Category Archives: SWM (Rob Butterfield)

Rob Butterfield from Yorkshire is restoring his SWM at the same time that we are doing ours. I thought it would be interesting to see another bike taking shape at the same time.

Robs SWM – Post 13 – Finished 320 Jumbo

And very quickly the job was done! it looks fantastic mate and I didnt think you could better the TL320 but this really is the best original SWM restoration I have seen. When are you going to let me ride … Continue reading

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Robs SWM – Post 12

The parts were soon transferred across from the 320 to the freshly painted Jumbo frame with just a few modifications to the airbox mounting and the head steady it is taking shape nicely; The black seat is just for looks … Continue reading

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Robs SWM – Post 11

The build was quickly under way with the frame straight into the paint shop

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Robs SWM Post 10 – evolution continues!

Rob has recently bought a SWM Jumbo for himself and after riding it he obviously got the bug to build what was probably the best SWM that the ever built – the 320 Jumbo! The plan was to buy another … Continue reading

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Robs SWM – Post 9

Rob sent me a couple of photos of his SWM the other night after finally getting round to fitting a seat. I think the plan is to fit a later rubber seat when one is available and this seat will … Continue reading

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Robs SWM Post 8

Rob has not been sitting eating turkey and cake over Christmas and his bike is looking fantastic. As you will have seen, this one is going to be far more original than anything that we have done and his attention … Continue reading

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Robs SWM – Post 7

I just had to add this photo of the front end that Rob sent me. You can see the attention to detail with the original SWM markings on the fork legs, brake plate and even the alloy brake arm – … Continue reading

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Robs SWM – Post 6

Rob is really getting along with his build now. As you can see, his build is totally focussed on taking the bike back to original showroom condition with all the original parts and fantastic it looks too. Although some of … Continue reading

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Robs SWM – Post 5

The bike is starting to take shape now the engine is in…

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Robs SWM Post 4

Robs bike is gaining some momentum. Having recently bought another bike off Malcolm Herbert which had a nice engine, it meant that the engine could be tidied up to go into the project bike – and nice it looks too! … Continue reading

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