Blue Spark Moto offers full or part restorations of single and twin cylinder vintage British motorcycles
If you want a great bike to ride (and surely vintage motorcycling is the most enjoyable mode of transportation), then a thorough job is needed. Making a motorcycle look good is not that hard. The challenge is to build one that goes as well as it looks.
Restoring vintage motorcycles even to standard specification is no easy task. They were hand-built which is a considerable part of their fascination and appeal. However, other than AMC, BSA and Triumph, most manufacturers were quite small with limited facilities. They out-sourced and bought components often from more than one supplier, which contributed to variations within the same model range. Furthermore, many machines shipped to the colonies not only had different specifications to home models but were often fitted with obsolete components remaining from deleted models.
For these reasons, restoration to standard specification requires knowledge, skill, persistence and patience in large dollops. Engines need to be blue-printed as they are built. Refurbishing and refitting cycle parts correctly is very often time consuming. To prevent cracking under stress, holes needs to be lined up. Only after we achieve an excellent fit, do we paint, cad or chrome plate.
Finally, the value of a motorcycle is determined by condition, rideability, originality and desirability. We can't do much about whether your model holds broad appeal and absolute originality may sometimes be difficult to achieve, but we can certainly ensure your bike looks and rides better than new.
We provide ball-park restoration estimates on request