Gmec are pleased to announce the opening of our new showroom. Over the last 10 years we have sold over 800 bikes and now aim to continue to provide the best available. We specialise in unique, unusual & rare bikes which are extremely hard to source. Buy from us and you are ensured a bike which has been thoroughly vetted and checked to make sure it is exactly what it's supposed to be with no hidden extras. We will go the extra mile to provide a top class service for the discerning buyer.
VIEWING STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Below is a selection of our current stock which changes by the week. Please call with your requirements if not displayed.
1989/F Moto Guzzi Mille GT 1000 cc Special
This is a Cafe Racer Special, based on a standard 1989 Moto Guzzi Mille GT. This uses the legenday Tonti duplex frame with the equally legendary Moto Guzzi big block air-cooled 1000 cc V-Twin motor mated to a 5-speed gearbox and shaft drive. The previous owner was a CNC machinist who made several nice alloy custom parts for the machine, including the instrument binnacle, battery tray and various brackets.It has its original clocks showing only 18,500 miles which is back up by and verified with the extensive history and old MOT’s.
Recent work conducted includes :
The shaft drive inspection found it to be sound. It was re-assembled with a new rubber boot at the gearbox (UJ) end. The carburettors (standard Dell'Orto 30 mm) were in need of cleaning, so were stripped, cleaned ultrasonically and rebuilt with new seals. The pumper diaphragms were also replaced. The points ignition system was retained, but electronic assist modules were fitted (can be reverted to standard quickly with a plug/switch). The wiring was in a poor state, so was completely replaced with a custom-made loom. The standard Magura levers with built-in switchgear were retained. There is a full set of lights and turn indicators and twin horns (loud!!), plus LED indicators for neutral, oil pressure, high beam and charging. An Ammeter has also been fitted. All systems work well and unlike many standard Guzzis from this period, full headlamp brightness is achieved! The front forks are Paoli with air-assisted damping. They were found to be good but new air-assist inserts were fitted. Raask Jota-type adjustable clip-ons were fitted .Front and rear brakes are standard Brembo disc brakes. The front brake Master Cylinder has new seals. The front discs have been drilled in a Le Mans pattern. The Moto Guzzi linked braking system has been retained. Wheels are the standard Akront (unflanged) alloys, available as an option on these machines when new. TT100 tyres are fitted and are in good condition.Original Moto Guzzi exhaust downpipes were retained, but silencers changed for Lanfranconis giving a lovely deep tone.The rearsets were replaced with the correct Tarozzi type. The alloy fuel tank and side panels are hand-built items produced by Tab 2 Classics. The seat unit is Ducati but fits this machine perfectly and has useful storage space in the seat hump. Front and rear mudguards replaced with period alloy units.
Runes & Rides beautifully. A true special build of a very high quality and a very rare example indeed. Much more individual than a Le Mans. Viewing strictly by appointment only. £8995
Honda 550/4 RC181 Hailwood Tribute
This machine is a tribute to Mike Hailwood's TT winning RC181 500/4 from 1967.
It is based on a low mileage 1978 Honda CB550K2 imported from the USA in 2017. After conversion, the machine was correctly registered in 2018 with DVLA as a road machine with correct V5. It passed its first UK MOT in 2018 with no advisories and has been used sparingly since, having completed only a few hundred miles (as the tyres show). It only has a rear/brake light and as such has "Daylight MOT" status. It now has Historic Vehicle status and no longer requires an MOT or Tax.
The engine and 5-speed transmission unit was completely stripped, inspected against specification and re-built. All proved to be in very good condition, but the primary chain, cam chain, cam chain tensioner and clutch plates were all replaced as a precaution. The cylinder bores were in good condition and within standard spec, so they were given a light honing and new piston rings were fitted. The head was de-coked and all valves lapped in. All gaskets and seals were replaced and a new oil filter fitted. The engine was not tuned because the intention was to produce a road-legal and usable general tribute to the RC181, not a race replica.
A four into four megaphone silencer system is fitted, each silencer contains a removable baffle. This gives a fairly sporty sound for road use. For off-road use, the baffles can be removed quickly for a more interesting and distinctly loud sound.
The four carburettors were stripped and cleaned ultrasonically, then rebuilt with new jets and seals/gaskets. Alloy bellmouths are fitted to give it the authentic race appearance. Both the electric and kick starters were retained, as was the alternator. The latter charges a battery hidden under the seat hump.
Both wheels were rebuilt using flanged alloy rims. The rear wheel used the original Honda hub with SLS brake and an Akront rim. A Suzuki T500 TLS hub was used for the front wheel, together with a Morad rim. New tyres were fitted to both wheels.
The fuel tank is a modern fibreglass unit designed for an Aermacchi but with the right general shape for the Honda. The fairing is a good replica of the original RC181 fairing and is fitted to custom made brackets using quarter-turn Dzus fasteners.
