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Here are some useful links for Bantam enthusiasts.

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Other Bantam related sites

The Masquerading D3 - An online version of the interesting booklet published by the Club written by Club Member 'CharlieCeng'.

The Artful Bodger's Home Foundry - Details of a couple of Bantams (amongst lots other interesting stuff!) from Club Member 'The Artful Bodger'.

RoosterBooster - Documenting an attempt at a land speed record by Bantam.

Mike's D? - Read about Forum Member 'mike p5xbx' hybrid Bantam and some useful information.

Bantam Trials build - How to build a Bantam Trials Bike!

Another Bantam Trials build - Bantam trials machine build article by Charlie on his BSA Otter site.

BSA Bantam Blog - Bantam Blog by Forum Member 'Brunow' from Belgium.

Mist Green - News of Bantam restorations and runs from the southern hemisphere.

Bantam.150.com - Tom Searle's Site containing lots of Bantam information.

Breathing new life into a BSA Bantam - News of a D7 Bantam restoration from Jim Downey in the USA.

Boy Albie's Blog - Tales of a couple of Norfolk Bantams (D1 and D7), complete with a pictorial D7 engine strip and re-build guide courtesy of Club Member 'Albie'.

Another East Anglia Bantam blog from Club Member Dave Clough complete with a look at the history of the Bantam and galleries of pictures.

Diesel Bantam - Building a Bantam with diesel power. (Jan 2017, Site appears to be down)

D7/D10 Restoration - Forum Member James chronicles his bike purchase and restoration.

Triumph Bantam Cub - Information on the T20B Bantam Cub & Super Cub variants of the Tiger Cub/Bantam hybrid.

BSA Owners Club - Website for the Club which caters for all models of BSA.

BSA Bantam Yahoo Group BSA Bantam Racing - All about BSA Bantam Racing (also see Facebook link below).

Bantam related Facebook Pages

BSA Bantam Racing Facebook Group

BSA Bantam D1 to D14 Owners Facebook Group

BSA Bantam Club Facebook Group

Trade Suppliers and Information Links

Please be aware the BSA Bantam Club in no way endorses, nor can be held responsible for any of the following Companies, Goods or Services. The information is provided purely as a reference.

Some of the the Trade Suppliers below offer a Club Members discount, a code may be needed, see the Members Only Section - Technical - Hints, Tips & Extras for details.

RS Paints - If you want to know what the colour of your bike originally was or need to buy paint, this is the site!

Morris Oils - Bantam equivalent oils are: - Gearbox – Golden Film SAE 40/Golden Film 20w/50; Forks – Golden Film SAE 20 or 30 - For petroil mixing Classic oil Click here

Brightspark Magnetos Easycap - The EasyCap is a modern surface-mount multi-layer ceramic capacitor on a specially-designed mounting plate in the form of a double-sided circuit board also available in a 'Universal' version. EasyCap is an ignition condenser suitable for use not only in all types of magneto (rotating-coil, rotating-magnet and flywheel), but also in battery-coil ('Kettering') ignition systems. It is designed so that it can be shaped to fit wherever the space permits.

CarrotCycles - A whole range of bike parts, especially useful, a range of Control cable parts including the Bantam Clutch Cable lower nipple.

Bear Motorcycles, Workshop 07909 622 753 Evenings 01450 377 429 - Service & Repair of all Bantam Models.

Distributor Doctor - Very high quality condensers, suitable for use on a Bantam, made in the old fashioned way, with soldered wire connections, and a correctly made foot which allows the condenser to sit down securely into the baseplate as originally intended so it won't vibrate & fail prematurely.

MTS Classic Motorcycles, 07841 419 514 - Full range of services including Welding, Blasting, Chroming, Coating/Finishing and Mechanical repairs in the Milton Keynes area.

Thorcap.com - Condensers of the highest quality for engines with contact breakers to ensure trouble free operation, optimum performance and long life of the condenser and contact breaker.

Trade Classic Bikes - has a comprehensive site which details not only parts for sale, but also technical tips.

