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Matchless G12 CSR 1962

The matchy was bought as a dismantled bike in 2000 and re-built. The engine was rebuilt with a re-ground crankshaft, centre main and big end journals. Con rods were re-sized with new bolts and nuts. New centre web nuts were fitted. New roller main bearings were fitted, and the oil pumps re-built. Barrels were re-bored and new pistons installed. The heads were shot blasted, guides, valves and springs replaced, and 3/8″ studs fitted.

The gearbox was stripped down and inspected, gears were all OK. New bearing were fitted, and it was re-assembled with a 19 tooth sprocket and new final drive chain. The magneto was overhauled by Peter Scott. The bike was converted to 12 volt electrics. The clutch was fitted with new clutch plates and a new primary chain was fitted.

The frame was shot blasted, painted and new swinging arm and head stock bearings fitted. The front forks were re-built with new bearings and stanchions. New replica rear shock absorbers were fitted. New brake shoes, front and back, were fitted. A 2 into 1 stainless steel exhaust system was fitted. A new seat from the UK was fitted. The carburettor was fitted with a new slide and jets. All cables were replaced.

The bike runs well and is fun to ride. It gives a puff of smoke on starting, when not used for more than a month. It also leaks a little out the back of the primary chaincase. Otherwise there are no problems.

The bike has been on club plates since 2002 and has been used for rallies and club rides. Reason for sale – I just had 2 new knees fitted and find kick starting a problem.

Price: $9,000

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Bikes for Sale - Classic Bike Spares

Honda CB750 1972

Honda 4 in good condition. Twin front disc, electrically heated hand grips. On club plates since 2007, but hardly used. Plenty of life left in the tyres. Fitted with Electrex World regulator/rectifier.

I have owned the bike since 2006. I obtain it from Rozelle Hospital where it had been chained up for 5 years in an unregistered condition. After acquiring the bike, I completely dismantled it.

The frame was shot blasted, painted, and fitted with new swinging arm bearings and head stock bearings. I fitted new big ends and main bearings. The crank was in good condition, and pistons were good, but I honed and fitted new rings. Lapped valves were re-fitted to the head. The gearbox was inspected and seemed to be in good condition, so it was put back together. New clutch plates and clutch springs were fitted. New gearbox sprocket, rear sprocket and chain, primary chain and timing chain were fitted. All new cables were fitted.

Mudguards and other parts were re-chromed. A new replica seat was fitted. Electrics were in generally good condition, but the rectifier/regulator required replacement. The front brake lines have been replaced with braided stainless steel. It was re-painted, and a standard air filter housing was sourced and fitted.

There are no major problems with the bike, just a few annoying little things. The neutral indicator light sticks on sometimes, and there is some play in the front brake caliper pivot pins.

I put the bike together for my wife, but she found it a bit tall and top heavy for her, so she tended not to ride it. And I much prefer to ride my Norton and Triumph. So the bike has been sitting for about the last 5 years with only an occasional outing. What it would really benefit from is some TLC and regular use. It is a waste just sitting in our shed doing nothing. I might just add that mates who have ridden the bike from time to time have thoroughly enjoyed it.

The bike is registered with the NSW Historic Club Plate scheme, which is a conditional registration system for motorcycles 30 years or older. The registration is not transferable between owners, so the bike will need to be re-registered.

Price: $9,900

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Bikes for Sale - Classic Bike Spares