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

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

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.

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.

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?

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

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.

Singles / Re: C15 chainguard
« on: 26 November, 2017, 08:33:47 »
I made my own from sheet aluminium.
First make a cardboard pattern.
Cut out the shape with tin snips. hacksaw blade.
Folding into shape needs some planks clamped each side.
The curly bit at the back was made with a separate strip of alloy, bent to a channel,
then using pliers on the side walls  to make  a crinkled effect, the curve could be formed.
The part was fitted with tiny self tappers every inch along.
finally sprayed black to hide my poor workanship!

The Star and Garter / Re: Fuel Tanks (again)
« on: 26 November, 2017, 07:39:53 »
I have refinished a battered glass tank.
I tested it with fuel in. No leaks yet, but if it starts to leak
I will try my epoxy clear two pack paint, which should do the job, for 10.

The Star and Garter / Re: improvement for bike lift
« on: 26 November, 2017, 07:35:37 »
Yes, you can put the bike on its centre stand, but
a)  B44 s dont have one.
b) Mine does.
c) I wanted to alter the stand!

The Star and Garter / improvement for bike lift
« on: 25 November, 2017, 16:11:52 »
 At my age, I can no longer bend or kneel down to work on the bike, so I bought a full length bike lift.
The lift has a small vice at the front, to clamp the wheel so the bike cannot roll backwards off the lift.
However, there is nothing to stop the bike tipping sideways.
You have to steady the bike with one hand, and fit straps each side to hold it. Not very convenient.
I made this addition to the lift, quickly and cheaply.
Two lengths of timber are fitted next to the front wheel. bolted together at the top, and secured to the base with hinges and bolts.
The width at the top is right to fit the top of the tyre, and so hold the bike upright. A small wooden wedge under the front wheel
 is a quick way to stop the bike rolling back.

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