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Singles / Re: B25 speedo
« on: Today at 16:39:45 »
I tried a new speedo from ebay. 17.50.
It did not have the normal square hole for the cable.
Refitted the original, quick test in the workshop - readings now seem more reasonable.
Perhaps the speedo has got a bit out of sorts after a 40 year lay-off!
Mick

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Singles / Re: C15 SS, top speed?
« on: Today at 16:34:26 »
bought one on Ebay.
120 mph, new  17.49.
spent hours getting it to fit on the bike, then found the speedo input was not for the normal square section
cable, but much smaller??
No Good.
checked bike again on its original speedo. now starting to read a more correct reading.
Ill give it some more milage and see what happens.
Mick

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Singles / Re: C15 SS, top speed?
« on: 22 February, 2019, 15:31:34 »
I have now added a B25. Feel more 'revy' than the C15 ss, and is lower geared.
Speedo is reading about double, so looking for replacement.
Mick

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Singles / B25 speedo
« on: 21 February, 2019, 16:39:21 »
I just bought a speedo cable for my new-on-the-road B25.
It is reading double the actual speed. ie 120 mph at 60.
Does that mean its the wrong speedo?
The rear wheel speedo drive is the normal 2;1
Mick

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Singles / Re: B40 SS90 shocks
« on: 21 February, 2019, 07:36:23 »
It is possible to compress the spring, without the special tool, but tricky.
I have done it, but 55 years ago.
Mick

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Singles / Re: C15 ss Max speed
« on: 20 February, 2019, 19:39:05 »
No JAPS!
I want a BSA, as I used to ride 55 years ago.
I want the fun of working on it, getting back on the road, and no expensive spending.
I now have a B25 to add to my C15.
Mick

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Singles / Re: BSA Starfire tank colour
« on: 20 February, 2019, 19:35:20 »
Very expensive, and you wont know how well it matches.
I will try mixing my own.
Mick

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Singles / BSA Starfire tank colour
« on: 20 February, 2019, 14:41:58 »
Any one know a colour reference for this Blue.
Mick

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Singles / Re: C15 petrol tap
« on: 18 February, 2019, 15:53:08 »
I bought one which came with an adapter, so will fit either 2/4 or 3/8 threads
Mick

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The Star and Garter / Re: Chain Sprockets.
« on: 18 February, 2019, 15:43:38 »
over 40 years old -- no MOT needed.
Mick

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The Star and Garter / Re: Starfire PWL854J
« on: 18 February, 2019, 15:42:50 »
1ve just bought one 2250.
Mick

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Singles / Re: C15 Chain guard
« on: 14 February, 2019, 11:02:07 »
And much lighter!
Mick

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Singles / Re: C15 Chain guard
« on: 14 February, 2019, 10:43:41 »
I made one for mine.
First made pattern in card.
Then cut the whole guard in one piece, in light alloy.(Rust free)
Using timber strips clapped on, I bent the top edge over.
for the curved top at the back, I had left an over size piece.
This was cut with V notches each side, to be bent down inside the main parts,
then popriveted. Sprayed black.
Did not look quite right, but no-one noticed!
Mick

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Just a tap on the screwdriver with a hammer should do it.
Mick

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The Star and Garter / winkers
« on: 14 February, 2019, 10:19:53 »
I have winkers on my C15.
My problem is - I tend to forget they are on, and ride away, thinking only of the road ahead.
At 80 years old, my brain is shrinking!
I thought of a solution.
Two momentary switches on the handlebar, marked L and R.
A timing circuit to hold the winker on for - say 10 seconds.
Mick

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