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The Star and Garter / Re: Lift crane for motorbikes
« on: 19 September, 2018, 14:20:05 »
There is a Bristol M1 on the right (Electric power)
Behind is a Tiger Moth. ( V twin fourstroke engine)
Both 1/3 scale.  (The fullsize ones are at Shuttleworth)
Mick

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The Star and Garter / Lift crane for motorbikes
« on: 19 September, 2018, 08:23:01 »
I had a lift-up ramp for the bike, but it took up too much room.
I bought this crane on Ebay at less than half the price (135)
It will lift any bike, higher than in the photograph.
It will fold away to a much smaller footprint after use.
I was able to reseal my C15 sump cover in comfort, and do a better job.
Mick

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Singles / Re: C15 stopping
« on: 05 September, 2018, 17:12:53 »
I fitted my twin leading shoe brake to the bike. The whell was a bit stiff to turn.
I rode it down the garden with the brake on, It freed up. The brake had very little power.
After a few circuits, the power was enough to go, warily, on the road.
I did one mile on a side road, applying the brake steadily, off and on. The brake improved.
After the mile, the brake was quit reasonable, not as good as my original standard brake, but i will leave it on
for further bedding in.
I did have to alter the brake cable, removing about two inches of outer cable.
Mic photo attached

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Singles / Re: C15 stopping
« on: 02 September, 2018, 07:29:53 »
Have you TRIED the idea of bedding in the brake, by very hard use? Always stop with full power on the front brake, Try HARD application when riding.
mick

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Singles / Re: Starting
« on: 02 September, 2018, 07:25:01 »
My C15SS has a choke, but I have NEVER used it.
Mick

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Singles / Re: C15 suspension
« on: 02 September, 2018, 07:23:09 »
About 2 inches!
Mick

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Singles / Re: C15 suspension
« on: 01 September, 2018, 13:55:06 »
Ive ordered new rear shocks.
Now - about the front??
Mick

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Singles / Re: C15 suspension
« on: 01 September, 2018, 13:37:43 »
I looked it up.
Should be 2 3/8 rear, and 5 inch front. Somthings wrong!
Mick

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Singles / C15 suspension
« on: 01 September, 2018, 13:26:45 »
My C15 SS suspension feels very hard. I had to slow down on a bumpy road.
It has only one inch movement on the rear , and about 2 inches on the front.
 Is this normal?
Mick

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Singles / Re: Starting
« on: 31 August, 2018, 16:07:41 »
I find with my C15 SS (also B44] , If I try to start with throttle slightly open, it is too much, and I get a kick-back.
ANSWER. - screw the throttle stop UP, about half a turn.  = one kick start, every time. Reset the stop after engine has warmed up.
Mick

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Singles / Re: C15 stopping
« on: 31 August, 2018, 16:01:40 »
My C15 front brake will sqeal on the road with hard application. Good enough!
Mick

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Singles / Re: C15 SS, top speed?
« on: 31 August, 2018, 14:12:31 »
OK , I found out.
Mick

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Singles / Re: C15 stopping
« on: 31 August, 2018, 13:09:58 »
There is another possible way to improve the stopping power of your brake.
Many riders (OR Drivers) never apply their brakes more than gently.   
The linings may not be fully bedded in or may have a 'glazed' surface.
Try repeated hard applications of the brake, at high speed.
This can often be effective, making a more powerful brake.
Mick

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Singles / how to balance bike wheels
« on: 31 August, 2018, 11:15:51 »
What is the best way?
I have tried lead sheet around spokes, sealed with vinyl tape -- messy.
Car self adhesive - too wide.  may fall off.
Mick

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Singles / Re: C15 SS, top speed?
« on: 31 August, 2018, 11:13:05 »
What are they, and how do they work?
Mick

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