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by chobbler
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Alternator crank nut
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Flag: China

Alternator crank nut

Hi, I need the 5/8 UNF alternator/crankshaft nut please. I'm looking for the one with the shoulder on. I have a collection of 20 tpi versions and shoulderless correct threads bought in error, but not the one I want for a 73 motor. Is there some confusion out there over this thread?
by chobbler
Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: New CCM price hike
Replies: 8
Views: 1698
Flag: China

New CCM price hike

I don't post a lot these days as most technical has been well answered etc, but I am still an enthusiast/owner and read the great advice. I genuinely was on the brink of buying a couple of the new CCM 450 ADVs for me and the wife for all the good reasons, I guess linked to history as much as very go...
by chobbler
Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 MX Mudguard doesnt fit?
Replies: 7
Views: 1199
Flag: China

Re: B50 MX Mudguard doesnt fit?

Mine's just like Nambo's. I had the thing (BB product) stored away for a few years, and on fitting early last summer the holes and curves were (still are) out of spec. So it's not a new problem. You can bodge it and it looks ok but disappointing none the less as you are buying on reputation as much ...
by chobbler
Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: How to do Wheel Alignment
Replies: 19
Views: 2274
Flag: China

Re: How to do Wheel Alignment

My bike stops right outside the Twelve Bells Inn when I let go the handlebars so I guess it must be pretty much spot on? :uhu
by chobbler
Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Stuff and ,,,
Replies: 38
Views: 3697
Flag: China

Re: Stuff and ,,,

I've been gazing at the picture for a while now and there's more than enough visual content to start 20+ topics... :thumb
by chobbler
Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Happy Birthday Chobbs
Replies: 6
Views: 996
Flag: China

Re: Happy Birthday Chobbs

Wow, sorry I missed this post yesterday and many thanks Mark and global gang. To be honest I have only just sobered up enough to operate the keyboard tonight! You see the Royal George had Old Hookey and Cotswold Sheep's Head on tap.... I hope Wendy has suffered equal memory loss, then at least I can...
by chobbler
Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: primery chain
Replies: 7
Views: 988
Flag: China

Re: primery chain

As I recall, a few years ago Stan (I think) got us a group deal on a fractionally shorter high quality chain. I have one in mine and it hasn't stretched much in a good 5 years+ road/trail riding, even with a clumsy pilot. No slipper needed. Names may have got fuddled in the mist of time, but there a...
by chobbler
Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Right hand side panel
Replies: 1
Views: 454
Flag: China

Right hand side panel

I fear I have lost my right hand panel and the front oddy bracket that ties both, probably in a shed rationalisation excercise a few months ago. I expect it will turn up as soon as I get another... but if anyone wants to sell a spare r/h - any color/model I would be one grateful buyer.
by chobbler
Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Lock washers and Woodruff key worries
Replies: 12
Views: 1387
Flag: China

Re: Lock washers and Woodruff key worries

Thank you all. I did not realise there was such a thing as a shouldered nut for this spot. I have never seen one (or in parts books) on the few unit singles I have interfered with over the years. Perhaps if I had not thrown away all the "consumables" when I took stuff apart it might give me a clue.....
by chobbler
Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Engine Sprocket Removal - Bolt Thread Size
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Flag: China

Re: Engine Sprocket Removal - Bolt Thread Size

I just checked and I've got 1/4 BSF on a very old one, 1/4 UNC on a slightly newer one and M6 on a brand new one!
Sorry if that doesn't help.
by chobbler
Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Lock washers and Woodruff key worries
Replies: 12
Views: 1387
Flag: China

Re: Lock washers and Woodruff key worries

Thank you for the responses, I was a bit worried about how tall the key sits into the hub slot. It certainly doesn't fill it anywhere near but I suppose it's the taper that takes the strain. My rotor nut isn't shouldered so I'm still a bit concerned about how good the lock washer is - or me for perh...
by chobbler
Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Lock washers and Woodruff key worries
Replies: 12
Views: 1387
Flag: China

Lock washers and Woodruff key worries

My new rotor (magnet) lockwasher sits way loose on the shaft. Have I got the wrong one? The internal diameter is big enough that the punched tab doesn' t naturally sit in the keyway. I threw all the original disposables out to stop me re-using them. Not such a good idea. I also have two spare woodru...
by chobbler
Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Headlamp lens
Replies: 15
Views: 1809
Flag: China

Re: Headlamp lens

I'm using a Valeo 082371 with H4 (Cibie clone)
seems to fit my pattern rim ok,says "standard diam 146" on it. I had one as an upgrade on my modern Triumph Scrambler too but had to cut the rim on that. Worth it though.
by chobbler
Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 MX gearbox and outrigger problem
Replies: 3
Views: 729
Flag: China

