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philmel

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PostSubject: The bantam lives   Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:27 am

Very Happy Just got the Bantam out of its shed ,put the battery in and the dam thing started after nine months on stale fuel! so I am booked in for MOT at 2pm so wish me luck bounce
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PostSubject: Re: The bantam lives   Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:36 am

Take the long way back when it passes, glorious day for tootling on an old 2 stroke sunny

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PostSubject: Re: The bantam lives   Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:54 am

Good luck, I'm sure it will be fine if your MOT place is sympathetic to older bikes!
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PostSubject: Re: The bantam lives   Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:27 am

Sad Dam it failed ! all the lights were working this morning now the dip has gone and the rear tyre is rubbing the chainguard , its hard to get exact sizes it seems Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: The bantam lives   Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:08 am

Oh poo! Can the guard be adjusted?*

*Hit with a large solid object.affraid

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PostSubject: Re: The bantam lives   Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:25 am

Phil,
I had a 3.00 18 tyre changed on the front for a 2.75 18, because the mudguard between the forks trapped it. The 2.75 18 seems alright.
I think a 3.00 18 Dunlop will be alright at the back, once the bottom bit of the mudguard is opened up a bit. Is the chainguard further inwards than the mudguard? I have yet to fit my chainguard. Really don't want to change that new tyre for a 2.75
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PostSubject: Re: The bantam lives   Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:52 am

Smile On the B 175 the chaingaurd sits in a joggle in the mudguard and it at that point the problem lies. There could be a solution in giving it a sound thrashing with a ball pein and a dolly Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: The bantam lives   Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:52 am

Phil, I may give up on the D14/4, I have now put the gearbox together a few times, but it does not change gear properly when tested. I must have the wrong selector or camplate, I have got the factory manual and have set the selector quadrant up correctly.
Just getting depressed with the amount of wasted time it is taking.
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PostSubject: Re: The bantam lives   Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:24 am

Smile Is the motor running ?
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PostSubject: Re: The bantam lives   Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:00 am

No, the crank, new seals and bearings are fine, the crankcases go together fine, but when I test the gearbox it changes gear but looks like its always in the same one.
I'm going to see a friend (Arthur good of Kent Daytona's) to get a second opinion, before getting rid.

Happy Birthday young man.
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PostSubject: Re: The bantam lives   Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:03 pm

Update
I did have the wrong top gear (one from a 3 speeder), I went to T&G's in Milton Keynes, (Bantam engine bottom end fits under the Tmax seat), I now have all gears correct until the final nip up of all the engine screws, then the mainshaft starts tightening up. Something to sort out tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: The bantam lives   Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:58 am

Engine is in frame and nearly ready to fire up, wiring just needs testing out, most of that is new, so nearly ready for the maiden ride.
I was always going to build a lightweight special, (something I can lift into the Berlingo), does anyone know of an early rigid frame D1 trials donor bike laying around anywhere, of course willing to pay reasonable money for it.
I will be using the D14 engine to power it.
My friends D10 is nearly ready for the MOT, so I can give him that back, we are going to ride them from London to Brighton for a good cause soon.
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PostSubject: Re: The bantam lives   Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:41 am

This is The North East | CommuniGate | Message Boards Dave I dont know if this link will work but if it does the bantam site on it has useful contacts Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The bantam lives   Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:35 am

Thanks Phil, interesting find.
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