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    Just picked up by latest bike, a Griffon 380 Twinport, The bike is 58D Twin port with a GBA gearbox. The original GP4E engine has been changed due to damage, however I have the original to have repaired. The rear wheel is high tensile, front replaced with normal chrome rim.
    Similar spec to the Enduro and with the original Motoplat could have lights. In fact these numbers are very close to the Enduro that is shown on Flickr . Whether these were made to order I am not sure and I have asked on the Nicholson Facebook site.

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  • #2
    Feedback from Kenny

    "58D is Nicholson spec 380 with 24MX6 gear ratios used on Desert models with Ceriani 58D or Leading link 58B suffix".

    and also
    "D is for Ceriani. Models that came to Nicholson in late 69 thru 71 were B,C,E and D in the 56 and 58 series Griffons. C and E were close ratio MX. Griffon Enduros with lights were model 60 and 61N which were late 1971 to year 1972. It can get confusing.".
    Last edited by tony; 04/06/2019, 10:43 PM.


    • #3
      Has anyone got a spare or unused Griffon side stand please?

      I need the crate for another bike
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      • #4
        Sorry, no but I've got a couple of milk crates


        • #5
          Thanks for the offer, however they don't fold up very well


          • #6
            I put a very hot triumph on one once and it folded instantly