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by beesa71
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: O.I.F parts for sale.
Replies: 4
Views: 502
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Re: O.I.F parts for sale.

I sent a 'pm', did you get it?

Regards.

Paul.

Edit by mm. You can see if your pm has been delivered, when it is opened by the recipient it moved from your "Outbox" to your "Sent Messages".
by beesa71
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Conical rear hub offset.
Replies: 18
Views: 1307
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Re: Conical rear hub offset.

and I've a use for the whole rear wheel/brake etc assembly so if yo'd let me know your asking price that would be good.

Paul.
by beesa71
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Conical rear hub offset.
Replies: 18
Views: 1307
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Re: Conical rear hub offset.

But you don't then actually know whether the hub/brake plate assembly will fit in your arm (re' spindle dia, spacers/position etc). My view remains to actually do all the work to fit the hub/brake plate (of your choice) to the arm with the sprocket In the right place for chain alignment then, and on...
by beesa71
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Conical rear hub offset.
Replies: 18
Views: 1307
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Re: Conical rear hub offset.

I don't necessarily concur with your thought; my view is that you need to set up the hub in the arm, then you can work out for yourself what your offset needs to be.

Paul.
by beesa71
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Conical rear hub offset.
Replies: 18
Views: 1307
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Re: Conical rear hub offset.

Although the OP doesn't seem to tell us which swinging arm he is planning to fit the Conical hub too I'll assume it's a pre-OIF one. From refurbishing Mead & Tomkinson B50's where they went the other way, ie fitted Crinkle hub in place of Conical, I'd suggest that the first thing to do is, most prob...
by beesa71
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: BSA B50MX "AIR BOX" - Is there such a thing?
Replies: 7
Views: 747
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Re: BSA B50MX "AIR BOX" - Is there such a thing?

My two penneth; the BSA/Triumph OIF Single air filter housing is not what the OP needs if he is considering an 'air box' for Flat Track racing. It is, simply, a unit to hold the simple paper based air filter in the right place. I have friends who race FT here in the UK and they need to construct mul...
by beesa71
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Wanted BSA b44 +20
Replies: 3
Views: 631
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Re: Wanted BSA b44 STD piston or +20

I've B44 slipper NOS OEM +0.010" and +0.020" pistons, both have rings but no pin.

PM me if of any interest.

Paul.
by beesa71
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: Philip islands motorcycle classic
Replies: 8
Views: 1311
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Re: Philip islands motorcycle classic

Whole bike is an M&T replica built solely from photographs in old magazines etc. A real credit to Neil.

Paul.
by beesa71
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: Philip islands motorcycle classic
Replies: 8
Views: 1311
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Re: Philip islands motorcycle classic

The 'race' B50 is owned by Neil Stuart.

Paul.
by beesa71
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B 50 tachometer drive
Replies: 5
Views: 1057
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Re: B 50 tachometer drive

Jean-Paul,

A B50 drive will be in the post to you asap.

Regards.

Paul.
by beesa71
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B 50 tachometer drive
Replies: 5
Views: 1057
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Re: B 50 tachometer drive

A gentleman who I was introduced to at Circuit Carole International B50 Meeting in September told me that, becasue of the high prices these drives are commadning on Ebay, he was comissioning a batch in order to offer them cheaper. Does anyone in France know of progress on these items? I think many o...
by beesa71
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: horn bracket
Replies: 16
Views: 2454
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Re: horn bracket

Francois, it will be in the post to you today.

It came from an 'XON' registered B50.

Regards, best wishes and have a great 2019.