The original gear and brake levers have been modified and adapted to be operated by the rearsets. Main electrics are all housed in a box hidden beneath the seat. The box includes the ignition switch/starter, starter solenoid, electronic ignition units and rectifier/regulator. The ignition uses standard points and coils, but assisted with an electronic module. All wiring is new with a purpose made loom, and drives a horn, plus a small indicator panel with Oil Pressure, Charging and Neutral LEDs.
This is a rare and very well executed faithful roadworthy tribute to the bike as ridden by Hailwood and offers a unique opportunity. Viewing is strictly by appointment only. £7995
This is an old school Triton café racer built around 1996 and matured over the years with many improvements. It comprises of a 1957 Norton Dominator wideline frame coupled to Norton “ Road holder” forks. Triumph Pre-unit engine built from a 6T Thunderbird engine c1957. Most internals are Bonneville complete with a twin Amal carburettor head, which was completely renovated with new valves and seats, with phosphor bronze valve guides. All this married to a very rare Triumph “ slick shift” gearbox which were only produced for around a year or so. This enables clutchless gear changes. All electrics rewired and alternator upgraded to 12 volt. Runs, rides and sounds beautiful. There is a thick history file dating back to the time of the build with numerous invoices and full Mot history until the time it became registered as a Historic vehicle. This is a ready to use well sorted Triton which really is a thing of beauty. You will not be disappointed. Viewing strictly by appointment only. £12950
2001 DUCATI M600 MONSTER DARK. Private Duke number plate included. Genuine 17,000 miles from new. Excellent original standard condition. Sold with 12 months MOT. £2650
1990/H KAWASAKI ZZR 1100 C1. Lovely original condition with less then 18,000 miles from new. Recent tyres and new chain fitted. Devil 4 into 1 exhaust. Runs & rides very well. Sold with 12 months MOT. £2895
1977/S HONDA 400/4 Super Sport. Very nice original and unrestored condition. 37,000 miles. Fitted with a period original Dunstall fairing, Marshall deeptone exhaust and more recent Hagon rear shocks. Unfortunately we have lost the right hand side battery cover, but will endeavour to replace. This bike is now MOT & Tax exempt but can MOT if required. £3495
1980/V KAWASAKI Z1300 BOBBER “ SKULLDUGGERY”
This is a specially built one of one unique custom bobber based around a Z1300 six cylinder motor. Completed in 2007 and featured in the Sept 2007 edition of Back Street Heroes Magazine. Copy available which includes detailed information covering the build and specifications, which are extensive and comprehensive. More details on request. Still in exceptional condition having the benefit of just having all the brakes rebuilt with stainless pistons and new seals. Ready to ride and enjoy. What a lovely distinctive sound through the purpose made stainless exhaust. A marvellous alternative to a Harley Custom, which is guaranteed to stand out from the crowd! £POA
1979/T HONDA CB750 PHIL READ REPLICA. Lovely original condition with full history from new. Historic Vehicle. MOT & Tax exempt. Genuine 41,000 miles. Originally supplied by Bill Smith Motors and has a full list of ownership from DVLA and old hand written MOT’s which are unobtainable nowadays. One of the original 150 bikes built by the legend who was Colin SEELEY. Thought to be only around a third to have survived over the intervening 40+ years. This example has had a light restoration to bring it back to road worthy condition. Perfect original spec with a light used patina commensurate with its age. Was featured in July 2019 edition of Practical Sportsbikes Magazine where it was ridden and evaluated. Copy available. Retains the original Phil Read silencer which many have missing. Benefits from new period correct Avon tyres and Hagon shock absorbers. Original Girling units included. Runs & rides perfectly. Any inspection invited. Viewing by appointment only. £POA
1990/ H SUZUKI VX800. Genuine 12, 900 miles from new. Excellent original condition. Runs & Rides suberbly. Fitted with Koni shock absorbers and a new rear tyre. New forkseals and oil. Both front and rear brakes have been stripped and serviced with new seals and fluid. Ready to ride and enjoy. Hard to find in this non molested condition. Any inspection welcome. Viewing by appointment. £3195
1990/H SUZUKI VX800. Genuine 38,000 miles, Full Nut & Bolt rebuild. The bike has been completely stripped. Frame has been powder coated and everything refurbished or replaced to make this an outstanding original spec. New tyres, battery, fork seals and fork oil. New brake seals and master cylinder seals, plus fluid. New wheel bearings etc, etc. Engine has been freshly serviced with new plugs, air filters, oil & filter, fresh coolant and antifreeze. Ready to ride and enjoy. Hard to find in this non molested original as the factory intended specification. Any inspection welcome. Viewing by appointment. £2995
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