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by SteveS
Tue Oct 26, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Regufier
Replies: 23
Views: 648

Re: Regufier

looks like the horn is attached directly to the box as I see it
Either my eyes are a lot worse than I realised or you've got x-ray vision :lol:
by SteveS
Sun Oct 10, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: LOBE 2 20-21
Replies: 312
Views: 75240

Re: LOBE 2 20-21

Hi Beat

Where's the monkey?

Nice looking set-up :thumb
by SteveS
Thu Oct 07, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: B65 Mongrel
Replies: 49
Views: 30453

Re: B65 Mongrel

. I've spent a bit of time cutting up bits of stainless tube and then getting my friendly welder to stitch them back together to form a couple of exhausts. The silencers are cheap Chinese ones off ebay. Not had a chance to run the engine with the system in place so not sure how good the silencers w...
by SteveS
Thu Sep 30, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B50/44 Hybrid
Replies: 48
Views: 11902

Re: B50/44 Hybrid

Hi Claus Nice to see some progress. Good work on the hoop :thumb The problem with the light unit you are currently using is that is about 50mm(?) shorter than the correct one, so the cable linking the tail lamp to the wiring harness is visible between the lamp and the dual seat. Perhaps you could re...
by SteveS
Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B25/TR25 Land Speed Project
Replies: 93
Views: 46542

Re: B25/TR25 Land Speed Project

Amazing result Tom :thumb
by SteveS
Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: B65 Mongrel
Replies: 49
Views: 30453

Re: B65 Mongrel

. Hi Beat . The balance pipe was introduced around 1969 /70. The balance pipe is a horizontally fitted tube that links the two exhaust headers as they leave the cylinder head. I understand the idea was to balance the pressure within the exhaust system to give more even and slightly improved perform...
by SteveS
Sat Sep 25, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: B65 Mongrel
Replies: 49
Views: 30453

Re: B65 Mongrel

. I have been unable to do much work on the bike recently mainly due to delays with getting hold of parts etc. However the brake discs have now arrived :ban . They had to be made especially as there was nothing 'off the shelf' available to match a 1970's CMA wheel to 2021 H*nda upsidown forks, no s...
by SteveS
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: LOBE 2 20-21
Replies: 312
Views: 75240

Re: LOBE 2 20-21

Hi Beat

Make sure you keep safe!
by SteveS
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: B50 clutch issues
Replies: 34
Views: 2156

Re: B50 clutch issues

Hi Dave I think your plan is a good one - I guess the first thing for me to do is pull the cover and inspect/measure everything Also agree with your comment I hate leaving things opened up waiting a week or two for parts to come in. - parts can get misplaced, you forget how it came apart, you lose e...
by SteveS
Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: camshaft / ATU
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Re: camshaft / ATU

Hi Beat

If I have understood the drawing correctly it is showing that the taper is 1 in 5 which is 11 degrees 24minutes (approx 11.3 degrees)
by SteveS
Fri Sep 03, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: camshaft / ATU
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Re: camshaft / ATU

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Hi Beat
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I've had a look through a few drawings. I've found one for the P92 that shows a 1 in 5 taper. I would guess this figure would be the same for other ATU's that Lucas produced?
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Q71-4341
Q71-4341
by SteveS
Fri Sep 03, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Crankshaft Balance Factor BSA B50
Replies: 5
Views: 524

Re: Crankshaft Balance Factor BSA B50

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The Engine steady stay is just a piece of flat bar to link the Engine steady bracket to the frame
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stay 83-3840
stay 83-3840
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B50 Engine steady bracket - 83-3838
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by SteveS
Thu Sep 02, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Crankshaft Balance Factor BSA B50
Replies: 5
Views: 524

Re: Crankshaft Balance Factor BSA B50

Hi Micha

Nice looking bike :thumb

Not sure about the balance factor but you could check this thread Crankshaft balancing

Also make sure all the engine bolts are good and tight......................
by SteveS
Tue Aug 31, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: New B50MX owner with questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1040

Re: New B50MX owner with questions

Hi Dave

I think this is the thread Baz referred to regarding starting procedure:

Starting procedure - Mr Mike

and a bit further down the page:

Starting procedure - Bike Beesa Trevor
by SteveS
Tue Aug 31, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: LOBE 2 20-21
Replies: 312
Views: 75240

Re: LOBE 2 20-21

Hi Beat

Some very impressive work :thumb

I hope your own recovery is progressing as well as this project?
by SteveS
Wed Aug 18, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B25 / B50 Footrest Assembly Set, Folding
Replies: 4
Views: 676

