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Offline ray horne

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Hooters fitted to A7
« on: 07.10. 2010 14:14 »
Hiya,can anyone tell me what the type of hooter was fitted as original equipment on the 1961 A7 swinging arm machines,and the position it was fitted.   Ray
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Re: Hooters fitted to A7
« Reply #1 on: 07.10. 2010 14:35 »
Certainly can 'cause I haven't got one !!!!!

It should be a Lucas Altette fitted to the front engine plate top mounting bolt, LH side.
If you do happen to have a spare one, I'm yer man !

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Re: Hooters fitted to A7
« Reply #2 on: 07.10. 2010 15:27 »
Someone is making them, I have seen new ones at Autojumbles £70. They look ok but I guess they are the usual imported junk.
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Re: Hooters fitted to A7
« Reply #3 on: 07.10. 2010 15:35 »
I could not remember the guy that retores them but found it now. There's a lot of info on this site http://taffthehorns.com/
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Re: Hooters fitted to A7
« Reply #4 on: 07.10. 2010 17:41 »
Hi Ray

My Altette was not working when I bought the bike - it was not fitted and a cheapo horn was bolted on the bike. I had a go at fixing it but gave up in the end and bought an imported pattern one from Burton bike bits. It looks identical but does not have Altette stamped on the chrome ring - about £70 as far as I remember. Recondtioned genuine Altettes are available but are silly money.
You will need a cranked mounting bracket or the horn will foul the end of the dynamo. I got mine from Lyford Classics,

Jim


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Re: Hooters fitted to A7
« Reply #5 on: 07.10. 2010 20:01 »
Thanks lads for that info,sorry Pete have'nt got one at all.have bought a £3.00 tiawan one and have stuck it in the headlight bowl.Till i sort out the propper one ,this one will have to stay,till my boat comes in.Regards Ray
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Re: Hooters fitted to A7
« Reply #6 on: 08.10. 2010 00:50 »
Ray,
          If you have a nacelle the horn bolts onto the bottom yoke.
Your bike is from the change over period.
In the nacelle, from 1958 the HF 1441 was used and around your bike's vintage the 8H was fitted.
The horn is only mounted on the lower engine stud on bikes without a nacelle and this is the Altette model HF 1234.
Trev

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Bikes with the early nacelle have the horn mounted on the engine stud also.

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Re: Hooters on an A7
« Reply #7 on: 09.10. 2010 05:02 »
You were expecting something else, perhaps?
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Re: Hooters fitted to A7
« Reply #8 on: 09.10. 2010 08:37 »
Which bit do you press when you want to sound a warning?  *lol*

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Re: Hooters fitted to A7
« Reply #9 on: 09.10. 2010 09:55 »
I'm going to fit two to my bike, then I will have a nice pair of hooters.