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Books and Publishers

Panther Publishing
Publishers of Daisy's Diary, When Rosie Met Anneka, The Rupert Ratio Unit Single Manual, We've All Been There, Panther Story, Road Riders Guide, etc.

  • Email panther-publishing@dsl.pipex.com
  • Phone +44 1494 534778

    Amulree Publications
    Isle of Man-based publisher and bookseller who specialise in TT and motorcycle racing books and souveniers. Worldwide delivery, friendly service. Online payment by PayPal. Please mention RealClassic.co.uk when ordering!

  • Email amulree@mcb.net
  • Phone +44 (0) 1624 862238

    Elk Promotions Manuals & Spares Lists
    Over 500 reprint motorcycle manuals and spares lists, mainly British from 1912 to 1980 with all manuals supplied in book form. All major marques covered, plus many more obscure ones. Worldwide delivery.

  • Email elk.promotions@virgin.net

    Amazon.co.uk
    Use the search box below to seach Amazon's stock of books, videos, DVDs, software, electronics, etc.

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    eBay.co.uk
    eBay is one of the best places to look for out-of-print books and collectable magazines. Use the search box below to scour eBay for bargains:

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    Clocks, Cartoons and Posters

    Red Lizard Classic Motorcycle Products
    Specialists in bespoke designed classic motorcycle clothing (t-shirts, sweatshirts,caps etc); a wide range of classic motorcycle posters, artwork and limited edition prints; pewter pendants and motorcycle neck wear. Garments are made of the highest quality double stitched, 100% heavyweight pre-shrunk cotton material. Run by classic motorcycle owners and enthusiasts. Friendly sales staff available to help Monday-Friday, 9am to 5.30pm. 100% no quibble money back guarantee; secure web ordering.

  • www.classic-motorcycles.co.uk
  • Email: sales@classic-motorcycles.co.uk
  • Tel: 01924 272512

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    Dealers and Importers

    Royal Enfield
    Real classic 'British' bikes still being built and developed to traditional values with modern technology. Hurrah!

  • Phone 01386 700907
  • Fax 01386 700738
  • Email bullet@watsonian-squire.com

    Honoroak Motorcycles
    Offers a wide range of classic motorcycles at affordable prices; see site for listing. Now based in Lincolnshire. British bikes always wanted.

  • Phone 01754 762927
  • Fax 07798 750191
  • Email honoroakmcs@aol.com

    Bill Little Motorcycles: www.classicbikesuk.com
    Situated in the heart of the glorious Wiltshire countryside in a splendid location for a ride-out, yet just 7 miles from J16 off the M4. Specialist retailer of classic British motorcycles since the 1970s, with a genuine, long-help interest in riding old bikes. Big barn full of a wide choice of classics; part-exchange welcome, delivery and collection can be arranged. Annual FREE Open Day and autojumble.

  • Phone 01666 860577
  • Location: Oak Farm, Braydon, near Swindon, SN5 0AG
  • Email BillLittle@ClassicBikesUK.com

    Venture Classics
    Somerset dealer who aims to share with fellow enthusiasts his passion for riding and restoring old two wheeled machines. British Motorcycles a specialty but anything interesting that is motorised and on two wheels is catered for. 35-plus bikes in stock; part-exchange welcome, classics bought for cash. Viewing by appointment, seven days a week.

  • Phone 01460 52355
  • Mobile 07748 114339
  • Email c.spaett@virgin.net

    JAWA Motorcycles
    The official, sole UK importer/dealer for Jawa 350cc 2-strokes motorcycles and Jawa spares. Demonstrator bikes available. Based near Banbury, Oxon

  • Phone 01295 712900 after 2pm
  • Email david@jawamotorcycles.co.uk

    Andy Tiernan
    www.andybuysbikes.com
    British bike specialist, normally with over 80 motorcycles in stock and an excellent selection of pre-war vintage and veteran machines as well as traditional classics. Comprehensive website with full stocklist, photos, reports and docs on bikes (and movies of a few of them). Worldwide shipping. Expert service

  • Phone 01728 724321 / 07802 896114
  • Email andybuysbikes@aol.com

    Parkside Classics
    www.parksideclassics.co.uk
    Triumph Bonnevilles and other classic Triumphs, BSAs, and Nortons in stock; all British classic four-stroke bikes bought and sold. Sales and purchases undertaken. Part exchanges welcome. Valuations undertaken. Small stock of used Triumph and BSA parts. MoTs, etc, all at Burwell in Cambs.

