Sad news, "we can also announce today the acquisition of the shares that Norton did not already own in Spondon Engineering Ltd. This gives Norton 100% control and ownership of the renowned 40 year old motorcycle engineering business, we wish retiring founder and partner Stuart Tiller a great retirement and hope he can find some decent fishing to get his rod bent into while he enjoys some relaxed time… The purchase of Spondon gives Norton increased manufacturing ability with it’s skilled workforce and extra capacity. This investment goes further along the route to increase British made components in house and so keep control of supply chain." See the Facebook page for more info, but be cafeful what you post on an open Forum.. This is a closed forum so should be ok.
very sad indeed, hopefully the guys left will keep their jobs and keep producing stuff. Like you say Kyle, end of an era. You'll still need to be careful what you say on here, non members can't post on here but guests can browse the topics. I'll try and give Stuart a ring during the week and see how he is.
Hi there, does anyone know, where the original jigs and the plans went to? I'am searching for a Spondon Z-retro frame or all the stuff and plans necessary for Gav to build me one. Please contact me or send Gav a message (GIA-Engineereing) Thanks for your help, cheers Luko
Spondon; always helpful, not expensive and could turn stuff around quickly unlike some orgs I could mention!
A bloody tragedy.
Is anyone considering remaking any of their stuff like brake parts all of which is getting very difficult to find in usable condition. Lots of frames out there but the bolt on stuff is getting very rare.
Steve, Stuart Tiller said he has pistons and seals for Spondon calipers if anyone needs them. Unfortunately there is no chance of getting calipers anymore as the company they used to cast them went bust and the moulds were destroyed.
mike: Just bought a TZ350 spondon , I am looking to road register it but to get a 1976 plate i need to date it . Does anyone know whohas the spondon records of Vin Numbers and year of manufacture ??
Jun 10, 2019 11:35:43 GMT
yamaha36: hello glad to be here have 2 spondon tz yamahas
Jul 16, 2019 17:19:14 GMT
kalle250cc: Hi! Can anyone tell me the FIRST YEAR Spondon aluminium frame made of square tube for TZ 250/350 were used? And were I can read this. I have a classification dilemma in Nordic Classic Racing.
Aug 24, 2019 6:44:08 GMT
wayne: Hi everyone, TZG frame # 430-991873 in Australia. How do I find out when built.
Sept 5, 2019 10:34:34 GMT
crusty: Hi Lads I'v got a frame here that I'd like to get some info on it's a steel cradle frame that was built in 1979 I believe, the frame number is SPE/750F1/16 which is stamped on a small plate brazed on to one of the tubes close to the headstock. Thanks Mike.
Aug 7, 2021 22:30:47 GMT
crusty: I'v got photos if I can figure out how to upload them. Mike.
Aug 7, 2021 22:31:33 GMT
mathini: Hey all, a new member with questions regarding my newly acquired Spondon frame (orig purchase 2014). Can anyone tell me if the alloy frames have any coatings or anodize? I'd like to polish out some blem's, but don't want to create a maintenance nightmare
Aug 11, 2021 21:16:44 GMT