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The Classic Biker Bar / Help needed with engine displacement size ??
« on: February 11, 2019, 06:23:46 PM »
Hi, can someone confirm I have got this calculation using a online displacement calculator right. I bought a old 30s bike some years ago with a incorrect for bike engine in but still have not managed to ID the make of engine or the size. I was told by last owner they thought it was a 250 and also they thought it was a Villiers 250R. I have discounted that. it is a 2 stroke twin port combined barrel and head. Anyway I today pulled the engine out as wanted to get damaged fins repaired and a hole by one of the screw on exhaust outlets fixed. I have measured the bore at 68.5mm and the piston from its very bottom of stroke to very top of stroke travels 75mm. According to the online calculator I used it is a 276cc ? Have i got this right ? I was very sceptical about it even being a 250cc as it looks a quite small engine. With the angled top on the piston does this have any bearing.
  Cheers Jon

Identify these bikes! / Can anyone ID this 1920's 30's bike ?
« on: February 10, 2019, 03:42:04 PM »
hi, Can anyone ID this old bike from this photograph. The photo shows a friends Grandmother and they say it was taken in 1927 But I know where the photo was taken and I am sure the houses behind were not built to around 1932 so if the bike is post 1927 I am probably correct and they owe me a fiver :) Also would be good to let them know what my friends Grandfather was riding back then.
              Cheers, Jon

Identify these bikes! / ID this fuel tank ?
« on: October 09, 2018, 01:12:22 PM »
Hi guys, not much to go on with this I am afraid but maybe someone will know. Just got back from local auction viewing. One lot has a lot of vintage bike parts and a really nice fuel tank. Sadly I did not have camera or phone with me. The tank is missing the emblems but they would clip on. has knee pads and around the bottom edge is a fitted rubber beading that would be factory. I would think its 50's or 60's ? The other thing that may help is the fuel filler cap that looks original to the tank has what I think is a Hare running on. Any ideas ? I would think all the old bike parts that are with it come from the same bike.
 Cheers, Jon

Identify these bikes! / Any help with ID of this 1900's frame ?
« on: June 14, 2018, 12:43:45 PM »
Hi, got this frame yesterday. Last owner remembers it being in family from at least 50's and he is now mid 80's. Around 20 years ago he looked through library books and thinks he id it as a Werner ? I must admit being such a old bike I had never come across it. Anyway he never had benefit of Internet so just went with that. I looked up a Werner but I am not 100% it is. It looks to have a few slight differences to me. I did find a few other very early bikes it could be like maybe a Peugeot? . Any ideas ? The main cross bar is 1.25" tube and it is quite long at 27" between fittings. It has a 8" space down to lower cross bar and I would think the max dimension of wheel and tyre would be around 27.5". Has belt drive built in kinks in rear left side. Has a number stamped a bit faint in saddle post fitting that looks like 15491. It has been painted with red led but was black under, maybe someone could possibly remove with care if wanted it original. Still looks and feels in very good order for age.

European and Other Bikes / Whats this engine in 1930's Monet Goyon
« on: January 15, 2018, 07:02:34 PM »
Hi, In my garage I have this old French bike. Its a 1930 Monet Goyon S17 with a incorrect tank on. Never really do much with it but I sort of like it. I have never been able to find out what the engine is. Its not correct for the bike as been on the French MG site in the past. No one there could ID it. I was told when I bought the bike it was a Villiers 250R, have not been able to find that engine ether and it looks a bit small to be 250 but have not had it apart to sure. Its a twin port with a nice bronze Amac carb. The exhaust connections at the head are screw threaded. The number I can see is very worn. Any ideas ? 

European and Other Bikes / Bench starting Zundapp Bella engine
« on: January 11, 2018, 02:17:57 PM »
Hello. Hopefully this is a easy question for people with electrical circuit ignition experience. I would like to start this engine without any of the bikes wiring in place. It looks and hopefully is simple. Really all connections are in generator case. First Bella's need a battery to start unlike most 2 stroke engines. There are only 3 connections in generator. As far as I can work out 1 is for lighting and battery charging and one or is it 2 for starting. The engine earths through frame of bike so as its 6v do I just need to connect live battery wire to the blue wire connection No 15 or Do I need to connect it to the red wire connection No 30/51 as well ? I would think it would then run battery neg connected on engine ? Though battery would run down after some time ? Can you also see from my drawings how battery charges, is it just through the green wire via the cut out reg that is fitted also in the generator ? It all seems really neat without having to have all sorts of electrical fittings all over the bike just the switch and lights. Hope someone can help so a I can run up the engine to see it runs before continuing with the restoration. Cheers, Jon.

