My 1966 BSA Bantam D7 Super Restoration

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244 Comments

Reply bsarestoration
12:47 PM on April 27, 2017 
Please sign my guestbook, what Bantam you have, where you are and so on please
Reply JOHN MC ALORAN
6:16 AM on November 6, 2016 
Working on a D7 Bantam at present. Have just ordered some bits. Hope to have the engine finished over the next few weeks to get it up and running.
Regards John Mc Aloran
Reply Ricardo Alves
4:41 AM on February 2, 2016 
Hi,

I'm collecting a 1965 BSA D7 Super this week. I am based in South Africa (Johannesburg) and would be interested in contacts for spares in South Africa.

Thank you for the helpful info on the site.

Regards Ricardo
Reply mike
1:28 PM on July 26, 2015 
hi i have a1968 bantam D14 where do i buy this item19- 445 Condenser D10, D14 etc £2.45 thanks mike
Reply Anthony Griffiths
11:07 AM on May 8, 2015 
very usefull site am considering buying a d7 soon
Reply PeteDuke
9:12 AM on April 15, 2015 
Looking for a restoration Bantam and really need as much information and assistance as I can.
Great deal of enthusiasm, low on knowledge, but plenty of time.
Reply Nick O
7:13 PM on December 6, 2014 
Great site. I have just got a 1966 Bantam D7. Basket case. Wiring is pretty butchered up. I believed it to be the 2 switch type. Not sure yet. put in new piston and rings............ Hope to get it to fire soon!
Reply Art Taylor
3:57 AM on December 5, 2014 
I just aquired a 1959 bantam d7,here in Newfoundland Canada,all excited to add this to my collection.
Reply Jon Harry
11:58 AM on November 8, 2014 
Great site, a good read, I am sure it will help me in my restoration.

I was a bit surprised to see some of the BSA were +earth I wonder if that change later on. something not to be taken for granted.

Last weekend I took a July D175 Bantam out of a dry Attic
It is all in bits it was bought by my wife's father around 1985 and then stripped.
Less than 3000 on the clock ? but the clock is broken ? and he must have ordered a new clock so I can't be sure of the true mileage.

The colour is a bit odd metallic purple (guess I need a match), and the bodywork is in good nick still has paint under the mudguards.

I am thinking of not doing a spray job and just leave all the chips and scratches, but remove the horrid white stick on line from the tank, then one day when I know it is all working I may do a full rebuild and paint job.

After unpacking looks like the is only one rear shock, no chain, the spare clutch is worrying ().

Other interesting spares are a SSteel handlebar (not same shape ) and a SSteel exhaust, nice and shiny.

All the best
Jon
Reply kingsley Howarth
11:26 AM on October 11, 2014 
Very useful for me. Been restoring a D7 for about 18 months. Hope it gets finished.