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The Classic Biker Bar / Re: Brake light
« on: November 15, 2017, 09:15:45 PM »
finally took a picture, as you can see the hole just below where the brake rod couples there is hole on a tag, it must have been designed for something.
I had it running last night, took it for a spin around the block. it wouldn't keep up with my BMW! but it goes ok. 

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The Classic Biker Bar / Re: Brake light
« on: November 11, 2017, 08:52:26 PM »
Hi, been busy and only just got back to read replies. thank you.

i can only assume the tail light is original, it has two wires coming out the back  and two contact points for a twin element globe. I don't believe the bike ever had a rectifier and was only ever direct wired from the magneto. An Interesting thing is on the brake shaft that crosses through the frame to the brake rod there is a lever cast into it with a hole at the top that I suspect some how possibly connected to a switch. I will post a pic later today.

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The Classic Biker Bar / Brake light
« on: November 05, 2017, 01:12:37 AM »
Anyone got any idea how or what switch would have been on the Excelsior 1950 model! I am clueless to where it would have been mou ted and what it may  have looked like?

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The Classic Biker Bar / Re: what do I have?
« on: October 22, 2017, 09:03:09 AM »
Thanks, interesting colour!

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The Classic Biker Bar / Re: what do I have?
« on: October 13, 2017, 11:51:47 AM »
After a few hours of searching I have concluded AAU prefix is for an Aberdale! Its believed less than 2000 were manufactured with the highest number recorded of 1328. http://www.icenicam.org.uk/articles/art0006.html

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The Classic Biker Bar / Re: New to restoring
« on: October 13, 2017, 08:31:30 AM »
Bit pricey, but thanks. I will send them an email!

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The Classic Biker Bar / Re: what do I have?
« on: October 13, 2017, 02:14:14 AM »
The frame with no engine and the 2 stars on the head--------- 8M 16282

The bike with motor --------------- frame AAU726
The number cast  on the engine sleeve or case B5764
The number stamped on the alloy lower housing is 608/20791

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The Classic Biker Bar / Re: New to restoring
« on: October 13, 2017, 01:56:27 AM »
No
It's like this but I think this is the wrong hand!

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The Classic Biker Bar / Re: what do I have?
« on: October 12, 2017, 10:07:35 PM »
Morning,
Both frames are different, the frame without the motor and front wheel has two stars on the head tube. the bike with the engine has no stars, it also has handlebar levers that point forward from the end of the bars.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/1RbwICX7ePIl0pfb2

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The Classic Biker Bar / what do I have?
« on: October 12, 2017, 05:14:40 AM »
Picked them up today, what are they?
https://photos.app.goo.gl/pU7cPygDbmFqB1kB3

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The Classic Biker Bar / Re: New to restoring
« on: October 12, 2017, 05:00:24 AM »
Thank you mini-me and sorry for the late reply
I have had a browse all the ones i have seen on the net seem to be the wrong hand

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The Classic Biker Bar / New to restoring
« on: September 19, 2017, 11:15:43 AM »
Hi folk
Just thought i would do an intro!
A few weeks ago i bought an Excelsior, I have already stripped it apart. Thanks to this forum i have identified it as a 1950 model as the frame Number starts  with  DS.
I need a few things and was wondering if  someone here can advise! 
I need
A the little  speedo right angle gear box that fits the brake hub.
Tank knee pads
And the little spring steel plate and knob for the clutch adjustment

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