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John Wyatt Series A Twins and Parts

A_HRD

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About 10 or more years ago, John Wyatt (UK) was taking orders for new production Series A Twins - about 20 of them were going to be produced. Evidently, that never happened, but he did get as far as producing quite a number of parts such as crankcases, frames, RFMs, etc. By all accounts, the parts weren't without their problems; like some frames being made with the Comet saddle-piece casting (so Twin tanks wouldn't fit) and crankcases badly machined so some mating parts wouldn't fit.

Just wondering, what happened to all these parts? What other problems were revealed? Why didn't he persist with his project?

Peter B
Bristol, UK
 

Graham Smith

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I saw a set of Series 'A' Twin crankcases for sale on eBay some years ago, who obviously realised they weren't as good as he thought when he bought them.

The seller was basically saying, all you need to do is buy a Series 'A' Single, swap the engine out, and you're done.

Somehow, I don't think it would be that easy!
 

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