Re: B25 / B50 Footrest Assembly Set, Folding

Hi Mike I prefer to build the footrests myself, I compensate for the rigid ones then convert. That's what I did :thumb Used an item similar to below: . TRIALS UNIVERSAL FOOT PEGS RESTS TWINSHOCK PRE-65 FANTIC BULTACO MONTESA WELD ON . TRIALS UNIVERSAL FOOT PEGS RESTS TWINSHOCK PRE-65 FANTIC BULTACO ...
by SteveS
Wed Aug 18, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: B25 / B50 Footrest Assembly Set, Folding
Replies: 4
Views: 676

Re: B25 / B50 Footrest Assembly Set, Folding

Hi Mike . As you have found the folding footrests are becoming harder to find. . If you go the route indicated by Dave there may be some fettling required as the Triumph Adventurer footrest had a deeper 'step' to achieve greater engagement with the frame. Also you may have to drill through the bolt ...
by SteveS
Thu Aug 12, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: This Forum
Topic: Dellorto 34 mm PHBE full jetting specs
Replies: 2
Views: 1260

Re: Dellorto 34 mm PHBE full jetting specs

Hi Sorry you didn't get any satisfactory responses in the Tech section. I've just done a search on Google and came up with the following thread: Carbs There is a forum user 'Andrew' who refers to the carb you are trying to set up. I don't know if 'Andrew' still frequents the forum but it may be wort...
by SteveS
Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: Little BSS cafe racer
Replies: 102
Views: 29167

Re: Little BSS cafe racer

Well done Francois, the hard work and perseverance has paid off, now hopefully the true enjoyment begins
by SteveS
Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: B65 Mongrel
Replies: 49
Views: 30453

Re: B65 Mongrel

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Not been able to spend much time on the bike, but finally got round to completing further engine assembly so the bottom end is nearly done, (clutch to adjust, timing to complete) and top end nearly done......
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by SteveS
Sun Jul 11, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: WANTED C15 B40 Distributor
Replies: 11
Views: 4678

Re: WANTED C15 B40 Distributor

Hi Momus

Noticed another one here - triumph tiger cub / Bsa C15 Bsa B40 - item no - 114886428496

Part is damaged but may be suitable for your proposed use?
by SteveS
Thu Jul 08, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Alternator wire is acting like a breather
Replies: 13
Views: 1621

Re: Alternator wire is acting like a breather

Filler cap with deflector
Filler cap with deflector
by SteveS
Wed Jul 07, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Parts & Bikes wanted
Topic: WANTED C15 B40 Distributor
Replies: 11
Views: 4678

Re: WANTED C15 B40 Distributor

Hi Momus There's one here - Triumph Tiger Cub BSA C15 Lucas 15D1 Distributor 1959 - item no 393428567102 Not sure if the seller will send out of UK, any problems you could get it shipped to me and I can forward on Also one here - LUCAS 15D1 ENGINE DISTRIBUTOR 40529A.BSA C15 B40 TRIUMPH T20 T15 TIGER...
by SteveS
Sun Jun 27, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: B65 Mongrel
Replies: 49
Views: 30453

Re: B65 Mongrel

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Got a few more parts back from the powder coaters. This has enabled me to get the rolling chassis together:
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by SteveS
Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Engine Bolt Torque Settings
Replies: 8
Views: 1460

Re: Engine Bolt Torque Settings

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Found the below for the P30D -Tri/BSA 350cc Twin Fury/Bandit but it should be the same for all applications:

Zener Diode Nut, 1/4UNF, 28TPI, HEX A/F .4375, Torque lb/ft 2.0 - 2.3
by SteveS
Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Engine Bolt Torque Settings
Replies: 8
Views: 1460

Re: Engine Bolt Torque Settings

Hi Wally For peace of mind I guess it would be helpful to know the torque setting for the Engine Bolts :thumb The only info I have seen is 'Tighten all nuts firmly' (A65), 'make sure that they are absolutely tight' (A75), or 'make sure all nuts and bolts are secure' (B50/B25). For reference Rickard ...
by SteveS
Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: B50/44 Hybrid
Replies: 48
Views: 11902

Re: B50/44 Hybrid

. Hi Claus . There was only one type of B50 Grab Rail produced. The drawing of the B50 grab rail is incorrect in the parts book (they drew the A65 variant), the B50 item has parallel sides, not bent, see pic below: . Grab Rails.jpg . Grab Rail dimensions.jpg . I've rounded the measurements a little...
by SteveS
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: where to place Boyer ignition Box
Replies: 5
Views: 1535

