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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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Singles / Re: C15 ss Max speed
« on: 13 February, 2019, 10:50:06 »
My C15 ss now runs on a 17 tooth sprocket, and 80 MPH true speed is attainable.
Checked against sat nav.
Mick

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Singles / Re: left riders footpeg C11
« on: 08 February, 2019, 11:51:52 »
extra washer under the nut?
Mick

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Singles / Re: C15 ss Max speed
« on: 28 January, 2019, 14:09:26 »
My c15 weighs 300lbs.
I cant manage anything heavier
Even some of the later 250 bikes are much heavier.
Mick

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Singles / Re: C15 ss Max speed
« on: 28 January, 2019, 14:03:52 »
I now have a 17 tooth output sprocket fitted. Top speed is now 80 MPH, on a good day.
Mick

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Singles / Re: Modern day usability of big singles
« on: 28 January, 2019, 09:29:55 »
The brakes should be OK on an old bike.
My 1954 C15  has good brakes. I can easily lock the back wheel.
The front brake will get near to locking if I put in on hard. I would not do that in the wet.
Mick

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