BSA Bantam kick start

Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by John Holt, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. John Holt

    John Holt Guest

    When I finally got my 'new' D14/4 to run and put the silencer on I was a bit
    distressed to find that the kick start didn't clear it. I put a big dent in
    the only bit of shiny chrome left on the bike and assumed that the kick
    start lever that came out of the cardbord box full of spare bits wasn't the
    right one. Since then I have looked all over and everyone says that the
    thing I have is the correct one for the model and I even saw a very nice and
    well restored bike at a show with the same lever and the same dent in the
    Since the exhaust had survived 30 years without a dent I must have done
    something wrong. I can't see how to move the silencer at all. Any
    (Throwing the whole lot in a skip has been suggested more than once so
    something a bit more constructive would be good). Thanks.

    John Holt, Jul 22, 2003
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    Mark Guest

    John Holt typed:
    With everything correct the kick-start lever Does clear the silencer so,
    Incorrect silencer (pattern part?)
    Misalignment of front downpipe
    Couple of good pages for bantam bits and bodges.
    Mark, Jul 22, 2003
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    Speedgazebo Guest

    Yu have got a D10 silencer, they look almost identical but the kickstart
    hits it.
    I had the same problem a few years back when, unable, to get a D14/4
    silencer I bought one for a D10 with the assurance that "they all fit". Do
    they bollocks.

    Hope this helps
    Speedgazebo, Jul 23, 2003
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    John Holt Guest

    Speedgazebo wrote in message ...
    Thanks, I'm sure that is it. As I said the silencer is in pretty good
    condition compared to the rest of the shiny bits so it is probably not the
    John Holt, Jul 26, 2003
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