Back in 1984 i was restoring a TWN ‘Cornet’ after the bike was complete ‘Classic Motorcycle ‘magazine featured a 4 page spread to compare it to another split single i had restored,a Puch 250 SGS, with the obvious publicity another ‘Cornet’ owner got in touch with me saying he wanted to restore a Cornet and could i help him with it!! But before he started ,he was restoring a Yamaha RD 350 with he’s son and wanted to finish that first. Then i lost contact with him due to the fact that he succumbed to a cruel illness. The Cornet or by this time had become 2 and a half bikes was sold to a dealer in Devon but a high price on a large amount of boxes of various parts is not  a good sales situation!! so after 3 years of trying to sell the ‘Cornets’ the dealer gave in to my offer!! sadly with what looked like all the parts available ?IMG_2551 there was plenty missing! which i have been lucky and tracked them down . The ‘Cornet’ is now 95% complete just needs the batteries wiring and chaincase completed plus a few odd bits and pieces for it to be up and running. The colour scheme

was  what to former owner chose, so i assembled it as such !!i think it is quite pleasing to the eye. a unique bike only about 6 in road going condition in the UK with all things well this will be number 7??

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Sold by London dealers Claude Rye for finally £129 10s 6d a quality bike for such a price!!
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Because of the original ignition plate are like ‘hens teeth’ the starter switch (a Lucas item) is now in the battery box lid.
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a nice touch  the original dealers sales plate!
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The original starter switch was part of the Hella ignition switch in the headlamp, but now such things are like ‘rocking horse’ S..t so a convenient  Lucas switch ! the type fitted to Morris Minors or Mini’s is used.
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Switch works perfectly 1 turn makes the coil live plus the headlamp switch for the lights, horn and brake light ….3rd turn operates the Norris dynastart.
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