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Forum: General Greeves chat Yesterday, 07:37 PM
Replies: 0
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Posted By John Wakefield
The London Comp Shop

Does anyone have any info on The London Comp Shop based in Stepney, London they were a Greeves dealer late 60's early 70's
Forum: General Greeves chat Yesterday, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By John Wakefield
Iain I knew your dad from when he used to come...

Iain
I knew your dad from when he used to come along to the Cambridge Section Meetings when we met a Barton (sadly I have had to close the section as we were no longer getting a viable attendance) ...
Forum: Road machines 13/12/2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 58
Posted By John Wakefield
Smiths Speedometers on Greeves road bikes

Following on from Pete Smiths article in LL198 listing the Smiths speedo types used on road models.
I would point out these are just type numbers, on each speedo there is a gearing number usually...
Forum: General Greeves chat 12/12/2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By John Wakefield
I reported on it here back in January, so almost...

I reported on it here back in January, so almost a year and they have still not sold it http://www.greeves-riders.org.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=6404&highlight=Comet+Classics. This dealer Comet...
Forum: General Greeves chat 11/12/2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By John Wakefield
This one maybe...

This one maybe http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C905687
Forum: Trials machines 11/12/2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 165
Posted By John Wakefield
Parkwood do a new 60T rear sprocket for full...

Parkwood do a new 60T rear sprocket for full width alloy hubs for 37 to original design....
Forum: General Greeves chat 10/12/2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By John Wakefield
And this collection of mostly wrong & rusty...

And this collection of mostly wrong & rusty parts, & lots missing has sold for ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED & FIFTY POUNDS - mental...
Forum: General Greeves chat 10/12/2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By John Wakefield
Happy Christmas Everyone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI7gflX3J2k
Forum: Non-Greeves motorcycle chat 09/12/2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 77
Posted By John Wakefield
Cheap car trailer at Weston Super Mare

This 'classic' style car trailer in being auctioned at Weston Super Mare...
Forum: Parts sourcing 09/12/2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 71
Posted By John Wakefield
Brand new Smiths 80mph speedos for 19.20

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BRAND-NEW-SMITHS-SPEEDO-METER-0-80-MPH-BLACK-FACED-BSA-ROYAL-ENFIELD-MOTORCYCLE/202129041479?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D49131%26meid%3D8d922c92...
Forum: Trials machines 08/12/2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 89
Posted By John Wakefield
You may wish to contact member Eddie Smith as he...

You may wish to contact member Eddie Smith as he has (or did have) a Greeves trials lighting set, maker was Miller. see this thread...
Forum: Road machines 06/12/2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By John Wakefield
Its unlikely to give anymore power, a spark is...

Its unlikely to give anymore power, a spark is just a spark after all. The main advantage would be the better starting and also the better lights IF its a 12 volt system. I presume its an Electrex...
Forum: Road machines 06/12/2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By John Wakefield
VS finally perfected electronic ignition for Villiers twins

This video from facebook https://www.facebook.com/steve.gollings.3/videos/10155803327573955/
Steve Gollings writes;-
Finally sorted electric ignition for twins. This is the prototype up and...
Forum: Non-Greeves motorcycle chat 03/12/2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 996
Posted By John Wakefield
But he was in reciept of stolen property and...

But he was in reciept of stolen property and should have done a HPI check on it to see if it was stolen. Ignorance of the law is no excuse.
Forum: Non-Greeves motorcycle chat 03/12/2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 996
Posted By John Wakefield
Good result John & very lucky it was still in one...

Good result John & very lucky it was still in one piece. I hope the Surrey Police are going to prosecute the thieving scumbag who was trying to sell this at Kempton, he should also be named and...
Forum: Trials machines 02/12/2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,111
Posted By John Wakefield
Is that the one on John Hardings stall? Did it...

Is that the one on John Hardings stall? Did it have a registration number?
Forum: Trials machines 02/12/2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,111
Posted By John Wakefield
Thanks Geoff

Thanks Geoff
Forum: Trials machines 02/12/2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,377
Posted By John Wakefield
More on Monty Banks

Scott, I believe David Banks & Monty Jnr later had another shop in Stepney called The London Comp Shop. Have you any knowledge of that.
Forum: Trials machines 01/12/2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,111
Posted By John Wakefield
Thanks Spike

Thanks Spike
Forum: Road machines 01/12/2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 71
Posted By John Wakefield
No problem Garry, just trying to help owners of...

No problem Garry, just trying to help owners of these bikes as there are currently no accurate new replacements available. Villiers Services do pipes for the 4T but they are not the correct shape. I...
Forum: Trials machines 01/12/2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,111
Posted By John Wakefield
Thanks for update Andrew

Thanks for update Andrew
Forum: Road machines 01/12/2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 71
Posted By John Wakefield
Drawing for 4T exhaust pipes

Not sure if there is an official Greeves drawing for these but I have made the following drawing of the exhaust pipe for the 4T engined roadsters, the 25DCmk2; East Coaster; and 25DDmk2 Essex.
I...
Forum: Triumph Greeves machines 30/11/2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By John Wakefield
Grumph article in OBM

There is an article on Gareth Tunstall's Grumph is in the December OBM.
Forum: Road machines 29/11/2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,753
Posted By John Wakefield
Have you got the engine running yet Tony, were...

Have you got the engine running yet Tony, were the solid alloy exhaust sealing rings OK?
Forum: General Greeves chat 28/11/2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 274
Posted By John Wakefield
Under existing rules, inspections are done by a...

Under existing rules, inspections are done by a small band of GRA members in addition to the DVLA authenticators (Rob & Colin). So I assume that arrangement will remain. I was one myself a few years...
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