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Offline arturro

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Douglas project
« on: 20 Jan 2021 at 10:34 »
Dear All

What do you thing about this Douglas project ? In description is that it is 1913 year. Based on photos front forks , rear carrier , saddle fitted to the frame looks like early 20s (maby model TS) . I will be grateful for your opinions.  I'm looking for WWI Douglas project so this is the reason why I'm asking about it.
link to auction :

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/vintage-Douglas-motorcycle/124533545140?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D5d96f4505e60449697f1e9e948fda62d%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dnone%26sd%3D124533545140%26itm%3D124533545140%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A063e0e97-5b0b-11eb-aacf-f279f88aad1e%7Cparentrq%3A1f5bd1dd1770a4811e02d478fface4dc%7Ciid%3A1


Stay safe
Best regards Artur

« Last Edit: 20 Jan 2021 at 13:42 by arturro »

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Re: Douglas project
« Reply #1 on: 21 Jan 2021 at 09:20 »
Yes, it's wrong to advertise a bike as "1913" when nothing about it looks anything other than 1920s. "Selling on behalf of a friend" is a pretty tired excuse.

Cheers

Leon

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Re: Douglas project
« Reply #2 on: 21 Jan 2021 at 10:54 »
Dear Leon
Thank you for answer. It help me a lot and I'm very grateful for you. I'm looking for WWI project but thanks to Duouglas Forum I feel more comfortable to take correct decision for future. I will be grateful for others comments.

I have engine and frame numbers . Is anybody who can check what is a production date based on this numbers?

frame number is 6159, engine number is 30469

Best regards Artur

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Re: Douglas project
« Reply #3 on: 21 Jan 2021 at 13:57 »
Artur,

A guide to the frame/engine/gearbox numbering can be found here:

https://www.douglasmotorcycles.net/aa-files/html/identify-part1/veteran3.6.htm

-Doug

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Re: Douglas project
« Reply #4 on: 21 Jan 2021 at 16:52 »
Looks like a dead ringer for my 1925 TS

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Re: Douglas project
« Reply #5 on: 21 Jan 2021 at 20:43 »
This is more like a 13 model Daren
too many dougli not enough time!

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Re: Douglas project
« Reply #6 on: 21 Jan 2021 at 23:20 »
Nice one Daren. I think a couple of years post-1913: an obvious pre/post 1914 difference is the rear stand pivot, and in the wartime photo the stand pivot is below the rear axle, suggesting 1915-on. 1914 and before the pivot is actually in the chain-stay tube.

Here in Australia we use Dec 31, 1918 at the veteran cutoff date, so we don't worry so much about the 1914/15 differences. More important in the UK!

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Re: Douglas project
« Reply #7 on: 22 Jan 2021 at 06:49 »
Dear All
Thank you for all,  for claryfication and help . All is clear by now for me.
Good to be here .

Stay safe
Best regards. Artur

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Re: Douglas project
« Reply #8 on: 22 Jan 2021 at 08:21 »
Hi Leon how about this one Daren
too many dougli not enough time!

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too many dougli not enough time!

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Re: Douglas project
« Reply #10 on: 23 Jan 2021 at 22:08 »
Isn't the year of the engine of those models stamped rather prominently onto the timing cover  ?
Or does that not apply in the teens ?

 

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