The Classic Biker Bar / How much was a years road tax in 1981 ?
« on: February 16, 2017, 02:05:13 PM »
This will tax the minds :) Unless you have a disc from this eara. I have have one of these modern repro discs to stick on a 200cc bike. Its a 1982 expiry disc so what would of been 12 months road tax if it was bought in 1981. Want to fill it in right as if i dont i am sure at a bike show someone will point it out I have it wrong :)

European and Other Bikes / Zundapp Bella
« on: December 29, 2016, 04:22:45 PM »
Hi, Bought myself a Bella for my xmas present. Never had one before and not really looked closely at one. It was cheap and in need of some restoration. Its missing a few bits. Does anyone who frequents this site have one? Even though there seem to be quite a lot out there its quite difficult to find out much info on them. Seem to be a big German club but not much of a UK one. Sent off a few emails to what I have found but no one has come back to me :(
 Cheers, Jon 

European and Other Bikes / Two lambrettas
« on: November 09, 2016, 04:19:35 PM »
Hi, I have the chance to buy 2 Lambrettas. They are not my thing as not as old as I like my bikes to be. If I buy them it will only be to sell on. One is a Lambretta Jet 200 on a R plate. runs well has log book has some rust in places. The other is a lambretta Grand Prix 200 on a W plate. Turns over and I don't think it will take a lot to get going. Has a bit of rust and a fibreglass replacement front mudguard. Has a log book. Any approx idea of a value on these? I can see the Jet 200 on the net and I am guessing how it is it may be worth around 1750 to 2000? But not much info on the Grand Prix. Hope someone can give me an idea of what I should think of paying and any profit I get from them can go towards something I have more interest in.
                Cheers, Jon   

Hi guys and galls. Hope your all keeping well ?  Anyway can anyone help me ID this set of forks and part frame. Im hoping the frame will go along way to the make as its a bit unusual as its cast iron? The forks are not in as bad order as they look, still solid under the rust with a bit of pitting I will check out before I decide to use them or not on my 250 Rudge engined special I am knocking up. There is the remains in places on the forks of dark green paint, possibly military? The very old Doherty advance and retard leaver looks to have been on there for years, when did Doherty start and could this be original. The damper knob is cast alloy but the iron spindle rod is set into it and can be seen showing on the top of the damper knob. I think the handle bars were fitted with the leavers that come out of the end of the bars as there are hole in the handle bars for the front brake and clutch cable to come out of. The main thing though that hopefully will help is the cast iron frame section. A odd old set but in my eye nice looking :) 
             Cheers, Jon       

British Bikes / Triumph Trident question
« on: September 02, 2016, 08:38:00 PM »
Hi, Hope someone can help. A few weeks ago I cleared a shed for someone. They gave me permission and it was not in the dark at 3am :)  Anyway I came across a vintage motorbike tank cover. I don't think it has been used. You don't see these very often on old  bikes anymore, I guess they are out of fashion. Anyway inside is a stitched in label with Triumph Trident and Small P on. I guess this stands for small petrol tank? Any idea what year this could be? Were all the tanks after the late 60's box shaped ones the same and did other Triumph bikes have the same tank? Even though they are now not often fitted if I had a bike that could have one of these on I would want it just to have on the shelf.
               Cheers, Jon   

Identify these bikes! / Any idea on this rear wheel ?
« on: July 10, 2016, 11:09:42 AM »
Hi, Today I bought a vintage 26" wire wheel, sprocket and hub from our local car boot. It came with a Goodyear Cord 26" x 2 1/2"- 2 3/4" tyre on in good order for its age. I would guess a date of maybe early 20's. Anyway the wheel is a bit odd. it has 20 spokes on the plain side and 20 spokes on the sprocket side but on the sprocket side it also has 20 more spokes that have been cut off around 1" from the wheel There is no place these could of connected to. I wondered if in the past the rim had come off something else and been used on this hub. Any idea what would of had 40 spokes on one side and 20 on the other? As always the old seller swore blind it was off of one of T E laurances Broughs :). When did chain drive wheels come in?
        Cheers, Jon   

British Bikes / Whats this Norton ?
« on: November 29, 2015, 12:28:10 PM »
Have a lead on a barn find Norton. I am no expert. It's said to be a 40's bike. Is it a WD16 ? Engine looks like photos I see but were they rigid frames?
            Cheers, Jon

Identify these bikes! / Monet Goyon Engine ? Villiers ?
« on: November 04, 2014, 05:50:22 PM »
Hi Guys, Can anyone help with the ID of this engine. It is in a French Monet Goyon that was supposidly raced during the 30's-50's. I was told it was a Villiers R250. It looks a bit small to me to be a 250 though it does look to have a quite long stroke. I am not even sure it is a Villiers and I am sure it is not the original engine for the 1932 MG s17 frame its in. I cant see any real numbers or ID marks on the engine. And what number there is seems very worn and hard to read. It is a twin port 2 stroke with a one piece head and barrel. It has screw on type exhaust nuts. Any ideas? Also any help on the magneto as having trouble with this as have no spark may need to get it seviced / rebuilt but would like to know make of it.
           Cheers, Jon.   

The Classic Biker Bar / New to site
« on: November 04, 2014, 08:23:07 AM »
Thought I would pop into the bar for a drink and to introduce myself :)
Hi Guys and Gals, New to the Vintage Bike Forum and I am from Somerset. I have quite a few old bikes. I have a 49 Sunbeam S7d, a 53 AJS mod 16, a 60 Triumph 5TA, a 67 bitsa BSA Bantam with parts from all years fitted :) a 52 Excelsior autobyk and a 30 Monet Goyon S17. Yet to get that one going and even fully ID the engine. Will post up photos sometime. Also have a 77 Bonie I am working on for a mate with the hope he will give up on it and pass it over to me ;) A few other later bikes and some old frames as well as like to knock up the odd special when I get the time.

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