November 17, 2016
Hi all, my name is Paul and I have just joined the forum, absolutely fantastic, great information from some very knowledgeable people.
This is my first restoration of a motorbike, I have always loved the D1 but am a complete novice so probably will need lots of help on the way. The bike was in a bit of a state when purchased and was missing a few bits and bobs but have now gathered everything needed and now the restoration can proceed. On taking the front forks apart I found it was missing any bushings and the spacer bar no am now on the lookout for those parts.
Anyway, just a couple of photos showing my little baby.
June 23, 2013
Hello and welcome to the forum. You will find plenty of people on here with the know-how you might need. Most questions have already been answered. You may find it worth browsing through the Technical Archive (FAQs), the first post of which contains an index . Another useful tip to save is this: If you type your query site:bsabantamclub.com/forum into your browser's query box and hit enter, it will show you all the posts on that query, eg d1 forks, petroil, timing, etc.
The Bantam Club Forum - all the answers are in there.
December 6, 2016
November 17, 2016
July 25, 2014
January 2, 2014
Hi and welcome too,
What a splendid restoration. My D1 was also in a bad state and took me many hours to get it back to usable condition. I was told the colour is Ford green. I got a local paint specialist to match it from the inside of my front wheel brake back plate. They put the paint in special large hi spec rattle cans with about 200 mls of paint, and last cost me £15 per can.
I also had to replace the bottom fork bushes in my forks ( 2 bushes per fork leg )
Kind regards, Nick Bolton, Greater Manchester
1950 D1 Plunger Frame with 1958 D5 Engine,
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