Oif - B40 - CCM Tribute

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Oif - B40 - CCM Tribute

Postby Malcolms Lad » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:50 am

Many of you know of the Bike article May 1978 'Staying Single' and my sporadic post in the news feed from many moons ago. Well recently talk with my dad has been to hand the bike over to me in the next year or so as his legs really can't take the punishment anymore. With that in mind and a few things we wanna do over the coming months I thought a project thread was most appropriate. Plus it should provide the perfect medium to display both the photos I have been promising for the last 10 years and some of the original prints from the 'Bike' feature on the original 550 CCM believed to be the first road registered way back when.

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This is the bike rebuilt after 1200 mile and having thrown a rod. On contacting mr. Clews to ask about what my dad could do the response was... "How many miles you say? .... 1200? ... That's a lot of laps round a short circuit!"

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And onto the bike I built 10 years ago now at the humble age of 17. Lots learnt during and since this....

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Thankfully my garage is much tidier these days!

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Hope that's of interest enough for now gents.
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Re: TR25W/B40 - CCM Tribute

Postby koncretekid » Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:12 am

Great looking build! Gives me ideas on what to do with some of my spare parts.
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Re: TR25W/B40 - CCM Tribute

Postby steve m » Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:09 am

nice one. :thumb
i'm guessing your father's legs suffered because he tooted the horns too much and damaged his kneecaps :lol: . i don't know how he got it registered for road use with that "muffler", i see yours has a baffle.

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Re: Oif - B40 - CCM Tribute

Postby Malcolms Lad » Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:26 am

Just to bring this bike to light again too, along side the 441 build we have to road ready the old B40 powered girl up in time for the wedding. In light of that I have discovered some more pictures of the original build which I will post very soon!
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Re: Oif - B40 - CCM Tribute

Postby packw » Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:32 am

Hi Malcolms Lad,
I see a distributor type B40 but no distributor or side points..................what are you using for ignition?
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Re: Oif - B40 - CCM Tribute

Postby Malcolms Lad » Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:19 am

Its fitted with this and runs total loss battery for brake light, LED bulb in the tail light takes next to no juice and she goes no further than 50 mile on a run, they do an alternator kit version too.

Very simple install....

It starts real easy even on the standard 928 mk1, second kick every time. first to get the Cap charged up.

http://www.electrexworld.co.uk/acatalog/STK-010.html

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