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    BSA Bantam 4 Cylinder I kid you not

    Spotted at an informal bike meet at my local pub,Bantam chassis, mono shock and twinshock, Ariel Arrow cylinders, RG500 bottom half, sounded mint, crazy
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    Pretty cool. Are they custom cylinders? Don't look Bantam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoofhearted View Post
    Pretty cool. Are they custom cylinders? Don't look Bantam.
    Nope, still Ariel Arrow............

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    Wow - monoshock AND twin shocks.

    Take that, hipsters!

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    Thanks Modelman. They rang a bell but I couldn't connect the dots. CRS, old age, the sun was in my eyes etc.
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    Wicked cool. Thanks for posting.
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    mmmmmm.....flatslides....
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    Anyone else notice two front calipers? Or cringe at the plumbing trap off the rear cylinders? I am sure the builder has good reason for going to all that work vs just moving the chambers back to make the length equal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raven View Post
    Anyone else notice two front calipers?
    I did, but I have seen it before and didn't think anything of it. Think of it as a split 4 piston caliper.

    Or cringe at the plumbing trap off the rear cylinders? I am sure the builder has good reason for going to all that work vs just moving the chambers back to make the length equal.
    Go look at the nest of snakes in most racing snowmobiles if you really want to cringe. I think the point was to keep the bike narrow here instead of being wide around the seat. it's probably a 300lb bike at most and a stock bantam makes single digit hp so it isn't like he needs to squeeze every pony out of the corral.

    I also noticed that he mounted the stand rollers where the passenger pegs on the arm were formerly mounted and yet it has a dual seat which lead to a reallf funny image in my head of a petit passenger with her arms and legs wrapped around the rider.
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    I'd ride it. Are the arrow heads one piece for each pair of jugs?
    That rear suspension must either have some hella soft springs, or ride like a hardtail.
    To me, it would be a cooler story if it was built a long time ago, rather than cobbled together in the past decade.
    Kinda like Marc's Kawi featherbed is cool because it was built back when the featherbed was still one of the better handling frames out there, and somewhat plentiful, where now it would.be kind of a shame to see someone take apart a good Norton to stick a Jap motor In it.
    Not to imply that I know when it was built, just stating which circumstance would be more interesting to me. Either way, I like it.
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