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by JerryT
Sat Jul 03, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B25 SS CV19 project
Replies: 74
Views: 20640

Re: B25 SS CV19 project

Hi Lathejack, Thanks for the interest. I have clocked up in the region of 1000 miles since the rebuild and the motor feels free and happy to rev so I have taken the B25 up to an indicated 70mph briefly without any dramas and there still feels to be more performance on tap. It feels rock steady on th...
by JerryT
Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B25 SS CV19 project
Replies: 74
Views: 20640

Re: B25 SS CV19 project

Now that the fine weather has returned to the UK I have clocked up some decent mileage on the B25 including a 130 plus stint around South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and the fringes of Cheshire last Sunday. The little bike ran faultlessly throughout. Anyone familiar with the roads in Derbyshire will attes...
by JerryT
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:36 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 hydraulic drum brake
Replies: 58
Views: 13981

Re: B50 hydraulic drum brake

Over the last couple of months I've clocked up a few hundred miles on my B25 that is fitted with Basil's mk 2 hydraulic brake. The brake itself has proven to be powerful but with plenty of feel. After struggling trying to make the original TLS work half decently it has been a revelation and certainl...
by JerryT
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: First Start Up ?'s
Replies: 9
Views: 3598

Re: First Start Up ?'s

DSC01717.JPG John, I'm quite sure that it took me a lot more than 50 kicks of my rebuilt B25 engine to get the oil to fully circulate. I do have an inline filter in my scavenge line which took quite a bit of oil to fill it. The beauty of the clear scavenge pipes is that I could see it slowly circul...
by JerryT
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B25 SS CV19 project
Replies: 74
Views: 20640

Re: B25 SS CV19 project

Further to the fitting of a hydraulic operated front brake. For an MOT exemption I have to declare that the Motorcycle is fundamentally unaltered. (or words to this effect) How might this change of brake operation be viewed by DVLC ? Would a failure to declare invalidate the insurance ? Anyone have ...
by JerryT
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B25 SS CV19 project
Replies: 74
Views: 20640

Re: B25 SS CV19 project

Zut alors! I was expecting a slap on the wrist for that one Gerry.
I have noticed that you throw in a little French occasionally.
'Let him who has never sinned cast the first stone' ! :lol:
by JerryT
Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B25 SS CV19 project
Replies: 74
Views: 20640

Re: B25 SS CV19 project

Francois, I can take no credit for the brake design and manufacture. BasilF created a couple of these and sent one to me for appraisal - It took me only an hour or so to fit and it was already filled and bled. J'allais en France souvent - pour jouer au Golf. Generalment en Normandie, le Medoc ou La ...
by JerryT
Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B25 SS CV19 project
Replies: 74
Views: 20640

Re: B25 SS CV19 project

Francois,
I tried a couple of different cables but to no avail.
Yes, new shoes but they did not seem to improve with use.
C'etait merdique!
Maintenant magnifique.
Regards
Jerry
by JerryT
Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B25 SS CV19 project
Replies: 74
Views: 20640

Re: B25 SS CV19 project

DSC01617.JPG Despite the shocking weather in Yorkshire these last few months I have been able rack up a good few hundred miles on my B25. No issues apart from the speedometer going kaput - refurbed by a guy in Mansfield and now reads rock steady - and a charging problem that I tracked down to the a...
by JerryT
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 rebuild questions
Replies: 8
Views: 3235

Re: B25 rebuild questions

I'm in agreement with JB. Quarter pint into the rocker box. Allow time for it to weep into the sump. I personally put a squirt of clean oil into the top end through the spark plug hole. I used clear reinforced oil lines on the scavenge side so that I could see the oil circulating as I kicked it over...
by JerryT
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Peanut silencer
Replies: 2
Views: 1927

Re: Peanut silencer

Thanks for the interest. This item has now been sold.
Jerry
by JerryT
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Peanut silencer
Replies: 2
Views: 1927

Peanut silencer

Is this any good to anyone?
It came with my B50 when I bought it and I have since replaced it with a lozenge.
It's solid but there is rust around the bracket root.
Internal pipe dia is approx 35mm.
PM me if interested or have any questions.
Thanks
Jerry
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by JerryT
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Lozenge silencer
Replies: 17
Views: 6674

Re: Lozenge silencer

New fresh paint job. The machine is now how I wanted it to be.
Thanks to Basil for the paint.
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by JerryT
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B25 SS CV19 project
Replies: 74
Views: 20640

