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Offline royhall

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Bomber on eBay
« on: December 29, 2017, 10:48:21 AM »
Just spotted this on FleaBay. This one's top money but not really sure if it's a top job, although it does look to be fairly complete and nice. Love the liberal use of big ugly jubilee clips, Yuk. ;D     https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-CB450-K0-BLACK-BOMBER/282788078092?hash=item41d77ba20c:g:cKEAAOSwFb5aRN9C
« Last Edit: December 29, 2017, 10:56:24 AM by royhall »
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Re: Bomber on eBay
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2017, 11:24:15 AM »
Methinks that may have been James May's bike at one time Roy. He described it as 'troublesome'  ;)

Note it's got the very early black knob side panel retainers ...not the chromed fixings.

JamesH on here  and myself know a guy who just bought a lovely CL125 sloper twin from them . I think there is some kind of link with DS and they are very close geographically to him.

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Re: Bomber on eBay
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2017, 12:29:35 PM »
I found James May's old one on a Bonhams catalogue  ;)

http://bikehps.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/news-steve-mcqueen-and-james-may.html



Eithe May or Bonhams are too OCD for Jubilee clips.
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Re: Bomber on eBay
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2017, 01:46:50 PM »
I would say there was no way these are the same bikes. Who would take nicely polished cases and paint them? Plus there's a whole load of differences between the two.
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Re: Bomber on eBay
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2017, 01:49:22 PM »
Just spotted this on FleaBay. This one's top money but not really sure if it's a top job, although it does look to be fairly complete and nice. Love the liberal use of big ugly jubilee clips, Yuk. ;D     https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-CB450-K0-BLACK-BOMBER/282788078092?hash=item41d77ba20c:g:cKEAAOSwFb5aRN9C

That went through my hands in 2005  ;)

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Re: Bomber on eBay
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2017, 02:40:11 PM »
I would say there was no way these are the same bikes. Who would take nicely polished cases and paint them? Plus there's a whole load of differences between the two.

They are not the same bike one is a '67 with flip-front seat,chrome side cover fasteners etc. He maybe had probs as described with the 66 and got a 67 via DS not sure.

 https://www.facebook.com/SilverSpares/photos/a.365674220110443.95373.288952231115976/1136157306395460/?type=3

Here he is one the eBay bike (note black fastener on cover and UK guard) It was owned by a VJMC member from Ipswich before DS got it.

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Re: Bomber on eBay
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2017, 03:07:20 PM »
Hard to see in that picture Ash. but are those the same B&Q hose clips he's trying to hide with his leg?
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Re: Bomber on eBay
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2017, 03:39:53 PM »
I know diddly squat about these Bombers but the one on eBay has got a different tank on it, no seam down the middle, the one James May is on has the seam on the tank and the eBay one has also got one of those strange seat logo's supplied by the chap in Canada IIRC. What is it about these bikes, are they so very rare and has James May owned all of them?
Edit, I think I can see a ridge on the one on eBay...
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Re: Bomber on eBay
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2017, 09:33:42 AM »
I think that you will find that the seller of this 450 carries out work on DS imported bikes when a customer wants them "on the road".

Nice people - I've visited a couple of times and they seem very genuine.

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Re: Bomber on eBay
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2017, 10:29:26 AM »
Just to add more confusion ..totally different James May auctioned CB450K0 (E reg not D reg)

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/22727/lot/130/


I think the shot of the flip front seat one was a library shot from another auction in 2009:

Here:-

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/17664/lot/355/
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Re: Bomber on eBay
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2017, 01:02:26 PM »
I quess all Black Bomber come from Mr. May.
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Re: Bomber on eBay
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2018, 10:09:50 AM »
I quess all Black Bomber come from Mr. May.
Maybe, like all racing Suzukis are ex Barry Sheene and have a number seven on them.
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Re: Bomber on eBay
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2018, 08:05:18 PM »
How about this one:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DRIXTON-HONDA-500-race-bike-classic-race-bike-swap-px/322974069757

I want it for no logical reason I can think of, but that exhaust is a thing of beauty. I used to race in that class, the 500T was eligible. I never saw a quick one, but there were only a couple about.
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Re: Bomber on eBay
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2018, 06:47:03 AM »
Very nice. If its a real Drixton (as opposed to just Drixton parts) it will be bloody quick.
Current bikes:
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CB350F in Candy Bacchus Olive (needs minor engine work)
CB750F2 in Candy Apple Red
CB1300SA in Black
Triumph T100C
Suzuki GS1000HC
CB450K0 Black Bomber