  • Phone 01638 742444

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    Electrical Service and Repairs

    Paul Goff: www.norbsa02.freeuk.com
    Supplies quartz halogen bulbs for older bikes. Many types including stop/tail and pilot bulbs. Also purpose built oil filter kits for classic bikes, fork rebuild and upgrade kits for BSAs, all sorts of pattern rearlights, LEDs, voltage regulators, headlights, ignition coils ammeters and horns.

  • Phone 01494 868218
  • Email norbsa02@aol.com


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    Engineering Services

    Humbernut's Engineering Services
    If you're having trouble finding that elusive part for your vintage/early classic bike, Humbernut can make most things from your drawings or spare to copy from. If that vital bit is missing then give him a call. Humber 350s a speciality! See the RealClassic Tech section for some examples of his work. Milling, turning and precision grinding facilities. Competitive rates.

  • Tel: 0161 485 3612
  • Mob: 078 505 39163
  • Email: rrodgerson@hotmail.com


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    Events Organisers

    ELK Promotions
    A busy and friendly series of classic motorcycle events based in the south-east, in Kent and West Sussex. These shows and bikejumbles are run by a committed classic motorcyclist, which is reflected in the high standard and growing number of classic (pre-1980) bikes in the displays. All events include concours displays, new and secondhand bikes and spares for sale, free-display-to-sell Bikemart, trade stalls, club displays, refreshments and more. Contact for details about stalls, admission or exhibiting a classic bike.

  • Phone 01797 344277
  • Email elk.promotions@virgin.net

    Festival of 1000 Bikes
    The premier track event of the summer, featuring three days of track sessions where you can ride your own machine plus Past Masters parades, pre-65 trials, grasstrack, sprint demos, historic race machines, avenue of clubs, camping, live music and more. Ticket details, entry forms, opening hours and more.

  • Phone 01283 540 557
  • Email hq@vmcc.net

    Uttoxeter Classic Motorcycle Show
    Massive all-marques event featuring 80-plus clubs and over 900 classic bikes from all eras and around the world. Online facility to buy tickets in advance plus full details of all facilities, location, opening times, etc.

  • Phone 01324 410519
  • Email uttoxeterclassicbikeshow@yahoo.co.uk

    (Don't forget RealClassic have our own events listing as well...)


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    Insurance

    Footman James Motorcycle Insurance

    Looking for motorbike insurance? Then visit Carolenash.com for some of the best deals on the internet!

    PBIS Ltd - classic car/bike specialists
    Multi-bike single rider policies available. Instant cover. Agreed values subject to photos.

  • Sales: 01376 573033
  • Web: www.peterbestinsurance.co.uk
  • Email: info@peterbestinsurance.co.uk

    Footman James Insurance
    Specialists in classic motorcycle insurance, our cover includes UK & European Breakdown and Motor Legal Expenses as standard. If you have more than one motorcycle or ride under 3000 miles per year we can help you save money with our multi-vehicle and limited mileage policy options. Immediate cover available.

  • Phone: 0845 330 8426
  • Web: www.footmanjames.co.uk
  • Email: enquiries@footmanjames.co.uk

    eBike insurance
    eBike offers customers easy-to-use, flexible insurance products accessible 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. eBike provide revolutionary features for users, one of the more popular being that policyholders manage their policy entirely online. Mid term adjustments, adding riders, changing vehicle details, etc are all managed online.

  • Web: www.ebikeinsurance.co.uk

    Lloyds TSB Car & Home Insurance
    Lloyds TSB Insurance products include car, home and pet and they use a panel of leading UK insurers to find the best possible deal for their customers, then give an additional discount of up to 15% for buying online.

