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Singles / Re: 441 vs kick start rubber
« on: 10 August, 2021, 08:31:51 »
Yes it's very hard to tell.  My memory must be failing me too as it's only 53 years since I bought one, and the type of rubber escapes me.  I've looked at probably 100 images on Bing photos, probably half and half types.  I'll go with the closed end type.  Not a large expense if I find out otherwise.

Thanks, Mike.

Singles / 441 vs kick start rubber
« on: 08 August, 2021, 08:08:40 »
I went on line to buy a k/s rubber for my Victor Special.  Trouble is, I don't know if it's open or closed end.  My workshop manual has no photos, only drawings.
Will someone help me out here?

Cheers, Mike.

Singles / Re: B44VS carby settings
« on: 05 May, 2019, 06:40:57 »
Hi Rob,

Thanks for the information.  Your description sounds just what I'm hoping to achieve.  Though the easy starting (most times) is the best you'll ever get from memory.


Singles / B44VS carby settings
« on: 02 May, 2019, 07:07:58 »
I was lucky enough to pick up my second B44VS - with a gap of 49 years in between.  Engine & frame no AD06362 B44VS.  I believe  it is a 1970 model, probably a US import.  The carby is well worn, so I'll replace it.  It's a mk1 concentric 930/R92, pilot jet bushed, which I think was originally from a Triumph twin, though I could be wrong. It is jetted the same as the workshop manual except for the bushed pilot jet, and runs pretty well, though the idle is not reliable.
My problem is what jetting I need for the new carby.
Haynes says          main - 230
                             pilot  - 25
                            njet  - 107
                            slide  -   3
Workshop manual- main - 220
                            pilot  -  25
                            njet   - 107
                            slide  -   3
Amal website -     main  -  240
                          pjet    -  bushed
                          njet    -  106
                          slide   -    3.5
Any B44VS addicts out there who can point me in the right direction?
Cheers, Mike.

Singles / Re: 1969 B44 Victor Special.
« on: 12 November, 2018, 09:42:02 »
Back in 1969 I couldn't resist a Victor Special at Don Newell's Brisbane Qld dealership.  I had to have it!  Then I was drafted, posted to Victoria in the middle of winter.  750 mile trip to get there.  Stupidly traded in on a Toyota.  Regretted ever since.  Finally a couple of months ago I found a 1970 VS, and grabbed it.  Speedo says 25 miles, doubt it. Just as I remember it, starts first kick, vibrates a lot, but is the best looking bike around. Love it!

Cheers, Mike

Ps mine has a red light in the headlamp which came on when I connected the battery, even with the ignition key off - I took the bulb out.

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