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Title: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
Post by: Caretaker on 16.03. 2010 20:30
It's maybe time to compile a list of well proven companies and individuals in any field; parts, engineering, restoration, tank repair etc. Please submit your entries, and later a detailed list can be worked out.

Thanks
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Title: Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
Post by: Richard on 16.03. 2010 23:06
I remember this sort of thing coming up on a forum before and was dropped due to possible repercussions although I do not recall the details
Richard
Title: Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
Post by: Caretaker on 16.03. 2010 23:28
Thanks for your concern. Most of the relevant names are probably already in the forum, but scattered everywhere inside posts, basically I see this as a matter of getting them all available in one place. The list does not imply anyone being perfect, mistakes will be made, so how returns, complaints or refunds are dealt with is important as well.
Title: Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
Post by: a10gf on 17.03. 2010 12:29
The ones I've been in contact with, and happy with the service:

http://www.basmotor.a.se/ Sweden, parts
http://www.classic-motorcycles.no/ Norway, parts
http://www.srmclassicbikes.com/ England, parts and engineering
http://www.vintage-motorcycle.com/ Austria, parts
Title: Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
Post by: Triton Thrasher on 17.03. 2010 12:59
Supreme Motorcycles http://www.suprememotorcycles.co.uk/ (http://www.suprememotorcycles.co.uk/) sent me a Triumph sprocket and clutch puller at reasonable cost, from Leicesterhire to Wick in 16 hours this week.
Title: Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
Post by: a10gf on 17.03. 2010 13:31
Gathering the Magneto\Dynamo links:

http://www.hawkerelectrical.co.uk

Tony Cooper Motorcycles
Tel 0121 5592405
Fax 0121 5612410
Any website or email for the above?

www.magneto.co.uk

Anyone used http://www.davelindsley.co.uk ? Looks very good judging by their website.
Title: Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
Post by: lawnmowerman on 17.03. 2010 18:44
Hi All

I had problems a while ago when fitting goldie silencers and pipes to my super rocket -  possibly this is the discussion you remember Richard.
I don't know how to insert a link to the discussion but it started on 30-12-09 and was titled "super rocket exhaust."
I think that Administer (sorry to be so formal but there is no other name showing for you) picked this one up and was going to create a new area for supplier experiences. I noticed a more recent post saying that a new board has been set up which replaces chat 2 but I cannot seem to find it.
I think it would be a great idea to collect all our experiences good and bad into one area on the forum and save us all time and money by highlighting the poor suppliers and manufacturers so that we can avoid them in the future.

Safe riding

Jim
Title: Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
Post by: MG on 17.03. 2010 19:15
I would like to add Cake Street Classics (Roger Shirman)

Cake Street Classics (A7/10 Parts and Rebuilding)

Cake Street, Barnyard Screen
Laxfield
Woodbridge
Suffolk
IP13 8EW

Roger is the only source for forged Wiseco pistons for the A10 I know of.
Title: Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
Post by: a10gf on 17.03. 2010 20:13
to add about Cake Street Classics:
Contact:       Roger Shirman
Telephone:       01986 798504
Email:       Classicscakestreet*wanadoo.co.uk

+ an old article http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/triumph-of-british-classics-1155717.html
Title: Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
Post by: MG on 17.03. 2010 20:35
thanks a10gf, I forgot to add the phone number. When I asked Roger for his email address he told me he'd prefer a phone call, as he's not really into computers. So I think calling him is the better option.
I didn't know the article, a Goldie for 6000-9000 pounds and a Manx for 18000, just 12 years ago? Sounds like a good investment...
Title: Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
Post by: A10Boy on 20.05. 2010 15:20
Crank grinding, timing side bush fitting and line boring, re-bores, welding, engineering.

Derek at T&L Eng in Bedford, very helpful to British bike owners, great service.

http://www.vintage-engine.net/

01234 352418
Title: Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
Post by: groily on 08.06. 2010 06:50
Totally agree with A10Boy re T & L in Elstow Beds. Good on all engineering issues, from vintage and classic to Santa Pod dragsters, also have state of the art dynamic crank balancing kit. I've had cranks done, rods rectified etc and am currently using them for resleeving of various barrels. Great to deal with.

You asked about dave lindsley for mags A10Boy - got one fully reconditioned for a friend earlier this year by him. Took about 10 weeks turn-round, but the result was as new in every detail. But you pay for what you get. I'd recommend SRM for mags too, having had a K2FC redone by them in 2008 - bit quicker maybe, but similar sort of prices. They also do exchange armatures off the shelf, which most people don't.

