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July 20, 2017 - 1:03 pm
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Thought this would be worth sharing. The seller didn't have a suitable size as standard for the Bantam, but can manufacture to any length, so I sent him a photo of the pins to hold the hand pump with a tape measure held next to them. £22 and a week later the pump turns up.

Very nice it is too! Too shiny for my bike really...

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Seller can be found on ebay as "Luftpumpenmanufaktur"

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July 20, 2017 - 3:28 pm
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Did all models originally have a hand pump? I don't have the brackets on the bottom of my tank to take a pump.

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Hi

on later models the brackets are on the rear sub-frame under the seat.  Whether a pump was a standard fitment or an option I've no idea!

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All my d1 to d5 bantam have hand pumps fitted.

Mine are never more than £1,it does matter how long they are when bought because i simply shorten them to fit....

And in true blue peter fashion,here one i made earlier....

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Many thanks Stubaker58. I have located the brackets in the place you said. Never noticed them before. A bit more learned about my bike.read-manual

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I've recently been making up a couple of tyre pumps for my D5's.

If anybody is thinking of having a go themselves and are having difficulty sourcing a suitable pump I found these high volume pumps in Halfords. I think they are very good value at £4.00 each for a brand new pump ** Please log in to view **

They are slightly bulkier than conventional bicycle pumps and are in keeping with what you would expect to see on a Bantam.

Reasonably easy to dismantle, cut about and make them fit a Bantam with shorter fixing points.

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Also modified a cheap hand pump, by cutting both the outside tube, and inside part...

Did it twice, both for the D1 and the Cub, and they are both function as they should....thumbs-up

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BSA D1, 125cc (1952)---BSA D10 Sport 175cc (1967)---Triumph Cub T20 (1960)

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Is there a 'clever' way to shorten the outer body?

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bean said
Is there a 'clever' way to shorten the outer body?  

Outer body is actually the easy part. You just remove the end cap carefully to not brake, and cut with a saw in the desired length. Then fit the cap again, with some epoxy glue.

For the inside rod, the rubber is pressed fit, so you must press again in four directions to hold it in place.

10 minutes job...

BSA D1, 125cc (1952)---BSA D10 Sport 175cc (1967)---Triumph Cub T20 (1960)

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dimitris said
Also modified a cheap hand pump, by cutting both the outside tube, and inside part...

Did it twice, both for the D1 and the Cub, and they are both function as they should....thumbs-up

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Interesting idea. Thanks for the tip, will look for a suitable pump and have a go at making one. cool

Also, I think I'll install a couple of bits of shrink tube on the bracket points. It might save the paint from chipping ?

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