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by catceefer
Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: bsa C15
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Re: bsa C15

The following site has useful details on the C15, including oil capacities. I'll check the bottle in the garage when I pop out next to let you know what I put in mine. Update. Just remembered that I have modifed the breathing on my bike to be like the B50. The clutch now shares the same oil as the e...
by catceefer
Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: In the shed
Topic: bsa c15 very tight budget build!!
Replies: 176
Views: 45346

Re: bsa c15 very tight budget build!!

Thank you for the details. I am quite interested in the piston: do you have any idea whether it is a standard bore or on an oversize? My barrel is on +60". I have a Triumph T100 piston on +20" that I could fit, but that will need a rebore and the gudgeon pin reaming a little. It would be much easier...
by catceefer
Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: In the shed
Topic: bsa c15 very tight budget build!!
Replies: 176
Views: 45346

Re: bsa c15 very tight budget build!!

Nice to hear that it is getting back onto the road. Out of interest, do you know which Triumph piston is in it now and is it still the original camshaft?

Regards,

James.
by catceefer
Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: BSA C15
Replies: 25
Views: 1905

Re: BSA C15

Paul Goff is probably another source.
This is where mine came from, along with a number of other electrical items. Good parts, fair prices and good service.

James.
by catceefer
Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Shedology
Topic: garage help needed
Replies: 6
Views: 2378

Re: garage help needed

I have a 1950's concrete pre-fab garage with wooden doors. The doors fit where they touch, so I also screwed a length of timber to the ground just inside the door. This stopped the water and much of the draught. I also put a layer of thin polystyrene on the floor and then laid a plywood floor over t...
by catceefer
Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:36 am
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: BSA C15
Replies: 25
Views: 1905

Re: BSA C15

If you do go ahead with a 12v conversion and are looking for instructions, try this link: http://www.classicmotorcycles.org.uk/c15/c15_12v_conversion.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. It explains what to with the three alternator wires. Instead of using a Lucas zener, as suggested,...
by catceefer
Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: BSA C15
Replies: 25
Views: 1905

Re: BSA C15

When I reqired my C15, I also simply linked the cables in the alternator to make 12v and used a solid state regulator, a battery and the original points. I was lucky enough to be given a gel battery from a burglar alarm. I know that there are all sorts of warnings about these, but I have had no trou...
by catceefer
Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Triumph Rotor Nut
Replies: 17
Views: 1087

Re: Triumph Rotor Nut

[/quote]I say use the Loctite, so it stays together in use.[/quote]

The amount that I splashed around, the rotor would have stayed on without the nut!

Regards,

James.
by catceefer
Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:38 am
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Triumph Rotor Nut
Replies: 17
Views: 1087

Re: Triumph Rotor Nut

A good alternative to a rattle gun is the good'ol Impact Driver. I used a piece of wood to jam the primary chain against the drive sprocket and a couple of hefty wacks with a steel hammer against the driver. Exactly what I did when I had to remove the rotor nut on my C15 when some twit (me) had bee...
by catceefer
Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Aftermarket Indicator trouble.
Replies: 25
Views: 1519

Re: Aftermarket Indicator trouble.

Are the bulbs in the new indicators the same wattage as the originals? If not, that may be the problem. I had the same when I changed my old indicators for the small bullet style lights. The new ones were still bulbs, but were a lower wattage, if I recall correctly, and did not draw enough power to ...