Wanted by Club Members

Please note the scammer warning further down the page.

Bikes

Just let me know if you're looking for a bike and it'll be listed here. Write to me at beamishowners.club@ntlworld.com if you are looking for a Beamish.

Bits and Pieces

  • Wanted - Beamish kickstarts, even floppy ones! E-mail Jim Evans 0794 1002813 or 01273 691881

  • Wanted - Beamish kickstart. E-mail John Pearson 0762 4427589

  • Wanted - Beamish wheel hubs front and rear from any model. Please email Ian Smart 07786 513785 or 01492 524700

  • Wanted - Beamish front wheel for silver engined Beamish sidecar. Please email Paul Cuckow

  • Wanted - Beamish exhaust for a silver engine Beamish with triangular side panels. Please email Rob Sutherland


  • Write to me at beamishowners.club@ntlworld.com if you are looking for Beamish parts.


Scammer warning

Be aware that scammers are always on the look out for wanted ads. They don't actually trawl the internet themselves they send out robots to find wanted ads and report back to them. Then you get an e-mail asking if you are 'still looking for the item'. This e-mail sent to you is also automatic, only wen you respond to it does the scammer take notice - they send out 1,000's of these each day, it's known as "phishing".

These are the tell-tale signs of a computer generated e-mail:

  • Often your entire wanted ad is the e-mail subject
  • The e-mail refers to 'the item' or asks if you still want it without actually naming it, the scammer with research it once you respond.
  • Most scammers are outside the UK and often influenced by the USA, so if they have an American sounding name, be suspicious.
  • If there is a phone number - ring it. I did with one scammer and it was obvious from the ring tone that it was outside UK.
  • Don't be fooled by a UK e-mail address, you can set one of those up from anywhere in the world.

Don't get caught

How to avoid getting caught. Lots of people get caught every year often because the scammer will send them a photo of a nice example of the bike and pitch the price low - they have nothing to lose and the potential buyer can't believe his luck

  • Ask a lot of questions and throw in one or two that will tell you if they have any idea what they are selling or not. For example, I was asking for a cylinder head and only 3 people replied - all scammers!! I asked if the 'gaggle pin' was straight and was he also selling the radiator - he said yes to both questions! I was suspicious because the original message referred to 'the item' and 'I have it in good condition' - the same message was probably sent to someone asking for a watch or a welsh dresser. The e-mail came from a 'Marvin Houston' - not an english name. The Esses address at the bottom of the message checked out with the post office but the phone number was '0705....' I rang it and it was outside the UK for sure.
  • These scammers have no idea what they allege to be selling and have to go and trawl the internet to find out. If they send you a photo, ask for another of some obscure part of the bike like the bottom of the bash plate.

Remember, if it seems too good to be true, it almost certainly is! Don't get caught!