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Singles / Re: Engine shock absorber
« on: 11 April, 2018, 10:15:39 »
Its a **** sight easier to put on than get off !!!

The Star and Garter / Re: MoT and Registration class changes
« on: 11 April, 2018, 10:13:40 »

As far as I'm aware you cant get the taxation class changed on a post 1960/pre1978 bike without having an MoT; I think the MoT exemption is only applicable to pre1960 bikes
I took the V5s for my '54 C11G and '55 B31 to the Post office yesterday filling in section 7 to change the taxation class- the clerk put it through the system which provided me with a receipt showing no tax was payable and has sent the v5 to DVLA to be updated. There was no request for a V112 (MoT exemtion form) It all seemed a lot more straight forward than I thought it would be..a bit surreal actually, anyway we'll see if the V5 come back amended. 

Singles / Its alive !!
« on: 06 April, 2018, 18:00:27 »
Still restoring a 1955 plunger B31 which was a virtual basket case this time last year. Just got the oil system connected up and thought " I  wonder if it will go ?" filled the carb with a funnel (no tank or seat yet) and it fired up second kick...absolutely amazing as it hasn't run since about 1974 !


The Star and Garter / Re: MoT and Registration class changes
« on: 06 April, 2018, 17:53:47 »
Thanks Chris...just the job !

The Star and Garter / Re: MoT and Registration class changes
« on: 05 April, 2018, 13:20:02 »
Thanks mate... looks easy


The Star and Garter / MoT and Registration class changes
« on: 05 April, 2018, 09:00:21 »
Hi guys
I would appreciate little help on the procedure for changing the registration class of my bike(s) from "Motor Bicycle" to "Historic Motor Bicycle";

As I understand it the 'transaction' has to be done at the Post Office- it can't be done on line; there doesn't appear to be a "V" form for the request so presumably I will need to attach a note.


1971 Bantam B175; on a SORN ;Restoration complete and as the reg it is pre 1978 it requires an MoT before submitting the V5 with a classification change request.

1955 B31; on a SORN; Restoration nearly there; as the reg is pre 1960 it doesnt need an MoT certificate (although it would obviously be sensible to get it checked)  - submit V5 and V112 (Mot Exemption Form)  with the classification change request.

1954 C11G- in need of a complete re-build; details as for the B31

Is this correct ?

cheers      :-\


Singles / Re: Pattern Mudgaurds
« on: 27 March, 2018, 19:57:16 »
I got a pair from Mickys Spares in India for my plunger B31 and had a few issues- the main problem was that on the rear guard the middle bracket was out by about 1" and I had to fabricate a connecting piece and drill another pair of holes. The front one was near enough and just required a bit of persuasion to get the original stays to fit.
To be fair to the seller they did offer to replace them with the brackets and holes in the right place- as per the measurements I would provide- but as I had already had them painted it would have meant another paint job.
Basically- if you are willing to "make do" then they are ok- certainly a lot cheaper than you can get them in the UK.

Singles / Re: magdyno base
« on: 24 March, 2018, 20:34:31 »
I found 2 missing when I stripped down my B31  so I modified a couple of suitably sized bolts by filing to the required profile- seems to work..and its cheap !

The Star and Garter / Re: Buyers Beware !
« on: 24 March, 2018, 20:30:11 »
will we learn a lesson from this ?....I doubt it !!


The Star and Garter / Re: Buyers Beware !
« on: 23 March, 2018, 18:53:14 »
Quick update... its taken 3+ weeks but I've finally got a refund- severely out of pocket because of courier charges..but hey-ho...I should have been more careful !

The Star and Garter / Re: Nuts and bolts
« on: 15 March, 2018, 11:24:13 »
Check out Kays Fasteners on ebay... good selection and really quick (free) delivery- prices are good as well; Spaldinf Fasteners are also good although a little more expensive.
The best option is to enter the bolt or nut size in ebay search box and select


The Star and Garter / Re: Buyers Beware !
« on: 13 March, 2018, 20:05:06 »
That looks to be an improvement but there are more pictures of the un-dismantled bike than there are as it actually is.... I still think its a bit unethical

The Star and Garter / Re: Buyers Beware !
« on: 12 March, 2018, 08:59:50 »
Yep... my fault really..should have checked the other photos...but when there are 5 on the screen and there is a reference to the last 4......

Anyhooo...I think I'm sorted

The Star and Garter / Re: Classic British
« on: 11 March, 2018, 19:23:09 »
Yes... I ordered some parts for my B31 back in October- part of the order arrived with a note to say the outstanding would be shipped the following week- never arrived- tried phone evrey day for 2 weeks with no reply- emailed loads of times and even sent a couple of letters by snail mail- no response whatsoever- I eventually assumed they had either ceased trading or had suffered some catastrophe and gave it up as a bad job

The Star and Garter / Re: Buyers Beware !
« on: 11 March, 2018, 17:31:43 »

They operate under the name of  classicmotornos- they have 4 or 5 very expensive basket cases on ebay. To be fair they do state at the bottom of the item description "the last 4 photos are of the bike now"... BUT... the main picture and the 4 photos on the page are of the bikes before dismantling; you have to search out the pictures of the "as now"... Its a cute piece of marketing because all the indication are that you are bidding on a complete unit- doesnt make it right though !

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