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by Didlydon
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 primary chain tension
Replies: 1
Views: 746
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B44 primary chain tension

Hi All Simple question really.... When checking primary chain tension do you..... find the tightest point, & load up the kickstart whilst gauging 1/4" movement in the top run? The bit I'm interested in is loading up the kickstart or not as it alters the slack considerably. I've not found any mention...
by Didlydon
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 to 82mm
Replies: 9
Views: 2128
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Re: B44 to 82mm

Ah....Ok that's clearer! Thanks for the replies guys. I expected that you were using special barrels.... Cheers! :grin:
by Didlydon
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 to 82mm
Replies: 9
Views: 2128
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Re: B44 to 82mm

Hi Gents Please excuse my ignorance as fairly new to Beezer B44 single ownership.... But there is obviously plenty of meat in a B44 square barrel liner to bore out to the sizes you are talking about, so when / if it comes to a rebore with my 68 Victor Special I could do the same & usefully increase ...
by Didlydon
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Electrexworld - kill switch swap for key?
Replies: 3
Views: 1207
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Re: Electrexworld - kill switch swap for key?

Here you go...... This is my B44 Victor Specials wiring that I made a custom loom for using the Electrexworld ignition / charging system. Incorporating a switch sourced from RS. Fitted with a 4 a/h battery, negative earth. All the lighting & horn is run from the battery. The separate A/C lighting ou...
by Didlydon
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: RR's Tappet Clearance?
Replies: 3
Views: 1250
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Re: RR's Tappet Clearance?

I use this method on my B44 Victor Special & seems to reduce the old top end clatter with no ill effects....
by Didlydon
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Nearly there
Replies: 3
Views: 1649
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Re: Nearly there

Thats nice! :thumb Is it stainless? My mates building a Triton & wants a 2 into 1 special jobbie & I've pointed him in Raysons direction.....
by Didlydon
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 FORK DAMPER MODS
Replies: 12
Views: 2377
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Re: B50 FORK DAMPER MODS

Eh? Dunno what you mean there Gerry...
by Didlydon
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 FORK DAMPER MODS
Replies: 12
Views: 2377
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Re: B50 FORK DAMPER MODS

UPDATE - Hi All. simply drained & refilled with Motul 5W fork oil & we have a set of forks that seem to react a bit better now. Not up to modern standards undoubtedly but they'll do for an old nail! :smile: Got bitten by a bloody dog testing them up a local country farm road though! B*stard!
by Didlydon
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 FORK DAMPER MODS
Replies: 12
Views: 2377
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Re: B50 FORK DAMPER MODS

Thanks for that Kommando. Looks like a very comprehensive rework & modernisation! Works well I take it? I'll try some simple stuff first like 5W fork oil & see what happens. There's a chap on Youtube - Michael Waller - who's posted up a series of films and one of them describes mod'ing the fork damp...
by Didlydon
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 FORK DAMPER MODS
Replies: 12
Views: 2377
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Re: B50 FORK DAMPER MODS

I dunno about multigrade fork oil either... I'm just using whats commonly available! So... you would suggest using thinner fork oil?
by Didlydon
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 FORK DAMPER MODS
Replies: 12
Views: 2377
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B50 FORK DAMPER MODS

Hi All I run a B44 Victor Special on the road that's fitted with B50 forks & 21" Akront alloy wheel & want to see if I can improve the fork action. I've already fitted Ariete seals & the LP Williams low stiction phenolic damper rings. There was a bit of an improvement having done those little mods o...
by Didlydon
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: How to get the LH footpeg off?
Replies: 7
Views: 2056
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Re: How to get the LH footpeg off?

I usually apply the Mk1 eyeball before resorting to the largest persuader in the box! ;-) It was preeeety obvious on my B44 VS that the footrest is held in place by the big fick splined washery fing! Well done is getting it orf anyway!! :thumb
by Didlydon
Wed May 02, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 Exhaust Pipe
Replies: 13
Views: 3285
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Re: B44 Exhaust Pipe

Crikey WM20, that was really sobering reading that. Thanks for sharing that with us. There is plenty of anecdotal & scientific data out there to back up what we all really know, that loud noise(s) is dangerous to our hearing. I wouldn't use say an angle grinder or go to a gig now without ear protect...
by Didlydon
Tue May 01, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 Exhaust Pipe
Replies: 13
Views: 3285
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Re: B44 Exhaust Pipe

Well, I agree with you to an extent MM..... As well as my Victor Special I run around on a T150V Trident fitted with Anglo Bike meggas....& have done for these....ulp.....30+ years.....& have never been pulled for the music they produce. I think we've just gotta temper our "enthusiasm" with a modicu...
by Didlydon
Tue May 01, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 Exhaust Pipe
Replies: 13
Views: 3285
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Re: B44 Exhaust Pipe

