Post updates of classic projects here.
Reminds me of one I should never have sold a genuine and quite rare in Australia C15T Trials model with the distributer behind the cylinder, We do some foolish things in our youth.keep up the good work saving our History.
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 i loaned it to him. he has been pottering round on it for the last few months, but his dad wanted the space in the garage back (ironically to rebuild his own bsa, a65, so the bsa has come back home again, and its back in my shed now, awaiting its next jockey.
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, till he sorts his storage out, then its going back into the shed under cover. its got a couple of oil leaks and theres a stripped bolt on the head steady that i might repair too. but otherwise, nothing to report really. i will post a pic to show that its still alive and kicking all this time since the rebuild started. i still cant reconcile myself to how its come back to me and the collapse of my long friendship with newshy, whom ive not seen now for 5 years. but, such is life eh, its not the old beesas fault and it really is a sweet little bike.
did some small rebuilding in the garage to make mor and better storage, i built a pair of large shelves in the corner, on top are all the wm20 spares (thats a different story) and underneath are two very forlorn 1940's military wm20s in a shocking state but almost all there, and, the c15, battery off, fuel drained and sheeted up, and ther i think it will stay for the forseeable future as ive not really got the motivation to start tearing it apart again. if this tale takes another turn i will update, but at the moment, i really think that this is the last post on this bike for the next few years.
just updating this thread again, but not much to report. thee c15 is in the shed still, it still neeeds the camplate in the gearbox changing, it still needs a few slipped bolts sorting and its still got odd minor oil leaks that will require me to eventually give it a coat of looking at. but its just not on my radar at the moment and whilst ive not done a thing to it, i cant bear to part with it, so, as sad as it seeems, it will stay tucked at the back of the shed with the equally forlorn q961 t100 i bought with good intentions and have done about 50 miles on, and a pair of wd bsa500's that ar just waiting for me to retire in 20 years! but unfortunatly thats all there is to report, i should probably sell it on, but ivee so many emotions tangled up in this bike, and im nto ready to walk away from it yet. perhaps i will update this thread again in a years time!
yet another update on the old c15, having had a play with it and a littlee ride, its got a few issues that ive neever rectified and probably the reeasons for it never really being used. so, in no particular order, the suspension is truly terrible, very bouncy and poorly damped. not helped by the brakes also being terrible (front) and oval (rear) so im going to look for a set of jap bike forks and wheels, something sploked and drum braked like a cg125 should do it, or even an xl125 that sort of thing, secondly, it still drops out of third into second or neutral, ive had the camplate in the shed for aeons, so i think i will fit that and get it sorted. next, it wont tickover too well and the fuelling is dire, probably due to the 50 year old carb, so ivee bought a mikuni equivalent to fit, and clean up the fueling. finally, i think thee high comp big bore is a bit too much for it, so ive bough a lump of 2mm ally plate and im going to make a compression plate for under the barrel to lower the chance of it detonating itself. hopefully these should make it a bit more pleasant to use and make it less likely to be stuck back into the garage for another 12 months. we shall see, this thing and me have still got a bit of a love/hate relationship.