On to the next!

Check out my all new blog :-) -> Triumph Spitfire Blog!

dinsdag 28 december 2010

Thank you Santa!

Merry Christmas & a happy new year!
Thanks santa for the new Sprockets form RCR!

zaterdag 25 december 2010

First Bike

"This pic taken in November 67, the day I got my learner's permit, registered the bike and left school. We did a lot of miles together." by Boadbear

woensdag 22 december 2010

A factory tour

dinsdag 21 december 2010

FDS 519D - My old D7

I've been wondering if my old 1966 D7 is still out there,and according to the DVLA,it is.
Does anyone on here own FDS 519D?

zaterdag 18 december 2010

dinsdag 14 december 2010

let's see your BSA motorcyles

Some nice bsa's on the ADVRider forum!
And a nice Bantam Racing D1-D3

Peggy Iris Thomas

So I’m giving up ‘Adventure biking’ and ‘Overlanding’ … no longer dreaming of an ‘RTW’ trip with my ‘Expedition’ luggage. No. Time to drop off the grid, buy a BSA Bantam, load up the biggest dog I can find and hit the highway…maybe with a sidecar, what do you think? (Karl Bianchini and Moto-Abruzzo)

Check out this very nice link with 8 pages of text & pic's! thanks niglesmith


... sweet!

Bsa Bantam B175

This is an ideal restoration project for the Bsa enthusiast or for the 1st timer as the bike is 99% complete & has very little damage. The damage being the speedo glass is cracked & the chrome surround dented, the battery is missing, the chrome needs some elbow greese & should clean up not too bad, the paint is original & remarkably good for the age, engine turns & has compression but I have never had it started so couldn't honestly say how good it is, the seat has no tears/rips.

woensdag 8 december 2010

Reed block, ...

Talking about serious bantam tuning? Some nice manuals!

zaterdag 4 december 2010

Spark plugs

Bantam D1, D3, D5 & D7 - Original recommended plug:- Champion L7, L10, L82/C and L86/C. ) 0.500 inch (12.7 mm) reach.
- NGK recommended plug :- B6HS Stock No 4510 or Iridium BR6HIX Stock No 3419. )

Bantam D10, D13, D14, B175 and Bushman - Original recommended plug:- Champion N4. ) 0.750 inch (19.05 mm) reach.
- NGK recommended plug :- B7ES Stock No 1111 or Iridium BR7EIX Stock No 6664.)

Most Bantam Club members recommend the use of Iridium plugs to give good starting and excellent whisker free running. These plugs have a very fine centre electrode of only 0.024 inches (0.6 mm) diameter in rare and very hard Iridium material.

The stock no is useful when looking for a plug such as in Halfords as this number is printed on the end of the box. All plugs can be obtained cheaply on eBay as there are a number of sellers with postage as low as £0.50 whereas some have free postage but a higher plug price.

Recommended plug gap for all the above plugs:- 0.018 to 0.020 inches (0.45 to 0.55 mm).

When fitting a brand new plug, tighten by hand up to the sealing washer and then tighten a further 2/3 turn with the plug spanner. When re-fitting a used plug, tighten by hand up to the sealing washer and then tighten a further 1/12 turn with the plug spanner.

Thanks to Jubilee

zondag 28 november 2010

The Scottish Six Days Trial

Unarguably the greatest motorcycle trial in the world.

Since its origin in 1909, no other trial has captured the imagination of rider and spectator in the same way. Riders are lured to the SSDT from all over the world, and the event has the same status to trials riders as the Isle of Man TT has to road racers.

In a word, it's spectacular!

Ken Rumble Australia's Greatest allrounder and the Walsh Bantam

A famous photo of Ken Rumble on the the Walsh Bantam, winning the Victorian all powers title at St Helena, in 1952. It was Rumbles first ride on the Bantam.

