I put the points back in, set the gap, and checked the timing - then came the moment of truth: is Little Willie going to start or not? After switching on the petrol, tickling the carburettor and the closing the air filter, it was time to kick and see! But two kicks was all it took, then the D7 burst into life amidst a cloud of smoke! I ran the engine for about 10 minutes and the bike didn't miss a beat. Unfortunately, today has been wet again so I couldn't take a Little Willie four road test. Maybe tomorrow. . . fingers crossed!
I've been the proud owner of a 1965 BSA Bantam D7 since 1991, affectionately known as Little Willie (Wilhelmina) and love to take her out for a ride so that others can see her.