1961 Model 8

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Re: 1961 Model 8

Postby SPRIDDLER » Thu May 16, 2019 4:36 pm

Oldcarguy wrote:No history whats so ever he even clocked it :headbang:

I think very few old bikes show the correct mileage what with replacing/repairing speedos, broken drive cables etc.
In the days of MOT's it amused the tester that mine appeared have been ridden backwards some years.
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Re: 1961 Model 8

Postby Plugsnpoints » Thu May 16, 2019 5:37 pm

shifter wrote:I bought a m18 from a dealer had it a week and the big end started rumbling when I rang him up he said the original warranty ran out on the bike in 1956 I also bought a B.S.A b25 later on privately and the top end needed rebuilt after I had done less than 200 miles on it in my book you pay you money and take the chance in the old vehicle game.

I agree up to a point.

The last entry has been edited, this thread is about a Model 8 bought from a member and doesn't need any references to another seller, which may cause confusion. Please keep the thread on topic. Rob

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Re: 1961 Model 8

Postby Oldcarguy » Thu May 16, 2019 6:31 pm

Thanks for all your comments but having spent 25 plus years in the motor trade he is not going to get away with it especially the illegal bit

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Re: 1961 Model 8

Postby shifter » Thu May 16, 2019 6:42 pm

Plugnpoints,
Freedom of speech and stating these sort of things do happen comes to mind with no malice or harm intended
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Re: 1961 Model 8

Postby alanengineer » Thu May 16, 2019 7:59 pm

Have you gone back to the seller and put your disappointment to him yet

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Re: 1961 Model 8

Postby Oldcarguy » Fri May 17, 2019 6:59 am

No I am drafting a letter as I find more things wrong.

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Re: 1961 Model 8

Postby Ozmadman » Fri May 17, 2019 10:01 am

Can you post a picture of your "show condition" model 8?
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Re: 1961 Model 8

Postby mikeydpippin » Fri May 17, 2019 10:25 am

IMHO if you buy a bike from a member it should be described as close to accurate as possible, its the one place I always visit first when looking for another bike.
Same reason I purchase my parts from Jampot spares.
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Re: 1961 Model 8

Postby Mick D » Fri May 17, 2019 10:26 am

Ozmadman wrote:Can you post a picture of your "show condition" model 8?


Check February 19 Jampot

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Re: 1961 Model 8

Postby Oldcarguy » Fri May 17, 2019 12:15 pm

Have given up on trying to put a photo up so this is Facebook Lightweights group go down the page and you will see all my posts about the bike https://www.facebook.com/groups/1508774709267307/

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