Classic Super Bikes Fleet, Hampshire. Restored and rebuilt by an experienced marque specialist in Sweden and still requiring some running in, it’s excellent in all regards except for the left silencer which has been damaged by a battery acid leak. Still awaiting workshop appraisal here, after which a video will be added, but we are reliably assured it runs faultlessly and the restoration work looks to be of a high standard. Matching numbers machine with all the Swedish documents in order so if it sells in the UK you’ll be the first owner and we’ll help with the process so it’ll be trouble-free. Recently fettled to perfection and it shows: These are rare models of course and this example is even rarer in that it not only looks good but is a joy to ride. This remarkably original late model S has a lovely history to go with it’s excellent condition inside and out.
Honda CB250 K3/K4 – 1971 Restored Motorcycle
That’s dangerous talk because the guys who own and love their Birmingham Small Arms M-Series military mounts take their rides pretty seriously and can be a sensitive bunch. And here at Sump we know that because we’ve got a fabled BSA WM20 in the garage, and every once in a while we chip in some idle comment on Henk Joore’s near legendary BSA WM20 forum and more or less talk the talk and walk the walk, etc. So we know what goes down.
But what with one bike and another, it doesn’t get anywhere near the kind of exercise it used to get. This example was built in Fact is, the Triumph TRW is a compelling proposition for anyone interested in British sidevalves, not least British military sidevalves.
Some would argue that the Triumph TRW is the coolest looking British military bike ever built. We wouldn’t want to get between the warring parties over that one, but the TRW certainly possesses that classic Triumph “cool”.
It was new in July or August with Kingstonian fleet names. An Ian Allan fleetbook correct to January gives it as carrying its name. If you Google “B40UAG”, the first result should give you a photo by the late Roy Marshall taken in Hull in and shows the name being carried between the windscreen wipers. Is that a remaining green gantry pole opposite Kingston Vets on the same side as the Apollo pub near the roundabout?
To the best of my knowledge, trolleybuses did not extend beyond Ings Road on the Holderness Road route after they directly replace the trams on this route in The green traction pole you refer to at Diadem Grove roundabout does indeed look like a former trolleybus pole. I suspect this was one of many to be re-planted at various locations for street lighting purposes following the withdrawal of trolleybuses in Hull in It begs the question as to why it is still there, apparently serving no purpose.
Your identification of which type it is would be interesting. David Beilby That photo looks more like a sewer vent pipe than a traction pole. I never knew such things existed on a public road. It certainly looks to have dated from the trolleybus era, so Brenda was right to ask the question.
FRAME No BICYCLE DATING
You can purchase the appearance and performance of a Gold Star for a lot less than the asking price of the genuine article. Many people have created their own replicas over the years, so if you’re buying on a budget and are not too fussed about originality then a hotted-up B31 or 33 could be ideal. Ask to see the supporting paperwork and talk to the specialist who did the work if looking at the latter. That same advice holds doubly true if you are spending big money on a ‘real’ Goldie.
The V twin Scout and Chief from about on. Despite mismanagement Indian survived the Great Depression. Below is a photo from Slovenia, Yugoslavia of unknown date (I’m guessing early ‘s) of a magneto ignition Chief (I’n guessing about a ) with unknown riders.
The patent numbers you will find on the triangular plate on the timing cover and in period brochures refer to several Triumph features by now standard across the range. The T21 was designed from the outset as a machine incorporating for then; modern features and aimed to attract new buyers looking for clean inexpensive transport. The design brief was for a clean, high performance, cc roadster and the components and specifications applied reflect this. A bolted on sub frame supports the seat and rear suspension while additional welded on brackets are provided for other components.
The headset and engine bridge support are malleable-iron castings. For this early frame the Trail is The forks are oil damped of conventional Triumph design for the period featuring chromed stanchions held in malleable cast iron brackets with the sliders supported by sintered bronze bushes. The long internal springs and damping control are housed within the stanchions.
Externally there are painted covers. The lower sliders feature cast clamps and at the lower end is a mudguard support that can be hinged down to support the front wheel to assist in wheel removal. The recommended quantity of SAE 30 Oil for each fork leg is cc.
The History of the Folding Bike
These excellent sights were still offered as original equipment on some rifles sold long after the sight’s introduction. Many more were sold as after-market items, indeed, there is still a world-wide market for these sights, generated by the owners of the many models of classic BSA and other similar rifles still serving so well in historic competition. A word of warning to any classic rifle shooter wishing to purchase one of these fine and useful sights for fitment to his or her prized rifle.
The height of the sight may be critical to its suitability for any particular rifle’ iron-work or butt-stock configuration. Do research your specific needs carefully before paying a not inconsiderable sum for a sight that proves too short for practicable use.
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Frame identification by frame number
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This black frame is a “one off “. History obscure but it surfaced at Herne Hill a few years ago – at that time it was totally original – CLB brakes, Allumite rims on LF Blumels with double-fixed,Tour de France bars on GB stem, Brook B17 Swallow saddle, Williams C crank etc.
Where do we buy our Bantam spares? A few more projects were completed over winter and while there haven’t been any Bantams amongst them, we’ve been working our existing bikes. The best news is the “discovery” of Rooster Ignitions – a great company in the UK with a range of electronic ignitions and other wonderful things to make the electrical side of your Bantam a whole lot easier to live with. Les has finished his military M20 and Jim’s military M20 has also been completed.
We will post some photos and details here soon. Jim’s civilian M20 is finished – read all about it and see the finished bike. Mick is on the road with a cc Panther; he and Les are also doing a C10 project. A couple of Velocette MACs have been restored by the guys and can even be started! My big cc side valve BSA M21 has now covered many miles and given great service. Read all about it here. The C11s are still getting out and about. Click here for the link to the C11 projects and follow Michael’s CZ project here.
