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Munchkin
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 I agree with this. Its nice to see everyone's bikes, Bantams and non Bantams. Its not like we will get expelled for liking other stuff is it? If we did, I would have been expelled ages ago........  

Funny how my non bantam bikes get booted off. I remember when i did something about the Enfield it got removed lol

1951 D1 Bantam. 

1983 Kawasaki 440 Ltd USA

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So I'm not the only one to have things removed. That's a pleasant discovery 🙂

But lets not be too critical of the Web Manager ......

1966 BSA Bantam D7 - Bones CDi and Yamaha Clutch conversion.

A 1969 B175 - with Bones CDi, and new Amal MK1 Concentric

Another 1966 D7 which is presenty beng assembled.

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Collecting on Saturday ... a 1968 Bantam D14 on original number plate.

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Current bikes :- 1960 Bantam D1. 1968 Bantam D14/4. 1958 Panther M45. The "Vumph" special ... a 1955 Villiers 1H engine (bored out to 247cc) in a 1968 Triumph TR25W frame ... built about 20 years ago to take part in classic hill climb/sprint events.

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I arrived back from my trip to Scotland to collect the bike last evening, and I have to say I was delighted with the amount of history that came with it.

There is a full set of documents that show that the owner in 2003 sent it away to be restored, and I have all the detailed lists of work done on it, and bills for the work, over the next two years.

There are detailed records of 207.25 manhours of work ... and £1277.93 on parts, including £150+vat to have it delivered, and £30.80 for two MOT's so they could road test it during restoration !!! Total cosy including VAT ... £7396.68p.

It was returned to the owner in early summer 2005, and he put another 3 MOTs on it until 2008 ... when it seems he passed away and the bike was 'garaged.'

How many miles did he have an opportunity to put on it after he had it back?   DVLA records show that at MOT it was 9348 miles ... at 2007 it was 9405 ... at 2008 it was 9453 ... and now ... 9479.

That makes 06-07 = 57 miles. 07-08 = 48 miles. 08 to present = 26 miles. Total ... 131 miles.

I think I owe Mr. Stan Kellock of West Kilbride a duty of respect to add to that total in his memory.

Current bikes :- 1960 Bantam D1. 1968 Bantam D14/4. 1958 Panther M45. The "Vumph" special ... a 1955 Villiers 1H engine (bored out to 247cc) in a 1968 Triumph TR25W frame ... built about 20 years ago to take part in classic hill climb/sprint events.

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Hi all. My name is Graham (almost retired) Bought my Bantam  '53 D1 in July this year and am still striving to get it roadworthy. I think I should've taken somebody with me. Having got the bike home and checking it over there were several problems. No lights and an intermittent spark. Checked geny-mag and found coil output wires short and not connected and the ignition coil almost falling apart!!! Opted for an Electrex CDI. Fitted myself in 40 mins and now fires up 1st kick and have lights, Fork bushes were almost non existent (replaced) Rear wheel one sided (spacers on the wrong sides) Sorted.Bent and bodged footrest bar (sorted) Fishtail exhaust is I think competition, is new and sounds like there are no baffles, going to replace it with a torpedo type with baffles. Will this reduce power? New rear number plate to fit. Have now moved Barney into the backroom from the cold porch he languished in and is now comfortable to work on. He is mist green (well more misty than it sounds) the paint is thinner than a cigarette paper with no depth at all. Having said all that I have enjoyed working on him and may even get him on the road for his 65th on new years day weather permitting. Will let you know how I get on with my first ride out.

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 D1 '59 on the road.  D1 '55 undergoing restoration. D1 '53 on the back-burner.

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Looks like a very sound basis for some TLC and your the man to do it! Keep up the good work we like to see them back on the road!

cheers Digby

1968 D14.1964 Tiger Cub,1965 Honda CB160,1965 Honda S90,1992 Honda C90

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Just noticed your number plate TFC could be the new TLC

1968 D14.1964 Tiger Cub,1965 Honda CB160,1965 Honda S90,1992 Honda C90

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AshbyCut said
I arrived back from my trip to Scotland to collect the bike last evening, and I have to say I was delighted with the amount of history that came with it.

There is a full set of documents that show that the owner in 2003 sent it away to be restored, and I have all the detailed lists of work done on it, and bills for the work, over the next two years.

There are detailed records of 207.25 manhours of work ... and £1277.93 on parts, including £150+vat to have it delivered, and £30.80 for two MOT's so they could road test it during restoration !!! Total cosy including VAT ... £7396.68p.

It was returned to the owner in early summer 2005, and he put another 3 MOTs on it until 2008 ... when it seems he passed away and the bike was 'garaged.'

How many miles did he have an opportunity to put on it after he had it back?   DVLA records show that at MOT it was 9348 miles ... at 2007 it was 9405 ... at 2008 it was 9453 ... and now ... 9479.

