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PostSubject: help whats this royal enfield???   Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:16 am

picked this up today but aint to sure what it is is it a flying flea??? or somthing else what year approx??? and cc 150?? 125??



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PostSubject: Re: help whats this royal enfield???   Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:05 pm

Ah, another one of your "guess the mystery object" Very Happy

I'll have a play in the morning and see if I can some up with anything, is it actually an Enfield cos it looks like a 2 stroke?
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PostSubject: Re: help whats this royal enfield???   Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:52 pm

Its's not a Firebalde then!
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PostSubject: Re: help whats this royal enfield???   Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:38 am

I think you're wrong Miffa, all the images of the Flying Flea I can find show them as a rigid rear, no shocks, but then again the Flea was the only 2-stroker Enfield produced and that was based on the DKW, so possibly some sort of post-was attempt a 'cilvilianising' them, but then the crankcase is wrong, it's oval and all the Fleas were circular.

The mudguard, exhaust and side case looks more like a post-war BSA Bantam, but the chain drive is the wrong side, what makes you think it is an Enfield, is that the RE emblem on the n/s casing? Is it possibly some form of Indian knock-off, a Fury or an Explorer?

I thought it might be a 60's DKW, but they actually have DKW stamped on the crankcase.

I think it certainly from the late 50's at the earliest, possibly even the 1960s, but that's as far as I've got.

So Miffa, you've got me stumped!

BTW, did you pick up the other, bigger Enfield?


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PostSubject: Re: help whats this royal enfield???   Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:11 am

defo an enfield ive got it narrowed down to a ensign circa 58-59 your right the flying flea was a ridged
is that what a blade looks like without its plastic???? lol!
picked it up yesterday, and from what i can see for whats there seems in good condition
yes enfield bullett as been sold on a mate brought it off me
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PostSubject: Re: help whats this royal enfield???   Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:36 am



possibility??? but i think its the ensign mk1
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PostSubject: Re: help whats this royal enfield???   Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:06 am

Yep, you're right, although looking at the brochure for the MKII that again has the older style hub-mounted shocks at the rear, they did do a MKIII, but I can't find any defining images.



Sold in October '11 on E-bay, described as a 1959 Royal Enfield Ensign
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PostSubject: Re: help whats this royal enfield???   Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:11 am

found out for sure its a RE prince produced 1958-1960 150cc to be honest ive never heard of one Question
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PostSubject: Re: help whats this royal enfield???   Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:28 am

Me neither, but Burton Bike bits apparently do spares for them! http://www.burtonbikebits.net/royalenfieldmodels.htm
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PostSubject: lesson learned   Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:48 am

the little enfield turned out to be stolen not by me i might add
mixed emoctions gutted ive proberly lost what i paid for it but made up for the rightfull owner who will be getting his or her bike back
i brought the bike in good faith and a very feasable reason it was up for sale i collected it from a address and paid in cash

i have given the name and address of the little s**t to the police and my.... sons... so lets hope this bike rustler is dealt with in the appropiate manner i do have a few ideas myself of what should happen to this thief but those are best kept to myself and im sure the fabulous criminal system in this great country of ours will prevale LOL

the moral of the story

ive been buying projects and part projects for years and in some cases bikes that have been left abandoned for donkeys years which 9 times out of ten dont come with a V5 but as they say theres no fool like a old fool and if its a price thats to true to believe then take it from me dont believe it because the story wont be true

i advertized the bike innocently with my name and phone number on ebay the guy whos bike it belongs to spotted it and contacted the police who then inturn phoned me
the last and the worst thing left to do is to explain to mrs miffa that the neibours saw the police at the house taking the bike away, im frightened of no man but when it comes to the mrs miffa thats a different story so if anybody wants a guest for xmas please let me know
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PostSubject: Re: help whats this royal enfield???   Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:17 pm

Gutted for you Miffa. I had exactly the same issue with my CB750, bought it off Fleabay, the guy who sold it to me did so in good faith (I've spoken with him since and he gave me chapter and verse on how he came by it) I applied for the V5 and 3 months later the plod appeared at my door, the bike had been stolen out of a storage shed in North London back in 1982, then for some reason taken apart and moved from place to place finally winding up on a shooting estate in the wilds of Perthshire.

Mine had a happy ending though, the police put me in touch with the original owner, I e-mailed him photos of how the bike looked when I got it i.e. boxes of bits, and he agreed to pass title for 200 quid.

You might want to check if the owner of yours ever got paid out by the insurance company (mine didn't, his insurance expired whilst the bike was in storage) if so the insurers have legal title not the previous owner, and you might be able to strike a deal with them.
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PostSubject: Re: help whats this royal enfield???   Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:43 pm

Commiserations, I know the heartbreak.
Late 80,s, everything I had earned over a year and a half for an AR125, disappeared in the back of a police van.
They mulled over doing me for receiving stolen goods!, why do scumbags seem so plausible.
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