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by xto
Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:12 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1967(?) B44 Victor Rebuild
Replies: 31
Views: 3676

Re: 1967(?) B44 Victor Rebuild

If you refer to the parts diagram earlier in this thread it is the item numbered 16. It screws into the plate on the frame that the swingarm spindle goes through.
by xto
Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:27 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1967(?) B44 Victor Rebuild
Replies: 31
Views: 3676

Re: 1967(?) B44 Victor Rebuild

Since I don't have one that's a mystery yet to be solved. It appears to slide over the pedal shaft between the pedal and the frame with the hooked end over the upright leg of the pedal and the other end locking against the pedal stop or?? I hope it will reveal itself as a simple application when I h...
by xto
Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:12 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: oil pressure gauge thread
Replies: 9
Views: 1300

Re: oil pressure gauge thread

Boy, pipe threads are a PIA, aren't they? I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess you're doing a rocker feed conversion. I used a 1/8 npt hose barb to accomplish this. HTH.
by xto
Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1967(?) B44 Victor Rebuild
Replies: 31
Views: 3676

Re: 1967(?) B44 Victor Rebuild

Thanks for the link, Nambo.
by xto
Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1967(?) B44 Victor Rebuild
Replies: 31
Views: 3676

Re: 1967(?) B44 Victor Rebuild

The spring I'm referring to its the one on the brake PEDAL, not on the brake rod. All unit singles from 1968 on had some form of spring assistance, either at the pedal or on the brake arm at the backing plate. This suggests to me it was added only after enough complaint or empirical observation. Man...
by xto
Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:33 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1967(?) B44 Victor Rebuild
Replies: 31
Views: 3676

Re: 1967(?) B44 Victor Rebuild

No harm, no foul, Blaise. I imagine that when I refurbish rear brake I will discover that the bushing assembly where the rear brake arm goes through the backing plate has a build up of old dried up gurry and the brake shoes are worn beyond serviceable limits. Both of these issues would contribute to...
by xto
Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:44 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1967(?) B44 Victor Rebuild
Replies: 31
Views: 3676

Re: 1967(?) B44 Victor Rebuild

Nambo, what returns your brake pedal? Maybe more clearly, what holds it up? The spring on the brake rod? The springs on the brake shoes? Mine feels "lazy" for lack of a better term.
by xto
Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1967(?) B44 Victor Rebuild
Replies: 31
Views: 3676

Re: 1967(?) B44 Victor Rebuild

Thanks for the photos and suggestions, fellas. I'm going to take the respective assemblies apart and attempt to gain better insight on what's needed. I presumed brake shoes are in order, but am still at a loss regarding brake pedal return. I'll get back to y'all directly.
by xto
Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1967(?) B44 Victor Rebuild
Replies: 31
Views: 3676

1967(?) B44 Victor Rebuild

Hope all is well with you, my friends. I am refurbishing a roundbarrel b44 for a friend. The bike came to me in boxes and "just needs to be put back together". Famous last words, I say! My current dillema is the foot brake pedal does not want to return fully. On inspection, P.O. appears to...
by xto
Sat Aug 03, 2013 4:26 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Pazon EI v Trispark EI
Replies: 55
Views: 7218

Re: Pazon EI v Trispark EI

I have run a Boyer on my B50 for five years. Nearly 10,000 mi. Flawless. Starts first or second kick. Sparx 3phase, household alarm sealed 12V battery. No fuss, no problems. Obviously, your experience may differ.
by xto
Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Wheel balance
Replies: 21
Views: 2159

Re: Wheel balance

Solder, coiled onto aprooriate spoke.
by xto
Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Oil dipstick deflector thingy
Replies: 3
Views: 657

Re: Oil dipstick deflector thingy

Thats beyond my rudimentary machining tools/skills. Any interest in making one for me Stan? P.M. me with pertainent info. Thanks
Xto
by xto
Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Oil dipstick deflector thingy
Replies: 3
Views: 657