Re: where to place Boyer ignition Box

Hi Colin I've not used a Boyer ignition system on any of my recent projects so I am unable to comment directly. However I have fitted a couple of the Wassell / Vape units (which I believe use the same technology?). These units are supplied with a 900mm (3') length of cable to connect between the tra...
by SteveS
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: B65 Mongrel
Replies: 49
Views: 30453

Re: B65 Mongrel

. Made some progress with the chainguard. The OEM Y*maha product is quite rare, very expensive and made from plastic so I decided to make one from some aluminium 'U' channel - 1.1/4" x 2" x 1/8" x 600mm. First I radiused the two long edges . 1. Starting Point.jpg . Next I slit the edges of the chan...
by SteveS
Fri Jun 04, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: clutch springs '' Ends ''
Replies: 5
Views: 1584

Re: clutch springs '' Ends ''

. Hi François . As far as I am aware all the BSA clutch springs were ground flat at both ends and the spring cups had an indent at the top (3), to prevent the cup rotating against the clutch outer cover plate and an indent at the bottom (2 - not very clear in pic) which engages with the step in the...
by SteveS
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Inner Tubes
Replies: 11
Views: 2244

Re: Inner Tubes

Hi Jeff Do you think it's likely I pinched the tube during fitting as I thought is was a manufacturing fault? Maybe I should invest in the tool you indicated, sadly no longer made. Some detail here on how to make your own 'Breezer Or this one looks like an updated version made from plastic rather th...
by SteveS
Tue Jun 01, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Inner Tubes
Replies: 11
Views: 2244

Re: Inner Tubes

How expensive?
£17GBP approx $24USD :shock:
by SteveS
Mon May 31, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Inner Tubes
Replies: 11
Views: 2244

Re: Inner Tubes

Thanks for the assistance with recommendations and fitting procedure :thumb

I've ordered a Pirelli Ultra Heavy Duty 3mm thick
by SteveS
Sun May 30, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Inner Tubes
Replies: 11
Views: 2244

Inner Tubes

. Hi . Purchased an inner tube from ebay last year, sold as an unbranded make to suit 18" x 4.00" tyre. Fitted it to the wheel on my project bike so I could move the bike around the workshop. Noticed yesterday that the tyre was flat, tried to inflate but it would not hold air. After checking the va...
by SteveS
Wed May 26, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Project bikes
Topic: 1972 B50 SS Return to Flight .
Replies: 105
Views: 24639

Re: 1972 B50 SS Return to Flight .

+1 the brackets were originally finished in black gloss
by SteveS
Mon May 24, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: Trailer
Replies: 7
Views: 3809

Re: Trailer

. Hi Basil . BSA used 'Oddie' fasteners not 'Dzus' but everyone seems to interchange the names as both are quarter turn to lock / release. I'm fairly sure the Oddie studs have always had a very narrow slot. The 'Dzus' fasteners on my Cheney Aberg have a wider slot that will accept a coin. . Oddie h...
by SteveS
Mon May 24, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Amal mark 1 choke logic
Replies: 7
Views: 1936

Re: Amal mark 1 choke logic

Ted Bloomfield of MCS
There's a name from the past...takes me back to my youth :smile: RIP Ted
by SteveS
Fri May 21, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Off topic
Topic: B65 Mongrel
Replies: 49
Views: 30453

Re: B65 Mongrel

. Hi Claus . Yes it had crossed my mind about the change to frame geometry. The steering head is about 1/2" (12.5mm) higher than before so I don't think there will be much effect (?). However I need to make up some steering stem spacers for the fork yokes I am using, so I can adjust their size to c...
by SteveS
Thu May 20, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: B65 Mongrel
Replies: 49
Views: 30453

Re: B65 Mongrel

. I've been messing with the electrics. Made up an aluminium tray to fit on the left (where the air filter would have sat) to accommodate the regulator/rectifier, capacitor, horn relay, fuse box and the ignition transistor box . Electrics.jpg . I am using the original o.i.f. electrical box to accom...
by SteveS
Wed May 19, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Off topic
Topic: B65 Mongrel
Replies: 49
Views: 30453

Re: B65 Mongrel

. Not done much with the project recently but last week I finally got the remaining welding completed on the frame. Today I got the frame back from the powdercoaters. After much deliberation I went with a dark metallic grey instead of the typical black. Looks better in the flesh than in the the pic...