Looking for trouble Mk2 Sq4

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Re: Looking for trouble Mk2 Sq4

Postby simon.holyfield » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:45 am

Draganfly, or Colin Reed-Apsley?
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Postby roger.fellows » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:04 pm

Or Ben Mitchell?

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Re: Looking for trouble Mk2 Sq4

Postby Leslie.Ore » Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:00 am

Does it have to be Mk2? As there is a very nice Mk1 in Cheval for a good price.

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Re: Looking for trouble Mk2 Sq4

Postby KLester » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:35 am

Ant phone numbers or email address's, can only find Draganfly.
Leslie sorry to sound dumb but what is 'Cheval'?
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Re: Looking for trouble Mk2 Sq4

Postby roger.fellows » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:21 pm

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.

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Re: Looking for trouble Mk2 Sq4

Postby KLester » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:44 pm

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 !!
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Re: Looking for trouble Mk2 Sq4

Postby paul.jameson » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:41 pm

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).
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Re: Looking for trouble Mk2 Sq4

Postby KLester » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:55 pm

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:)
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Re: Looking for trouble Mk2 Sq4

Postby Bob.Murphy » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:26 pm

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: ).

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Re: Looking for trouble Mk2 Sq4

Postby berniejones » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:17 am

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.

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