On to the next!

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

woensdag 30 november 2011

Oh no! More Harley Hummer pic's!

My 1948 Harley Hummer
My 1948 Harley Hummer
Picture taken around 1962

maandag 28 november 2011

Gearbox assembly 101

Nice & Clean surface!

Gear checkup 356
 
Warning the gear shaft guide is not on it's place! *restart!*

How to place the kickstart spring!

Nice & tight assembled & tested!

Allmost perfect in line!

model D7 Ad

Nice ad's from sheldon's EMU

zondag 27 november 2011

zaterdag 26 november 2011

Lathe-Mill

Use a lathe as a mill!

vrijdag 25 november 2011

A Bsa bantam D7 blog!


donderdag 24 november 2011

Surflex clutch plate's








My new, very nice looking surflex clutch plate's!

Surflex replacement Clutch Plate for all BSA Bantams. 
Instant cure for clutch slip. Up-to-Date lining fitted. Thanks Rex!

woensdag 23 november 2011

Bantam Cylinder Studs


Some of the reasons of the compression loss was the bad thread on the old cylinder studs.
After carefull remove the old one's i had to fix the last (broken) thread.
Drill all the junk out, some studs positioning and a finish with 2K epoxy will hold it.
Time will tell! :-)

UPDATE: IT DOES NOT!!! USE A HELICOIL!!!

dinsdag 22 november 2011

Travels on a BSA Bantam




Do yourself a favor and read / buy this book! It's sure on my list of things i want to buy (when i'm rich)

maandag 21 november 2011

Cadwell onboard video

High revving 2 stroke bantam engine!



zondag 20 november 2011

BSA Bantam D7 Mountain Air, Cwmbran 1960s

BSA Bantam D7 Mountain Air, Cwmbran 1960s

The D7 variant of the popular BSA two stroke single which continued until the 1970s when BSA fell to Japanese competition.

zaterdag 19 november 2011

D14/4 up to B25 Starfire!

BSA Bantam D14/4 Cwmbran 1969


BSA Bantam D14/4 Cwmbran 1969 

BSA Bantam D14/4 Cwmbran 1969

My first motor bike, the BSA Bantam D14/4, bought second hand from RJ Ware, Commercial Street, Newport. I later upgraded to a BSA B25 Starfire.

BSA B25 Starfire  Brecon Beacons March 1970

My second and last motor bike, bought new from RJ Ware, Commercial Street, Newport (my first bike was a D14/4 BSA Bantam). After a carefree day driving around the Brecon Beacons, some idiot in a car came onto Pontymoile roundabout and knocked me off as I was driving around it. (Neither bike nor myself were badly damaged).

BSA B25 Starfire Birmingham University 1970

BSA B25 Starfire Birmingham University 1970
My second and last motor bike, bought new from RJ Ware, Commercial Street, Newport (my first bike was a D14/4 BSA Bantam). Visiting a friend studying at Birmingham University.








vrijdag 18 november 2011

donderdag 17 november 2011

Front number plate

1. Take a short M5 - M6 bolt
2. Cut a small line in it
3. Position
4. Weld

Enjoy another small detail on your Bantam!

woensdag 16 november 2011

Competition BSA bantam

Looks & Runs sweet!

dinsdag 15 november 2011

Harley Hummer boy!

Hell Yeah! Ready to impress the lady's!

maandag 14 november 2011

BSA Bantam D7 175

Very, very very very very nice D7!

zondag 13 november 2011

Peggy Thomas

World circling Bantam


zaterdag 12 november 2011

Rear speedo meter

I noticed today why my rear wheel speedo meter broke!

Quote:
"After fitting the drive-side bearing and its retainer, insert the spindle from the right-hand side and drive in the right hand bearing to the spindle shoulder. FIT THE DISTANCE PIECE (11) on to the spindle, then the speedometer gearbox taking care to mesh the driving dogs"

So when you don't place the "Distance piece" with i lost / didn't have when i bought the bike you just CRUSH the speedometer gearbox!

So that's fixed with some leftover metal and the lathe!

Somewhere close to sydney

Vintage BSA Bantam

Where did that nice blond girl go?

vrijdag 11 november 2011

Nice art by JerryCharlotte!

pin up

Pinup girl on a bantam!

D14 Clutch tool

How to Decompress the bantam clutch

donderdag 10 november 2011

Walkaround


woensdag 9 november 2011

125cc race engine












Found this 125cc race engine on e-bay... 300£ to start

BSA BANTAM 125 RACE ENGINE
CURIOSITY GOT THE BETTER OF ME SO I HAVE REMOVED THE HEAD AND BARREL
PISTON IS ON STANDARD BORE
ALLOY LINERED BARREL ALLOY CENTREPLUG HEAD
NEW PISTON
LOOKS TO BE UNRUN SINCE BUILD
ENGINE WILL BE SHIPPED STRIPPED
CARB AND STAND NOT INCLUDED
CUSTOM BARREL AND HEAD
EXACT SPEC UNKNOWN
PLEASE EMAIL ME FOR MORE INFO

dinsdag 8 november 2011

Youre a man now!


maandag 7 november 2011

185cc trails engine!

BSA Bantam engine rebiult for trials use. Bored to 185cc. lowered gearing on both cranck shaft and output shaft. New clutch plates. new bearings, seals and gaskets. Modified Montesa 315 kickstart. Modified TY175 exhaust. Think it sounds well.

zondag 6 november 2011

Slippery Bantam clutch?!

"Clutch plate dismanteling & inspection"

Take off the clutch cover plate, retained by three small screws with spring washers. Now, using service tool No. 61-319 compress the clutch springs to allow the large plate retaining circlip to be removed.

  Remove the tool, and lift off, and lift off the retaining plate complete with springs and cups. The pressure plate, and friction plates can now be taken out for inspection. Take care not to loose the mushroom headed push rods which fits in the end of the mainshaft. 
If the clutch plates or springs are the only items requiring attention the clutch not be dismantled any further.

New clutch springs hae a free length of 1-9/64" (29 mm) and if this length has reduced by more than 1/32" (0,8 mm) it is recommended that a new set be fitted
27 mm instead off 29mm
The four driving plates have segments of a special friction material securely bonded to the metal.

All these segments should be complete and unbroken. Even if there appears to be no damage to the plates or segments, the overall thickness of each segment should be measured. The thickness of a new driving plate is 1/8" (3,2mm) and if the wear is excessive the plates should be renewed.


3 mm instead of 3,2
The tags on the outer edges of the plates should be a reasonable fit in the housing slots. If there are any burrs on the tags, renew the complete plate.

The three driven plates should be free from score marks, and must be perfectly flat. To check the latter lay the plate on a piece of plate-glass, if it can be rocked it is obviously buckled and must be replaced with a new one.






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