Re: B50 MX gearbox and outrigger problem

Thanks Mark, that's plenty for me to be looking at over the weekend. A lot of the parts new and old for this motor have been in store around the house for maybe 7 or 8 years+ so good chance my plate is pre revolution. I haven't needed much from spares pile, partly due to the good work you did on my ...
by chobbler
Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 MX gearbox and outrigger problem
Replies: 3
Views: 729
Flag: China

B50 MX gearbox and outrigger problem

I'm doing an MX motor build up at the moment. The cases are a pair but not the unused new/old inner cover, though all are '72 with the right numbers. Driving me nuts is an outrigger and mainshaft problem I can't seem to resolve. It's the MX shaft with the 1st gear built on. I've done this job before...
by chobbler
Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Fitting Oil Cooler on a B50
Replies: 30
Views: 2915
Flag: China

Re: Fitting Oil Cooler on a B50

What about wrapping your down tube in crinkly cooking foil? Or extending the rubbery tubes and doing same? Paint it matt black of course. Slightly more seriously, on my XR1200 the oil cooler has a thermo thingy that opens at "x" degrees, which gets rid of the cool running issue. I can't remember eve...
by chobbler
Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Swing arm spindle and bearings kit wanted (new)
Replies: 11
Views: 1365
Flag: China

Re: Swing arm spindle and bearings kit wanted (new)

Ian Hingley wrote:Chris

You've just missed an informal meet at the Tipputs Inn, Nailsworth.

Good to have you back on board.

Ian

Ian no! <218
that's only 20 minutes down the road from me.
Good proper cask beer and they do a nice curry
Who went?
by chobbler
Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Swing arm spindle and bearings kit wanted (new)
Replies: 11
Views: 1365
Flag: China

Re: Swing arm spindle and bearings kit wanted (new)

pictures, we want pictures!

Does he still do that dance that embarrasses all the teen age kids? :thumb

mama mia !
by chobbler
Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Swing arm spindle and bearings kit wanted (new)
Replies: 11
Views: 1365
Flag: China

Swing arm spindle and bearings kit wanted (new)

Hi been away for a while but looking for a swing arm kit with snails, bearings and spacers for my bare swing arm for the latest project. thanks greetings to all my old friends - I got lost into XR1200 street tracker and a Triumph scrambler but now focusing back on the best bike once again. Have I mi...
by chobbler
Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: 25th September 2011 EU Hands Off Biking
Replies: 4
Views: 908
Flag: China

Re: 25th September 2011 EU Hands Off Biking

I shall be there (M5). Sorry for not posting for a while, I got mixed up with a Harley XR1200 which might now upset the EU a bit on several fronts :laugh It's oddly very similar riding position as the triumph hurricane, even the same colour, with all the pushrod/primary chain stuff to play around wi...
by chobbler
Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 - Timing Aperture Plug
Replies: 17
Views: 1978
Flag: China

Re: B50 - Timing Aperture Plug

Not that it helps, but I got mine from the Triumph man who does the autojumbles, as this part is common between the two makes. Lots of stainless ones about.
by chobbler
Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B25 to B50
Replies: 31
Views: 4001
Flag: China

Re: B25 to B50

lol, I pulled my reply because it looked like I was baiting you. That wasn't the idea at all, that extra bearing has been the bane of discussion for 30 years. I thought that with the right crank shaft dimensions and metal, it would be obsolete. I did mess around with some spare cases as you once sug...
by chobbler
Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: BSA Logo on Engine Plinth
Replies: 32
Views: 4673
Flag: China

Re: BSA Logo on Engine Plinth

That's interesting Rich. Which market were your stamped ones intended for? My unstamped '71 is a US market model. Maybe we can plot a trend between us all, to get to the bottom of this? Wonder if only certain models were affected or whether it was production run related. blimey, I'm sounding like a ...
by chobbler
Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: BSA Logo on Engine Plinth
Replies: 32
Views: 4673
Flag: China

Re: BSA Logo on Engine Plinth

My '71 doesn't have it either. I asked a few years ago at "Cirencester BSA repository" ;-) and was told they only started milling and rollering the watermarks on in late '72 to please the US market, allegedly as there was some "confusion" from their marketing division and buyers over current model a...
by chobbler
Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: This Forum
Topic: Christmas 2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2456
Flag: China

Re: Christmas 2009

Another year of great posts from this band of brothers, best wishes to you all from this leaky shed atop the Cotswold escarpment <949 <982
by chobbler
Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Oil spurting from breather tube
Replies: 10
Views: 1615
Flag: China

