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Simons Bushman rebuild
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Trialrider17
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November 10, 2019 - 7:07 pm
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Started the B175 Bushman rebuild a few weeks ago and I am now ready to start putting it together , it looked good when I first got it but closer inspection revealed a few things that need replacing .

First the wheel rims were quite rusty ( cheap Italian chrome ones) so rebuilt with Devon rims stainless spokes and rims they are Dunlop profile so same as fitted ,new bearings ,shoes ,tyres ,tubes .

Next forks striped and rebuilt with new bushes and seals and repainted ,the bike had be painted at some time but had been over painted and look pretty poor ,frame and other parts were blasted and repainted .Had the hard to find parts rechromed ie exhaust guard, brake throttle,  and clutch levers ,exhaust clamp .Brought new silencer and NOS exhaust and air filter ,and new handle bars .

Luckily the tank and side panels front mudguard had been painted to a very good standard ,the rear mudguard was shot lots of rust and holes.

Will put photos on as I make some progress with build.

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Looking good so far Simon. Will be watching with Interest to see how things progress. Please keep up the good work

Mick

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Very nice...yes keep us updated.

Nick.

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Finished and ready to goIMG_20200307_152600.jpg

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Superb!

More photos please 🙂

How easy was it to get the replacement rear guard?

Blue

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Hi Blue ,I will put more photos on when I work out how to zip them down .

The rear mud guard came from Feked code no MUD 18-5 ,the guard on the bike when I brought it was crap painted but full of rust and did not fit that well and this one looked the right shape but was 1/4" wider .

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That looks real sweet... a fantastic job...well done.

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More photos of my Bushman ,this is a UK bike so quite rare ? had some luck with air filter to carb hose as it was missing when I brought bike ,found one on ebay for Tiger cub to Vokes filter £12.99 and it fits a treat ( last photo).

Just need a new kickstart as the one fitted is worn and rusty.

 

Simon

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Does anyone have any idea of a valuation of my Bushman for insurance purposes ? ,I know what it cost to get it to this condition .

I have seen a few Bushman for sale at very high prices but I want a realistic price for an agreed value .

Simon

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price  as  uthers   out  ther          it  looks  like  a  Pastoral    wich  ant   the  stanard  british   modle   ,   it  may have  changed   over  time   very nice  well   done   Simon

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Well, with 7 Russian warships in the English Channel last two days and financial disaster upon us, get it down the bunker with you 🙁

Lovely job, I really like the Bushman/Pastoral models, right down to the colour, like the Mountain Cubs.

As it`s a rarity and would not be easy to replace....you`d as likely have to approach "The Trade" for a replacement, then I`d use their prices as a guideline. Don`t tell me, they`re 5-6k at the mo. Goes to google to check.....

Good luck, you and your bike may be requisitioned to deliver supplies to remote hillside properties 🙂

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Hi Sunny , what makes you think it is a Pastoral and not a standard British model .

The BSA Bantam club dating letter states it's a 1970 BSA Bantam B175 Bushman  made on 12/02/1970 and dispatched to Earnshaws Huddersfield  and no indication  that it ever left the UK, so I presume it is a standard British model.

How does the Pastoral differ from the Bushman ?

Simon

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your   bantam   is  and  looks  like   it   allways  has  been  a   BUSHMAN         thers  no  batery   is  ther  ?   uk   Bushman   had   baterys  fited    please  DONOT    put      the    word     PASTORAL    on  the  Tank  unles   you  have   I/D  that  it   ever  hapend

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