    Motorbike insurance from eBike Insurance

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    Internet Services

    RedLeg Interactive Media
    RedLeg Interactive Media
    Website design, build and update services from the outfit behind RealClassic.co.uk. If you're a trader or bike club with a site that needs bringing up to date, get in touch now.


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    Magazines

    www.classicbikersclub.com
    Classic Bikers Club: The world of classic biking at your fingertips. Hundreds of articles, rebuilds, videos and reference material. Subscriber to RealClassic? You can access a world of hidden content and deals on-line today.

    www.classicbikes.org.uk
    A general classic bike site which shares info about machines from various manufacturers across the world. Includes a virtual museum, plus a direct route to specialist pages on restoring a BSA B50 and a BSA C15.

    The Magazine Man
    Stocks a huge range of current and extinct motorcycle magazines (including plenty of previous efforts by the RealClassic team). Offers well-priced subscriptions to the best bike mags from around the world.

  • Phone 01270 878080
  • Email magazines@themagazineman.co.uk

    Pigfarmer Bike Magazines
    Online seller of high quality used motorcycle magazines to collectors, restorers and enthusiasts. Many out of print and unobtainable titles which date from the late 50s to the present day. They cover a wide range of motorcycles including British, Japanese, Italian, German and American makes. Also brochures, out of print books and motorcycle models.

  • Phone 01384 828210 or 07957 786705
  • Email info@pigfarmerbikemagazines.co.uk

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    Model Kits

    RealMart spent so long browsing through the model motorcycle kits (many are 'New Old Stock') for sale on Ebay that he thought the link ought to go on here as well. Fanstastic stuff...

  • Model Motorcycles on eBay

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    MOT Information

  • MOT Test: A useful guide to the motorcycle MOT test.

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    Our Advertisers

    Buying stuff from these people via links on RealClassic helps keeps us going. All of them are reputable companies that deliver to the UK. Go on, have a browse around:

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  • Toast the Courier: Mitlon Keyens based couriers www.toastthecourier.co.uk.

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    Other Interesting Stuff

    www.bikesreunited.org.uk
    Puts previous owners of fondly-remembered bikes in contact with the current owner. Identification is based on the UK registration number of the motorcycle.

    Fuel Cat
    As used by the White Helmets display team to get improveds efficiency from their older engines. Also available for cars, trucks, boats, lawnmowers, go-karts and oil-fired AGAs!
    Special RealClassic.co.uk Offer: Mention"RealClassic" and Fuel Cat will sell you the motorbike tank unit for £12.50 inc P&P. This is about 50% of normal retail price...

  • Phone 0208 8969172
  • Email enquiries@fuelcat.co.uk

    Isle of Man Holiday Accommodation
    Holiday cottage strategically situated on the TT course. Two-bed, 300 year old Manx stone-built cottage sleeps 4-5 people. Off-road private parking for one car or 4-5 bikes. Close to all amenities. Children welcome, but no pets or smoking. Prices from £200 per week off-season, or from £120 for a long weekend. 10% discount for card-carrying RC club members.

  • Phone 01624 835067
  • Email GeofStaples@aol.com

    Motorbike Search Engine
    Mainstream motorcycling news, sport, accessories, racing, gifts, speed camera info, product reviews etc, plus touring, classics, customs and so on


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    Parts, Spares and Accessories

    Norvil
    The largest supplier of genuine Norton spares worldwide; Commando and Dommi specialists with lots of lightweight twin and single parts available too. They'll even build you a new Commando if you ask real nice.

  • Phone 01543 278008
  • Email norton@norvilmotorcycle.co.uk

    Draganfly Motorcycles
    Purveyors and manufacturers of Ariel and BSA spares with vast stocks (over 15,000 lines), computerised stock control and invoicing, usually 24 hour turnaround and 24 hour delivery to the UK. 130-page Ariel 4-stroke catalogue and 180-page BSA catalogues, only £5 posted to anywhere.

  • Phone 01986 894798
  • Email spares@draganfly.co.uk

    Shropshire Classic Motorcycles
    Service. Sales. Spares. Repairs.
    T140 Specialist. Full range of T140 & TR7 parts in stock. T140s wanted and for sale. MoT preparation, plus engine rebuilds and restoration.

