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Old 17th May 2012, 15:50   #16
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Yes it is a Bantam 250 two stroke BSA. The rigid frame version of this had hand gears but not this one

These were quiet common till the mid nineties
It is a 150cc two stroke BSA Bantam
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To restore or to "retain"
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and another family heirloom :
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one more stuck in family disputes
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Wow an early V twin. I would suggest a restoration. I sure she will look beautiful post restoration, under your watchful hands.


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Request you to identify the model of all the above bikes

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1925 AJS E2 V Twin 8 HP

An early Matchless reported to be a 10 HP twin

1920's BSA 550 cc
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Mr Chauhan, I would request you to please restore the bikes. They deserve it. I am sure your only holding out until the dispute is resolved. It would be great if you would have old photos of when these bikes actually ran in your family.
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Good Day Sir ,

I will be commencing work on the AJS after the RADCO and the PERAK.

I am in the process of acquiring the BSA , the MATCHLESS is stuck in family disputes ( not my family ).

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Since it is so complete and apparently all original (paint, chrome?), I would leave it unrestored as a display if it were mine. Its only original once! And I think it looks fantastic as is... remember the Bugatti at the bottom of the lake?
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Clean and retain. There is an autoglym product which fascinated me called paint renovator. Get hold of it and get the original detail out what is there of it. No touch up

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My new restoration project BSA bb31 1955, with upto date doc. till 2026.
It took me good 15yrs to convince the last owner to handover his youth-full
motorcycle to me.
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My new restoration project BSA bb31 1955, with upto date doc. till 2026.
It took me good 15yrs to convince the last owner to handover his youth-full
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15 years !!

Congrats! Looks like an interesting project.
Is that an original Lucas Altette horn?
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... remember the Bugatti at the bottom of the lake?
Karl, Have you seen the BMW in the cupboard...
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With the frame lying next to that...
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Hasn't been in there as long at the Bugatti though...
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Karl, Have you seen the BMW in the cupboard...With the frame lying next to that...Hasn't been in there as long at the Bugatti though...
My guess is that this is one of two
Recently I came across a R12 fork, tank and two hubs. It may now make sense to collect R12 parts.

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My guess is that this is one of two
Recently I came across a R12 fork, tank and two hubs. It may now make sense to collect R12 parts.

Cheers harit
Harit, the bike is so huge that only one would fit in the small cupboard. If you came across parts then maybe a bike has been broken up. Wonder where, not the pune bike nah which was with Chris?

By hubs you mean the brake drums? Find out if they have anything more like rims, rear portion of the mudguard, headlamp shell and the rear drive. That I don't have. You know in 1982 (wow that was so long ago. Karl are you reading) I bought a bike and made the mistake not collecting the sidecar. Procrastinator that I am. And then I saw a similar side car on an BSA in 2007 at a rally. Another BSA had a Steib Sidecar. I bet that Royal sidecar was mine. Actually still is.

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