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The BSA Workshop => Singles => Topic started by: phill on 09 October, 2017, 18:57:10

Title: C15 rebuild
Post by: phill on 09 October, 2017, 18:57:10
        I am attempting to rebuild a 1960 C15. This is the first time I have done this. The bike is stripped down to its component parts and all the metalwork has been painted. The engine was running fine before I started so I'm not planning to touch this at the moment. My question is this - is there a recognised 'correct order' for reattaching everything to the frame? I'm sure this is obvious to most of you but any help and advice with how to put it all back together would be most appreciated.

Title: Re: C15 rebuild
Post by: om15 on 10 October, 2017, 21:08:52
I would start by fitting the centre stand, then fit both wheels, it is then stable and mobile.
Use parts catalogue as a guide for fasteners, routing of cables, wiring harness etc, then keep adding bits until your box is empty, then you will have a bike hopefully. Tip is to use thin smear of grease on all bolted joints, stops corrosion and helps the next disassembly.

this may help - BSA 00-5075 1959 C15 x.pdf
Title: Re: C15 rebuild
Post by: phill on 10 October, 2017, 21:58:23
OK, many thanks. So sounds like it's wheels first. I am having the hubs refurbished at the moment so when these are back I will have a go at rebuilding the wheels - have got new rims and spokes (what can go wrong!)