1940 Royal Enfield 'Flying Flea'

Royal Enfield began by building three-wheelers but soon turned to small motorcycles with engines mounted over the front wheel. The Redditch factory began producing more convential motorcycles before the First World War and the success of these continued after 1918. In the 1920s and 1930s Royal Enfield continued as a leading manufacturer and even after the Second World War their range embraced motorcycles from 123cc to the 736cc vertical twin superbikes.

1940 Royal Enfield 'Flying Flea'

Postby jmcpri » Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:37 pm

I own a 1940 "Flea" that I want to rebuild. It is in rotten shape but I'm determined to restore this piece of history. If anyone has information or specifications on this bike it will be greatly appreciated. It has a rubber-type front end(no springs) and the rims are rotted out. I'm a machinist, so some parts I can fabricate from scratch. Any help will be greatly appreciated! John Crader
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Re: 1940 Royal Enfield 'Flying Flea'

Postby MOUSE » Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:02 am

"My arthritis has gotten so bad I can hardly grip anything, my cataracts seem to get worse every day, I have gout in my right leg and can't bend my knee and I can't hear anything.
But thank God I can still ride
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Re: 1940 Royal Enfield 'Flying Flea'

Postby dig » Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:03 am

Not common down under Mouse but i did own one about 30 years ago,it went rather well for waat it was :208
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Re: 1940 Royal Enfield 'Flying Flea'

Postby james786 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:22 am

I had a new one i bought it in 2008. I know its not like those older ones but its still have name of Royal Enfield.
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Re: 1940 Royal Enfield 'Flying Flea'

Postby Welsh Wizard » Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:31 am

RE club n UK has photo copies of parts books and manual for these
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