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Twins / Re: limited throttle
« Last post by DEAN SOUTHALL on Today at 13:19:50 »
First, double check throttle cable for snags or cable adjusters snagging when cable wiggled.
Its more likely though that the slide is tight in the carb bore and as the body heats up it binds the slide. Could be that the carb is slightly overtightened on the mounting flange. Try backing off the mounting nuts half a turn and see if it stops the slide sticking. If not then get the carb out and check for bore ovality.
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The Star and Garter / Re: Painting rims.
« Last post by DEAN SOUTHALL on Today at 08:47:57 »
I decided to go down that route a while ago. I got the wheels blasted just to make sure they were clean and to provide a key for the paint. I just used standard car spray paint but held some back for inevitable touch ups. No need to go overboard ..no not going for conkers. I'd get the tyres fitted by machine as mosu of the chips came when trying to get them on with levers.

Whatever you decide please, please do make sure you have cleaned the inside of the rim and checked for sharp rust or chrome flakes and fit a new rim tape. Ask my wife how much fun it is for the pillion when the corroded rim slices the inner tube at 60mph on a downhill stretch of a busy road  >:( :-[
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The Star and Garter / Painting rims.
« Last post by chrisgoodwin on 25 June, 2017, 21:33:05 »
Hi all, some more advice needed I'm afraid.
The B31 strip down is going well, most of the tin ware is now either painted, primed or filled and my thoughts are turning to the frame and wheels.
The frame I am going to use Tekaloid (brushed) - I make no apologies, I'm old school.
But the wheels!
The wheels are sound, galvanised spokes are fine, but the chrome is shot, I was thinking if it was possible to paint the rims while the wheel is still spoked.
It would be a short(ish) term solution, but if I can get a couple of seasons use I can defer the cost of rebuilding the wheels and allow me time to make a reasoned choice - painted, Ally, Stainless or chrome.
Has anybody painted their rims  that gave a decent finish?
I have seen so many paints on sale these days, can anyone recommend a paint that would last 18 months or so?
Thanks,
Chris
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Singles / Re: C15 Charging system
« Last post by TSSWINDERBY on 25 June, 2017, 20:56:54 »
Many thanks for the information, away for a few weeks will report further when I get back
Thanks again    Tom.
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The Star and Garter / Re: Just got back.....
« Last post by DEAN SOUTHALL on 25 June, 2017, 19:43:34 »
Bryan, thanks for posting the photos.
Mark, it wasn't really that good, I was just hyping it up for the forum (there, does that make missing it feel any better) ;)
Sorry , I can't remember the route very well but am planning to get a copy form Giles so I can take my wife for a run in the car. We quite often take a drive round the area but we rode through areas and roads I'd not found before.
If poss I'll post it on here.
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The Star and Garter / Re: Just got back.....
« Last post by BEEZABRYAN on 25 June, 2017, 19:02:32 »
I made a short visit yesterday afternoon mostly spent chatting with old friends & acquaintances, good to see you again Dean :),  but did eventually remember to do a few pics

If it works here they are -












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The Star and Garter / Re: Just got back.....
« Last post by Mark on 25 June, 2017, 16:48:46 »
Hi Dean,

I would loved to have been there but unfortunately working away in Holland :(

What pub did you stay at & what route did you ride it would just be nice to know as i am from Ripley in Derbyshire & did anyone get any photos?

Cheers Mark
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The Star and Garter / Just got back.....
« Last post by DEAN SOUTHALL on 25 June, 2017, 15:33:40 »
...from a very enjoyable South Derbyshire Camp.  Nice campsite in the grounds of a very pleasant and welcoming pub with good food.
A lovely rideout on Saturday through some wonderful Derbyshire Dales countryside a pretty some villages. Good company and met old and made new friends. What more could you ask for.
Huge thanks to Mark and Giles for all the effort in making this such a succesful weekend. Giles preparation work in planning the ride-out route deserves special mention.
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Singles / Re: C15 Charging system
« Last post by ANDY HIGHAM on 24 June, 2017, 17:25:59 »
The charging circuit on these bikes is a bit sus. Two of the alternator windings charge the battery, the other four are switched in when the lights are on, there is no regulation. The ammeter is about as much use as a carpet fitters ladder.
The best thing you can do is fit the reg/rec from a jap bike (most will do but not oil cooled Suzukis, Yamaha xs1100 and a few others) disconnect the AC wires from the original rectifier and connect to two of the three yellow wires on the reg/rec. red from reg/rec to + black to -. Ideally disconnect the two ac wires that go to the light switch and join them together
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Singles / Re: C15 ss Max speed
« Last post by MICKREEVES on 24 June, 2017, 13:31:30 »
My C15 SS came with 15 tooth sprocket. As used on C15T
the standard for C12 SS, is 16 tooth.
For C15, 17 tooth.
I have now changed to 18 tooth.
I like it!
More relaxed at higher speeds. It still moves away from rest easily, and has lusty acceleration with a handful of throttle.
And that nice bang bang sound of a big single.
Mick
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