Old British motorcycle parts and bikes for sale

The Timing Chest

Welcome to The Timing Chest. Old Classic, Vintage and Veteran motorcycles have been a passion of mine for many years.

My enthusiasm for motorcycles goes right back to a late 60’s Suzuki step-thru 50cc. Since then, I have owned a large variety of bikes, ranging from 1980’s Japanese all the way back to a 1915 Calthorpe with the original J.A.P engine.

Through my interest in older motorcycles, I have made some great friends all over the globe. Motorcycling is both a passion and a community.

I have created this web site to document some of my project builds and to create a platform to display old motorcycle parts that I am prepared to part with. See Parts for Sale and search by Era, Use or Brand.

Occasionally, I decide to make space for a new addition and offer some of my vintage motorcycles for sale. If any are available they will be on the Bikes for sale page.

Some recent comments

  • Early Powell & Hanmer 5 1/2″” carbide motorcycle lamp with Desmo gas burner Good, easy interaction with seller. Can recommend without reservations Apa, Czech Rep.
  • Triumph T20 Tiger Cub project to UK Great seller really helpful, knowledgeable and couldn’t do enough to help. Thanks ! Andy
  • Ariel Square Four engine parts shipped to Australia Great communicator and organised delivery promptly, very reliable and item as described received in good condition. Frank
  • AJS engine shipped to Ireland Thanks from Ireland very good .. A +++++ very fast.. Professional. Andreas Z