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    Can anyone identify this bike?

    A mate of mine is trying to identify this bike that his grandad owned, with a view to buying one, but no one I know can work out what it is.

    Just wondered if anyone on here could help?


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    My first thoughts were BSA but the pushrod tower is wrong so possibly a Triumph or Aerial 500cc pre war (37/38 ish) I need to get my books out

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    Looks like an m20 or 21 classic outfit rig

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    Quote Originally Posted by Revinslevin View Post
    Looks like an m20 or 21 classic outfit rig
    Cant be M20/21 they were both side valve lumps

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    Prob' an Ariel 500 Red Hunter

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    Well try a 1938 p50 Coventry Eagle
    page 59 of Roy bacon " british bikes of the 30s"

    The megaphone exhaust,rear tool box , timing cover, tank shape and push rood towers look the job
    it's a Matchless 497cc engine

    Very Rare today

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    That's awesome - I think you're right

    Ironically my friend had actually contacted that website and they couldn't find a match. UKGSER wins!

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    looks more like a Triumph Tiger 80, to me.................

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    Quote Originally Posted by notagser View Post
    looks more like a Triumph Tiger 80, to me.................
    Yes.I agree. Just built a 3HW engine for a friend.
    First thought was a Triumph single . Approx 1936.

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    Looks like a Triumph twin-port single to me, either a 2/5 or a 5/5 from 1934.

    The toolbox is missing from this one. 5/5

    https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/182...?category=list


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