Hello….i stumbled across this scott club merley by chance…..i joined the btsc a few weeks ago and recieved there latest magazine….i was looking around on the btsc web site when i came across an article about the scott motorcycle a very interesting well writen article…..i had never really taken much notice before about the scott motorcycle before…. the first thing i didnt know was that they are two stroke…..and as i delved deeper i discovered a lot of the things you guys already know…..one thing that struck me was a 600cc water cooled twin from early last century WOW way ahead of its time ……My history with two strokes does not go that far back i bought a bantam about seven or eight years ago simply because i fancied having a go at rebuilding a bike but being a realistic bloke i knew i needed to start with something simple and i do believe i made the right choice ! Any how i ended up racing a two stroke scooter for a couple of years until i had a bad accident which ended that phase in my life (the boss told me to quit) 😳 Any way i have ended up buying another bantam (a complete reck) and have slowly built her up over a few years …..my main aim is to get her running properly and then mod her up with electronic ignition etc to get a real working classic……i am nearly there so im happy ….. Anyway back onto the SCOTT i really am very interested in this bike but im a complete novice …..i have been looking out for one but they are rare ! so im not sure what one would cost etc …..it may be a case of looking at the auto jumbles and hoping i find an old scott to build up /repair……Any how my name is paul and hope to be a scott owner one day……im off on my holls tomorrow so ill check back in in a couple of weeks regards paul
It’s really good to hear from people like yourself with a fresh ineterest in Scotts. You are probably right when you say that Scotts are rare and, much as with any brand, unwary uninformed buyers can often be “sold a pup”. A good way to find a bike is through the Club and anyone here would be prepared to give an opinion on any potential purchase(!) Details of most Scotts can be checked through the Archive mainatained by Ian Parsons. I note that you are in Sheffield so perhaps a good introduction to the world of Scotts would be a visit to the Sheffield & District Scott Club which meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Dog & Partridge, Sheffiled end of the Woodhead pass at 9.00pm – ask for Martin Hodkin. Otherwise why not come to the Gathering at Abbotsholme School, Rocester on Sunday 19 August ? Enjoy your holiday and maybe see you soon.
Just to say that the Scott owners club has a verry good bi monthly magazine , Agood spares scheme a host of knowledgabl;e members that are a great help when advise is sought.Hope to see more posts from you .Regards D F.
I’d like to echo the advice about joining the club before buying a bike. I’d had that advice and still ignored it! So, I ended up buying the first bike that fell within my budget and paid royally for the privelege 🙄 I now have a rideable, reasonably presentable bike that has taken me a lot of work, money and help from knowledgeable friends and this clubs very own spares scheme to acheive. It probably stands me at twice the current value. I won’t ever buy a bike that way again, but I also really enjoy my Scott-bitsa that it is-and can see myself becoming a long term Scott rider now.
So alls well that ends well-best get saving fast as they aren’t getting any cheaper.
One day I’ll get to a local section meeting (East Midlands) but I still have to work on Sundays to pay for my bikes!