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by ghislain
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Firing Up tr5 For First Time In Years
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Flag: France

Re: Firing Up tr5 For First Time In Years

Agree ! I ride a VMT too ...and B50 is very much easyer to bring to life !!! :thumb
by ghislain
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Front Brake Stay/Fork?
Replies: 19
Views: 325
Flag: France

Re: Front Brake Stay/Fork?

It's just the first years of OIF who had the rib... and Johnu, maybe you have two left sliders on your fork ...and seems to me that 74' models had no more the rib ...in fact my friend robert's 74' TR5T hasn't and it's a standard machine , never modified..
by ghislain
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: High level pipe
Replies: 1
Views: 87
Flag: France

High level pipe

Did any one buy recently a high level pipe for B50 ? Which seller has good stuff ? Bought one few years ago, chrome was perfect but bending completly false, so it didn't fit at all . :???:
Thanks for your replies :thumb
by ghislain
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: b44 gearbox leak/level
Replies: 15
Views: 421
Flag: France

Re: b44 gearbox leak/level

A friend had this problem : drilling for gear change axle too optimistic, so oil came away from there . We talked about this here, but I can't find this anymore... :roll:

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by ghislain
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: C15 Crank Case Compatibility - what fits?
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Flag: France

Re: C15 Crank Case Compatibility - what fits?

Because we 're all the same ... aren't we ??? <135
by ghislain
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: C15 Crank Case Compatibility - what fits?
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Flag: France

Re: C15 Crank Case Compatibility - what fits?

And, even better , try to get a 65' pair of cases (F series) : they are fitted with points on camshaft and improved gearbox ....Distributor models are not as good ... (kick starter, gearbox, ignition ,big end <215 etc....)
by ghislain
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Spark Plugs
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Flag: France

Re: Spark Plugs

Points on my mopeds...Champion N4 on the B40, Champion N3 on the B50
by ghislain
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Fork tubes
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Flag: France

Re: Fork tubes

Hi, Barry, No, it's not Rémi, just his neighbour :mrgreen:
And it's for another friend ! There's a nest of Single units lovers inthe north of France ... :laugh
by ghislain
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Fork tubes
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Flag: France

Fork tubes

Hi all ,

A friend needs new fork tubes , for 71 and after ,forks ...plenty of suppliers, but where can he buy good ones ? Another french fried friend had the surprise to discover that his new tubes were largely undersized...so ... :werd
by ghislain
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 enduro, frame differences?
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Flag: France

Re: B44 enduro, frame differences?

I still have in the shed a 70' TR25 frame fitted with both central stand and sump protection ... :laugh
by ghislain
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Never change the gearbox oil
Replies: 7
Views: 1375
Flag: France

Re: Never change the gearbox oil

And don't forget to get a new leaf spring.... :grin:
by ghislain
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Final Drive Sprocket
Replies: 21
Views: 3308
Flag: France

Re: Final Drive Sprocket

Check the depth of the oil seal , I've been sold seals with a protruding lip which was just at the level of the chamfer of sprocket ....Very nice leaks :grin:
by ghislain
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: ongoing problem/headlight wire
Replies: 20
Views: 3229
Flag: France

Re: ongoing problem/headlight wire

No, OIF Triumph don't fit ...A friend gave me a set and they are much longer ....And yes, I broke one left side one ....and my headlamp was not fitted with the U shaped steel bracket ...Curious, as it seems that the bike had never been dismantled in its early days ....It's a 1 1/2 series, may be thi...
by ghislain
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Misfiring while driving. Starts and idles Okay
Replies: 14
Views: 2115
Flag: France

Re: Misfiring while driving. Starts and idles Okay

Look at the connection of the cut -out ! (white wires) and don't ask me why I say that !!!! :laugh
by ghislain
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Big tank for 1971 B25T
Replies: 30
Views: 5566
Flag: France

