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maandag 30 maart 2009

zondag 29 maart 2009

The Sign!

The sign on, what was until recently, a bicycle shop but which must have sold motorbikes at some time in the past. I love these old signs and only remembered to take the camera out as I drove past today. Good job there was no-one behind me :-)

OK, I didn't know, I was wrong. I had never heard of BSA making bicycles. So I take back the comment about this being a motorbike shop in the past. Bates Bikes apparently. Other signs on the shop read Phillips, Hercules and Mopeds.

zaterdag 28 maart 2009

Not just a beautiful motorcycle, but a piece of our history

This 1958 BSA Bantam motorcycle belongs to Jim Thompson, Founder & Chairman of the Crown Worldwide Group. As a young man, Jim embarked on a very special journey - a journey that ignited his appetite for international travel and eventually inspired him to establish Crown’s first operation in Yokohama, Japan in 1965.

The journey began in September 1960, when Jim and his close friend began a year long trip to see the world. Departing from San Jose, California, they made their way across the United States and Canada. They sailed from Montreal to Liverpool, England and then took a train to London. It was in London where they purchased motorcycles so they could continue their journey across Europe.

This 1958 BSA Bantam motorcycle is the actual motorcycle Jim purchased in London in October, 1960.

Old Family Photo's

Sweet!

donderdag 26 maart 2009

Bsa Bantam club

The BSA bantam celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2008, so now is an excellent moment to introduce the club which caters to fans of the featherweight two-stroke...

Good read on the site!

woensdag 25 maart 2009

John Darren of the USA

1965 BSA Bantam Super

dinsdag 24 maart 2009

Sparkling Engine

1965 D7

maandag 23 maart 2009

Bantam Tank wallpapers


I really like the badge!

old bike

"An old BSA bike of some sort, propped up outside one of the local antique shops." #312

donderdag 19 maart 2009

Sweetnes!

woensdag 18 maart 2009

The Best

dinsdag 17 maart 2009

D14/4

zondag 15 maart 2009

(DIY) Bantam Bridge

zaterdag 14 maart 2009

Racing Bantam (B175?!)


BSA BANTAM RACER 1961
Here we have a BSA bantam in Racing trim. This bike was raced at Cadwell Park some years ago. The scrutineers label is still on the front plate. This vehicle has been garaged for a numer of years.

The last time it was started was about 12 months ago and will need a new battery, but it does run OK!

vrijdag 13 maart 2009

BSA Bantam D5

Fi yn 16 oed efo fy meic modur cyntaf, BSA Bantam D5, ar gowt Ffordd Deg Bach

donderdag 12 maart 2009

The Harley Hummer

Hummers! The Model 125's design was an adaptation of the German DKW motorcycles whose engineering designs were forfeited to the Allies as a part of War Reparations at the conclusion of World War II. In America, Harley-Davidson produced the Model 125. In England, BSA made the Bantam. The U.S.S.R, having control of what became East Germany, also appropriated the DKW designs, and made the Mockba M1A. In Japan, Yamaha also got into the act with the YA-1.

dinsdag 10 maart 2009

Grmbl! Cra* *it!

Got to love Rusty Parts! *NOT!*

Road Test D7

zondag 8 maart 2009

Bantam Super 175 single

zaterdag 7 maart 2009

BSA Shop

BSA Bushman!

Off-road variant of the 175cc BSA Bantam.

vrijdag 6 maart 2009

BSA BANTAM 175 TRIALS / RACE BARREL ETC....

BSA BANTAM TRIALS OR RACE BARREL.

This is a very unusual set up but ran very well & fast!
THIS BARREL HAS BEEN PORTED & CONVERTED TO USE A 928 CARB BY REMOVING THE ORIGINAL INLET & FITTING A LARGER TUBE INLET WHICH CONNECTS TO A STUB INLET FOR THE CARB TO BOLT TO.( I HOPE THAT MAKES SENSE). IF ANYONE KNOWS WHO DID THESE CONVERSIONS,PLEASE LET ME KNOW & I'LL ADD IT TO THE LISTING.

IT NEEDS A GOOD CLEAN AS IT HAS SAT IN THE SHED FOR A WHILE & A NEW PISTON RING AS I USED ONE FOR ANOTHER PROJECT.

THE BORE IS ON +40 & COULD DO WITH A HONE TO CLEAN IT UP.

PLEASE E-MAIL ANY QUESTIONS & THANKS FOR LOOKING.

donderdag 5 maart 2009

woensdag 4 maart 2009

Bikers to die for!

For the interested, the bikes are 3 BSAs (B33 & 2 Bantams) a CZ 175 (much bastardised) a Ducati 239 Desmo and I think it was some form of Honda 175 4 stroke twin that Gerry was abusing at this time. Sweet!

dinsdag 3 maart 2009

Mistgreen

"One of the most enjoyable Bantam activities is riding with friends.
Synthetic two stroke oils have eliminated "fouled-plug syndrome" and well restored and maintained Bantams will reliably (but slowly) cover reasonably long distances on ride days.
The four bike below are pictured in the town of Willunga in South Australia.
The bikes are: 1954 D1 plunger, 1949 D1 rigid, 1956 D3 pivoting frame and 1960 D7 swing-arm.
While you don't need to stop to fix the fouled plugs you'll note that coffee and cake is a standard requirement! "
found on mistgreen.com

maandag 2 maart 2009

Bantam Returns!

"A 250cc version of the Bantam was ready for production in 1973, but a disgruntled worker went on a rampage after losing his job and destroyed all the jigs and drawings, bringing down the curtain on the Bantam. So which is the greatest British motorcycle of all time? The BSA Gold Star? The Manx Norton? Or the Triumph Bonneville? Um, I believe it was none of the above. It was a little commuter that sold over half a million pieces and kept a company alive. An uncannily familiar story, isn't it?"

zondag 1 maart 2009

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