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by Ian Hingley
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B50 S*zuki DLS drum brake install
Replies: 24
Views: 6505

Re: B50 S*zuki DLS drum brake install

B44Claus wrote: Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:04 pm Hi Peter,
Hi Claus

You're adding to a thread that is nearly six years old now! I'm not sure if Peter Balfour still engages with this forum.

Cheers

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: LOBE 2 20-21
Replies: 204
Views: 24812

Re: LOBE 2 20-21

Hi beat

I've followed every single post in this fascinating thread. But I've only just realised - it's your B50 engine, not the Goldie!

Is this an end to your road riding adventures? What will become of your Cheney chassis?

Cheers

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: LOBE 2 20-21
Replies: 204
Views: 24812

Re: LOBE 2 20-21

Hi beat

Is that the wood you need to put under the sidestand of a solo BSA? Guess you can keep it in the sidecar now... :mrgreen:

Cheers

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Information and other
Topic: Get Your B50.org / 40 years of CCM Polo Shirts Here
Replies: 16
Views: 22280

Re: Get Your B50.org / 40 years of CCM Polo Shirts Here

Hi Francois

I've not thought about a 50 year anniversary shirt.

I could give it a go, and raise some more money for charity though.

I'd need some firm commitment from the members of the forum too...

I'll have a think about it

Cheers

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Manual advance retard
Replies: 8
Views: 931

Re: Manual advance retard

Just to furnish a few facts: There was a BSA Unit Singles specialist trading as OTJ (Olive and Tony Jones if I recall) trading in the 1980s, who made these manual advance and retard mechanism for the pre-65 trials community and their B40s. I once rang to see if I could buy such a conversion for my o...
by Ian Hingley
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Maximum bore of a 441
Replies: 11
Views: 1649

Re: Maximum bore of a 441

Mark Cook wrote: Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:17 pm Round barrel liners get thin after a 0.5mm bore.
Square barrels will take more. 1mm O/S is safe.
Thanks Mark. Should have mentioned in my initial comment that the IHO is a round barrel.

Cheers

Ian b44icon IHOSMILE
by Ian Hingley
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Maximum bore of a 441
Replies: 11
Views: 1649

Re: Maximum bore of a 441

kommando wrote: Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:51 pm You cannot push the old liner out on a B44 barrel, the original liner was corrugated on the OD and cast into the barrel.
Correct kommando! :thumb Think I mentioned that in my original comment.

Cheers

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 ignition switch
Replies: 12
Views: 1791

Re: B50 ignition switch

Fitted one of these pattern ones to my A65 last year. As you say, and others have found, the parking light position doesn't allow the key to be removed which is distinctly not as per the original. Having a parking light isn't important to me, so I've just left this fourth terminal unconnected. Cheer...
by Ian Hingley
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Maximum bore of a 441
Replies: 11
Views: 1649

Re: Maximum bore of a 441

Hi Max approved oversize by BSA was +.040". I ran one at +.060 for a while, but had issues. Investigation by PES found out the cast in iron liner had an air pocket behind it due to a flaw in one location. The now too thin cast iron liner cracked at this place due to being unsupported. Mark at PES bo...
by Ian Hingley
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: LOBE 2 20-21
Replies: 204
Views: 24812

Re: LOBE 2 20-21

Are you making a new neck brace out of box section??

Ian
by Ian Hingley
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: LOBE 2 20-21
Replies: 204
Views: 24812

Re: LOBE 2 20-21

engine completed: Aargh! Please stop beat. As well as dribbling on my keyboard whilst admiring your engine, I can't help my eyes being drawn to all your tools, all put away in neat an tidy rows! And to think your bike has stayed in my humble garage a couple of nights - I bet it couldn't wait to get...
by Ian Hingley
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: LOBE 2 20-21
Replies: 204
Views: 24812

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: 4800

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: 91
Views: 9348

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: 4800

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: 92
Views: 16467

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 - Finished
Replies: 131
Views: 23246

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: 91
Views: 9348

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: 1315

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: 91
Views: 9348

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: 91
Views: 9348

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: 91
Views: 9348

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: 204
Views: 24812

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: 4906

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: 2243

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: 266
Views: 143577

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: 92650

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: 17
Views: 3212

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: 2108

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: 6374

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: 1591

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: 1591

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: 911

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: 2846

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: 2158

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: 4875

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: 3772

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: 1618

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: 644

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: 92650

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)