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The Star and Garter / Re: Classic TT and Manx GP
« on: 05 July, 2018, 21:34:57 »
I'm just along the road at St Johns FC in my motorhome.. Taking 3 bikes... c12, A7SS and Gollner Bantam for the twinshock trial...   Griff

The Star and Garter / Classic TT and Manx GP
« on: 04 July, 2018, 18:38:43 »
   Do we have many members going over to the 'Island' for the Manx ?  OK they call the first part the Classic TT. Would be nice to have a bit of a get together sometime. I'll be at Jurby for the festival and we could use my camper awning as a meeting point or we could meet at one of the myriad of good pubs over there.. Anybody interested ?    Griff   

Bantam / Re: She's running sweet, now she'll smell sweet.
« on: 04 July, 2018, 17:54:41 »
Be careful putting 'R' in fuel as it has a nasty habbit of gumming the piston rings and causing havoc with the bore... Seen plenty that have done that.....   Griff

The Star and Garter / Re: More registration ! !
« on: 29 June, 2018, 20:32:25 »
Forgot to add the bike is a Gollner Bantam Trials bike. Loads of history ....  Griff

The Star and Garter / Re: More registration ! !
« on: 29 June, 2018, 20:31:07 »
  Seems the frame number is a bit baffling (to me)  XC13014 D14B   . Could that be right ?  Have a slight showing of D14 3 (could be B) and very faint 014 two spaces away. Only just visible with a magnifying glass and good imagination...  Griff

The Star and Garter / More registration ! !
« on: 29 June, 2018, 18:33:57 »
  Just sorting my Bantam out for registration. Found the frame number with no problem but alas the past owner has polished out the engine number. It's the same engine that was in the bike in 1978 (article in Motorcycle) but will I be able to convince the powers that be.... Griff

Singles / Bantam D14 engine number.....
« on: 28 June, 2018, 21:32:01 »
  Any idea as to where the serial nnumber is located on a D14 engine. Found the frame number at the bottom of the frame... Griff

Singles / Re: B40 clutch
« on: 26 June, 2018, 13:27:25 »
 Put the new cable on and went along the top tube. Works well and happy with the results. I made sure the cable ws well lubricated before fitting....   Griff

Singles / B40 clutch
« on: 16 June, 2018, 09:28:06 »
Route for a B40 clutch cable ? Whilst having the bike up in the air I think the clutch cable should be changed (cracks in the outer cover) What is the best route to run the cable as at present it goes between the main chain. I think it should run behind the chain and clutch so as to be less chance of damage...  Is that the normal route.... Oh yes it's a B40T..   Griff

Singles / Re: B40T swinging arm bushes...
« on: 15 June, 2018, 19:41:28 »
Bushes in and reamed. A few delicate taps with a lump hammer and all is home and greased. Back wheel in again to-morrow then dirty again on Sunday. Grand week as all flowed (so far) to plan. Griff

Singles / Re: B31 not starting
« on: 13 June, 2018, 18:58:53 »
Mine was easy to start for me. The chap I sold it too thought it was a pig until I went and showed him yet again how to start the beaut. Now he is as happy as can be, he's got the 'knack' .   Have a word with the bloke you bought it off and try to get him to come and go through how he 'cracked-it' . He' be a bit miserable if he wouldn't help make you a happy bunny. If your anywhere near South Cheshire I could pop over and give a hand...    Griff

Singles / Re: B40T swinging arm bushes...
« on: 10 June, 2018, 08:25:17 »
Yes , thought the same myself as these have lasted best part of 60 years. Will not be around for that amount of time myself .. 135 and riding a trialer.... Griff

Singles / Re: B40T swinging arm bushes...
« on: 09 June, 2018, 21:54:52 »
 Had a lucky day. Hit the spindle with a lump hammer and drift and the thing flew out. Second hit.... Question.. Is it worth putting in roller bearings to replace the bronze bushes ? If using the bushes would it need a reamer to fit them to the new  spindle.... Griff

Singles / Re: B40T swinging arm bushes...
« on: 21 May, 2018, 20:53:02 »
Thanks lads , just as I thought , a pig. Got a big 'ammer but not too much energy now-a-days as age is creeping up. I'll have a go and if Mabel does not give the money (age tester) I'll batter the bugger out....  ;D   Griff

Singles / B40T swinging arm bushes...
« on: 21 May, 2018, 15:00:42 »
  I have to change the bushes in my B40 swinging arm. Quite a bit of movement laterally so it must be done to use on roads between sections, Having never tackled this before is there any easy way to do this job ? Yes I have no doubt parentage, stress and big hammers come into a job last done 57 years ago.. All tips heeded unless a trapped finger is involved.. Thanks   ::)   Griff

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