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by Mike A
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: what size ball bearing?
Replies: 15
Views: 2914
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Re: what size ball bearing?

It turns out that the balls I purchased (that were sold sold as clutch rack balls) were certainly NOT 7/32" but a fair bit larger, I have now got the correct size so it's problem solved! :smile:
by Mike A
Wed May 31, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: what size ball bearing?
Replies: 15
Views: 2914
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Re: what size ball bearing?

b50root wrote:
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This one? No 59

Rickard
No, it's like I said in the original post, 7/32" is quoted but there is no way it will fit, I've got a few and tried them, they just sit on the top of the rack, I have two outer covers and both have the rack machined for a smaller ball, as Midgie said, 5/32"
by Mike A
Wed May 31, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: what size ball bearing?
Replies: 15
Views: 2914
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Re: what size ball bearing?

midgie wrote:Try 5/32" mike.
I'd agree Midgie, it makes more sense than a 7/32"
by Mike A
Tue May 30, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: what size ball bearing?
Replies: 15
Views: 2914
Flag: England

what size ball bearing?

Can anyone tell me the correct size ball bearing for my '69 B44VS clutch operating rack? I keep coming up with 7/32, which seems way too big, as the size when I search suppliers websites yet the actual recess in the rack will only accept a 4/32 ball? (it sits comfortably at half depth) would a 4/32 ...
by Mike A
Sat May 27, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: My Victor project
Replies: 12
Views: 3033
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Re: My Victor project

Seriously nice "trail" bike! My guess is you'll soon have your fields conquered and will be looking for someone else to challenge. What kind of tires are those? Tom Thanks! the rear is IRC, cheap and cheerful, and the front is Dunlop, but they have the same trials pattern and should do for what I w...
by Mike A
Sat May 27, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: My Victor project
Replies: 12
Views: 3033
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Re: My Victor project

stew79 wrote:quite a transformation, and fancy having some were close by to ride the bike ! (you lucky man)
stew
Yes Stew, very lucky, it's something we (my son and I) have to look after very carefully what with access to so many sites being prohibited due to idiots that spoil it for everyone.
by Mike A
Sat May 27, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: My Victor project
Replies: 12
Views: 3033
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My Victor project

A couple of shots of my Victor,before and now, still work in progress as you can see but it's almost there now..so far it's had the head rebuilt by RTS, taken out to 32mm and flowed, big valves and springs etc, new barrel and forged piston, crank rebuilt by RTS and CCM rod fitted, NOS B50 oil pump, ...
by Mike A
Sun May 21, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: primary side problems
Replies: 5
Views: 1066
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Re: primary side problems

Just been out to the workshop, job done! dont know why it wouldnt fit the first time, but its on now, chain is tight but I'm sure that will ease soon enough, thanks for your help though Andy :thumb
by Mike A
Sun May 21, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: primary side problems
Replies: 5
Views: 1066
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Re: primary side problems

I take it you have removed the chain tensioner. Then you have to slide both sprocket, chain and clutch on together. Yep, done all that, it just wont fit, I've tried both a Renold and a Regina chain, both brand new, both 72 links, something isn't right somewhere. I can only guess that the PES clutch...
by Mike A
Sun May 21, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: primary side problems
Replies: 5
Views: 1066
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primary side problems

I'm fitting a PES clutch on my '69 B44, well trying to, and I'm using a new standard crank sprocket (28 teeth) and chain, basically there's no way I can make it fit...a slightly smaller chain or a slightly smaller crank sprocket might be the answer, maybe if I could gain one more link it would do it...
by Mike A
Fri May 19, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Oil filters, necessary or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 1679
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Re: Oil filters, necessary or not?

If its for off road i would say absolutely yes. Who knows what has gone through the frame in the past and there is nowt like a good trash around a field to loosen things up and get them moving again. This is assuming it is oil in frame of course :roll: No, its pre OIF, im using one of Terrys oil ta...
by Mike A
Thu May 18, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Oil filters, necessary or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 1679
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Re: Oil filters, necessary or not?

