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Singles / Re: B44/C15 tool box under seat.
« on: 12 December, 2017, 16:06:22 »

No danger of coming off on the road, unless you are throw of the saddle on a bump.

When you come back down the spanners are just in the correct place for your nuts.  :-[

Singles / Re: C15 chainguard
« on: 11 December, 2017, 19:50:44 »
     Can't get hold of one of these anywhere. Can somebody please help by giving me the exact dimensions as I'm thinking of having one made?

Many thanks,

Look at this one  -

Pre War / Re: B18 mystery brake lever?
« on: 11 December, 2017, 11:07:29 »
A picture would be helpful.

Singles / Re: B44/C15 tool box under seat.
« on: 10 December, 2017, 06:40:50 »
here it is
I maybe not seeing something here, but, what holds the tools in when the seat is turned over ?


I have three double concrete sectional garages at the bottom of my garden.
As long as it is not a permanent building, more than 4ft from a dwelling, no planning required, that was in 1994.


Singles / Re: B44/C15 tool box under seat.
« on: 05 December, 2017, 07:04:22 »
I have made this.
Anyone interested?
I will give details and pictures.
A picture would be helpful Mick.

Twins / Re: LED h/light conversion
« on: 28 November, 2017, 18:25:00 »
Have been advised to use an LED dip/main headlight bulb as S/Rocket has been upped to 12v, and coupled with electronic ignition has caused the E3L dynamo to fail.The LED bulb will use considerably less power than a conventional bulb and give the refurbed dynamo an easier life. Can anyone give advice on which LED to use. H4,H6,20w/40w. Does it require a resistor of some sort?. It all gets a bit confusing to the uninitiated (me!). All replies gratefully received. Greg.
Have a look on Paul Goff's site  -   
I changed my 12v system for one of these  NEW SPECIAL OFFER 4  12v LED.

The Star and Garter / Re: Fuel Tanks (again)
« on: 26 November, 2017, 18:30:27 »
May seem a daft question. Don't remember having problems in the 60's. Is it the modern green fuel we use causing all this grief.

The Star and Garter / Re: More ebay fraud.
« on: 25 November, 2017, 06:40:07 »
I haven't had the time to read through all the small print myself  (who has?)
But I believe that complete vehicles are  not covered by the Paypal money back guarantee scheme.

Cash on collection then  ;D

Singles / Re: polished B40 crank cases
« on: 24 November, 2017, 19:39:43 »
The rough parts allow oil cooling and a lot of thought went into it, that is why modern bikes have oil coolers; don't polish it !
A lot of thought didn't go into making the castings rough at all.
I worked in the pattern shop at Birco motor cylinders, (we made the motorcycle cylinders for Norton), the metal patterns that the castings were made from were smooth and polished, the roughness came from the sand moulds that the metal was poured into.
I admit that a rough surface does help with cooling a little as does a black surface but it was not rough by design. In fact a lot of effort went into getting the moulds as smooth as possible.
The carb is smooth because it is die cast and there is no attempt made to make that rough to keep it cool.

The Star and Garter / Re: More ebay fraud.
« on: 23 November, 2017, 20:22:12 »
As Mike says, always go PayPal or cash on collection.
When I purchased my BSA off ebay, I paid cash on collection.

The Star and Garter / Re: New member and got a question already!!!
« on: 22 November, 2017, 18:29:21 »
I think that this chap (A G Engineering) is at Dudley West Midlands.  -

The Star and Garter / Re: New member from Bolton
« on: 13 November, 2017, 15:33:24 »
Welcome to both of you.  :-*


Singles / Re: polished B40 crank cases
« on: 10 November, 2017, 11:31:55 »
I did my top end and carb, it took a long time and sore fingers.

Twins / Re: Is this the right tank for a 67 Spitfire?
« on: 09 November, 2017, 18:56:06 »
That's perfect ROYC, Thanks. I'll contact the Australian one........the Holtworks one is a bit pricey for me.

Just google it Nick, there may be more.

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