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1931 Rudge Radial 250cc fully radial motorcycle For Sale

1931 Rudge 250cc for sale - which is the earliest known example on record in the world to date and consequently extremely rare. 1931 saw the introduction of the first all Rudge 250cc, fully radial with coil ignition. RW did not introduce a Sports 250cc until 1934. This model was the only year RW fitted Miller coil ignition as standard on any of their machines. It was aimed at the lightweight market and pared down to fall into the special 30/- tax band. It was road tested in the Motor Cycle on 12th March 1931 (I have the original magazine). The VMCC marquee specialist initially critiqued this model and since that time much work has been carried out. The following is a list of works complete, but I would ask you to look at the pictures which form a large part of the description. Radial head fully rebuilt, with new valve seats, guides, valves and rocker plates and reassembled (Cylinder Head Shop) Engine fully stripped down. Crank split to reveal new big end already in situ, rebuilt crank shaft and trued - driving side main bearing replaced, manufacture of reverse scroll in camshaft pinion, stelite welded rockers and correctly re-profiled, barrel bored and honed for nos piston, reground cam profiles to just clean and leave faint whiteness (Stotfold Engineering) New engine breather valve assembly, oil pump nuts plus various other sundries purchased. The engine is now ready to reassemble and slot into the bike. There are two carburettors - an Amal 275 pre monobloc and a nice Brass pre-war pre mono bloc, plus very original Smiths speedometer. Gearbox - stripped and found to be in good order. Forks in excellent condition. Frame and wheels all good - slight pitting to chrome on front now, but minor. There is a nos dynamo and a new coil, along with a host of other parts, such as seat bar, u-clips and saddle. Footrests and chain guard are present (the chain guard is incorrect but fits & battery box missing) A fine pair of newly made exhausts, baffles, silences and brackets. Newly made battery box and sundries, gear gate etc. (Paul Horton - rudge.spares) Tank has been stripped (as per pic) and will be left for new owner to finish - no holes and very sound indeed apart from a few dents which have been filled and smoothed. The bike has not had a huge list of owners as far as I am aware, having been in our family since the early 1970's. Consider this rare machine to be 95 percent complete with most parts present. V5c present and in my name, re-registered in the 80's. A folder full of information, bills / receipts will go with bike. Reason for sale - I have just finished a lengthy rebuild on another bike and want to ride now. This is a wonderful opportunity to own and finish an extremely rare little light weight. The bike currently owes me close to 6k and the for sale figure is the very least I am prepared to accept. Located Kent. I would ask that full payment be made in cash only and that the new owner collects the bike promptly please Viewing can take place with social distancing rules applying and if all are sensible I do not have a problem. I might be interested in a swap for another classic motorcycle with cash either way. Thank you for looking
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