  • Phone 01743 860146
  • Email info@triumphbonneville.com

    British Bike Connection
    Supply custom, used, new, abused and new old stock parts for Norton Commando and late model BSA, but also Atlas, pre-Commando, Smiths, Lucas and other British parts including frames, wheels, tanks, side covers, tool boxes, oil tanks, transmissions, engine cases, cylinder heads, plus new parts for Norton, Triumph and BSA (Lucas, Hepolite, Hagon, AMAL, Boyer, Barnett, Dunlop, etc). And more, including memorabilia and accessories.

  • Email jnoll@britishbikeconnection.com
  • Phone 001 585 288 4546
  • Fax 001 585 288 2772

    Jenks' Bolts
    Accessories, styling and high performance parts for the new Hinckley Triumph Bonneville, Thruxton, Scrambler and the Thunderbird family of motorcycles. Parts developed, built and tested in-house in the UK to let your bike reflect your own style and riding needs.

  • Email sales@triumph-bonneville.com
  • Phone 01722 711 745

    Surrey Cycles
    The UK's largest stockist of Amal carburettors, including MKI Concentric, MKII Concentric, MKII Concentric Smoothbore, Monobloc 376 and 389, Pre Monobloc model 276, GP3 & Matchbox Float Chamber, 10TT & Float Chamber. Plus huge stock of carb parts, and hints, tips and tuning booklet.

  • Email surreycycles@fsbdial.co.uk
  • Phone 01483 272328

    The Simson Shop
    The largest UK suppliers of Simson moped spares including engine components, clocks, exhausts, switchgear, cables, wheels, brakes, chains, tanks, etc. Parts for S50, S51 and S70 mopeds from stock. Parts for older and non UK imported models, such as the Schwalbe and Spatz, supplied to order.

  • Phone 0151 493 1390

    LP Williams: Triumph Specialist
    Established in 1976, LP Williams have a huge stock of Triumph spares for most machines post-1968; 500, 650 and 750 twins and triples, and much earlier models too. Order online or by phone. Next day despatch worldwide.

  • Email sales@triumph-spares.co.uk
  • Phone 01524 770956

    Motorworks BMW
    The UK's leading independent BMW motorcycle parts and accessories supplier. New and used parts for all BMW models produced since 1969 plus a huge range of accessories. 10,000 new part lines on the shelf. 1,000s of BMWs broken. Friendly, knowledgeable staff and a no-quibble satisfaction guarantee. All used parts carry a six month warranty. Established 1989. Shopping basket site.

  • Phone 0845 458 0077

    Thunderbird Spares
    A fast international mail-order supplier of new spares for post-war to 1985 Triumph and BSA models. Thunderbird Spares supply hundreds of mechanical and electrical parts as well as useful accessories for your classic, rockers’ badges and patches, tea/coffee mugs (essential for a rebuild!), special tools and many more useful items. The staff have over 20 years of motorcycle trade experience and are still crazy about riding and repairing British bikes; they specialise in supplying their customers with parts to do the same. Online web-shop and fast email enquiry service.

  • Web Shop:www.thunderbirdspares.com
  • Email sales@thunderbirdspares.co.uk

    Iron Horse Spares
    Sell the almost famous Napolean bar end mirrors that don't wobble and don't fall off! Stock lines are steadily increasing to include a range of classic bike accessories and Whitworth tools.

  • Phone 01663 741213
  • Email senor_bluenose@yahoo.co.uk

    eBay.co.uk
    If all else fails, seach eBay.co.uk for parts, spares and accessories.

  • Click here to Search eBay using an item number or text description...

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    Photography

    Martin Gelder - RedLeg
    RealClassic's Martin Gelder is an experienced and published motorsport and event photographer. He can attend your race meeting, track session or special event and produce a portfolio of stunning images to your specifications.

  • Email info@redleg.co.uk
  • Phone 01223 426 013

    www.sport-pics.co.uk
    Sporting photography by Russell Lee, mainly of CRMC classic bike racing, but including the TT, Manx GP, various trials and so on. Pics available as downloads, prints, posters, and on cd as required.

