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by Mark Cook
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Star
Replies: 187
Views: 16337
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Re: Star

I do love your ingenuity Beat, though I do wonder what you would have came up with if you had easy access to my toy shop ;-)
by Mark Cook
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Electric Start
Replies: 623
Views: 94099
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Re: Electric Start

We try to use genuine, but that means nothing. The origin of goods is hard to prove these days :(
by Mark Cook
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Electric Start
Replies: 623
Views: 94099
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Re: Electric Start

Thanks for the warning, not seen that happening …….Phew!
by Mark Cook
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Electric Start
Replies: 623
Views: 94099
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Re: Electric Start

It took me a long time before I warmed to the idea of the chainsaw valve. Most people expose the valve to full combustion. As we are lucky enough to have CNC machines, head jigs and drawings we were able to find a location where we don't break though. Then a small communication hole is drilled. They...
by Mark Cook
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Oil unions
Replies: 2
Views: 399
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Re: Oil unions

It may not be the O-rings giving trouble, they will leak along the mounting stud. The end of it's mounting hole is open to oil.
by Mark Cook
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 Big End Shells
Replies: 20
Views: 1080
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Re: B25 Big End Shells

We did start making a race C15 crank some years ago, but the flywheels were a little small to get to balance. This does away with the shell bearing.
by Mark Cook
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Electric Start
Replies: 623
Views: 94099
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Re: Electric Start

Fantastic, and no new inspection holes!
by Mark Cook
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Thread size/type - Primary slotted inspection plug
Replies: 4
Views: 433
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Re: Thread size/type - Primary slotted inspection plug

Anita is soon to run a batch of chain case caps off, so it was fresh it my mind.
by Mark Cook
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Thread size/type - Primary slotted inspection plug
Replies: 4
Views: 433
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Re: Thread size/type - Primary slotted inspection plug

One inch by 16 TPI Steve.
by Mark Cook
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Electric Start
Replies: 623
Views: 94099
Flag: England

Re: Electric Start

Your English is improving Beat ;-)

I just hope the gears don't try to escape when it's used in anger. <216
by Mark Cook
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Electric Start
Replies: 623
Views: 94099
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Re: Electric Start

Watching with interest.
by Mark Cook
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Swing Arm Oil Seal
Replies: 17
Views: 2943
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Re: Swing Arm Oil Seal

Don't even think of using the lip seals, our CCM system out performs all other ideas. No need for grease nipples either. You'll get many years out of the bearings providing you use hardened bushes too.
by Mark Cook
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Electric Start
Replies: 623
Views: 94099
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Re: Electric Start

Closer :cool:
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by Mark Cook
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: News
Topic: Happy birthday Richard
Replies: 12
Views: 2119
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Re: Happy birthday Richard

Have a good one Rickard. <208
by Mark Cook
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B50 MX for Bonneville
Replies: 420
Views: 49054
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Re: B50 MX for Bonneville

Where's that head Andy, one change at a time remember
by Mark Cook
Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: b44 braided oil/fuel lines ?
Replies: 2
Views: 858
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Re: b44 braided oil/fuel lines ?

It's got to the stage where we have to make the fittings and Furrell's too Gerry. We only have a limited range to solve our problems.
by Mark Cook
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: difference between B40 WD / B25 gearbox parts
Replies: 12
Views: 2246
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Re: difference between B40 WD / B25 gearbox parts

Just a note for those that have forgotten, we make a low first and second gear set. Handy for long distance trials work. I'm sure a few of you will have some.
by Mark Cook
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Cannot stop it pinking.
Replies: 17
Views: 2633
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Re: Cannot stop it pinking.

With Ed's work on the head the idea was to improve the filling of the chamber. Sounds like it works too. Now you have too much volume to compress and it's self-igniting. Large throttle openings at low rpm often make this work. Nothing is wrong other than your effective compression ratio is too high....
by Mark Cook
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Foam in oil
Replies: 11
Views: 1884
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Re: Foam in oil

Foam in the Beer upsets me !
by Mark Cook
Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Cylinder head nuts B44
Replies: 10
Views: 1890
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Re: Cylinder head nuts B44

Sly, it's easier with a smaller hex
by Mark Cook
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Crankshaft experiment
Replies: 153
Views: 21953
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Re: Crankshaft experiment

What material are you using for the valve seats Jack?
by Mark Cook
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B50 MX for Bonneville
Replies: 420
Views: 49054
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Re: B50 MX for Bonneville

37 years of experience obviously counts for nothing, best send the airline ticket Andy. I don't have a clue.
by Mark Cook
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Oil Leak from Gearbox
Replies: 37
Views: 4986
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Re: Oil Leak from Gearbox

