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Non Bantam B31 restoration
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BeenyBoy
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June 29, 2018 - 8:34 pm
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Though you might be interested in my latest completed project...1955 B31......before and after pix attached......DSC_5483-1024x680.jpgDSC_6141.1.JPGDSC_5487-1024x680.jpgDSC_6138.JPG

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Restored B175 and B31 and a very rusty C11G

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cocorico
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June 30, 2018 - 7:56 am
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Magnifique! tip-my-hat

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June 30, 2018 - 9:26 am
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Amazing difference!

You wouldn`t think they were one and the same.

Did you ditch the centre stand?

Blue

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June 30, 2018 - 10:58 am
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Very nice job...........well done.

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June 30, 2018 - 12:19 pm
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Very nice job, lovely looking bike. Well done!

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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BeenyBoy
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June 30, 2018 - 12:35 pm
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Thanks guys...lot of time money and effort but worth it I reckon-

I havent ditched the centre stand- although I considered it as I had to get a sleeve welded into the pivot- its on the prop stand because its an absolute b***** to heave onto the centre stand- and being a decrepit old fogey I've ended up having to use a short ramp to raise the front wheel and roll it back onto the stand- I couldnt be bothered when I took the pix

Restored B175 and B31 and a very rusty C11G

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mike p5xbx
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June 30, 2018 - 5:06 pm
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well done it looks magnificent
you need to make a rolling center stand
both my Triumph and AJS were easier to get on their stand then any BSA
so I made one for my D14 as even that lightweight was a back and arm puller as you get older

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Thanks Mike-  this rolling stand sounds interesting- I'd be grateful for some more info- thanks

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I see you have gravel there which I know is a pain to push/turn around anything on,but this could be useful for your shed/garage/flagstone hardstanding,depending on your storage arrangements...** Please log in to view **

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Thanks for that...I'll give it a coat of looking at- fine for the workshop but as you say not a lot of good on the graved

 

cheers

Restored B175 and B31 and a very rusty C11G

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the centre stand needs to sit at this sort of angle with front or back wheel about 1” off the ground any more then that makes lifting it is increasingly difficult
the front bottom edge of the stand needs an anchor type shape like the photo
you may have to experiment with the length of the lifting bracket so when you stand on it the bike will just roll-on to the stand with almost no arm lifting

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BeenyBoy
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July 1, 2018 - 9:09 pm
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Thanks for the info...I'll have a chat with my tame welder man and see what we can come up with

 

cheers

Restored B175 and B31 and a very rusty C11G

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July 19, 2018 - 12:25 pm
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By the pictures, its seems impossible to achieve this result...

BUT..its real!! Good job!!! clap

BSA D1, 125cc (1952)---BSA D10 Sport 175cc (1967)---Triumph Cub T20 (1960)

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July 19, 2018 - 4:36 pm
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That's a cracking looking bike well done 😁

What's 7/16 in mm again?

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