My bantam Scrambler Project

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Re: My bantam Scrambler Project

Unread post by johnr » Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:45 am

iand, ive made a couple of changes to the trails rep c15 im building, so the higher trials bars that were on that bike are now available. you want them?

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Re: My bantam Scrambler Project

Unread post by Iand » Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:54 am

johnr wrote:iand, ive made a couple of changes to the trails rep c15 im building, so the higher trials bars that were on that bike are now available. you want them?
Thanks for the offer john, but I think i'll stick with the yamaha DT ones I've got for now, I like the look and feel of them, plus I think if I go anyhigher I may have to fit longer cables. ;)
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

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Re: My bantam Scrambler Project

Unread post by Iand » Thu May 07, 2009 2:33 pm

I've been a busy little bee hunting down bits and bobs, but haven't actually achieved an awfull lot so far,
bits i have collected:
1) bit of 3mm ali plate for the sumpguard, just need to make another 2 brackets to fit it on and trim it to shape,
2) yamaha DT handle bars (off ebay) , stripped, matt blacked (temporary) and fitted,
3) high level exhaust (thanks greeno and sfb) and ali heat shields (ebay),
4) tyres, 3.5 x 18 rear and 3.0 x 18 front (both off ebay £26 total), although they've not actually arrived yet!
5) a period bar end mirror, although i'm not sure whether or not to fit it yet,
6) a deep fat fryer basket to make a headlight mesh protector out of, just need to shink it down from 9" dia to 6" dia,
7) I've cut down the front mudguard, but i'm not really happy with the edges, need to roll them or smooth thenm out somehow, gonna make some new struts/brackets for it when the front tyre gets fitted, then i'll probably do the same with the rear one!
8) I actually fitted the new carb gaskets, petrol pipe and fuel tap bung so it doesn't actually leak anymore!!

so far i have spent a grand total of £130 on the stuff above, plus the original purchase price of the bike was £345,

here the new bars
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more pics to follow when i get home!
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

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Re: My bantam Scrambler Project

Unread post by Lone Wolf » Thu May 07, 2009 9:17 pm

Iand wrote:i'm not sure how high the back will be yet, i'll wait until i find some shocks the right sort of length and go from there.

i'm going to try to make it look like a bushman
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i think it'll have white cut down mudguards, and may go for a blue and chrome tank and side panels instead of the orange and white but thats a long way off for now!!
Wotcha.

That picture looks very familiar . . . oh, it seems I took it. :o
Cheers.
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Re: My bantam Scrambler Project

Unread post by Iand » Fri May 08, 2009 10:32 am

nice one lone wolf (you're not the same lone wolf on the aprilia forum are you?)
hope you dont mind me posting it, i stole it off google images after it came up as a search result!!
dont suppose you have any more photos of it do you? :D



Just booked the old girl in for the MOT for Next Saturday, got a new set of front brake shoes to fit before then, oh and seal up the exhaust too!
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

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Re: My bantam Scrambler Project

Unread post by Iand » Mon May 11, 2009 11:17 pm

Iand wrote:
Just booked the old girl in for the MOT for Next Saturday, got a new set of front brake shoes to fit before then, oh and seal up the exhaust too!
had a afternoon/evening today got lots done!
front brake replaced the shoes and cleaned it up, was going to paint it silver again but didn't have the time or the silver paint!
carb leak fixed,
exhaust leaks fixed,
front mudguard refitted so it is equal front and back and no longer rubs the tyre!
Gonna go over it tomorrow and check all the nuts and bots are tight, have a quick ride to check the front brake works alright, it did when i rode up the drive (all of about 5mph!)

MOT saturday here we come!!

and no i haven't fixed the intermittent 2nd gear or the knackered case threads, it'll have to stay as it is for now, it only weeps a little, as long as i keep the oil in the gearbox topped up i'm sure it will be fine until the end of year/winter rebuild!!
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

Buckinghamshire, UK

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Re: My bantam Scrambler Project

Unread post by Iand » Tue May 12, 2009 9:13 pm

Evening all, me again,

little update witha few photos although i feel a bit ashamed that this is all i've achieved when codger's crashed it rebuilt it and mot'd it in such a short time, ;)

anywho, i fitted the proper fuel tap plunger so i dont keep pulling the other one out (it should have had a groove in it but the first one i bought didn't so it had nothing to stop against!!

then i fitted the sump guard i made from 3mm aluminium 'borrowed' from my brothers work, cheers Chris! :D

i fitted the bar end mirror at the weekend, i find myself a little nervous riding without even a wobbly old thing to see the blue lights in!!
i used a 10mm cavity wall anchor bolt, you know the ones that open up as you tighten them, worked a treat!!!

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what do you think?

i've still got to finish the front mudguard and i'm waiting for the rear tyre to turn up, already got a part worn front knobbly waiting to go on!
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

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Re: My bantam Scrambler Project

Unread post by sfb » Tue May 12, 2009 9:33 pm

I think it looks lovely.

It's nice to see the high level exhaust being used - it looks really good.

Good luck with the MOT :D
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Re: My bantam Scrambler Project

Unread post by Greenbat » Tue May 12, 2009 9:37 pm

Nice! Does it run better with the bigger bore exhaust?

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Re: My bantam Scrambler Project

Unread post by Iand » Tue May 12, 2009 10:03 pm

cheers SFB couldn't have done the exhaust without you!!! ;)
Greenbat wrote:Nice! Does it run better with the bigger bore exhaust?
it seems to idle better yes, but as the old mot has run out i haven't taken it out properly yet, will try to get a quick once round the block/shakedown before the mot on saturday, i think i've sorted everythoing for the mot now anyway. although theres an intermittent horn fault, it randomly goes off, but when i came to look at it tonight no amount of playing around with the wires could get the horn to go off on its own, lets just hope it stays that way until after saturday!!!
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

Buckinghamshire, UK

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