Welcome to Ebor Bikes. Starting trading in late 2013, we are a small scale niche supplier of high quality hard to find parts, mostly but not solely for BSA twins. The business really started because the owner wanted various unobtainable parts for his bikes, and with BSAs being so popular, he thought he’d risk having some batches made and selling on parts to other people.
We commission the manufacture of our parts using only the best materials and top quality manufacturers.
Presently our product range is small. However, we do have further products in the pipeline. Feedback from motorcyclists is always welcome on this and we have a contact page to help you in this. Also, if you register with us, you have the option to receive our occasional email Newsletters, which we send out when our product range changes.
We are a web based business and we accept payments by direct funds transfer and by PayPal. Please note that we can only ship goods once payment has been received.
Our web site uses top quality e-commerce software with the aim to give our customers a good and consistent browsing and buying experience, and to make it easy for us to add new products.
Because we are small scale, we are not presently registered for UK Value Added Tax (VAT), and all our prices include it.
Where appropriate, we provide free downloadable fitting notes for our products, and we are going to build up a part of the site showing notes describing how we carry out some assembly and fitting procedures etc., with a leaning towards BSA twins.
We welcome customers from all parts of the world. Our aim is to provide a prompt and smooth service to everyone who places orders with us, wherever you are.
April 2017: we are saddened to hear that a great hero of BSA competition circles, Eddie Dow, passed away in March aged 92. Engineer, trails rider, racer (winning the 1955 Senior Clubmans TT and the Thruxton 9 Hour race on a DBD34), successful businessman, he was them all. His businesses, Taylor Dow Ltd then Eddie Dow Ltd, were famous in the late 1950s and ‘60s as a source of BSA competition and tuning parts. His longstanding contact with the BSA motorcycle factory is believed to have led in no small part to the production of the revered Rocket Gold Star by BSA. Indeed the Taylor Dow sponsored RGS was leading the 1963 Thruxton endurance race when forced to repair a broken oil pipe which dropped it to eighth place. In later years his voice could be heard commentating at motorcycle race meetings. Eddie, we salute you.
October 2015: we have added optional economy surface shipping as a low cost option for international orders, but please note that: delivery times can be long. Royal Mail quotes "Western Europe in up to 2 weeks, Eastern Europe in up to 5 weeks, North America in up to 6 weeks, South America, Africa and Asia in up to 8 weeks and Australia in up to 12 weeks".
September 2015: From now our copper rocker box gaskets are vacuum annealed after the laser cutting, making them ready to fit as supplied.
Our RGS-engined A10 has been on the dyno: carefully ported inlet tracts, single Monobloc carb, genuine BSA Spitfire cam and followers, Ebor valve springs and valve collars, Wiseco 9:1 pistons, Shell V Power fuel, Avon GP rear tyre at 25 p.s.i. This gave 43.6 rear wheel HP at 6,200 rpm and a nice flat torque plot. We used Torquetune for this work because they dyno a lot of classic racing bikes. We believe there may be more to come because on the day, the Monobloc could not deliver more fuel. We have since solved this problem.
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