Brian Moorcroft bikes for sale

Brian Moorcrofts for sale Brian’s bikes for sale are a couple of flat tankers that he’s going to part with as he’s having a bit of a change around. They are a 1924 AJS 350 in good running order, use as is or spoil it and make it all shiny! For sale for £8,000 The same goes for the Little 250 as Velocette called it in 1925 dead original bike comes with pictures of it in the Banbury Run in 1956 , then later with his son on it and…

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It’s a bit of a trials for Sue

It’s a BSA Bantam I’m building for my wife Sue. We bought this as a basket case, almost complete but as is always the case much of it was missing. The original idea was to build it as standard but I would need to buy lots of new shiny bits and that would cost more money so because Sue always liked trials styling, I decided to build this. The front forks are from a C12, I’ve lowered the sub frame and lengthened the swinging arm. The exhaust pipe I made…

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N/W Roadrunner Projects No.7

Kinroad Chinese bike refurbishment Back in February 2015 I thought I should refurbish my Chinese motorcycle a Kinroad GY200 as a bit of a project. For those that don’t know in 2005/6 there was a fairly large number of cheap Chinese motorcycles that arrived in the UK. There were numerous manufacturers, although they were all using similar engines and cycle parts, bit like what happened with British motorcycle industry in the 50s ,& 60s with Villiers or AMC engines and cycle parts. The Chinese had basically copied a Honda engine, I…

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N/W Roadrunner Projects No.6

DAYTONA TWO Folowing on from my 1970s Daytona, l like many others moved on to Japanese two strokes, and then a varity of Japanese four strokes, ending up with a Yamaha FZR1000 Exup, an amazing machine, l have owned it since 1992, and its been faultless, and as daft as this sounds, l think that is the reason why people say they have no ‘soul’, because l had to fix/repair, and alter my Daytona, it turned into a sort of love/hate relationship, and out of all the faultless Jap bikes…

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Brian’s 2nd Southport Ramble

Brian’s 2nd Southport Ramble Brian Moorcroft organised his second run around the lovely lanes of lancashire repeating the run held a week previously as some of our members were unaware of the first run on Sunday 13th. They had a lovely day of sunshine all following Covid_19 guidelines again and enjoyed the day finishing up back at Brian’s from where they had set off. I wasn’t able to attend sadly, but had been fortunate to do the first one on the 13th along with another group of smiling members. So…

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Brian’s Southport Ramble

Brian’s Southport Ramble Just got back from Brian Moorcrofts run. We had a fabulous day on the quiet roads of Lancashire, I doubt if we were ever any further than twenty miles from home at any time. We were limited in numbers as a lot of our members are being sensible and not gathering in large groups and we were well spaced out from each other during the run. At no time were we In close proximity to each other. We were met by a jovial Brian who had the…

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N/W Roadrunner Projects No.5

Brian Moorcroft’s Projects Here is what I have been upto since I last mailed you. The Triumph is a 1919 Mod H finished and now gone to Holland. After that I did the ZB Goldie bitsa I got a frame, gearbox and bottom end of a M33 off Graham Sharock about 5yrs ago as I had a Goldie top end for a ZB34 and also a BB32 (that’s next but one in line) so along with other bits of Bsa’s in the cupboards it was only natural to make it…

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N/W Roadrunner Project No.4

Charlie Broom’s Daytona drama’s In the mid 1960s, at 16, l first dipped my toe in the water of motorcycling with a James Cadet 150, given to me by a guy next door, then progressing (and it certainly was) to a Yamaha YL1 twinjet, 100cc, amazing little machine, then a 200cc Suzuki Invader twin, another excellent bike. It was probably around 2 years later, full licience in hand, l stood outside Horsmans motorcycle showroom, gazing in awe at this 1970 Purple Triumph Daytona, it was the begining of a love…

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