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British Bikes / Re: Anyone into Scotts here
« on: October 08, 2018, 01:34:08 PM »
 Deceased House clearance from the look of it.
Some bargains to be spotted in these auctions, trouble its never any thing I want.

British Bikes / Anyone into Scotts here
« on: October 07, 2018, 07:09:09 PM »
  lot 420 Four Vintage motorcycle frames with accessory parts.

Biddle and Webb auction Oct13 in Brum.
lots 418 and 419 for those with spare cash

British Bikes / Re: 1949 Norton model 7
« on: October 07, 2018, 12:19:21 PM »
If there are issues with DVLA as seller states, then WALK AWAY.

Seller maybe the most honest bloke to have lived, but DVLA  can and will be a nightmare in the future, they have the power to recall the registration and issue a new one which may even be a Q plate; that makes it almost impossible to insure economically and a pig to resell.

DVLA consider the reg number permanently fixed to the frame, or chassis as they so ignorantly refer to it.

Plus to get that Q plate you''ll have o end of hassle and grief lugging it about to an inspection station.

British Bikes / Re: Slimline chrome!
« on: October 07, 2018, 11:52:02 AM »
Nearly as good as cardboard brake linings, and yes, I have seen those.

British Bikes / Re: 1949 Norton model 7
« on: October 07, 2018, 11:50:32 AM »
Rum world.

I the 1960/70s  I'd buy a van load of bike parts, this craze for numbers/orginality had not started back then. I'd build up a bike from whatever bits were there, sort out a logbook to suit and use that reg.
After a while I'd return the old buff logbook  for a change to the engine number, back it came duly adjusted, them may be a year or so later ditto with frame number;sometime I'd be asked to bring it to County Hall for inspection,sometimes not. Bingo everything matched the book.
Not really dishonest, as the bikes were not intended for sale and half the time the bike got returned to my shed as parts.
There are a couple about though, one an AJS/Matchless allsorts had bit of BSA, Triumph and several different years of AMC. Engines went from iron to alloy and back again; Last I saw of it was in Bristol in the late 80s, the number I registered it under had been sold off and now lives on a yuppy mobil in Scotland.

Was it a fake? not really, it was a bike of my own creation, did many many miles on it including a trip to Spain. Only sold it due to changing circumstances. Joke was on me because circumstances changed for the better not the worse and I wish I had it now.

So all this feitish with numbers amuses me no end; did Norton actually have matching frame/engine numbers? AMC did not.

Engines get changed over 50 years, so I'd say if the numbers in the V5 match those on the bike, and you got the cash go for it, values are not fixed so who can advise on that? you may get a dog, you may get a gem. That's life.

Personally I think old Norton twins are fugly bikes and wouldn't give one shed room unless it was a freebie

British Bikes / Re: 1949 Norton model 7
« on: October 05, 2018, 03:45:05 PM »
I have a Vincent firefly you can have for 950 :o

British Bikes / Re: anyone up for a good run out?
« on: October 05, 2018, 11:00:46 AM »
For some people changing the oil is the peak of their mechanical  ability.

And I bet they suck it out with a pump rather than use a spanner on the drain plug.

I despair of the way the old bike hobby is going.

British Bikes / Re: 1949 Norton model 7
« on: October 05, 2018, 10:58:04 AM »
How do you tell whether engine/box is well done?

Take it to bits and see for yourself.
If you can't do that, or assess for yourself  is it the bike for you.?

I understand scooters are rather good these days. ;)

British Bikes / Re: 1949 Norton model 7
« on: October 05, 2018, 09:55:59 AM »
There is no sense in old bike prices these days, its getting silly;

this week on ebay a Pair of pre war Triumph girders sold for 2,950

a frame and gearbox for same 4,600

two wheels for same 3,582

all to the same buyer.

That makes the Model 7, look like a free gift if its  been done right.

British Bikes / Re: 1949 Norton model 7
« on: October 05, 2018, 09:23:29 AM »

 dull but quite rare.
Could be a nice bike though.

