1968 Bultaco Metralla MK2

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This 1968 Bultaco Metralla Mk2 has been owned by the seller for 10 years and was completely rebuilt by marque specialist Ken McGuire 35 miles ago in 2015. The original 250cc 2-stroke single was rebuilt and is paired with a 5-speed transmission. Modifications include Progressive Suspension gas shocks, a Mikuni carburetor, and a K&N air filter. This Metralla is sold with all replaced original parts, a service manual, and a clean Michigan title in the seller’s name. The MK2 Metralla was introduced in 1967 and for a brief period was the fastest 250cc street bike available, setting a lap record at the 1967 Isle of Man TT race. The complete bike weight in at only 250 pounds and the 32hp 250cc single enabled a top speed of over 100 mph. Approximately 5000 were built from 1967-74. Various thumbs-up badges and the tool box are shown below. The paint, chrome, and polished aluminum surfaces were reportedly addressed during the restoration. The gas tank, fenders, and side covers are freshly painted, while the seat is said to be an unrestored original with some wear to the suede center panel and rear lower edge. All control cables and both levers have been replaced, and a new wiring harness was installed with new switches. Alterations from stock include Progressive Suspension gas shocks with powder coated springs. The seller notes that the correct rubber chain cover is not installed, the speedometer is not connected, and the horn is not attached. All removed parts are said to be included and are shown in the gallery below. The twin leading shoe front brake is vented and has new shoes. Shouldered Akront alloy wheels have been trued and feature stainless spokes with new Michelin tires. All wheel bearings and the steering head bearings have been replaced. Power comes from a 32hp 250cc two stroke paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. The engine stamping matches the frame stamping (2302439) and the transmission was inspected for wear during the restoration. A Mikuni carburetor with a K&N air filter was added and the original pieces are included with the sale. The exhaust, chain, and petcocks were replaced with new items. The original oil mixer has been removed so fuel must be pre-mixed, or oil mixed in the tank. The seller reports that the engine runs well. Complete invoices for the rebuild are included, but no service receipts are available prior to the seller’s purchase. All original parts that were replaced will also be included. The seller has only added 35 miles since completion due to a leg injury.

187-Mile 2012 BMW F800GS Triple Black

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This 2012 BMW F800GS is a stock Triple Black model which has been ridden under 200 miles from new. As the dual-sport entry in BMW’s F800 line, the GS comes equipped with longer suspension travel as well as a host of other offroad-oriented accessories as described below. This example remains in the collection of its original owner, who purchased it for use on a tour of Africa but was unable to make the trip. It is sold with an Arizona title. The Triple Black model came with black paint over a grey frame, silver double swingarm, and anodized black suspension fork. All paint and body parts remain original with no chips, scratches or other blemishes according to the seller. Black-rimmed wire-spoke wheels are mounted with Pirelli Scorpion Trail dual-sport tires. The motorcycle is optioned with defeatable anti-lock braking and heated grips, while other stock and accessory equipment includes a luggage rack, top case, engine guard, skid plate, center stand, and hand guards. A digital trip computer is also present and shows 187 miles on its odometer. The 798cc parallel twin sends a factory rated 85 horsepower to the chain-driven rear wheel through a 6-speed manual gearbox. Braking power comes from a pair of twin-piston Brembo front discs along with a smaller single-piston version at the rear. Registration and insurance have reportedly been kept continuously up to date during the seller’s ownership, while maintenance as part of the collection includes charging of the battery and a brief local ride every 30 days.

