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nacked neck
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August 27, 2019 - 3:13 pm
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Hi everyone

Am new to all this and very green but willing to learn. I have a D1 and a D5 The D1 runs but is in need of a full restoration D5 pretty much done but needs a new exhaust/silencer and chrome wheels. 

Can anyone point me in the right direction as to where i may find there items 

thanks Richard

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swalsh58
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August 27, 2019 - 3:44 pm
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Armours in Bournemouth will supply you with a brand new exhaust and silencer. You can also get new rims and spokes to go on your hubs from several suppliers. PW wheels in Kent charge around £160 per wheel for spokes, rims and rebuilding. 

Other suppliers are available

Current bikes......1958 D5, a 77 Suzuki GT250 and a 77 Honda CB125S. I have a 74 Kawasaki S3 400 and a B175 waiting for restoration. A 1980 Honda CB400N waiting for MOT.  Everyday ride is a 2011 Harley Davidson Sportster. 

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nacked neck said

...Can anyone point me in the right direction as to where i may find there items 

thanks Richard  

Google is as good a place as any. There is also a list of suppliers in LINKS, which you will find under  FORUM at the top of the page.

1956 D3 running, lights to sort. 7 other bikes in the Barn, 6 runners (when I get time!) and a still in progress Morini 250

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Mick W
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August 27, 2019 - 5:53 pm
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The guy at ** Please log in to view **  gets good comments on the Facebook page of the unofficial Bsa Bantam Club. I have never used him just seen the comments.

Mick

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August 27, 2019 - 11:23 pm
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Hi Richard and welcome. Ebay is always worth a look, depends on the condition you want and google will obviously delive you a load of results. Prices could easily vary wildly - again depends on what you want - long term quality or a short-to-mid term quick fix. You pays your money, you takes your chance. Be nice to see some pics of your bikes if you've got the technology. Hopefully you get on the road soon.

Here ** Please log in to view ** and

here ** Please log in to view **

will provide you with some handy illustrations and part no.s to assist your search but it's always best to shop around - as I say prices can vary a good deal between suppliers.

And, of course, feel free to ask on here for any advice.  there is a ton of material in FAQs and the Tecnical Sections as well as the Members area. Have a good poke about. Another wee tip.. If you're searching for something specific, it's  MUCH easier to use google rather than the Forum's own search engine. So, for example, if you had a query about D1 wheel bearings, you'd be better off googling "D1 wheel bearing bantam forum" and it should return a swathe of answers that are a lot more relevant than the forum search. Whenever in doubt, just ask. The members here are very knowledgeable and (mostly) friendly and helpful and your local area rep should be able to help you out with area meets etc.

All the best

Stewart 

'52 D1 direct lighting plunger, '58 Square Four (project), '59 D1 direct lighting plunger,  '59 Tiger Cub, '60 5TA,  '76 FS1-E

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I just got a stainless rim and spokes from the Devon Rim Company, made on original Dunlop formers for £135 inc vat and delivery. Put it on at the weekend and very pleased, can`t really tell it from chrome and no rust worries, though mine being a D14 I had the usual problem of having to open the mickey mouse ears up with a fine file, but I think a D5 won`t have that trouble.  They charge £80 a wheel for building onto your hub.

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Thanks very much, guys been very helpful thankyou 

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