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headlamp type ?
« on: 10.11. 2015 21:06 »
hi everyone , i ve got a 1959 a10 in bits (well most of it ). the head lamp and fork covers are missing so i don't know which type they were , some bikes have nacelle covers , some have a long lamp with the speedo built in i would like to keep to the year if i can , there is a speedo with a bracket , but then there is chrome rusty mudguards i don't think this model had them from new , i would like to get the front done first on to the frame.   can anyone tell me which type should be on the bike for that year,      thanks  tw
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Re: headlamp type ?
« Reply #2 on: 12.11. 2015 10:35 »
Hi Tumble appears yours is the long nacelle type which I don't go for I've always preferred the chromed headlight in the ears ,just my own quirk. If you want to go original I've the fork shrouds that the headlight nacelle fits to if you want it ,I could send a picture if of any help Bob.
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Re: headlamp type ?
« Reply #3 on: 12.11. 2015 19:46 »
Things went a bit wrong in the design of the late A10 nacelle

It started as a divers helmet type, with then round tank batch, but changed to "tube on a plate" and looked odd on the bike. Same nacelle design was carried over to the A65

Same as this "lovely" design bike :

http://www.motorcykler.dk/mc-garage/billeder/530/main_23112008212707.jpg

But the bike was delivered without the nacelle as well, with speedon on a bracket, and in SR Expory type with Two instruments....

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Re: headlamp type ?
« Reply #4 on: 13.11. 2015 00:36 »
If this is of any use to you make me a reasonable offer. there's an ammeter in it (condition unknown) not visible in the pic, the only things missing are the small chrome side flashes.
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Just gathering dust in my shed *spider*
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Re: headlamp type ?
« Reply #5 on: 13.11. 2015 16:18 »
Thanks everybody I know there are different types now, so I can pick which way to go , thanks again very helpful ' tw
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Re: headlamp type ?
« Reply #6 on: 15.11. 2015 18:50 »
Hi Tumbleweed,

Would you mind translating your tag line?

My guess is something like "It's only when you're in the sh*t that you know how deep it is."

Am I close?

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Re: headlamp type ?
« Reply #7 on: 15.11. 2015 19:06 »
Hi Tumbleweed,

Would you mind translating your tag line?

My guess is something like "It's only when you're in the sh*t that you know how deep it is."

Am I close?

Paul

I think it is "I'm always in the sh*t, only the depth varies."
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Re: headlamp type ?
« Reply #8 on: 16.11. 2015 08:47 »
Yes' always in the sh'' only the depth varies  ' seems to sum up small business in UK , I know I was one    tw

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Re: headlamp type ?
« Reply #9 on: 16.11. 2015 20:42 »
definitely an A10 one, well it fits...
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Re: headlamp type ?
« Reply #10 on: 30.11. 2015 12:34 »
hi everyone ,  rocket racers h/lamp set is not gathering dust in his shed any more , its going on my bike now   and fits well thanks to rocket racer , the only thing that was missing was the spider it must have escaped in transit .     thanks for your replies.  tw
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Re: headlamp type ?
« Reply #11 on: 30.11. 2015 19:33 »
hi everyone ,  rocket racers h/lamp set is not gathering dust in his shed any more , its going on my bike now   and fits well thanks to rocket racer , the only thing that was missing was the spider it must have escaped in transit .     thanks for your replies.  tw

Look forward to seeing it fitted in due course  *wink2*
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Re: headlamp type ?
« Reply #12 on: 01.12. 2015 07:41 »
... the only thing that was missing was the spider it must have escaped in transit .   

Turned up in the front hub of my Bantam. Do you want it back?
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Re: headlamp type ?
« Reply #13 on: 01.12. 2015 08:51 »
no you can keep it , I think there is some kind of import  duty to pay on it, tw
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