We are award winning Classic Motorcycle Restorers
"Best TT Race Machine" 2015 Stafford International Classic Motorcycle Mechanic's Show
"Best Race Machine" 2014 Stafford International Classic Motorcycle Show
"Best GP Display" 2010 Stafford International Classic Motorcycle Mechanic's Show (4 machines all built by JAL Restorations)
"Best Competition Motorcycle" at South of England Motorcycle Show.
Many of our bikes receive "Highly Commended" awards for originality and build quality or had track success in the UK or abroad.
Motorcycles have always been our passion. Starting with stripped down mopeds which we scrambled around local fields until we fell off, ran out of fuel or the police turned up. We had great fun out running crazy barking dogs which snapped at our feet but caught us. As a result of our adventures we honed our riding skills, became expert in mad dog evasion techniques, clattering over pot holes, avoiding trees (not always) but making the police laugh rather than shout at us. Happy days.
In those early years we learned a lot, how to ride and stay upright, how to keep our bikes going. We built a reputation for quick bikes, for tearing around the streets (we were teenagers!) at which time the bobbies stopped laughing and started chasing. Our escapades did earn us the odd fine but also many friends and their bikes to work on; some for road and some for track use.
So 30 years later, many of those years chasing careers and building bikes in our spare time we've changed focus and established JAL (Motorcycle) Restorations Ltd. We offer motorcycle restoration and repair service to like minded motorcyclist, specializing in road and competition motorcycles built before 1989 BC (before computers) or occasionally a little later.
One of JAL's very special Triton's; ultra light, fast, race prepared engine!We are not a one make restoration business and are happy to rebuild whatever you have. Our builds speak for themselves and are among the most photographed and always draw a crowd in the race paddock or outside your local.
We also prepare classic bikes for racing. Our bikes have been successful domestically and internationally; taken straight from our workshop and put on track they are competitive with just minor set-up changes in both short circuit and endurance racing.
Restored by us, Dave Croxford riding our Mk3 Seeley commenting "it goes well" after their 1st visit to the track and going well enough to get over the line ahead of Mick Hemings on his Macintyre Matchless. Later sold and competed in the 350cc Aintree Championship without alteration this bike finished 2nd in 2011, 4th in 2012 and 4th again in 2013 in good company.
Please visit our galleries for other bikes that we have built!