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BIke Has Arrived



Steve Morris

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#1
Hi all,

My bike has arrived and is now in my possession. So, question is, how do i record the bike as now being mine?

Also, has anyone got any advice reference insurance? I have a multi bike insurance policy at the moment and will speak to them but am not sure how it will go?

Best regards,

Steve.
 

nkt267

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#2
Hi all,

My bike has arrived and is now in my possession. So, question is, how do i record the bike as now being mine?

Also, has anyone got any advice reference insurance? I have a multi bike insurance policy at the moment and will speak to them but am not sure how it will go?

Best regards,

Steve.
https://www.gov.uk/sold-bought-vehicle
You can do it here and sorn it at the same time if you have to
 

Steve Morris

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#5
Also, the previous owner gave me an Altette horn (which the bike didn't have) that wasn't working. A couple of hours stripping/cleaning/adjusting and it now a quite pretty 'working' horn!

Before.....

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Stripped...

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Tested OK!!!

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Clean up time....

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That looks better, just painting the centre bezel and polishing the brass nut to do tomorrow.

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And it works....
 

Nulli Secundus

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#6
If that is the alloy bezel, which to me is preferable, I think it is for a 1949 model. At least that is what Taff the horn told me many years ago when he supplied me with one. If I am correct you could always replace the bezel with a new, or old, chrome one, if you want 100% originality.
 

chankly bore

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#9
You can buy the correct acorn nuts from Taff or make them yourself from 3/8" hex brass stock. 4 x 1 B.A. threaded and the two mounting ones are 1/4" B.S.F. Good old Lucas. Some other acorn nuts sold are for later horns or are just wrong.
 

chankly bore

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#11
Well done, Steve. Looks like a good practical bike. The only things I'd change immediately are the high tension lead's path and the speedo. cable. Get someone from a local Section to run their eye and ear over it and USE IT! Numerous small corrections needed if it wants to be carted around on a F*&^%$#! trailer.
 

Rob H

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#12
If that is the alloy bezel, which to me is preferable, I think it is for a 1949 model. At least that is what Taff the horn told me many years ago when he supplied me with one. If I am correct you could always replace the bezel with a new, or old, chrome one, if you want 100% originality.
Looks like a post 51 model from the info I got from taff some time ago ALTETTES Period.jpg
 

timetraveller

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#13
Just had a look at the photos Steve and there is one thing you will have to watch out for. Someone has put what appears to be a front mudguard stay on to the rear chain guard where it might hit the underside of the rear of the saddle. Watch out for that and if necessary change the single looped stay to two shorter stays (possibly FT22/4). The purist will know better than I exactly which part number is required.
 

Nulli Secundus

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#14
Looks like a post 51 model from the info I got from taff some time ago View attachment 21317
Thanks for this. It looks like the alloy bezel is OK for 49 to 53, so presumably Taff supplied me with the correct horn for my bike. I was wrong to assume the alloy bezel was only for 1949. The alloy version must have been a good manufacturing option in the year when chrome was in short supply.
 

chankly bore

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#15
Just had a look at the photos Steve and there is one thing you will have to watch out for. Someone has put what appears to be a front mudguard stay on to the rear chain guard where it might hit the underside of the rear of the saddle. Watch out for that and if necessary change the single looped stay to two shorter stays (possibly FT22/4). The purist will know better than I exactly which part number is required.
FT22/4 stays, two required, I saw it, but sorry I failed to notice the clearance problem!
 


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