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Wellman1
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August 13, 2019 - 7:57 pm
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Hi I’m thinking of buying a d14 just because I’ve always liked them from being a kid,problem is I’m nearly 18 stone would it still be feasible to ride it or would it be a struggle 

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Firstly, welcome. Always great to have a new member and Secondly... of course it'll be fine. Geezo, I'm no Twiggy but my D1 still carries my ample frame around at a pinch, so with all that new technology AND a whole 50cc extra grunt, you should be fine. I take it that you're not wanting one to go raising hell and terrorising the neighbourhood with your high-speed antics? You'll love it and ther is all the help and info that you could want/need right here on the forum. So my take on it would be: stop thinking and get buying £££

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As Stewart says, welcome. I can ride about quite happily with my 90kg on a D3 and a 100cc scooter so you should be OK. If you find you / it can't cope, you can always resell it. The market for Bantams seems to be very healthy at present.

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Hi I’m going to look at a1968 d14 today is there anything specific I should be looking for I’ve a good idea on modern bikes 

thank Paul 

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When buying any bike this old you are taking a punt.Completeness is important getting detail bits like lower chain guard plates and headlight adjuster ring s is difficult.D14s are quite highly strung so can be b***** awkward if not fettled ,respond well to TLC however.Keep a clear target on price.Dented side panels are easy tanks  very much not .The front forks are by modern standards worn out already when new.The engine sprocket is a pig to change ,wear there is a price cutter.Otherwise,,, you are not buying a wasting asset like a Panigale...

67 D10. and a D7    2007 Honda Hornet FA. Honda CD200 81 93 Yamaha TTR 250 Raid, Sinnis SC 125.   75 Montesa Cota 247 an electric scooter of Famous make.

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Thanks for that information,I rang seller to view bike but he changed his mind and decided not to a sell ,back to looking Paul

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Have a good read through the D14 sections of the forum for further ideas (or indeed all the forums if you're not set on particular model).

1956 D3 running, lights to sort. 7 other bikes in the Barn, including a Morini 250 now insured and on road testing.

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The sweetest Bantam is a well set up D7.Like a mechanical labrador..

67 D10. and a D7    2007 Honda Hornet FA. Honda CD200 81 93 Yamaha TTR 250 Raid, Sinnis SC 125.   75 Montesa Cota 247 an electric scooter of Famous make.

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