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The Star and Garter / Re: Historic Class Change - DVLA Website
« on: 06 June, 2018, 13:04:03 »
Just for the record.  I've received my Tax Renewal Reminder today for my 1967 BSA B44R Victor Roadster and noticed printed on the Form "THIS VEHICLE NEEDS AN APPROPRIATE MOT TEST CERTIFICATE" which concerned me a little, so I telephoned them.  After waiting about 5 minutes, the lady at the DVLA told me, Oh that's OK.  That's printed on all forms as standard ? ! ?  I asked her to confirm my bike was MOT exempt and she confirmed it was.  Oh well, at least I didn't have to wait longer than 5 minutes.  ???

« on: 04 May, 2018, 19:45:05 »
Thanks everyone.  I've managed to get some Castrol XL and the B44R loves it. 

Singles / Re: B44 Shooting Star paint code
« on: 07 April, 2018, 20:27:05 »
We have a really good car bodywork sprayer locally and I've asked him about the possibility of re-spraying my 1967 Victor Roadster GRP tank.  To get the correct colour he told me to bring the tank in and he would put his colour reading equipment on it.  From this he could get a true colour match.  I should think any good trade paint-aprayer should be able to do this Brent.

I didn't take him up on the offer as I had second thoughts.  My bike's in its original paint as far as I know, and I decided to keep it that way as long as I could.


Singles / Re: B44 riders
« on: 22 January, 2018, 21:14:37 »
Riding a motorbike isn't about exceeding the speed limit on our roads Mick.  You want to be careful what you're stating in case a policeman reads your notes.  To state that you regularly exceed the 70 mph speed limit, I suggest isn't advisable.  Take a steady trip out on your bike, try dropping your speed to 50 mph, listen and feel the engine beneath you, proudly proceed and enjoy your ride.  You don't have to travel at those sort of speeds to enjoy a Beezer.  At 100 mph you're traveling too fast to take anything in!

Singles / Re: B44 centre stand
« on: 27 October, 2017, 17:52:47 »
I've got a B44R 1967 and it has a centre stand fitted.  I find it easier to start on the centre stand (often first time!)  Lifting the valve clearance lever as directed in the manual overcomes the increased compression.  The B44R is a lovely bike.

« on: 27 October, 2017, 17:28:01 »
I recently acquired my 1967 B44R and hope to be out and about on it when the weather's fine.  Looking in the manuals, BSA scheduled Castrol XL for engine oil and Castrol 90EP for the gear box.  Obviously these particular grades are not available these days.  Can someone advise me of the recommended Castrol 2017 equivalents please, as I would like to stick with Castrol if possible. On the Castrol web-site they list the B25 and the B50 but not the B44R.

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