May 2019

Wednesday 1st May 2019

Fitting Podtronics on the T140e with Simon. Spent several hours taking it apart, and reading the manual. Assembling went okay, but we could not start the T140 - returning tomorrow night after a long night. 

Thursday 2nd May 2019

Another night, well I am embarrased to say it was the kill switch. Shoes that the bike is putting out 14V at all revs, an awful lot more was being put out. 

Saturday 4th May 2019 

Couldn't start the T140, put fuel down the plug hole. Started eventually. Same symptons as at Simons. Plugs not wet pured fuel down and bingo it eventually started. Then onto the C15, and fitted the tank on a solid connection for the first time. Just need a side panel back so i can ride it. Currently at KDS for powder coating black. Hailstones prevented further work. T140 needs fuel

Sunday 5th May 2019 

Started the T140 - phew, then went onto trying to sort the Bantam B175 rear brake. Will work on that Monday. Took the C15 out - noticed on Returning that the tank badge was about to fall off. Grrrr. 

Monday 6th May 2019

Started the c15 oil change, did the tank only. 645 miles regsitered on the indian speedo. Then sorted the B175 brake arm, then onto fixing the start on the side plate. I need a 3mm drill. 

Tuesday 7th May 2019

Bike night at the Swann. Will walk to the garage and make a bike choice. Tomorrow I collect the centre stand from Soham. KDS Powder Coating. 

Saturday 11th May 2019

Lots of small jobs to do. Rain is forecast first thing, lets see how many we can get done. 

  1. T140 carb rubber 
  2. T140 Mirrors
  3. C15 trim Handlebars
  4. C15 Handlebar Mirror
  5. C15 control cables
  6. C15 Seat Pan
  7. C15 Side Panel
  8. C15 Headlamp Shell
  9. C15 Centre Stand
  10. B175 Brake Rod
  11. B175 Side Panel

Saturday Summary

Started by fitting the newplug N5, took it on a run but had to raise the needle to the third slot. Bikes runs a little better. Let Eliza and Patrick go on the C15. Lovely afternoon of laughs.

Sunday 12th May 2019 - Bike Meet 

Wow close to 140 bikes throughout the morning at the Jolly Sailor. The rode out over the fens.

Then rode the c15 along the old A1 to Alconbury. 


Monday 13th May 2019 Royal Oak

Only a few bikes attended, had a bit of a hairy moment as I could not start the T140e - andy however did.  



Tuesday 14th May 2019

Connington -  Lovely evening - sunny and plenty of bikes - went on the T140


Wednesday 15th May 2019

Night off 

Thursday 16th May 2019

Weather changing for the worse, have an MoT booked for Saturday on the sprint. Rode to the Avv

Saturday 18th May 2019

Went to the BMF. 

Sunday 19th May

Leeds, went toSquired with Jason.




then jumped on a bike. 


Monday 20th May 2019


Tuesday 21st May 2019

Day off, MoT Sprint. Lovely ride to Gravely. Then met Ants at the Houghton tea rooms on the C15, then out on the B175 to play with the GoPro. Then finally met Simon at Upwood and rode to the WMCC. 





Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Hopefully sorted the issues of missing on the B175. I do need to tighten the engine cases, and tidy the fuel piping out.