If we're recommending people here, I'd also put in a word for www,hitchcocksmotorcycles.com the RE people for AMAL stuff - excellent service and web site.
Title: Re: Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
Post by: Big Nick on 08.06. 2010 07:05
GP Relining for brakes and great work by C.W. Classic 01268 780159 in Wickford Essex for metal fabrication , dents out of tanks ect
Title: Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
Post by: pato08 on 23.03. 2011 08:19
Just adding to this list 23/03/2011

Engineering Solutions, Bexley. Contact Brian 01322553773, He did some machining and added "hellicoils"
to my A10 Plunger engine, very good work and very good price.
(He advertises in Classic Bike Magazine).
Pato
Title: Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
Post by: morris on 02.01. 2014 19:26
Had difficulties to find rockershaft shims at the usual suppliers, and when browsing the net, came across this USA supplier;

http://www.onlinemetals.com/index.cfm
(scroll down the page, section Tool Room Supplies)

They have a wide range of shims (and other stuff) in imperial sizes.
I took advantage to order some different sizes and thicknesses to build up some stock, got them delivered to my door in one week's time.
They send only by UPS so beware of shipping costs though.
Title: Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
Post by: roadrocket on 14.01. 2014 18:39
I think it would be quite obvious to name C&D Autos and SRM for their good service and parts.
Title: Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
Post by: BSA500 on 24.01. 2015 11:58
Recommendation for Priory Magneto's not only for the mag/dynamo side but for the parts side of things. Very good prices and super fast service. Ordered yesterday lunch time on my doorstep this morning. Know's his stuff as well  *thanks*
Title: Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
Post by: nimrod650 on 13.04. 2015 19:44
agree with comments on priory magnetos first class service
Title: Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
Post by: Topdad on 14.04. 2015 15:08
aS per a post in another section I'd recommend Venhill Engs (01306 885111 ) for any work regarding cables, just had a custom made speedo cable done by them ,helpful friendly and fast , cheers BobH
Title: Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
Post by: bakerlonglegs on 05.10. 2015 22:11
Another recommendation for Priory Magnetos, again both for the mag and dynamo side of things as well as a very well stocked parts supplier - good prices, helpful bloke.
Title: Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
Post by: beezermacc on 06.10. 2015 06:22
Kind remarks, thanks.
Title: Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
Post by: ChesterA7 on 27.04. 2016 17:51
Just a quick mention for E and J Hammond in Connahs Quay, Flintshire, North Wales (01244 830900) who have just re-bored the barrels on my Star Twin for a very reasonable price. Eric is a proper old-school engineer and has done a cracking job.
Title: Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
Post by: Greybeard on 30.10. 2019 22:33
I've used this very good company in Derbyshire a few times for cables and other electrical items: http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.eu/

You can get single core thinwall in different thicknesses with a colour trace if you're fussy (like me) about replicating the original colours: http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.eu/section.php/198/1/single-core-pvc-thin-wall-cable

Click on the thickness you want and select the colour from the drop down 'Colour' box.  You can buy by the metre, 30 metre or 100 metre.
Title: Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
Post by: bsa-bill on 31.10. 2019 13:32
yep used them a few times
Title: Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
Post by: bikerboy on 01.05. 2020 23:06
For those nearer to London The rebore shop in farnham is superb, old guy called Tony who had A10's for years runs it and is the only employee if it goes to him it comes out right. For other stuff cranks etc Roe Engineering at Church Crookham is great got a few classics himself and even took my crank over to Kempton Auto Jumble one Saturday for me to collect as I could not get to him during the week.

Both companies are great but it might take a bit of time to get away when you take an A10 part in as they do like a chat about the old bikes.
Title: Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
Post by: bikerboy on 01.05. 2020 23:08
I forgot the guy who did my speedo. Greybeard recommended him and the service was top class somewhere in Nottingham but greybeard will have to supply his name cos I have totally forgotten it and am not going to search through a bout 10'000 receipts to find it  *smile*
Title: Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
Post by: terryg on 02.05. 2020 07:42
Sounds like Russell Smalley at Chronometrics UK.
Title: Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
Post by: MickFarmer64 on 08.07. 2020 00:36
Westway Lubricants

Ordered some Classic SAE 20 on Monday around lunch time - delivered just after 08.00 Tuesday. British company, with oil at a good price with free delivery.

eBay shop http://www.ebaystores.co.uk/Westway-Lubricants-Shop
Title: Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
Post by: terryg on 08.07. 2020 08:10
+1 for Westway. Good prices on high spec lubricants and other fluids with very quick delivery. I’ve bought from them a few times.