£8,995 Sunbeam Classic Motorcycles for Sale Sunbeam S8 for sale ; 1951; registration does not say 'Non Transferable' but we believe it to be an Age Related number; really well restored some time ago and still very lovely; starts easily; runs really well with everything working as it should; very sweet and willing to ride; Tinware is metal; very correct, lovely example £5,500 Triumph Classic Motorcycles For Sale. Make sure all of these lights are in working order for a safer ride. I hope you find what Colin and myself have said to be use in enlightening you on the practices of classic bike restorers. If you do find one you will be quids in on your restoration project, because a company that genuinely say what it can do in house is going to get enough work from your restoration project at a reasonable profit and will not be afraid to divulge what they cannot do. And the last, last thing is to never, ever forget to have fun out there and be safe-ish. With Lucas mags, I don't even bother to check the condenser. .
All these specialist fields are undertaken not by the classic restoration company, but by specialist is their respective fields and this will cost you as the classic bike restorer marks the stuff up as the middleman. From motorcycle media blasting, ultra-sonic carburettor cleaning, engine and gearbox repairs. Dynamo rebuilds are £75 plus parts one year guarantee. Just make sure they fit your handlebars and they are the size and look you want. Most bikes come factory with a 4-2 exhaust system if you have four cylinders, and 2-2 if you have two. His workshop is a small grotto of parts, new and ancient.
If you could find a workshop that does precision engineering with a mechanical background as well you would probably find they have made parts such as percision crankshaft parts and have fitted special sized plain bearings into crankcases. Full restorations are very hard to quote on. Vehicles undergoing full or major restorations will be covered for loss by our insurance at the current market value for the vehicle in current condition. As well as genuine Triumph parts, we stock and fit. What happens when he needs a two stroke cylinder liner replacing on a high performance racer and the ports have to be replicated to the standard tuned opening times, you guessed it; the specialist in this field.
Say you own a Triumph T140 Bonneville that wants restoring. If you have a machine that you are considering selling, please give us a try for a discreet, no hassle transaction. As you can see some our machinery is not what the average restorer would have. He would be a lair as we would if we said Stotfold Engineering can cast you a new crankcase, but we know someone who can and would be happy to point you in that direction as long as you gave us the opportunity to quote on the machining of it. Some repairs can be handled at the roadside.
We could sub out parts of the work if something extra is needed, but instead we quote for a job or point customers in the right direction, even calling other workshops for info that may help them while they are with us. The complete bike has been languishing in a leaky damp shed and covered with a tarpaulin causing it to sweat, or maybe you you have just purchased it as an easy restoration project. Bare in mind however that quote over the phone and without the specialist seeing them can be considerably different. Twelve and half hours labour? You will find a detailed list on what we can offer on our page. Turn off the A31 Farnham bypass onto the A325 towards Bordon follow the Birdworld signs , we are located about 1 mile up on the left hand side opposite the Outback Bear and Ragged Staff pub. I hope one day you will test our services and would be pleased to be put to the test on the seven points I raised earlier.
And don't run suppressed spark plug caps. Then, give it a charge. Classic Triumph Motorcycles for sale. He tells the restorer it does not seem to run smoothly and the electric start seems noisy. So how do you find the time, Stuart? If you supply your bike broken down for inspection supplying notes on what you think needs repair he should be able to give you a fairly accurate quote. The customer was happy with the job , but ignorant of the real cost.
We at Stotfold Engineering consider ourselves to be one of those restorers luckily. If you want to send a mag to Stuart, just use the Royal Mail or a courier, or you can arrange to deliver by hand if it's more convenient. Ben surveys his motorcycle, considering next steps. We have predominantly Classic British Motorcycles For Sale but all types and make of Classic Bikes are catered for. Albans, London, Rugby, Daventry and Coventry. They did all the work of lead filling, chrome plating, painting and lining the tank. All new parts and repair work will be warranted for three months from date of invoice regardless of mileage.
The restorer who says he perform complete restorations is talking a load of bull. This time 14 hours labour! Do a web search and look around for specialists. Genuine parts are supplied and fitted whenever possible! As shown earlier in case study no. Ditching the old wires for a modern wiring harness. There are ways to bring the cost down and keep them under control to make the job more cost effective. Smacks of someone just bolting new parts on until the problem goes away and how often to replace a needle jet on a Mikuni carb! However, when it gets to more challenging technical tasks, you may find the details to be lacking. Who are you to argue as he is the specialist.
Disc brakes are generally easier to maintain and have a lot more stopping power, but drum brakes are perfectly fine, too. British iron, Italian style Vincent expert gives us the inside track on building a better Shadow, Rapide, or Comet. But he is selling magneto spares. The Restorers These men are the experts that make it possible for us to provide second to none restoration service. Another pit fall to watch out for is the restorers hourly rate. The tooling will comprise of all the factory kit and maybe some special tools that have been made to the builders requirements.
He returns to collect the bike and is handed the bill for £490. Custom flat trackers and street trackers from Richard Pollock When you're down at Cosmo's, it's the 1970s all over again. The thoroughbred engine restorer has studied engines, how they work and if need be how to tune them to get maximum performance or to their customers specification. They do not need to be Mint or Show condition but must be genuine honest Motorcycles. You will pay for the specialists he knows and uses. Most of the time you can get away with a simple carb clean, but sometimes, you need a full rebuild. It amazing what some restorers will charge Unfortunately not taking the hint after the first bill the customer goes back to a motorcycle restorer because it is running poorly again.