Re: B25 SS CV19 project

Here it is - pretty much completed. Not 100% original but I'm pleased with the way it's finished when I look back at the pile of bits that I set out with. Completion was delayed due to the tinware being with the paint sprayer since August, however, the quality of the finished paint was worth the wai...
by JerryT
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Rebuild Compression
Replies: 26
Views: 5817

Re: Rebuild Compression

Bruce,
I have a compression tester that you can borrow. It would be useful to get a reading.
Jerry
by JerryT
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25SS exhaust pipe
Replies: 11
Views: 3473

B25SS exhaust pipe

Further to my B25SS covid project thread. I bought a pattern exhaust pipe from a well known Midland supplier but when I fitted it I found that there was no clearance for the points cables/grommet. As a temp fix I relocated the cables through the face of the points cover so that I could get the machi...
by JerryT
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Lozenge Silencer
Replies: 6
Views: 2280

Re: Lozenge Silencer

Great work BasilF
by JerryT
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Off-throttle hanging revs
Replies: 25
Views: 4807

Re: Off-throttle hanging revs

Where are you taking it for the paint?
I need my tank, side panels and mudguards painting in Flamboyant Red.
Would work out cheaper if my painting was bundled with yours.
I live in Dod'oth.
PM me if interested.
by JerryT
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Tales Of Woe
Topic: TR5MX clutch/kickstart issue
Replies: 25
Views: 8816

Re: TR5MX clutch/kickstart issue

And I'm not the only one beat!! :???: Yep ! ..... flat out in top on the old B50 across the field when it all locks up. Longest rear wheel slide I have ever done. Managed to stop before hitting the hedge. The gear had welded itself to the shaft and locked the lot up. I had to get the angle grinder ...
by JerryT
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B25 SS CV19 project
Replies: 74
Views: 20640

Re: B25 SS CV19 project

Yes Beat.
I had checked the pilot jet previously and it seemed to be clear. Not sure where the blockage was but poking around with the guitar string evidently cleared something.
by JerryT
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B25 SS CV19 project
Replies: 74
Views: 20640

Re: B25 SS CV19 project

After sleeping on this I woke early this morning and trawled through the forum posts and found this:-http://www.jba.bc.ca/Bushmans%20Carb%20Tuning.html - posted by one of the Aussie members. A great explanation of the workings of the various carb elements. Good pictures too and cutaway carb sections...
by JerryT
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B25 SS CV19 project
Replies: 74
Views: 20640

Re: B25 SS CV19 project

OK. Still in primer but otherwise complete. Electrics all work as per and the new vape EI is giving a big fat spark but the engine refuses to fire up properly. Only a few occasional pops. I am fairly sure that the ignition timing is pretty close and set as per the instructions and also believe that ...
by JerryT
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B25 SS CV19 project
Replies: 74
Views: 20640

Re: B25 SS CV19 project

Two months in to the rebuild. Very little progress over the last few weeks as Royal Mail in Barnsley appear to have limited service at present and some of the expected key components are in transit. Yesterday I received through RM a small package that was franked on the 9th June. Mainly waiting for ...
by JerryT
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B25 SS CV19 project
Replies: 74
Views: 20640

Re: B25 SS CV19 project

The electrical system being a mystery to me; can I dispense with the capacitor and condenser if I am fitting an electronic ignition unit?? I don't seem to have either on my B50.
Thanks
Jerry
by JerryT
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B25 SS CV19 project
Replies: 74
Views: 20640

Re: B25 SS CV19 project

Started this project 1 month ago today. Re-assembly in progress.
Excuse the dust.
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by JerryT
Tue May 26, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: 1970 OIF B25 parts.
Replies: 6
Views: 2943

Re: 1970 OIF B25 parts.

1 no handlebar clamp needed.
PM me if you have one spare.
Thanks
Jerry
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by JerryT
Tue May 19, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B25 SS CV19 project
Replies: 74
Views: 20640

Re: B25 SS CV19 project

I'm struggling to find a rear wheel spindle. Chris from RIPE has no new ones and is looking to see if he can find a used one amongst his stock. Failing that - could someone post an engineering detail so that I might get one turned. TIA Jerry DSC01379.JPG Today's project. 18 x WM2 front and rear. Val...
by JerryT
Tue May 19, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 3581

Re: Tyres

Thanks for all the replies.
The rear wheel actually came with a Dunlop K70 fitted. The tyre seems to be barely worn and although it has stood for many years I don't see any evidence of perishing. Seems to make sense to re-fit it onto the new rim.
Jerry
by JerryT
Mon May 18, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: 1970 OIF B25 parts.
Replies: 6
Views: 2943

Re: 1970 OIF B25 parts.

