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The BSA Workshop => Singles => Topic started by: TIGERJ on 26 February, 2017, 16:14:25

Title: Horns
Post by: TIGERJ on 26 February, 2017, 16:14:25
Hello BSA people !
Can anyone recommend a 6 volt horn suitable for a C15 ?
Regards
            Tim
Title: Re: Horns
Post by: Arthur on 26 February, 2017, 19:30:21
The original horn hangs down between the oil tank and battery box and is suspended from the cross-bracket beneath the seat. There are lots of 6V motorcycle horns advertised on eBay which could be used unless you are after an original Lucas horn which will be slightly harder to find.
Title: Re: Horns
Post by: Bess on 26 February, 2017, 20:41:58
Try

http://www.taffthehorns.com/
Title: Re: Horns
Post by: TIGERJ on 27 February, 2017, 07:38:29
Thanks for the replies.
Arther the harness which came with the bike appears to lead towards front down tube.
I could extend if required.
My bike has SS80 engine not sure about the frame ?
We're any fitted near that position ?
Regards
            Tim
PS any ideas about fitting a main fuse ?
Title: Re: Horns
Post by: Arthur on 27 February, 2017, 09:13:07
Tim.

On most BSA bikes, the horn tends to be hidden since it looks neater that way. An alternative location for a small horn on a C15 might be at the back of the headlight shell; that is, using one of the screws that attach the headlight shell to suspension covers. This location of the horn might be what the harness is designed for.

It is always best to fit a fuse on the -ve output side of the battery. I had a C15 in my youth which caught fire after the wiring loom under the seat shorted - very embarrassing since it was parked on the junction of the Aldwych and Fleet Street at the time!
Title: Re: Horns
Post by: Bess on 27 February, 2017, 10:58:57
I've used these with great success

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5-x-In-line-Mini-Blade-Fuse-Holder-Waterproof-Splash-30A-12v-12volt-Car-Bike-/111036599737?hash=item19da4c0db9:m:mWQGopKNhmEaDyJwLAYDXlQ

Glass fuses tend to easily break, the blade fuse is readily available and easily carried on a bike.
Title: Re: Horns
Post by: TIGERJ on 27 February, 2017, 13:33:41
Many thanks for the replies.
I like the idea of locating the horn rear of headlight.
At the moment I am TRYING to fit the metalwork attached to the oil tank.
This is proving quite a task.
Not really having a pattern for what goes where and I suspect the ignition switch panel is out
of shape and the other parts are a mixture.
This must be the FUN of building a non-together classic.
Having a short break and taking Daisy out for walk.
Back in the garage later.

Bess
      Great web site thanks
Regards both
                  Tim
Title: Re: Horns
Post by: Arthur on 27 February, 2017, 15:34:37
This tinware on a C15 or B40 is always a bit of a nightmare. What's important is that you have a complete battery carrier with all the correct brackets on it for the switch panel which normally needs a bit of shaping to slot behind the front of the oil tank on one side and the toolbox mounting frame on the other.
Title: Re: Horns
Post by: TIGERJ on 27 February, 2017, 18:55:35
Thanks Arther.
I have just realised that I have trapped the harness with the switch panel.
So I will need to undo some stuff and reroute.
Getting a bit tired so going in to watch Boon on telly mainly because he rides BSA lightning.
Updates to come.
Regards
            Tim
Title: Re: Horns
Post by: Arthur on 27 February, 2017, 19:44:02
Hi Ho Silver Lightning, as the theme tune went!!