PeoB50 wrote:a couple of items from my recent , but limited, experience building my B50:
- Stans "Blueprinting the gearbox" under "Tech" section is invaluable
Definitely worth doing IMO.
Trust me, I have scoured this forum looking for tips and hints. I have found that
these little gearboxes are fairly simple. I believe that I have it set up pretty well.
- Adding an oil filter worth the effort.
Yes, I am considering it as well as doing the top end feed mod off of the oil pump.
- Your bush and o-ring on the comp relief, excellent! mine leaks like a siv
It looks like it is gonna work.
- Are you sure you didn't shear the rocker arm shaft o-rings during asssembly,
hard not to. You need to add a good chamfer to act as a lead for the orings
as you push in the shafts.....assuming B44 same as B50 in this respect
They are the same, not a whole lot of problem seating those shafts without tearing up
the O rings, although I can see how it could happen.
- I locktited and peened those little access plate screws behind the clutch as you did
and so far they're OK
Locktite is GOOD!
- Rupert's book has a good description of how to assemble the quadrant/camplate, camplate
detent spring, etc.
I use Ruperts book religiously.
- on the rocker box, consider changing from studs to allen bolts so you can remove it w/o
having to remove the engine....if like B50 in this respect
Stock studs. I don't think that pulling this little engine is going to be much of a problem at all,
(not that much to it). My hope is that once I get it dialed in, I won't have to mess with it much.
My responses to the questions are in the bold type.
Photographer? No, not hardly.
I have built bikes in the past and have always wanted to record what I was doing to one so I just decided
to make it this one. I keep the camera handy and click off a lot of shots.
I'm looking forward to videoing the first startup and my first outing on it.
So far, it's all been a pretty simple project. There isn't a whole lot to these little singles to mess up.