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My 1956 Bantam Major
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September 1, 2012 - 9:11 pm
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Thanks Stephen. It's a slow old job

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September 1, 2012 - 9:21 pm
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Don't want to get you going but I don't think you need that seal on that crank bearing, we usually leave them bare so that oil can get in from the gearbox area.they can be easily removed with a sharp probe, you bought the wrong sort I think. dd.

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September 1, 2012 - 9:48 pm
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Do you mean the red one david. It's not actually a seal but a bearing. I fitted a seal to the flywheel side only

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September 1, 2012 - 9:54 pm
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It's a plastic bearing seal, part of the bearing? It's stopping the lubrication that side it can be taken out easily. All bantam bearings are bare ones,dd.

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September 1, 2012 - 11:00 pm
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Thanks for the advice. Will take it off

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September 2, 2012 - 5:19 pm
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The bearing would have the seal on both sides, best remove the inner one as well.

As this is the same size as the wheel bearings some of the suppliers only stock the sealed version for the wheels which they also send out when you order the engine set.

I got caught out with a batch I bought from one of my suppliers, I now remove the seal prior to sending out to avoid this problem.

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This is what I bought today from the Bantam stand at Founders day at Stamford Hall

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September 8, 2012 - 4:23 pm
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Thanks Howard and Dave. Bearing seal now removed.
Had a free day on Thursday so started to rebuild the gearbox and engine.

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All seemed to go quite well

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September 8, 2012 - 9:24 pm
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Still looking wonderful ! thumbs-up

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September 17, 2012 - 9:59 pm
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Hi everyone,
I have temporally rebuilt the front forks but found I had about 8 ball bearings missing. Ordered a pack of 50 off eBay and will fit them tomorrow.
The fork ends at the wheel end are very badly pitted chrome. Has anyone any thoughts on painting these instead. I was thinking of painting them the same as the rest of the bike.
Couldn't resist laying the tank and engine on the frame to get a little glimpse of how she will look.

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September 17, 2012 - 10:37 pm
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Hi Paul.. thats looking real nice!..i had the same problem with the fork ends on my D3..so i painted them silver, and they dont look to bad...theres not mutch of the fork ends showing after you fit the rubber gaiters!...thumbs-up

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September 17, 2012 - 10:50 pm
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This is what I bought today from the Bantam stand at Founders day at Stamford Hall

 

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1951 D1 Bantam. 

2017 CMX 500

 

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Thanks baker man,
It's going to be the wisest option to paint them unless I see a pretty decent pair at Stafford in October.
I must say I have the skill and the patience for my rebuild but not the complete knowledge and this club forum has been invaluable. Next year I can see me trolling through the posts on electrics and how to start problems which will help me tremendously.
Here's a few more photos

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September 18, 2012 - 6:42 pm
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Oh no !! You've rearranged your photobucket account and your pics have disappeared !!

Put them back please !! Or upload them !?!

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September 18, 2012 - 8:10 pm
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I've just checked stephen and they are all there. All 41
Don't know why you can't see them

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September 18, 2012 - 8:43 pm
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I can now - perhaps photobucket went down or slowed for a while ?

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I'm back and bike almost finished. I've managed to pass my bike testIMG_0176-2.JPG

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Congratulations on passing your bike test, the bike looks great too.

Current bikes......1958 D5, a 77 Suzuki GT250 and a B175 almost ready for the road and a 76 Honda C90 in the workshop. A 1980 Honda CB400N now on the road and my everyday ride is a 2011 Harley Davidson Sportster. All bikes (except the D5) are now for sale...

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i-agree

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

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Looks glorious - well done !  And now you can enjoy riding it 😊 I think your perseverance has paid off big time ! 

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