I now have a genuine front headlamp shell but I need the rim and the lens if anyone can help please.
Are there any pattern parts around that might be compatible?
TIA
Jerry
by JerryT
Mon May 18, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Tyres
Replies: 10
Views: 3581

Tyres

It's been a long time since I bought a motorcycle tyre. I will be needing two new tyres for my B25 SS re-build. I have purchased two Valtru 18 inch WM2 rims and will be building these up this coming week. The old tyres were 3.25 on the front and 3.5 on the rear. The bike will be NOT be used off road...
by JerryT
Fri May 15, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Blown main fuse
Replies: 4
Views: 1935

Re: Blown main fuse

Thanks for the reply JB. The first thing that I did was remove the side panel and checked the ignition switch for a detached cable. (My switch is mounted on the side panel) The switch seemed to be fine so secondly I checked the fuse and found it to have blown. I suspected the electrical system as th...
by JerryT
Fri May 15, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Blown main fuse
Replies: 4
Views: 1935

Blown main fuse

The main fuse on my B50T blew on the M1 earlier today. I had travelled about 20 miles at this point. A friend picked my up with the bike in the back of his van and as soon as I got back home I put in a new fuse and the bike fired up first kick. Electrics is definitely not my strong suit. Can anyone ...
by JerryT
Thu May 14, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B25 SS CV19 project
Replies: 74
Views: 20640

Re: B25 SS CV19 project

John, No brace that i can see. Photo below. Barry, Thanks for the offer. I am at this very moment in contact with a UK guy who has the smaller seat and is amenable to doing an exchange. Anyone care to put a value on the larger tank in comparison with the smaller? Gerry, Sorry, your comments went str...
by JerryT
Thu May 14, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B25 SS CV19 project
Replies: 74
Views: 20640

Re: B25 SS CV19 project

John,
I will either source a smaller tank or retain mine and alter my seat pan. As BasilF's previous reply.
Cheers
Jerry
by JerryT
Wed May 13, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B25 SS CV19 project
Replies: 74
Views: 20640

Re: B25 SS CV19 project

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John,
Outside to outside is 305mm.

My plan is to source a 2 gallon tank and use my std seat pan.
Jerry
by JerryT
Wed May 13, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B25 SS CV19 project
Replies: 74
Views: 20640

Re: B25 SS CV19 project

Thanks Gerry and John for your replies. I shall ponder this for a while before I decide what to do. I think that I shall not be happy with anything other than the small tank. Anyone fancy an exchange? I plan to send the seat down to Leighton's for renovation once I have decided on the tank type. Jerry
by JerryT
Tue May 12, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B25 SS CV19 project
Replies: 74
Views: 20640

Re: B25 SS CV19 project

you can ride all day and not worry about running out of fuel You haven't got the rubbers under the tank have you? Are your stops worn or bent? I only have a few mm between tank and forks. The seat is located (back/forth) by two bolts (it slides a little on the front forks), are these lined up or ha...
by JerryT
Tue May 12, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: 1970 OIF B25 parts.
Replies: 6
Views: 2943

1970 OIF B25 parts.

Hi, My B25 re-build is on-going and I need a number of bits and pieces. If you have any of the following items then I would be grateful if you could send me a PM with photo of the part and the cost. If you don't have them perhaps you could suggest a supplier. 97-4008. Fork top cap nuts. 2 no. Mine a...
by JerryT
Tue May 12, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B25 SS CV19 project
Replies: 74
Views: 20640

Re: B25 SS CV19 project

Productive day today. Forks rebuilt and fitted, steering head also. This should have been straightforward but when I fed the stanchions up through the lower yoke the stanchions did not align with the top yoke. I wondered if I had a rogue part but when I looked closer I saw that the part number on th...
by JerryT
Mon May 11, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1972 B25SS FRONT ENGINE MOUNT
Replies: 10
Views: 2637

Re: 1972 B25SS FRONT ENGINE MOUNT

Afternoon Clive,
Hope these help. 48mm Is that accurate enough for you?
The engine is out of the frame and in a jig. Hence the box section seen in the top photo.
Jerry
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