Back in June 2003 I purchased my first Brough, It was a very original 1937 MX80, correct to the works record card and mechanically excellent.
DYY 620 was a rigid framed machine with druid forks. I only had to have a few oil leaks sorted out and the magdyno refurbishes and she ran like a dream.
In my original search for a Brough, my original intention was to secure a bike with Castle forks, at the time this was not possible,but recently I was offered such a bike.regretfully I made the decision to sell DYY 620 and purchase FVU 679.
According to the works record card FVU 679 started life as a 1939,rigid frame SS80 with druid forks,
Eighteen years after she was built, FVU 679 went back to the Brough Superior works and had extensive refurbishment carried out, the back end of the frame was cut of and replaced with a plunger rear,a set of refurbished castle forks were fitted the bike was virtually rebuilt then fitted with a set of twin headlights.
don't have any history of the bike over the next ten years, but in
march 1967 a 25 year old chap by the name of Alan Norridge bought her
from a trainee policeman in Halifax yorkshire for the sum of £10.00
plus £6.00 shipping costs.
Alan then took delivery of the bike,restored her over the next couple of years and then used her in various trial events throughout the country covering over 70,000 miles.
On the 5th March 2004 I travelled to Essex in my van to collect the bike, a few jobs need doing to get her back on the road for this seasons riding, these include :
petrol tank needs sealing, stripping and repainting and lining
She's now in a friends garage awaiting the various parts to come back, and expect her back on the road for the end of April.
headlights over the beautiful Castle forks
Watch this space !!!!!!!!!!!