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Well that took a bit of work but this nice, late in this models run, Honda CB900FC is ready to go. It arrived with us having been sat for a few years and as a non runner. Now after carbs being sonic cleaned, fitted with full rebuild kits and balanced, rear brake caliper rebuilt with new seals and pistons plus a new goodrich hose to match the fronts. New fork seals/ fluid up front, engine oil and filter changed, new spark plugs and a full check over prior to a fresh mot. Then it was treated to a professional valet ( thanks Neil another brilliant job). Now mechanically very strong with a great sounding engine. Cosmetics? Excellent until you get to the paintwork which while having a great shine and looking lovely from 4 feet away, is basically a good amateur job which has many flaws when up real close, but great as an everyday user bike and being the FC it has the better front end with twin piston brake calipers, Honda TRAC system and thicker fork stations on top of the previous updates this model had recieved . With top of the tree versions now priced at 5k […]
Discovered by a friend of ours, a long time motorcycle mechanic, loitering in a garage in Spain near to where he has retired to. This (now) lovely example of a very late in production, registered 1979 the M/X came out in 78, twin shock DT175 Enduro became his project with the idea of using it as an off roader to do some light green laneing on. With this in mind he replaced the battery, new carb to air box rubber, new rear shocks, new front and rear guards, new front and rear brake shoes, fitted the wheels with tyre security bolts, had the carb sonic cleaned but most importantly rebuilt the engine and gearbox with new bearings, seals, piston and rings, with the cylinder rebored to 1mm o/s, then through in new points and a set of new reeds for good measure. At this point he found out how much it was going to cost him to reregister a “Historic” foreign registered bike to be used in Spain, so it stayed in his garage until we bought it having covered maybe couple of hundred miles since its rebuild. We then repatriated it being a UK bike that had not been […]
Being a 1981 and in this rare colour scheme this particular XS1100 must be a late in the production run bike as production of this model stopped in 81. Not ever big sellers like some of the other late 70s superbikes, GS1000 Z1000 etc and being a shaft drive bike, numbers were never great, this makes it even more rare today, especially to of survived in such good condition. Having spent the last 17 odd years in the ownership of a private collector it has just been recommisioned, carbs striped and cleaned, fresh fuel and fresh brake fluid and now running well and being offered for sale on its owners behalf. Cosmetics are very good, not mint as has the odd marks here and there with a couple of very small soft dents to the tank done from something falling against it while standing, no paint damage and hard to see but all the same, there. Appearing to be pretty well all original apart from the obvious 4 into 1 and according to the rider that delivered it “puling like a train” you could happily use it as every day but classic transport, without worrying to much about getting it […]
Owned by the same collector as the XS1100 for the last 9 years and having previously when he purchased it, benefited from an engine top end rebuild including first oversize “Plus 10” Wiseco pistons amongst other things by Mistral Engineering and covered very few miles since, also just been recommisioned. So now with carbs stripped and cleaned, new ethanol resistant fuel lines, fresh brake fluid etc its ready to be sold on his behalf. As you can see by the pictures it is in very good condition with a nice set of period correct Lester mag alloys. It was registered new overseas (hence KMH clock””) in 1977 and imported into the UK in 1998 and as for a price?? With prices of its earlier sibling the Z9 regularly hitting £20K and beyond, early Z1000’s look a positive bargain at sub £10k with the owner wishing to move his bikes on now it is priced very aggressively at £6995 and well worth every penny not only as a lovely thing to own and ride or to remind you of your misspent youth, but also as a great investment.
Now with us is this rare to see 1991 Suzuki GSX750F. Comes with a lot of old MOTs backing up the recorded mileage of only 28K and a current MOT through to 21st October 2021, having only covered 3800 miles since records began in 2005 but MOTd yearly. Appearing to be all original apart from a larger touring style front screen and a set of Oxford heated grips. Body work is actually pretty good, just a couple of chips in the paint on the tank, the odd mark here and there and the belly pan is off colour to the rest of the bike. But considering these bikes were always the alternative to a full sports version, one that you could commute on but still have some fun, with Suzuki utilising the good old/air cooled 4 pot motor from the same family as their Bandit etc and normal suspension all to keep the price down, its survived very well. Now a “classic” Jap 4 cylinder bike that is still affordable and one you can use as a “daily” or restore to show, where its likely to be the only one there.
Now getting very rare and in the desirable “Firecracker Red”, this very nice 1984 Kawasaki GPZ750-A2 has survived pretty much standard apart from the obligatory 4 into 1 exhaust (not loud though), the brakes have been fitted with braided hoses front and rear and the rear mudguard has been replaced with the “shorty” version that was so popular back in the 80’s. Paintwork is more or less exceptional for its age , motor wise it fires up easily,clutch, brakes and suspension work as designed. It will come with its nice “A750” registration plate, a service and a fresh MOT as has been stood virtually unused covering less than 1500 miles in the last 5 years (currently showing 24482 on the clock). They were a great bike when new and still very capable today.
