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Singles / Re: B44, Bigend, Piston. Bad vibration.
« on: 21 December, 2017, 14:46:33 »
I managed to get a satnav to work long enough on the bike to get a speedo check.
The speedo reads 10 MPH high, so my top speed of 85 MPH (as the book says) is only 75 MPH.
Comments please from other B44 riders!
Mick

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Singles / Re: B25.Starfire - Tachometer Question
« on: 21 December, 2017, 09:11:56 »
There are very cheap electronic tachos available.  about 2 inch long box. A single wire wraps around you HT lead for the signal.
Work perfectly, cost about 5 on ebay.
Mick

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Singles / Re: C15 ignition switch
« on: 16 December, 2017, 08:47:07 »
I have had similar problems on my C15 and B44.
I do it the hard way.
Draw a circuit with all the logical connections, and put in the wire colours.
Many of my wires are different colours each end!
Mick

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Singles / Re: B44/C15 tool box under seat.
« on: 16 December, 2017, 08:44:40 »
Just passed the MOT!
Mick

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Singles / Re: B44/C15 tool box under seat.
« on: 12 December, 2017, 18:22:26 »
I like it!
Mick

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Singles / Re: B44/C15 tool box under seat.
« on: 12 December, 2017, 13:15:16 »
I dont rely on phoning for help. i want to fix all problems myself, that's part of the fun!
I remember , about 50 years ago, I was riding back to RAF camp and had a rear wheel puncture. at night.
I repaired it by the road. To get the rear chain back in the enclosed case, i picked a long twig from the bushes.
Mick

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Singles / Re: B44/C15 tool box under seat.
« on: 12 December, 2017, 13:10:15 »
The box is Fiberglas, moulded in place over tape masking. The seat engages its bolts at the back, without nuts.
No danger of coming off on the road, unless you are throw of the saddle on a bump.
Mick

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Singles / Re: B44, Bigend, Piston. Bad vibration.
« on: 09 December, 2017, 12:24:06 »
Quick test run this morning.
Vibration just as bad.

Crankshaft alignment.
I replaced my C15 bigend myself. When it came to realigning the shaft, the best I could get was -
drive side, 1 thou out. Timing side, 7 thou out.
repeated tries just moved the error back and forth.
The engine runs fine, no excessive vibration.

My B44 big and small ends were replaced by ALPHA, who also realigned the shafts and checked the balance factor.
I can live with the vibration, but the bike tends to shed bits on the road!
Mick

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Singles / Re: B44/C15 tool box under seat.
« on: 09 December, 2017, 12:14:42 »
Holds approx 30 spanners etc. and a few spares.
My seat is now just rested in place on the two studs. secure when riding, just lift off for access.
Mick

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Singles / Re: B44/C15 tool box under seat.
« on: 09 December, 2017, 12:11:33 »
here it is
mick

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Singles / B44/C15 tool box under seat.
« on: 04 December, 2017, 17:02:32 »
I have made this.
Anyone interested?
I will give details and pictures.
Mick

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Singles / Re: new look B44
« on: 30 November, 2017, 21:48:36 »
I think the tank was from a C25, I bought it in rough state for 50.
I have just reassembled the engine, and have mor work to do on the bike.
I want to fit a substancail tool box on the back, not easy.
Mick

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Singles / new look B44
« on: 30 November, 2017, 08:32:46 »
I have changed the tiny tank for one twice the size, and lowered the rear mudguard.
I like the look, what do you think?
Mick

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Singles / Re: B44, Bigend, Piston. Bad vibration.
« on: 28 November, 2017, 14:48:19 »
Engine reinstalled, new fuel tank, Now not charging, no winkers at the rear.
Not back on the road, but the engine runs and is no better for vibration than before
Mick

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Singles / Re: C15 chainguard
« on: 26 November, 2017, 08:36:03 »
You could use this photo to get the measurements, but better - find good photo
on line, or on parts supplier.
Mick

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