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Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
« 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.

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Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
« Reply #1 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
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Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
« Reply #3 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

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Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
« Reply #4 on: 17.03. 2010 12:59 »
Supreme Motorcycles 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.

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Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
« Reply #7 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
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Woodbridge
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Roger is the only source for forged Wiseco pistons for the A10 I know of.
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Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
« Reply #8 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

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Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
« Reply #9 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...
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Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
« Reply #10 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
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Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
« Reply #11 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.
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Re: Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
« Reply #12 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
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Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
« Reply #13 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).
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Re: Known Good Workmanship & Parts Suppliers
« Reply #14 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.
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