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lbayorkie
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June 23, 2019 - 9:31 pm
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I need to get my D1 rigid frame straightened and possibly have one of the wheel dropouts re-welded. I have found a couple of companies who will take the job on in my area, but what I am really looking for is a recommendation from a member. I have looked at previous posts but only found mention of firms from the midlands southwards.

I live in north Leeds and would be prepared to take it anywhere in Yorkshire, but the nearer the better.

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Alan

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Can't recommend anyone.

Have you tried Googling motorcycle frame straighteners? This one came near the top of the page, in Dewsbury - ** Please log in to view **

Or even easier, Leeds on Google Maps, search for motorcycle frame straighteners and voila - KP Motorcycles.

Not saying they all do old bikes, but it's easy enough to ask.

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 OR type in Motoliner ..Yorkshire The crucial thing is a frame diagram for them.Saddleworth motorcycles over the Pennines in Delph do however emphasize they are classic specialists.Nice excuse for a run lunch in Will o Nats ...

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I googled before posting, some didn't pick up phones (including the one in Dewsbury)- assume no longer trading, others like Saddleworth no longer do straightening and the firm they suggested in Manchester don't do welding. I did speak to a firm in Malton who were 'up for it' but as I said I was really looking for a recommendation.

I have the frame drawings form the club website, although Im not sure if there are enough measurement points on them. The rear seat stays are a bit hard to measure, given the frame isnt symetrical thats why I thought a firm with experience of Bantams would be better.

Thanks for the pointers though.

Alan

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jw in Malton has a good approval rating on google 

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Thanks for the message

Yes, and he came across well on the phone. He used to own a Bantam many years ago but doesnt sound like he has every straightened a Bantam frame, let alone a rigid. He suggested I take off the front end but leave rear wheel and engine 'in situ'  Not sure if he needs the tool box and tank taking off but assume so. 

 

Alan

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I had my D1 rigid frame straightened many years ago at Maidstone Motoliner. They wanted just the bare frame, rear wheel/tyre and engine in place. I honestly couldn’t tell you what it cost, because it must’ve been 25 years ago, but they did a good job and the bike rides/steers fine. It’s pretty vital to have the engine bolted in, because that’s a key datum and holds the bottom part of the frame in line. I’d definitely strip off at least the tank, toolbox etc, but the bike is much easier to manhandle if you strip off as much as possible. 

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Thanks for the info.

 

Alan

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