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Hans Kreuzen
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Here are some pictures of my early D1 rigid, I might even be a 1948?, I brought it home in the boot of my car, I brought enough tools to strip the front end to fit it in.

I had to buy it for the numbers, Engine number: YD 1891 matching casing numbers: B1**   Frame number: YD1 5**

Missing the cover on the geni-mag and the twin screw toolbox, It hasa original steel plate to cover the speedo holes (Speedo was a optional extra) It runs and I rode it in the yard in first gear, (My first ride on a Bantam) everything is sloppy and worn but what do expect for it's age.(it matches the owner, me)

 

Somebody welded a loop onto the luggage rack for a fishing rod or gun???????

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cover plate is missing.

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1950 D1 plunger for daily use, Concourse 1948 D1 rigid, Black 1953 D1 plunger nearly done and a 1949 rigid D1 survivor.

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Looks a lot better than my one when I picked it up.

How did BSA start there frame numbers off? my one starts YD1 100** is this a very early number ?

I could agree with you, but then we would both be wrong

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Yes Dave, I believe that it one of the very first under 500 D1's build for export and ended up in Australia, It has the clip instead of spring for centre stand, spacer instead of speedo drive, fork end caps used without the rubber gaiters, the correct early engine, a strange large seat (re-upholstered at some stage) there is mist green under the paint.

Once I get my club membership I'll try to get more info on those numbers. 

What is amazing is that it still runs...I'm hoping it's a early import......Hansdunno

1950 D1 plunger for daily use, Concourse 1948 D1 rigid, Black 1953 D1 plunger nearly done and a 1949 rigid D1 survivor.

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Hans

Does the clutch cover have the BSA logo or is it just a plain rib? Its not clear from the pics. Nice find. 

1970 B175, '49 D1, '66 Spitfire MkII, '57 Venom, '76 Cb750K6, some of which are actually complete & working...

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Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!bravo_gif Good luck with it...!

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Looks good Hans - I can see that loop as a baguette carrier. wink

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Hans

Does the clutch cover have the BSA logo or is it just a plain rib? Its not clear from the pics. Nice find. 

Hi Chris, I just had a look at it has just a line going through without the Bantam logo, I did not even realize until you told me, thanks

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Looks good Hans - I can see that loop as a baguette carrier. wink

Only a Frenchman would think of this use for the loop on the rack, LOL

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here is a pic

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thumbs-upNice one!

Dougie;Glasgow ;Scotland.
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Looks cool hans :)

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Only a Frenchman would think of this use for the loop on the rack, LOL

Mais oui, mais oui!

You wouldn't believe the things I've seen loaded on the back of 50cc mopeds, 125s and such. Often in a cardboard box tied on to the dual seat or carrier. (Nor some of the things I've seen riding them!)

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Here is another bracket or is it a tool? I found in the box of bits that came with the bike, It has a square pressed hole in it and 3 holes.

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1950 D1 plunger for daily use, Concourse 1948 D1 rigid, Black 1953 D1 plunger nearly done and a 1949 rigid D1 survivor.

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It's official, Thanks to the club dating officer for spending the time to research the numbers, I now know, that this bike was,

Dispatched from the BSA factory to Bennet & Wood Sydney on the 14th October 1948

I'll be collecting all the parts needed first before I restore the bike, and I also would like to finish the 1950 D1 plunger first.

Hansthumbs-up

1950 D1 plunger for daily use, Concourse 1948 D1 rigid, Black 1953 D1 plunger nearly done and a 1949 rigid D1 survivor.

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Must be a Bantam thing.... My old D3 came home in the boot of Dads old Ford Granada Estate in one piece - didn't even think to take tools.

MD cheers

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Hans Kreuzen said
Here is another bracket or is it a tool? I found in the box of bits that came with the bike, It has a square pressed hole in it and 3 holes.

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Maybe it is use to stop the flywheel from rotating, while trying to remove the nut holding it...
Or you can use it like that!
Use the big square hole to screw it on the casing (in one of the 3 stator screw holes) and use one of the other holes, to screw on the flywheel, using the flywheel's holes (mine where threated)..

I saw this in one of HowD1's pictures...thumbs-up

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That loop on the rack is obviously a stubby holder.cheers

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Maybe that tool is to open the stubbies that are in the holderrofl

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Dookie said
That loop on the rack is obviously a stubby holder.cheers

bit of an awkward place to reach for when you're riding, plus any bumps in the road will cause the beer to spray out!.... LOL (disclaimer Maddog does not condone drink riding Lol).....

MD cheerscheerscheers

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This is what i mean..
At least...you can use it like this!

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Cool, That makes sense, Thanks.

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