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Singles / Re: C15 clutch advise
« on: 16 April, 2019, 11:18:39 »
DEPTH OF ENGAGEMENT IS IMPORTANT.
TOO SLACK - clutch slip.
too tight - hard to pull in.
springs must be equal adjustment - pull in the clutch lever, turn with kick start pedal.
Clutch shoudl be free to turn. outer plate runs true. if not, adjust screw until it is.
Mick

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The Star and Garter / Re: New member Saying Hello
« on: 11 April, 2019, 08:58:13 »
full width hubs are no better than normal hubs, and heavier!
Mick

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The Star and Garter / Re: New member Saying Hello
« on: 11 April, 2019, 08:56:49 »
rrt gears are close ratios - good for racing and high speed cruising. Normal ratios are better for general riding.
Mick

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Singles / B25 front brake.
« on: 10 April, 2019, 16:19:36 »
my B25 front brake is poor, compared to the effective brake on my C15 SS.
The rupert ratio book shows diagram with the shoes in trailing position. the wrong way round.
I tried changing them around, but then the adjustment did not have enough range to allow free turning.
Whats wrong?
Mick

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The Star and Garter / BSA 500
« on: 03 April, 2019, 06:23:41 »
Last year, I saw a large new van parked near my house, with the reg number - BSA 500.
I think it also had BSA painted on the side. I wondered what it was about.
I left a note under the wipers, that I was a BSA owner, hoping the driver would pop in to see me.
That did not happen.
I wonder if any member could solve this mystery for me?
Mick

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The Star and Garter / Re: turn indicators on bikes.
« on: 22 March, 2019, 07:02:16 »
I found that I would forget to cancel the winkers after turning.
I fitted a large green diode in the centre, linked to each side of the indicator circuits,
and with a diode on each side to isolate from the other circuit. Works very well.
Mick

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The Star and Garter / Re: turn indicators on bikes.
« on: 22 March, 2019, 06:56:55 »
I have some slim, eye shaped indicator lamps on my C15, but large ones on my B25.
Mick

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The Star and Garter / Re: turn indicators on bikes.
« on: 21 March, 2019, 06:30:32 »
If you have bought one, you have the link!
Has anyone used the sockets that are supplied on the wires?
I cut mine off, then joined as appropriate on the bike.
Mick

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The Star and Garter / turn indicators on bikes.
« on: 19 March, 2019, 06:48:58 »
I feel that hand signals for turning, on today's crowded roads, are not good enough, especially after dark.
(How many of you ride your BSA in the dark?)
Winkers are the only safe way. The action of the light going on and off, is equivalent to movement
in ones perception, is noticed. So, I have them on both my bikes.

This switch is available on Ebay for only 7, including post!  (I like to keep my spending on bikes low,
As a matter of principle. Why? I dont know!!
The switch has - lights on, main/dipped, left right winkers , hooter, and  lamp flash, (Or kill switch for the C15.)


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Singles / Re: DB killers
« on: 14 March, 2019, 07:36:17 »
Yes, I have tried several patterns of added baffles. The more restricted - less noise, less power.
I now run without the baffle. This has a benefit. coming up behind a row of cars, they must hear my C15,
and they will often pull over to the kerb to let me pass!
We live on a main road and hear the traffic go by. most cars are near silent,
but motorbikes can usually be heard. some are very noisy
 One can be heard  (in our 30 mph limit) all the way to the roundabout half a mile away.
When I rode as a lad, the police would sometimes check noisy bikes by poking a stick up the exhaust.
I think I had to explain that my silencer was an absorption type, and had no baffles.
Mick

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Singles / Re: 1958 C15 factory colours
« on: 14 March, 2019, 07:22:05 »
lets see a photo.
Mick

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The Star and Garter / Re: Blazing sun
« on: 13 March, 2019, 10:13:43 »
when I rode bikes in my twenties, i dont remember having  much problem with sunlight.
Now i'm 80.  Perhaps old eyes are less able to deal with the situation?
What is the average age of this clubs members??
 Interesting.
Mick

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The Star and Garter / Re: bsa badge transfer. help needed.
« on: 13 March, 2019, 10:06:35 »
I found that having a subtitle  was charged for. Removed it and - now cost free ad
Mick

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Singles / Re: BSA Starfire tank colour
« on: 13 March, 2019, 06:47:53 »
RS paint was to cost 33.
I found a spray in Halfords that was a very near match
Ford Electric Monza Blue. About 9.
Mick

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Singles / Re: Wiring B25 Starfire
« on: 12 March, 2019, 11:53:12 »
This is good for my B25.
Ta!
Mick

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