European and Other Bikes / Re: Monet Goyon Identification
« on: October 05, 2018, 09:14:58 AM »
 The first Nortons used French engines.
Motobecane were once among the largest bike manufacturers in the world, and were a damn site more successfull than american tractor makers.

in usa theres an amca judge who reels info on indians fairly regularly , usually hes wrong but hes still an amca judge .

Incomprehensible phrase, but I thought you were a septic all along.

Which explains your ignorance of anything east of Florida.

So if you think my information re this bike is wrong, please elucidate and correct me.

Your "Monet Goya" I just assumed was your normal ungrammatical ill spelt illiterate american usage of our mother tongue, as over here we tend to make allowances for your lack of education.

European and Other Bikes / Re: Monet Goyon Identification
« on: October 04, 2018, 09:46:37 PM »
wasnt there 2 stroke class racing ? ......(call it going off topic) . Im thinking Scott flying squirrel
not Monet Goya .
Ask your  doctor to up your meds.

The depth of your ignorance about motorcycle history is bottomless..

European and Other Bikes / Re: Monet Goyon Identification
« on: October 03, 2018, 09:15:33 PM »
monet owners uk
There is no such thing; there is not even a dedicated M-G club in france; their bike clubs tend to be regional.

hen the guy said "racing" would that be endurance or ulster ?  yes I am serious ... I know nothing about french bikes

That is obvious I'm afraid.

Im just be relieved I didnt buy it

you got that right at least.
I am guessing you are not in the Uk??

I like french bikes of the inter war years and even some of the 1950s, I have had a few.

Some of them had a lot going for them, big section tyres, bigger brakes, proper bearings in the wheels, electric lights as standard when we still had gas as an option; castings tended to have wider joint faces so oil tight; unit construction  and so on.
But their metallurgy lagged  behind ours.
Very innovative designs, lots of four cylinder bikes some of which got to the production stage.
Quirky styling and colour schemes, not everyone's taste here.

But, you need to be au fait with french history of the 1930s; the french govt and insurance co., conspired against two wheels which is why the emphasis was on cheap lightweight low powered runabouts.
1940 stuffed the rest till 1944 and the 1950s were not a prosperous time in France especially in the very rural parts which provides the Barns and cellars these rubbish botched incomplete bikes tend to be unearthed from.

Add to that this tendency of the newbies to think every pile of junk has been cherished and kept 'original'  for 50 or more years and you have a recipe for disappointment.

If only they'd asked around for opinions before they buy, they'd get to enjoy their old bikes. And not throw money down the drain.

If that bike was ever a racer I got a date with kelly Brooks tomorrow; the bloke whispering in the OPs ear at that auction had been snogging the Blarney stone.

Almost every french bike that pops up on here has been an incomplete wreck.

British Bikes / Re: anyone up for a good run out?
« on: October 03, 2018, 02:39:18 PM »
like the adjustable magneto sprocket,about which ,the less said the better....Old bikes aint about rocket science ,just making sure nothing comes undone or falls off........

spot on 100%
I despair of these newcomers who think they can turn their obselete machines into some clone of the latest Honda or what ever by an over application of bullsh!te and skills they think they have but don't.

However did those old bangers we bought for a couple quid [ 1.50  AJS 350 in 1968 was my cheapest] ever get us to work or wherever so often?

European and Other Bikes / Re: Monet Goyon Identification
« on: October 03, 2018, 12:22:33 PM »
You cannot make the fact fit a fake, no matter how hard you try.

Ok lets accept your engine is dated 1924/5 yet you reckon you bike is possibly 1930-ish, I'll ignore my idea  the bike is much later than that,so why would the maker fit an engine 5yrs out of date?

A Monet Goyon of 1925 and that engine had belt drive, and did not have a saddle tank.

Accept that Villiers engines were widely used in all sorts of applications, not just bikes, and you have made an expensive mistake, much the same as many of us on here have done in the past.

I can't help you any more.

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