50-Years Owned 1951 Vincent Rapide Series C

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This 1951 Series C Vincent Rapide is a recently restored example that was given to the current owner as a disassembled project in 1967. It was put together and used infrequently for several years until being entrusted to Marty Dickerson, a Vincent racer and builder who held the un-streamlined Black Lightning record at Bonneville for many years. The 998cc V-twin and integrated 4-speed gearbox were rebuilt to Shadow specs approximately seven years ago by Southern California Vincent expert Mike Parti. In 2014, Mickey Peters of Bakersfield, California began a $41k restoration. All new fasteners and other assembly components, essential to a well sorted Vincent, were sourced from the UK and used in the build. A Black Shadow speedometer was added along with a coil ignition, Series D center stand, a concealed electric starter, and a Ducati clutch. A rare, period-correct Olicana aluminum fairing was also restored and has been installed. This Rapide has been ridden just over 700 miles since the restoration was completed in January 2016, with considerable sorting accomplished since. It is now being offered for sale by the current owner’s son with documentation of the restoration, as well as a letter of authenticity from the Vincent H.R.D. Owners Club and a clean California title. Air Force JAG officer Capt. Tom Culver gave this bike to the current owner in a dissembled state 50 years ago along with an intact 1948 Vincent White Shadow. It was moved from San Francisco to Santa Barbara and initially assembled by Vern Carr, a mechanical engineer and inventor. The owner and his brother rode both bikes for a number of years until they were sent to Marty Dickerson in the early 1970s. The White Shadow was sold on behalf of the current owner for $750, and a restoration of the Rapide was initiated. Work progressed slowly, and over the years the matching-numbers uniform frame member and rear frame member were used for Marty’s other projects. When the current owner reacquired this Rapide in the mid 2000s, Marty gave him a 1950 Rapide uniform frame member (#RC4560) and a 1952 Black Shadow rear frame member (#RC10611B) as replacements. These items are now incorporated in the bike, though it is registered as a 1951 because of the engine stamping. The tank and Olicana fairing were repainted in black during Mickey Peters’ 2014-2016 restoration, with custom gold trim and correct decals added to both. The major mechanical components, including the forged aluminum Girdraulic front forks and rear swing arm, were freshly powder coated. The fenders are new polished items from the UK, and all other components were re-chromed or re-plated as required. The rims and stainless steel spokes are also replacement period-correct items, and new Avon tires have been mounted. New fasteners and assembly components were also sourced from the UK and installed during the restoration. The original seat was rebuilt and reupholstered, and many additional photos of the work in progress can be found in the gallery below. A Series D center stand with a long torque arm has been added, making it easier to park and release the bike while seated on the saddle. The original rear stand and duplex side stands remain fitted. A Black Shadow speedometer was acquired many years ago by Marty Dickerson and has recently been re-calibrated. The odometer currently shows just over 700 miles, reflecting the distance covered since the restoration was completed, including a recent tour of several hundred miles at the national Vincent meeting in Montana. A concealed electric starter from Francois Grosset has been added and is operated with the red button seen above, though the the bike can still be kick started using the original handlebar-mounted compression release. The air-cooled 998cc V-twin (#F10AB/1/7518) was rebuilt by the late Vincent expert Mike Parti about seven years ago. The internals have been upgraded to Shadow specs, increasing rated horsepower from 45 to 55. The engine remains unpainted at the insistence of Parti, who was a purist. The generator appears outwardly stock but has increased charging capacity in order to accommodate the electric starter, coil ignition, and upgraded lighting. A modern battery and Ducati clutch have also been added, and reportedly eliminate the sometimes difficult Vincent starting regimen. The 4-speed gearbox is part of the power unit and was also rebuilt by Parti. A period Vincent rider’s handbook is included along with receipts and a CD of images documenting the restoration. A selection of these items can be seen in the gallery below. The letter from the Vincent H.R.D. Owners Club Machine Registrar can be seen above, confirming ownership history and the serial numbers of the main components. A number of vintage motorcycle collectors and motorcycle journalists have ridden the bike, reportedly complimenting its operation and handling. A video of the longterm current owner explaining the history can be seen below, along with a video of his son’s friend riding the bike. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sQqfBzzHoU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcTM5KWsHoo

