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What I did on my bike today..
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BSAdave
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October 29, 2015 - 12:40 pm
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Where do you get them from ?

D1 D3 D5 D7 Suzuki TS 125, Yamaha YDS7 250

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October 29, 2015 - 3:56 pm
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possibly the same supplier.

I'm not a complete idiot ............................................ some parts are missing.

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BSAdave said
This morning I removed the condenser,points and cam and dropped kicked them into the air.

Then I fitted the brown atom unit, Turned the petrol on and first kick it fire up and purred . I went for a quick ride and the clutch was slipping so that was soon sorted it just needed adjusting.

Hello Dave. This atom unit doesn't require  points, cam and condenser at all??? 
I thought it was like the Rooster booster junior..
Does it require any lighting or charging coils on the system? or just the HT coil?

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dimitriscy said

BSAdave said
This morning I removed the condenser,points and cam and dropped kicked them into the air.

Then I fitted the brown atom unit, Turned the petrol on and first kick it fire up and purred . I went for a quick ride and the clutch was slipping so that was soon sorted it just needed adjusting.

Hello Dave. This atom unit doesn't require  points, cam and condenser at all??? 
I thought it was like the Rooster booster junior..
Does it require any lighting or charging coils on the system? or just the HT coil?

Hi dimitriscy,the brown doesn't need any points, condenser etc or lighting coils,the brown atom will only work with the mag coil bantams

EG d1 to early d7...there is only two wires on the atom,one goes to earth and the other to the live wire on the magnetos coil...

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Thank you jess. I didnt realise this on the posts about the atom module before!

So, it can be alternative solution for my D1, the cam of which is in place without a key to achieve the correct timing....
I may try it, if i face any problems with that...

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Today I have been mainly ... playing about with LEDs (well, yesterday too). I finally came up with a relatively simple idea for 'the Wipac Mk1 LED tail light'. It consists of 3  12V wedge LEDs, a few lengths of wire, a bit of soldering, some self-amalgamating tape and some silicone mastic.

Here are the results:

1. What it looks like inside

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2. Tail light

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3. Brake lights

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4. Tail and Brake

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Current draw for all 3 illuminated is just about 100mA (1.2W) and if the value of the series resistor fitted in the LED wedge was changed, it would work on 6V too. As a bonus, all of the original internals are still there in case a future owner likes rivets.

Next project is to sort out the headlight unit.

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Nice job there Bob! 

I thought that the brake light should be the middle one, so i connected mine like that..doh

I replaced the 2 side bulb holders, and found apropriate leds for all 3 bulbs. Like this

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The brake bulb is bigger, so brake light is brighter as it should... I don't remember my watts..

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That looks OK Dimitris - except that the centre lamp also illuminates the number plate, though that may not be an issue in Cyprus.

I must admit, number plate illumination is only of secondary interest to me (until I get pulled for it).

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That's interesting chaps.  The rear light my old girl came with has a twin filament bulb, one for the rear light (which also illuminates the number plate) and a brighter one for the brake light.  This will make tings interesting if/when I upgrade to 12 volt LED.

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That looks OK Dimitris - except that the centre lamp also illuminates the number plate, though that may not be an issue in Cyprus.

I must admit, number plate illumination is only of secondary interest to me (until I get pulled for it).

Ah...you are right about the number plate...never thought of it...whistle

But i don't use it (at nights) anywayrofl

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Just rode it, doing a 28 mile round trip to the famous High Beach tea hut in Epping forest. The longest journey so far on The D1.

It amazes me how such a humble little machine attracts so much attention.

While having a cup of coffee at the hut a man approached me and introduced him self but i can't remember his name and said he was a professional photographer and would it be OK to take some pictures,  but he would like me to move it away from the other bikes as they had no soul or place to be in the same pictures as the BSA . I was happy to do it. I gave him my e mail address and he said he would send me the pictures.

Here is a couple of my pictures from this morning.

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Hi dave. Did overheating from bad timing cause that blueish exhaust pipe? something similar (but less) happened to mine, during all those efforts to fix my timing issues...

And i am supriced how fast it can become like this, since a discoloured occured in the D10 also, after only 2-3 miles with not correct timing...

Did you fix now? Running as it should??

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Ah that's great Dave! The D1s do have the most charm of all the bantams, I think, because they look really old-fashioned.

What I did on my bike today, or rather at the weekend. Tried to remove the seat bracket on both seats, in order to make a scaled drawing for Kirkbybil. Couldn't find a socket the right size, either imperial or metric! Ended up rounding off one of the bolts a little. Made the drawing with the bracket still fixed to the seat. Got a bit fed up with the lack of daylight and all the stuff that other people have dumped in the shed. Can't get at the bench at the moment. Pulled bike out into the garden, started it up and it ran really well. Not enough time to take it out for a spin, so wheeled it back in. Or rather, attempted to. The wet tyres kept slipping on the wooden doorframe of the shed. Eventually managed it, but really awkward. Need to make a little ramp.

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Dookie said
... Eventually managed it, but really awkward. Need to make a little ramp.

With a bad back - you certainly do! old

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dimitriscy said
Hi dave. Did overheating from bad timing cause that blueish exhaust pipe? something similar (but less) happened to mine, during all those efforts to fix my timing issues...

And i am supriced how fast it can become like this, since a discoloured occured in the D10 also, after only 2-3 miles with not correct timing...

Did you fix now? Running as it should??

Hi,

Your not wrong on how quickly this happened.

I had the needle in the catb in the wrong position to start off with and it blued very quickly, I actually like the blue colour reminds me of my old Busa's exhaust pipes .

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Really nice photos. He obviously likes photographing cute dogs and grumpy old bikers!

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LOL, Did you notice that there are none of me with the Bantam? He did ask if I wanted to be in the pictures but for one good reason I had to decline, some one owns the copy right to my image.

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BSAdave said
... some one owns the copy right to my image.

BSAdave - man of mystery

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This BSAdave fella, I reckon he's a bit of a diva. Copyright to his image? Pah. Is he good looking and famous? Is he that Beckham fella, married to Posh? dunno

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