Blog June 2018

Friday 1st June 2018

Took the c15 out on a short run, wonderful experience. 

Sat 2nd June 2018

Rode the bonnie via the B660 to the Green Man at leighton bromswold. Wonderful sandwiches. 

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Sunday 3rd June 2018

Sorted the Garage door out, and this gave access to the parts and ramps. Sweaty but well worth it. Arranged to meet Brian and Simon and rode out to the fens. Truly wonderful evening. 

Monday 4th June 2018

Tidied the gargage, all part of the plan....

Tuesday 5th June 2018

Rode to the Abbotts Elm had my photo taken, not so brilliant. 

Wednesday 7th June 2018

Rode to TOMCC Peterborough. Lovely evening, no dramas. Photos below. 

Friday 8th June 2018

Met Ants at the B660, rode the 250 to the Green man at Leighton Bromswold, then onto fuel at Spaldwick. Returning home we called into the Admiral Wells only to find it closed. All in all nearly 70 miles. Returned home to tighten the head bolts, then glue the front plates together. Moved onto getting the Bantam ready for Sundays meet. Going to wash and clean it tomorrow. All in all a lovely day. Oh, started tidying the garage. 

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Sat 9th June 2018

Rear rack arrived, these photos are a dry fit. I will attach later this year. 

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Sun 10th June 2018

Lovely meet, rode the d7 to the meeting. Met George who had arrived early. We then rode to the Crown at Broughton. All in all a great day. 

Tues 12th June 2018

IMG 8499 result

Wed 13th June 2018

Fantastic night, T140 broke down loose cable to the battery. Many laughs. I do need to secure the battery to stop is moving whilst riding thank god it worked after a break down. Leighton Bromswold - the Green Man. Wonderful pub. 

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Thurs 14th June 2018

Tidied the garage, for the first time I can see to more BSA Motorcycles. 

Saturday 16th June 2018

busy day, took the T140 to Barry in Gravely for its last ever MoT - passed.  Then took a look at the front cog on the C15. Dissapointed to report it had a 17 tooth. I will order a 19 tooth. Later that day I blew the head gasket. 

Sunday 17th June 2018

Spent the best part of the morning stripping and rebuilding the T140, will have to see If I can get someone to fix it, deffo head blown. 

Tuesday 19th June 2018

Rode to the Whittlesea MCC Meet, on the Kwak, twisted Andy's arm to sort the T140

Wed 20th June 2018

BSA 250 - struggled to sort the front drive cog. Have ordered parts, new rollers, and a longer chain. Lets hope it works. Need to lift the needle as the plugs are "sooty".

 

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This evening I rode to the Royston Bike Show. Not terribly impressed. £5 entrance, and battered sausage and chips for dinner. Ate them on the church wall in Huntingdon. Slow service. 

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Thursday 21st June 2018 

Noticed that the Er5 headlamp was not working, and that the high beam lamp was very bright. On even when not on high beam. Anyways I lifted the petrol tank, and cleaned up an earth point and repaired the headlamp connector plug. Sorted. I love my Kawasaki. 

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Friday 22nd June 2018

Tightened the chain on the Kawasaki Er5, and prepped the ST for a hopeful run to the Coast in the morning. Getting concerned about the exhaust headers. 

Saturday 23rd June 2018

Headed to Wells on the Sprint, the bike still has the ability to put a smile on my face. Will feed a 12v connector into the top box to charge the phones and GoPros. Added to my list of things to do. 

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Sunday 24th June 2018

Very warm day - spent it travelling by Train to Leeds. Then this evening completed the clutch rebuild. Always challenging the first time you try anything thats as fiddly as this was. 

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Wed 27th June 2018

Well as ever a lovely run out tonight with Brian. The observant might just spot a forecourt rubber glove stuffed into my gearbox filler hole. As chopper clough topped up the oil and forgot to put the dipstick in. I Really need to check timing and re strobe it’s bogging down far too early in the cycle range so that’ll be ordered and I’ll give some thought on performance tweaks post timing and jet checks. Rupert Ratio has written an excellent C15 bible, not looking to win any races but it do need 20% improvement on its flat road figures. Arrived back gone half past ten totally reliant on the lights. Typical Brit iron lighting. Two options. One shit candle or one shit candle. That aside I could have easily just kept riding. If I’d had my passport to hand I just might have.

 

Thurs 28th June 2018

Fri 29th June 2018

Stripped the T140 ready to take to Andys.

Sat 30th June 2018

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