Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Update: Details on Interceptor for sale

The owner of the 1967 Royal Enfield Interceptor featured in the post below kindly provided additional details:

"My name is Dave Rorty and I'm the owner of the 1967 Interceptor on CraigsList. I am the third owner, for the past five years. The bike was purchased outside of Daytona about eight years ago by my best friend's wife for his birthday. Dr. Bob was a great guy and very talented mechanic with his own shop in Oakland, NJ. He passed away five years ago and I purchased it from his wife.

"He had freshened up the top end and I have since rebuilt the gear box, mainly due to a more than normal leak. I have installed Commando points / condenser and upgraded the petcocks. As I have three other classic bikes and a new Triumph Tiger, I'd like to find "Fergie" a new home.

"Other than the points, petcocks, air / gas filters and a single throttle cable from the handlebar to the splitter, the bike is original and unrestored. I do still have the original velocity stacks as shown in one of the photos. The speedo and tach were rebuilt by Nisonger and shows approximately 11,000 miles. I believe the bike's actual mileage is around 25,000.

"The original mufflers are fairly worn out but are presentable for an original 42-year-old bike. After the fourth or fifth kick the bike will start and has a very aggressive sound. Much more torque than my '71 Commando due to the longer stroke.

"The automatic neutral finder works great and the gear box seems to have a fairly short throw. Fenders are stainless and the tank's chrome is in pretty good shape. There is just a hint of polish wear on the top of the tank and the red stripe down the center is all there. The original decals are properly worn yet quite readable. The front end is surprisingly compliant and the bike is extremely stable at speed.

"If I don't end up selling it I wont be too disappointed. Thanks for your interest in the bike."

Asking price is $6,800. You can call Dave at 201-934-7176.

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