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Felixfr
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March 13, 2019 - 7:39 pm
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Hey , some news !

Normally my Royal enfield is sold . The new owner come next thursday to pick it up !

I can look forward for the bantam . And i had one question : some screws on the bike are rusted . I searched on internet for screws kit , but i only find BTR (i don't know if its english word or not) screws kit . At the origins , it was flat screws or Phillips head ?

 

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I don’t know what BTR is but look at link for screw kit ** Please log in to view **. And  

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Other suppliers available. 

Hope That Helps

Mick

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March 14, 2019 - 5:49 am
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Thanks you ! 

In France BTR screws is what you send, hex screws apparently. Was this type of screws mounted on brand new bsa bantam at the time ? 

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I think BTR is equivalent to Hexagon Socket Head (Allen Heads). As far as I know, Bantams used Pan Head screws (ie for a flat-bladed screwdriver - tournevis). Another problem for you is that BSA tended to use a variety of Imperial threads (BSW, BSF, UNC, etc).

Try this in your browser: screw threads site:bsabantamclub.com/forum, you will find the following in the FAQ topic. ** Please log in to view **

By the way, I have moved the latest posts on your introduction to this new Topic to cover your restoration.

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March 17, 2019 - 4:02 pm
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I was aking to myself what's happened to my answers !

 

Thanks you for moving it here !

Yes I know that bsa used imperials thread but I have a friend who owns a couple of Norton and have everything needed to fix the BSA .

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So ! The bsa is at her new home know ! I finally bought it ! 

i have to do french registration but not a big problem . 

The kickstarter spring is dead if any one here got one i’ll take it 😉 

 

i’ll post pictures of the works done on it ! 

 

Thanks you all for advices and stuff and seeyou soon ! 

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Bien fait, et bonne chance avec l'immatriculation!

I expect you will be going for Vehicule de Collection, are you aware that all 'demarches' are by internet now - I applied for a VdC just after the transition from paper to internet and the process was terrible - there was so much demand on the FFVE that applications for their dating certificate was taking several months. I would suggest that you apply for a dating cert from the club (via Mr Walsh) in order to help with the FFVE application. Bonne chance!

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If you wish to apply for a dating certificate from me, then follow the instructions shown here- ** Please log in to view **

i would not need the V55 DVLA form, but I would need the rest on the list

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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Yes i’ll do à carte grise collection . Yes everything is on internet now . When the certificate Will come i’ll go to an agency to do the carte grise. Because on government website its too long and complicate todo

I’ll ask for a dating certificate ! Thanks you 

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cocorico said
I think BTR is equivalent to Hexagon Socket Head (Allen Heads). As far as I know, Bantams used Pan Head screws (ie for a flat-bladed screwdriver - tournevis). Another problem for you is that BSA tended to use a variety of Imperial threads (BSW, BSF, UNC, etc).

Try this in your browser: screw threads site:bsabantamclub.com/forum, you will find the following in the FAQ topic. ** Please log in to view **

By the way, I have moved the latest posts on your introduction to this new Topic to cover your restoration.  

I thought Bantam casing screws were cheeseheads?

Four now on the road and at least several in bits.

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I have a "problem":
The kickstarter does not want to stay on his axis.
It hinders the operation of the gear lever. I have strong tight up but he does not hold well on his axis despite everything. Do you have an idea for him to stay well?
thank you

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It sounds to me like splines on lever or quadrant are worn out, I think maybe lever should be slightly softer? So you might need a new one.

 A 'bodge' some people try is using a hacksaw to lengthen 'slot' in arm above splined area. You need to take blade out of saw to get it into hole, don't forget!

Four now on the road and at least several in bits.

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I machined a piece to not interfere with the proper function of each lever. the real solution is to change the kick and the axis but I would do this this autumn with a motor paint and the change of the kick spring

For now i have to change the exhaust the chrome is gone. Change the speedo cable and the front break ! 

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March 24, 2019 - 9:36 pm
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You were right Mags 1

 

How do you call the axis wich you can set the kick lever and the gear changing lever on ? I need it , if any one got one , i'll buy it !

Thanks you so much for tips and help !

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Have a look ** Please log in to view ** for an exploded diagram of the area. I think you mean part 54 and 45 on that page.

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Yes thanks you , sorry to bother you for translation and a lack of vocabulary but i wasn’t able to find it ! 

Thanks so i’ll post in the « wanted » area ! 

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March 25, 2019 - 8:49 am
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Pas de probleme:

** Please log in to view ** (Axe de demarrage 'kick')

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Thanks you . I’ll keep this website in mind !

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