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Robert James
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March 3, 2019 - 10:32 am
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hi I have been given what I now know to a bantam cu b frame with D14B engine and very little else, front forks are there with a 21” wheel and knobbly tyre.........on the subject of wheels I have read somewhere that a Yamaha TY250 wheel could be used on the back is there major probs fitting it ? I believe bantam cub rear wheels are very thin on the ground ......any advice please.   Robert 

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Bantam Cub and Super Cub both have bantam back wheels,  if it has a D14 engine  fitted , then the cub engine mount must have been cut off ?  what is the frame number  ?

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Wasn't the Bantam Cub a D7 or D10 with a Tiger cub engine? If your machine has a Bantam engine, then essentially haven't you just got a Bantam, but with a frame that has a Triumph frame number? Be careful how much you alter from original if you need to get it registered with DVLA.

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  • Hi  The frame no is F4421T.  (37678 stamped after it but in different font) the frame does not have a high crossbar and the headstock sits higher all bit confusing for some one who knows nothing. The engine mount is two pieces of bar joining the front tube to a 6” piece of frame protruding forward from the base of the vertical tube will try to get photos up later......Rob
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doesn`t sound like either Bantam Cub or Bantam frame number, bantam cub would probably begin T20... Bantam would be D...  Tiger cub frame maybe , where was the `frame` number you found ?   it should be on front lower engine plate

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Robert James said

    • Hi  The frame no is F4421T.  (37678 stamped after it but in different font) the frame does not have a high crossbar and the headstock sits higher all bit confusing for some one who knows nothing. The engine mount is two pieces of bar joining the front tube to a 6” piece of frame protruding forward from the base of the vertical tube will try to get photos up later......Rob

  

I think F4421 is a part number and T37678 would be the frame number. The bantam cub headstock seems to have been extended away from the frame by a few inches if I remember rightly, and the frame number is stamped near the headstock. The F4421 would be in raised letters moulded onto the frame, and the actual frame number is stamped into the frame rather than raised lettering

Current bikes......1958 D5, a 77 Suzuki GT250 and a 77 Honda CB125S. I have a 74 Kawasaki S3 400 and a B175 waiting for restoration. A 1980 Honda CB400N waiting for MOT.  Everyday ride is a 2011 Harley Davidson Sportster. 

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Rob, sounds like a Triumph Cub frame, not Bantam Cub....going by your description and the part number,as covered here...** Please log in to view **

I have two projects stood next to each other here at the moment, both Bantam-framed, one 1960 D7 and the other a 1966 Bantam Cub. Frames look identical, give or take tiny detail. The two Triumph-framed Cubs I have, are the ones with the proud head-stock, as mentioned in your other thread.

If it`s any good to you, I`m happy to swap emails so you can send pics of your frame, if you`re struggling to post on here....I also have some pic-posting issues due to my poorly computer, but copy&paste straight onto the thread usually works for me. You`ve probably posted enough on here to be illegible to use the message system....so send me a message if you want. Can report back here to your thread with the resuls.

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