Hello there folks,
I live in Portland Oregon USA and have been involved motorcycling ever since I was a kid. I have enjoyed various vintage bikes mostly from the 60's and 70's. I am writing to you today to see if I can get any basic advice from the members here. There is a CW Douglas for sale that I am interested in that I can take a look at. The bike apparently was originally a New Zealand bike and was brought over 20 years ago after being restored. My question is that the bike has been in storage for some years and the owner's son is in charge of the bike and has no idea how it works. I am not familiar with the procedure to start the bike and have not been able to uncover anything in my research for this model. Can anyone tell me what fluids must be in the bike, how to check the levels and what the sequence is to see if it fires up? A friend of mine has an old JAP flat tracker that we tinker with so I am familiar with the total loss oil system but have no other knowledge of these older machines. It's a beauty though!
thanks for your help,