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Colin Thorne
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February 23, 2020 - 7:25 pm
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As do not have a bantam,I am looking to buy a plunger frame model, complete? basket case or needing lots of TLC.

Prefer something needing work to make it roadworthy.

Hope you can help.

Colin.

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Hi Colin, new member so bear with me, i have a D1 plunger 1958 part restored i would like it to go to a club member to finish it off, i started restoring it years ago but parts dried up & to be honest i lost interest, i don't want to put it on ebay for someone to brake it up & sell it off i could do that myself but its a shame to brake it, it has v5 with non transfer no, its in my name its advertised on car & classic at present if you need to see pictures, engine was all new std bore & new piston {will need crank seals changed } if interested Col

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Hello,thank you for your message, pictures and location would be welcome, approximate price? PM me! with same.

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Colin Boxley said
Hi Colin, new member so bear with me, i have a D1 plunger 1958 part restored i would like it to go to a club member to finish it off, i started restoring it years ago but parts dried up & to be honest i lost interest, i don't want to put it on ebay for someone to brake it up & sell it off i could do that myself but its a shame to brake it, it has v5 with non transfer no, its in my name its advertised on car & classic at present if you need to see pictures, engine was all new std bore & new piston {will need crank seals changed } if interested Col  

Yes. Pictures and location please and cost? Look forward to your reply.

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Hi yes, midlands ares B645LD, not sure if i can attach pics here, the D1 is advertised on car & classic for sale see pictures there, price im open to offers i know i can brake it for at least 2k, i would rather someone finished it, there seems to be lots of parts available now to finish her off would be a shame to brake her up, Col..

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Colin Boxley said
Hi yes, midlands ares B645LD, not sure if i can attach pics here, the D1 is advertised on car & classic for sale see pictures there, price im open to offers i know i can brake it for at least 2k, i would rather someone finished it, there seems to be lots of parts available now to finish her off would be a shame to brake her up, Col..  

Hello Colin. Viewed photographs on the other site, interesting, a great deal of work required,leave it on car and motorcycle to see if anyone bites,then come back to me, my main comment being,that eBay have complete and rideble bantams at that price,happy to offer £650.00 if not sold.

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The v5c is worth that so i think its best to brake it up CHEERS.

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It looks like it's got an earlier engine in there, Col? Be a shame to break it. Looks good as is 🙂 Bit of a tidy up and you've got a desirable original bike there. Looks like an easy resto - mind you they ALL look easy on paper. "Quick rub down and a new set of rings and bob's your uncle" - 6 months later .....!! 

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How can a non-transferable reg number be worth anything....surely some misquote?

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Fortune seeker rather than bantam enthusiast maybe?

1956 D3 running, lights to sort. 7 other bikes in the Barn. 1950 D1 engine being rebuilt (slowly).

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I can't see where there is any claim that a non-transferable is worth anything , either in Col's posts or his advert elsewhere. The bike is certainly worth a good bit more than 650 in the current market, in my opinion. D1s are going for silly money. Bit of clean fuel and off you go!

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I can't see where there is any claim that a non-transferable is worth anything , either in Col's posts or his advert elsewhere. The bike is certainly worth a good bit more than 650 in the current market, in my opinion. D1s are going for silly money. Bit of clean fuel and off you go!  

"it has v5 with non transfer no"

`happy to offer £650.00`

"The v5c is worth that" 

Made a few quid in the `80s &`90s selling plates, so tend to notice such info 🙂

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Hi bantammad ere now now boys people are being influenced by flee bay at the moment look how many bantams for sale,how many have bids on plus classified adds and the over all prices asked for there’s the insensitive, watch that space? I’m a Bantamite happy days Les

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Have to admit that I do love a patinated bike that looks like it`s been dragged up through the mists of time, and this one suits my oily rag approach...although the tank does look rather rusty on top.

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Blue, I still don't see any claim that the reg number is of value in itself. He clearly informs buyers that the number is non-transferable - which is simply good, upfront selling. In response to Colin's somewhat lacklustre valuation, I'm tended to think that Col may have been exaggerating for effect? There's a lot of very desirable bits on the bike - speedo, horn, mudguards, pineapple barrel n head etc. I would have been miffed if someone had offered me 650. In the current market there are quite a few buyers looking for bikes with that kind of "patina" (ugh - there's a word that's overused) And a complete D1 (with paperwork!) is a pretty good find. I think that perhaps, in this case, you're adding 2+2 and coming up with 5? Also it's not as if raybox has joined the site and put up a "for sale" sign, he's merely replied to a wanted post with a bike that meets the criteria...     I don't think there's anything sinister going on.

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But, as luck would have it Colin, one has just surfaced near(ish) you for 650! 

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Nice bit of rustification from a stream-find ? 😉

Good luck with that one buyer! ..or does it have transferable reg no BSA 123 ? 🙂

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But, as luck would have it Colin, one has just surfaced near(ish) you for 650! 

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Thank you for link,sadly now sold,sigh!

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cocorico said
Fortune seeker rather than bantam enthusiast maybe?  

How does he know it needs crankshaft seals?

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Hi bantammad ere hello Colin when a bikes been layed up for a long time the chances are seals go hard and loose flexibility plus the clutch plates stick together, bottom lines is the engine will require a strip down for inspection at least. How does he know it needs crank seals experience gained over years, ? How do you know that the piston rings aren’t stuck? For example just a comment regards Les  

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