Monday, May 25, 2015

SOLD! Michael's 1931 R11 Partially Restored

The bike has been partially restored and mechanically fixed to get it running by an unknown professional vintage restorer. Much of the wiring has been restored with proper cloth wiring. And yet some items remain unwired, such as the horn. There is enough wire left there, and spooled up to permit easy termination. I have not seen the bike run, but the engine turns over, and has good compression and seems like it would run if it had fuel and spark. The previous owner reports that it ran, but I have no confirmation of that.

There are many parts on this bike that are original, some restored and some which are from the subsequent 1930's R12 model.  Foot boards and exhaust are nice correct reproductions in great condition. The wheels are freshly restored and the tires are nice. The rear brake clamp is missing friction material. The throttle assembly is missing.

The paint is fair to poor and the tapes are stripe. However, stripping the stripes off and painting proper stripes on would go a long way.

Original seat and new Drillastic seat cover with logo plate is included.

Cap on air intake to bell housing is not original.

I am assisting in selling this for the owner. He is firm at $15,000. Will ship worldwide.  Contact Scottie for details.

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