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Rare Chinese Thing

Unread post by The Mighty Gusset » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:55 pm

It appears to be a 1980s Chinese copy of a 1950s Jawa 250.
Why ?
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Re: Rare Chinese Thing

Unread post by tornado64 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:17 am

wow !! if that had been nearer i'd have had a bid at that price !!

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Re: Rare Chinese Thing

Unread post by Hooli » Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:47 pm

You've got to love those side panels :D
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Re: Rare Chinese Thing

Unread post by The Mighty Gusset » Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:35 pm

Here's what one could look like after restoration :

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Lovely, isn't it ?

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Re: Rare Chinese Thing

Unread post by paulcali3 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:25 pm

The side panels presumably prevent easy carburetter theft.

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Re: Rare Chinese Thing

Unread post by Hooli » Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:43 pm

I'm not sure lovely is the word, but you wouldn't loose it at a bike meet (no matter how hard you tried!).
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Re: Rare Chinese Thing

Unread post by scotduke » Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:22 pm

It's cheap

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Re: Rare Chinese Thing

Unread post by Hooli » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:32 pm

Mrs Hooli says burn it lots then sink it in the pond.
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Re: Rare Chinese Thing

Unread post by scotduke » Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:46 pm

Thing is, for £132 you could afford to throw those sidepanels in the pond and find something better looking. It'd be possible to make it up as some kind of fake Brit or Italian bike, just for a bit of fun. And bargain bits from autojumbles would give you the components at low cost with careful buying.

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Re: Rare Chinese Thing

Unread post by The Mighty Gusset » Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:56 pm

£132 is a fair bit more than I'd have paid for it !
I think it'd be possible to put it back on the road quite cheaply using Jawa parts.
With decent two-smoke oil it might even be reasonably reliable !
I'd keep the sidepanels.

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