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    Posted 10 years ago

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    I know and love bicycles and now I falling into Motorcycles. It's a great looker but it took it to a shop and it has compression, gas and spark but they can't get it to start. They keep asking me if I want to sell it to them but I just want to ride it. I'm a google junkie and all I can find is one youtube video and that the company went under in 1939. I can't find much else. I even reached out to a museum in England. I'd like to know the HP of the lil 250cc Villiers motor. I'm guessing 3 or 4 HP. I'd also like to know what it is worth. Do you anyone in Southern California that may have the key of getting it going or have some pointers.

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    1. Cassata Cassata, 10 years ago
      First of all this bike is awesome!!!!
      Does it have anything to do with the carb. not flowing right you might want to check that if you checked everything else
    2. jordan, 10 years ago
      Take your time,do your research and find the right shop to get it going and to make it roadworthy.Dont grab the first shop that claims they know the bike or have them prove it.Selwyn motors in England might direct you somewhere for parts.Ignition system and spark and she should fire.Tires will be a must unless you want to get your bell rung on your first ride.Great find.Keep it and have fun with it.Probably made lots of them based on the small displacement and utiliterian size butIt aint going down in value... I believe Norton purchased this company at some point or the other way around Norton/Villiers
    3. RonM RonM, 10 years ago
      Starklte Indian in LA could stear you in the right direction.
    4. Robertriley Robertriley, 10 years ago
      Thanks Ron, I'll check it out.
    5. OrdinaryFool, 10 years ago
      Pix of the other side and closer details of both might be useful to those of us that have fondled several of the various villers engines as far as tips on how to get it sparking. I am not sure if it has a flywheel type energy transfer or other type of ignition.
    6. Robertriley Robertriley, 10 years ago
      Here's some pic. Please let me have all the info on it you can, HP, rarity, value, anything.
    7. Peter, 9 years ago
      'Just found this site.
      There's a book "Coventry Eagle - The History of a Motorcycle Company" by John Hodson on eBay, item 130594519435.
      Looks like you've got a model L5 which cost £33 10shillings in 1935 but might be worth a bit more now! Very pretty - I'm jealous!

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