1930 488cc Model D Royal Enfield motorcycle engine – SOLD

1930 488cc Model D Royal Enfield motorcycle engine – SOLD


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This 1930 488cc Model D Royal Enfield motorcycle engine belongs to a friend.

He has asked me to see if anyone would like to buy it.

I have to say that I am no expert in Royal Enfields. So, I have been guided by what’s written on the cases and then did my own research. I am unsure if the model is generally called a “Model D” just because of the letter stamp on the engine, or whether it should be called the Model 501.

However, I am advised by a RE expert that this is a 1930 488cc Model D Royal Enfield motorcycle engine, Side Valve, for the saddle tank era of vintage motorcycles.

His information is as follows: “Enfield changed to saddle tank late 28 and the letter model IDs started in 1930. In 29 the 500 sv was the Model 501, in 28, the 500 sv was flat tank and was Model 500. Model D started 1930”

Condition of the 1930 488cc Model D Royal Enfield motorcycle engine

Well, you are buying most of the engine. There are no followers or cam gears (as per usual!… where do they all go?)

You are getting a decent engine barrel with good fins and a good set of cases with a clear engine number stamp. The cases have the flywheel, connecting rod and there is a piston inside too. There are valve caps and valves.

So, find some cam followers and cams and you are nearly there.


Other Royal Enfield motorcycle parts:

Aside from this friend’s engine, I have a few parts. Please see the Royal Enfield spare parts pages.

I had quite a bit of trouble tracking down engine / model information. If you aren’t already a member, it’s probably worth joining the Royal Enfield Club as they have the factory records.

Buyer notes

NOTE: The engine is in Essex, UK. If you are in the UK and can collect it, that will save on the shipping.

Shipping is charged ON TOP of the price for the item. There are too many variables to include shipping in the checkout, so please contact me before you buy and I will give you a shipping price.

I usually ship to most destinations.

International shipping available. Let me know where you are and I will send you a price for shipping with tracking

Combined shipping available. 

Viewing: Please come and check it over before you buy. It is at PE28, near St Ives in Cambridgeshire.

Collection: If you don’t want it shipped, I have plenty of space. If you can’t collect for a while, it’s not a problem. However, I will need to be paid very soon after the sale. Thanks.

Payment: Good old fashioned money on collection is preferred. I can accept payment through PayPal or by bank transfer as well. I can accept EUROS. Please ask. 

Import Taxes: Please note that IMPORT DUTIES are not something I can control. If you are buying from outside the UK, there is a chance that you will have to pay import taxes. Import taxes vary from country to country. If there are charges to pay, it is the buyer’s responsibility to research the cost and pay the duties. The price that you see on my advert is for the item and not the item plus whatever taxes might be due.

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