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maandag 31 oktober 2011

zaterdag 29 oktober 2011

vrijdag 28 oktober 2011

The bantam Girl of the month!

donderdag 27 oktober 2011

'Silent' short film from 1970 - precursor to Two Ronnies 'The Picnic' & 'By the Sea'. Similar in style to Benny Hill. This is edited to show just the cheeky bits.

Note to myself: The bantam rider get's the girls!

woensdag 26 oktober 2011

Rear shocks

Ready for finish varnish!

dinsdag 25 oktober 2011

The BSA Bantam 175cc worth of real bike

Some nice ad's posted by Cornish Rooster

maandag 24 oktober 2011

Modern classic trials

 Some pic's of a new bike with a classic D14 bantam engine.
Paul Munslow's Bsa bantam

zondag 23 oktober 2011

little dirtbike

BSA Bushman

zaterdag 22 oktober 2011

A very neat ex gpo bike!

vrijdag 21 oktober 2011


BSA Bantam
Nice GPO (and i love the rack!!!)

BSA Bantam

donderdag 20 oktober 2011


woensdag 19 oktober 2011


A very nice video of the 4 stroke bantam! (C15 :-) )

maandag 17 oktober 2011

Bantam D1

zondag 16 oktober 2011

The magic trip!

Looks like i'm heading off to the cinema!

zaterdag 15 oktober 2011

woensdag 12 oktober 2011

Bantam Restore Clips!

Thanks for this great vid!

dinsdag 11 oktober 2011

Holidays 1953

Some very very very nice roadtrip in 1953.
Warning: looking at the pictues will motivate you to travel with the bantam!

maandag 10 oktober 2011

Working on the bantam...

Autumn Service!
After a the summer time it's time to check the bike.
Bolt on some new parts & Finally fix that
jumping out of first gear
1st. Clean things up!
the broken sand blasting pot... grmblg!!!!!!
One rear demper done...
Right side of the rack done...

Hell Yeah!

zondag 9 oktober 2011

Why do i post this? Annoying tv!

zaterdag 8 oktober 2011

Beware of the Flowers Photostream!

Highlow Hall

Howden Dam

Very nice's bantam pic's from the Photostream from "Beware of the Flowers"!


vrijdag 7 oktober 2011

DKW Copy

I found this little motorcycle in the Motola motor museum in sweden.

The engine looks like the DKW unit!

But it's a NV motorcycle...

1951... Just after the war.
Wikipedia: Nymanbolagen (aka Nymans AB or just Nymans) was a Swedish bicycle, moped, and motorcycle manufacturing company in Uppsala, Sweden.

In 1947 Nymans Verkstäder in Uppsala, Lindblads Verkstäder (Amerikansk Cycleimport) in Stockholm and some minor bicycle companies, formed Nymanbolagen AB, situated in Uppsala, Sweden.

Nymans also manufactured small two cycle outboard boat engines.

In 1961 Nymanbolagen merged with the bicycle company Monark AB in Varberg, Sweden into Monark-Crescentbolagen or MCB. Later all production took place in Varberg.

The factory in Varberg is now owned by Grimaldi Industri AB via its bicycle company Cycleurope, also producing Bianchi, Gitane, Puch and some other brands.

donderdag 6 oktober 2011

The McPhee Bantams

When, early in 1956 Jim McPhee rebuilt a rigid-frame BSA Bantam for use in his Fremantle shop neither he nor anyone else had any idea that a partnership had been formed which was to change the entire history of 125cc motorcycle racing in WA and make the name McPhee Bantam a by-word throughout the sport.

woensdag 5 oktober 2011

DIY How to make custom length control cables.

Grabbed a small block of 1/2" scrap steel and drilled a 19/64 hole all the way through it. Clamped that on top of another piece of scrap steel
I then took an old junk cable I had lying around and began heating the end of the cable with the 'nub' on it (don't know what the official name is for them) Once it got hot enough I was able to to 'drip/drag' it into the 19/64 dia hole. I did that with a total of 3 cable ends. Then I patiently heated the small block of steel around the hole with the melted solder in it. Once it was sure it was completely melted (I stirred it with a small nail held by pliers) I inserted my trimmed cable into the mix I heated the cable a little before and after inserting it so the solder would get good penetration around the steel strands of the cable.
I held it there for 2-3 minutes while it solidified, then I ran cool water over the whole thing. Then I unclamped the small block and took it to my vise to drive the part out of the block.
I ended up using a bolt that was just the right diameter to drive it out.
And here it is...looks as good as the real thing!
Soon i'll try this out...

dinsdag 4 oktober 2011


Little bob(ber) they call it.

maandag 3 oktober 2011

Free amal manual

Did you now you can download your own FREE amal tuning guide ebook?

zondag 2 oktober 2011

Amal tuning guide

Bushmans carb tuning secrets. A great amount of detail about the setup of amal carbs.

zaterdag 1 oktober 2011

3 Day's left!

Do I Know You? Some serious butt kicking rock music!
New album out 3/10/11

George Cook

A very nice bike, ready to use! Daily!