Paul.
by beesa71
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: horn bracket
Replies: 16
Views: 2454
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Re: horn bracket

Francois,.........
by beesa71
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 210
Views: 27033
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Re: Star

Funily enough Ian, I thought so too. I was sure he looked older than that at the International B50 Meeting in Paris in September but then thought it must have been the womderful weekend and superb hospitaility of our hosts that changed him....... didn't seem to work for me though, still old in all r...
by beesa71
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Crankcase Breathing
Replies: 22
Views: 4076
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Re: Crankcase Breathing

John, If it's Neil S you are referring to the I think he hadn't got the luxury of seeing a bike in the flesh, only a plethora of pictures. Of the bike pictured; in period it was vented to atmosphere via a 'catch tank' (sometimes). M&T didn't do 'valves' then, nor did we! Regards to all OIF'ers. Paul.
by beesa71
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: News
Topic: B50 Speedway photos
Replies: 5
Views: 1544
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Re: B50 Speedway photos

I believe I am able to supply the pictures Brad needs and have been in touch with him directly.

Paul.
by beesa71
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Mead & Tomkinson research help needed - anyone translate from the Dutch language please?
Replies: 2
Views: 847
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Re: Mead & Tomkinson research help needed - anyone translate from the Dutch language please?

Thanks Gerry,

I only have a 'net poor quality scan as yet, I plan to buy the magazine if necessary to do better in terms of the scan.

Regards.

Paul.
by beesa71
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Mead & Tomkinson research help needed - anyone translate from the Dutch language please?
Replies: 2
Views: 847
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Mead & Tomkinson research help needed - anyone translate from the Dutch language please?

Just that really.

We have an article in the 1974 magazine that describes an outing by an M&T machine and we can't understand it (reasonably).

Please can anyone help translating the few sections of text that mention the entry?

Regards to all OIF'ers.

Paul.
by beesa71
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Possible Fury/Bandit frame
Replies: 18
Views: 2722
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Re: Possible Fury/Bandit frame

I think we ougth to put this thread out of its misery and simply say that it's a Bandit/Fury frame, or at least its origins are/were. Now modified to suit present purpose.

Paul.
by beesa71
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Possible Fury/Bandit frame
Replies: 18
Views: 2722
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Re: Possible Fury/Bandit frame

Of the many dozens of NOS Fury/Bandit frames we've seen over the years, none had frame numbers. Chell's in Stafford for instance, had tons of the stuff after the factory closed. We bought all sorts of OIF stuff but weren't interested in the 350 items. Anyone evidence to the contrary on any significa...
by beesa71
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: International BSA B50 Meeting Paris 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 9883
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Re: International BSA B50 Meeting

and, Beat, I too am glad to hear that you are back home but sad to hear of the trouble en-route.

I enjoyed to company of my friends both new and old Circuit Carole. A great weekend.

Best wishes.

Paul.
by beesa71
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: International BSA B50 Meeting Paris 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 9883
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Re: International BSA B50 Meeting

Oh no....... I'm more excited now.

I'm positioned 25 miles from ferry as I type this, 00:30 crossing in the morning and will be at the circuit as and when we can get there.

See you there folks.

Paul.
by beesa71
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: International BSA B50 Meeting Paris 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 9883
Flag: Great Britain

Re: International BSA B50 Meeting

Indeed Rickard, it will ne a great pleasure for me too.

Let us hope for fair weather.

Paul.
by beesa71
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: International BSA B50 Meeting Paris 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 9883
Flag: Great Britain

Re: International BSA B50 Meeting

Me too, me too.....

We (John Summerfield from Norway) and I should arrive Friday morning.

Paul.
by beesa71
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: >mead tomkinson
Replies: 51
Views: 10417
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Re: >mead tomkinson

Jim, In answer to your last question; no they didn't although I have one that was fitted with a Nylon sprocket. An alloy rim, as they used of course, helped a little. I will try and post pics of an installed wheel (if nobody beats me to it) after the forthcoming B50 meeting in France. Regards to all...
by beesa71
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: >mead tomkinson
Replies: 51
Views: 10417
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Re: >mead tomkinson

The stanchions and sprongs were shortened (I have evidence) and the rear shock absorbers were, as you suggest Gerry, 1" shorter units.

