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Hi Anthony, 

Both of the attached machines have come from a deceased's estate so I know nothing at all about them apart from what I have gleaned from the internet. The red one is undoubtedly the David Shave machine as it still has the sticker on it as featured on your website, the black one looks to be a de-lugged standard B40 frame with a SM alloy tank (loose at present) I'd appreciate any thoughts on that one as to other parts fitted or its origin. Both bikes have B40GB engines.

The auction is to be held on 22nd April at Cheffins Auctioneers, The Sale Ground, Sutton, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB6 2QT. Viewing is 1pm onwards on Friday 21st April and from 7:30am on sale day. The catalogue will be available two weeks prior to the sale date on www.cheffins.co.uk under the Vintage section or £17 by post. There is no charge for entry to the sale, over 50 motorcycles, loads of spares and every vehicle from bicycles to full size steam engines together with everything related. Around 2,500 lots in total.

I can be contacted on this email address or by phone 01353 777767 (option 2) or 07775 866166.

Many thanks for your interest and hopefully hear from you soon.

Kind Regards

 

Jeremy Curzon

Cheffins Auctioneers

 

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This is the ex David Shave "Sammy Miller BSA Otter" that Dave rode in the 2013 Scottish two day trial. anther BSA Otter that slipped through the net. So if you buy this one you should be good for a Scottish ride next year?
Dave finished the 2013 trial in 25th place and won a First Class Award, loosing 20 marks.

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You can see how well this machine as been put together by Dave and kept in that condition by its late owner.

 Rockshock rear units are about as good as they come, and you all know that the WD BSA B40 engines are the ones to own with the right gears fitted and sorted by Pat Slinn all those years ago.

The frame is one of the Last "Otter" frames that Sammy had built for him after the split with Faber frames.

Sam went back to the original concept by having a bolt on  Triumph type rear subframe. Hubs look like they are the Alan Whitton alloy replicas to me but you will have to check that out for your self.

Front forks are the BSA/Triumph four stud type the ones I use on all of my builds, How Dave got away with using them in the Scottish trial though I don't know.

 The silencer and air box are made by our old friend Terry Weedy from Avery products. and this was when Sam was still getting them from Terry.

 What more can I say if you wont a bike of your dreams you will have to go and bid on it wont you.

 

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Here is the proof that the bike was ridden in the Scottish trial, and as I say another "Otter" that slipped through the net. But we know that this happens every year, and with the sticker for proof you get a Pre 65 Scottish compliant machine if you can get an entry.

 

 

Terry Weedy Silencer.

B40, C15, B25, BSA.

   £40 + Post and packing.

 

The second BSA B40 WD.

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This second BSA B40 WD has most of the right bits.

Firstly the engine, and you know that these now make £1000 in any condition. and this motor looks tidy.

The frame  has all the unnecessary frame lugs removed and the seat tubes pulled in the first trick the works boys did with these frames.

The Leading axle front forks look like they may be Royal Enfield or even Kawasaki, but you will have to make your own mind up.

 Front hub looks like a Honda 90? or may be Montesa?

There is a spattering of Sammy Miller Products parts, IE, seat and rear brake pedal.and probably footrests and chain tensioner, and the rests look to be in the right position. and don't forget the New rear chain.

 

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The bike looks tidy from this side, fitted with a Terry Weedy kickstart and silencer,

And a well constructed large alloy oil-tank.

Seems to me the bike was a week away from being finished, and one you would not have to spend a lot more money on to jump on and ride. 

 

 

For more details contact Jeremy at Cheffins

 

May be more Machines Later.