This is probably the nastiest 400 Four I have ever seen

Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by The Older Gentleman, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. The Older Gentleman, Dec 9, 2008
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    platypus Guest

    platypus, Dec 9, 2008
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    crn Guest

    Absolutely minging.
    Take a close look at some of the photos, did he think that photograping
    at night would hide the rust ?.
     
    crn, Dec 9, 2008
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    Ace Guest

    Christ. Current bid £87, but even at that it's difficult to see how
    the buyer would get his money back even if he broke it for spares.
     
    Ace, Dec 10, 2008
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    Krusty Guest

    You should be ashamed. Just look at the level of care & attention
    that's gone into those hand-crafted side panels. It's obviously a very
    cherished, well cared-for machine which anyone should be proud to own.

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    Krusty, Dec 10, 2008
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  7. That was exactly the calculation that I did :)

    Well, the kickstarter is worth £40-50, even in that state.

    I thought the MZ filler cap was a nice touch.
     
    [email protected], Dec 10, 2008
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    Rusty_Hinge Guest

    It should be offered to Tate Modern for a knockdown price of - er - say -
     
    Rusty_Hinge, Dec 10, 2008
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    Jimac Guest

    Ace wrote in uk.rec.motorcycles.classic:
    Understatement of the year:

    "This bike is being sold as a project as it needs a few things doing..."
     
    Jimac, Dec 10, 2008
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    Ace Guest

    I wondered about that, actually, remembering that they tend to wear
    the splines off quite easily.

    So that just leaves you perhaps 40 quid out of pocket... oh, hang on,
    he's including a Haynes BoL, which must be worth another quid or so.
     
    Ace, Dec 10, 2008
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  11. No, the splines are fine: the problem with them is that they crack
    around the 'knuckle' - the bit of the kickstarter that slots over the
    splines on the shaft. People forget you have to fold up the right-hand
    peg before kicking, and the shaft crashes down onto the footpeg, and
    it breaks.

    You *can* weld them up, but it's a job for a real expert, and it
    seldom works properly because the ring that surrounds the splines will
    usually be slightly too big.

    New knuckles, when Silver's had 'em (a while back), were £85. As-new
    kickstarts fetch close to a ton. Decent ones make £50-60. Even rusty
    ones go for at least £30, as long as the knuckle is OK.
    And the clocks - another few quid....
     
    [email protected], Dec 10, 2008
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  12. feckin' 105 in the end. there are some optimists around, innit.
     
    Austin Shackles, Dec 11, 2008
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    sweller Guest

    Probably worth that to spray it matt black, fit drag bars and enter a
    classic bike show with it.
     
    sweller, Dec 21, 2008
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  14. <G>

    Has anyone ever called you a dangerous subversive?
     
    The Older Gentleman, Dec 21, 2008
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    sweller Guest

    No, they called me a currency smuggler.
     
    sweller, Dec 21, 2008
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