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Steve C15

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C15 1963 My First British Bike
« on: 08 February, 2021, 21:08:35 »
Hi.

I entered the world of British bike ownership 2 years ago when I bought my 1963 BSA C15 from an ebay auction.

I have been restoring her on and off for the past 2 years, in between restoring mainly Honda Firestorms.

She is almost complete now and her mechanical rebuild at a stage where I will be able to enjoy riding her.

I intend to iron out any mechanical gremlins over this summer and then a full strip and cosmetic rebuild during next winter.

It has been an interesting rebuild and much more challenging than doing Japanese bikes.

I have learned a lot and am still learning each time we do battle.

I have enjoyed it so much that I have recently bought a 1950's BSA A10 Plunger frame and rebuilt engine as the basis for my second British bike build.

I am busy collecting parts and info for the A10 build.

I have also aquired a BSA B31 motor, don't know why, and have that now waiting for inspiration to come my way.

Steve
BSA C15
BSA Golden Flash Plunger
Honda Firestorm
Honda Firestorm
Honda Firestorm
Honda Firestorm
Honda XBR500
Honda XBR500
Shed Loads Of Parts

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Re: C15 1963 My First British Bike
« Reply #1 on: 09 February, 2021, 16:14:28 »
Hi Steve
welcome to the British fan club
I just about completed my first restore , 1968 bsa b25 fleetstar [ owned for 40 years plus)   
and as your self , have a 1964 C15 ss waiting in the wings ,
so may need to pick your brain at some point
anyway hope you enjoy your next project
B dane 
 

Steve C15

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Re: C15 1963 My First British Bike
« Reply #2 on: 09 February, 2021, 22:09:22 »
Hi

Thanks for the welcome.

I will help you with any info I can.

Just ask.

Steve
BSA C15
BSA Golden Flash Plunger
Honda Firestorm
Honda Firestorm
Honda Firestorm
Honda Firestorm
Honda XBR500
Honda XBR500
Shed Loads Of Parts

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Re: C15 1963 My First British Bike
« Reply #3 on: 20 February, 2021, 08:51:40 »
My first British bike has now turned into a second British bike.

I just aquired a nice original BSA Golden Flash Plunger from 1953 in need of light restoration.

Time to get to work on her.
BSA C15
BSA Golden Flash Plunger
Honda Firestorm
Honda Firestorm
Honda Firestorm
Honda Firestorm
Honda XBR500
Honda XBR500
Shed Loads Of Parts