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My Latest Ebay Purchase

My Latest Ebay Purchase

Postby dennisgb » Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:00 pm

Not a Norton but a cool bike none the less.

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Re: My Latest Ebay Purchase

Postby dennisgb » Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:02 pm

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Re: My Latest Ebay Purchase

Postby 1up3down » Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:09 pm

nice bike, Dennis

but not Commando related, so Les may have to move this..

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Re: My Latest Ebay Purchase

Postby Time Warp » Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:17 pm

1up3down wrote:nice bike, Dennis

but not Commando related, so Les may have to move this..


Exactly and we can't have that.
In before the move then,motorcycle # 22 and due for delivery May 6th..

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Re: My Latest Ebay Purchase

Postby dennisgb » Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:32 pm

Is that an Arial? Dang. :D
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Re: My Latest Ebay Purchase

Postby Rohan » Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:45 pm

So you weren't tempted by the powdercoated one at twice the price...
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-1954 ... 1479950434

Or the dismantled one at half the price...

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Re: My Latest Ebay Purchase

Postby dennisgb » Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:47 pm

Oh it's a Sunbeam...don't know much about either of those bikes...I'm a dummy :D
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Re: My Latest Ebay Purchase

Postby Time Warp » Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:53 pm

Rohan wrote:So you weren't tempted by the powdercoated one at twice the price...
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-1954 ... 1479950434

Or the dismantled one at half the price...


I rang the seller,he was looking for $15000 + for it (S7 deluxe) that bike sold for around $5500 around 18 months ago in NSW.
The dismantled one is a 1948 S7 (1946 to 1948) hard to find parts for and have a reputation for being unreliable,it will be interesting to see the sale price.
Another one sold for $7113 a week or so back,there hadn't been any for sale for a long time then four pop up.

The one I purchased would be a prime restoration candidate since it is unmolested,has all metal bodywork and nothing is missing but that will not happen.
It will retain its character and remain as is bar a full service.
It seems by the posts on this website,diehard Norton folk have little interest in other marques.

http://www.sunbeam-twins.com/putting-th ... ether.html

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Re: My Latest Ebay Purchase

Postby Rohan » Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:05 pm

Time Warp wrote:It seems by the posts on this website,diehard Norton folk have little interest in other marques.


Except that quite a number can be found on other forums,
posting enthusiastically about other marques. !
Anonymity is a 2 edged sword.
And this is primarily a Commando site...

I'm not really a trike fan, but Dennis' Suzook looks rather cool.

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Re: My Latest Ebay Purchase

Postby Time Warp » Fri May 02, 2014 3:52 am

Sunbeam's don't seem to come up that often in the USA then this one surfaced even though the owner doesn't seem to know it is a S7 deluxe. :roll:

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ebaymotors/1951- ... v4exp=true

Not hard to see where the concept came from.
BSA had purchased Sunbeam and had designed the OHC engine prior to 1946,wars end they were given a BMW R75 to evaluate.

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=bmw+ ... 66&bih=631
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Re: My Latest Ebay Purchase

Postby speirmoor » Fri May 02, 2014 11:35 am

Whats the hole on the left headlight ear for?
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Re: My Latest Ebay Purchase

Postby L.A.B. » Fri May 02, 2014 12:02 pm

speirmoor wrote:Whats the hole on the left headlight ear for?


It's a built-in holder for the obligatory (but shortly to be abolished) UK 'road tax' disc. Unfortunately they're not abolishing the tax, only the disc, the whole system has been computerised for some time, so the requirement to display a disc as 'proof' has become unnecessary.

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Re: My Latest Ebay Purchase

Postby dave M » Fri May 02, 2014 4:17 pm

This is the 'Other Classic Motorcycle' section of the site so some pictures and photos of a lovely old Sunbeam are entirely appropriate.

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Re: My Latest Ebay Purchase

Postby Rohan » Fri May 02, 2014 5:16 pm

Time Warp wrote:Sunbeam's etc

Not hard to see where the concept came from.
BSA had purchased Sunbeam and had designed the OHC engine prior to 1946,wars end they were given a BMW R75 to evaluate.


It has also been commented that there is a bit of a (smaller ?) Indian 4 look in there as well..... ?

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Re: My Latest Ebay Purchase

Postby speirmoor » Wed May 07, 2014 10:56 am

L.A.B. wrote:It's a built-in holder for the obligatory (but shortly to be abolished) UK 'road tax' disc. Unfortunately they're not abolishing the tax, only the disc, the whole system has been computerised for some time, so the requirement to display a disc as 'proof' has become unnecessary.

Thanks LAB. Nice bikes guys
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