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  1. Just replied on the Kradrider page, and have seen a big group with German bikes in the past too, but think they're all French?  they only do their own French forums etc, never much on English speaking forums etc.

    A shame really, but 80% just cannot speak anything else than French.

    Cheers,

    Lex


  2. Hi all,

    While scanning the last of the Matchless motorcycle Key Cards, I came across an odd one, and thought I'd share it here aswell as on Facebook, would be nice if someone's Austin was on here!

    Cheers,

    Lex

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  3. Regarding repro's, the above Dutch seller also had a so called "Flea" for sale, with a bogus story, and high price, but the fact was, it wasn't even a Flea!! it was a Swedish NV Bolagen, a Royal Enfield engined postwar bike, I only have the pictures from before they painted it green, but the frame, forks, wheels etc. are very different !

    Hope nobody bought it, as that was a nasty piece of conwork! 

    Cheers,

    Lex

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  4. Yes, it's not 40's, it's a 1950's New-Map, with a French AMC engine in it, that was used in more makes, nothing military at all as far as I know.

    Hope this helps,

    Lex

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  5. Finally after some years of development, we will be producing the Vokes filter elbows, for the Vokes tanktop desert airfilters. 100% like the originals, and will be working the same way.
    Will also have the hose, connector and period hose clamps available, maybe as a complete set.

    OK, there seems to be enough interest, so we will go ahead with it, price for a complete set, with hose, clamps, adaptor and the complete elbow will be around 175 euro's. So ready to fit most British makes, exept Matchless G3L, that was different. I will post pictures when the first prototypes are ready in a month or so.

    Cheers,

    Lex

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  6. Yes, they certainly do their best, and it's not economicaly viable to make parts exactly as the originals, especially when the demand is relatively small.

    Lucky for me, I can always spot replica's as I've got the originals to compare to. See first Kickstarter picture, is a repro, and second are my 2 originals.

    Am having the Vokes elbows made at the moment, and I know it's a nightmare to get things right! (will make a seperate post here about them)

    Lex

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