April 2019

Monday 1st April 2019

Well the light nights came - and despite being tired from the change of clocks I decided to go to the Garage to do a couple of small jobs on the D1. Clutch cable was sorted, then onto the front brake cable. Sorted. If the split link comes then we will have an engine run at the weekend. 

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Saturday 6th April 2019

Took a split link off the D7, and fitted to the D1, then took on a spin round the gargages. 

Sunday 7th April 2019

Rode first for a cuppa to Nicks, then onto meet Simon and we rode to the Jolly Sailor at Ramsey, where after a few minutes Yorkie and George met up and we spent a pleasent hour chatting. I then rode in fog, and very light rain to the Golden Lion at Stonea and had a pint of coke before riding back in heavier than forecast rain. Arrived back home and it was dry. Proceeded to strip the heavily painted D1 tap and have after much research ordered new corks. 

https://matchlessclueless.com/mechanical/fuel-carb/fix-leaking-petrol-taps/

All in all a good day riding, with plans being discussed over Whats App to the coming better weather and summer months. Gallery of this weekend below. 

Tuesday 9th April 2019

Acetone free cleaner  - progress photos.

Wednesday 10th April 2019

Took the BSA Bantam B175 down to the water front at St. Ives, lovely but cold evening. Photos below - used the Portrait mode on the iPhone.

 

Saturday 13th April 2019

Took the C15 to Andys to experiment with the carb ( photos social media )

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Sunday 14th April 2019

Ramsey meet, gallery below - I went on the T140, then rode to Ants to help with his website. Lots of small jobs done on the C15 - Battery connections were sorted. Padded with camping mat.

Monday 15th April 2019 

New rubber fitted to the Sprint

Removed the C15 Centre Stand

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Took the Bantam to Hougton Tea Rooms

Took The C15 for Photos - old lane

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Friday 19th April 2019

Rode the T140 to the Pink pub 

Saturday 20th April 2019

Rode the Kawasaki to the Masonic Centre in Chingford. 

Sunday  21st April 2019

Approxiametly 120 miles today to ride from Upwood, to Wooton in Norfolk. Some of the fen roads were shocking. But I arrived, having first visited the Desert Rat memorial in Thetford forrest. 

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Monday 22nd April 2019

Rode to the Bike night at the Royal Oak. About nine bikes there. 

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Wednesday 24th April 2019

Took three parts to KDS for blasting - C15, headlamp shell, oil tank, side panel. Then bought some 3/8 suspension bolts. Cut them wrong, will need to re-order. sorted light problem out. 

Sunday 28th April 2019

Getting my knickers in a twist re the T140 and its stator - I am 90% sure its fitted with a two phase stator, but 1978 was a switch over year, and according to the junkies on FB i should have pos earth, three phase. I have neg earth. So going to try and sort today. 

I talked with Simon, and I am ordering two phase reg/rec  and some minor parts for simons bike. Plan to try and fit this coming bank holiday weekend. Met Simon and we rode the long way via the old A1 to meet up with George at the sailors. It started to rain, so bike was cleaned and returned to the Garage. Later in the afternoon I took the B175 for a spin, called into the Sherwoods and then on the way home took this photo.

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Monday 29th April 2019

Rode the B175 to the Monday bike night at the Royal Oak, landlady was lovely and brought out the coffee for everyone. Found a new road to ride to the meet. Lovely and Quite. Going to rethink how I host images on this site. Might add monthly galleries. Taking the Caravan fridge off the bike this evening. Might even ride out to the White Swann. 

Tuesday 30th April 2019

Fog - riding home on the B175 !! Rode to the bike night on the B175. Lovely old bikes and a new Norton.