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1949 D1 BSA Bantam
Restoration Diary
As Found

April 1999
As found. 1949 Engine and frame.Probably incorrect rear guard. No toolbox. Very bad condition. Don't know if engine turns over.

The Engine!
A curious hybrid of the old 125cc head and possibly a wide-fin D1 barrel of later vintage. An original barrel came with the bike but will need some work.

The Sparky Side.
Original D1 electrics. Modification (the screw-top petrol can cover) is non-standard! The alloy clip fastened cover may be difficult to find as they had a tendency to fall off.