Some very cool photo's and info. (found on ozvmx.com)

zaterdag 27 november 2010

How not to rebuild your bsa D10? (Bsa Bushman tryout!)

vrijdag 26 november 2010

Brighton Rock

Looks like a very good film! Reminds me of the guy of Control (Joy Division)....

donderdag 25 november 2010

Top dead center

It's i bit tricky to now what your piston is at it's top dead center.
A old spark plug will fix this!
Get the old ceramic stuff out. A bit of hard silicone in and drill a center hole. (lathe)
Result A very handy tool!

woensdag 24 november 2010

Belstaff Trailmaster Jacket!

This is it, folks - get 'em while you can. It's the end of the ride for the very famous Belstaff Trialmaster jacket (which is also sometimes erroneously referred to as the Belstaff Trailmaster).
It's famous around the net! If you are a all day driver, casual, old or new. On or offroad!
Good enough to save the last man on earth!

D10 fitted with ARIEL ARROW engine

A nice D10 with a two cilinder Ariel Arrow engine!
Nice overall finish and sporty brake's! Homebuild at its best!

zondag 21 november 2010

Make a bantam fly

zondag 14 november 2010

Bsa bantam club forum

The Bsa Bantam club has a great forum, come and have a chat!

Extra low petrol consumption!

Peggy Iris Thomas

A Ride in the Sun
"This must rank as one of the most famous motorcycle travel books of all time, but it is not that well known and deserves better recognition. This is an amazing adventure that captures your interest in people and places aswell as the bike." M. J. Tavener (England)

Also on the overland to egypt can you find a tribute about the journey of Peggy Iris Thomas. A must read for every Bantam fan.

maandag 8 november 2010


I got my wheels back from TopWheels Belgium, he did some very nice work.
At a very good price! Thanks mate!

So back to work!Ignition is next on the list.
(Also looking for some nice rear shocks!)

donderdag 4 november 2010

Little something

The bantam trail bronk

Images are property of The Early Years of Motocross Museum, ®2006
The Western USA BSA importer - Hap Alzina in Oakland, California had asked BSA to build this machine for the U. S. market. Though this seemed like a good idea, Yamaha introduced the YG1 80cc trailbike at the same time and Hodaka would soon introduce the Ace 90. Another factor resulting in poor sales was the BSA dealers focus on the much larger 500cc and 650cc 4-stroke machines primarily intended for street use. The result was many Trail Broncs sat in the dealer show rooms and some - like the pictured example, were never sold!

maandag 1 november 2010

zaterdag 30 oktober 2010

WLN 32G 1969 D14 - 4 speed

"The best model to own and invest in. Lot's of power, good brake's, black chrome for polisching.
No excuses with this motorcycle, no silly misfires. "Oh it might be the plug the buyers says.... No sir! If a bantam is stored for a long periods of time, the crankshaft seals shrink. Thats your misfire and lack of power... Full engine strip down!" ccooeecat
Check on e-Bay

dinsdag 19 oktober 2010


bikestoremember has a very nice set of bike's for sale

A Bantam to start!


And a Dandy, Tigercub, ...

maandag 18 oktober 2010

donderdag 14 oktober 2010

Ace @ Antwerp

There is a cool pub in Antwerp (near the groenplaats) with a bantam in it!

maandag 11 oktober 2010

A Wip shot...

zondag 10 oktober 2010

Shopping for tire's

Heidenau K33 is a tube tyre designed to meet the needs of performance drivers. This classic profile features centre groove which enables excellent anti-shimming performance and straight-line drivability. The closely packed tread blocks ensures optimum rolling resistance and also creates good contact with the surface for well balanced driving. Offering outstanding vehicle handling capability, the deep grooves in the design assures superb water evacuation and enhanced wet traction. The advanced tread compound of this Heidenau gives longer tread life and prevents uneven tread wear. This powerful player has stiff sidewalls which improve lateral stability and cornering grip. This perfect on-road performer is very economical and is worth the money invested.

maandag 27 september 2010

Find the bantam!

Thanks to 6-Volts! The best moped club!

dinsdag 21 september 2010

Taping the Fenders!

