My trusty old bantam has had to have a rebuild, full total, every nut and bolt rebuild!
It started when I went for that ride to the Cotswolds a couple of months ago. She lost 1st and 2ng gears leaving me with just 3rd and 25 miles to get home.
I stripped the engine and found the reason why:
It would appear I fitted the gear the wrong way round so it wasn't meshing properly.
Anyway couple of months on, she's been fully stripped, shot blasted and powder coated, I've just started rebuilding her in the evenings after work.
Here's the progress,
Now has front forks fully fitted and subframe and rear shocks on too.
I've been polishing the tank today, fitting the pin stripes and badges,
Along way to go yet, including rebuilding the engine,
Wish me luck!
1960 lambretta Li125 sold; 2001 Honda CG125 sold; 2006 Yamaha FZ6 sold; 1980 Kawasaki Z500 sold; 1967 BSA Bantam D10; 2008 Aprilia Shiver sold; 2010 KTM Duke 690R; 1954 BSA Bantam; 1980ish Kawasaki Z200