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by Chris Pellett
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Wassell ignition install
Replies: 14
Views: 2689
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Re: Wassell ignition install

Don't seem to have the time to look through these posts very often these days. Saw this and it surprised me as I've sold over 200 of these ignitions with only two come back. One buyer didn't like the idea of a wasted spark, the other had clearly attached the battery across the sensor input wires whi...
by Chris Pellett
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: EAST SUSSEX BSA OPEN DAY SUNDAY 2nd SEPT
Replies: 0
Views: 1455
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EAST SUSSEX BSA OPEN DAY SUNDAY 2nd SEPT

EAST SUSSEX BSA OPEN DAY SUNDAY 2nd SEPT East Sussex BSA Open Day Sunday 2nd Sept from midday: White Hart, Horsebridge BN27 4DJ Entrance to bikes & parking is via the field round the back so easy to miss if just driving past. Always a damned good event. Always something there you won't have seen bef...
by Chris Pellett
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Rocker Spindle Nut Torque
Replies: 2
Views: 1161
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B50 Rocker Spindle Nut Torque

How tight are your nuts?
What would be the correct, or a sensible, torque setting for these 26TPI 3/8" acorn nuts retaining the oil feed union?
(Asking for a friend)
Cheers
Chris
by Chris Pellett
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Gearbox sprocket width
Replies: 9
Views: 2056
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Re: Gearbox sprocket width

Ian, I've checked the C15 19T sprocket next to a late B25 item and yes the C15 sprockets have a deeper boss which is correct. OTJ writes; "In 1969 the main bearing in the gearbox was moved about 0.060" nearer to the clutch and the sprocket boss made correspondingly shorter to maintain the same chain...
by Chris Pellett
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B25/TR25 Land Speed Project
Replies: 87
Views: 17579
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Re: B25/TR25 Land Speed Project

Red line was 8200rpm but in tearaway years I always found power bands were at 4200-4500rpm and again at 8500-9000rpm hence short engine life.
With a worn out MX camshaft (deliberate for reduced lift) and Omega piston, keeping up with Yam and S*zuki two strokes was easy while it lasted.
by Chris Pellett
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: AAU bolt
Replies: 8
Views: 1975
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Re: AAU bolt

Don't think it was ever Whitworth

76-0290 1/4" 26TPI x 2" or 2-1/16" CEI for use with 4CA
70-7831 1/4" 26TPI x 2-7/32" CEI for use with 6CA
Common alternatives:
70-1545 1/4" 26TPI x 2-3/32" CEI
68-0984 1/4"-26TPI x 2-1/8" CEI
82-4743 1/4"-26TPI x 2-1/8" CEI

Regards
Chris
by Chris Pellett
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B50 alternator lead grommet
Replies: 5
Views: 1788
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Re: B50 alternator lead grommet

This is what I have; Sold as 40-0705 Made in UK, Alternator grommet; works fine for me. Soap helps to get the wires through. DSCN9836.JPG DSCN9947.jpg Sold as 60-3161 Made in UK, Early side panel mount; Easier to fit but still seals fine. DSCN9833.JPG Sold as Royal Enfield wiring grommet; my favouri...
by Chris Pellett
Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 Victor Special Engine breathing
Replies: 5
Views: 1473
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Re: B44 Victor Special Engine breathing

Yes you need a bolt in there to blank it off,

regards
Chris
by Chris Pellett
Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: Classic dirtbike show,
Replies: 29
Views: 6303
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Re: Classic dirtbike show,

I'm hoping to visit on the Saturday.
Maybe share transport if anyone wants a lift from East Sussex

Cheers
Chris
by Chris Pellett
Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Electric Start
Replies: 631
Views: 118985
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Re: Electric Start

Does anyone know what magnesium content there is in those old CCM covers?
by Chris Pellett
Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: What oil pump?
Replies: 12
Views: 2431
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Re: What oil pump?

you can always tell a pattern oil pump as your engine would now be seized solid!
Sad but true.
by Chris Pellett
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: "Made in England" Font
Replies: 16
Views: 3360
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Re: "Made in England" Font

Minety,
Are you wanting the Made in England sticker or do you want to write something else in that style?
I may have some waterslide decals if you are after originality.
We use a similar vinyl version on the electric BSA's, PM me if you want some
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Cheers
Chris
by Chris Pellett
Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: "Made in England" Font
Replies: 16
Views: 3360
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Re: "Made in England" Font

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by Chris Pellett
Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B25 Sprint bike...
Replies: 53
Views: 11650
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Re: B25 Sprint bike...

