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Author Topic: 1955 BSA C11G  (Read 15026 times)

Offline dgrady77

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1955 BSA C11G
« on: Nov 17, 2010, 23:36:34 »
I started this little project a couple years ago, but hardly had any time to work on it.  Now that I have a little more time, it's coming along nicely.  Most of the details are sort of coming to me as I go, like what kind of handlebars, seat, etc to use.  Right now I'm picturing clubman bars, because it would require the least amount of modification to the forks and I'll probably build my own seat.  I don't know if I'll be able to do rearsets because of the kickstart lever and the shape of the rear part of the frame.  If all else fails, I'll start with the stock footpegs and work on rearsets once I get her running.  I'm definitely open to suggestions, advice, etc. 

Before:





The frame, with a homemade battery box:



and after a little cutting:



removed the side kickstand bracket:



I'm not sure what was welded here, but I filed that off too:





Here are the gas and oil tanks on the frame, just to make myself feel like I'm making some real progress:




Offline Erskine

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Re: 1955 BSA C11G
« Reply #1 on: Nov 18, 2010, 10:47:28 »
Lovely job.
I suppose you could brace rear sets from the bottom to the top of the rear hoop.
Could even be done with clamps if you didn't want to weld on tabs?

Offline dgrady77

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Re: 1955 BSA C11G
« Reply #2 on: Nov 19, 2010, 02:05:09 »
Thanks Erskine.  The toolbox is not going back on, so you may be onto something with the rearset idea.  I may even be able to salvage the passenger peg holes for that purpose. 

Offline crazypj

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Re: 1955 BSA C11G
« Reply #3 on: Nov 19, 2010, 02:42:48 »
I had one of them, still got most of a C10L somewhere (sidevalve motor)
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Offline dgrady77

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Re: 1955 BSA C11G
« Reply #4 on: Dec 04, 2010, 03:43:21 »
got the front forks on.  apparently the triple tree was from a c15 and the forks are from an A10.  please ignore the handlebars.  i'll replace them with some clubmans as soon as i get the $$$.






Offline Rocan

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Re: 1955 BSA C11G
« Reply #5 on: Dec 04, 2010, 17:45:57 »
mmm, pretty. hows that rear suspension  :D
PJ- Cafe's don't really work right until you get rolling 70mph +

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Offline dgrady77

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Re: 1955 BSA C11G
« Reply #6 on: Jan 20, 2011, 17:06:50 »
Thanks Rocan.  The bike wasn't running when I bought it, so I've never actually experienced the plunger suspension.  The springs are nice and, well, springy, though, so we'll see.  I'm putting the motor back together now.  Hopefully I'll be one step (and a couple pics) closer to riding it.

Offline treitz

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Re: 1955 BSA C11G
« Reply #7 on: Jan 20, 2011, 17:28:11 »
Looks like a fun build!

Not sure if they are the right size/dimension but I have a brand new set up chrome clubmans I am probably not going to use that I would sell you for super cheap. PM me if you are interested.

Offline bikeboy

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Re: 1955 BSA C11G
« Reply #8 on: Jan 20, 2011, 18:09:31 »
now this is an interesting build. Look forward to updates  ;)

cheers
ian

Offline Erskine

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Re: 1955 BSA C11G
« Reply #9 on: Jan 20, 2011, 18:24:57 »
Yeah what's occurring?
 ;)