1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Wanted Norton wd 16h in the uk

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by norton_rider, Dec 31, 2019.

  1. norton_rider

    norton_rider

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Hey everyone just starting the hunt for a wd Norton 16h or another model of ww2 bike preference is the norton though [​IMG] ideally after one with a v5 in the uk.

    Feel free to pop me a PM if you have anything for sale.

    Many thanks.
     
  2. Time Warp

    Time Warp .......back to the 70's. VIP MEMBER

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2012
    You need to be extremely careful and would advise you find someone with actual knowledge (Not a, read the book and now a copy/paste armchair expert) of these bikes so they can look over any perspective purchase with you.
    Many are rife with bits made in India these days, some are OK others dodgy.
    There was at least 100000 of each model built but it is a mine field of pigs with lipstick (except khaki green lipstick is very cheap)

    I had looked for a WD16H or WD M20 around 5 years ago and the NL BSA website owner was very helpful when I was bidding on an original M20 out of California (The seller kept removing the no reserve auction, I had contacted him prior to any bidding) so in the end I flagged it away but be assured I was bidding to own it.
    I have never seen another like it.

    UK prices in general are high so buyer beware so good luck in the quest.
    You were hard pressed to give them away once, BSA's ? two for $100 in the crates.
     
  3. Time Warp

    Time Warp .......back to the 70's. VIP MEMBER

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2012
    Triumph 3HW and will refrain from You Tubing the theme song from Dads Army.
    The Matchless G3L is said be a good usable bike also.

    triumph_3HW - Copy.JPG
     
  4. norton_rider

    norton_rider

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Thanks Time Warp really appreciate the reply yeah I've been trying to find out about how to tell the indian repro parts from the genuine. Was offered one the other day but was full of repro parts. Nice restoration though but not what I'm looking for. Joined hmvf the other day and been getting some good advice on there :)
     
  5. Tornado

    Tornado VIP MEMBER

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2017
  6. norton_rider

    norton_rider

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Thanks Tornado!!
     
  7. Time Warp

    Time Warp .......back to the 70's. VIP MEMBER

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2012
    Its not just that, I follow the UK sales in general, you would want to be very wary of a junker (on the inside) with a shiny exterior paint job even if it had no dodgy parts.
    That is not so bad if it were a £2000 bike, but paying top dollar for something that is not as advertised can be painful, not only financially... but I think many have been down that track.

    UK classic bike prices in general are up there even compared to Australia.
     
  8. norton_rider

    norton_rider

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Indeed mate last thing I want is a repeat of the Commando gonna be very wary of show bikes as well this time round. Sure the right bike will turn up via a proper enthusiast like my 650ss as that's been a brilliant bike.
     
  9. norton bob

    norton bob

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2013
    Norton club site advert.
     
  10. norton_rider

    norton_rider

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Stuck one up bob :)
     

Share This Page