I like the idea of a sprint on Brighton Pier, but it's actually on the lower promenade road; Madeira Drive and pretty sure it a 1/4 mile.
They used to run two at a time but H & S ruled in favour of the cast iron lampposts.
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50 years of John Hobbs.
by Chris Pellett
Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: New BSA Unit Single
Replies: 0
Views: 2174
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New BSA Unit Single

So last week Mahindra & Mahindra bought the BSA name in order to make motorcycles through their subsidiary Classic Legends. Maybe jumping the gun but here is the Mahindra Mojo, a 300cc single being compared to the Royal Enfield Himalayan. big_419502_1465567469.jpg All adds to the interest. Incidenta...
by Chris Pellett
Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Suppliers and New Products
Topic: B50MX fenders and more
Replies: 6
Views: 2796
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Re: B50MX fenders and more

I was told the forming rollers for the rear were stolen (they are brass) so there would be no more rear ones made (in the UK).
Best bet is an undrilled T140 cut down at the front but they are from Taiwan, distorted and thin.
Regards
Chris
by Chris Pellett
Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Suppliers and New Products
Topic: B50MX fenders and more
Replies: 6
Views: 2796
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Re: B50MX fenders and more

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New BSA B50MX Stainless front fender undrilled £135
Chris
(Ripe Motorcycles Ltd)
by Chris Pellett
Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Horn Bracket
Replies: 19
Views: 2990
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Re: Horn Bracket

Lucas horns use this: s-l1000.jpg Fixing bolts to the frame bracket were latterly rubber mounted. If you must use the central bolt for fixing your horn, many Chinese bikes use two 1mm thickness strip brackets rather than one 2mm stainless strip like yours was. Two strips should dampen the vibration ...
by Chris Pellett
Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: H4 Halogen Bulbs
Replies: 2
Views: 1393
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Re: H4 Halogen Bulbs

Yes fits standard Lucas reflector
But over 25mm thick (safely wrapped) so has to be a small package £8.55GBP to Australia

Regards
Chris
by Chris Pellett
Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: H4 Halogen Bulbs
Replies: 2
Views: 1393
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H4 Halogen Bulbs

In response to Jeff's posting in Tech: Emgo Quartz Halogen H4 BPF Replacement Bulbs 12V60/55W P22D to suit all British pre-focus headlamps! Special Offer from RIPE Motorcycles: £8.99 each or £14.99 for two including UK postage It was starting to get dark and he said he noticed a big improvement righ...
by Chris Pellett
Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Rear sprocket
Replies: 10
Views: 2603
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Re: Rear sprocket

Had a B44 sprocket a while back where the holes weren't even equally spaced!
by Chris Pellett
Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 won't rev past 5k
Replies: 85
Views: 13724
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Re: B25 won't rev past 5k

Agree with Nambo, 250 OIF mid range stutter; richness due "thin?" modern fuel, restrictive silencer or worn needle jet. Triumph twins invariably need the needle to be dropped with modern fuel. Dumping the lozenge silencer has been the done thing since 1971. And needle & jet wears fast with the pulsi...
by Chris Pellett
Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Rear sprocket
Replies: 10
Views: 2603
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Re: Rear sprocket

Didn't mean to worry you John, just that Talon made a batch with the bolt holes too small. IMO anyone who can't handle a pillar drill shouldn't be changing the sprocket on a BSA (or working for Talon). Just might be prudent to check that a 5/16" bolt fits the holes before selling. Yours might be fin...
by Chris Pellett
Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Rear sprocket
Replies: 10
Views: 2603
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Re: Rear sprocket

No big deal but check the bolt hole size before trying to fit
by Chris Pellett
Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B50 MX for Bonneville
Replies: 420
Views: 65747
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Re: B50 MX for Bonneville

Found on the salt
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Did you get it back?
by Chris Pellett
Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: EAST SUSSEX BSA OPEN DAY SUNDAY 4TH SEPT
Replies: 1
Views: 1508
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Re: EAST SUSSEX BSA OPEN DAY SUNDAY 4TH SEPT

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Too busy to take pics until most had left. There were less bikes this year as it clashed with the Ace Café Brighton run. Never the less a good time was had by all.

Chris
by Chris Pellett
Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B40 oil leak and hard hot starts.
Replies: 12
Views: 2352
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Re: B40 oil leak and hard hot starts.

You might find the hot starting is a hot coil issue; efficiency drops with heat (and age). Try a different coil.

