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    jimtunney94
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    Hi guys, not sure how well followed this forum is but I’ll try anyway.

    Im in need of an opinion from someone who knows about bikes!

    6 months ago sadly my dad passed away unexpectedly, like me he’d never rode a motorbike but it was his dream to one day have a BSA Bantam. It would probably have never left his garage but he always wanted one none the less.

    I would like to carry on his dream and have one. I love the idea of restoring one to its former glory, only im 24, a full time bench joiner and have no experience with motorbike engines or restoration.

    I am however very motivated and eager to learn. You can be brutally honest with me here.. am I being stupid or is this possible with the right guidance?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated

    Thanks

    Jim

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    delellis1
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    Jim,
    Your not crazy, the problem would be in finding right the bike. If you are able to find one that can be restored there are a number of online sources that carry parts for the BSA Bantam. Rather than reinvent the wheel, it might be better to buy a bike that is mostly or complete. I have seen online some really nice Bantams for sale.

    delellis1

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