Re: Victor will not start when hot
Posted by LDBennett on 10/19/2012, 9:07 am, in reply to "Re: Victor will not start when hot"
The Tech Man
It isa not normal for a B44 to be hard to start when warm. I rode a B44 for several years on the local BSA Club dirt rides. While all the B50 owners suffered hard starting after the lunch stop, my B44 started easily almost every ride over the years. |
But mine had a fresh bore and piston, a Boyer Analog electronic Ignition with a new 12 volt coil of the right resistance value, valves always adjusted correctly, and, most importantly, a new Amal carb jetted as per the original specs by BSA. Mine was a later version with a regular alternator and zener (not an Energy transfer model).
The B50's were all of various states of condition and modifications. Every one could be reluctant to start after the lunch break, but not always.
Today I would not recommend the new Amals as they, at one point, went through a bad float problem. The floats leaked and sunk. Today the carb to have on a Brit bike is the JRC. See the TECH page for details: