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Old 12-10-2009, 05:51 PM   #1
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the rust bucket

I got 3 junkers to show here.
There was a thread going when I was trying to free the piston...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=404904

Unfortunately not having a host sevice all my photos are gone!
Just finished a new video/slide show down below.


So I moved into this house in 93. Soon I noticed in the big backyard next door, bikes sticking out through the weeds!
Later I looked and it was 2 B50's and an AJS. Really sad results of weathered machines. It wasn't until 13 years later I talked the guy into giving them up. Geez! I took em home and stored them outside.
No harm done as the wheels, chains and motors were already rusted up good.
(I mean none of that stuff turns!)
Then a friend told me about another friend who had a Triumph to get rid of. He had salvaged it from a barn, Some one had taken the motor apart and taken the front wheel and carb.
Well, that turned out to be a 72 bsa gold star street scrambler. (B50)
He, he that's what I have already 2 SS's and a TR5MX
this means more spare parts! Then it was time to save what I could on these bikes.

Those of you with weak stomachs sheild your eyes! How could they do this to any bike? Let alone the rare last of the big singles.
(untill yamaha came out with the TT500)



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Old 12-11-2009, 09:17 AM   #2
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Sad and cool at the same time.
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:32 AM   #3
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sad and cool

Right!
Cool that I got em, sad that it took so long and that they were not protected from the elements at all!
For instance, the B50T was left to fend for itself, laying on it's side, with no forks or swingarm on it.
The rustyest one of the bunch, it sat out there with no carb.
The guy would tell me about the man who left them at his house. They used to be raced. They were left there temporarily as he moved to Idaho. My neigbor was supposed to finish building this big barbeque trailer.
He was draggung his feet on that so reluctant to contact the guy in
Idaho, who later had a stroke and hip replacement. (he ain't gonna race BSA's anymore)
In the end I talked him into handing them over in trade for a jetted bath I got for free!

Win Win for me accept for the time it tookk to get them out of the rain.
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:24 PM   #4
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It was full of it

I figured these would be tough and sure enough they busted off.



Grinding the cover and the heads off I could see it was bad.



The crank end was crystalized and that altenator nut was just stuck there with rust.
I never did get the plates out of the clutch basket, the tabs are fused.



There's no output from this stator...



The chamber was completely full with expanded rust. This shot was after vaccuming the loose stuff.

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Old 12-29-2011, 10:45 PM   #5
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wow...

man thats some bad rust in the cases and cylinder....what are your plans with this stuff?

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Old 12-29-2011, 11:16 PM   #6
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So I guess now the rebuild begins, huh?
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:27 AM   #7
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Cry Art project? Salvage job?

Not a candidate for rebuild as the crank's rotor end is crystalized and busted off.



After seeing the goo in the sump plate a simple oil change just wont do.



After a fill of olive oil at near flash point temps it took 30 whacks to free the rings/piston.



And as the slug cleared the jug she cracked the liner.





That's ok, my main concern was to save the undamaged fins.



Just goes to show that when you get done riding you don't just park it out in a field for 20 years.
No, she'll never be rebuilt as a whole, this was a salvage job.

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Old 12-30-2011, 07:12 PM   #8
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[QUOTE=22manyrides;11598144
Later I looked and it was 2 B50's and an AJS. [/QUOTE]


AJS? my first bike was an old leaky one, never knew enough about it to even know what year it was. I know now that it was a short stroke 500. I had one outfit that I wore when riding it, as I only wanted one oil soaked set of clothes. Many fond memories of the beast. Had to sell it upon my return from the uncle sam club, when I went off to college and the folks wanted it OUT of the garage. If you still have it and want to part with it, I'd love to have it even if beyond repair. it's a sickness, I know. JB
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:52 PM   #9
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22manyrides,
i don't know what it is, but I really love those bikes. they look like a motorcycle should, imho.
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:08 PM   #10
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After a fill of olive oil at near flash point temps it took 30 whacks to free the rings/piston.


Every part of this photo is epic. Too good to be bad. An ax on a tippy chair, and steel pipe, and olive oil. Win.
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:14 PM   #11
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i will generally buy any old british or spanish bike condition unimportant...

it is a sickness...

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Old 12-31-2011, 06:05 AM   #12
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22manyrides,
i don't know what it is, but I really love those bikes. they look like a motorcycle should, imho.
B50's, The bastard stepchild created at the end of an era.
Too little too late. The improved version of a 30+ year old design that started with the triumph cub.

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Every part of this photo is epic. Too good to be bad. An ax on a tippy chair, and steel pipe, and olive oil. Win.
I just happen to have had on both a savoy brown tee shirt AND hat! CLASSIC...

I had to get the maul out because a 3 lbs sledge had no effect. Imagine what the neighbors might have thought!

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i will generally buy any old british or spanish bike condition unimportant...
it is a sickness...
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If only we had room to store these relics, i'd be the same way.
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Old 12-31-2011, 06:28 AM   #13
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AJS? my first bike was an old leaky one, never knew enough about it to even know what year it was. I know now that it was a short stroke 500. I had one outfit that I wore when riding it, as I only wanted one oil soaked set of clothes. Many fond memories of the beast. Had to sell it upon my return from the uncle sam club, when I went off to college and the folks wanted it OUT of the garage. If you still have it and want to part with it, I'd love to have it even if beyond repair. it's a sickness, I know. JB
The AJS below emitted quite a pool of oil where ever it went!



I would think you're speaking of the classic 4 stroke variety.
This AJS, the one with the yellow tank, (in the middle) was of the large displacement 2 stroke mx type. Here's the shameful multi year storage these were treated to. I aquired the tr5mx and the B50T only after multipal requests over time. Afterwhich the AJS was dragged up to a shed by the owner to releive it from such abuse. (a little late egh?) I think it's still there!

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Old 12-31-2011, 06:36 AM   #14
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oh ya, that'll clean up...





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Old 12-31-2011, 08:34 AM   #15
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How many whacks did it take to break the olive oil bottle? Liking the Chevy panel you have, when will it get restored?
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