Re: Big tank for 1971 B25T

The very interesting part in fitting long ranges tanks on 250 is that you can refill and fit new shells on the same stop.... :grin: Saves time and money !!!! :oops:
by ghislain
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 Inner Timing Cover Damage and Differences
Replies: 6
Views: 1637
Flag: France

Re: B44 Inner Timing Cover Damage and Differences

Yes, Minety, but no :werd
Problem occured when building a B40 GB, mostly with new parts from MCS...Long time ago !!! :mrgreen:
by ghislain
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B44 Inner Timing Cover Damage and Differences
Replies: 6
Views: 1637
Flag: France

Re: B44 Inner Timing Cover Damage and Differences

Some have an "o" ring fitted beetween cases around oil drillings ,older ones don't have ...and even with two apparently identical I got the problem of kicksart quadrant needing reducing overall width to fit, otherwise it was too tight and hard to move when cases were closed ... <201
by ghislain
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: 1000-Series 2/4-stroke Concentrics
Replies: 102
Views: 14991
Flag: France

Re: 1000-Series 2/4-stroke Concentrics

On the french forum about british bikes , a friend tells he managed to open up the central passage up up to 4.8 mm and says it runs now nicely on his Velocette Thruxton ... sur une VMT: achat d'un 1034 2 temps (neuf) montage du kit conversion 4T, remplacement spray tube, et beaucoup d'essais, bof......
by ghislain
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: My 1st motorcycle
Replies: 23
Views: 5148
Flag: France

Re: My 1st motorcycle

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Yes it was a H....A 125 ...soon after arrived a beautiful but unreliable B25 :werd
And it was the beginning of 45 years of unit singles... :ban
by ghislain
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Snail Mail
Replies: 7
Views: 2988
Flag: France

Re: Snail Mail

You should have sent it to B50.org, they are worldwide known !!! :thumb

Best wishes from the old world ! <217
by ghislain
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: How to get the LH footpeg off?
Replies: 7
Views: 2062
Flag: France

Re: How to get the LH footpeg off?

On mine , foot pegs were on tapers and bolt and nut crossing through ...easy to fit and unfit ...I think they made a special model for your home market... :grin:
by ghislain
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: News
Topic: Happy Birthday to the moderator
Replies: 6
Views: 3284
Flag: France

Re: Happy Birthday to the moderator

See the birthday greetings very late ...but on July the first, I was on the road with the B50 : we had a 1300 kilometers trip with friends on the week-end ...
Many happy returns ,chap ! :thumb
by ghislain
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Kickstarter: like cutting cheese
Replies: 15
Views: 3701
Flag: France

Re: B50 Kickstarter: like cutting cheese

Beat and Skippy are right /Always use valve lifter to get engine running...
And yes, check the clutch adjuster for freeplay.
Barnett Clutch plates help for a good clutch ! :ban
by ghislain
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: News
Topic: Bit short of cash tried to sell the B50
Replies: 9
Views: 4346
Flag: France

Re: Bit short of cash tried to sell the B50

A friend decided to sell a BSA A7 few years ago... Potential buyer arrived ,and asked "May I try it ? Sure you can ...the guy jumped on the seat and began to push firmly on the horn button ... Starter doesn't work , he said ...and went away ... >44
by ghislain
Wed May 16, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: replacing kick return springs to often (TR25W)
Replies: 8
Views: 1914
Flag: France

Re: replacing kick return springs to often (TR25W)

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Done on the road ... :ban
by ghislain
Thu May 10, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Help with forks please!
Replies: 19
Views: 4698
Flag: France

Re: Help with forks please!

What tool are you talking about ... To disassemble the fork , you just have to unscrew the hexacav bolt fitted under the stanchion , then pull the inner tube away ... :thumb
Seems to me that the tool you've got is the one to unscrew the seal holders on pre-unit and early unit BSA's ...
by ghislain
Wed May 02, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: BSA B50 seat?
Replies: 6
Views: 2340
Flag: France

Re: BSA B50 seat?

