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Old 11-05-2019, 12:39 PM   #1
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Picked up this unusual roller.
Was told it was "Jake the Weasels" bike, an associate of George Barris but haven't confirmed this.
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Old 11-05-2019, 10:56 PM   #2
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My God that is horrible. I never heard of Jake the Weasel and there is nothing West Coast or Los Angeles about it. The guy who built that had serious Harley envy. Sorry to be so blunt.
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Old 11-05-2019, 11:52 PM   #3
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Oh c'mon. That front motor mount is TITS.
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Old 11-06-2019, 09:47 AM   #4
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Love it or hate it it is "unique" and I'd like to find out who built it. The fenders are all steel and I don't think they are an aftermarket item. This is the fourth motorcycle forum I've put it on and no one yet recognizes it.
Looking for an engine if anyone has one or most of one to sell

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Old 11-06-2019, 01:48 PM   #5
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The front frame is a 1970. Not a '67 like the fender seems to suggest. Better check the legality of things first before you spend money on it.
Finished painted rebuilt motor and rechromed it will be worth about $2000 IF you can find a buyer. Sell it off now and be dollars ahead.
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Old 11-06-2019, 02:28 PM   #6
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Not my bag at all. Good luck though!
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Old 11-06-2019, 05:50 PM   #7
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if it was made in the states why does it have what looks like a European plate # on the fender ?
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if it was made in the states why does it have what looks like a European plate # on the fender ?
It's a british plate!
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Old 11-06-2019, 10:27 PM   #9
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if it was made in the states why does it have what looks like a European plate # on the fender ?
That happens a lot in the US in an attempt to make it "British-er." Look at the number in the plate... it's the year and model.
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Old 11-07-2019, 02:43 AM   #10
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if it was made in the states why does it have what looks like a European plate # on the fender ?
c'mon, the tassels on the grips are a dead giveaway this is a US build ;D
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The front frame is a 1970. Not a '67 like the fender seems to suggest. Better check the legality of things first before you spend money on it.
Finished painted rebuilt motor and rechromed it will be worth about $2000 IF you can find a buyer. Sell it off now and be dollars ahead.
It's a '67 with the engine mounts cut off the front. Frame numbers match the case.
Why would I want to sell it?
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Old 11-07-2019, 03:57 PM   #12
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Indeed no
That’s a fine machine
Source your top end and it looks good to go
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It's a british plate!
hahaha...bollocks is it !! it reads 67T120R..... The year and model triumph it was built from!! ...A 1967 T129 R Triumph, even if it now has a slightly later set of forks on it,....nothing like an English plate !,.....
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So it's not a British "vanity" plate?
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So it's not a British "vanity" plate?
sorry but no,... English plates can be several order of numbers and letters but NEVER in that form,.... in the era it was made it could be
ABC 123 F,..
OR ABC 12 F
OR ABC 1 F
ABC...AREA REG OFFICE THAT ISSUED ORIGINAL REG NUMBER
123...NUMBER OF VEHICLE REGISTERED UP T0 999
F..... YEAR CODE...(1967)
even English 'Vanity' Plates must conform to this basic system,... now days it's more complex because of there being shit loads more cars and bikes on English roads than back inn the 60's ,... way way back they started with just 2 digits, the very first car registered in England was A1..... the first in Scotland was S1 it has changed many times but always the same base way.
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I saw this posted on another forum:

http://www.cvpg.co.uk/REG.pdf
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I saw this posted on another forum:

http://www.cvpg.co.uk/REG.pdf

Interesting details and guidelines for registering vehicles there.
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