Smart looking Bike on ebay

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Smart looking Bike on ebay

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Re: Smart looking Bike on ebay

Postby simon.holyfield » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:39 pm

I think I'll buy it and get it muddy!
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Re: Smart looking Bike on ebay

Postby chris.shearwood » Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:55 am

He wouldn't suggest riding it???
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Re: Smart looking Bike on ebay

Postby ChrisNewton » Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:30 am

Whatever the reserve is and i have no clue what it is ....i bet its relisted 10 times before he sells it ....seems a fairly unrealistic chap to me :roll:

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Postby grahamhibbs » Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:56 pm

Why mot it if you don't ride it ?
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Re: Smart looking Bike on ebay

Postby Leejm » Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:32 pm

It's a nice bike no doubt about that, the guy must be one of them take to shows and never use kind of guy. I'm more sod the show, burn rubber kind of guy myself!
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Re: Smart looking Bike on ebay

Postby paul.jameson » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:12 pm

Concours standard??

No air filter, wrong front number plate, no transfers on oil tank or tool box, surplus chrome surrounds to tank badges, chrome lip on rear brake plate not painted to match brake plate on section which lies on the brake plate - at a glance.

It might be shiny but it would be better put to good use.
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Re: Smart looking Bike on ebay

Postby robjameson » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:57 pm

Why do so many people still use speedmasters? It actually puts me off the bike
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Re: Smart looking Bike on ebay

Postby keith.mettam » Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:05 pm

Wants top dollar for a bike he wouldn't suggest you ride ! Do yourself a favour and spend your money elsewhere. Anyone rebuilding a bike to a decent standard would have faith in the work and not make such suggestions.
That's my take on it,
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PS. Note Paul Jameson's comments, clearly not a concours machine.

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Re: Smart looking Bike on ebay

Postby nevhunter » Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:39 am

How often can you buy a bike and just ride it as purchased? Even in the old days a few years after these bikes were made, a second hand one would be mostly a lottery. Some bought new were dogs that still needed a "Merlin The Magician" to rectify a few nagging faults. Hat's off to those who manage to get them on the road and running well. Sometimes it's more than a labour of love. It's a minor miracle as the "modern " scene is very different and the techniques don't directly translate back to the older stuff, and new parts are often unavailable (as we all know). Nev


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