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by johnr
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Biking Chat
Topic: Cleaning tanks
Replies: 9
Views: 2790

Re: Cleaning tanks

just drop in one of them microfibre cloths or even a jaycloth or bit of old toweling. once youve removed the bulk of it, a couple of hours sat in a sunny conservatory will dry it fully. if its already off, check that the little drain pipe from the filler cap recess is clear or else it will fill with...
by johnr
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: In the shed
Topic: bsa c15 very tight budget build!!
Replies: 176
Views: 43817

Re: bsa c15 very tight budget build!!

aye, it still runs (although it still jumps out of gear, new camplate ready for fitting when ive time) the lad who was looking after it repainted the guards a much nicer shade of green and did a couple of welded repars to cracks in the tinware. generally, its come home nicer than it went out. but, t...
by johnr
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Comments box
Topic: Magneto Rebuilders Good & bad
Replies: 2
Views: 14830

Re: Magneto Rebuilders Good & bad

whilst its slightly removed from actual rebuilders, its well over a decade since i sent my troublesome m21 bsa magneto to kirby rowbotham to have its guts removed and a boyer electronic ignition unit installed. i dont think ive ever had to remove the cover to check it since. it really is fit and for...
by johnr
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Sidecar chassis plans
Replies: 6
Views: 1544

Re: Sidecar chassis plans

well thats a problem, but never say never. if you know anyone who is coming across to england on the ferry, i am pretty close to heysham terminal, and my work takes me frequently to liverpool, so thats 2 of the 4 main ferry terminals to ireland that i could take it to if you wanted it.
by johnr
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Sidecar chassis plans
Replies: 6
Views: 1544

Re: Sidecar chassis plans

ive got a panther sidecar chassis that i am going to sell, its the one with the adjustable camber that you can alter the bikes lean in/out by pulling a lever. very clever idea, but ive just bought a rigid chassis to fit to my rigid bsa.
by johnr
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Cheap 5ta crank
Replies: 5
Views: 1168

Re: Cheap 5ta crank

take him a bottle of wine instead. he will probably appreciate it more.
by johnr
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: In the shed
Topic: bsa c15 very tight budget build!!
Replies: 176
Views: 43817

Re: bsa c15 very tight budget build!!

well, 3 years on from the last post, i thought id just add an update. ive still got this bike. it sat in the back of the shed till last year. then a bloke at our local greenpeace group expressed an interest in it, but being young, he didnt have any brass. i wasnt really interested in selling it, so ...
by johnr
Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:59 am
Forum: Biking Chat
Topic: insurance?
Replies: 6
Views: 804

Re: insurance?

im with peter james, ive got my modern bmw traily on it as well as all my classics, i was with carol nash for years, but they couldnt come close to the price from peter james for the same cover.
by johnr
Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Biking Chat
Topic: Dilemma
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Re: Dilemma

the k's are a fab bike, but theyre top heavy, mine was unfaired and was fine for me to move about, but i shudder to think how much mass the big lt fairing adds above the waterline. only problem i can see with them is that they dont really fetch good money. my k100 was original down to the exhaust an...
by johnr
Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Quick distributor question
Replies: 18
Views: 1874

Re: Quick distributor question

my distributor has one set of points in it therefore the cylinders can only fire at the same time. had i two sets of points, then it would as you say be possible to get different timing for each set of points. but with one set of points, (and a distributor on the back of the engine behind the r/h cy...