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For Sale (22/03/2019) 

Honda XBR 1985 

1985 XBR500 single has had three local owners I purchased it last Sept as a winter project. The engine has had compression check tappets set new starter sprag clutch assembly oil & filter change. Runs well no rattles or smoke so seems fine. Full repaint with new graphics, brakes overhauled front fork oil change new front tyre rear OK ,wheel bearings checked head bearings and swing arm bearings checked all OK. Took bike for 80 mile run it was great no issues. The bike has MOT until August 19 currently on Sorn. looking for £2100.  


Contact Alan Twibell on 07875000296. 



Wanted (15/03/2019)

Project wanted - any condition considered even a box of bits



 Tel Eddie 0151 259 1596


 For Sale (07/02/2019)



1. Harrison lathe: chuck height 6.5 ins to centres, bed length, 22' to centrs, No. 2 Morse taper (to tail stock), single phase operation,overall size approx. 4 &1/2 feet long, external drive on back of lathe, comes with 3 & 4 jaw chucks and many spares/accessories.

Guide price, £600. NB will require three people to move!

2. Compressor- upright, approx height 3 ft, 18 to 24''in full working order, about 25 yrs old:

Guide price - £40. Will need two people top move!

3. Drill press/pillar drill; single phase, could take Morse no.1 drill, at least half inch drill bit, 2' 6'' high;

Guide price - £40. NB will need two people to move.

If anyone need more information about the machinery, location (Heswall, Wirral) please get in touch with Ron Williams of C&NW Section on

07949 677 855.



For Sale (29/01/2019)

BMW R80RT 1991

Purple, new battery, new fuel, BMW luggage. Needs MOT.

This sounds like a very useable classic and the new owner will be joining the ever growing band of Cheshire Cats BMW riders.

If you are interested contact: Carl 07789375584


Price and photos may follow but don''t miss it while you wait.


For Sale (15/12/2018) 

Moto Guzzi Aeroni Sport and Excelsior Manxman 

An opportunity for members to get first chance of a couple of really good-looking bikes available locally. If you are interested in one, or both, of these initial, contact can be made through Bob Moon.  

Moto Guzzi Aeroni Sport of 1951 vintage in fine condition guide price around £6000.  

Excelsior 250 cc Manxman of 1937 vintage with racing history, a rare and lovely machine with a guide price of £20,000. 

Both these bikes will go on general sale in due course so if you are interested contact Bob: 

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       Mobile: 07800601226  


Moto Guzzi 


Excelsior Manxman



For Sale (24/10/2018)

Compressor and spray gun.

Chris Pidstock the Runcorn resurrector of dynamo’s and magnetos is giving up his occupation and selling off his equipment, he has for sale a compressor with spray gun and accessories price £50. He can be contacted on 01928 572288. 


For Sale (23/10/2018)

Moto Guzzi Lodola 235 cc. Trail/Trials/Green Lane.


For sale my rare 1960 Guzzi Lodola (Lark) 235 cc. machine in trials/trail, or green lane trim, comes with a full set of final drive and rear sprockets and a set of trials tyres, currently the bike has enduro tyres fitted for better road handling.

Moto Guzzi Lodola 


I found this bike in the back of a garage in Ruthin after following up rumours; it was almost all there in boxes. I have over a period of three years restored this bike using some modern components such as plastic mudguards’ and up to date rear suspension units to make it more usable. The dynamo which is original and Lucas has been overhauled, as have the front forks which are B S A, it is mechanically sound and fit for everyday use.

History. The ISDT was held in Wales in 1960, I suspect that this bike was influenced by that event, I did consider that it might be one of the Lodola’s used  however I cannot substantiate this. From the Frame and engine No. it left the factory in 1960 as a Lodola GT 235 cc. At some point in its early life it was put into its current guise, using BSA forks which were much more substantial that the original Guzzi type, the original Guzzi front wheel was kept.

I am aware that the wife of a local bike dealer used one of these machines in North Wales in the early 1970’s this may well be the same machine, there aren’t many.

It’s a nice light nimble bike with a Boyer CDI ignition system for easy starting and an Amal concentric carb for ease of maintenance, the front wheel currently fitted is from an early MZ, the original wheel is still available if needed.


Price £3,250 which reflects the cost of the restoration. I have done close on a thousand miles since putting it on the road, its delightful to ride, I am short of space as two more needy stray Italians have come into my care,

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       07800601226


For Sale (26/09/2018)

1979 Bultaco Sherpa T 350

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After coming into an inheritance at the end of 2017 my partner bought this bike for me as a surprise Christmas gift. She had heard me talk long about the 250 version I had when I was 17 – some 43 years ago. It has been given a nut and bolt complete restoration – new tyres, bars, grips, rims, mudguards, shocks – the list goes on. I got it age verified by the VMCC and set about getting it registered for the road so I could attend events. Due to difficulties thrown up by both the DVLA and HMRC, (wanting a NOVA cert.) It took until May 2018 to obtain a V5 and registration number. Unfortunately I was diagnosed with cancer in early June and the treatment has taken away my ability to ride. I don’t know if you can imagine how this has saddened me. At present it is in the conservatory reminding me every day of what could have been.

I am therefore, very reluctantly, having to sell it. My partner paid £3,600 for it in its unregistered state. It is a beautiful machine, very light and with loads of torque. I have put a smaller rear sprocket on to make it more useable on the road but it also has a large trials sprocket and matching chain with it.

I am open to offers, bearing in mind that I’ve only ridden it to get it MOT’d (expires Feb).


2000 Suzuki GSF 1200 Bandit

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I am also selling my 1200 Bandit. This story is also poignant. I bought this bike brand new in March 2000. I was forced to sell it, due to divorce in 2002, and always regretted having to part with it. In May this year I was looking on the web for the smaller rear sprocket I was going to put on the Bultaco. I saw my Bandit being advertised and, because I was in a position to financially, bought it straight away. I sold it with 8k miles on the clock. I bought it back with 29k on the clock. According to the chap I bought it from, he had only done 6k miles in the 5 years that he had owned it and he bought it from a man who had it on SORN for 7 years. The bike was in good condition when I bought it but I wanted to get it back as near as I could to original. I have spent around £1,000 on genuine Suzuki parts – some have already been fitted, the rest will come with the bike. Two mates of mine, knowing my situation, have given the bike a full service. It had oil and filter change, new plugs, new front disc pads. The bike, although not qualifying for VMCC status, is a lovely ride. I managed to ride it down to Wales before treatment started and the power is breath-taking. Given the condition of the bike, and the money spent so far, I’m looking for offers over £2k. I will be advertising the bikes generally in the future but would be happier if I knew they were going to good homes


These photographs were taken when I got the bike – new parts have been fitted since but I am now unable to move the bike out of the shed to take up to date images. 

Many thanks

Pete Hodgkiss            07790 383607   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Warrington