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BSAdave
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I took the D5 to the national rally in west Sussex. I participated in both the Friday and Saturday runs and I am pleased to report the D5 did not let me down. I think we covered over 60 miles on these runs. The D5 is still running with out the air filter but it runs so good like this it is going to stay like it.

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The seat has been bugging me.

I have managed to find a D5 seat, well it might be a D3 who knows, it is in a bit of a state, a lot of work will be required to get it into shape.

 

https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8027/28712987093_a884785721_b.jpg

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https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7732/28712998063_35ce464c2f_b.jpg

This is how i got it.

The first job was to strip it down to the metal base, the foam is in good nick, I then attacked it with a wire wheel to remove the rust then I welded up the split and as bit of a belt and braces job I then went over it with JB weld, Real welders look away now.

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September 3, 2016 - 1:17 am
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That looks suspiciously like a D5 seat, it's certainly got the correct front bracket, if it's got pieces added to increase the side depth towards the front (and it looks like it might have) then it certainly is a D5 seat (** Please log in to view **).

I'm not a complete idiot ............................................ some parts are missing.

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September 3, 2016 - 8:16 am
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As Piquet says, looks like a D5 - here's my D3 bracket as reference.

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September 4, 2016 - 9:47 am
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This might help. it has the bit at the front added on, Does this mean it is a D5 seat ?

https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8847/29300327006_be13ae42f0_b.jpg

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September 4, 2016 - 10:54 am
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yeah it's D5 alright! If the foam and cover is no good then I will send you pics of the old foam and cover I just took off mine.

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September 4, 2016 - 1:14 pm
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yeah it's D5 alright! If the foam and cover is no good then I will send you pics of the old foam and cover I just took off mine.  

Hello Derek,

The foam is OK, I have ordered a new cover and it is being made as we speak. Thank you for the offer, How is your D5 getting on ?

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September 4, 2016 - 1:24 pm
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Thank you ** Please log in to view ** for the info on the seats,

I have taken a look at the foam in my one and found this number:

https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8551/28825666023_929f09c0da_b.jpg

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The seat pan has now been etch primed, primed and sprayed with three coats of gloss black. looking like a proper seat pan .

If you want to see what it looks like in the flesh then head for the Ace cafe on the 25th September for the Bantams at the Ace cafe day see post here:

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Etch Prime coat:

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Finish coat:

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September 4, 2016 - 9:52 pm
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Going to look great Dave, are you putting the old cover back on?

Glad you pulled the washing of the line firstdoh

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Hi Hans,

The cover was too far gone and where it had been torn the PO had glued it to the foam to try and repair it , to remove it I had to cut it so as not to ruin the foam and to be honest it was too far gone to be rescued  , I have ordered a new one and I should have it next week.

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September 5, 2016 - 12:21 pm
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Good move. The foam is more expensive than the cover!

I'm not a complete idiot ............................................ some parts are missing.

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September 11, 2016 - 11:02 am
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Having just spent five days in sunny Weymouth,which I must say is a nice place but strange things go on once you scratch the service, 

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This had to be seen, never have I heard Pink Floyd songs ruined with so much efficiency. 

BACK ON WITH THE SEAT:

I came home and found my new seat cover had been delivered. I have just tried it on for size and it fits very well.  Due to work  I will not be fitting it perfectly until next week when I have some time to do the job properly. 

Do you fit it with just the clips  or does it get glued on as well ?

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September 11, 2016 - 10:19 pm
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When I re-fitted mine I just used clips.

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My D7 one is just held on with clips.

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I've had a new foam and cover for a few weeks. I've found that the new cover fits great on the old foam, but not so good on the new foam, which is a bit taller than the old one. I might reuse my old foam, as it's not too bad. I need to do a little bit of painting with hammerite in a couple of places on the metal base.

I'm sure that both of my D5 seat covers were just held on with clips, no glue.

The new foam could be up for grabs if I end up not using it. PM if interested. Also a cover that'll fit a D3 seat.

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September 14, 2016 - 10:39 am
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Yesterday was the hottest day this year and it made the seat cover very flexible so I thought it would be an ideal day to fit it before I had to go to work .

Not having done this before I was a bit nervous but hit it head on and in my opion it went very well, i started at the front and worked my way to the rear, I just used the clips in the end.

I fitted the seat to the bike which was in the shed then went to work.

Today i took the bike out side and the first thing i noticed was the seat is at slightly not straight  at the back, i have taken a good look at it and it is the rear bracket that is bent out of shape, this is nit an original seat bracket but a home made one that was on the bike, later today I will get the hammer out and straighten it out.

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Don't forget the Ace Cafe Bantam day on the 25th of this month.

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Forgot to mention I have also got hold of and fitted the rear foot rests . All i need now is a D5 front wheel or hub.

Don't forget the Ace Cafe Bantam day on the 25th of this month.

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Looks great Dave - are you going to paint the tank panels?

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It has been a while and the D5 has been used on a regular basis, it has now developed a fault with second gear, every now and then it jumps out of gear under heavy load. This will need to be looked into, I let some one ride the D5 and noticed the back wheel as a wobble, another job that needs doing.

I will be down sizing my collection of Bantams in the new year, as my storage place will be forcefully removed from me, .

thank you for all your posts on my bikes, I would like to thank you all and wish you all a very happy Christmas and a fantastic new year.

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