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Re: 1969 B44 Victor Special.
« Reply #30 on: 13 July, 2018, 06:45:26 »
The second warning lamp is for the winkers.
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Re: 1969 B44 Victor Special.
« Reply #31 on: 13 July, 2018, 20:40:50 »
Hi,

My 1967 B44R Roadster came back from New Jersey in 2007 and I've tried a few things to trace its history.  I did get a response from BSAOC Ohio, which covers the New Jersey area and they were helpful.  They suggested I emailed them my serial number and advertised it in their BSAOC magazine but I haven't got 'round to that yet.

I think you'll find their email address on our site here.  If you find any successful methods I'd appreciate a line as it's something I'd like to do.

Regards

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Re: 1969 B44 Victor Special.
« Reply #32 on: 20 July, 2018, 08:53:21 »
I am putting my B44 on Ebay, today
Mick

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Re: 1969 B44 Victor Special.
« Reply #33 on: 27 July, 2018, 17:44:48 »
Anyone any idea how tight the swing arm pivot nut needs to be?  Very?

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Re: 1969 B44 Victor Special.
« Reply #34 on: 13 August, 2018, 14:44:07 »
I have now sold mt B44.
I will stick to the C55 SS
Mick

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Re: 1969 B44 Victor Special.
« Reply #35 on: 19 August, 2018, 12:10:01 »
Hi
I did a similar thing some eight years ago, 1970 B44VS.
I have a spare/surplus battery tray and tool side panel, both as the returned from powder coating if you still are looking for these items
Robin

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Re: 1969 B44 Victor Special.
« Reply #36 on: 22 August, 2018, 17:35:55 »
Could anyone help? My seat pan is missing the front fixing that clips under the bracket on the top of the frame.

Could anyone who has one be kind enough to measure theirs and send me the dimensions so I can make one?


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Re: 1969 B44 Victor Special.
« Reply #37 on: 23 August, 2018, 11:44:18 »
Hello Nick,

Here's mine, a bit mis shapen over time but .....

A= 2"
B= 1.5"
C= 1"
D= 5/16" x 7/8" slot

1/8" MS plate with 3/8" radius bends.

Hope this helps,
Rob

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Re: 1969 B44 Victor Special.
« Reply #38 on: 23 August, 2018, 17:12:54 »
Thanks Rob, that helps a lot.  I have found some suitable vinyl at Martrim so I can now go ahead and get the seat base repaired.  Cheers.

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Re: 1969 B44 Victor Special.
« Reply #39 on: 23 September, 2018, 12:41:34 »
Help help.  The fork oil seals supplied by both Feked and Burton Bike Bits are 2 mm too big for the seal holders.  The forks are just standard pre-shuttle valve items.  The inner diameter is correct for the stanchions.  Anyone had this problem and how did you overcome it?

Thanks

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Re: 1969 B44 Victor Special.
« Reply #40 on: 23 September, 2018, 16:17:54 »
Peter Quick here https://www.bsaunitsingles.com/index.htm is super helpful, very knowledgeable about Victor models and has most parts.
Kathmandu Matt
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Triumph 1968 Tiger Cub (BSA D10)

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Re: 1969 B44 Victor Special.
« Reply #41 on: 01 October, 2018, 15:51:13 »
I have taken the ouput sprocket down to 16 teeth. (I had 17, originally 15)
It now reaches 75 MPH, I think.
Still trying to get the speedo reading correctly.
Mick

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Re: 1969 B44 Victor Special.
« Reply #42 on: 04 November, 2018, 15:10:43 »
Can anyone recommend the most appropriate type of fork oil to use?  The Owner's Handbook suggests 10W/30 motor oil but doesn't say whether this is monograde or multigrade.  Would a modern fork oil be better?

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Re: 1969 B44 Victor Special.
« Reply #43 on: 08 November, 2018, 13:52:19 »
contrary to what I said above, the B44 was not pleasant to ride above 40 MPH, or equivalent RPM.
Vibration!
I have sold it, and will manage with the slower C15 SS. (80 MPH on a good day)
Mick

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Re: 1969 B44 Victor Special.
« Reply #44 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.