Paul.
by beesa71
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: b50 bottom end
Replies: 15
Views: 2713
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Re: b50 bottom end

"A dove grey frame should have a frame number lower than 101 and would be quite rare and perhaps valuable bike. Numbers below 101 were reserved for factory use, one of which was pre production prototypes and road test bikes for the media." With respect, that isn't the case. There were/(still) are Do...
by beesa71
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: info on rear mudguards
Replies: 6
Views: 1598
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Re: info on rear mudguards

Just to add a little re' the stainless steel MX rear mudguards if I may; they don't have the 'thickening' washers spot welded on around their mounting holes (as the SS/T ones do). Instead, they have larger holes than on the mild steel SS/T mudguards as into those holes are fitted rubber grommets ie ...
by beesa71
Sat May 05, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 stem nut
Replies: 4
Views: 1201
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Re: B50 stem nut

Crap picture (taken just now in a rush) but here's our stainless steel nut that is a copy of the OEM nut; the plain portion under the hex is 1 3/16" long.

Paul.
by beesa71
Sat May 05, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 stem nut
Replies: 4
Views: 1201
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Re: B50 stem nut

Simplistically; the nut sticks up through the top yoke. It's function is to set the bearing clearance and, then, the top yoke clamps around it at some point along its plain portion. The hex portion is not to bear down on the top yoke at all. It's an assumption that the bearing 'outer' abutment rings...
by beesa71
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B25/TR25 Land Speed Project
Replies: 84
Views: 14776
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Re: B25/TR25 Land Speed Project

Carb on the BSA factory speedway bike was 1000 Series Amal Concentric Mk1. 2 x remote floats as most speedway bikes of period.

Paul.
by beesa71
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: >mead tomkinson
Replies: 51
Views: 10417
Flag: Great Britain

Re: >mead tomkinson

Francois,

See my 'pm' to you.

You obviously know more about the 2 off 1972 bikes than I do, be interesting to add to my information.

Regards to all.

Paul.
by beesa71
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: >mead tomkinson
Replies: 51
Views: 10417
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Re: >mead tomkinson

John,

Neil (to whom I think you are referring in connection with a recent replica); to the best of my knowledge, and what he told me, was that it was all done from pictures. All credit to him for such a very good effort.

Regards.

Paul.
by beesa71
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: >mead tomkinson
Replies: 51
Views: 10417
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Re: >mead tomkinson

John, Indeed, one (most likely the last built/used by M&T) did end up in your part of the world but circumstances dictate that it stays 'hidden'. Hopefully though not for ever. Of others; Of the 2 1971 bikes; all 3 still exist and whereabouts known. 1 in France and 2 in UK. Of the 2 1972 bikes; 1 kn...
by beesa71
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: >mead tomkinson
Replies: 51
Views: 10417
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Re: >mead tomkinson

Canberra; sorry, I missed your comment when posted but may I ask what you mean by "There are a few replicas but genuine - no."?

Regards to all OIF'ers.

Paul.
by beesa71
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: >mead tomkinson
Replies: 51
Views: 10417
Flag: Great Britain

Re: >mead tomkinson

If that was a question, then the answer is no.

Paul.
by beesa71
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: >mead tomkinson
Replies: 51
Views: 10417
Flag: Great Britain

Re: >mead tomkinson

I second those thanks.

I've found the 'net source of the race picture above.

Paul.
by beesa71
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Swinging arm spacer tube
Replies: 4
Views: 1201
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Swinging arm spacer tube

I don't recall ever seeing one with centralising rings and I would believe I stripped plenty that have never been apart before I did so.

Paul.
by beesa71
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: >mead tomkinson
Replies: 51
Views: 10417
Flag: Great Britain

Re: >mead tomkinson

I've not been able to track down this image on the 'net, can anyone help please.
by beesa71
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: >mead tomkinson
Replies: 51
Views: 10417
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Re: >mead tomkinsos

Not the engine being described. The combned oiling to engine, gearbox and primary drive is a nice touch but relies on it all being contained therein. The bike/engine you see in the images is described by me under the following; of the two bikes built by M&T for 1971 all three exist today!!!!! Yippee...