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Wanted Bikes / Honda 50, 65 or 90cc Motorcycle
« on: May 13, 2006, 06:38:43 PM »
Hi all,

I hope someone out there can help.

Honda Motorcycle (not stepthru) wanted.

Model designations are as follows:-


A good price will be paid for suitable machinery.


Wanted Bikes / Villiers 197 engined bike
« on: May 13, 2006, 06:46:07 PM »
Hi all,

I would like to purchase a Villiers 197 engined bike any make or post-war year considered.

I will pay a good price for a good machine.

No AMC engined bikes considered.


Site Feedback / Appropriate "topics"?
« on: May 13, 2006, 02:16:55 PM »
Hi Nigel, and contributors,

Congradulations on your excellent site, which I have found to be generally interesting, invoking not a little nostalgia on my part.

I wonder, however at the relevance of the following three "topics", one of which appears to be trying to sell some sort of useless trinket and the other two, judging by some of the links, something to do with drugs.;action=display;num=1147489062;action=display;num=1147479043;action=display;num=1147477723

I have not followed any of the links as actions like this may not be safe, and I would advise others to beware.

I would be interested in the opinions of Vintagebike and others on these "topics".

A. ???

European and Other Bikes / Ex-Luftwaffe NSU
« on: January 11, 2008, 12:37:09 PM »
Hi Guys,
I recently aquired a NSU which the previous owner had bought over 20 years ago which he had never tried to start and had stood in a museum for some time before that.
It reputedly saw service at a anti-aircraft battery in Northern France, the owner believing the year of manufacture to be 1937 and the capacity to be 500cc.
The machine carries a reg. no. WL742161 with frame and engine numbers 10986** and 3375** respectively, and looks very similar to the NSU OSL501 model, which I believe was produced from about 1930 onwards.
Information about these machines appears to be difficult to find, a Google search yielding less than 20 results with all of these being in German.
If anyone could point me towards information on the model or even be able to relate personal experience of a similar machine, I would be very grateful.
When the weather improves a little, I will take some photographs and post them.
A big thank-you to all who read this and I look forward to learning some more about this interesting machine.
Best Regards.

British Bikes / Matchless grasstracker
« on: September 29, 2008, 08:12:25 AM »
Hi guys,

I recently aquired a Matchless G85CS "EMMOTT" engined bike with a plate attatched to the top yoke which says "500cc MATCHMAKER IRELAND". The machine appears to be a grasstracker; it has a speedway type fuel tank, brakes front and rear and a Norton (I think) gearbox and clutch.

It carries a hand painted competition number 447, probably from it's last competitive meeting. Did grasstrackers carry the same number all season?

I would be grateful if anyone can help with the history of this machine as I can't find much about grasstrack machines or history on the web. Also, I wonder, does MATCHMAKER refer to a club?

I look forward to any information which will help.

Thanks in anticipation.


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