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Who's owned my bike?

PostPosted: 26 Aug 2018 12:58
by JohnChell

I have acquired a 500 SEI, I'm curious to find out if any club members know anything of its history, I'm particularly keen to know why its registered on a Q plate,as ideally I'd like to get it put onto an age related plate. The bike is not currently on the road but is complete.

There is a partial folder of history with it, and I know the previous 2 owners. I purchased the bike off Roy Masters and he purchased the bike from Paul Compton, both of whom I know, when Paul had the bike it was used for a Real Classic article comparing the 500 with the 350.

In the folder that came with the bike there are some old photos, one of which was clearly taken at a Morini Rider Club event, possibly an AGM or Cadwell as Roy spotted himself in the background of the picture, probably from sometime in the late 1990's.

There is an old dating certificate from North Leicester Motorcycles that was issued in 1996 dating the bike to March 1982, it was first register on a q plate in the uk in 1988 and a hand written list of previous owners is included in the folder, one on whom must have been a club member as there is an unused club sticker and a copy of ATG 219 (from 1996?) in the folder. Other docs suggest owners in the London / Kent area.

Can anyone shed any further light on the history of my bike? it seems to have been around in the club on and off for a few years now.


Re: Who's owned my bike?

PostPosted: 26 Aug 2018 14:22
by MickeyMoto
Maybe 82 is too early? Looks like a late model, but then, who knows?

Re: Who's owned my bike?

PostPosted: 26 Aug 2018 16:42
by JohnChell
should look like this, Im waiting for this ol brochure to arrive having found it on ebay, I'll see if it has a date on when it arrives.

Re: Who's owned my bike?

PostPosted: 27 Aug 2018 07:34
by MickeyMoto
Looking in the Mick Walker book, the 500 was updated at the same time as the 'new' K2 in late 1983.

Re: Who's owned my bike?

PostPosted: 24 Oct 2018 11:50
by MarkB
An important part of that Morini's history is that it was the first 500 I rode, when it was in Paul's ownership. :D