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Offline Rjop

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Looking for advice
« on: 28 Jun 2021 at 15:36 »
Hi
Can anyone tell me the year and model of the motorcycle in the attached photos. Any insight into this would be much appreciated. I am looking to sell this bike and would like to know where the best place would be to advertise
Many thanks

Offline EW-Ron

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Re: Looking for advice
« Reply #1 on: 29 Jun 2021 at 03:44 »
Well thats not the best photos to identify it from. And I'm surprised no-one has chimed in yet.
That seems to be a Douglas TS model (?), a 2 speed belt drive with the tram handle gear change on the tank.
Someone who knows them better could probably nominate a year for it - but it seems to have no brake on the front wheel ?
Some models have the year stamped on the timing cover (?).

Where to sell depends on where you are.
And how well it cleans up, and the overall condition and completeness.
And if you have any history. And how good the photos are !
Hopethishelps.

Offline Rob

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Re: Looking for advice
« Reply #2 on: 29 Jun 2021 at 06:57 »
Without the frame number it is difficult to date. Looks to me as a SW (3 speed, belt drive with footboards). Looks to be in good original condition.

Rob


Offline EW-Ron

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Re: Looking for advice
« Reply #3 on: 29 Jun 2021 at 22:37 »
With that 'tram handle', isn't this a 2 speed with no clutch, and belt drive.

e.g.
https://www.yesterdays.nl/product/douglas-1922-2%C2%BE-hp-2-cyl-350-cc-sv/

If the bike is fairly complete and in good condition, this dealer may be the place to sell through ?
(and can be made to run).



Offline Hutch

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Re: Looking for advice
« Reply #4 on: 30 Jun 2021 at 00:17 »
Hi All,

The tram handle is 3 speed. They have a gate plate bolted on top and the arc of the tram handle is larger than that of the two speed. There is no mount for the saddle front spring on the frame so I don't think it is as late as an SW. The carrier and rear foot brake pedal point towards an earlier model. 3 speeds were scarce before 1920. In 1920 all 2 3/4's appear to be 3 speeds. Without the frame and engine numbers my guess is W20 or W21 model or maybe slightly later but not as late as 1924. Its a great looking bike ! Hopefully it will be kept as original as possible and not over restored.

EDIT:  BTW not all 3 speeds had clutches so the absence of one could be correct for the model. Assuming the bike is original and not a later assembly of parts the gear box serial number could be used as a possible clue as to the date of manufacture of the bike. It might be something like G3xxxx or G6xxxx etc.

cheers

Ian
« Last Edit: 30 Jun 2021 at 01:00 by Hutch »

 

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