Author Topic: Just aquired  (Read 684 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Scottish Dougie

  • Member
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2022
  • Posts: 2
  • Location: St. Boswells, Scotland, UK
Just aquired
« on: 07 Feb 2022 at 20:10 »
I have just acquired a 1950 Douglas 90 plus from an old guy in our village, he bought it in 1979.
The bike has X90 stamped on the engine and gearbox, it has also come with alloy barrels and heads but these are not fitted. It has rearset footpegs and a kickstart with a bend in it to clear the footpeg, there are no mountings for headlamp brackets on the forks, which makes me think it has been raced.
Iím looking at rebuilding the engine, any recomendations for someone near South Scotland and am trying to trace the bikes history. Hopefully some of your members will be able to point me in the right direction.

Offline douglas1947

  • Master Member
  • ****
  • Join Date: Feb 2014
  • Posts: 513
  • Location: Germany
Re: Just aquired
« Reply #1 on: 08 Feb 2022 at 05:21 »
Congratulation to your 90+.
I have found the bike in the Clubs Machine Register, with no registration.
It has the bigger non standard petrol tank. The footrest assemly is not Douglas.
Do you want to build itup in racing trim again?
Michael

Offline Scottish Dougie

  • Member
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2022
  • Posts: 2
  • Location: St. Boswells, Scotland, UK
Re: Just aquired
« Reply #2 on: 08 Feb 2022 at 20:28 »
Hi,
yes I want to keep it in race trim. Due to a bike accident many years ago my days of racing are done but could be tempted out for some track sessions. The bike needs a total engine build and I'm looking for a suitable racing mag so its not a 5 minute project.