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maandag 29 augustus 2011

Bsa Bantam by Owen Wright

After having it laying to long on my book shelf i found some time to read & write about it...

BSA Bantam by Owen Wright

BSA bantam by Owen Wright
190 page's with mostly text and great pictures & ad’s.

I like bike's that have a story behind them. The Bsa Bantam is a very good example of this. It’s not a bike with the most glamour’s lifestyle but it has so much more!

Owen Wright has made a very good book about the bike, some time ago.
The book has one big main development story and from time to time a side story.
It’s about using the bike, maintaining a daily driver, some glimpse about travel story’s.

It also tells how to make it fast, what points you need to watch and where to invest.
Even the GPO & postal bike’s have a nice place in the book!

Main story:
From the early days before the wars, about the factory, the corporate takeover, ...
In what world the D1 got it’s stand in the BSA range and kept in production & development. What they changed and why. Design wise and for the maintaining! You won’t get a technical spec sheet with how many air you need to pump up your tire’s.
But you will know what tire they used at that time for a spare part! He even explains you, why you should be glad you have a bantam instead of another bike!

The search from BSA for a rival, for the many Italian style vespa’s & lambretta’s.
Experiments with different new engine’s and how they turned out. The creation of the Beagle with pressed frame. And how the Japanese made a moped after it!

And later on about how Honda made the change. Not about the big CB750. Who was a big dreambike. But how they build a first factory in Europe (Belgium) and made a cub & a Honda dream, who changed the world for lightweight bike’s forever. How BSA could not match the finish of the Honda. But still got a big amount of followers, who loved the simple bike.

The following redesign with the famous 4 speed gearbox, the experiment with auto lube and a how blabliblabla as a new director made the famous BSA bushman a fact. With modern colors and a modified frame! How eventually BSA turned it’s back to small motorcycles and focused on superbike’s.

Thank god the story does not end there! You get a nice idea of many victory’s with bantams. What & how you can find information on how to make your bantam faster without losing to much reliability.

From the book you get a lot of ‘bang for the pound’ much like the bantam (once) was!
Nice written out for you.

I totally enjoyed the book on my 2 weeks holiday trip to Sweden and I now I will fall back on it sometimes
Ruben Deboosere 8 / 08 / 2011



zondag 28 augustus 2011



donderdag 25 augustus 2011

B175 Start and Ride!

maandag 22 augustus 2011

'68 Bantam Bushman (Export Model).


'68 Bantam Bushman (Export Model).

Running on Comma 2T oil at 200ml/5 litres. Any suggestions on better mixture, do let me know !

zaterdag 20 augustus 2011


donderdag 18 augustus 2011

1 month left!




YOU HAVE ONE MONTH LEFT TO PLAN YOUR TRIP TO GULLEGEM
50° 50' 33.81" N 3° 12' 7.49" E! (Belgium)

There will be a lot of festivity's with one of it a pre 1975 moped / motorcycle tour!
Lot's of fun, good stella and lot's of 2stroke power!

Picture's of last year: Click here

I hope to see some off you, and you are very welcome!

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vrijdag 12 augustus 2011

Bantams in germany



My Wife and I succesfully attended the 48th international bsa rally at lorely on the rhine near koblenz.We trailered them there in one day, all 540 miles of it. The scenery really is quite stunning Cool Heres a vid ,its mostly photos but also a high speed pass!

maandag 8 augustus 2011

Motorcycle safety!



No bantam to be seen! Must be the safe's bike in the world!

dinsdag 2 augustus 2011

Early D1 Action!