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Re: Typhoon BX60V

Post by SteveS » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:25 pm

Hi Kommando

Thanks for the warning regarding the blue top coming adrift. With the set up I have there would be damage unless I can think of a way of restricting the end of the opening.

Joe, when the bike's complete your welcome to have a look
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Re: Typhoon BX60V

Post by kommando » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:40 pm

If you don't have the depth of metal to end the mounting hole before it enters the combustion chamber then the suggestion can't be followed, but if you have choices on positioning then pick the one that gives the depth, the restriction hole does not need to be long as it only to stop the disc of metal moving into the chamber. If not then stick to Stihl genuine parts instead of the Chinese knock offs to reduce failure probability and replace on a service schedule.

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Re: Typhoon BX60V

Post by SteveS » Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:18 pm

Hi Kommando

Unfortunately the hole is already cut to full depth. So if I go with the blue top decompressor I will follow your advice regarding sourcing and replacement
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Re: Typhoon BX60V

Post by SteveS » Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:26 pm

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I've been busy assembling a few parts. Takes a lot longer than I anticipated, but I'm not in any hurry.
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Current status:
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This pic shows a bit of detail under the seat (although it's hard to make out), including pressure relief valve in the foreground on left, horn and then the coil mount, with the oil tank on left. Also included is a secure welded in position earth point with a brass wing nut.
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I still need to mount the battery and ignition pack. Also need to find room for the oil thermostat........
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Re: Typhoon BX60V

Post by Malcolms Lad » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:44 pm

Looks great fella we got much of winter to go. That why I bought a new kick-start lever and haven't even been near the bike yet... Plus many many leaks to address.

Mines all cleaned and put to bed for now...
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Re: Typhoon BX60V

Post by SteveS » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:04 pm

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I made up an adapter to accommodate the ACR. 10mm x 1.0mm male thread one end 12mm x 1.25mm female the other
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It fits in quite neatly. the wiring should clear the head steady. Hopefully once I get the wiring organised it should be a fit and forget item. Time will tell......
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I've also spent a bit of time fabricating some stainless brackets to mount the oil cooler. I used some 1.5mm x 17mm stainless. Nuneaton is a notorious hot spot so the oil cooler will come in handy :smile: . I intend to fit an oil thermostat so that if I travel outside the locality (where things tend to be cooler) I won't end up lowering the oil temperature below 80 deg C.
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I went for a Mocal cooler (10 row 115 Matrix 1/2"BSP Fittings) and then made up some aluminium heads out of some hex bar, reminiscent of the style fitted to the BSA and Triumph Triples, and fitted 1/8" BSP tails to plumb into the rest of the oil circuit.
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Re: Typhoon BX60V

Post by SteveS » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:59 pm

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No further updates at the moment. A couple of other 'projects' have got in the way. At least they are both BSA's :razz:
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Hopefully get back on with the Typhoon next month
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Re: Typhoon BX60V

Post by minetymenace » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:58 pm

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Re: Typhoon BX60V

Post by SteveS » Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:30 pm

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I've got no further with my main project but atleast the Lightning is back together, just waiting for the BSAOC Vehicle Report so that I can get the bike registered with the DVLA.
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P.S. 20/06/2020 Received info back from BSAOC, great service as usual. :thumb Looks like the bike was one of a couple of thousand machines that were originally manufactured in 1966 for the 67 season but never reached the U.S. (?) - engine marked with 'Y' suffix. They were brought back to the factory, refurbished and redespatched 3 years later as new machines! This explains why the engine number is on a raised plinth (not brought in until 1969), 1969 clutch mechanism, a later 1969 tank but 1966 front brake.........
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Re: Typhoon BX60V

Post by eebtr7 » Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:06 pm

About your Lightning, I recall a story of where the BSA factory shipped a load of A65's aboard a ship. A storm was encountered and the cargo was salt water soaked. They then shipped the bikes back to the factory for renovations. That was the last of the story I heard. Your info puts an end to it.

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Re: Typhoon BX60V

Post by SteveS » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:33 am

Hi eebtr7

That's interesting about bikes getting damaged at sea and returning to the UK. I've not heard that before, although I have read about unsold stock coming back to the UK - see below. The salt water damage may explain why some Y suffix bikes have been so extensively updated with later 69 parts

Can anyone verify any of this?
Failure to match production at Small Heath with market demands in the US saw the major cause of the troubles which can be attributed to BSA management. For instance in 1967-68 large stocks of motor cycles which had missed the critical April-May-June selling season were brought back from America and sold-off at a substantial discount - the Giants of Small Heath by Barry Ryerson (p174)
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