BSA WM20 Freshly Restored
In these cases examination of the frame number — where it is, what it is, and how it is, may be of some assistance at least in allowing other specialists to hazard a guess at the true origin of the frame or machine. These publications have been invaluable in adding accuracy to the information — but even including their data there are still well over makes of possible lightweights to be confused over!
The author would be grateful to know of any inaccuracies and to receive further information to make the tables more comprehensive. For example, some BSA frames have BSA and a 3 or 4 figure number cast into the base of the BB, this is just the casting number or perhaps a model number — it is not the frame number. Nervex, the lug maker, also had their name on their BB lugs with a long design serial number.
Make a note of where on the BB the number is and its orientation — for example, is it upright or inverted for reading when lifting the front wheel up with the rear wheel still on the ground?
This is a genuine matching number RGS that was supplied new to dealer P. Smith of Bridgend Glamorgan on the 10th May The previous owner restored the bike over a two year period which included a full engine rebuild with a reground crank and re bore, the bike has covered less than a hundred miles since retuning to the road and therefore will need running in. Sitting on alloy wheels it is.
P5 for the Mk. III International These rifles were probably designed in the very late s and built and tested in to , since the production model was announced early in after considerable modification, as related on this page. This particular rifle was subsequently used by the late John Hall – a well known International small-bore shot and longstanding staff member of the Eley ammunition company.
The combination was instrumental in his winning the Lord Roberts Trophy in and selection for the team which went to the Tokyo Olympic games in This rifle was indeed taken to Tokyo and used in those events. A further image of the same rifle later fitted with a Redfield target ‘scope for “any sights” competition. The fore-sight would be removed before shooting The prototype rifles, the first Internationals with fully-floating barrels, employed a steel under-barrel hanger, rivetted into the front of the action, which supported the fore-end furniture clear of the barrel for its entire length.
History[ edit ] Motorcross first evolved in the U. Off-road bikes from that era differed little from those used on the street. The intense competition over rugged terrain led to technical improvements in motorcycles. Rigid frames gave way to suspensions by the early s, and swinging fork rear suspension appeared by the early s, several years before manufacturers incorporated it in the majority of production street bikes.
Companies such as Husqvarna from Sweden, CZ from the former Czechoslovakia and Greeves from England became popular due to their lightness and agility.
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The Marathon was Leyland’s answer to the booming “max cap” truck fad at the start of the s. Leyland had insufficient money for development of a complete new vehicle at the time, so designers were instructed to utilise as many existing in-house components as possible. It was perceived at the time that the resulting model would be a stopgap until the new T45 range was ready for production toward the latter half of the s.
A model of the short-lived redesigned Marathon 2 The cab was a re-worked version of the “Ergomatic” tilt cab of , heavily modified with different lower panels, raised height etc. Engines were decided from the outset to be in the higher power category to be competitive with rival vehicles. The only existing engine within the Leyland empire suitable for such an application following the demise of the ill-fated fixed-head series and AEC’s underdeveloped and unreliable V8 was the AEC AV straight-six, which was turbocharged and designated as the TL Production began in , and various shortcomings were noted, including below-par heating and ventilation, and pronounced cab roll.
However, road testers of the time were very impressed by the truck’s power and performance. In , the redesigned “Marathon 2” was launched, an updated and revised vehicle that attempted to address some of the previous criticisms of the earlier vehicle. Relatively few Marathons of all types were sold before production ended in with the introduction of the T45 “roadtrain” range of vehicles.
Notes for 1964
The power unit is a straight six being cc , Beautiful and smooth. The paper work I have claims a complete engine and gearbox rebuild along with a recored radiator , re trimmed leather seating and new carpets. Looking at and driving the Vauxhall defiantly backs up the paper work. Delivery and Shipping Arranged. The B was introduced to replace the MGA and had a production run up to but few early cars survive, making them that little bit more sought after.
FRAME No BICYCLE DATING. HOW OLD IS MY BICYCLE? ‘How old is my bicycle?’ is a question I get asked a lot, nearly as much as: ‘I have a bicycle that looks like one of yours; if I send you pictures please can you identify it for me?’.
BMW frame and engine numbers on Phil Hawksleys website. Plus loads of other BMW info. If the bike is known to the DVLA, then just apply for a duplicate registration document. Failing that, it is possible to recover the original registration number under the V scheme, details of which can be had from the VMCC Library. Briefly you would need some piece of paperwork to support an application to retain the original number for your machine. Something like the old Log Book or an old tax disc would be ideal.
Another option is a certified copy of the original record from the original registering authority. To find the name of the original registration authority and where it’s archive now is, needs a bit of detective work. Note that not all registration authority records have been saved in an archive, so you may be unlucky. Firstly you need to determine the authority that originally issued your registration number, that you can find here in this PDF file.
FRAME NUMBER BICYCLE DATING GUIDE
AA – G – October – 1st Gen. AD – G – March – 1st Gen. AF – G – January – 1st Gen. AH – G – February – 1st Gen. AJ – G – – 1st Gen. AK – G – February – 1st Gen.
This bike appeared recently at online auction with an asking price of £ It’s an amalgamation which was created in the s with a CB32 frame and a ZB32 engine.
Then to continue the history of the brand, see the page entitled ” era” also of interest to British bike owners as these Indians were built by Royal Enfield, Velocette and Matchless and finally “Recent Indians”. To access the other pages, just click on handlebar image above. To see my styling designs for custom cruisers using classic V twin and other engines e. Vincent engines in Indian Chief frames, an idea I got in High School many decades before discovering the two factories actually had the same idea before and made a prototype check out my other website Custom Cruiser Concepts This website has many large images up to pixils wide so is best viewed on screens monitors of at least laptop size and not on smaller pads or cell phones.
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