B50ss purple fender

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B50ss purple fender

Post by Steveskates » Tue May 02, 2017 10:31 pm

Anyone have a purple front fender? Bought a 72 b50ss but the front fender is in bad shape. You can't see it in the picture but the front has a bunch of rust and welding where the little support rod was welded on after breaking. Thanks!
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Re: B50ss purple fender

Post by Steveskates » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:03 pm

Just wanted to check back in. Any fenders out there?
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Re: B50ss purple fender

Post by minetymenace » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:50 pm

Pattern ones are available, and a rattle can can produce good results. I guess you are searching for a bash plate as well, maybe you could swap that A65 side stand for a proper one too :shock: probably best to colour match what you have as the rest of the paintwork is bound to be faded,.....There was a mod on those early mudguards, that would get you out of a fix in an authentic way, without buying a new guard...
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Re: B50ss purple fender

Post by Johnq1 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:30 pm

The Sammy Miller fork brace/mudguard mount and a mudguard from Autocycle engineering in Dudley rolled to suit does the trick sorry not bolted up in this picture
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Re: B50ss purple fender

Post by *beezergeezer* » Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:58 pm

Any one got a link to where to get the same front fender from as I also need one for my B25ss Goldstar I have seen some from later triumphs and bsa models but the wire stays are not correct am looking to complete an original UK spec Bike so a correct one would be good..any help would be good.
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Re: B50ss purple fender

Post by minetymenace » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:00 pm

When you say
*beezergeezer* wrote:the wire stays are not correct
...What do you mean?
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Re: B50ss purple fender

Post by *beezergeezer* » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:50 am

I have looked at many 70s Triumph mudguards and some BSA ones all though they have wire stays they are different in design some have the extra vertical stay behind fork leg some have bend in a different place...see photos my B25ss has 18" rims and the others are for 19" rims or so the tyre sizes on the bikes I looked at over the years tell me, the 19" mudguard sits too high and looks wrong I have actually tried one and done a side by side comparison and there is a slight difference in the radius..so ...like I say I seek an original, if one can be found...hope this helps clarify...
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Re: B50ss purple fender

Post by minetymenace » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:41 am

You are correct, the early mudguards did not have that vertical stay. BUT there is in 72 a BSA Service Sheet suggested they should be modified (because they broke), either by fitting a special clamp (97-4436) which had an additional strip welded to it that bolted to the mudguard (my <12fs had this mod done when I bought it) or by fitting the later mudguard.

Service Sheet 11/72 can be found here.

Somewhere I have the modified clamps and an original un-modified mudguard and I'm in Cornwall at the end of the month....

You could always grind off the vertical stay....Whatever you get, be aware that the (trumpet) disc model mudguards are wider and if fitted to a comical hub, push the mudguard out too far and it just looks wrong (as per my <12fs ).
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Re: B50ss purple fender

Post by *beezergeezer* » Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:21 pm

if you have a good un modded mudguard for the B25ss and are in cornwall can you stick it in your suitcase and we will have a a deal...any photos etc ..pm me and we can discuss how many shillings you will need to dispose of yours to a good cause.

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Re: B50ss purple fender

Post by Steveskates » Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:43 am

minetymenace wrote:Pattern ones are available, and a rattle can can produce good results. I guess you are searching for a bash plate as well, maybe you could swap that A65 side stand for a proper one too :shock: probably best to colour match what you have as the rest of the paintwork is bound to be faded,.....There was a mod on those early mudguards, that would get you out of a fix in an authentic way, without buying a new guard...
What type of mod? Thanks!

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Re: B50ss purple fender

Post by minetymenace » Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:13 pm

Service Sheet 11/72 can be found here.
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