My little Bantam

My little Bantam
D7 1966

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Getting there

Slide the fork legs into the stanchions......................
pour in 175ml of 20w/50 oil
put the washer before screwing the top nut on
Add the small nut onto the spring
tighten using a socket set


  1. Just a quick question: I notice your stanchions aren't flush with the top of the top yoke - I can't seem to get mine to come flush. Was that as far as you could get yours or just where you decided to put them?

  2. The stantions should just slot into the top yolk you may need to bounce the front up and down before you tighten them up so they fall into the correct place....then fasten the pinch bolts on the bottom yolk.......your stantions should be a slight cone on the end and the yolks should match ......hope this helps

  3. Thanks Paul.

    If yours are in right - mine are too. I remember the taper on the end I just assumed they would end up seated flush.

    That's good news - I'll do up the pinch bolts and crack on with the rest of it.

    If at any point you are pulling your side covers apart and few pictures of how they go together would be hugely helpful....! :-)

  4. Great Blog!! That was amazing. Your thought processing is wonderful. The way you tell the thing is awesome. You are really a master

    1. Thank you ....... i will have more to come but have been busy with work of late !