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Francis barett merlin question

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Francis barett merlin question

Post  Liena1992 on Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:28 pm

Hi my dad has a francis barett merlin i think, is there a way for me to get a year model and more details on the bike. Help will be appreciated

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Post  piston 197 on Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:36 pm

We would need the letter coding of the frame Number STAMPED IN, on the L/Hand side of the headstock, on a Merlin the second letter will either be a K or an L dependent on the model, the first letter gives the year. any letters after the number determines the colour
Without these details you are enquiring about " the length of a piece of string "
Try posting again with the frame Number and the engine number would be useful ?
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Re: Francis barett merlin question

Post  Liena1992 on Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:32 pm

Hi thank you for getting back to me the frame number is TTM S 64 1 75B dont knw the enjin number yet will check

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Frame number

Post  piston 197 on Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:39 pm

T = 1953
T = series II
M= Falcon 58
S= swing arm suspension
6 4 7 1 5 = Unique frame No
B = Azure blue paint finish

The engine in a seriesII Falcon 58 should be a Villiers 8E, the engine No is across the top of the front engine mount stamped into the alloy and will be in the form of
375B
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Re: Francis barett merlin question

Post  Liena1992 on Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:13 pm

Good day thank you for all the info u dont maybe knw what it is worth my father wants to sell his bike

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Post  piston 197 on Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:33 pm

Unfortunately none of this old stuff has a finite price, desire is the governing figure ( and I do some work as an auction motorcycle valuer !) If not sure enter it into auction , on line, or real time auction, it will always find it's level, or accept what you think is a fair offer.
For a restored Falcon 58 dealers are pricing them in the 1500/2000 price bracket, depending on the level of restoration, auction prices are similar, for an unrestored model the price is 500/800 depending on appearance and running condition a complete machine , non-runner, but presentable is at the bottom end of this and a complete unrestored runner is at the top end.

How long is a piece of string ?

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