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Twins / Re: Advice on possible new purchase please
« on: 17 April, 2017, 12:19:35 »
Hi Bess,

Many thanks for getting back to me.  Really useful advice and helped put my mind at rest.  I went to see the bike and couldn't get it to fire up.  Checked and it wasn't getting a spark at the HT lead. I had taken a new battery with me to test it. Getting the bike cheap if I want it.  I'm thinking worse case scenario that he is maybe hiding a major fault with the engine, although it was kicking over and no rattles, really smooth.

 I'm wondering how much an engine strip down and rebuild would cost.  Would you happen to know the average cost of this?

I feel that the bike will lie there and it needs to be rescued!

Thanks again


Twins / Advice on possible new purchase please
« on: 15 April, 2017, 20:14:57 »
Hi all, i'm new to the forum and hoping for some advice please.

I am going to view a 1964 A65 Rocket.  I've been told by the seller that it has had a crankshaft bush to bearing conversion. However,The bike has not been on the road for at least 4 years.

Up until now I've been happy with what the seller has told me, i.e. what's been done to it, but the fear of god has been put into me after reading a number of comments on other websites about sludge trap problems.  So, I've come to the organ grinders for advice about this and any other advice you can give me about what I should look out for when purchasing one.

I've been looking to jump from Jap bikes for a long time and finally taking the plunge, so want it to be right.  :-\

Many thanks

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