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SpydirPigg
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September 27, 2020 - 10:09 pm
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Hello all

 I have been working towards returning my Grandfathers Bushman to the road, this Bantam has been sat with its engine out but other than that fairly complete since the early 70’s in his shed, As a young kid I would lift up the covers and look at the orange and white BSA and now I am on the verge of riding it (45 years later) My grandfather died a few years ago   I applied for the registration document to DVLA  but they have no record for MFN 23E

 They have written a letter asking me to provide documentary evidence I. Order that I can keep the number on a non transferable basis. The only evidence I can offer is photographs of the bike with its faded and rusty number plate.
  Howard at Bournemouth Bantams was able to inform me that the Frame number

D10A 5018 Was registered by

Halletts Canterbury on the 01/02/1967

DVLA also added that by checking with one of  the various owners clubs on ** Please log in to view ** that might be able to help with providing evidence of the original registration 

how do I proceed in getting this evidence ? Best regards, Steve Debben

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September 28, 2020 - 8:06 am
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Hi,

Another D10 Bushman? Well done.

The clubs dating officer, Tim, will be along soon I’m sure! He will be able to confirm the provenance of the engine and frame from their numbers and give details of where the bike was dispatched to and when.  He won’t have info on the registration number.

There may be some local county records still in existence although many were lost.

Probably your best bet is the old number plate (as the Bushman plate is different to a standard Bantam one) and any old tax discs that you might have tucked into a rusting holder!   Any old family photo's of the bike showing the number would also help.

Regards.

D7/14 hybrid (4 speed with D7 crank etc.) on the road, D10 Bushman awaiting rebuilding.

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September 28, 2020 - 10:31 am
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6B18F45A-3538-47BE-A4DA-D645BA1E6FC5.jpeg7C619E77-4FA6-40D9-8FD5-3272C9EB8356.jpegThank you for the reply Stubaker, It’s been stood for about 45 years so all I have is the original number plate, unfortunately the tax disc holder is empty, I do have the front number plate which is quite rusty, 

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Lennon66
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September 28, 2020 - 1:46 pm
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Hi Steve

Thank you for your enquiry , lets see what we can do to get this Bushman back on the road where it belongs .

DVLA will need concrete evidence to match the Registration number to the Frame number .

old log book is the best way

or county council archives as long as the Frame number is listed on those records , along with Tax discs , old mot's , old insurances ,

any documents that link the frame number with the frame number .

If there isn't any documents that can do this, then you will have to apply for an age related plate.

 

Please email me the frame and engine numbers to

 

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I will have a look in the BSA factory records and get some information about the machine and where it went to , and discuss this in more detail.

 

Thanks

 

Tim

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Hello Tim

 Thank you very much for your reply I have sent an email with all the information I have that may relevant, fingers crossed and thank you again, Steve

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Lennon66
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Hi Steve

The Registration MFN23E , FN is the area code for Canterbury which ties the machine to the factory records .

Try calling the local county archives for Canterbury giving them as much information you have for the machine.

The archives department  may be able to retrieve some information on the machine. If they do have the machine documented you will need a copy of those records  as part of the process to reclaiming the original registration .

Please have a look on the clubs website link for dating and registrations of vehicles this will give you detailed guidelines of what to do and what is needed.

as previously mentioned please send me an email .

 

thanks

 

Tim

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