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Forum: General Greeves chat Yesterday, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By Colin Sparrow
That is sad news, Iain, please accept my...

That is sad news, Iain, please accept my condolences.

Nice guy your dad, and a reliable supporter of our Battlesbridge events for many years.
Forum: Archives & historical information 10/12/2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 65
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Copies of a good number of factory drawings are...

Copies of a good number of factory drawings are available from Rob Thornton. On here as "Rob" or contact details in Leading Link.
Forum: Trials machines 06/12/2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Both the 25TA and the 25SA were produced to...

Both the 25TA and the 25SA were produced to special order only. Very few were made and in any case they were rendered obsolete in less than a year by the introduction of the 31A and its various...
Forum: Trials machines 05/12/2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By Colin Sparrow
8972/TA is a 20TA. It started life with a 9E.

8972/TA is a 20TA. It started life with a 9E.
Forum: Non-Greeves motorcycle chat 02/12/2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Hi Tammy, how great to hear from you. That...

Hi Tammy, how great to hear from you.

That Honda was a bit of a saga - as I was reading through your story of trials and tribulations I was hoping there would be a happy ending. Just don't fall...
Forum: Trials machines 01/12/2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By Colin Sparrow
All sorts of weird and wonderful things seem to...

All sorts of weird and wonderful things seem to happen to Greeves frames over the years; let's face it many of them have been around for fifty years or so and they're easy to work on.

It depends...
Forum: General Greeves chat 29/11/2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 274
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Yes Tony I will be at Shepton Mallett and would...

Yes Tony I will be at Shepton Mallett and would be happy to inspect your bike there. If you email me with your current address on colinsparrow@btinternet.com I'll get the initial paperwork to you.
Forum: General Greeves chat 29/11/2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 274
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Thanks for all the input, folks. The Committee...

Thanks for all the input, folks. The Committee along with those previously used by John Collard have been most helpful in enabling me to cover a fair bit of the country.

Scotland might be a...
Forum: Trials machines 28/11/2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By Colin Sparrow
You're a GRA member, so if you email me on...

You're a GRA member, so if you email me on colinsparrow@btinternet.com I can let you have the info for free.

I can't PM you on here until you're upgraded.
Forum: Scrambles machines 28/11/2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Thanks Simon. I thought it looked particularly...

Thanks Simon. I thought it looked particularly well made so must be a good make.
Forum: Scrambles machines 27/11/2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Wot's this Barrel?

Can anyone tell me what make of barrel this is please?
Forum: General Greeves chat 27/11/2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 274
Posted By Colin Sparrow
The preceding post is a report which will appear...

The preceding post is a report which will appear in the next Leading Link.

I have just received confirmation of my accreditation with the DVLA, so have now fully taken over this role from John...
Forum: General Greeves chat 27/11/2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 274
Posted By Colin Sparrow
DVLA Authentications

DVLA Authentications

As you may have heard, Colin Sparrow has taken over as DVLA Authentication Officer from John Collard who has decided to relinquish the role after many years of service. The...
Forum: Trials machines 27/11/2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By Colin Sparrow
John's spot on, that number is a 1960 24SCS...

John's spot on, that number is a 1960 24SCS Hawkstone.

It does appear in the factory dispatch record which is one hurdle surmounted should you decide to register it.
Forum: Trials machines 26/11/2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Hi Liam, welcome to the forum. Lots of...

Hi Liam, welcome to the forum. Lots of enthusiastic Greeves knowledge and help on here. You're doing the right thing joining the GRA - plan to make the annual gathering in April if you can.
Forum: Non-Greeves motorcycle chat 26/11/2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 499
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Fair comment. I think I was alluding to their...

Fair comment. I think I was alluding to their comparatively recent emergence as a mainstream manufacturer. The modern company started in 1992.

I've had a go on my grandson's RC390 sports bike and...
Forum: Non-Greeves motorcycle chat 25/11/2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 499
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Went to the show yesterday with son and grandson....

Went to the show yesterday with son and grandson. Grandson has, after jumping through innumerable hoops, now got his full-power licence. Sadly his granddad can't afford to buy him the R1 he wants for...
Forum: Trials machines 22/11/2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,111
Posted By Colin Sparrow
I've found it in the dispatch record, so we now...

I've found it in the dispatch record, so we now know the frame number.

John, I've emailed you.
Forum: Paint 16/11/2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By Colin Sparrow
That's entirely right. John got an un-faded...

That's entirely right. John got an un-faded example of Moorland Blue matched.

I don't suppose Suffolk Stove Enamellers make the powder themselves. Why doesn't someone just give them a ring,...
Forum: General Greeves chat 14/11/2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By Colin Sparrow
I believe Bert Thorn, Comerfords Sales Director,...

I believe Bert Thorn, Comerfords Sales Director, retained them when they ceased trading.

Sadly Bert died in 2013 and I don't know who (if anyone) has them now.
Forum: Trials machines 08/11/2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,111
Posted By Colin Sparrow
If it was exported by the factory back in the day...

If it was exported by the factory back in the day we won't be able to trace the frame number from the engine number. The export dispatch record hasn't survived.

Also if it is reimported, the buyer...
Forum: Projects 08/11/2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,535
Posted By Colin Sparrow
First appeared on the 1972 range: 250 Griffon...

First appeared on the 1972 range: 250 Griffon model 60, 380 QUB model 63.

Mind you, it's a nice graphic, you could always use them if you want to - it's your bike!
Forum: Projects 07/11/2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,535
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Black on white "Greeves Great Britain" with the...

Black on white "Greeves Great Britain" with the Union flag above the sticker for a twin-piper. both available from GRA.
Forum: Non-Greeves motorcycle chat 06/11/2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 995
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Targeted Bike Theft

Mike Hobbs, Cambridgeshire VMCC stalwart and friend has put out this sad report. Although seemingly no Greeves were there to be stolen, the further the word goes out on what was taken the better.
...
Forum: Road machines 30/10/2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,753
Posted By Colin Sparrow
Genuine Factory Bodge then?!!

Genuine Factory Bodge then?!!
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