I noticed that the location map has no B50MX near Washington, DC. The B50MX I gave my grandson is in Southern Maryland, about 40 miles south of Washington, DC. I bought it as a basket case in 1974 and then it sat indoors until 1994 and then in storage until 2001. From 2001 until just recently, it sat in the rain. Now, we are working on restoring it. I'll let my grandson register it with you but in case you just want to know, it is B50MX JG00248 (numbers match). The reason it was a basket case is that the kid who owned it took the muffler off and annoyed the neighborhood until the people got together and destroyed it one night with hammers! Fortunately, the only engine damage was some cylinder fins and the primary cover. They destroyed the tank, fenders, lights, but didn’t touch the wheels or frame. His father sold it t me for $50 just ot get it out of his house.
I'm new to the B50.org forum. I just inherited a 1971 B50SS from my grandfather who passed away two years ago. His name was Jack and he had the bike for as long as i can remember.
It looks like it's in great condition, but I need to give it a good inspection before i try to start it up. I've been flying through How to Restore Your Motorcycle - Mark Zimmerman, and i have the original replacement parts list. My grandfather was a mechanic and meticulous by nature... so i don't expect the road ahead to be too difficult.
If you let people know where you are in the world, you might find someone to help you out. For instance, I'm in the northern part of Virginia, USA and I know people who would help in the Southern part of Maryland, USA.
marshg246 wrote:If you let people know where you are in the world, you might find someone to help you out. For instance, I'm in the northern part of Virginia, USA and I know people who would help in the Southern part of Maryland, USA.
Thanks to both of you for the help! I'm in Ottawa (Canada) these days. The bike was originally located in Porquis Junction, ON (for as long as i can remember).
Owners database for BSA B50 & B25 1971-1971 have been working for a couple of years.
Now I have build a new owners database for all BSA PRE OIF Singles ( 1959-1970 )
So now we have owner databases for all BSA Unit Singles 250cc – 500cc ( 1959 – 1973 )
Morning Richard...Thanks for letting me join this forum. Has already been a huge help in finding a kickstart quadrent for my 71 B50SS...Question? Tried add myself to the owners database without much success. I know it's something I'm doing wrong, but have no idea what. Here is my info 1971 BSA engine#B50SSGE12652 , frame number is exactly the same. I live in Redwood City, California...Thanks for your help...Dan / ArielDan is username