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General Douglas Discussion / Re: Barn Find 2¾hp Restoration
« Last post by Doogle on 24 Mar 2024 at 23:09  »
A little more info unearthed this week from the records office where it was first registered, in 1921, backing up the ex WD theory. Engine number is recorded on the register as 6193 
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The Kingswood Pub / Re: Vintage Motorcycle News - Douglas edition
« Last post by Dave on 23 Mar 2024 at 18:16  »
Spring 2024 edition now available.

Download link - Spring-2024.pdf

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Douglas Motorcycles and Parts For Sale - Private / Re: Douglas 4hp
« Last post by 275hp on 22 Mar 2024 at 12:16  »
Good afternoon, Bernie,

I am interested in belt drive motorcycles. I have several in my collection, but Douglas is missing. That's why I would like to buy some of  Douglas  motorcycle and I was very interested in your ad. I would like to ask if your machine is still available for sale?

Thank you very much in advance for your reply.

275 HP
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Douglas Motorcycles and Parts For Sale - Private / Re: 1916 Douglas Ex WD
« Last post by 275hp on 22 Mar 2024 at 12:07  »
Good afternoon,

I am interested in belt drive motorcycles. I have several in my collection, but Douglas is missing. That's why I would like to buy a Douglas 2.75 HP motorcycle and I was very interested in your ad. I would like to ask if your machine is still available for sale?

Thank you very much in advance for your reply.

275 HP
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Douglas Motorcycles and Parts For Sale - Private / Re: Douglas 2 3/4 For Sale
« Last post by Dave on 21 Mar 2024 at 19:56  »
Sorry 275hp, I forgot to put a 'Sold' label on this topic. Another member has recently purchased this machine - please see Barn Find 2¾hp Restoration

Suggest posting a message in the Douglas Motorcycles and Parts Wanted - Private forum describing what you are looking for. Including full details such as the year or model range, condition etc will help any prospective sellers.

Good luck with the search - maybe another barn find will turn up soon.
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Good evening,

I am interested in belt drive motorcycles. I have several in my collection, but Douglas is missing. That's why I would like to buy a Douglas 2.75 HP motorcycle and I was very interested in your ad. I would like to ask if your machine is still available for sale?

Thank you very much in advance for your reply.

275 HP
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I am the current owner of this MKIV, having bought it in 2021 (I way overpaid, but really wanted one), and have done an extensive amount of mechanical work since. The bike was "restored" for  a museum, not for riding, and all my bikes are for riding, not hiding.
Currently looking to replace the hideous handlebar mounts (see my post in parts wanted) with proper mounts.
Whomever "restored" this bike has no idea, nor ever had, of what is correct, only cosmetic (and iffy on that). Over painted and it did not shift correctly. Transmission needed a lot of work but now the bike is quite a joy to ride.

Richard Campbell
Atlanta, GA
USA
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My 1951 MKIV has some Japanese or American risers instead of the proper links on it. Found the lugs on the bridge plate (part#28735) but still need a set of the links (part#28734).
Here are pics of what I have.....which looks like crap. Functional, but crappy looking. Go figure....anyway wanting to put this  correct. Any help is appreciated.

Richard Campbell
Atlanta, GA
United States.
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General Douglas Discussion / Re: Barn Find 2¾hp Restoration
« Last post by Hutch on 21 Mar 2024 at 00:12  »
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There appears to be a letter U spaced out after the frame number, guess this could be denoting it as a model U?

Part of me wants to look through the layers of paint on the tank  but would be criminal to do that. .....

Doug,

I seem to vaguely remember a W stamped under the gearbox mount on my 1915 frame - I will see if my memory is correct!? (..it is a bit sketchy these days :-) ) So possibly the U could be for the model, but unsure if this was normal Douglas practice. Usually near the frame number the "K inside a D"  trade mark was stamped on the later models.

Yes I know what you mean about the dilemma in wanting to know an answer vs keeping the patina !!

Attached is a 1919 crankcase showing the "normal" position of the engine number on the timing side half. The number (and sometimes letters) below it is the unique identifier used to match it to the timing side half of the crankcase. If you have the barrels off sometime it would be interesting to see if the crankcase halves match as it may be another small clue?

-Hutch

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General Douglas Discussion / Re: Barn Find 2¾hp Restoration
« Last post by Doogle on 20 Mar 2024 at 23:16  »
Thanks Hutch
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I haven't found any other numbers on the engine but will keep looking. Also the stationary engine idea, you could be onto something there, I guess there would have been plenty of those left over post war too or readily available.
There appears to be a letter U spaced out after the frame number, guess this could be denoting it as a model U?

Part of me wants to look through the layers of paint on the tank  but would be criminal to do that. There's plenty of evidence of two coats of black on everything too so it's had some form of refurbishment in its days.
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