1955 Black Knight RYU298
Frame number RD12999/F
Engine number F10AB/2B/10692
This machine was purchased in 1965 for the princely sum of £30. It was in three tea chests but complete, less engine. The owner kept the engine, much modified, in a Norvin.
Nothing was done for about twenty years when a Comet engine was obtained with a view to building a replica Victor. However, there were too many problems and the project was abandoned.
In 1998 a ‘Comet’ was obtained fitted with an engine from a “D” Shadow.
About three years later a complete restoration and rebuild was done. The deviation from standard listed below.
Sealed valve guides,
Stellite faced Mark 3 cams and followers.
Steel idler gear
Alton AC generator
Twin disc brake. Both wheels rebuilt
Grosser electric starter
Shoria 218a/h Lithium Ion battery
Hydraulic steering damper
Aluminium head brackets from HE30TF heat treated billet
Close-fitting aluminium mudguard for the rear wheel
Two-tone air horns