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Digby
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image.jpegimage-1.jpegimage-2.jpegimage-3.jpegimage-4.jpegHi All, after much deliberation I decided to part restore the dreaded Hammerited D 1 I fully intended leaving it in its horrible state but on closer inspection I felt it was a good enough example to put back into something like its original condition,nearly finished now,just waiting to collect the seat which has been restored,and still looking for a rear numberplate bracket which is proving to be very elusive,I may have to put a D7 type on to get it on the road for a shakedown ride.

When I'm happy with it I can sell it on to make way for the next project.

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Looks good, you seem to have got it done very quickly. Did you strip and repaint yourself?

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lbayorkie said
Looks good, you seem to have got it done very quickly. Did you strip and repaint yourself?  

Yes all my own work,so can't blame anyone else if it goes wrong

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You couldn't resist it, then...

Looks great.

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Fab! http://livinginthepast-audioweb.co.uk/imagex/misc/th_thumbsup.gif

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Very nice....what type of paint did you use?

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cocorico said
You couldn't resist it, then...

Looks great.  

Alan.Moore said
Very nice....what type of paint did you use?  

Cocorico,it looked at me and said resistance is futile,and so it proved I'm happy with the result I think it will be a nice bike for the next owner.

Hi Alan,all the mist green is 2k the cream tank panel is acrylic then water slide decals and complete tank clear lacquered also 2k which is ethanol proof.

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Cocorico,it looked at me and said resistance is futile,and so it proved ...

OK, so how many Bantams (and others) have you restored / recovered / rebuilt over the last few years? It's no wonder you get such good results so quickly, you must be able to do most of the work with your eyes closed!

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Good question, I would have to go through all my photographs for a definitive answer,but since 2015 somewhere between 45 and 50.

The Bantams are the easiest for me,the Japanese and Italians can be a bit more challenging but well worth the effort if it puts more golden oldies back on the road and not in a skip or stripped for parts,it's a self funding hobby and occasionally I drop on something that I keep.

PS. just gone through my photos and the ones I have documented total 43 plus 5scooters but we won't count those,

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You have done a great job, I still haven't ordered the mudguard! 

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... total 43 plus 5scooters but we won't count those,

Well, in my ongoing search for 'the perfect bike' (whistle) I have always ignored scooters - up until recently when a 100cc Peugeot tempted me and has just been superceded by a 125cc fuel injected Honda Pantheon. It is a great bike for around here, with lots of room for baguettes, cheese and even wine, not to mention an ever expanding pilot.

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You have done a great job, I still haven't ordered the mudguard!   

Thanks,I'm sure you'll get round to it,sometimes with me it's a case of digit extractum but we all get there in the end good luck.

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rhi010 said
You have done a great job, I still haven't ordered the mudguard!   

Thanks,I'm sure you'll get round to it,sometimes with me it's a case of digit extractum but we all get there in the end good luck.

Hi Bob,I've used scooters in the past mainly on the back of my Motorhome when touring Europe 2up.More recently I got hold of a Piaggio 250 X9 or X7 can't remember but it was a superb ride very quick and comfortable but the insurance on it cost more than 3 times what I pay for all my Classics so being a true Yorkshireman it had to go! I believe some of the early Burgmans can now be included on classic policies so that's food for thought,in the meantime I'll keep searching out the "lost" Bantams.

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45-50 isn't a hobby, it's a production line!

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lbayorkie said
45-50 isn't a hobby, it's a production line!  

Less than 10 a year Alan,fortunately being retired and still reasonably fit I can spend my days working on the bikes I generally put 40hrs a week in yes I'm a sad old git but it keeps me sane and out of the wife's hair which reflects in the quality of my dinners 🍲

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Wow! around 50 in five years! 10 a year! one every 5 weeks...... do you think you will like your hobby?  Well done for increasing the Bantam population!

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