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Everything posted by samwisemcg

  1. BSA frame identification.

    Thank you, I found the number in the end and it is a b40 frame. It is under some thick paint and only just visible. I probably wouldn't have found it if I didn't know where to look. Thanks for the help all!
  2. BSA frame identification.

    I was wondering if anyone could help me identify a bsa frame. The engine is a b40 and I was told the frame is a b25. There are a couple of things that seem strange. The log book has it down as a March 65 bike, but I am pretty sure the earliest b25’s were 68. I have the frame number in the log book, but I can’t find it on the frame, does anyone know where it should be. Also it seems like the frame has been modified. There should be 2 center posts, from the foot pegs up to the front of the seat. It seems like these have been modified to one center post. After having a look on google I can see a couple of b40 trials bikes that look the same. Does this look like a modified b25 frame, or maybe a c15 frame? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks Sam
  3. BSA frame identification.

    Thanks for this, I really appreciate it. I'll take a look this weekend and see if i can locate it. Cheers
  4. BSA frame identification.

    Thanks, thats really helpful.I will definitely have a read through this page when I get a chance. There is something else different about my bike. It has an alloy barrel and it was said that it could be a works barrel/engine. I can find aftermarket alloy barrels, but they all have 10 fins. My bike has a 9 fin alloy barrel. Strange... I guess it doesn't really matter what it is, as I couldn't be happier with the bike.
  5. BSA frame identification.

    Thank you. That definitely looks like it could be the frame. Thanks for the help.
  6. BSA frame identification.

    It's funny you should mention that. I have spent a lot of time on that site this week, it's a great read. I did check here and can't locate it. i wonder if the paint on the frame is so think it has covered it up. Thanks, I did look into the b40 frame, but they have a removable rear subframe and my bike doesn't. I haven't had the chance to ride it in anger yet as it still needs running in. I'm looking forward to getting out on it.
  7. Comerfords Tiger Cub

    A magazine did a couple of features on commerfords recently. This is the best image I can find at the moment. I'll try and get a better one.
  8. I've Just Bought a Fantic!

    It's funny you should mention the brake rod, as it's one of the things I want to change. The previous owner had routed it like that, because if it takes the original path (inside the shock) then it get's pinched by the spring. This is mainly due to the way the falcon shocks have been put in. If they were upside down then it wouldn't be an issue.
  9. Plastic Restoration

    This is the best tutorial I could find, it shows the whole process sped up, with captions telling you what grade of wet and dry to use. It's well worth a watch, especially as the results are so good. I haven't done this myself yet, one day I'll get around to it.
  10. I've Just Bought a Fantic!

    Thank you, however the bike pictured isn't actually mine. It was just a photo I found on google. Mine (pictured) isn't quite as clean as that. I've never got round to doing the clutch arm mod, mainly because I fitted a set of domino levers and the clutch now feels light enough. Mine has the toolbox, although I've never used it. I've kept it for originality and the fact that complete air filter/toolboxes are hard to find. I don't have anything protecting my swing arm either, just the tensioner underneath the arm. They are great bikes though, I should really get mine out more.
  11. I've Just Bought a Fantic!

    You essentially extend the clutch arm by using a 428 chain link, giving it more leverage and making it slightly easier to pull. You should be able to make it out in this picture.
  12. Cub suspension update

    Hendrik, that is a great looking bike. I too use a Mikuni on my cub and it's amazing, it starts first kick and so far has never let me down. It also helps that the club I ride in doesn't mind. I know some clubs will not allow pre 65 bikes to run Japanese carbs. Anyway,with the shocks I faced the same dilemma as you. I ended up going for NJB Experts for a few reasons. I heard great things, the price was good and they didn't look too modern. They have been great so far, no complaints. I also use steel falcon shocks on my Fantic and they too are great, and rebuildable. I hear great things about Rockshocks, but for me they just looked too modern. I can't help you with the forks as my bike came with Metal profile. I'd love to get my hands on some heavyweight triumph forks one day though.
  13. Electric World STK-200

    That is one gorgeous looking cub, I wish mine looked that nice. My wiring is a bit of a mess, so when I get time I will be doing the same as you and fitting the STK200. Let us know how you get on and if you have any issues. Thanks
  14. MONTESA 348

    Send me your email address and I will send you a pdf version of the hand book. It's not a workshop manual but it has exploded diagrams of everything and about 8 pages at the back with specs and service info. cheers
  15. Cotton carb for Cub

    Good to hear. Mine had been sitting for 30 years and had a few issues. So I ended up getting a Mikuni and it runs like a watch now.
  16. Cotton carb for Cub

    This is the carb that came on my cub, I am pretty sure it's the same carb you're talking about. Hopefully these shots help.
  17. Cub brakes...from a Cub

    I have a pair of shoes that were relined by Saftek, they made a massive difference.
  18. Dead easy trial (Beginners)

    That was a nice mixture of bikes.
  19. Tiger Cub Sump Guard

    I also had a miller sump guard fitted when i bought the bike. I can only echo what everyone else is saying, it works well protecting the bike, but you can't use it on a bike stand. So I ended up getting one from Chris at Meriden Off Road. So far it's been great, it slots right on, it's stable on a bike stand and seems to do a good job protecting the cases. What more can you ask for for under 40 quid. You can see it here.
  20. suitable oil for a triumph tiger cub

    Chris at Meriden Off Road advised me to use straight 30 for everything on a cub. This is what I've always used and my cub runs beautifully
  21. Montesa 348 engine rebuild

    I haven't used them myself, but http://trickytrials.thetao.co.uk/ told me they can rebuild a 348 engine no problem. Might be worth a call.
  22. Best twinshock ?

    It looks well cared for!
  23. Muddy climbs

    Less throttle maybe
  24. What do i have??

    Inside your forks there will be aluminium pistons. These fit inside the stanchions and the tolerance is small. They tend to develop small hairline cracks on the surface, then they swell and jam inside the stanchions. I managed to source some NOS parts from Spain, but even though they were in a sealed bag, they too were cracked. Long story short I managed to reduce the diameter of these aluminium pistons slightly and they now work perfectly Have fun!
  25. Preventing Your Trials Bike Getting Stolen?

    Knowing my old man it could be in his hand and he wouldn't hear it.