Due to the death of my Grandfather, I am now in posession of a 1937 flyer. However being more fond of 4 wheels and not having the time to enjoy such a piece of history, I find myself in the position of needing to part with the bike. It was bought by my Grandfather in ’69 and has been stored and periodically started ever since and is in good useable condition. It has no tax or test but would sail through if needed. Any ideas on prices?? Also to make the bike right, it would require a carb float needle, are parts available? I live near Nottingham and would like to attend a meet or two to see what the bike could or should look like. All replies greatfully received.
Prices for unrestored bikes will depend on the condition. If the bike hasn’t been in active use for 30 years, there will be a lot of things needing attention. The carburettor needle shouldn’t be too difficult to find, there are several suppliers of parts for AMAL crburettors. If you look i the “Old Bike Mart”, you will find several. Two good suppliers are Surrey Cycles, Surrey House, Elmbridge Road, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8NW, Tel: 01483 27223288, and Burlen Fuel Systems Ltd, Dept OB, Castle Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 3SA, Tel: 01722 412500, fax: 01722 334221, e-mail: email@example.com – web: http://www.burlen.co.uk
Your bike may be a 500cc (DPZ) or 600cc (DPY). You have not given any identification yet. I would advise you to take some good digital photos of the bike -both sides + from the rear and from the front. It is difficult to give any idea about a price without photos.
Hi Sparky. The eastern section of the club meets near nottm on the first wednesday of every month at The Vale of Belvoir inn and hotel which is situated on the A52 road about 3 miles east of Bingham. We meet at about 7-30 pm. If you do not fancy that give me a call on 01949-851027 one evening, and I will call to advise you on a value when I have seen it in the flesh. Regards. Brian Marshall [Eastern Section Secretary]