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Singles / Petrol tank corrosion (ethanol)
« on: 10 October, 2017, 19:06:57 »
Having only just got my 1961 C15 star starting and running well I now have a problem with paint flaking off the inside of the tank and interrupting fuel flow. How the paint got inside the tank is not known.

Can anyone suggest (or point me at) a procedure for cleaning the inside and the best method of protecting it from the ethanol?

Also does anyone know of a UK supplier of new / refurbished tanks for a 61 C15?

Thanks for any help.

Singles / C15 ignition switch
« on: 13 June, 2017, 11:04:26 »
The key has broken off inside the ignition switch on my 1961 C15.

Can anyone tell me how to get the ignition switch off the bike please?


Singles / Re: Exhaust leak
« on: 02 June, 2017, 15:39:29 »
Once again, thanks Julian. I don't think PTFE tape will fit but I will get some high temp sealant.

Singles / Re: C15 Max Speed
« on: 02 June, 2017, 15:37:00 »
I agree in general but expected to cruise at 50 with 60 max and I will look into the Rupert ratio manuals. You are right about being bigger (I was 9 stone wet through in 1961 when i got my first bike) and as I don't now want a bigger bike I may have to accept the lower speeds.

Thanks for your comments Julian.

Singles / Exhaust leak
« on: 01 June, 2017, 21:25:01 »
Can anyone suggest a suitable sealant for a leak from the exhaust pipe on my C15? The leak is where the pipe push fits into the cylinder. Cheers.

Singles / C15 Max Speed
« on: 01 June, 2017, 14:10:20 »
Just got a 1961 C15 which runs Ok but max speed is only 50mph.
I have no experience of bike maintenance and would welcome any ideas on how to improve the speed.

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