That makes 06-07 = 57 miles. 07-08 = 48 miles. 08 to present = 26 miles. Total ... 131 miles.

I think I owe Mr. Stan Kellock of West Kilbride a duty of respect to add to that total in his memory.  

Nearly £7500 for 131 miles, I think Mr Kellock also demonstrates why you should use them and have some fun out on the road with the bikes, sounds n looks like a fab buy for your good self.

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Mistgreen53 said
Hi all. My name is Graham (almost retired) Bought my Bantam  '53 D1 in July this year and am still striving to get it roadworthy. I think I should've taken somebody with me. Having got the bike home and checking it over there were several problems. No lights and an intermittent spark. Checked geny-mag and found coil output wires short and not connected and the ignition coil almost falling apart!!! Opted for an Electrex CDI. Fitted myself in 40 mins and now fires up 1st kick and have lights, Fork bushes were almost non existent (replaced) Rear wheel one sided (spacers on the wrong sides) Sorted.Bent and bodged footrest bar (sorted) Fishtail exhaust is I think competition, is new and sounds like there are no baffles, going to replace it with a torpedo type with baffles. Will this reduce power? New rear number plate to fit. Have now moved Barney into the backroom from the cold porch he languished in and is now comfortable to work on. He is mist green (well more misty than it sounds) the paint is thinner than a cigarette paper with no depth at all. Having said all that I have enjoyed working on him and may even get him on the road for his 65th on new years day weather permitting. Will let you know how I get on with my first ride out.

Cheers for now. Graham  

Very nice indeed Graham. They do look fab in that green, let us know how that first ride goes.

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This is my D14 a the Shepton Mallet show last weekend (Feb 2018)

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I bought a cheap and in need of a lot of work MZ ETZ 125 a few weeks ago.

Had fun releasing the seized in caliper pistons via two big grease nipples and an hydraulic grease gun...

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This is what the Bantam could have looked like by now?

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

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Have fun Mags. I bought one that had been left in a garden for 7 years and had to pull the same trick with the caliper, and a few other bits! If you need a bulk purchase of bits I used ost2rad but there is a blanket charge for DHL which means you need to order a few bits to get good savings. Surprising how some bits are very Bantam and others aren't by a long way. Most of the aluminium on mine is better in every way than BSAs and the steel is generally worse. Wiring goes brittle so be careful, most bits are still available new BUT watch out for the pattern bits from India or Turkey they are mostly awful. Mines nearly back together and it's been fun to do. If BSA had done the oil pump, indicators, they could have limped on with the Bantam and maybe carried on like MZ did. I bought mine just to see how close to a Bantam it was. If you need anything give me a PM as I have gathered a few links and documents along the way. If its not been butchered you'll be wanting to watch the MZ factory videos for engine building as mine needed all the casings heating, bearings chilled and the top hat brass bearing inner warming things shown on that to build the engine back up due to the close tolerances....unlike the Bantam!

 

Cheers Col 

BSA Bantam D10 so so near, Reliant Scimitar GTE SE6a - wiring in bits. Yamaha XV535 cursed by gypsies, FB Falcon 87 seat and wiring to do. MZ125 spray and wiring left, Royal Enfield Classic love it.

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Same colour as mine,but yours looks much better preserved.Given mine a hard time during the 43 years I`ve owned it 🙁

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Mags 1 said
I bought a cheap and in need of a lot of work MZ ETZ 125 a few weeks ago.

Had fun releasing the seized in caliper pistons via two big grease nipples and an hydraulic grease gun...

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Works a treat doesn`t it.Had to do that to several calipers over the years,including all the Elsies I ran during the `80s...often wished the systems ran on grease!

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Cornish Rooster said
This one I probably enjoy riding the most, plenty of grunt and well behaved, no matter what people say about OIF BSA's they are actually a very good bike, most negative comments are from folk who have never ridden one but believe all the myths, ie brakes no good, don't handle well, too tall, etc etc.
Late one this and US spec and was originally exported to US.

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My D7 is coming on now.

Notice how the rear tyre is about an inch away from the table surface and no lumps of tube etc welded to stand.

Have fitted a Cheng Shin 18 X 2.75 ribbed tyre to front rim and it seems fine so far.

Rear number plate is on now too etc.

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

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Just got this '59 plunger. Over the moon with it. Runs and rides fine. Gonna get it nice and tight internally and leave the cosmetic side alone as much as poss.  Coupla bits to add/replace and a wipe with aforementioned "oily rag" then ride and enjoylaugh[Permission to view this image is denied]

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1951 D1 Bantam. 

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1981 Kawasaki 440 Ltd UK

There is now room for more bikes!!

 

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