Thursday, April 9, 2009
Everybody wants to buy this motorbike but it's owner is Aaron O'donnell and he doesn't want to sell it. Not yet anyway.
It's labelled as a 1950's Excelsior but Aaron claims it's actually a 1951 Ambassador Supreme with a British Villiers engine. It sounds strange now, but at the time, there were a few dozen motorcycle manufacturers, who would make the frames, suspension etc but only one manufacturer of motorcycle engines so they'd all install the same one.
We are having some trouble getting it going as we need to roll start it then keep reving it. It's conking out but I may have the fuel/oil mix wrong as its a 2 stroke. It's quite small and light, 200cc.
I like the flat seat.