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June 23, 2020 - 7:38 pm
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Hi there

my name is Steve Murphy, people call me Murph. I live on the Isle of Wight,have done all my life, worked in Aerospace industry , about to retire! Dig out the D7 from the back of the shed, haven’t touched it for 40 years! So rebuilding is required . thought I would join the club for some comradely information and advice! Bald, Bearded , Bewildered and in possession of a wife and several Grandchildren ! I also have several other machines, Ariels triumph and Enfield, also a C15. Please be gentle with me!

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June 23, 2020 - 9:04 pm
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Hi Murph and a very warm welcome, sounds like you have your hands full but loving it. You've come to the right place for help and advice - there's plenty of both here 🙂

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

Good Luck!

All the best,


'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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June 23, 2020 - 11:25 pm
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Happy Bantaming Murph, good move to stash the D7 away for your retirement. We`ll help you cope with the complexities of the smokey chook.  Still got my forty-quid Bantam, purchased from my Dad in 1975, rough as a badger`s behind.


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June 24, 2020 - 7:41 am
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Hi Murph, you sound like me - bald, bearded and bewildered. Plenty on the forum to help you, have a look through FAQs for a start, where virtually everything has been covered. Another site which is dedicated to a D7 is ** Please log in to view **, together with other stuff in LINKS. Then if you join the club you get more info access in the Members area.

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hi Murph         i  just  love  the  IOW      but not  been latly     both   the BSA OC  &   THIS ONE    have  REPS    on  the Iland      one   of my  bantams was   sold   from   STAGG    Motors    were  the  bus  station  is now    in Newport     hope  to  here  moor  from you   

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