Author Topic: Corrrect Speedo for a D3 Bantam  (Read 257 times)

Offline doughobbs

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Corrrect Speedo for a D3 Bantam
« on: August 25, 2021, 08:10:30 PM »
Hey folks,

Which scale is the correct one for a D3 Bantam (a D shaped smiths speedo) - 55, 65 or 70 mph? Am trying to find out for a friend with a D3 and we are seeing images of all three speedo's on the web!

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Re: Corrrect Speedo for a D3 Bantam
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2021, 11:28:27 PM »
This would seem to indicate that the speedo for the D1 to D3 was the same.
https://www.classicbikepartscheshire.com/speedometer-tachometer-c41/bsa-bantam-d1-d3-genuine-smiths-speedometer-0-55-mph-refurbished-p3062

The later 150cc and 175cc ones would likely require a few more mph on the scale ...
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Re: Corrrect Speedo for a D3 Bantam
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2021, 09:58:25 AM »
You can discount the 70mph speedo as that was reserved for the C12. I wasn't aware they made a 65mph job (could be wrong) so that leaves the 55mph one for the older Bantams (D1/D3).
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Re: Corrrect Speedo for a D3 Bantam
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2021, 08:00:16 AM »
But they were cheap round magnetic things, and not D shaped Chrono's.

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Re: Corrrect Speedo for a D3 Bantam
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2021, 10:38:09 PM »
Quite so. But I was putting them in context.