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Details about  1963 Raleigh RM6 Runabout Deluxe Moped with Whitewall Tyres restoration project?

1963 Raleigh RM6 Runabout Deluxe Moped with Whitewall Tyres restoration project?

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10 Nov, 2013 21:11:47 GMT
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Approximately EUR 642.02(including postage)
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Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom
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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
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Year: 1963 Colour: Blue
Manufacturer: Raleigh Engine Size: 49
Model: Runabout Deluxe Drive Type: Belt
Type: Moped
Raleigh Runabout Moped Deluxe Model.

The Story so Far:-

This bike was previously sold on ebay by s****e for £460 on the 25th July 2012. At the time the previous description was extremely deceptive to say the least which is why I will try to comment on all the issues; see below - what has been done!

The bike came in to my possession in October 2012  
I used the bike for displaying white wall tyres and it was a good show piece at the Bath and West Show ground. It does turn heads as it is unusual and many people took photographs of the bike and it sparked a lot of interest

The bike looks fantastic from a distance, but unfortunately I was unaware of the faults this bike had until I tried to sell it. I have now had the majority of issues put right and this bike is now up for sale. I will try my best to provide a full and honest description below. I would also recommend viewing the bike before bidding, but I can send more pictures and information if required. I do have a video of it running. 

The work that has had to be done to get this bike to a reasonable standard does highlight to please be careful when buying items.

What has been done:-

  • The bike was sold that there was a common fault that the lower stand lug snapping off and the stand just needed lengthening.  This was not the case the actual bottom bracket of the frame was rotten. This is not a common fault. A replacement stand support has now been sleeved and welded which is now stronger than the original. Also a very good solid replacement stand and spring has been fitted. 
  • The previous black tyres were perished and not road worthy as described. A set of new white wall tyres (£39.99 each) have now been fitted.
  • The rear light which was supposed to require just a bulb had no bracket or holder in it! A new wipac rear light unit with bulb has been fitted with a direct wire and connector (see picture) ready for connection*
  • The trim along the frame was a poor quality one which just kept falling off so I have added a nice new shiny strip which will stay on!
  • The horn and button which came loose with it were useless so I have just added a new bulb horn which will be good enough for the MOT
  • The front brake blocks which were said to work well were undersized and would have suited a small child's bicycle.  I have replaced these with two new blocks which are in keeping with the originals and should meet the MOT stopping requirement
  • The Paintwork is not original, it is a shame as it looked like the restorer intended a good job but there is crackling on the top of the tank. The paint cracking effect does not appear to be coming off. A rear rack would hide this which the deluxe model should have anyway. I think the paintwork overall looks quite attractive and does make the bike stand out.
  • The tool pouch that was with it was not original as originally described so I have removed it
What needs to be done
  • A wire is required from the front to the rear light should you wish to wire the front to rear light. Please note although the chrome looks good on the front light I have not opened it and I would expect the glass will need replacing and the lower rubber from the switch is also missing. 
  • I have not finished the lights as the bike could be put in for a daylight Mot;  is it really likely to be used at night?. For a daylight MOT you will need the lights covered/blanked off so that it is obvious that they are not working. Your Mot test station can give you more information.
  • The saddle cover could do with replacing. I may be able to help with this
Other Information
  • The leg shields and chain guard covers are the original metal ones which are extremely hard to find. There is a nut missing from a leg shield. The parts alone on this bike would have a high  value, but I feel it is a shame to break it when these models are getting harder to find.
  • Many of the original nuts and bolts have been replaced with stainless ones.
  • Most of the chrome is pretty good on, handlebars, headlamp, levers, front wheel, etc. The rear wheel chrome is the worst of it, but the wheel is solid - please check the picture
  • Engine turns and runs, but seems a bit noisy so may be worth replacing the bearings at some point.

I have now managed to get the V5c from the DVLA after providing evidence of the bike's authenticity:-
  • Bike registered 01/09/1963
  • Bike is in my name with 2 former keepers
  • The Special notes section is blank so the number should be transferable though would be a shame to remove from the bike. 


The bike should not take much to finish off and I hope it finds a good home.  I have hopefully resolved the majority of issues when the bike was previously miss-sold! It is a 50 year old moped after all so please be aware of this before bidding. I hope my description will give you confidence of what you are purchasing. The bike should be a good purchase for someone and I am sure will be a good investment. I also hope my honesty does not put you off.

Delivery is possible to most UK destinations for between £30-£140 depending on location. This bike will be sold by auction. Under auction rules and due to the nature of the item there are no returns on this bike as it does not qualify under the distance seller regulations. 
Winning bidder will be expected to pay with paypal/cash within 48 hours unless other arrangements have been agreed. 

You can call me on 07810 870 077 for more information or to view. 

Good Luck 

One last thing! I am sure your time is valuable so please do not call me if you wish to make a low offer on the bike!  Whatever it makes will be will be!

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