1965 Ducati Diana Mark 3

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This 1965 Ducati Diana Mark 3 has been ridden only 10 miles over 29 years with the seller, who has used it primarily for display. The bike is powered by a 250cc single-cylinder with a 5-speed transmission. The seller purchased it from a former Ducati dealer with a reported rebuilt engine, and recently changed the oil, replaced the spark plug, and cleaned the points. This Mark 3 is sold with a factory tool kit, owners manuals, and a clean Tennessee title in the seller’s name. The Mark 3 weighed only 250 pounds and produced 30 horsepower new, making it the fastest 250cc street bike available when new. A period Cycle World test found that the Mark 3 was capable of a standing quarter mile time of 16.5 seconds at 79.5mph with a top speed of 104mph –faster than the contemporary Yamaha TD1 race bike. The paint is reported to be original with age related chips and scratches. The gas tank is an older repaint of good quality with clean internals, but the seller also has a tank with original paint and will offer the buyer a choice between the two. Minor surface rust can be found on the rear fender tip and the chrome shows signs of pitting. The front fender and tool box logos are also faded. The early production Mark 3 featured smaller scrambler style fenders with 18 inch wheels. The seller mentions that it wears older race tires that should be replaced if returned to the road. The Veglia tachometer was a unique feature of the Diana Mark 3 and had an 8500 rpm redline. 7730 miles are shown on the odometer but can not be verified as correct. The number plate with flyscreen is a period accessory. Factory clip-ons wear period Grand Touring grips, and all controls are reported to work well. Power comes from a matching numbers 250cc bevel-drive 4-stroke single cylinder mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The engine is believed to have been rebuilt several years ago by the former owner, who was a Ducati dealer. Features include magneto ignition, factory rear set foot-pegs, and a megaphone exhaust. The bike was in storage for several years before the seller changed the oil, replaced the spark plug, and cleaned the points. The factory tool roll is included as well as a service manual, and the original owner’s manuals. No service receipts are available as the seller has personally performed all necessary maintenance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuP0XNmRnAQ The seller has added a video to illustrate the running condition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Pl_9R0Cw50

Unusual Trials/Street Bike: 1987 Honda Reflex TLR 200

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This 1987 Honda Reflex TLR 200 (VIN JH2MD0902HK102965) is an interesting and fairly unusual trials/street hybrid, and as this model was exported here to the US for just 1986 (1987 examples like this one were simply leftovers), they now seem to be pretty rare as well. Condition looks good, and the seller claims a modest ~1,500 miles as well as no rust in the tank, full functionality, good tires, a new spark plug, oil, fork seals, chain tensioner pad and a cleaned and adjusted carb. Find it here on eBay in Colorado Springs, Colorado with reserve not met. The bike’s geometry seems to be a bit more relaxed than a full-on competition machine, but should make it a lot more comfortable on the street. The brightly painted frame contrasts well against a clean white tank and fender plastics, none of which appear to harbor any signs of abuse or wear apart from a couple scratches on the headlamp fairing. The seat, grips and lenses also look nice, and knobbly tires have plenty of tread remaining, though their age is unknown. The instrument cluster shows some fading on the gauge face and warning light panel, but all the lights sound to be operational. The speedo numbers peak at 75 MPH, but that may be a tad optimistic with a 170lb. rider aboard. 1,557 miles are seen on the odometer and are reportedly correct. A 194cc four-stroke single is nestled in the frame, and sends 13.5 HP rearward through a 6-speed gearbox. The seller mentions a recent servicing that included new oil, filters and a spark plug, along with a carb adjustment, new fork seals and chain tensioner pad. There are no obvious signs of fluid leaks, and engine’s paint has held up well too. Small dual-purpose bikes are loads of fun, and this one’s rarity and unusual trials/street setup makes it especially intriguing.

