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Identify these bikes! / Re: Please help with the make of this bike
« on: February 19, 2018, 09:29:31 PM »
I had the bare-bones of a Model P some years back and that had a silencer reminiscent of this one, and the more I look at that pic the more similarities I can see. I reckon you could be right...

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British Bikes / Re: Old bike magazines are they a burden?
« on: February 14, 2018, 01:11:24 PM »
I have a load too, and I'm guessing they'll be dumped a couple of weeks after I pass on. Who wants them though? Any research, photo's or articles I can find instantly on this machine, and it saves the endless finger-cramping search up in the freezing cold (or stinking hot!) loft.
Does make me laugh when I see four Green 'uns for 20 on Ebay.....dreamers!

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British Bikes / Re: Royal Enfield Model D
« on: February 12, 2018, 09:03:50 AM »
I always like to lift the seals and see just how much (or how little) grease is in a bearing. Here we get SKF brand made in China and this is one I recently purchased to put in a front wheel. How long do you think it would have lasted at 60 mph?

That's bizarre. In industry no-one would dream of pulling the seal off a bearing to see how much grease is in there.
Only a thin smear is ever needed, and that bearing will last a lot longer at 60 than your bike would!

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British Bikes / Re: Royal Enfield Model D
« on: February 06, 2018, 07:02:50 PM »
Star Wars was accurate too. A load of bollix, but 100% accurate. ;)

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European and Other Bikes / Re: Whats this engine in 1930's Monet Goyon
« on: January 19, 2018, 10:12:17 AM »
I'm always a bit sceptical when sellers claim some sort of racing link, then in the next sentence say that they don't really know; still, it looks like a fun bike either way. The reg number doesn't appear to be age-related, so unless someone has done a ring-job then it seems the bike has been in the UK for some time rather than a Kempton dreamers bike.
Even if it had been an import in the early days of Ebay (as mine was) it would still be wearing an age-related plate.
Mine was a 1936 ALS2 (or ALS3, I forget) and even though it had an OHV engine with exposed hair-pin valve springs, 4-speed box, Webb-style girders and a soft-soldered pie-crust tank it was still dull, and soon sold back to French.

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British Bikes / Re: What's It Worth - '63 Trophy TR6
« on: January 17, 2018, 02:52:32 PM »
Wish I could find one like that for 3 grand.
{Hint hint...}

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British Bikes / Re: What's It Worth - '63 Trophy TR6
« on: January 16, 2018, 06:30:04 PM »
That could be a nice bike, but "new silencers"? They look dented and empty to me, and the forks/gaiters want sorting too.
Value always depends on where in the world you are, too.

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European and Other Bikes / Re: Whats this engine in 1930's Monet Goyon
« on: January 16, 2018, 09:21:12 AM »
Wrong model...this one's a 200cc Port-Stoppeur...

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Identify these bikes! / Re: Old monstrosity form a scrap yard needs ID
« on: January 14, 2018, 04:05:44 PM »
I wouldn't restore it in a million years, but I would rebuild it using another engine and trans.
{If I was in the market to rebuild something like that, and I liked outfits}
Chunky frame and diff rear end has to be adaptable and make a useful vehicle.

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Identify these bikes! / Re: Old monstrosity form a scrap yard needs ID
« on: January 14, 2018, 11:32:18 AM »
I bet some people would love to put a BMW or Ural engine in that!

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Identify these bikes! / Re: Old monstrosity form a scrap yard needs ID
« on: January 13, 2018, 04:28:04 PM »
But "our" bike has teleforks on it, and the Wehrmacht bike has girders, and the wheel's different too.
 Not convinced....

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Identify these bikes! / Re: Old monstrosity form a scrap yard needs ID
« on: January 11, 2018, 10:51:58 AM »
Machine gun or artillery piece? :o
Hmmm...I was thinking more potato delivery or somesuch mundane use.
Shame it wasn't a Kettenkrad as they fetch big money now.

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Identify these bikes! / Re: Old monstrosity form a scrap yard needs ID
« on: January 10, 2018, 10:51:35 AM »
Other than the rusted-through fork shroud it all looks solid enough to me.
Obviously every bearing etc is going to be shot, but a blasting and new paint would see that looking much better. Looks like it's got the standard Commie-crap rubber saddle to presumably post-war?

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British Bikes / Re: Massey & Massey Arran motorcycles
« on: January 08, 2018, 09:25:41 AM »
I don't know whether I'm lucky or unlucky, but I've never met this mythical rivet-counter yet.
Nearest I've had is some old duffer asking when Harley stopped making that Indian model....

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The Classic Biker Bar / Re: Aberdale near done!
« on: January 06, 2018, 09:50:12 AM »
It's just one that doesn't offer many riding opportunities today. Cheers,

I like the way you put that, and I think it's very true.
Personally I won't ride anything under 350 as below that are just too slow for modern road conditions.
Having said that, 350 Ajays and B31s are hardly road-burners either.. ;D

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