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News: UPDATE - As it's been quiet lately I've added a new board for non-T140, non-Triumph discussions. I'm currently restoring - or just restored - BSA, Ariel, Matchless, Sunbeam and a T150. I'm also  currently building my first combination on an M21 which should be interesting. Please share away, would be good to see more posts here.

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 on: November 08, 2018, 08:02:40 PM 
Started by Mirko - Last post by Mirko

 Yes,I also find this advertisment,but my tank have oil department on the left side,and soldered ring is probably for oil metering device,AJS on the foto have separate oil tank.


 on: November 07, 2018, 07:53:33 PM 
Started by Mirko - Last post by bernie
Hi Mirko - that's an odd one! Are those both filler caps? And it looks like a disc has maybe been soldered in to the top of the tank also.

A bit of googling revealed this: https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C947820

AJS MODEL R6 1930 348cc For Sale
Reg. No. UY 7935 original Worcester number First Registered 03:05:1930 Engine Number. 108058 ( V5 and old continuation log book give 3135 which is casting number) Frame Number. R108058 So this is a matching numbers bike. Petrol Tank Number. 20 (to Pat. No. 215567) Gearbox Number. 8089 (Sturmey Archer 3 speed)

So maybe from an old AJS??

 on: November 06, 2018, 11:45:23 AM 
Started by Mirko - Last post by Mirko

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 Hallo,maby sombody know some about this tank?

 on: November 06, 2018, 11:20:39 AM 
Started by Wild32 - Last post by Wild32

 on: October 26, 2018, 09:41:18 AM 
Started by philb - Last post by philb
Parts are not to bad to come by Bernie TBH...

The panels & tank are sound apart from the paint finish and it only has light corrosion on the alloy in a few places.

And the camshafts are fine!  Cheesy Grin Cheesy.

I love the sound of the V4's.... just that like my Bonnie's engine, I haven't actually head this one yet!


 on: October 26, 2018, 08:54:22 AM 
Started by philb - Last post by bernie
I'd say carry on! Apart from the camshaft issues those bikes were pretty cutting edge in their day.
Of course, if you do decide to abandon the project then there's always room in my workshop for one more project....  Wink

How is parts availability? David Silver is the only source that I've used for older Honda parts before.


 on: October 25, 2018, 01:27:18 PM 
Started by philb - Last post by philb

Time to own up...

Stop laughing....

I'm trying to get a VF750F back up and running...  Embarrassed  after 'inheriting' it from my brother after he owed me some cash.

The bike was stored in a barn and was covered in pidgeon shite... It was an Jap import with KPH clocks which I've now changed for Mph. A lot of the bike has had a rough painting job, black all over the engine and the red which looks like a rattle can job. (comes off with petrol).

So far it has had new fork stanchions (OEM, bargain at £130 for the pair), forks seals etc. With the fork legs & brake callipers stripped, they have now been bead blasted and repainted 2-pack satin black. (Need a couple of new pistons to stick the callipers back on).

The corroded rear grabrails and indicator mounts have been stripped & painted in satin black.

Its now sat at the back of my garage looking sad for itself as I figure out whether its worth carrying on with it.

If anyone has any parts I'd be grateful if you'd let me know... that's if anyone will own up to having one of course!


 on: September 20, 2018, 09:32:31 AM 
Started by modelman - Last post by O.Osborne
What a gem!  Lovely job.  Iím very close to buying a Mobylette thatís low mileage and original in as found condition.  Last ridden in 1979, manufactured early 70/ late 60s

 on: September 20, 2018, 07:45:18 AM 
Started by modelman - Last post by bernie
Love it! I still dream of finding projects in hedges but no luck recently - maybe I should try Wales  Wink

My first bike was a Honda Benly C92 from 1961, bought in two tea chests of bits and built when I was about 16. I learnt a lot from that experience and had a good laugh at the translations in  the early Japanese motorcycle manuals. One classic was a warning when removing the cam chain to 'Beware the cripple'.

Just finished the Ariel Square 4 rebuild which has taken around 3 years on and off but worth it as it puts a smile on my face to ride it - although still not confident that all those bits of engine aren't going to go bang imminently!

Just finishing a '57 M21 which is going on a small sidecar to provide pooch transport as he refuses to sit in a modified top box and thus severely restricting pub rides with the missus.

Waiting in line as projects I now have:
Sunbeam S8, Matchless G80, Matchless G2, BSA C15, Bantam D7, '69 T150 Trident, '54 Enfield Meteor.
I will need to live until about 90 at this rate to complete them all  Smiley


 on: September 19, 2018, 04:35:22 PM 
Started by modelman - Last post by modelman
OK boys & girls, i'll start off, I had one of these as my very first intro into bikes back in 1962, always said i'd like to 'do' one up, this was found in a hedge somewhere in Wales a few years back.
I did the blasting, painting etc in the back garden!!

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