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Singles / Re: Victor Special Tank
« on: 08 October, 2017, 20:35:46 »
I have found that the glass C25 style tank I bought fo 50 fits the B44I just need to repaint it.
I will also try fitting my C15 larger tank and see how it looks.
Mick

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Singles / Re: Victor Special Tank
« on: 30 September, 2017, 07:13:13 »
I also have just bought a B44 VS with the small alloy tank.
Yesterday I emptied the full tank into cans, then, by weighing, worked out the ammount.
!.4 gallons.
I also do not like the look of that tank. It does not fit the bike. it looks like a poor substitute,
fitted to save weight for scrambles racing.
I wanted the look of the C25 and similar.
Apparently, most of  the BSA tanks with centre bolt fixing are interchangeable.
Trouble is - the C25 tank is also of low capacity.
i have bought a glass one on ebay. I will check the fit and tank size when it comes.
It may be that another model of tank would suit. A65? or what?
The high cost of tanks make it difficult to find the right one.
What we need is a club where members could help each other in these sort of questions.
But living close by.

Can any member here give advice. - B44,- 3 gallon tank??
Mick

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Singles / shuttleworth vintage event , sunday 1 st Oct
« on: 29 September, 2017, 17:00:18 »
Any members going?
I would like advice on my B44 VS engine sound, does it need new bigend.
Mick

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Singles / Re: b44 speedo
« on: 29 September, 2017, 16:57:36 »
Is there a cheat way to reset?
Ive tried poking in various tools (gently), but no result.
Mick

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Singles / Re: b44 speedo
« on: 29 September, 2017, 15:26:22 »
Thank you Julian.
I did not notice the hole in the side!
Mick

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Singles / Re: B44 oil leak
« on: 29 September, 2017, 07:54:54 »
Thank you. I will do that if I open the chain case.
Mick

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Singles / b44 speedo
« on: 28 September, 2017, 16:31:32 »
My 150 mph, rubber  clad speedo has a trip function, but no reset control!
How do I reset it?
Mick

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Singles / Re: B44 oil leak
« on: 26 September, 2017, 07:49:04 »
I have looked for the chain oiler.
On my C15, the oiler is on the back end of  one of the case screws.
My B44 does not appear to have an oiler, but there is a hole, separate from the case screws.
This appears to be empty. Can anyone confirm if this is so?
This bike was built from separate parts, so the year 1969 my not be relevant to the engine.
Mick

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Singles / B44 oil leak
« on: 26 September, 2017, 07:29:57 »
I had ridden my new B44 only a few times, maybe 50 miles.
Apart from a big end clanking, the gearbox sounded noisy.
I used a syringe to get oil in the tiny filler hole, up to the mark on the dipstick.
I wondered if the primary was also running dry.
I could not be sure which was the oil level screw. Rupert ratio did not seem to cover my model.
When I started up, oil was gushing out from the sprocket area.
I did a trip to a jazz concert, four miles away. The clutch was slipping badly, 50 mph max.
On the return it was almost back to normal.
I assumed that one of the seals was leaking, or perhaps missing.
I tried to order two new seals ,but could not find the part numbers for these.
I have difficulty bending down, but finally found the there were two small screws, together under the middle of the primary case.
These must be the level and drain plugs. I drained the excess oil and I think the problem is solved.
Then I read in the ratio book that the chain oiler was a problem, and should be removed. I will try that today.
Mick

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Singles / Re: C15 ss Max speed
« on: 23 September, 2017, 12:48:09 »
no, in march cams
mick

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Singles / Re: Stargazer
« on: 23 September, 2017, 09:10:34 »
LOVELY!
Mick

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Singles / Re: B25 starting problem
« on: 23 September, 2017, 07:11:47 »
Disconnect the fuel pipe from the carb. check that you get a good flow of fuel.
Mick

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Singles / insurance on B44
« on: 23 September, 2017, 07:08:19 »
I insured with BIKESURE.
They have insisted that I use a SOLD SECURE security device at all times.
I bought one of the cheaper options 20
It is a very large chain and padlock.
It weighs 9 lbs.
How am I supposed to carry this on a Scrambles style bike with no room for a carrier?
Mick

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Singles / Re: C15 ss Max speed
« on: 23 September, 2017, 07:02:55 »
My way is to use a satnav on the bike, or get someone in a car to drive at a set speed.
I note the speedo reading, then I stick thin adhesive strips on the speedo at each 10 mph point.
My C15 ss read 20 mph over at top speed, (85 at 65)
Mick

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Singles / Re: C15 Max Speed
« on: 21 September, 2017, 18:43:02 »
My wife absolutely refuses!!
Mick

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