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Re: Looking for trouble Mk2 Sq4

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:45 am
by simon.holyfield
Draganfly, or Colin Reed-Apsley?

Re: Looking for trouble Mk2 Sq4

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:04 pm
by roger.fellows
Or Ben Mitchell?

Re: Looking for trouble Mk2 Sq4

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:00 am
by Leslie.Ore
Does it have to be Mk2? As there is a very nice Mk1 in Cheval for a good price.

Re: Looking for trouble Mk2 Sq4

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:35 am
by KLester
Ant phone numbers or email address's, can only find Draganfly.
Leslie sorry to sound dumb but what is 'Cheval'?

Re: Looking for trouble Mk2 Sq4

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:21 pm
by roger.fellows
Cheval de Fer is the AOMCC magazine. Latest copy is just out.

The Mk1 mentioned by Leslie above was apparently rebuilt by David Jones, another known name in the game.

Re: Looking for trouble Mk2 Sq4

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:44 pm
by KLester
Ah ha, as I am not, as yet, a fully paid up member, just registered for the time being, I cannot see the machine. If it is anywhere else please let me know. I had better get fully paid up !!
A big 'merci beaucoup' for all your help so far.

Re: Looking for trouble Mk2 Sq4

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:41 pm
by paul.jameson
Can I offer one piece of advice? Square Fours are often difficult to get right and at least 1000 miles and / or a years's riding can be expected before the bike is right. But once you get a Square Four right it is unbeatable for reliability, in my experience - which includes a trip to Romania and back (via Poland).

Re: Looking for trouble Mk2 Sq4

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:55 pm
by KLester
Thank you for the advice Paul. I am beginning to get the picture! I am not looking for one that looks perfect, they become a bit too 'precious' like that and as I ride the bikes I have very regularly they all look like they have 'been around'. I'd like to find something that looks a bit rough and get the engine
rebuilt by someone who knows what they are doing. Which part of Romania did you visit? I was in Satu Mare where the roads are terrifying and horses and carts rule on the main roads. Anyway Sq4 wise I will be buying after Christmas:)
Thanks again.

Re: Looking for trouble Mk2 Sq4

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:26 pm
by Bob.Murphy
KLester wrote:I'd like to find something that looks a bit rough and get the engine
rebuilt by someone who knows what they are doing.


Have a look in the current "Old Bike Mart" - there are a couple of square Fours in the 'Classifieds' including an unfinished MkII project (they may have gone by now of course :roll: ).

Bob.

Re: Looking for trouble Mk2 Sq4

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:17 am
by berniejones
Hi, just found this thread while away on holiday. I wouldn't claim to be an expert but have just finished building a SQ4 Mk2 from a completely dismantled basket case and it hasn't gone bang yet!

By complete coincidence I'll be driving up through France from tomorrow morning and planning a stopover Tues night somewhere in the area between Macon and Dijon.

If that's anywhere near you and you fancy meeting up for a beer and a natter please let me know! I'll PM you the same.

Cheers,
Bernie