Oil dipstick deflector thingy

Seems Stan posted a fix to keep the oil from taking the path of least resistance and allowing all the oil from the backbone to get used, too. Can't find it, though I'm sure my search terms were at fault.
Thanks in advance
xto
by xto
Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:39 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Return Oil Filter
Replies: 50
Views: 6840

Re: B50 Return Oil Filter

Thanks for clearing that up, Mr. Mike. Makes perfect sense. Also means choosing a filter just got easier and cheaper!
by xto
Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Return Oil Filter
Replies: 50
Views: 6840

Re: B50 Return Oil Filter

Richard,
check your email box.
by xto
Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Return Oil Filter
Replies: 50
Views: 6840

Re: B50 Return Oil Filter

I,too, installed a return line filter very similar to Mr. Mikes. I wonder though if the spin-on element for automotive or big twin application is appropriate as those engines create 40 # or more of oil pressure. I wonder if the filtering material is too fine for our low oil pressure engines. Someone...
by xto
Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:26 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: b50 fork gaitor installation
Replies: 22
Views: 2420

Re: b50 fork gaitor installation

Great post, Steve.Thanks for the links. I now seem to remember fashioning just such a tool when reassembling forks last time.Having moved twice since, its current location is a mystery. I need to install new handlebar switchgear which means accessing wiring inside headlamp so will just drop the fork...
by xto
Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:12 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: b50 fork gaitor installation
Replies: 22
Views: 2420

Re: b50 fork gaitor installation

generally speaking, that may seem easier, but my headlight is attached to the stanchions with John Bull style mounts which means removing headlight (all wiring is joined in there, too), loosening h/l mounts so stanchion can slide through them, plus the reverse upon reassembly. Seems I complicated a ...
by xto
Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:30 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: b50 fork gaitor installation
Replies: 22
Views: 2420

b50 fork gaitor installation

I'm hoping I can install a pair of gaitors by simply draining oil, removing fork caps to relieve springs, then remove allen screw from bottom leg assembly. Bottom leg should just pull off then. Is this correct or am I missing something? I completely rebuilt the forks three years ago and reassembled ...
by xto
Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Excel rim querry.
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Re: Excel rim querry.

Stan, did you mean Buchannans ? If so they are the reason I am posting the question.I called them last week and they quoted me a price of $238.00+ shpg. I'm afraid I responded a tad indignantly; something to the effect that Satan would be ice skating before I paid such an astronomical figure.The con...
by xto
Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Excel rim querry.
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Excel rim querry.

does anyone know the Excel rim model number that fits the rear conical hub for a b50.OEM is a Jones WM3x18. thanks in advance.
by xto
Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: powder coating
Replies: 4
Views: 809

Re: powder coating

Dont know the exact name of the color but I think Eastwoods will have what you're looking for.
by xto
Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Which tank sealant?
Replies: 9
Views: 1620

Re: Which tank sealant?

Stan
AN outfit called Aircraft Spruce offers a tank sealer specifically for fiberglass tanks and I believe Caswells and POR 15 are rated for f-glass use. I have used the POR15 on my steel B50 tank for 2 years w/o problems from modern fuel and will use it again if need arises.
by xto
Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Hammered clutch friction plate tabs
Replies: 27
Views: 2639

Re: Hammered clutch friction plate tabs

Sorry 'bout that Mr.Cook- I for some reason thought the clutch upgrade kit you offerred was NEB. Your PES item certainly looks the bomb- but my firstborn has already been traded off !!
by xto
Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:05 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Hammered clutch friction plate tabs
Replies: 27
Views: 2639

Re: Hammered clutch friction plate tabs

Ian I have dealt with this in the way you have suggested, filing tabs to flat, removing burrs. I can't imagine just leaving them would be beneficial. I suggest you also dress the grooves in the clutch basket at the same time. All of this becomes academic at some point, though. After removing materia...
by xto
Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:42 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Engine bolts
Replies: 15
Views: 2050

Re: Engine bolts

Gunnag
What's that lovely kicker off of ? Stock to some other bike or custom aftermarket ??
I want one !!
by xto
Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:45 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Mikuni VM30 on B44
Replies: 21
Views: 4040

