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British Bikes / Re: T100 68 lighting problem
« on: May 25, 2020, 03:44:22 PM »
If a short ride gives an increase from 12.3 to 12.9V then clearly the charging side of things is working.
Obviously if the charging is satisfactory then the ammeter will show that too, assuming it's wired in correctly.
So do you get a variation from "engine off, headlamp on" to "engine on headlamp on", ie is the ammeter showing both a discharge and charge?

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British Bikes / Re: T100 68 lighting problem
« on: May 23, 2020, 09:52:56 AM »
The brake pedal is operating the stop light, hence the ammeter movement to discharge. No issues there.
So clearly you have no charging at all. Back to basics then, is the alternator generating? Sound connections to the rectifier?

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British Bikes / Re: T100 68 lighting problem
« on: May 22, 2020, 03:17:49 PM »
So from that it appears the problem hasn't changed from previously. It still seems that the ammeter works but there's a problem with the charging. I'm assuming that the 4A discharge is a steady needle reading and not fluctuating at all with engine revs?

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British Bikes / Re: T100 68 lighting problem
« on: May 22, 2020, 10:24:28 AM »
I'm a bit lost too.
Turn the lights on and it shows a 4A discharge? Start the engine and what happens? The needle stays at 4A discharge or moves right to indicate a charging current? :-\

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British Bikes / Re: T100 68 lighting problem
« on: May 18, 2020, 05:10:31 PM »
Sounds like the ammeter is OK but if the ammeter doesn't move to the right (even momentarily) when the engine is blipped then clearly the charging needs attention.

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British Bikes / Re: T100 68 lighting problem
« on: May 18, 2020, 02:11:23 PM »
If you've got pilot dip main and the horn all working off the switch then the switch wiring must be correct. As I understand your post you then have a 4A discharge when dip and main are on? Does the discharge reduce when you rev the engine? Does the voltage across the battery alter with engine revs?
If anything it sounds like a charging fault than wiring errors in the switch wires.

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British Bikes / Re: A10 4 spring clutch
« on: May 17, 2020, 12:50:31 PM »
Hence the "F"...apparently.

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British Bikes / Re: A10 4 spring clutch
« on: May 16, 2020, 06:18:01 PM »
Sure the clutch isn't slipping slightly? When the plates slip they get hot and then they swell, and that's when it's impossible to select neutral at a standstill and/or the gears crunch badly when you select first.

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British Bikes / Re: bsa c15
« on: May 12, 2020, 08:51:41 AM »
wanted good  useable wiring loom and ignition and headlight switch,year 1959 , thanks

A good useable loom for a C15 is probably rare to non-existent. Most old looms seem to have been hacked about, cut and spliced, worn through etc. If you can't rewire it yourself (and they don't come easier than a C15) why not save the heartache and just buy a new one?
 Switches are available from Feked etc.

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European and Other Bikes / Re: 1952 Peugeot BIMA re-build
« on: May 12, 2020, 08:47:14 AM »

I think once I have the cables, i may just try and run her before stripping the carb etc.

You could try, but it will most likely be unsuccessful and then you'll still end up stripping the carb. Not a problem though as it's so simple.
Really, stripping the carb, clean points, new plug etc ought to be the first things you do before trying to start it up. Saves time in the long run and checks the basics too.

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British Bikes / Re: bsa c15
« on: April 26, 2020, 10:07:45 AM »
All the above is true, and colours varied by the paint supplied and added to the mix. Another thing is true, and that's the BSA in the pic never left Small Heath in that particular shade of red (or with black painted rims come to that) but the owner's happy, and that's what counts.

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250 TT is still pretty good though. Is Terry Thomas still around? ;)

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Identify these bikes! / Re: Help Me Identify This
« on: April 14, 2020, 11:28:16 AM »
Given the lightweight basic construction, the relative "crudity" of the axle plates and headstock gusset and the huge gap left for the battery behind the gearbox, my guess would be it's some sort of aftermarket chopper frame or similar.

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The Classic Biker Bar / Re: villiers C12 valve adjustment
« on: April 10, 2020, 09:33:32 AM »
And the four cylinder E93A 1172 SV engines up to the late 1950s.

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British Bikes / Re: Exhaust Pipes for TriBSA
« on: March 30, 2020, 09:05:01 PM »
As it's a special I would think that the chances of getting anything to fit off-the-shelf are remote in the extreme. Sounds like a job for a specialist pipe strangler.

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