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vrijdag 30 oktober 2009


D14/4 Spoke's
(front, left-hand) 12 s.w.g. × 8-1/16" (2·641 × 204·78 mm.)
(front, right-hand, inner) 12 s.w.g. × 6½" (2·641 × 165·1 mm.)
(front, right-hand, outer) 12 s.w.g. × 6-9/16" (2·641 × 166·69 mm.)
(rear, right-hand) 10 s.w.g. × 7-5/16" (3·251 × 201·612 mm.)
(rear, left-hand, inner) 10 s.w.g. × 6½" (3·251 × 165·1 mm.)
(rear, left-hand, outer) 10 s.w.g. × 6½" (3·251 × 165·1 mm.)

donderdag 29 oktober 2009

Assembly of the rear wheel

woensdag 28 oktober 2009

Dirt Bike History 101

Very cool thread at advrider.com about the dirt bike history... Lot's of pictures and cool stuff going on!

dinsdag 27 oktober 2009


Mister Freedom® ROAD CHAMP boots

They are riding their sweet way to the store. Another MISTER FREEDOM® all original design.
After 2 1/2 years of development, from tanning and dyeing selected American hides to sourcing hardware, from carving an original last to finding the right cobblers, we are finally happy with the result…
They are hand MADE in the ol’ USA… baby.
Don’t get more old school than that. And like the rest of the stuff we make, they’ll get better with age.Greaser... Should keep you covered for the next thirty years…

BSA Bantam 150cc Rigid trials in green.Very good condition, light and easy to ride in classic trials events.£1185

Beginners Guide to Motorcycle Trials

You can read all about it thanks to Billy Bishop

maandag 26 oktober 2009

zaterdag 24 oktober 2009

Popular Science

Browse all the free Popular Science magazines! 1870 - 2000.
Thank you google!

D10 Sports Bantam

Rare Sport model.
Still very complete and original. 1968 on E plate. Starts and rides. Have a good look at the photos – been stored dry for years. Ideal restoration project. Comes exactly as in photos – will need to apply for registration document. Engine and frame numbers match. Thank you!

vrijdag 23 oktober 2009

MZ RT125

donderdag 22 oktober 2009

DKW RT 125

Das Kleine Wunder

The motorcycle branch of the company produced very famous models such as the RT 125 pre- and post World War II. As reparations after the war, the design drawings of the RT125 were given to Harley-Davidson in the US and BSA in the UK. The HD version was known as the Hummer, while BSA used them for the Bantam. IFA and later MZ models continued in production until the 1990s, when economics finally brought production of the two stroke to an end. Other manufacturers also copied the DKW design, officially or otherwise. This can be seen in the similarity of many small two stroke motorcycles from the 1950s, including a product of Yamaha, Voskhod and Polish WSK.

woensdag 21 oktober 2009

A D7 Review

Good Points

Simple, reliable, honest, easy and low cost to maintain, parts easily available, interesting, cheap to run, it's British and BSA !!!

Bad Points

If I'm forced to comment, then, can be a little slow in some conditions, brakes need careful attention to be effective in modern traffic, and er, that's it!

General Comments

The Bantam came into my life by accident, a local Garage (Black Country, West Mids area UK) we used to service our company vehicles had it, a 1965 D7 in blue, lurking under a sheet in the corner. Being a motorcyclist I had noticed the bike shaped drape on previous visits, but on this occasion there was a delay with a vehicle I was collecting so, with some time to kill, I investigated. That mileage couldn't be genuine, 1600 miles !! Looking further though, it probably was, the tyres were almost unworn, original Dunlop lightweight. The chrome on the tank was as new, etc etc. The garage owner wondered over, confirmed the 1 previous owner and history, and then asked me if I wanted to buy it. Long story short , I did. Some recommisioning work was needed, new battery etc, but then it ran like would be expected from such an original low mileage machine. When I had accustomed myself to the engine and gearbox characteristics , I discovered a very surprising bike. Handling was excellent, I could take it to the footrest rubbers in corners, just like my Velo Viper. The torque was a real surprise, allowing a 55 mph cruise even with my 6ft, 80 KG frame aboard! Steep hills took the edge out of it, but nothing to drastic. The ratios's in the 3 speed box could catch you out occassionaly, but it is something that can be lived with. I have ridden as much as a continuous 100 miles in reasonable comfort, the ride quality being satsifactory. Initially the brakes were inadequate, but I discovered a manufacturing defect and also replaced the shoes and trued the front drum and now they are ok. The most enjoyable thing so far is the revenge I get when after being overtaken by indignant modern car drivers in a straight line, they arrive at a sharp corner or roundabout and I just go straight past them using the handling. It runs forever on a gallon of unleaded , 40:1 premix, is great fun to ride and always draws interest when parked or in traffic queues. It takes up very little space in the garage, and if I have a local errand to run it's always the first bike I think of because it's so light to move around and convenient to just hop on. The BSA D7 then, really good little machine, I recommend it highly !

A new BSA 175cc Bantam Super!

zondag 18 oktober 2009

into the army

zaterdag 17 oktober 2009

vrijdag 16 oktober 2009

Tumut Valley Riders

Tumut Valley Riders 21st Autumn Leaf Motorcycle Rally NSW AUS

maandag 12 oktober 2009

Factory trails motorcycle

Factory trials pre 65 motorcycle, totally original, unmessed about with. Goes like a rocket. Rare opportunity to own one of these sort after, pretty bikes. Any questions, please ring James on *******

zondag 11 oktober 2009

zaterdag 10 oktober 2009

Modern pinup art!

A real beaty on e-bay!

vrijdag 9 oktober 2009

My first proper bike.

D14 Great British Bike

dinsdag 6 oktober 2009


A bit of nostalgia on this rain/snow mixed day.

maandag 5 oktober 2009


Replacement Magneto system with integrated solid state ignition.
Output 12V/100W DC. Replaces the complete old Wipac.
Solid state, maintenance free, electronic ignition.

There is no need for changes on engine casing.
Advantage over original system, all parts are new, plenty of light output,
very stable ignition with solid spark, better starting, better fuel burning,
no wear anymore on points

zaterdag 3 oktober 2009

Jim whitehead

Jim on his bantam

donderdag 1 oktober 2009


BSA BANTAM Approx Year 1959 Mileage 7663 Registration: AEX 454 Engine Size Thought to be 175cc This is a restoration project that requires time and space (both of which we do not have unfortunately!) Log book is not available - this bike was bought over 20 years ago from a cricketing buddy.

Hmm 1968 - 1969 Bsa bantam Supreme. Just in need of some love :)

Bantam Seat