK....

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B40 Project
Replies: 8
Views: 1148

Re: B40 Project

Round barrel b44 will definitely fit and I think all square barrel b44 too.
Don't think any B44 had the wide rear mounting lug so all should drop straight in.

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: TR5MX clutch/kickstart issue
Replies: 25
Views: 4573

Re: TR5MX clutch/kickstart issue

Is the nut on the end of the mainshaft tight? Ian Maybe I should have said 'fully home' rather than just 'tight' when I commented back in August. I agree with hb123 (hi Jon) that this looks exactly like the mainshaft being able to wander and for the nut to foul the outer casing. Experienced it myse...
by Ian Hingley
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: b40 wd gearing ??
Replies: 9
Views: 955

Re: b40 wd gearing ??

it is maybe right as he's gearbox sprocket counts only 10 t, because two ore more are brocken off already.... Or maybe melted by fire Beat Hey guys, give me a break!! <918 Ignore them Pelle, they're only jealous of my adventures. An 11t gearbox sprocket fits nicely and, I think, is common in Classi...
by Ian Hingley
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: b40 wd gearing ??
Replies: 9
Views: 955

Re: b40 wd gearing ??

I have a 10t gearbox sprocket on my B40 trials bike. Yep, 10.

Cheers

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: b40 wd parts manual ? primary case cover?
Replies: 4
Views: 564

Re: b40 wd parts manual ? primary case cover?

As far as I'm aware all primary sidecovers from C15 to B50 will fit. Early C15 versions without the rotor inspection cover may be narrower at the front as they had a narrower rotor, but the fixing holes all align. This are in demand by the trials boys where slimness is king. B50 and late B25 are sli...
by Ian Hingley
Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Clutch Pushrod???
Replies: 17
Views: 1863

Re: Clutch Pushrod???

Momus wrote: Sun Nov 08, 2020 5:51 am Edit. What is with the asterisking making nonsense out of Japanese brand spelling?
It's admin humour! Kasawaki would probably get through...
by Ian Hingley
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: shims VS Thakeray washers
Replies: 14
Views: 1535

Re: shims VS Thakeray washers

I thought the tappet was meant to be slightly off-centre of the valve stem so the valve rotates in use and evens out any wear of the valve seat

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: B65 Mongrel
Replies: 23
Views: 2922

Re: B65 Mongrel

beat wrote: Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:02 pm do not forget to take out the pice of wood before welding....
&lt;069
You can re-use the piece of timber underneath the sidestand... :thumb

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Rebuild Compression
Replies: 26
Views: 1965

Re: Rebuild Compression

I did have a customer bring in a freshly rebuilt BSA 650 that did not have any compression when it was back together. He was very proud of his handiwork until I asked him why he did not put the push rods back in. :mrgreen: If the pushrods were missing, wouldn't that mean all the valves would be spr...
by Ian Hingley
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: B50 (all models) rear brake pedal 83-2040 (also oif B25)
Replies: 0
Views: 871

B50 (all models) rear brake pedal 83-2040 (also oif B25)

Hi All Before this goes on ebay next week, I thought I'd let you good guys on the forum have first dibs: Selling a complete rear brake pedal for B50MX, B50SS, B50T or oif B25. All seems true (though I don't have another to compare it to). £36 including FREE postage in the UK. Happy to post worldwide...
by Ian Hingley
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: B50MX folding right footrest (also B50T and B25T) 83-3013
Replies: 1
Views: 330

B50MX folding right footrest (also B50T and B25T) 83-3013

Hi All Before this goes on ebay next week, I thought I'd let you good guys on the forum have first dibs: Selling a complete right hand folding footrest assembly 83-3013 for a B50MX, B50T or B25T. All seems straight and true and even the return spring works. £45 including FREE postage in the UK. Happ...
by Ian Hingley
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 317
Views: 78704

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: 704

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: 692

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: 692

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: 1550

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: 86
Views: 8801

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: 1550

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: 86
Views: 8801

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: 1144

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: 25
Views: 4573

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: 317
Views: 78704

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: 7451

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