1969 Greeves Ranger

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This 1969 Greeves Ranger is a refurbished example that shows 1,145 miles. The seller acquired it ten years ago out of basement storage, where it is said to have been kept for 35 years. It was then brought to Greeves expert, Mark Sawicki for a major refurbishment and a few upgrades. Power comes from a 250cc Villiers air-cooled single with a four-speed manual gearbox, and the bike has been fitted with a rebuilt speedometer, re-wound magneto, taller gearing, and a custom luggage rack. This Ranger is now being offered in Bluffton, South Carolina with a documentation folder, service records, spares, and a clear New York State transferable registration. When the dual-sport craze took off in the mid-1960’s, the West Coast Importer for Greeves, Nick Nicholson, needed a competitive offering. He convinced Burt Greeves to make a version of his trials and motocross bike street-legal and sell them in the US. After some prototypes were assembled from standard frames, parts, and engines, the Ranger was developed with its unique sand-cast down tube, leading-link front end, and hollow swing arm with integrated drip-style chain oiler. For use in the Ranger, the 250cc Villiers two-stroke came equipped with a proprietary cast aluminum cylinder head, complete with a compression release. The four-speed manual gearbox was originally setup with “trials” gearing, which was reportedly good for around 40 mph. However, during the refurbishment, when the engine cases were split, an upgraded countershaft sprocket and associated parts were fitted to allow a top speed of around 55 mph. The original gearset is included with the sale. Other notable work included re-plating the hardware, installing new shocks, brake shoes, chain, sprockets, tires, and tubes, along with sending the ignition magneto to the UK for re-winding. The original headlight nacelle and tail lamp assembly were missing when the seller acquired the bikes. These items are shared with other BSA and Triumph models, and new reproductions have been sourced and installed. The Smiths speedometer has been rebuilt and is set to show the believed-accurate 1,145 miles, 153 of which have been added by the seller. The bike has been fitted with a few modifications, including a redesign of the kickstart lever, extending the front fender brace over the 21″ front wheel, and fabricating a luggage rack out of thicker tubing in the style of the original unit. Passenger pegs were not originally supplied but the gussets/mounts for them are part of the frame should the next owner wish to ride two-up. Extra plugs and a wrench are kept on the rear support. Spare parts and a set of Whitworth wrenches are also included with the sale. After the refurbishment was completed, the seller rode the bike on the USCRA’s Moto-Giro, and earlier this month entered it in the Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance, where it won the Palmetto Award. A brief video taken by the seller is shown below.

No Reserve: 1971 BMW R60/5

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This 1971 BMW R60/5 has been with the seller for five years and is equipped with a 600cc flat-twin and 4-speed manual gearbox. The previous owner was a close friend of the seller’s, who acquired the bike in stock configuration and modified it with a custom exhaust system, K&N air filters, Laverda handlebars, Corbin seat pan, Oshmo rear-set foot pegs, and aftermarket lighting. An oil change was performed a year ago, and this R60/5 is now being offered for sale at no reserve with a clean California title in the seller’s name. Equipped with an electric starter and telescopic forks, the /5 series are said to be the first line of BMW motorcycles manufactured entirely in Berlin. According to the seller, the engine, chassis, gas tank, and frame are original to the motorcycle. A small chip and some bubbling are noted on the gas tank from a substandard previous repair, and the tank has since been lined with Red-Kote and no further issues are reported by the seller. A custom exhaust system was added by the previous owner and the rear taillight and turn signal assembly were replaced with a single circular brake light. Some corrosion is present on the exhaust pipes, rear swing-arm hardware, Laverda cafe racer-style handle bars, and triple-clamp. The Corbin seat-pan was re-upholstered and Oshmo rear-set foot pegs were added. No gauges or instrumentation are present, and thus, true mileage is unknown. The seller estimates that under 1,500 miles were added during their five-year ownership. According to the seller, the carburetors leak fuel at times and a small oil leak is present under the engine body. A new side-mounted gel battery was fitted in an aftermarket battery assembly, and the previous owner installed K&N air filters. No service records are available, and most maintenance was personally performed by the seller during their ownership.

No Reserve: 1986 Honda Trail CT-110

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This 1986 Honda Trail CT-110 was purchased new in 1988 by the seller, who has added 415 miles to the small motorcycle while driving around the Westlake Village area of Southern California. Powered by a 105cc single cylinder 4-stroke engine that’s paired to a 4-speed semi-automatic transmission, the CT-110 has been serviced by the seller over the years and recently received an oil change. This example was part of the final year of production for the US market, and is now being offered with a clean California title in the seller’s name. The Monza Red paint wears Honda decals. A small side-mounted fuel tank reminiscent of a canteen holds just under one and a half gallons, and fuel consumption was rated at 140 mpg at 31 mph. The license plate shows it was last registered in California in 1990. The 105cc horizontally-mounted 4-stroke engine is an air-cooled single cylinder unit that features CDI ignition. The motor is paired to a 4-speed semi-automatic transmission that utilizes a centrifugal clutch. A dual-range subtransmission is activated by a foot lever that allows riders to select high and low ranges for different types of terrain. The simple electronics on the CT-110 are said to operate as they should and include a speedometer with high and low range shift points, lights, indicators, and horn. The 415 miles indicated on the odometer are considered accurate by the seller.

