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Identify these bikes! / ID this fuel tank ?
« Last post by Jonny The Goat 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
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British Bikes / Re: Slimline chrome!
« Last post by iansoady on October 09, 2018, 12:22:50 PM »
Yes, there should be a bracket there but the system seems quite solid without -  I'll see how it goes. That long silencer does seem to leave the bike at something of an angle rather than being tucked in but similar machines in the National bike museum seem to have similar - for whatever it's worth.

I've always fought shy of "concours" restorations - as you say they can be too pretty to ride and you end up obsessing that the lovely paintwork may be scuffed.

Chroming is going to cost me about 400 at an old-school plater in Brum I've used previously. Everything except the wheel rims (at this stage) but I'll probably have them done next year as I want to have the bike properly on the road by Spring.
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British Bikes / Re: Slimline chrome!
« Last post by john.k on October 08, 2018, 10:32:12 PM »
Ian,you have the same long muffler as my ES2.........people say its too big..........mine came from Armours in 1984,rest of the exhaust too............One thing you are missing is the exhaust bracket that fits the front plates directly below the two 1/2 mounting bolts..........My ES2 is the only restoration Ive ever done  that I threw money at........now its too good to ride,and lives in a spare room....I ride a tatty old  1950 Ariel and a 1939/1946? Panther 100 bitsa........The only resto Ive ever done really well out of was my Willys Knight roadster.........
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British Bikes / Re: Anyone into Scotts here
« Last post by mini-me on October 08, 2018, 04:31:50 PM »
I never saw the Sunbeam frame.
Theres some money to be made there, looks like two  2 speed Scotts plus gearboxes and mags.

Makes me wish I'd never sold that Scott engine years ago.
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British Bikes / Re: Anyone into Scotts here
« Last post by iansoady on October 08, 2018, 03:32:24 PM »
.... and then be "worth" twice as much. Allegedly.
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British Bikes / Re: Anyone into Scotts here
« Last post by TGR90B on October 08, 2018, 02:41:05 PM »
Yes, but don't buy a Banksy. "Your painting will self destruct in ten minutes".
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British Bikes / Re: Anyone into Scotts here
« Last post by iansoady on October 08, 2018, 01:38:38 PM »
Some of the paintings look quite nice......
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British Bikes / Re: Anyone into Scotts here
« Last post by mini-me 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.
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British Bikes / Re: Slimline chrome!
« Last post by iansoady on October 08, 2018, 10:30:42 AM »
What a skinflint! At the very least he cound have used Bacofoil....  :P

Dont put the poor chap down Ryvita is a British company, at least he didnt fit a Kawasaki side stand.

Ouch, that smarts!
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British Bikes / Re: Anyone into Scotts here
« Last post by iansoady on October 08, 2018, 10:29:48 AM »
I wonder why the seller put them in that auction which is mainly paintings, ceramics etc? I'd have thought the one at the NMM would have attracted more interest.

I always like the HJ Pugh bike auctions where a bargain or two is always to be had. Last year I bought a scruffy box full of (mostly) Norton parts. Nestling at the bottom was a modern BTH K2F type mag which I sold on ebay for 350. Other parts which I didn't need netted a further 150 or so.

The boxful cost me 70.....
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