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Misc: Everything Else Advice needed--what is the order of operations for re-commissioning a Series B that has not run for 2yrs?

Mark Stephenson

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Folks
Love your advise. What would be the order of operations for reviving a '50 Series B that previously was in top order, but has not run in 2yrs? I am the soon to be proud new owner and looking to get this bike back on the road. I have read Paul Richardson's Vincent and Know thy Beast and don't see anything on this topic?

Thx Mark
 

Mark Stephenson

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Gents, need your help here:). So I have a "standard" spark plug puller. The Series B just came to me with these "smaller" sized plugs...question is, what would you think is the smaller size? Need to buy a one time use puller. Thanks for the help. Mark
 

Nulli Secundus

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I agree with @MSVH Y3 that your plugs probably suit a 5/8" AF plug spanner. I had Citroen BX that had 14mm plugs deeply recessed in the head, which required a special very long box spanner (long tube with a hex shape pressed on the end and an integral tommy bar). I no longer have the car, or any plugs for it (tapered seat BTW), but I still have the spanner. It measures 5/8" AF. So plugs with that size hexagon exist with a 14mm thread.
 

Roslyn

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Normal! :eek: Normal! o_Oyou cant get anything more normal than a 14mm spark plug:)
The first time I even saw anything different was in the late sixties when Ron Kemp put a 10mm spark plug in the center of his Flash cylinder head to "light the bonfire in the middle" I did not think anything except 14 and 18 mm plugs existed (apart from model airplanes) :D
I believe other motorcycles from "over the water are available with smaller plugs...(even I have one now)
Its a bit like chains and tyres once upon a time it was easy with a limited choice now its just another maze to traverse!
denso plugs fit and forget
 

Roslyn

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I agree with @MSVH Y3 that your plugs probably suit a 5/8" AF plug spanner. I had Citroen BX that had 14mm plugs deeply recessed in the head, which required a special very long box spanner (long tube with a hex shape pressed on the end and an integral tommy bar). I no longer have the car, or any plugs for it (tapered seat BTW), but I still have the spanner. It measures 5/8" AF. So plugs with that size hexagon exist with a 14mm thread.
1.25 pitch
 

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