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Author Topic: Whats this on Ebay...  (Read 582 times)

The Garbone

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Whats this on Ebay...
« on: October 22, 2010, 01:13:16 PM »
My uneducated guess is a "G"  350...125?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260681367139&viewitem=

I really like the stand...
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Re: Whats this on Ebay...
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2010, 01:33:47 PM »
Yeah, "G" but it's no 500. Nice project bike. Weren't they 250's?

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Re: Whats this on Ebay...
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2010, 09:35:00 PM »
I was thinking 350. I'm going to keep an eye on this one, because I need to do something stupid. ;)

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Re: Whats this on Ebay...
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2010, 11:07:13 PM »
I believe it is a model J ( J is the first prefix on the frame  ) which would be a 500. Good ole Wikipedia.
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Re: Whats this on Ebay...
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2010, 11:20:41 AM »
This is definitely a 500 Model J from early post-war production. Even without the numbers, it is easy to tell a 350 from a 500. The 500 has numerous visible differences to the frame, engine and cycle parts compared to a 350. Shape of the cylinder head, size of cylinder, position of the front engine mount, centre tube bottom fixing, rear frame tubes, rear brake, rear stand are all easily distinguishable from photos. Not so easy to spot are different gearbox case, engine plates, air filter box, chainguard, regulator mount, pillion footrests and other smaller parts.
One published Enfield history book specifically states that the 350 and 500 had identical cycle parts, which is simply not true.

If I wasn't so far away from it, I'd be bidding.

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Re: Whats this on Ebay...
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2010, 01:30:38 PM »
Something odd I noticed is that the engine has a drive sprocket attached but there are compensating (spring loaded) engine sprocket parts in the pile. So it's a J 500? ,even better. Great project, but too far away for me too.

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Re: Whats this on Ebay...
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2010, 10:26:29 PM »
Interesting piece of trivia.  The seller of this bike is Big D Cycle.

Big D Cycle was started by a man called Jack Wilson, who is the guy who built the Triumph that took the land speed record in the 50's and gave the Bonneville it's name.

Had the pleasure of meeting the man many years ago at Daytona, though he has long since passed on now.

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