Re: Mikuni VM30 on B44

Bossman.. for those of us not fluent in Mikuniese would you please decifer those numbers in parentheses ? I have a NIB Mik VM32 that I'd like to use but am fairly clueless where to start w/ jetting, etc. Ed V. gave me some baseline suggestions a couple of years ago but that email was long ago lost.....
by xto
Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Coating Header Pipes
Replies: 20
Views: 2465

Re: Coating Header Pipes

Crannie-
Might want to check w/your coater, I know most platers will not chrome a pipe thats been run. Don't know if the same holds true with any of these new murrakle coatings, though...
by xto
Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:38 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 registry
Replies: 66
Views: 128893

Re: B50 registry

How do I find out to whom my bike was originally sold and from what dealer?
by xto
Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:53 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: About a gasket
Replies: 34
Views: 7264

Re: About a gasket

I use Permatex Coppercote; any of a number of manufacturers make a suitable bonding agent. An old aircraft mechanic friend of mine suggested using a piece of 3/0 silk thread laid in the nearly thinnest schmear of sealant possible. I have used this method several times with consistent leak free resul...
by xto
Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:22 am
Forum: News
Topic: Diaphragm Clutch
Replies: 9
Views: 1299

Re: Diaphragm Clutch

Never cease to amaze myself with what I don't know...
by xto
Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Diaphragm Clutch
Replies: 9
Views: 1299

Re: Diaphragm Clutch

thanx for that, fellas :ok.
by xto
Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:49 am
Forum: News
Topic: Diaphragm Clutch
Replies: 9
Views: 1299

Re: Diaphragm Clutch

I hate to be so eager to display my ignorance but what the heck is a diaphragm clutch ???
by xto
Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:39 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Keihin PWK 30 mm
Replies: 3
Views: 1330

Re: Keihin PWK 30 mm

Check the archives, extensively discussed here before. Try entering PWK in the search box. In my experience, not plug and play on a B50 (mx framed) as the gusset underneath the top frame member (oil tank) which strngthens the two tubes that form the rear motor mount loops fouls the bellmouth. A litt...
by xto
Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:07 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 won't start - HELP !!!
Replies: 54
Views: 8727

Re: B50 won't start - HELP !!!

Jeff, This may have nothing to do with the original cause of your engine quitting, but to get it started again, try this, as daft as it may sound. Turn the idle screw in (clockwise) 1/2 turn. If all you get is a "pop" turn in another 1/4 turn. My b50 requires this for all cold starts, but ...
by xto
Sat Oct 31, 2009 5:13 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25ss rear wheel offset. Help!
Replies: 20
Views: 2420

Re: B25ss rear wheel offset. Help!

Since the B25 has a conical hub and the B40 does not do you think this measurement would be the same ??
by xto
Sat Jul 18, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25ss and wet sumping?
Replies: 32
Views: 4495

Re: B25ss and wet sumping?

Rikard:
How could I be of assistance with the tech articles?
You have been so helpful to me; I would welcome the opportunity to return the favor.
by xto
Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:22 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50MX Headlight w/o Battery?
Replies: 19
Views: 1958

Re: B50MX Headlight w/o Battery?

I notice that you are not using the stock air cleaner set up. I threaded the two holes in the frame gusset directly above your air filter 1/4 x 20 and attached earth wires to studs there, keeps everything tidy and hidden.
Just my 2 cents worth...
by xto
Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:18 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Makin' yer own brackets..
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Makin' yer own brackets..

So... I started out w/ my spin-on type oil filter on my b50 custom attached to a bracket made from 2 pieces of aluminum angle mounted independently @ top rear engine mount. Short story, they failed. Now I wish to bend up a stainless steel bracket to span across the same rear engine mount to give a s...
by xto
Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: flat tracker seat
Replies: 3
Views: 641

Re: flat tracker seat

I see you are seeking a tank seat combo but you might check these out...
http://www.cafeseat.com
hth

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