1980 T140E Triumph Bonneville.
I hope this review eases any concerns anyone has with regard to dealing with Rob.
I had to sell my bike due to struggling with the clutch following hand surgery.
After meeting and tallking to Rob I literally gave him full control of advertising and selling my bike.
After a while Rob called me and asked me to drop the bike off for a viewing.
I dropped the bike off at 9.30 in the morning.
By mid afternoon the bike was sold and the agreed amount had been put in my account.
By 8.00pm in the evening Rob had delivered the bike to it's new owner.
Amazing service from start to finish.
Rob's work is there to see in the bikes he owns, outstanding examples of 50 and 60 year old motorcycles with 'nut and bolt' restorations carried out.
He is genuinely passionate and knowledgeable about Classic Motorcycles.
I would like to give a big thank-you to Rob of R A Jones Classic motorcycles for the help he gave me to sell my Triumph motorcycle.
He advertised it on his website and within a week we had four people interested.To cut a long story short he sold the bike to a German gentleman,Rob made all the arrangements including the shipping all I did was receive my cash.
If you have a bike to sell and don't want the hassle give Rob a call
Thanks again Rob.
I found Rob to be a very friendly and honest man to deal with I would gladly use him again.
Many thanks for the Triumph Thunderbird project I purchased from you,having looked through all the boxes I'm very pleased.
Once again many thanks.
Mr Mark Spencer
James Platt 2017
I met Rob Jones as a result of reading an article in The Classic Motorcycle magazine.
One of Rob's customers had written in to commend the work he had done on a Norton 500T.
The article reflected well on Rob's high standards. This was of much interest as I owned a couple of old trials bikes at the time - an AJS 16MC & a 1950 Norton.
Both bikes had been in storage for a long time and I needed to sell them as I was now 70 and was struggling to kick the things over, let alone ride them off road.
I was also spending more and more time in Menorca.
So enter Rob... Firstly he got the AJS sorted and allowed a successful sale to proceed. Next (with me back in Menorca) he collected the Norton from a storage unit I was renting and proceeded to wind up the hire arrangements on my behalf.
He then advised that he might have some interest in the Norton through his network of enthusiasts. We decided that rather than start recommissioning the bike, we decided to sell it in its current condition. The price was discussed and I asked him to negotiate on my behalf as I felt totally at ease with the way he was handling it all.
He negotiated a good deal and delivered the bike and banked the proceeds for me.
Thoughout the whole process I was consulted and felt very comfortable that Rob had everything well in hand whilst I remained in Menorca.
I felt so relieved that a considerable weight had been lifted off my shoulders. The bikes had gone to good homes and I had terminated an expensive period of hire on a storage unit and now had some extra cash.
If anyone is reading this rambling of mine and can identify with any of the issues and needs some help, I can certainly recommend that they have a chat with Rob Jones.
Mr James Platt
Stretford Gtr Manchester
21 August 2017
Just a quick note to say thank you for the great service provided on the sale of a Triumph Tiger 100 and the personal delivery to my home address. I hope you have a great future in your classic motorcycle business.
Hi Rob, I've been out for a good run on the bike (1960 BSA Super Rocket) and I'm very happy with it.
The bike ran very well indeed, thank you for all of your help with buying the bike and thanks for taking the time to let me choose the right one.
Best regards Geoff
Mr Geoffrey Hartley
Looked over Rob's bikes for sale on the web and liked the look of a Triumph that was offerd for sale.
Gave Rob a ring and arranged to visit. You will find him a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable gentleman.
The condition of his bikes are show class and he will go through all his work done before a sale.
He completes all paperwork and forwards history and will MOT to put your mind at rest.
My brother and I, bought two bikes from him with an agreed delivery in person.
We hope we will continue our new found friendship with him for years to come, I can't wait for good biking weather to get out on both our machines.
Mr David Lane
Good afternoon Rob, I just want to say a massive thank you for the Tiger 100. In the flesh it's better than the pictures.
Thank you for delivering and running through the bike with me and the advice given.
I've been out this morning and she ran like clockwork. I had lots of admiring looks and comments from other bikers some of whom took photos and asked me where I got her from. Once again, thank you for a most professional and personal service.
P.S let me know what other bikes you have coming through.
Mr Brett Wylde
A Norton Job Well Done
A few years ago I mentioned to my wife I’d quite like to restore an old motorcycle. My ownership history is mainly Japanese machines. But she suggested I look for a Norton 500T, as this was the bike her father owned when he was courting her mother.
Paul McCarty’s Norton, now going as its maker intended.
After a few months of searching, one appeared on the Bonhams 2010 Stafford show auction. We bought it over the phone.
When we went to collect it, one of the Norton owner guys approached me and asked if I “knew what I had there”. I just answered a 500T. He then explained that the rolling chassis is believed to have been used by Geoff Duke.
The bike hadn’t run for some time when we bought it so we had the engine and gearbox rebuilt, I reassembled the bike and although it was rideable, there was no joy to be had in doing so!
I then read the article you did on the BSA (March 2016) that Rob Jones had restored. It looked fantastic and as Rob was only a few miles away I contacted him to see if he could sort the bike out. The job he’s done is superb and the bike is totally transformed.
Rob’s obviously doing this for a living and I wondered if it was permissible for me to submit this letter to your magazine extolling the very high standard of work that Rob offers.
Rob just a quick mail to thank you four your hospitality and professionalism on my visit to you, on my visit to view your BSA A7ss Shooting Star.
The motorcycle was described correctly by yourself and the photographs, I have now ridden the bike for 128 miles around the New Forestwhere I live with no problems only adjusting the controls to suit myself.
I have ridden BSA's for 55 years my first being a 1954 A7 ( 157.00 ) followed by a DB34 clubman and RGS now going back to my youth to the A7ss for the ease of starting and reliability.
Thanks for a very easy straight deal and delivery to my home in the south of England.
Best Regards to yourself and your father