bsa c15 very tight budget build!!

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Re: bsa c15 very tight budget build!!

Unread post by jimmy » Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:38 am

Sorry to hear that mate. A sad end to a good story. That said, why dont you sell it off and put it all behind you.

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Re: bsa c15 very tight budget build!!

Unread post by sfb » Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:14 am

What a shame, you must feel gutted. I'm with Jimmy on this - sell it asap.

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Re: bsa c15 very tight budget build!!

Unread post by johnr » Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:56 pm

nah, i personally know the past 5 owners of this bike, and am still mates with 4 of them!! so i think i will leave it alone till i can think of something to do with it.

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Re: bsa c15 very tight budget build!!

Unread post by sfb » Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:07 am

Aah, that's different then - I was thinking it would just remind you of the "ex-mate".

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Re: bsa c15 very tight budget build!!

Unread post by johnr » Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:48 am

its pretty complicated, but this bikes been kicking round the background of my life for well over a decade now, so despite this current problem, id like to not lose touch with it, regardless of the memories of this incarnation. so, it goes in the shed, ill wrap it up and perhaps dig it out one summer and give it another low budget refurb!! cest-la-vie as they say!!

here it is tonight, in the first snow of the year!

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Re: bsa c15 very tight budget build!!

Unread post by johnr » Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:23 pm

boredom has led me to looking at various stuff online, and ive looked at a few c15 trials bikes, nothing too extreme, but im thinking of putting lightweight mudguards on it, a single seat, perhaps even a bolt on hardtail and an ally fuel tank. only kicking ideas round at the moment, but it does look very forlorn leaning against the side wall of the shed.

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Re: bsa c15 very tight budget build!!

Unread post by littlebob » Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:21 pm

i recon itll look good as a budget bobber bolt on hard tail hand gearchange white wall tyres open pipe you dont need a big engine to make a fun bobber and as nothing will be cut you could allways put back to original

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Re: bsa c15 very tight budget build!!

Unread post by johnr » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:19 pm

took it in the shed, took the dissy off, got a couple of other dissys off ebay and built one good one from the selection i had. charged the battery, set the ignition timing and points, fresh petrol, and . well it runs again. sweet as a nut, ticks over nicely too. just got to change the oil on it and i might run it through the summer and do some long overdue maintainance on the m21.

the saga rolls on!!

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Re: bsa c15 very tight budget build!!

Unread post by chris.k » Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:32 pm

great read up, glad its still up an running,love the green an black
you must be be proud ,

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Re: bsa c15 very tight budget build!!

Unread post by johnr » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:02 pm

had a dig through the garage and found a bantam reg rec that i got from codger a while back, so i binned the zenor diode and the rectifier, and put the solid state reg rec on, much simplified the wiring.

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gave the carb a clean out and it now starts first or second kick, and even ticks over on its own, which is more than my m21 has ever done.

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