The edge of the chain tensioner cam plates tend to sit on top of the quite lumpy frame welds in some positions, instead of flat onto the support plates.
So just where required the welds were dressed down a little to allow the cam plates to sit flat, as they really ought to.
My 71 B25 Victor has much neater welding in this area, and the cam plates, which are actually a little larger than those on the B50, already sit nice and flat.
About 90% of the frame and swinging arm original paint is intact, so at the moment I have just touched it up and blended it in where required.
On one hand I feel like this is just cutting corners, but on the other, if most of it is quite good I do like to preserve as much of the original factory finish as possible, even if it is somewhat scratched, chipped and faded in places. I like this direct link with the past, the BSA works and the history it brings with it, or is that really all just in my head?
The front end of the bike has not been touched yet, once the back wheel is properly fitted the bike will be spun round on the bike lift.
The replacement rear tyre is a Pirrelli MT43.