One-Owner 2016 Morgan 3 Wheeler

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This 2016 Morgan 3 Wheeler was purchased new by the seller at Morgan Mid-Atlantic in August 2016 and has since been driven just under 1,500 miles in fair weather. Finished in Sport Red with a matching cowl over a black interior, the car has been fitted with heated seats, a Brooklands quick-release steering wheel, full windscreen, aluminum dash fascia, and more. It has been stored indoors when not in use and remains under a 30-month manufacturer warranty, valid until February 2019. Power comes from a 1,989cc S&S V-twin, which is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox sourced from a Miata. As a 2016 model, it features a revised chassis, steering system, Centa drive, and bevel box, updates which were introduced for the 2014 model year. This 3 Wheeler is now being offered with a mohair tonneau cover, service records from new, leatehr-bound build file, factory car cover, and a clear Pennsylvania title in the seller’s name. The aluminum body is finished in Sport Red with a matching cowl and black fenders. Stainless headlights  and chrome side mirrors come fitted, and the exhaust system features a pair of polished side-pipes. Wind coverage is provided by a single cabin-width screen, and a storage compartment is present in the rear portion of the body. A set of 2-eared wheel nuts have been installed by the seller, and a soft-face mallet is included along with the original hex-shaped wheel nuts. Other additions include a center rearview mirror, front badge bar, and a set of Union Jack badges. Trimmed in black upholstery with red stitching, the left-hand drive cockpit features heated seats, Coco mats, and leather storage pockets. A Brooklands quick-release steering wheel has been installed in place of the original unit, which is included with the sale. Engine-turned aluminum fascias have been installed on the dash, and aviation-style speedometer and tachometer come fitted from new. Less than 1,500 miles are shown on the odometer. The original V-twin Morgan 3 Wheelers were powered by an engine from J.A Prestwich, Matchless, or Blackburne. The modern version utilizes a 1989cc fuel-injected V-Twin from S&S Cycle mated to a five-speed manual gearbox with reverse. 2014 and newer models utilize Morgan’s Urban Cooling Kit to help keep temperatures down at low speeds, and the seller has added a chrome air filter cover from S&S. It has undergone one dealer service, in April 2017 at which point a fluid change and minor leak repair were performed. The battery has been wired for a tender. Employees at Morgan’s Malvern plant signed the inside of the rear compartment cover before it left the assembly line, and a leather-bound build file compiled by the factory is included with the sale.

No Reserve: 1971 BSA 650 Lightning A65 Project

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This 1971 BSA A65 Lightning is a non-running example that was purchased new at Cycle World of Toronto on May 24, 1972. It was acquired by the seller in 2014 as a project that had been disassembled by its original owner in 1979. The motorcycle has since been re-assembled by the seller, though some outstanding needs remain and the 654cc OHV parallel-twin engine has not been started. It is equipped with a 4-speed manual gearbox and is now being offered for sale at no reserve with some receipts from the original owner, a new battery, and a clean Ontario title in the seller’s name. The Lightning was built in Birmingham and designed largely for export to the North American market. This example comes from the end of BSA production. The seller states that the component missing prior to re-assembly was the main kickstand spring. The bike retains its Dove Grey frame, and a bracket has been welded onto the right pipe of the dual chrome exhaust system. Some blemishes in the finish of the tank and peeling of the BSA emblem are noted. Instrumentation is straightforward and includes a Smiths speedometer and tachometer, with 8,688 miles indicated on the odometer. A new battery is included in the sale. The 654cc overhead-valve parallel twin is reportedly original and was factory-rated at 53 horsepower when new. The seller has not attempted to start the bike, and notes that the compression is low on one side. The carburetors were cleaned but will require further adjustment. Outstanding mechanical needs include electrical sorting, air intake boots, and installation of fuel lines. Receipts from the original owner indicate that the bike was last serviced in 1979. Additional images in the gallery depict the seller’s re-assembly of the motorcycle.