Ready for the pinstripe!

maandag 20 september 2010

Bantam Bitter!

Last sunday there was the 6-Volt classic tour.
Around 50-60 pre 75 moped / motorcycles.
With a couple of visitors from the UK. Thanks for showing up!

More pic's and ride report on the 6-Volt Blog

zaterdag 18 september 2010

BSA Bushman D14/4

I am from South Africa, and inherit this BSA Bushman from what I can make out. It was bought here in the 1960's by my dad in law and he only used it for 3000miles, since then it was standing in the garage most of it's life.

zondag 12 september 2010

Bushman BSA

D14/4 supreme, Classic, touring outfit...

Bantam Sports clothes

If you ever go to a classic meeting. Try to dress to fit the bike....
A little gathering of pic's to inspire

It's British and well engineered

Something different, it's British and well engineered. Sorry but it only shows the bike from the waistline, but it conveys the engineering of this bike. It was built by the Winwood brothers who worked in the aerospace industry. This actual bike was ridden by Ross Winwood in the 1970 SSDT. It has an aluminium plate frame, screwed/bolted together in places and a billet turned headstock. 175cc BSA Bantam power plant with aluminium billet triple clamps (yolks) and I think either MP or REH front forks.

1968 BSA Bantam D14/4s sports MHA 960F

1968 BSA Bantam D14/4s sports MHA 960F
My first motorbike.
Sutton Park

1954 Bsa Bantam 150cc

A great (already sold) little bike. @ buy vintage With video!

Classic Motorcycle Trails

D7 Frame with brace.
BSA C15 Yokes and Forks (they fit streight in).
Widened S-ARM or fit cub S-ARM, (they fit streight in).
Longer rear shocks.
Sump sheild.
Cub hubs.
Small tank & seat.
Sammy Miller Footrests & Chain tensioner.
D7 engine with d10 175cc barrel (different ports) crank stuffers disk type to up the crank case compression, easy to make & fit if you have the motor in bits.
Open up and polish all barrel ports, make sure not to go too much because of piston ring damage.
Skim the head to up the compression ratio (not too much for trials use).
Amal Concentric carb & longer induction neck.
Hi-line exhaust.
Change sprockets for low gears, 12 tooth final drive sprocket and a 66 tooth rear sprocket.
For motorX they used to remove the flywheel & use a battery, up the compresion ratio (Todd head), Todd horse shoe crank stuffers, disc crank stuffers, piston stuffer, and the list goes on!

Todd was the Bantam tuning guru.

dinsdag 31 augustus 2010

BSA D10S Bantam Sport 175cc single
2-stroke (1966 - 1967)

donderdag 26 augustus 2010

Stan 'Tommy' Tucker

Bsa was the largest producer of motorcycles in the world and it was the Bantam that was to prove the most enduring and arguably the most popular British bike of all time. Small but perfectly formed, more than 500,000 Bantams were produced and sold by Bsa from 1948 until 1971 in a wide variety of configurations (road, trials and competition use). In its familiar and somewhat radical white and orange colour scheme, the Bushman variety offered a higher top gear ratio than the others and was particularly popular in rural New Zealand with its incredibly simple mechanics and light geometry. The Bantam holds a special place in New Zealand's motorcycle history. From its war effort origins to its being the basis of many backyard performance modifications for the grass tracks of the '50s and '60s, it was the Bantam that gave meaning to the word 'utilitarian' - inexpensive, simple and long-lasting. Even better, in amongst the big singles there was a growing number of riders who preferred the light simplicity of the Bantam - Stan 'Tommy' Tucker was one of them. Easily modified, the Bantam made a surprisingly competitive ride in the right hands and would quite often give the big singles a run for their money on tight courses. With its genuine patina and a particularly charming hand-painted 'Bushman' decal, this bike was acquired by Stan Tucker from one of his early apprentices in exchange for one of Stan's aging British singles and is accompanied by the original manual and ownership papers.