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Hi,

my name is Daniel and l am new here on this forum. l am on the way to restore a flea. There is a lot I don‘t understand. First the color were they original shine or mat and what will you think that l shall take? And the exhaust system, was that chrome, or what else?

l am happy if someone will answer me

Daniel

 

 

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As far as I know, the 1942/3 Fleas would have been 'Service Brown' (BS 499) The 1944 bikes would have been 'British Olive Drab' (BS 298). The exhaust system was dull silver (Mat Chrome, Cadmium Plate?). Here's my 43 in Service Brown, I used a VHT  silver (aluminium) aerosol can on my exhaust.  Ron

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thank you Ron for your answer.

A great vehicle, is that silkmat or mat. 

I was able to find a suspension rubber set for the DKW 100 in Germany, but now l am not sure are there two fork suspensions rubber on each side and a rubber sleeve?

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I use matt paint and then rub it over with WD40. There are 4 of the thick rubbers (Hitchcock's have them) But they don't have the longer thinner middle band.https://www.hitchcocksmotorcycles.com/partsbook-pages/3914

I have a spare one. PM me with your email address if you need it.

I would also contact Rob Van Meel for parts book and manual. http://robvanmeel.nl/

 

Ron

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Thank you Ron,

l have ordered the BS 499 color and the parts books from Van Meel. l have alredy the thin rubber band. But l need a hub dust excluder for the rear wheel,  left side.

l appreciate your infos

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