Cheers
Chris
by Chris Pellett
Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Int BSA Rally and other meetings
Topic: EAST SUSSEX BSA OPEN DAY SUNDAY 4TH SEPT
Replies: 1
Views: 1508
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EAST SUSSEX BSA OPEN DAY SUNDAY 4TH SEPT

East Sussex BSA Open Day Sunday 4th Sept from midday: White Hart, Horsebridge BN27 4DJ Entrance to bikes & parking is via the field round the back so easy to miss if just driving past. All welcome, massive space for parking Entries for classic bike show on the day - great prizes Decent trade stands ...
by Chris Pellett
Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B50 MX for Bonneville
Replies: 420
Views: 65747
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Re: B50 MX for Bonneville

Enjoy yourselves and remember we like pictures.

All the Best
Chris
by Chris Pellett
Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Plum Crazy E35 Fury Project
Replies: 249
Views: 82569
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Re: Plum Crazy E35 Fury Project

by Chris Pellett
Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Good Looking B50
Replies: 2
Views: 1505
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Re: Good Looking B50

I'll spoil the poll as you'll never guess what I'm staring at: The B50 started first kick:- I'm staring at my Bro in Laws CCM Armstrong Rotax that took 15 minutes to start! For those that haven't seen it before, here's another pic of the bike DSCN9793a.jpg I'm off to sunny Rossland BC now, be back i...
by Chris Pellett
Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Not the carb so what else?
Replies: 21
Views: 3483
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Re: Not the carb so what else?

Clearly not the same bike
I'll go along with that.
but similar
Hmmmm
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Left or right matters not as long as they are not mixed.
by Chris Pellett
Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B50 Decompression lever wanted.
Replies: 3
Views: 919
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Re: B50 Decompression lever wanted.

If anyone has a box full of the bit that clamps on to the handlebar, I have a box full of the levers

Chris
by Chris Pellett
Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: on the road again 4
Replies: 69
Views: 11594
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Re: on the road again 4

I know what you mean Mark and I'm guilty on all counts. As a bit of recompense I'll congratulate Beat now (apologise for being late with that) and say that Beat's adventures DO generate a good deal of interest in this house. Firstly Beat's posts are the only ones that my wife enjoys reading, not onl...
by Chris Pellett
Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Not the carb so what else?
Replies: 21
Views: 3483
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Re: Not the carb so what else?

Sly, you say you have a Mk1 concentric: The early Mk1 had a short jet holder, and different needle/needle jets to later carburettors. Your experience is consistent with these three components being mismatched. As did Tom I had that problem with my Victor which was caused by having the wrong needle i...
by Chris Pellett
Sun May 29, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Starfire tank rubbers?
Replies: 6
Views: 1436
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Re: Starfire tank rubbers?

Tank looks like Starfire but could be A65 1970 B25 steel tank used 82-9747 front and rear, however the replica commonly available is loose on both the frame and the inside of the tunnel. BSA unit singles Petrol tank mounting rubbers (most available) Model Parts book BSA no. MCA no. WW no. Descriptio...
by Chris Pellett
Fri May 27, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 Barrel clearance to head
Replies: 7
Views: 1366
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Re: B44 Barrel clearance to head

BSA state minimum 0.004" interference. Head on with no gasket, measure gap with feeler gauge (in several places). Either find gasket at least 0.004" thicker than the gap or machine liner spigot to suit available gasket. Most six stud B40 & B44 pattern gaskets measure 0.040" OTJ recommended Green Her...
by Chris Pellett
Sat May 21, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 1978 CCM Replica Build
Replies: 223
Views: 44137
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Re: 1978 CCM Replica Build

as you all know, pattern stations are a few thou to thin
Not All.
There are undersize ones in circulation, however 1.361" ones are available if you want them.

Cheers
Chris
by Chris Pellett
Fri May 13, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: 60-4001headlight switch
Replies: 11
Views: 1693
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Re: 60-4001headlight switch

I've got a Sparx switch on my TR5T.
It has a headlamp flasher facility by pushing the horn button up which I have not connected as the horn is before the switch on the TR5T (switch to earth) unlike the BSA and Bonneville which have the switch first and horn to earth.

Cheers
Chris
by Chris Pellett
Thu May 12, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: 60-4001headlight switch
Replies: 11
Views: 1693
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Re: 60-4001headlight switch

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Left Triumph, right K*wasak*,
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Lucas late T140, for which Sparx do a good replica