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Published the Wed May 12, 2021 9:10 pm

FB Falcon 70 Trials Bike 1955 *Now on ebay*

  • icon Price Price : 2 000 £
Description :

*UPDATE 18th July 2021*
The Bike is now on ebay. £1500 start, no reserve. Ending 28th July.
Cheers
Steve

I am thinking of selling my 1955 FB Falcon 70 trials bike I have built.
I don't forsee me getting to ride it and to be honest I prefer to restore.

Virtually everything has been rebuilt and where required new parts fitted.

Brief Spec:
1955 Falcon 70, Road Registered, I have the V5 in my name.
Replaced lower frame with a pair of rails to allow fitment of engine guard.
New footpeg mounts repositioned rearwards. New seat.
New mudguards and an alloy tank from a 1970s Fantic, Painted Ford Maritime blue.
Villiers 8E 197cc (+30) engine, completely rebuilt, new crank, rods, bearings, seals etc etc all from villiers spares.
New exhaust pipe made, fitted into Drayton Bantam Alloy silencer.
Albion 4 speed gearbox. 9E clutch conversion fitted with new friction plates (cottonvilliersspares) 13T - 56T drivetrain. Ty175 chain tensioner fitted.
Wheels rebuilt to 21" front 18" rear, new Trials Pro tyres. Built onto the original hubs, Villiers services relined shoes with trials grade linings.
New Renthal Bars & Grips, Domino levers, All new Venhill cables.
Kawasaki F11 (circa 1972) forks rebuilt with new seals and oil, period looking forks that work well. Yamaha DT1 yokes (circa 1968) machined for forks, Adaptors made to allow original FB bearings to be fitted. Betor rear shocks.

There is a lot more but we can discuss further if anyone is interested.

Only job left to do is fit a side stand, I have one but have not got round to making the bracket on the swingarm. Will supply with the bike or I may get round to it in the next couple of weeks.

I bought this bike in 2015 ish and rebuilt this bike over the last couple of years, it starts and runs lovely, I have ridden up and down the cul-de-sac where I live, probably a max of 500ft...!

So in summary it needs commissioning and using, I would say its 95% done but needs that last little bit of tinkering to use it properly.

I have set the price at around £2500 ono, open to offers.
Please let me know if you think this is fair, I have no idea how to price it.
I may be over optimistic or under selling it, any feedback appreciated.

Only advertised on here, wont be on the general internet for sale until at least June time.

Any questions please message me, I am happy to chat so will answer any questions and respond with a contact number.

If you would like to view it and have a cuppa and a chat I am in Stroud, Gloucestershire, approx 10 mins from J13, M5.

Cheers
Steve

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