You beat me to it WM20..... My mate who used to race bikes & enjoyed loud rock gigs in his youth now has permanent hearing loss in both ears & wears hearing aids. Another has tinnitus.... Lets be sensible lads! ;-) At least we can wear ear plugs when we ride........
by Didlydon
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 Exhaust Pipe
Replies: 13
Views: 3285
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Re: B44 Exhaust Pipe

Hi Claus

I didn't even bother trying the megga on the road as you can tell it'll be - err....loud! As it is the peanut silencer I bought from Armours has minimal baffling & delivers quite a bark & is just about tolerable - to me who loves bikes, - & my neighbours..........? :shock:
by Didlydon
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 Exhaust Pipe
Replies: 13
Views: 3285
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Re: B44 Exhaust Pipe

Hi Claus. I would say , yes you could fit the pipe from the '67 & the mega cos this is what I've done, but kinda in reverse! Bike came to me with the mega fitted, which would've been just too loud for my use on the road so I got the pipe replated & fitted a new peanut silencer from Armours. I was a ...
by Didlydon
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: LUCAS MCH69 FLAT BACKED HEADLAMP SHELL & RIM
Replies: 0
Views: 2535
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LUCAS MCH69 FLAT BACKED HEADLAMP SHELL & RIM

Hi All. This originally came off my '71 BSA A65 Lightning many years ago, & might be useful for B50's of the same era....this is a Made in England item. It's dent free & comes with the rim - again dent free - & switch. The chrome is ok ish.... not perfectly pit free, but decent original condition. C...
by Didlydon
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: B44, B40, C15 Alloy bash plate, front number plate & side panel
Replies: 3
Views: 1705
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Re: B44, B40, C15 Alloy bash plate, front number plate & side panel

Hi Steve, I'm really sorry but they've gone now... Thanks for your interest though. Cheers Don.
by Didlydon
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: B44, B40, C15 Alloy bash plate, front number plate & side panel
Replies: 3
Views: 1705
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B44, B40, C15 Alloy bash plate, front number plate & side panel

Hi All. I'm selling these ally bits which came fitted on my B44 Victor Special when it was just used off road. In really good used condition & not bashed up, I hope they'll do someone a turn as they're no good sitting on my shelf! The bash plate is good n sturdy & the front number plate has Spring c...
by Didlydon
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Alloy slider front fork improvements
Replies: 26
Views: 6231
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Re: Alloy slider front fork improvements

Thanks Minety for the comprehensive reply. I rebuilt the front end with lots of new components, including MX stanchions & new old stock springs. The old dampers were pretty buggered about with & corroded, with odd springs fitted. Its a job for the winter I reckon as the new Emgo seals are weeping a ...
by Didlydon
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Alloy slider front fork improvements
Replies: 26
Views: 6231
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Alloy slider front fork improvements

Hi All I've read threads about front fork improvements by doing stuff to the dampers & putting expensive emulators in em, but putting it simply I want to improve the action for road use, in the simplest & cheapest way. What have you done to yours that works! Pumping them up & down they seem quite so...
by Didlydon
Tue May 30, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: B50 oil in frame fork stanchions 24" long *EDITED - NEW PRICE!*
Replies: 1
Views: 1467
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B50 oil in frame fork stanchions 24" long *EDITED - NEW PRICE!*

Hi All. Selling the fork stanchions that my Victor Special came fitted with - it's got a later OIF front end. They are 2 inches over the standard length, so ideal for you off roaders, but I've reverted to standard length. In good condition, straight with good threads, there is a little speck of a ru...
by Didlydon
Tue May 30, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Amal 928 / 930 No4 Carb slide??
Replies: 0
Views: 1928
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Amal 928 / 930 No4 Carb slide??

Hi All... trying to get my Victor Special to run better by tuning the carb & want to try a new / different slide. I bought a No3, which made things worse (richer) it seemed - damn it !! - , so want to try a No4 if anyone has a spare I could borrow / buy please as don't want to shell out for another ...
by Didlydon
Tue May 30, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Chain guard for B44 (Victor Special) 1967/8 wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 910
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Re: Chain guard for B44 (Victor Special) 1967/8 wanted

UPDATE!! SORTED Thanks!!! :grin:
by Didlydon
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Chain guard for B44 (Victor Special) 1967/8 wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 910
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Chain guard for B44 (Victor Special) 1967/8 wanted

Hi All.... I'm in need of a chain guard to finish off my Street Scrambler project...Anyone with anything suitable that would fit please get in touch as it's really the last part of the jigsaw & I don't really want to have to make do with my basic ally angle job! Cheeeeers! <200
by Didlydon
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Tyre pressures - again!
Replies: 2
Views: 932
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Tyre pressures - again!

