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Offline danhiron

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1950 hirondelle registering and parts source?
« on: June 12, 2018, 05:03:49 PM »
hi, just purchased a 1950 hirondelle 125cc bike in lovely original condition. Currently in getting mot and checked over so can register. Anybody been through registering and is it easy. Also any knowledge of what engine and any source of parts? To start with need points so can get running correct but guessing hard to find. Could i change to electronic ignition if cant find points?

Any help would be great.

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Re: 1950 hirondelle registering and parts source?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2018, 05:57:19 PM »
i have just looked through forum and seen lots of french bike problems and negative views. I know i should have done a bit of research and got a bsa but have now and want to use and have fun with.

It is all together and rebuilt engine and respoked wheels just need timing sorted to run correctly.

I would be grateful of any help or ideas.

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Re: 1950 hirondelle registering and parts source?
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2018, 06:35:12 PM »
There were a lot of suggestions on the Terrot thread, but it's a lot to plough through. However all pertinent suggestions will be in there somewhere. Good luck.
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Re: 1950 hirondelle registering and parts source?
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2018, 06:54:44 PM »
Just a further thought, perhaps someone like Villiers Services could overhaul the stator and modify a set of points to fit. Any work like that will be 200 pounds upwards though.
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Re: 1950 hirondelle registering and parts source?
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2018, 07:02:28 PM »
 author=danhiron link=topic=5750.msg25833#msg25833 date=1528819429]
. Currently in getting mot and checked over so can register.

You didn't need to get an MoT for registering purposes.

Anybody been through registering and is it easy.

Piece of cake, but you're going to need a proper dating certificate and the NOVA form/number. Without either or both those two you're knackered before you start. Hirondelle...I thought that was a wine? ;)
Incidentally, is this a motor attachment for a pushbike, and if it is, is Hirondelle the make of the bike?

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Re: 1950 hirondelle registering and parts source?
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2018, 08:21:19 PM »
hi, if you google hirondelle motorcycle you can see images. They made cycles and branched into motorcycles for a short time. Good looking bike and sold my 1000 vtr as never used and fell in love with it. Came with nova forms and has identity plates on engine and chassis and person said to use vvsc? I wanted to mot so to a standard to start with could take it on from there.  The bike has had rebuilt engine and respoked wheels and new tyres. Runs, goes in all gears(gear lever near tank which is fun) and stops. Its a shame a small part is holding it back. I know i should have researched it and maybe gone for an English bike but fell in love with it.

Any help would be great.

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Re: 1950 hirondelle registering and parts source?
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2018, 08:47:32 PM »
expecting to find a parts source for this obscure french make in UK is pointless.

All necessary comments and info, parts sources are in the Terrot saga and apply here.

Just needs timing sorted ::) as seen in every advert for a bike that won't run no matter where its from.

That noise you hear is me giving a deep sigh of despair.

Bon chance.
« Last Edit: June 12, 2018, 08:49:27 PM by mini-me »