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The Star and Garter / Re: “Daylight MOT”
« on: 01 October, 2017, 17:49:25 »
Yes again

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The Star and Garter / Re: “Daylight MOT”
« on: 07 September, 2017, 10:18:51 »
Yes, it can be a bit confusing but, a 'broad brush' summary is:

Either no lights must work (they can be fitted and either masked over or permanently disconnected), or all lights must work.

The clauses/exemptions relating to pre/post Apr 1986 only apply to bikes with lights fitted.

The reference to bulb horns seems pretty unequivocal; pre-August '73 it is legal.

 

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The Star and Garter / Re: “Daylight MOT”
« on: 06 September, 2017, 18:50:37 »
http://www.motuk.com/bike/manual.asp

You don't need a 'legal eagle' Robin, you just need the testers' manual.

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Singles / Re: C15 primary drive oil level - question rephrased
« on: 20 August, 2017, 21:42:34 »
Thanks Mick and Julian,
I'll follow the advice and take the cover off to check what is going on from the inside

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Singles / Re: C15 primary drive oil level - question rephrased
« on: 20 August, 2017, 20:32:32 »
You could remove the case to check that the level screw has a cutaway for the oil to issue.
Could be blocked or the wrong choice or screw or wrong outer case!
Mick
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Thanks for your suggestions Mick.

I'm nor sure what you mean by the reference to a 'cut away' in the level screw. As I understand it, the screw merely acts to plug the drain hole - doesn't it?

I have explored the screw hole with a wire and it appears to 'blind'

If it is the wrong outer case, which is quite possible, it must still have a level plug somewhere. The question is, where?

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Singles / C15 primary drive oil level - question rephrased
« on: 20 August, 2017, 13:38:25 »
To put it slightly differently than my first post about this, as there were no responses.

I have followed the directions from the Service Sheets regarding primary drive oil level.

If I remove screw M (the second screw back) which is identified as serving as the level plug, no oil comes out even if I overfill it.

If I remove the screw behind that, it drains pretty much the entire amount that I put in.

Other than draining the case and then putting in a measured amount (1/4 pint) every time, I am unable to check the level.

Can anyone advise please?

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Singles / Re: C15 - another oil feed problem
« on: 20 August, 2017, 10:10:08 »
You  should be able to find the Rupert Ratio book on Ebay.
Mick
Thanks Mick, I'm keeping an eye out.
Col

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Singles / Re: C15 - another oil feed problem
« on: 18 August, 2017, 14:14:23 »
New pump and gasket fitted and the problem is solved  ;D I did it by the 'not preferred' method; it was tricky to reassemble but not too bad.

The bike now seems to fully functioning but with a bit of wet-sumping.

Thanks for the advice and assistance

Col

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Singles / Re: To polish, or not to polish - that is the question
« on: 09 August, 2017, 11:34:52 »
Yep, from the scratches it would seem that mine started off part-painted.

I have buffed out most of the scratches and got a reasonable finish with a high shine. I'll just let it dull down naturally and I think that'll do nicely.

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Singles / To polish, or not to polish - that is the question
« on: 03 August, 2017, 18:07:36 »
In among the proper oily-bits problems I am trying to sort out, I have a slightly more 'fluffy' question.

The C15/B40 trials bike that I have just bought is mainly raw aluminium - fuel tank, oil tank, both mudguards, engine casings.

The finish at present is not so much 'brushed' as 'scratched to buggery'; it looks like paint may have been sanded off in the past.

The question is, what finish should I be trying to achieve?

I have got a polishing kit that is capable of finishing the items to a fairly good gloss shine, but is this what I should be trying to achieve on a '61 trials bike? What was the the original state of ali finish please?


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Singles / Re: C15 - another oil feed problem
« on: 03 August, 2017, 14:04:22 »
Thanks Julian,
I'll wait until the Haynes manual arrives then give it a go.

At least I had 1 night of thinking it might be easy!

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Singles / Re: C15 - another oil feed problem
« on: 03 August, 2017, 11:38:03 »
Here is the update. GLOOM!

I have gone in through the sump and it doesn't matter how much wiggling I do, that pump is not coming out through that gap; the pump body is considerably bigger than the aperture.

Is there a bigger pump that may have been fitted in the past?

Either way, it looks horribly like the only way to get it out is to split the engine - unless anyone else knows differently??

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Singles / Re: First classic
« on: 03 August, 2017, 10:30:58 »
I am 6'2" and have just bought a trials bike - C15 engine (bored out to 290cc) in a B40 frame.

It is ideal size for me as a trials machine, but I wouldn't want to ride it any distance. I would say they are too small as a road bike for a tall guy.

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Singles / Re: C15 - another oil feed problem
« on: 02 August, 2017, 16:34:52 »
I've just tried tracking down the Rupert manual - rocking horse sh1t springs to mind. It looks like being a Haynes; I'll also look for a parts book.

Thanks again for your help Julian - I'll update when I have some results.

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Singles / Re: C15 - another oil feed problem
« on: 02 August, 2017, 16:13:09 »
Julian, you are a star.

Looking at the service sheets, it seemed that it was necessary to remove and split the engine to get the pump out. It looks like I need a more comprehensive workshop manual in order to avoid unnecessary jobs - maybe the Rupert Ratio book?

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