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November 25, 2020 - 8:47 pm
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Hi from rural Worcestershire. I joined the Club a while ago but rather late in the day thought to make amends and introduce myself, especially as I’ve already accepted useful advice from the forum.

Mixed background with bikes starting at age 14 with NSU Quickly ridden on disused railway line and then several Bantams (D3’s I think) bought for less than £20 (1970’s) and nowhere near road legal but then nor was I at age 15. First road bike was Yamaha YAS 1 at maritime college in Grimsby and lastly a Tiger Cub before passing car test which probably saved me from myself as not very sensible. Fast forward forty years and a slightly more sensible me bought a reasonably sensible  650 Bandit but hardly used it.  Back to almost square one with a D5 which is slowly coming together and is proving very enjoyable if slightly frustrating at times although that’s probably down to my lack of mechanical ability😀.

Have been amazed at ability to source parts and advice for a machine as old as me! It was harder to buy stuff for a D3 in 1973 from Hyde’s of Horsham.


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HI Eamon and a warm, belated welcome to the Club. Yes it's amazing how readily-available so many parts are, thankfully. I've just got a '91 Kwacker and I'm having to send to the States for parts which are unobtainable here! Remarkably, they're less than half the price and often arrive in the same time as some of the less diligent sellers on eBay.  The D5 is a lovely looking bike. You've struck gold there. Be nice to see some pics (see below)

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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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Hello and welcome. 👍

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Have been amazed at ability to source parts and advice for a machine as old as me! It was harder to buy stuff for a D3 in 1973 from Hyde’s of Horsham.

Similarly for me in 1975 - 6! Yes am (pleasantly) surprised too.


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