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Offline 1966 greeves challenger

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1950-1957 Excelsior
« on: August 02, 2017, 05:33:28 AM »
I am new to this forum and am greatly in need to identity a bike I picked up. Was told  it was a 57 excelsior roadmaster but I believe it to be earlier.  On the frame stem is
DS/ 624 on the engine barrel right side is B-7095, on left side CR9T with the R9 andT being upside. Case # are $55 on right and 7097 on left facing foward. Any and all help
Will be very much appreciated. Thank you

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Re: 1950-1957 Excelsior
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2017, 09:03:12 AM »
Not knowing anything about the later Excelsiors, an online search found only this,
said to be a 1955 R4 Roadmaster with 8E engine of 197cc.
The swingarm frame is listed  to have first appeared for 1954.
Look familiar ?  If not, we will probably need a pic of your bike to say much more.





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Re: 1950-1957 Excelsior
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2017, 09:04:00 AM »
It is not obvious that the Roadmaster went beyond 1956 ?

For more detail, it may be necessary to track down the book
Excelsior The Lost Pioneer by T J Liversidge.
Sorry for the convoluted link, click on it - google doesn't make it easy.
https://books.google.com.au/books/content?id=qxxwCQAAQBAJ&pg=PP1&img=1&zoom=3&hl=en&sig=ACfU3U02nZ9cu97BIPxiZB4Cb8pGtGUSkw&w
« Last Edit: August 02, 2017, 09:06:01 AM by R »

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Re: 1950-1957 Excelsior
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2017, 02:10:43 AM »
Your numbers don't read quite right. Excelsior did use DS as a frame number prefix at one time but the rest read like a mix of foundry casting numbers and something quite mysterious but possibly not quite right engine numbers.

As R says a couple of decent photos would be of help.

Cheers,