- May 27, 2013
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.Rohan said: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...
Except that quite a number can be found on other forums,Time Warp said:It seems by the posts on this website,diehard Norton folk have little interest in other marques.
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.speirmoor said:Whats the hole on the left headlight ear for?
It has also been commented that there is a bit of a (smaller ?) Indian 4 look in there as well..... ?Time Warp said: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.
Thanks LAB. Nice bikes guysL.A.B. said: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.
Sorry Dennis, but it's not cool and it's definitely not a bike - it's got three wheels. Trikes are vehicle number 4 in my list of vehicles which shouldn't be allowed out anywhere near a public road......vehicle number 1 is a car towing a caravan.dennisgb said:
1100k's??.......... Karratha isnt it ? more like 3000k's from Melbourne.. Yep and old unmolestered pieces of nuts, bolts n wheels, that run and are 60+ yr old, are as kooooooll as it gets...Time Warp said:The Sunbeam arrived early Tuesday morning after its 1100 odd km trip from Melbourne.
I checked the fluids all was good,a graunching sound from the rear end turned out to be the tyre/tire touching the rear mudguard only (they have a bronze crown wheel)
Hooked the 6 volt battery up,a splash of fuel,tickle the Amal 276 and it fired up first kick.
It runs very nicely for being over 64 years old,the forks are a little harsh so will get a full service shortly,it has one of the smoothest gearbox's (1 up / 3 down) even when first is selected,nothing,not even a click.