  • Email info@sport-pics.co.uk
  • Phone 07860 703413

    FoTTofinders Bikesport Photo Archives
    A photograph cataloguing service, combining commercial collections and private picture galleries within a single database. Includes over a quarter of a million images of the TT and Manx Grand Prix, so ideal for Isle of Man racing fans.

  • Email amulree@mcb.net

    Focused Image
    Based in New South Wales, Australia, Focused Image usually shoot personal portraits and glamour photos, but have extended their services to include classic and cult motorcycles - with or without the owner…


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    Restoration and Rebuilding

    The Bike Shed
    Specialist Triumph twin restoration services. Proprietor Hugh Brown concentrates on large capacity twins from 1963 to 1970. As featured on this site!

  • Phone 01920 830931
  • Email restorer@thebikeshed.net

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    Screen Cleaners

    Screen Cleaning Service
    Give your computer or laptop screen a clean now. Automatic service, recommended by RealClassic.co.uk

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    Sidecars

    Watsonian-Squire
    The world's longest established sidecar manufacturer offers a huge range of classic and modern sidecars and trailers.

  • Phone 01386 700907
  • Email sidecars@watsonian-squire.com

    Velorex Sidecars
    Exclusive importer of UK spec Velorex Sidecars. These UK specification sidecars are made especially and only for F2 with UK fitting kits, heavy duty wheel attachment and road-legal lights. Sport and Tour sidecars available with fittings for most bikes with a conventional frame.

  • Phone 01295 712900 after 2pm
  • Email david@f2motorcycles.ltd.uk

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    T-Shirts

    Red Lizard Classic Motorcycle Products
    Specialists in bespoke designed classic motorcycle clothing (t-shirts, sweatshirts,caps etc); a wide range of classic motorcycle posters, artwork and limited edition prints; pewter pendants and motorcycle neck wear. Garments are made of the highest quality double stitched, 100% heavyweight pre-shrunk cotton material. Run by classic motorcycle owners and enthusiasts. Friendly sales staff available to help Monday-Friday, 9am to 5.30pm. 100% no quibble money back guarantee; secure web ordering.

  • www.classic-motorcycles.co.uk
  • Email: sales@classic-motorcycles.co.uk
  • Tel: 01924 272512

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    Tools

    Tooled-up.com
    No, not a supplier of sawn-off shotguns for bank robbers. Tooled-up is a comprehensive online tool, workshop and DIY shop, selling "quality brands at trade prices". Everything from Abrasives to Workwear. Click here to go to the site.

    DIY Tools
    Over 30,000 products online, including a good range of hand tools and power tools.

    Halfords
    Their online shop carries more stock than most of the "bricks and mortar" shops; worth a browse. Click here for the Workshop section of the site.


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    Travel and Touring

    www.ClassicBikeProvence.com
    Guided motorcycle tours on 1960s and 1970s motorcycles (including a Norton Commando and Triumph TR6) in the beautiful region of Provence in the south east of France. Tours led by a Brit with over 30 years experience with classic bikes. Brochures and independent press articles available.

  • Phone: +44 2078 710471 - UK
  • Phone: +33 442 287610 - France
  • Email info@classicbikeprovence.com


    Also:
  • Easycar: Car Rental from the company run by that Stelios bloke.
  • Expedia: Flights, hotels and car hire from one of the biggest companies on the 'net
  • Thomson Holidays: Top value holidays, direct from Thomson Holidays.

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    Weather

    National UK weather forecasts from the Met Office and more local ones (enter your postcode) from the Weather Channel

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    Wheels Rims Spokes & Tyres

    Devon Rim Company
    Devon Rim Company are manufacturers and suppliers of the highest quality stainless steel and chrome steel wheel rims and spokes for classic and custom motorcycles. Tyres and inner tubes also now available; they can all be ordered online or by phone.

  • Phone: 01769 581700
  • Email sales@devonrimcompany.com

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    Aquatic Pleasures

    Goldfish

    Please do not over feed the fishEvery website needs a Goldfish, and here is ours. He (or maybe she) is over five years old now and is quite possibly one of the oldest animated gif-fish on the internet. We're hoping to breed some flash-fish at some point, but these things take time and have a habit of getting out of hand.

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