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Forum: Archives & historical information Yesterday, 07:36 AM
Replies: 74
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Posted By John Wakefield
Just bumping this thread. If anyone has any frame...

Just bumping this thread. If anyone has any frame numbers to add please post them.
Forum: General Greeves chat 21/04/2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 80
Posted By John Wakefield
You need to contact the maker/supplier of the...

You need to contact the maker/supplier of the electronic ignition unit to find out the correct connection, if wrong you could damage the unit.:(
Forum: Scrambles machines 21/04/2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 45
Posted By John Wakefield
MDS? with lights in USA

1962 250 Scrambler (MDS? no frame number quoted) purchased from original family. Un-restored all original, with dealer added factory Lucas lighting kit option. Purchased at Nick Nicholson Motors in...
Forum: Events, meetings and shows 20/04/2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By John Wakefield
Or one of the 5 White Helmets Triumphs @ 5500 to...

Or one of the 5 White Helmets Triumphs @ 5500 to 8000 estimate each:eek:
Forum: Non-Greeves motorcycle chat 19/04/2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,341
Posted By John Wakefield
The ruling only applies to road going bikes so...

The ruling only applies to road going bikes so scramblers are not a concern unless you want to road register one.
Forum: Non-Greeves motorcycle chat 19/04/2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,341
Posted By John Wakefield
I think we can expect some tightening of the...

I think we can expect some tightening of the rules by DVSA. One reason being to stem the trend towards rat bikes, choppers, and bobbers where certain owners (and dealers) have been building these...
Forum: Road machines 18/04/2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,324
Posted By John Wakefield
Good job Tony, good that a rare bike has survived...

Good job Tony, good that a rare bike has survived and is being ridden, one of only 4 known and one of only 2 known to be restored and roadworthy.

32DD 124B ATL 237A b/case found in USA 4/17 &...
Forum: Links & resources 16/04/2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By John Wakefield
Vehicle Records

This useful link is available on the Kithead Trust web site http://kitheadtrust.org.uk/england-wales#PT giving details of what vehicle registration records can be found at the various County/Borough...
Forum: General Greeves chat 15/04/2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By John Wakefield
Novel idea for redundant beam

Found this pic on the net, someone has used it for a post box support. In USA I would think.
Forum: Trials machines 12/04/2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By John Wakefield
Its still on DVLA database taxed till Aug 2018....

Its still on DVLA database taxed till Aug 2018. Frame number would be 24TGS281
When did you sell it David as I still have it with you. Have you checked with the person you sold it to, maybe he still...
Forum: Scrambles machines 11/04/2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By John Wakefield
Confirmation from Brightwells, it does not have a...

Confirmation from Brightwells, it does not have a frame number
Forum: Scrambles machines 11/04/2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By John Wakefield
The full auctioneers speel: Lot No.52...

The full auctioneers speel:

Lot No.52 Registration Date C. 1957 Make & ModelGreeves Hawkstone Scrambler 24 MCSColourSilver/Blue Engine size 250cc Engine No.313B /717Documents Estimate 2,000 -...
Forum: Scrambles machines 11/04/2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By John Wakefield
No frame number given (so is it an unstamped...

No frame number given (so is it an unstamped beam?) Engine No 313B is a 9E supplied to Greeves for 20D and also to Ambassador, Cotton, Excelsior &Panther
Forum: Road machines 09/04/2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,324
Posted By John Wakefield
1963 is right for the 32DD. 1963 was the last...

1963 is right for the 32DD. 1963 was the last year of production (and also the 32DC), but of course it may have been 2 years later before your bike got sold in USA. Frame probably hung around at the...
Forum: Books & publications 09/04/2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By John Wakefield
LL arrived in Cambridge today Monday 9th April. A...

LL arrived in Cambridge today Monday 9th April. A good piece of reading, particularly the report on the Grebsa owned at one time by John Blackburn.
Looking the number (HKW 644N) up on the DVLA the...
Forum: Links & resources 07/04/2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By John Wakefield
Interesting that the 1966 'Sports Twin' 25DC (an...

Interesting that the 1966 'Sports Twin' 25DC (an East Coaster) is shown, none have ever turned up in the USA (other than the earlier 1964 25DCMk2) but from the UK dispatch records the following 11...
Forum: Links & resources 06/04/2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By John Wakefield
Also 1967 Anglian & 1968 Wessex Enduro

Also 1967 Anglian & 1968 Wessex Enduro
Forum: Links & resources 06/04/2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By John Wakefield
Greeves 1966 USA range

Copy of a leaflet for the 1966 Greeves range available from Nicholson & Randy Wilson
Forum: Greeves engines 06/04/2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By John Wakefield
Have you got the ignition cam on the right way...

Have you got the ignition cam on the right way round? There should be a direction arrow one end that goes to the outside. You should not need to file slots.
Forum: Events, meetings and shows 05/04/2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1
Agm
Views: 141
Posted By John Wakefield
Agm

Some member's still appear to not know the date and time of the AGM.
Its at
EXETER HALL, OXFORD ROAD, KIDLINGTON OX5 1AB this coming SUNDAY 8TH APRIL. THERE IS AN AUTOJUMBLE STARTING AT 9AM
Forum: Scrambles machines 04/04/2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By John Wakefield
Thanks for full frame (VIN) No. Ben. I am not an...

Thanks for full frame (VIN) No. Ben. I am not an expert on this model but can answer some of your queries.
The 19" front wheel was standard on the US export model with a larger section Dunlop tyre....
Forum: Scrambles machines 04/04/2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By John Wakefield
MCS Enduro?

Ben Geissel of Hinckley, California is asking if anyone knows anything about a 24MCS/2/16?? unfortunately he has not included the complete frame number so it cant be fully identified, but presumably...
Forum: General Greeves chat 04/04/2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,100
Posted By John Wakefield
WWC170F (24TJSB103) is listed as Gordon Farley's...

WWC170F (24TJSB103) is listed as Gordon Farley's bike in Don Morley's book Classic British Two Stroke Trials Bikes.
Forum: Events, meetings and shows 03/04/2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By John Wakefield
You should be able to download pics from here...

You should be able to download pics from here https://www.facebook.com/groups/pre65/photos/
Forum: General Greeves chat 02/04/2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,100
Posted By John Wakefield
In actual fact Greeves used 24TJSA B C D E & F so...

In actual fact Greeves used 24TJSA B C D E & F so looks an alphabetic date code:confused:
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