In a word... YES!
Today, was the day, after several weeks of working on his BSA Bantam - fitting it in with his other work commitments - that Hughie had that feeling of intense satisfaction as his D14/4 burst into life after a third kick - and after many years languishing in someone's shed! (Not Hughie, the bike!)
After a few initial teething problems - which most Bantam owners have grown to expect - such as corroded connections and faulty electrical circuits, after checking with a multimeter then earthing the plug and switching on - a spark was seen to leap from the plug! Then a quantity of two-stroke fuel was poured into the tank and - WOW! - the engine burst into life.... and kept going! Not only that but it sounded really healthy, so Hughie couldn't resist the temptation of taking his first ride
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.