Dating the Black Engine Beamish

Dating can be done by a combination of the following

  • Frame number
  • Tank decals
  • Frame decals
  • Frame modification
  • Steel or aluminium tank

Even with all of this information it is still a little hit and miss without the frame number. These bikes were made for trialing and took some serious knocks in their time. If a previous owner replaced a dented aluminium tank with a steel one it can throw you out from your dating process!

I have seen some bikes with a replacement frame which can also put you off the scent.

Here's what to look for