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BANTAM leave oily rag or restore ????
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The Bushman
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I picked this up on my way home from the nationals in notts yeserday it has been standing unridden or started for around 30 yrs and curiosity got the better of me last night when
I got home around 4pm. had a bit of a rest and
unloaded the van,
I took the spark plug out of the engine and
poured some WD 40 in and left it soaking over night
as it was really seized up.
went out this morning and worked on it for a couple of
hrs and on the third attempt it freed off.
then cleaned out the carburetta and put a temporary
tank on with some fresh fuel.
then took all the ignition parts to pieces and cleaned
them all up . put it back together , flooded the carb
and gave it 3 gentle kicks to get fuel into the engine ,
then one good hard kick and she fired right up and
sounds great clutch is seized so off out to work on it again this afternoon , now looking for a pair of useable tyres 19" don't have to be road leagle just need to hold air as I am not going to restore this it will remain oily rag for a change , what do you reckon !103_1724.JPG103_1723.JPG103_1722.JPG

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Bin that rusty old smelly two stroke and fit a nice four stroke engine

I could agree with you, but then we would both be wrong

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Goodness me Dave, seeing your headlight brackets gave him nightmares for a week!

Bob 

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BSAdave said
Bin that rusty old smelly two stroke and fit a nice four stroke engine  

roflroflroflrofl

But I bet you can't leave it unrestored or unmodified for long. wink

1956 D3 running, lights to sort. 7 other bikes in the Barn. 1950 D1 engine being rebuilt (slowly).

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BSAdave said
Bin that rusty old smelly two stroke and fit a nice four stroke engine  

ha ha ha not a chance dave I love a challenge . so you made it home in that old vw then but then again I guess you could have TRIED to get home on that old bantam with the Honda engine in it , must just say it did sound very nice and done some great burn outs on the grass.whistleout-a-here

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Goodness me Dave, seeing your headlight brackets gave him nightmares for a week!

Bob   

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Bet you can't help yourself you will have it sparkling in no time, big brother for your brilliant butcher bike. Glad you got home safe and sound, Reg

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103_1726.JPG103_1727.JPG103_1728.JPGwell after a bit more tinkering  over the last couple of days I  rode it up the track today , clutch was a problem cable seized, plates stuck, I freed it all off refilled with new oil and tried to ride it last night, but clutch was still playing up so off to bed ,

got up this morning and thought I will strip the clutch out again and see what the problem is, but thought I will start her up and see if it was any different before I pull it apart again and low and behold she selects all gears and rides ok so I am guessing the plates have soaked up the new oil and swollen enough to get grip any way she runs good and rides as well as can be expected for a 61 yr old bike , just got to et the lights working now and as far as I am concerned that's her done and she is staying like she is , just the V5 to get now with the help of the dating officer, thanks steve.

john.

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Rev-it said
Bet you can't help yourself you will have it sparkling in no time, big brother for your brilliant butcher bike. Glad you got home safe and sound, Reg  

thanks reg,

it was great meeting up with you both shame the wife didn't want to dance LOL

take care mate .

john.

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yea got the new style V5 yesterday , many thanks to steve the dating officer for all his help.

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Well done John, another one on the road. 

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cheers dave , yep another one saved lol

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