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AJS Model 14 250 CSR

Classic Bike Bargains

the middle of winter and there’s much interesting to do. So if you’re to waggle the spanners somewhat, you bag yourself a project bike

The weird thing about credit crunch is that tightened up the supply of desirable motorcycles. So bikes which fetch top money are still sold at premium prices. at the scruffy end of the market things to have slowed somewhat, means there’s quite a few machines being offered at money. They tend not to around, however, so you need to be

If a tiddler tickles your then BSA Bantams are always in supply and depending on condition are going cheep-cheep (…sorry) now. Someone who is prepared to restore one might fancy the D7 for in Leyland; the project has been and some parts have painted and the wheels have re-spoked. The seller has been spares together (including two and we reckon he’ll take for the whole lot (07813 031407).

Bargain Bantam rolling

Andy Tiernan also has a chassis project Bantam, D7, which would be 175cc if it had an which it doesn’t. Still, just Ј150 and it wouldn’t too much trouble to find a to fill that gap. See

1969 B175 Bantam at

Or if you’re looking for rather work, Doug at Honoroak has taking care of a 1969 Bantam for a wee while. He says a good runner; a very little bike which has off the road for five years or which means it’ll full recommissioning to get back in Yours for Ј675 (or make him a offer; Doug’s never to haggling!). See

Moving up the capacity somewhat, the 250cc class a lot of choice and all of it for less than a Northants Classic Bikes a 1966 BSA C14 which needs for Ј895 (01933 355525), our classified ads reveal an absolute Honda CB250RS — Ј180 for a bike with tyres, Motad two-into-one and nearly-new chain and sprockets. an engine fault so the motor run cleanly without cutting out do you fancy the challenge?

01304 202492 if so!

Bargain MZs on

1962 AJS Model 14.

AJS and Matchless are also firm favourites in the stakes. These bikes are to work on and offer frisky fun you’ve got them up and running. Tiernan has a 1962 AJS Model 14, is a 250 (and kind-of similar to the featured in RC56), which MoT’d for Ј900.

Or a private AJS 250 CSR still be available if you don’t about: it’s a 1962 which is MoT’d through to 2009 and could be ridden or Up for Ј750 from 01543

1962 AJS 250 CSR.

Prices do once you start looking at and above, but you can still find big which won’t bust budget. There’s one such AJS 18S, a 500cc single 1957, in our classifieds. The owner is enough to admit that it has a fault but reckons it runs OK — and he’s asking for it on 01733 203933. Or Honoroak be able to tempt you with a old slugger, a rigid BSA M21 600cc

It hasn’t been used for a dozen years, hence the tag of Ј1900. You’ll have to do work to get it up and running again but you also get to revel in its original, condition.

Rigid BSA M21 600cc

If you’re more familiar maintaining Japanese machines Llandow Classics have Honda CB550 restoration for Ј550 (01446 771160). You want to check spare prices before diving into that one — four sets of most go into the engine… Llandow also got a Jawa 350 TS with a fault in stock; they provide the spare parts to fix it if got Ј450 to pay.

Royal Enfield Crusader

Other machines which our attention include a 1964 Tiger Cub being offered by for restoration, complete with new pipe, silencer and badges for Or if you’d rather someone did the hard work for you then a Royal Enfield Crusader in our classifieds at Ј700. It’s rebuilt with plenty of new as a non-standard ‘fun bike’ 12-Volt electrics, new wheels, engine and such — still be available from 875386.

1961 James

Two final tiddlers are a 1961 Cadet at Honoroak; a good original machine for just and — for people who just being different — a Velocette LE at Andy Tiernan’s. The turns over OK and the gears but this is a project which need some TLC for Ј800.

Velocette LE.

The final thought is another on sale at Northants Classic Centre. It’s a 1970 T120 Bonneville, which you buy now for restoration at Ј3000. If that like a lot of money then worth considering that may do the job themselves — and once the T120 would be up for a sniff six grand. Might be worth a to see how much work it really to get it back on the road…

If you go to look at any of bikes (or similar machines pop up on eBay and the like) then do in mind that you’re to recoup the cost of your spent spannering, even if you a concours champion at the end of a restoration. often it makes more to check the bearings, change the put air in the tyres and petrol in the tank and see if you startle some life out of a beastie. Quite often you can an old bike for just a couple of quid — and then got the double pleasure of a new toy to ride in the plus the knowledge that brought a slumbering motorcycle to the land of the living.

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