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Title: Boldor on eBay??????????
Post by: paul 810 on November 29, 2017, 09:02:12 pm
Boldor or fe on eBay, just noticed a bike readvertised on ebay, when first on it was advertised as a Boldor but the winning bidder noticed it says fe on log book, so what is it, if it is a 83 stroke 84 then must be fe but the amount of work required to change a fe to a bol is substantial, any ideas guys
Title: Re: Boldor on eBay??????????
Post by: bif on November 29, 2017, 10:22:49 pm
Hi Paul,engine no. Is correct for a Bol,the frame has the features of a Bol(foot rests mounts and curved down rails to clear rear heads) BUT the frame number is from an FE.
Some explaining needed, but I wouldn't be happy parting with hard earned green until I had some definitive answers.
You pays your money etc......
Regards Bif
Title: Re: Boldor on eBay??????????
Post by: Viffer on November 30, 2017, 06:43:59 pm
I am looking for a 1000F or a bol d'or.  I won the auction last week and went over to collect.  I asked about it being an A registered bike, the log book said it is a 1984 VF1000E.  It seemed to be a hybrid to be honest.  Anyway they were OK about me not taking it.  It is well tatty though, needs lots of TLC.
Title: Re: Boldor on eBay??????????
Post by: speedygp on December 02, 2017, 10:04:52 pm
Hi Viffer,
yes intriguing, just checked it out on ebay UK, why anyone would go to that amount of trouble changing all bodywork over is baffling, unless it was a cosmetically wrecked FE, and they had a donor BD?
As you`d be aware, the great thing about the BD is the later motor with harder cams, line bored heads, and the oil cooler.
Maybe worth checking to see if the BD radiator and oil cooler are fitted, otherwise, for me it would be a parts bike.....
Title: Re: Boldor on eBay??????????
Post by: bif on December 03, 2017, 01:04:01 pm
There is no way it's an FE frame,even from the pics on EBay that much is obvious,did you check the vin tag viffer?
It is possible to change the tag but it would be obvious that it had been messed with.
there are two silver Bols on for sale,this one has dubious heritage to say the least and the other is on a Q plate.
The second bike sold only a couple of weeks ago but the present owner now finds himself too short of time to take on a project,my how things can change in a fortnight(that was sarcasm for those who are not familiar with me)
I'm always on the lookout for vfs but wouldn't touch either of these
Regards Bif
Title: Re: Boldor on eBay??????????
Post by: Viffer on December 03, 2017, 06:50:12 pm
Bif, no I didn't check VIN plate, from what I could see in fairly poor light the headstock frame number seemed to match the log book.  Oh well Ill keep looking!
Title: Re: Boldor on eBay??????????
Post by: struan65 on December 04, 2017, 11:26:59 pm
Am currently bidding on this one.
I had  the FF in 86 through to 93 and enjoyed it, always stuck with Hondas v engines and have not been disappointed.
Title: Re: Boldor on eBay??????????
Post by: Marmite on December 10, 2017, 12:36:42 pm
My suspicion is that it might well be a "cut and shut" jobby. Im not suggesting the present owner has done this but possibly the plate ( & V5) from one was put onto the chassis of a Bol. 
Title: Re: Boldor on eBay??????????
Post by: Viffer on December 10, 2017, 06:10:49 pm
Yes Marmite thats what I was thinking when I viewed it, so I thought it would  be a nightmare not knowing which parts were off which model (not having enough knowledge of VF1000 and there being quite a few changes FE to FF).  Also the wiring loom under the seat looked a bit hacked at some point in the last 33 years!