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1949 D1 BSA Bantam
Restoration Diary
April 2001

April 2001

Since the last update the project has proceeded very slowly. Tyres are now fitted to both rims and an old "scrambler" bantam purchased. The purchased bike has a 1949 frame (to replace my incorrect 1950 frame) and the engine appears to have a working gearchange shaft. I am presently waiting for the last load of painting to be finished before re-assembly commences.

The purple horror! Complete with correct 1949 frame and working gearchange indicator shaft.

I also have purchased a reproduction flat rigid muffler - see the Merlin Motorcycle Spares web site for details of their products.

To keep me occupied while I have been waiting for things to happen with my '49, I bought this lovely 1957 plunger D1. Maybe the next project after the 49!