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donderdag 30 april 2009

B&W 1966 BSA D7 Bantam 175cc

1966 BSA D7 Bantam 175cc

dinsdag 28 april 2009

Trails bike

A recently rebuilt BSA Bantan 175cc Trials bike . Rebuilt in the style of the Works BSA Bantam Trials bikes of this period Ideal for Pre 65 Classic Trials . The bike requires nothing other than the fitting of some new rear shock absorbers of which we will attend to . New tyers and drive sprockets have been fitted and the wheels have been rebuilt .Delivery arranged .

zondag 26 april 2009

Lovely Classic

"This is a BSA bantam D7 175cc 3 speed 1960 just been removed from a garage after about 10 years, I cleaned the carb changed the battery & fuel, the bike runs & rides lovely. I checked the bike over & MOTd it, everthing is working tyres seat chrome all good, the decals could do with doing properly." Found at E-Bay

zaterdag 25 april 2009

Kurnell individuals

No chronicle of Kurnell can be complete without mention of John Graham Weir. John and his wife settled permanently in a Kurnell fishing cottage. Turning his hand to many things, he fished, harvested seaweed, organically grew vegetables, milked cows for his neighbours and began a poultry farm, all the time working at the Bunnerong Power House and commuting on his BSA Bantam motor bike.

trail bronc

Rogues Bantam

I was 20 when I got my first motorbike, a BSA Bantam D14-4. It was an old nail then so by now it must be either a classic or a pile of rust.

dinsdag 21 april 2009


Cruisn time!

Race bantam


A bantam ty175 mix

Sandblasting + primer

zaterdag 18 april 2009


Says Red Molly to James
"That's a fine motorbike,
A girl could feel special on any such like".

Says James to Red Molly

"My hat's off to you. It's a BSA Bantam 1952. And I've seen you at the corners and caf├ęs it seems, Red hair and black leather, my favourite colour scheme".

And he pulled her on behind, and down to Boxhill they did ride.

maandag 13 april 2009

BSA Bantam Trail 190cc

This Bantam is the result of an article in the Classic Motorcycle about RED T2 which was a trials bantam produced by the research and development section of BSA at the end of Bantam production....

I tried to copy it, and I beleive that I have actually improved upon their efforts.
Because of many other commitments, the build has been stop start eversince, and I have only just, 20 years later, after building my house and restoring about 10 other bikes in the collection that I had, found time to finish it!

During this extended rebuild time it has had .. a complete engine rebuild by Tand G Motorcycles, (receipts available) rebored to fit a Suzuki piston,which resulted in a displacement of 190cc, electronic ignition and a new concentric carburetor, make this a very powerfull Bantam.
New old stock forks from Brit Bits in Christchurch, the frame has been extensively modified, to give massive ground clearance, and the engine plates moved left to cater for a 400 rear tyre, and keep the chain line correct.

New chains and sprockets, new shocks, battery, rectifier, new Acront rims (no longer available) 21 and 18 inch, new tyres tubes tapes and security clamps, it has been rewired, converted to 12 volt has a new Bushman alternater, it has a new battery and coil,....a full MOT, the headlamp can be removed in a few minuits and the competition number plate substituted, it had a new Lyta aluminium petrol tank with a flip filler cap, and center bolt fixing, it has had new cranckase/ crankshaft seals fitted in the last few weeks, because it had been standing for a long time, I fabricated the silencer, and it has provision for packing should that seem necessary, although I think it sounds good, and is not too loud.

The exhaust pipe is new. The electronic ignition makes the bike very easy to start, but it might benefit from slight carburetor adjustment and slightly retiming the ignition, I have not ridden it since the rebuild. The bike is registered to me and is a Historic Vehicle, so road tax is free.
I have spent over £3000.00 building this bike, and now that it's finished I am too old and brittle for trials riding, so it has to go!

zondag 12 april 2009

GPO 125cc

fleet No T14478
29thBristol Classic Motorcycle Show at Shepton Mallett

John Dalby

John Dalby with GPO bikes in 64 shop BSA Small Heath.

zaterdag 11 april 2009

Picture of 1967

Who's the man!


BSA Bantam 175cc @e-bay

It's getting sunny!

zondag 5 april 2009

1962 D7

Memories are made of this.

zaterdag 4 april 2009

donderdag 2 april 2009

The Bsa Bantam Production Line

"Thanks to Lou Dalby for this picture of the Bantam assembly line which had a all woman team; the two girls he remembers to be sisters." The person on the left was James Leeke, the MD at the time"

Love the rim's

I like the black Rims! kinda modern classic. Found on e-bay.
"You are looking at a BSA BANTAM D10,175cc First registered in 1968,175cc four speed manual.B175 engine in a D10 frame. I brought this as a non runner a while ago,the previous owner did have it on the road up until 2001,but then due to ill health he was unable to ride,and it was put into storage. Reason for selling looking for another project".
So ready for the road! SUMMER Coming!

woensdag 1 april 2009