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  1. #1
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    Default 1930 vl

    Good morning all,

    I am seriously considering selling my 1930 VL. Its not a perfect AMCA restoration, but its a beautiful bike, and I will be sad to see it go. I am still hunting down a few parts to replace the ones that are "wrong" but only the ones that bother me

    The serial number is in the 5000's - low for what survived,
    What isn't correct ?
    - at one point in it's life, the front fork leg was modified to a 1" solid shaft rather than the hollow one, so I left that, although I have the proper cups for the hollow shaft
    - the Corbin speedo works fine, but I left the face unrestored - I always leave something untouched on my car restorations too
    - it has a hub mounted speedo drive rather than the fibre gear drive on the rear wheel - but it is the patent pending one, so earlier than 32
    - carb is a rebuilt M31
    - transmission is correct [ I believe ] and has the 6 tooth kicker gear [ not saying that was a great idea when it was new ]
    - the rims are powder coated and I see that one spoke was broken in the rear
    - the later screw top gear shift is on it, but I have the original
    - Headlights are reproduction Solar Cycle so the lens are logo, but the sheet metal is not
    - a few nut and bolts are not correct, addressing those as I go
    - the paint job is beautiful, but what I liked vs. what it should have been

    I'm sure that the purists will find other things , and that is fine

    My intent was to ride it, more than look at it, so there is a "fake" battery case with a Shorai Lithium ion 6 volt in it

    I am not sure what it is worth, I've watched the sales come and go so if someone has interest, please let me know

    I have a little over 1000 pictures over the time it was being done, so can supply that if anyone wants

    Regards

    Keith

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    So how much you want for this here cupcake?

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    Good morning,

    Honestly I don't have a clue what a realistic number is, hoping someone will make a reasonable offer to get this rolling.

    I had an appraisal done, and as much as I liked the number, I don't hold a lot of stock in those, so all I have to go on is what I see up for sale. IF this was one of the cars I have done, or a newer bike, I am more familiar with actual resale. With this project, I had things like the engine rebuild done by someone who knows what they are doing, something I wouldn't have farmed out with a newer bike or a vintage car. I appreciate that those external services are sunk costs that I wont recover in the sale.

    Regards

    Keith

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    You may want to attach photos (I'd love to see it as I also have a '30 VL), also where you are located (state) and maybe a contact number. Good Luck!!
    Jim

    AMCA #6520

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    Good morning,
    Thank you for the note Jim, I tried to upload a picture or two yesterday, without success, The insert image icon, let me grab a picture from my files, but didn't seem to make it to the post - will try again
    I am in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada and I can be reached on my cell at 306-717-3292
    Regards
    Keith
    Feb 7, 2015 - finished 1.jpg

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    Beautiful!
    Rich Inmate #7084

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    That is really NICE looking!! Thanks for adding the picture!
    Jim

    AMCA #6520

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    Keith, I don't know if you know Bernie McAvoy from Bernies Machine in Saaskatoon but he may be able to help you, thanks, Larry

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    Dear Keith, I can put your '30 on the 'bikes for sale' section of the VL Heaven website at no charge for a month, if you want to test the water.

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    Hi Jim,
    I also own a 1930V with sidecar but still in pieces. Got itvery complete overthe years.
    Have a 1931 sidecar with it. Struglling a little bit with brake cross over tube and levers/
    Is there a diffrence between a 1930 and 1931sidecar frame, because cross over tube I found is correct size with slids for keys at both side but is an inch too short.?
    Any advise wouldbe helpfull

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