Re: Oil spurting from breather tube

Quote; "Yes your return filter could have caught muck that has already damaged your engine." Good news for "Roadies" in my view. I'm not a fan of pressure side filtering. I can't see the point in filtering debris before it goes back into an engine that was worn enough to generate terminal damage in ...
by chobbler
Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Primary cover screw removal
Replies: 25
Views: 2634
Flag: China

Re: Primary cover screw removal

If you do the weldy trick, make sure you take off your lectronic nishers first. Or your hall effect type thingy will fry. >44
by chobbler
Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Repair of damaged B50 cases
Replies: 15
Views: 1735
Flag: China

Re: Repair of damaged B50 cases

I would look carefully at the damage and use my dremmel to round off any jagged bits where a crack could start from.
I'm just a paranoid sort of fellow who'd have to open her up for a look every few hours otherwise. <209
by chobbler
Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Two many 73 CCM's
Replies: 20
Views: 1970
Flag: China

Re: Two many 73 CCM's

Excellent story. You should make a DVD and call it "On Every Other Sunday Afternoon (weather permitting)".
I could put my bowtie on and do the post race interviews.

As long as you've got some fit brollie girls of course. <059
by chobbler
Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Front end
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Flag: China

Re: Front end

Yep, look at the drain plugs. but maybe he did it to get the brake torque arm from the "S*zuki"? hub, facing in the right direction, ie in expansion rather than compression? They don't always transpose (wow, fancy talk alert, too little beer). I don't recall seeing those rebates cut in fork tops bef...
by chobbler
Wed May 27, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: B50 Article
Replies: 11
Views: 1387
Flag: China

Re: B50 Article

Hi Danny
Your name rings a bell here too, just like Minety says.
Nice to read some more Defazio stuff after all these years. :grin:
by chobbler
Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: When a pot of vasaline isn't big enough
Replies: 13
Views: 1233
Flag: China

Re: When a pot of vasaline isn't big enough

what's it do mister? <213 <123
by chobbler
Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Alternative B50
Replies: 46
Views: 6181
Flag: China

Re: Alternative B50

Blimey, I see where Y*maha got their SR500 and those XS "SE"'s from now :shock:

It reinforces the old tale about Yam getting a B50 to help with their XT project.
by chobbler
Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Inlet Tract Length
Replies: 32
Views: 4856
Flag: China

Re: Inlet Tract Length

Steve Britgaskets played around with this topic and even sold a kit or two. Might be worth searching it for details.
by chobbler
Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Custom Decals
Replies: 9
Views: 1138
Flag: China

Re: Custom Decals

Sorry, went off topic - blame the moderator ;-) I don't think you'll successfuly re use the transfer without mis shaping or losing adhesion.
I've tried this many times with my old DT as a lad (trying to save my Bel-Ray graphics) :laugh
And I'm known for my money saving tenacity.
by chobbler
Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Custom Decals
Replies: 9
Views: 1138
Flag: China

Re: Custom Decals

Don't do it, please :cry:
Something twin leading shoe or better will give it the classical elegance it deserves.
It'll look like a Hillman Imp I saw with a carbon spoiler on the boot.
by chobbler
Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Custom Decals
Replies: 9
Views: 1138
Flag: China

Re: Custom Decals

Then ditch that disk set up. They'll never catch on y'know >44
If you can't stop something that light without puting truck brakes on it, then either you must have left the cable off or you're a great big fat guy - in which case I thoroughly agree on your choice sir <021 .
by chobbler
Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 cylinder head nuts
Replies: 12
Views: 1712
Flag: China

....or when your shed has 2 spanners and a roll of tape. You got another spanner for Crimbo then Chobbler :cool: It was that special one that has all the nobbly contact bits on to fit metric and imperial. At the moment I use it to stop my shed door blowing shut in the wind and I can also get the ca...
by chobbler
Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 cylinder head nuts
Replies: 12
Views: 1712
Flag: China

Thanks Graham Spot on advice, and brings the whole thing back to the family as it were. Bike 18 back on the road with a few clues and me even more intersted in the book. Today; "are you sure you're going to ride that thing in all this snow?" she says. "Yeh, I have actually done this before y'know, i...
by chobbler
Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 cylinder head nuts
Replies: 12
Views: 1712
Flag: China

Hi Graham I'd be more than happy to buy the book if a taster was available to members to show it wasn't "sucking eggs". Maybe even post in the members section only to keep it clean? No offence meant to you as a fellow enthusiast but people on here have been around the clock and know how to generally...