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Mackenzied142
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May 2, 2020 - 4:22 pm
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Hi I'm Dan new to the bsa scene. I currently own a d7 and it's in need of a full service. What oils should I use for gear box and engine oil. I have absolutely no clue about maintaining a classic bike. Thank you

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Hi Dan and a warm welcome to the Forum and your new adventure. You've asked two of our most common(and controversial) questions as everyone has an opinion on the subject 🙂 Have a look on the Forum(see search tips below) and you'll find a dizzying amount of info on the subject.

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Have a good nose around the forum and enjoy yourself. Looking forward to seeing how your search progresses.

Good Luck!

All the best,

Stewart

'52 D1 direct lighting plunger; '58 Square Four (project); '55 D3 Battery; '59 D1 direct lighting plunger;  '59 Tiger Cub; '60 5TA;  '76 FS1-E '97 Honda Sky SGX50.

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Hi and welcome Dan,

Don't worry you will soon pick it up regarding oils and the like.. I use cheapo 2 stroke oil from Halfords for the petrol mix, and Castrol GTX for the gear box. Both oils have served me well over the years. Try to get hold of a manual, or join the club and get all the manual info free... 

Please keep us all up-dated with your progress, photo's are well received. Tell us the year of your beast and from where it lives, but above all, enjoy your D7 and your classic bike experience.

Kind regards and stay safe.... Nick

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I use this for the gearbox. Was recommended it by a friend who has a few classics, but everybody will have their own opinion/preference.

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Classic 40...thats what I used but the Castrol stuff straight SAE 40 motor/engine oil brand....same thing.

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Hi there new to bantams just acquired a 1959 d7 in rough shape. Never painted before there is some surface rust. After your opinions on either painting it black again or leave as is for authenticity. 

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Mackenzied142 said
Hi there new to bantams just acquired a 1959 d7 in rough shape. Never painted before there is some surface rust. After your opinions on either painting it black again or leave as is for authenticity.   

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I think its a bit of personal oopinion and you may get a lot of mixed reviews 

I have left mine oily rag style as the bike is cosmetically original from when my grandad bought it in 59 new and personally thought it would be a shame to lose so much originality 

Nathan

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If you post some pics then we'd have a better idea, Dan. Ultimately, it's up to you and what you want from your  bike. Lots of bantams were black, many are now rusty and look great. Any colour or condition that floats your boat, really. A mechanically sound and safe, reliable bike is the first thing to be aiming for. Tarting it up, whatever you fancy, comes after, I'd say. Let us have a look first...

All the best,

Stewart

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