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.

Select your brand and scroll through. If you prefer, you can view my classic motorcycle parts for sale by ERA or by TYPE of USE.

I will do my best to keep the site updated. I know how disappointing it is to finally find that part that is made of unobtanium, only to be told that it’s sold.
If you need a particular part, just let me know the part number and I will keep an eye out for you. Please don’t just tell me what it does and expect me to do your research. That’s what Google is for!

You can get in touch on the CONTACT page. Below this are the more regularly search brands. For anything else, it’s always worth sending me a message.

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