I don't think it' s a BSA seat You should see two drillings (on the left side and one on the right side )on the back of your seat to secure it on the frame fixations , and the under should be oval , to keep place to the mudguard... :???:
by ghislain
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B50H Twinseat
Replies: 7
Views: 2686
Flag: France

Re: B50H Twinseat

Worry about new ones : the sheet of steel is not oval stamped, to cross over the rear mudguard but folded; and the seat doesn't fit as it should .... <201
But don't know if all are the sames ... :(
by ghislain
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: slipping kick start
Replies: 6
Views: 1945
Flag: France

Re: slipping kick start

Fit Barnett plates and forget your clutch problems !!!!

And it's good to check the "smarties" (inside the nut ) too !!!!

http://www.b50.org/techindex.htm
by ghislain
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: BSA B50T Valve clearance question.
Replies: 23
Views: 4570
Flag: France

Re: BSA B50T Valve clearance question.

Mine sounds like a milk delivery van ... :thumb

But as I'm a bit deaf and have a good helmet .... :ban
by ghislain
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 RACER
Replies: 24
Views: 5553
Flag: France

Re: B50 RACER

Cocorico !!!

On my B50 (standard trim) I run on 19x47 ...

Welcome on borde :thumb
by ghislain
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 Clutch
Replies: 12
Views: 3328
Flag: France

Re: B50 Clutch

Yes Stan , Best wishes from the frog eaters !!! :ban

And good plates (as Barnett)are a must ! <214
by ghislain
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 with Wassel ignition misfiring
Replies: 33
Views: 6112
Flag: France

Re: B50 with Wassel ignition misfiring

Very different in France ....Here, 90% of carb problems are electrical .... :laugh
May be a problem of hygrometry??? <214
by ghislain
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 with Wassel ignition misfiring
Replies: 33
Views: 6112
Flag: France

Re: B50 with Wassel ignition misfiring

Had such a problem few years ago, and it was the kill-switch connectors that had become loose under the tank ... :werd
Perfect starting and idle but after vibrations made contacts uncertains... :idea:
by ghislain
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: N00b amal carb question.
Replies: 7
Views: 1861
Flag: France

Re: N00b amal carb question.

Discard it ...if you glue it, it may unglue and fall....
And yes, get a screw for the cover or fill it with silicon sealant...
Think you bought a 626 ? my B40 runs nicely with it !
by ghislain
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50ss straight 50?
Replies: 17
Views: 3593
Flag: France

Re: B50ss straight 50?

Is n't it the specification ???

B50 SS means that you have to use 50 Straight Sifty :werd
And Straight 25 for B25
Or am I wrong ???? <215
by ghislain
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Ignition timing changes
Replies: 36
Views: 5890
Flag: France

Re: Ignition timing changes

Compression plate is not just here to help you to start the engine ...on my B50, it changed my life : no more teeth falling ...and bulbs now have a much longer life !!!! :werd And as long push rod are almost as rare as the Holy Graal, I did n't fit them and just fitted longer adjusters ....Made it 4...
by ghislain
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Starting a B50
Replies: 34
Views: 6931
Flag: France

Re: Starting a B50

Mine starts first, cold or hot , cold without opening the throttle but just tickling carb, and hot with a very very slight opening ... Very different from my B40 wich starts cold with a little opening ,and hot without ... :roll: My friend Robert B44 VS starts easily cold and is a real F£*µ§ beast wh...
by ghislain
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Swinging arm grease nipple positions
Replies: 7
Views: 1901
Flag: France

Re: Swinging arm grease nipple positions

Right, andI suspect BSA engineers to have choosen this postion only for ennoying the greasing person....as he has to have a U bend on the greaser pipe .Or was it only to make them free from mud and dust ? :?:
by ghislain
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Crack in the frame
Replies: 10
Views: 2405
Flag: France

Re: Crack in the frame

I had the same crack in the same place long time ago on my B40 , bike had become a little inpredictable in curves :laugh ...Happily, it was the first time it broke , so noone dit braze it ...and a friend made a nice welding that never been cracking again :thumb