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BSAdave
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Piquet said

Hey Dave, good going, for everyone else, there's a 40 Limit along that stretch!

Yes there is a 40 MPH but the Bantam is registered as historic so the modern speed laws are not retrospective . Well that is my defence. rofl

There are government piggy banks along the A406 aka speed cameras so you have to be careful. cheers

Bob,

It has a D3 150cc engine with the some head and minor port work as with the carb it is the standard D3 carb but modified with a LAMBRETTA DELLORTO CARBURETTOR MA18BS5 top and float. I could not find a decent float for the Amal carb, the MA18BS5 float fits but is too tall so you will have to use the MA18BS5 top has well, You end up with a working carb but have no tickler but my one always starts with out it. This D3 engine is quicker than my D5 and D7 engines. I do enjoy riding this Bantam. This is the D3 engine that was in the Bitsa and I managed to snap the crank so it was removed and rebuilt.

The bike i was having trouble with the carb was the D5 which is still running with out the air filter.

D1 D3 D5 D7 Suzuki TS 125, Yamaha YDS7 250

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Not really Bantam related (but I did ride my BMW to the site)

Today is Vietnam Veteran's, Long Tan Day in Oz. It is 50 years since the largest battle for Australia in the Vietnam conflict during which 105 diggers held off between 1500 and 2500 enemy soldiers with the cost of 18 ANZAC lives and more than 250 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong soldiers.

Commemorations were held all over Australia. This clip is from the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne .

Lest We Forget

 

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Lest we forget.................

Running and project bikes from 1912 -2005..........She hasn't said stop yet.........

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Mr Bones,

As requested, here are a couple of clips 'turning right at the roundabout.' The start is, once again, Belgrave Fire Station, through Kallista, Monbulk and the end is Silvan up through the Dandenong Ranges National Park. 

It was a cold, wet and miserable day yesterday on my way to the AGM of the British Two Stroke Club of Australia at Don Valley and the trees are still purple (it must be something to do with the eucalyptus fumes emitted by the gum trees).

There is another short clip of the three people who were silly enough to venture out on our bikes yesterday under ' what I did on my bike today.'

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I loved the stretch of road though the forest in the second clip - loads of tree ferns too, I tried to grow one in the garden over here but the frost did it in .. I also hadn't realised that you guys were on km/h. 

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Great Work Jack! That's a bit better scenery.

You wouldn't credit a nearby suburb being called Fern Tree Gully.

Yes Australia went metric in the early 70's.

 

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Running and project bikes from 1912 -2005..........She hasn't said stop yet.........

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Here is a  photo of my daily hack and a clip of the Chook.

1995 BMW R80

1951 BSA Bantam D1

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Good work Jack!

Running and project bikes from 1912 -2005..........She hasn't said stop yet.........

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Test ride on my 1966 Bantam D7. After much support from our excellent club dating officer the bike finally had a test run in September 2016.

Hope you all enjoy watching as much as I did riding. 

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Wotcha.

Here we are - last Sunday's "Bantams at the Ace Cafe" video.

feature=youtu.be

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I enjoyed watching that, 70 MPH ,

D1 D3 D5 D7 Suzuki TS 125, Yamaha YDS7 250

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Following on from my post, 190, my D7 test ride. Last night I managed 54 happy miles. Interestingly using my iPhone as a speedo when travelling at an accurate 46mph the speedo reads 60mph !. now that is a bit off the scale !

Hasanyone else used a 6v lighting system at night ?, Is eating carrots of more use to seeing your way ?

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I enjoyed it too!  That bike sounds like it's running really well thumbs-up

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Sleaford,

I used to have a 1951 Citroen 11BL which had 6 volt lighting. I found that anything over about 25 kph at night and the light would be bent over by the headwind and come out the back of the car whistle

The D1 has 12 volt direct lighting which is great when moving at "speed" but dies a miserable death when travelling slowly - still better than the original 6 volt though. The fitment of a battery into the lighting system at some stage is on the long term list of things to do.

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I took the chook for a 75km burble today through the beautiful Dandenong Ranges (where I live) and ran into Puffing Billy on the way back. 

Puffing Billy is a 100+ year old narrow gauge tourist railway that runs from my home town of Belgrave to Gembrook about 40km away. Today it was their pride and joy - the Garret two boiler loco.

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Wotcha.

This Sunday was the classic British bike day at Hampton Loade station on the Severn Valley Railway.

It all looked like this ----->    ( this product may contain Bantams )

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Wotcha.

Was it really three years ago that I last posted here ?

Anyway - the Bantam is now up and running, and went for its maiden voyage today.

Nothing broke, nothing fell off, nothing failed . . . . and best of all - it didn't rain.

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Super run - yowm from my neck of the woods too by the look on it. Kinver, Clee, Bewdley...

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Super run - yowm from my neck of the woods too by the look on it. Kinver, Clee, Bewdley...  

Wotcha.

West Bromwich, so the Severn Valley is only 25 miles or so from home.

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Hi LW

Great to see your Clee Hill video and that your B175 behaved perfectly. From the clip I see you have great respect for 'osses'. I do too epecially since my other half had one and they can, if spooked, go sideways!

A cautionary tale for all - my brother was out on his automatic scoot when he saw two horse riders coming towards him. He stopped with his engine on tick over and when he thought they had gone passed one of them backed up and knocked off his scoot. The riders said they were going to claim off him for injury to themselves and vet bills since he revved his engine (on an automatic?). It got to the stage of going to court. His insurance company asked him was he partly to blame and he said NO.

The insurance company reluctantly oppointed a solicitor and when it came to the question "How fast were you going" he said "Stationary"! - open and shut case!

The horsey claiment immediatley dropped their claim!

So if you come across osses that are spooky - stop and preferably stop the engine - I do!

B175, on the road. Honda XBR 500, and ....... Suzuki Burgman 200 scoot! Nicknamed "The hair dryer" - by me I hasten to add; & great storage under the seat when you get to your destination.

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