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Morg
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January 17, 2018 - 5:44 pm
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I've just begun restoring my old Bantam trials bike I used to ride back when I was a kid. Currently have the front forks dismantled but struggling to identify what ones they are. If anyone can identify them that would be great.

From this I'm hoping to find what fork seals I need, and where they go. I'd also like to know how tight the brass bushes should be.

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Hi Morg, you could try looking on the Draganfly website. they have good exploded views of all Bantam forks. You should be able to identify your forks and maybe source your spares to.

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Not an expert but they are either standard or B175. The D14S has external springs. If you have the classic BSA fork nut tool - a flat plate with two hex heads, the smaller fits the B175 (& C15) while the D7 - 14 is smaller still.

The lower brass bush sticks to the bottom of the stanchion while the upper bush fits onto the slider (with the fork seal above) and slides along the stanchion.

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b175 springs external so not them don't look like standard d7 - d14 forks either

not forks i've seen on any standard bantam

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I`m wracking my brains trying to remember where I`ve seen that mudguard bracket arrangement.

Any chance of a detailed pic of the bottom of the fork leg,where the spindle/clamp fits?

The phos-bronze bushes look the same as the ones I`ve got in stock for the two h/w Bantam forks I need to overhaul....but then I`m sure many Beeza/Trumpet/etc forks had similar?

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The design is the same as the C15, but like Blue I do not recognise the bracket arrangement, so probably Triumph?

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