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Howzit from South Africa
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So I stumbled onto a Bantam bushman trials bike, the bike has been stripped and in storage for around 15 years, its time to get her back into shape. Everything looks to be there, this is going to be fun, please be patient with my many questions, its my first BSA



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Whereabouts in SA are you? My son in law is from PE.

looks like most of it is there although some non standard parts (eg forks, carb) but no worries there, they should all work.  You should get Steve Walsh to check the frame number as he’ll be able to tell you the history and where it was sent.  The export models were usually single seat and called Bushman Pastoral.  There’s some good stuff on the site on the Bushman including a report on one in NZ.

Next on my list is my D10 Bushman which is the first in the dynasty and slightly different.


D7/14 hybrid (4 speed with D7 crank etc.) on the road, D10 Bushman awaiting rebuilding.

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Thanks Sunny, I am in Johannesburg, good point on the frame number I'll have a look this evening. As mentioned the bike competed in trials and as such would have probably been modified accordingly. The carb is an Amal, not sure which model, I believe it has a 3 speed gearbox

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