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Offline LJ.

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Another Bike and Bits!
« on: 19.07. 2009 22:19 »
Well... This does not usually happen to me but I came across this guy who had recently inherited a BSA in bits and was going to sell it all as he was not a motorcyclist and had no spare time to finish putting it together from where his Father left off. I asked him how much he was asking for it and he wanted around £400 for the lot.

I scraped every pound anyone in the household had as the banks were shut late Saturday afternoon until Monday and arranged to go over and meet him that Saturday evening. I've never seen so much stuff lying around... Mini cars, kit cars, engines etc etc. All the motorcycle stuff was A10 and just about enough parts to put together two bikes. Some of the stuff was rubbish and needed binning but one or two real gems were there too, namely a RRT2 gear box, alloy head, and timing inner covers with the rev counter attachments.

This will keep me busy for sometime to come, not really sure where to start or what to do. Oh! and not a spot of red paint in sight! Enjoy the photos...

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Re: Another Bike and Bits!
« Reply #1 on: 19.07. 2009 22:27 »
Well done
I must be honest and say I am envious the 3 mags alone would cost you that and in that condition as well.
If it gets too much for you then send a few bits this way and I will rebuild a bike for you, you may not get it back but I can put a codicil in my will saying it belongs to you
PS I expect to see you at our camping weekend next week I will not take having to buy this as an excuse.

Offline trevinoz

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Re: Another Bike and Bits!
« Reply #2 on: 19.07. 2009 22:49 »
        You stole that lot! Wish I could be so lucky.

Offline rocket man

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Re: Another Bike and Bits!
« Reply #3 on: 19.07. 2009 23:51 »
wow its like a tresure chest  what a find you lucky
thing should give you meny hours ove fun and when youve finished them
give them a good home i have a spare space too luck after one :o

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Re: Another Bike and Bits!
« Reply #4 on: 20.07. 2009 00:18 »
Congrats, looks like money well spent.

 ;) If you want your garden to look better, just leave it all there, I'll come with a van, free of charge.

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Offline snowbeard

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Re: Another Bike and Bits!
« Reply #5 on: 20.07. 2009 04:23 »
beauty!! very nice not to have any red in there  ;)  Maybe I can come up and clean parts for you when I get over there!
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