bsa c15 very tight budget build!!

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Re: bsa c15 very tight budget build!!

Unread post by Coxy » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:27 am

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.

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Re: bsa c15 very tight budget build!!

Unread post by johnr » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:09 am

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.

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Re: bsa c15 very tight budget build!!

Unread post by Hooli » Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:58 pm

Glad to hear it's still going well.
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Re: bsa c15 very tight budget build!!

Unread post by johnr » Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:21 am

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.

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Re: bsa c15 very tight budget build!!

Unread post by johnr » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:25 am

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.

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Re: bsa c15 very tight budget build!!

Unread post by johnr » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:38 am

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!

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