1954 MKII for sale by auction

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1954 MKII for sale by auction

Postby Roger Gwynn » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:56 pm

I have been contacted by the auctioneers asking me to let you lot know about this bike. Looks pretty well correct and original except for the oversized oil tank, missing tail light spacer, wrong tail light and missing front number plate.

https://www.leauction.co.uk/lot/vintage ... otorcycle;
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Re: 1954 MKII for sale by auction

Postby adrie.degraaff » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:15 pm

Roger Gwynn wrote:missing tail light spacer,

Don't think 1954 had the spacer yet.

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Re: 1954 MKII for sale by auction

Postby roger.fellows » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:26 pm

Engine shield, can't quite make out whether it's an altette, why do people drape the plug leads over the rocker boxes?

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Re: 1954 MKII for sale by auction

Postby simon.holyfield » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:23 pm

roger.fellows wrote:... why do people drape the plug leads over the rocker boxes?


One answer might be that the proper route between & over the rear tank mounts is tidy but rather short on space, especially with the rubber boot on!
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Re: 1954 MKII for sale by auction

Postby roger.fellows » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:18 pm

There's a pair of holes in the forward tank mount on Mk 11 frames which seem purpose-made for the front two, I think they are visible in Gui's Mk1 frame, one carrying the clutch cable, and maybe slightly enlarged by comparison with what I recall. Gui Dorey's Square Four pushrods post.

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Re: 1954 MKII for sale by auction

Postby Roger Gwynn » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:03 pm

Correct on the tail light spacer, the fact that it had the 1955 tail light threw me - yer honour.

More details from the auctioneers
Lot 50 – ‘A 1954 Ariel Square Four motorbike, 1000 cc, registration No. DS 6552, with V5, frame No. KR444, engine No. PL351. Odometer showing 12051 miles. The bike was assembled from parts all or some of which were not new when assembled when registered. Not in working order.’

Lot 51 – ‘A large quantity of motorbike parts mainly from Ariel, to include side car frame ( frame No. VC18 ), two motorbike frames ( frame No's CGM1691 and SC548 ), fuel tanks, mud guards, Vincent engine parts, suspension forks, handlebars, exhaust parts, engine blocks and parts,’

The bike can be viewed now any Wednesday between 12 noon and 7.00pm but the parts are stored until official viewing starts on Saturday 26th January 10.00am – 2.00pm, Tuesday 29th 9.00am – 5.00pm and Wednesday 30th January 9.00am – 7.00pm.
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