Last of the “air-cooled” flat six’s, the 911-993 Porsche is fast becoming one of the most collectable 911s on the market and prices are definitely on the accent. This particular car has led a pretty cherished life with only 61K on the clock and a full service history to back it up in its original owners wallet with the rest of its books. Its last owner, that has owned it since 2011, had kept it in his garage using it for special occasions. Having only done 450 miles since 2016, this is the main factor for offering it for sale now, just its lack of use. Body work is very nice with a deep shine, having said that the current owner does tell me that well before he owned it, back when the cars value was still low, the then owner caught the side of the car on his wall (or the like) and the resulting cosmetic only repair is listed as an insurance claim as these things are. Interior is all original and not messed with, just some slight fading of colour on the high wear areas, the blue leather/blue roof being a rare option. The electric roof is […]
Rumoured to be one of one, but definitely one of no more than a hand full of 996 Turbo Cabs in Guards Red and very striking is is too! This along with all the standard goodies, the other options that were chosen by its first owner moved its purchase price to £102,095.01 when new (mustn’t forget the penny!) in September 2004, things like the red stitching through out the full leather interior, cruise control, heated seats, 3 spoke sports leather steering wheel, rear parking sensors, Porsche crests on the front head rests etc etc . Now i could go on about its 400 plus horse power turbo charged flat 6 motor, its almost seamless gear changing 5 speed tip-tronic gearbox or the prodigious grip its All Wheel Drive system gives but if you are reading this you know all that! Suffice to say this car has been looked after properly with a full history to 77k in its original owners wallet along with its other owners books. The service history is backed up with not just its service stamps but the invoices for its services and further maintenance in between. Its owner that we are selling the car for says […]
This great “bruiser” Suzuki was rare in its day and even rarer today. By using the GSXR1100 motor all be it with smaller carbs and softer cams and equiped with shaft drive, Suzuki made the GSX “G” a great all round bike, one that could tour effortlessly but when needed cover great distances at speed. With just under 40K on the clock this good condition example would make a great every day classic or with a bit of work an unusual bike at a classic show. A whole lot of bike at not a lot of money in a world where a moped can be for sale at £10K!!
Recently Imported and registered into the UK this exceptionally original 1976 Yamaha RD350 is a true survivor. Its just “original” what more can you say? When it arrived with its current owner, a two stroke Yamaha fanatic, he felt with the silly low mileage showing on the clocks and with no way to confirm it would be wise to just pop the top off the motor and have a quick look. Well it was still on standard bore and needed no more than a quick hone and a set of new rings. While there though he did also replace the crank seals, again more a case of “just in case” rather than necessity. With apx 300 miles completed since he has decided to move it on to make way for his next project build. As a survivor rather than a restored bike it is in exceptional condition but yes does have the odd mark here and there but nothing that detracts from its appeal. Getting very rare to find like this.
This now lovely and very sought after UK spec 1972 Kawasaki 500 H1b was found after it had become an abandoned restoration, covered in a mix of grease and duck oil and left since the mid 80s in a garage when its owner emigrated to Spain. Now, after a lot of time, money and effort, especially by Jason and his dad at Bikewise Workshop in Leigh on Sea Essex, its finished! What i wanted was a sympathetically “revived” bike, one that retained some if its age and didnt look like a new bike, more a really nice, nearly 50 year old, Japanese classic and personally i think thats what has been achieved. There seems to be no ceiling in prices of Jap classic bikes with the early two strokes becoming so sort after they are closing in value with the market favourites Z900s, CBX thou’s etc. I have priced our H1 at £8500 so leaving enough room for the next owner if he/she wants to make it a £10k plus show bike ( having said that, leave it as is and in a year or so it will be worth that or more anyway). Bare in mind that although no […]
Just imported from Austria so waiting for its reg (dvla basically are shut at the mo)this lovely condition M900 Monster has just had a full service including its cam belts and brakes all round. Fitted with some very nice options. After market silencers, carbon fibre front and rear guards and side panels, twin clock conversion plus fancy arse mirrors and levers. Its a 98 model bike that was first registered in 2001 so is the last of the sought after carb models. Currently has its original KMH clock fitted but will be supplied with a MPH unit. In excellent order throughout and sensibly priced at £3295. UPDATE: NOW REGISTERED ON A “51” PLATE
These bikes were rare back in the late 80s let alone now! Ask yourself when you last saw one on the road, especially one as original as this lovely 1989 example? Built in 1989 and first registered here in the UK in 1989 so likely to of been new, it comes withsome old service reciepts and a stack of old MOTs dating back to 1999 and showing 9724 kms, right through to 2016 at 16265. At that point the history shows it was off the road, or at least not motd, until March 2019 where after a bill of £651 including new cam belts it was fully serviced and back on the road, still with just 16280 kms on the clock! As always we have to say “we cannot warrant any mileages” so make your own minds up. Today it is in very good condition, yes there are a couple of chips in the paint and some blisters by the fuel filler (not rust paint reaction) but for a 31 year old Italian bike that has not been restored, it is in fine fettle and comes with some very nice updates comprising of a fully adjustable “Ohlins” rear shock, electronic […]