We use a double sealed bearing, it will find as much oil as it needs with the seals in place. After fitting the sprocket, before the tab washer apply a high modulus silicon sealant around the sleeve gear and onto the sprocket face. This may or may not ease your problem depending on it's origin.
by Mark Cook
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Electric Start
Replies: 623
Views: 94099
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Re: Electric Start

Op.4
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by Mark Cook
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Happy Birthday Stan
Replies: 7
Views: 1608
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Re: Happy Birthday Stan

Have a good one and many more Stan <219 <208
by Mark Cook
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: valve timing agsin
Replies: 25
Views: 3396
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Re: valve timing agsin

My simulation is better than your simulation and I even have bigger books, and one day I might even leave my bedroom :!:

Seriously, it's staring to sound this way.

Experiments in the real world backed up with hard data collected from first hand experience, I do hope they make you laugh Stan.
by Mark Cook
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B50 MX for Bonneville
Replies: 420
Views: 49054
Flag: England

Re: B50 MX for Bonneville

Enjoy hospital Andy, I'm sure your not their first. I like to use a 3/8 drive rattle gun as it makes me less dangerous. :mrgreen:
by Mark Cook
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Electric Start
Replies: 623
Views: 94099
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Re: Electric Start

It's not about the money Beat, though costs need to be covered. I like to make things for those that deserve it, sadly the toys needed are very expensive.
by Mark Cook
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Electric Start
Replies: 623
Views: 94099
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Re: Electric Start

Op1.
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by Mark Cook
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B50 MX for Bonneville
Replies: 420
Views: 49054
Flag: England

Re: B50 MX for Bonneville

You have a job to tell it was A-salt-ed <216

Hope your going to fit that missing sprocket bolt Andy :?:
by Mark Cook
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Electric Start
Replies: 623
Views: 94099
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Re: Electric Start

About to start cutting steel Beat. Gear diameter 128.0mm Pitch diameter 124.0mm Base diameter 116.522mm Root diameter 119.372mm
Fingers and Toes crossed ;-)
by Mark Cook
Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Electric Start
Replies: 623
Views: 94099
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Re: Electric Start

Thanks Cranky, it's so easy to fall into traps. The first was an edit on a B50 crank sprocket. This one will be an edit on the last one, so the sprocket detail should be correct. BTW we machine from the inside, out. This keeps all the diameters concentric.
by Mark Cook
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Teppo
Replies: 0
Views: 1141
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Teppo

Happy Birthday Teppo, what a shame you never managed to make it to the European championships. Have a good one.
by Mark Cook
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Electric Start
Replies: 623
Views: 94099
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Re: Electric Start

What am I watching out for Cranky?

Shame your casting drawings don't have draft angles, you could have saved me some work ;)
by Mark Cook
Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Hwan's BSA 250 Scrambler
Replies: 108
Views: 16507
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Re: Hwan's BSA 250 Scrambler

Hope you checked if the crank is in the middle Nigel????
by Mark Cook
Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Who made frames for B50s?
Replies: 13
Views: 2738
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Re: Who made frames for B50s?

Not often advertised, but if I was looking at a Metisse style frame I'd seek out Wasp Motorcycles.

Oh btw Michael, just loved the two stroke barrel work you were involved with casting. Your "space suit" was a sight to behold :)
by Mark Cook
Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Electric Start
Replies: 623
Views: 94099
Flag: England

Re: Electric Start

I'd be happier with 5mm Beat if you can manage it.
by Mark Cook
Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Electric Start
Replies: 623
Views: 94099
Flag: England

Re: Electric Start

The inner boss face for the 6 spline that mounts against the LJ7/8 is more like 11.5mm from the sprocket face Cranky, but I've found they can be around 0.2mm either side of that in the real world.
by Mark Cook
Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Electric Start
Replies: 623
Views: 94099
Flag: England

Re: Electric Start

Good job I haven't made that one yet then Beat, though it would be easy for me to do it next week as Anita will be cutting internal splines for crank sprockets. Yes you are correct Beat that the root of a tooth form need some support to stop it twisting out. Also the teeth will drop into a recess if...
by Mark Cook
Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Suppliers and New Products
Topic: Vapour blasting
Replies: 7
Views: 1503
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Re: Vapour blasting

Richard, you won't believe how the most simple jobs can go wrong. Also remember we don't deal in ones. We're hoping we can save a very expensive job at the moment that some locals messed up. It's so much nicer if you can keep subcontractors close. (oops that's where it went wrong :oops: ) I'll look ...