Hi All. I've read some previous threads on tyre pressures, but as I'm not off roading & with a larger 21" front on my B44 Victor Special, anyone got a rule of thumb guide please? I'm using Michelin Siracs as they get favourable reviews on road - 21" x 90 /90 front, 18" x 4.10 rear. The owners book r...
by Didlydon
Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 Victor Special Engine breathing
Replies: 5
Views: 1647
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Re: B44 Victor Special Engine breathing

Thanks for the replies chaps. Yep, it seemed obvious really..... I found a suitable bolt & washer this afternoon to blank it off. After the relatively short run last time to the MOT there was a fair build up of oil behind the cover. Really looking forward to completing the paperwork, getting the age...
by Didlydon
Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 Victor Special Engine breathing
Replies: 5
Views: 1647
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Re: B44 Victor Special Engine breathing

Thanks for the reply - There should be a bolt holding the advance/retard unit or electronic ignition rotor onto the cam, otherwise it will fall off! - On the Electrexworld Electronic Ignition I've got there is nothing in this location at all - it's all done from the primary side where the alternator...
by Didlydon
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 Victor Special Engine breathing
Replies: 5
Views: 1647
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B44 Victor Special Engine breathing

Hi All. Quick question... In the B44 engine, if there is no points & advance retard fitted due to electronic ignition by Electrexworld, is it worth fitting a bolt into the end of the camshaft to blank it off? Am I right in thinking the engine does some of it's breathing through the camshaft? I've on...
by Didlydon
Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Fork leg threads
Replies: 8
Views: 1806
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Re: B50 Fork leg threads

I guess mine have been re tapped 5/16 whit.....1/4 is like a dick in a top hat fit.... :shock:
by Didlydon
Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Fork leg threads
Replies: 8
Views: 1806
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Re: B50 Fork leg threads

Thanks for your help Chaps. I must say that I don't think the parts book / list is correct. I would expect a coarse thread screw into ally & surprised they list UNF. Anyways...... will take a punt & go with my hunch of 5/16 Whit & get screws to suit. Cheers
by Didlydon
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Fork leg threads
Replies: 8
Views: 1806
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Re: B50 Fork leg threads

Thanks minetymenace....that's really great! Trouble is I don't reckon the holes in my legs are that thread! They must've been altered from 1/4" dia to 5/16" ! B*gger! I've found a tatty screw that fits, but am unsure of what the thread form is. Measuring the screw gives approx 5/16" dia (.301" exact...
by Didlydon
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Fork leg threads
Replies: 8
Views: 1806
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B50 Fork leg threads

Hi All. A quick question..... Can anyone tell me what the threads should be for the mudguard fixing bolts on the ally ribbed fork legs please? I think they're 5/16 Whitworth, but want to be sure before ordering new screws! It doesn't look like they've been re tapped.... Cheers :ok
by Didlydon
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Cleaning aluminium
Replies: 8
Views: 2003
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Re: Cleaning aluminium

I used Gunk to degrease then green Scotchbrite pads & water to get the finish back on my B44 Victor Special I'm just doing. With the pad fold around the blade of a scraper it fits nicely between the fins of the barrel as well - Ideal for removing the light corrosion the alloy had due to being laid u...
by Didlydon
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: ELECTREX WORLD Electronic Ignition sytem
Replies: 10
Views: 3168
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Re: ELECTREX WORLD Electronic Ignition sytem

Sold now! Thanks all for your interest...... :grin:
by Didlydon
Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: ELECTREX WORLD Electronic Ignition sytem
Replies: 10
Views: 3168
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Re: ELECTREX WORLD Electronic Ignition sytem

hi Didlydon, forgive me, I thought you were selling the Ignition system, but re-reading your post you seem to be selling the redundant stuff you have left over after fitting the Electrex stuff....therefore you should really put up a picture of what you are selling to attract the punters, at the mom...
by Didlydon
Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: ELECTREX WORLD Electronic Ignition sytem
Replies: 10
Views: 3168
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Re: ELECTREX WORLD Electronic Ignition sytem

Well.... that was bloody hard work, but with the aid of a very tech savvy collegue I reckon we're sorted... see above!!!

Cheers Don.
by Didlydon
Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: ELECTREX WORLD Electronic Ignition sytem
Replies: 10
Views: 3168
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Re: ELECTREX WORLD Electronic Ignition sytem

Well that didn't work.... Help please....