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Yet another from Down Under.
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Like Geoff from NSW, Thanks for this Forum. I too have just acquired a D1 Bantam, and looking forward to restoring it. Retired now, so have the time.

I currently ride a Honda CB SS 400, Beautiful bike, but I know will just be too big and too fast for me soon, so the Bantam is one that will suit me down to the ground.

So I have started on the frame but have a few issues with things that have been welded on and things that have been cut off, but I'll have a look around the forum first to see if I can find the answers.

Lots of questions coming up from me, so I'm really grateful for this forum.

Thanks chaps...  Phil ( from the West... 41 Celsius yesterday just in case you wanted to know 105 in the old money !!)


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Hi Phil and a very warm and festive welcome to the Forum. Looks like a nice project.

You will find just about everything you could ever want on the Forum via the FAQs and technical sections;  ** Please log in to view **

Have a really good nose around the forum and enjoy yourself. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

Good Luck!

All the best,


 '55 D3 Battery; '58 Square Four (project); '59 D1 direct lighting plunger; '59 Tiger Cub; '60 5TA;  '76 FS1-E; '91 GTR 1000;  '97 Honda Sky SGX50.

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grate   project    Phil       it  will  keep  your  bran    going     if  the  wheels  are  strate  ectra     check  the  frame  seems  to  me  both  of  your  nice photos     show   the  top  bar   bent         its  serpos    to be  strate       i  do  hope  its   just    the  way  i  see  it    from  here  [  nice    one  ]    the next   thing to  check   is  the crankshaft      it must be in   very good   shape    

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Looks like a great start, I think the rear mudguard is for a rigid frame though, a dry build is essential here. 

I will post a photo of the bracket for you. 

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Hi, didn't notice until I read Sunny's but yeah top tube does look like it's got a curve in it.

Can't see any extra brackets welded on, what's missing tho are the seat front pivot mount, and two on each rear loop that take the plates that carry the pillion footrests, but if you're never going to put a dualseat on, then not a problem they can stay missing. laugh

Mike H --

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