C & D Autos - excellent service, comprehensive spares and very knowledgeable.

Catmando Services - Classic Bike wiring supplies, including Wipac sockets.

BSA Bantam Spares - A good range of Bantam spares from Chas and great service.

Bournemouth Bantams - A website for Bantam spares and top advice.

Draganfly - supplier of classic spares, and more.

RK Leighton - for all your seating needs.

Suffolk County Classics - Ebay shop for Classic Bike parts.

Brituro Engineering Ltd - Providing an expansive selection of leading motorbike exhausts and silencers.

RH Specialist Insurance - Cherished by you, Insured by us.

Speedograph Richfield - Speedo repairs, cables and more.

Kidderminster Motorcycles - BSA parts supplier. (Jan 2017, Site appears to be down)

Progressive Classic Products - Manufacturers and Suppliers of Parts for British Off-road Competition Motorcycles.

NSA Motorcycles - Quality new replacement parts for vintage & classic British motorcycles.

Classic Transfers - Transfers and decals for classic and vintage motorcycles.

Rex Caunt Racing - Ignitions with attitude and a whole range of Bantam spares! eBay shop.

Rusty Rooster Motorcycles, Unit 1b, The Old Foundry, Victoria Rd, Kington, Herefordshire, HR5 3DA Tel: 01544 239209 or 07957 786791 bramleynick@yahoo.com - Specialist Bantam repairs for road, trial or race bikes.

Footman James - specialising in classic insurance.

Sump Magazine - Online classic bike magazine, D7 Buyers Guide here (includes link to YouTube video).

Powerdynamo - Replacement Magneto system with integrated solid state ignition for D1 - D7 models.

Real Classic - Everybody's second-favourite classic motorcycle magazine (after The Banter, obviously!).

Bantam John - British Motorcycles, 26 – 30 Lowgates, Staveley, Chesterfield S43 3TT Tel: 01246 290 021

Oz BSA Bantam Shop - Bantam Parts and Accessories supplier (home of Bones CDi) in Victoria, Australia.

Bones CDi (UK) Sole official UK importer of Bones CDi.

The Green Spark Plug Company - Supplies a range of electrical items and more, Oh, and Spark Plugs!

Rooster Ignitions - Supplier of electrical equipment. (Site dormant?)

AMAL Carburettors - Genuine AMAL Carburettors, and Spares for Monobloc, Concentric and now parts available for D1 and D3 Carburettors.

Classic Bike Shop - Suppliers of Classic Motorcycle Spare Parts (including Bantam Parts), distributing to many restorers and Customers Worldwide.

Classic Bikes Scotland - An eBay supplier of Spares and tools for Classic Bikes.

Electrex World - CDi kits, with and without lighting.

Villiers Parts - As the name suggests, primarily suppliers of Villiers parts but also can help with some parts for use on your Bantam, including Wipac and Amal spares and reconditioning.

regards, Kathy -- 1950 D1 De Luxe, Plunger Frame, Lucas Electrics....Being Resuscitated...

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Stainless fastener supplier



Supplies  imperial and metric and other stuff.

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Shaft and Crank repairers

http://simplybearings.co......index.html Shaft repair @ Simply Bearings SKF Speedi Sleeve info



Manuals for most bikes


Cable Components and more




J.J Cables Ltd
Tel: 01926 651470, Hillfields Farm, Lighthorne, Warwick, Warwickshire CV35 0BQ (off J12 M40 near Gaydon)
Will make to pattern or you can arrange to take the bike over to the workshops and they will do them there and then.

Engine and frame numbers




Service Sheets


For Lucas bikes


Spark Plug Retailer - Thanks to Cornish Rooster


Brake Shoes/Linings



regards, Kathy -- 1950 D1 De Luxe, Plunger Frame, Lucas Electrics....Being Resuscitated...

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Give this fellow a call . . . .he's normally got a few speedometers.

Malcolm Leech
UK Specialist Supplier of Bantam electrical parts, amongst other things!
(Tel  0121 559 7306)


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