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Hard starting B50??

Post by b50root » Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:51 pm

So after 7 months we diged the B50 out from been buried under loads of moving boxes.



Hard to start?? No way :ban 2 kicks and its up and running.
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Re: Hard starting B50??

Post by rhino » Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:07 pm

Sounds well too :thumb

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Re: Hard starting B50??

Post by 2manyrides » Sat Aug 08, 2009 5:59 pm

That's the way it should be Rickard!
But do I detect some sort of cold motor hesitation? Kind of like it needs the choke on.
Up until recently I have never experianced any "not warmed up yet" type hesitations.
However, I now may be sensing it slightly. Like a pop back through the carb when I first try to take off.
Oh, and I'll say...
That's one large license plate they give you over there. :!:
Are cars, bikes and trucks all the same size?
Could double as a mud flap. :thumb
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Re: Hard starting B50??

Post by beat » Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:18 pm

hi rikard,
7 month in holiday ore what ? :shock:
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Re: Hard starting B50??

Post by b50root » Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:57 pm

No It´s 7 months since we moved from our house.

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Re: Hard starting B50??

Post by Ian Hingley » Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:10 pm

Hi Rickard

Your bike must be really well set up.

Other people on here seem to invest huge amounts of time and money to find something 'better' than an Amal, or experience wet-sumping (sorry Mark, drain-back) if theirs stands for more than a couple of days.

Two kicks after seven months is pretty impressive!
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Re: Hard starting B50??

Post by b50root » Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:14 pm

Hi Ian. I had to drain 20 cl from the case first, but it was easy as I use Marks Sump :thumb

My carb is a 34 mm Amal MKII and I use the choke when I start. This bike have been a easy starter for over 20 years.

Rickard

Ps I was surprised it didn´t start on first kick :cool:
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Re: Hard starting B50??

Post by beat » Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:52 pm

so, where in the wold are you now ?
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Re: Hard starting B50??

Post by b50root » Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:58 pm

beat wrote:so, where in the wold are you now ?
beat :?:

Ramlösa I Helsingborg Sweden. Still in the south of Sweden.

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Re: Hard starting B50??

Post by Ian Hingley » Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:26 pm

Wheeled my B44 out of the garage after standing two whole weeks. Started first kick! Just like it did two weeks before that.

Then off for a 60-mile potter round Gloucestershire in the sunshine. Lovely!

I know it's not 7 months, and it's only a tiddly B44, but ...
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Re: Hard starting B50??

Post by beat » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:12 pm

but..... - a miracle :!:
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Re: grab bar?

Post by 2manyrides » Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:21 am

Hi Rickard,
Your bike looks great!
Yours is the first B50 I've seen with out the grab bar behind the seat.
Stock? Mod?
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Re: Hard starting B50??

Post by b50root » Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:10 am

It´s look stock but ( very well done ) but most be a modification.

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Re: Hard starting B50??

Post by baz » Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:47 pm

Hi Rickard,when you get time could you give me your amal mk 2 specifications please ,what size slide cutaway ,needle,needle jet pilot jet main jet etc thankyou regards baz

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Re: Hard starting B50??

Post by minetymenace » Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:54 pm

2many, no grab rail standard on the B25FS.
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Re: Hard starting B50??

Post by 2manyrides » Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:38 pm

Really?
You've got me on this one! Whats the FS?
Fleetstar?

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Re: Hard starting B50??

Post by b50root » Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:25 pm

Follow the link :thumb

Yes Baz I will as soon as I clean up the carb.
minetymenace wrote: no grab rail standard on the B25FS..
Thanks minetymenace. Never thought about that before.

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Re: Hard starting B50??

Post by 2manyrides » Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:25 am

Thanks Rickard...I didn't notice the link at first.
A grabrail less rear fender loop is something I have never seen before. How many have seen the replacement sissybar for B50's?

Here is an example of one on a broken fender loop. Actualy I had it welded up in that configuration after it broke in order to accompany a preston petty rear fender set up I once used. It gave me a kicked back sissy bar I could strap my gear to on trips. My only regret is that I welded the sissy bar into the fender loop too. (instead of rivets) Now I can't retrieve it for future use in a normal way.
Not that I'd want a sisy bar on my SS!!!! :laugh
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Pictures from 1979 are fading fast. I did my best to brighten them up for viewing in a recent scanning fest at my brother's house. Here's that sissy bar in it's unaltered state.
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