Update 5/16/13: I want to thank all of you who acted on this so quickly! The Bike Barn has heard from several of you while I slept last night and it appears they are now thinking about me and my order again. I’ll keep you all posted on what transpires.
I don’t know if any of you care, but this engine is just a few numbers off from a frame I have (CB72 13073) -which is how they tended to come from the factory -much like our Giuliettas. Honda only made about 3000 of these 1961 CB72’s and they are among the most sought after early Hondas.
5/15/2013: All, I bought a rare early Honda motorcycle engine case CB72E 113024 from UK eBay seller ‘The Bike Barn LTD’ and have not received my part. It’s been 5 months and I am not getting my emails returned anymore. Unfortunately I bought directly rather than through eBay, and the time window which I can contest the charge through paypal has long since closed. I don’t really have any idea how to make a formal complaint to any UK authorities or anything, so I thought I’d make an appeal here.
Would any UK based reader be interested in giving them a call and seeing if they can get an idea what’s up? Their phone number is: 01905 622122. I’m not sure where in the UK they are…