A A A
Avatar

Please consider registering
Guest

Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Register Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_PrintTopic sp_TopicIcon
Hans 1948 D1 rigid
Avatar
Hans Kreuzen
Queensland Australia
Forum User
Club Member
Forum Posts: 741
Member Since:
January 17, 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
161
June 21, 2017 - 9:20 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Same here, very busy, I will finish my 48, and when it's done, this forum will be the first to know.

Take carewave

1950 D1 plunger for daily use, Restoring a 1948 D1 rigid, 1953 D1 plunger in pieces.

Avatar
ianlambert
Perth, Western Australia
Forum User
Club Member
Forum Posts: 10
Member Since:
July 21, 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
162
August 13, 2017 - 9:33 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Hi Hans,

You mentioned an alloy headlamp: I have just picked up an early-ish Bantam (1950 spring frame - 1951 engine) and in the box of bits which came with it was a bashed about alloy headlamp shell with the same interior as you have in your finished headlamp shell. Do you know if the alloy version was an after-market replacement? Thanks also for pointing out the differences in silencers for rigid and plunger: I'd ordered a new one for one of my other Bantams (1950 rigid frame, 1951 engine) and it has the plunger indentations. Fortunately the box of bits contained an original rigid silencer sans indentations, though the baffles have probably long since departed, and at least I can use the new one for the newly-acquired 1950 spring frame bike.

Does your 1948 have the three-magnet flywheel? My D1s have the six-magnet flywheels, but one has the Geni-Mag coils. I've seen mention that the six-magnet later flywheels can cause the bulbs to blow: is that why you fitted a regulator?

As an aside, my third Bantam is a 1955 spring-frame D3 in very oily rag condition, though it's a genuine Perth-delivered matching numbers D3; Mortlock Bros., Hay Street, being the sole importers for BSA back then.

I think I might have to live with play in the forks on both the D1 bikes, as the work involved in fixing the bushes sounds pretty full-on.

Thanks for the running commentary thus far,

Ian

1974 Honda CB350 Four, 1951 Triumph 6T Thunderbird, 1950 BSA C11, 1950 D1 Rigid, 1950 D1 Plunger, 1955 D3

Avatar
Hans Kreuzen
Queensland Australia
Forum User
Club Member
Forum Posts: 741
Member Since:
January 17, 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
163
August 27, 2017 - 12:10 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Hi Ian, Sorry for not replying to your post, the notifications where turned of for some reason.

However, I think I answered most of your questions during our phone conversation, but if there anymore info you need, just ask.

As for my 48 rigid resto, still waiting on the engine rebuild to be finished, I think I'll have a go myself, how hard can it be, ha ha,

Hans

1950 D1 plunger for daily use, Restoring a 1948 D1 rigid, 1953 D1 plunger in pieces.

Avatar
Hans Kreuzen
Queensland Australia
Forum User
Club Member
Forum Posts: 741
Member Since:
January 17, 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
164
August 27, 2017 - 8:12 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print

My friend and I have been working on the engine all afternoon, We managed to seal the engine casings together, Fitted new gear select spring and ball, The Crank and end play is great, but we had trouble selecting 3rd gear,it just won't select, so tomorrow night after work, we will start again, disassemble and see what we did wrong or maybe the gear fork bracket etc. might be to worn.

At least we are working on the 48 again.fingers-crossed SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CLOSE.

1950 D1 plunger for daily use, Restoring a 1948 D1 rigid, 1953 D1 plunger in pieces.

Avatar
BSAdave
London
Forum User
Club Member
Forum Posts: 1294
Member Since:
July 25, 2014
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
165
August 28, 2017 - 10:05 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Yeeharr, glad to see you working on it again.

Verbum satis sapienti

Avatar
Hans Kreuzen
Queensland Australia
Forum User
Club Member
Forum Posts: 741
Member Since:
January 17, 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
166
August 28, 2017 - 12:06 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Determent to finish the resto Dave, Worked on it again today after work and after pulling the casings apart 3 times in a row, I found the problem to be the gear selector plate failing on the ball and spring housing edge (hard to explain), so tomorrow night we will put it all together again and see if we can get third gear with the problem fixed, I HOPE.fingers-crossed

1950 D1 plunger for daily use, Restoring a 1948 D1 rigid, 1953 D1 plunger in pieces.

Avatar
Mags 1
Northamptonshire.
Forum User
Site Member
Forum Posts: 1931
Member Since:
August 24, 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
167
August 28, 2017 - 12:14 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Hans Kreuzen said
Determent to finish the resto Dave, Worked on it again today after work and after pulling the casings apart 3 times in a row, I found the problem to be the gear selector plate failing on the ball and spring housing edge (hard to explain), so tomorrow night we will put it all together again and see if we can get third gear with the problem fixed, I HOPE.fingers-crossed  

Also watch out for wrongful installation of bottom bolts lock washer, if in the wrong position it can foul the selector arm.

A common enough mistake, not mentioned in the manuals.

Four now on the road and at least several in bits.

Avatar
Hans Kreuzen
Queensland Australia
Forum User
Club Member
Forum Posts: 741
Member Since:
January 17, 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
168
August 28, 2017 - 12:24 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Thanks Mags, I'll be sure to check that tomorrow, great information.thumbs-up

1950 D1 plunger for daily use, Restoring a 1948 D1 rigid, 1953 D1 plunger in pieces.

Avatar
Hans Kreuzen
Queensland Australia
Forum User
Club Member
Forum Posts: 741
Member Since:
January 17, 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
169
September 13, 2017 - 12:39 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Waiting on parts from Rex  for the 48 engine and my friend helping with the engine has been ill, so bit of a hold up again, but it will get finished.

1950 D1 plunger for daily use, Restoring a 1948 D1 rigid, 1953 D1 plunger in pieces.

Forum Timezone: Europe/London

Most Users Ever Online: 98

Currently Online: ZZ, noddy-hol
17 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

Cornish Rooster: 3304

Anderzander: 3182

bart: 3100

Sprung Chicken: 2645

david dale: 2495

Munchkin: 2145

Katj: 2139

HowD1: 1935

Mags 1: 1931

jess steele: 1902

Newest Members:

bje49barrie

Forum Stats:

Groups: 9

Forums: 44

Topics: 10278

Posts: 89069

 

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 416

Members: 1789

Moderators: 6

Admins: 3

Administrators: Piquet, JMD, Rusty Floater

Moderators: cocorico, cadetchris, Derek's D5, Maddog Leary, D3Major150, xcgb