Filtered oil is better than unfiltered, as with any modification it requires a cost benefit analysis which is a matter of opinion, and we all have them! What are you using the bike for? There is a thread on the best place to put the filter (try a search) Purely off road, I did buy a Commando filter...
by Mike A
Thu May 18, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Oil filters, necessary or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 1679
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Oil filters, necessary or not?

Is it worth fitting an inline oil filter when using R40, my thinking is if the oil is changed as regularly as R40 should be, will it ever get so contaminated that it will cause problems, if a filter IS required, what would be the best option?
by Mike A
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Special tools?
Replies: 5
Views: 1122
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Re: Special tools?

I know it's Triumph stuff but some of it might be interchangeable https://www.triumph-spares.co.uk/cat_de ... op%20Tools
by Mike A
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Castrol R longevity
Replies: 2
Views: 870
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Castrol R longevity

I know your meant to change Castrol R regularly, ie every meeting etc, but what I'm wondering is if you dont use the bike for a few months would you leave it full of fresh oil or would you drain it when last used and then fill up when you use it next?
by Mike A
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: Front sprocket ( Solved )
Replies: 3
Views: 1092
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Re: Front sprocket

by Mike A
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Conrods - something to worry about or not?
Replies: 32
Views: 5108
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Re: Conrods - something to worry about or not?

You could try contacting RTS Racing down here in Gloucestershire, they rebuilt my crank and fitted a new rod amongst other things, made a cracking job of it.
by Mike A
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Conrods - something to worry about or not?
Replies: 32
Views: 5108
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Re: Conrods - something to worry about or not?

How many miles do you have on the engine at the moment? It would make good sense to fit a better rod while you have the chance, I'm glad I did, one thing less to worry about. if the old rod ever lets go it will likely cost a whole lot more than £800, also if you ever sell the bike in the future it w...
by Mike A
Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: fitting engine in frame
Replies: 4
Views: 921
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Re: fitting engine in frame

I should have said the engine is a '69 Victor Special, would that make any difference?
by Mike A
Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: fitting engine in frame
Replies: 4
Views: 921
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fitting engine in frame

I'm looking for advice on fitting my B44 engine into the frame, is it best to go in from the left side or right? the frame is from a '67 enduro so pre OIF, I'd like to get it right first time but it is a 'dry fit' as the frame hasn't been painted yet so its a good opportunity to practice.
by Mike A
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Cylinder head nuts B44
Replies: 10
Views: 2202
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Re: Cylinder head nuts B44

AWJD wrote:Up to 1969, the head nut 15-152 was 7/16 x 20 TPI BSC thread. In 1969 it changed to 14-0304 which is 7/16 UNF.
Thanks for the info, I've ordered a set of each (my engine is '69) so whatever doesn't fit will always be useful somewhere else I'm sure!
by Mike A
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Cylinder head nuts B44
Replies: 10
Views: 2202
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Re: Cylinder head nuts B44

minetymenace wrote:Have you looked here?
Yes, I ordered the part numbers quoted and got completely the wrong sizes...can't remember the supplier off the top of my head, I've used so many over the last year for three different projects I've got on at the moment.
by Mike A
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Cylinder head nuts B44
Replies: 10
Views: 2202
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Cylinder head nuts B44

Can anyone tell me the right size for the head nuts on a B44? I'm in desperate need of a set (plus washers) ASAP.
by Mike A
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Fitting wheel rimlocks
Replies: 9
Views: 1753
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Re: Fitting wheel rimlocks

Andy Chaos wrote:Where ever you put them make sure they are between a pair of spokes that are moving apart not together.
Dont ask me how i know :oops:
Duly noted! many thanks :thumb
by Mike A
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Fitting wheel rimlocks
Replies: 9
Views: 1753
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Fitting wheel rimlocks

I want to fit two rimlocks to my B44 scrambler rear wheel, where would be the best position for two in relation to the valve? I'm thinking divide the rim into thirds?