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Re: Rider training
Reply #20 on: 16 December, 2020, 10:14:59 AM
*Originally Posted by seangee [+]
Is that the left hand drive model? Don't think I have ever seen a fuel cock on the right  :005:

Like I would remember that..  :138:

Strange you should say that though, I think the bike in the photo is for sale and was brought in from the states..  :028:

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Re: Rider training
Reply #21 on: 16 December, 2020, 10:45:45 AM
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Put my first bike on the road in 1978 started riding scramblers in 1972, off road so no indicators but you can't miss the ones on the KH100  ..  :005: 



Those indicators are like what the marshalls used to guide planes in to landing strips.
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Re: Rider training
Reply #22 on: 16 December, 2020, 11:02:05 AM
*Originally Posted by Paul2bikes [+]
Those indicators are like what the marshalls used to guide planes in to landing strips.

And the rear light could act as an afterburner..  :008:

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Re: Rider training
Reply #23 on: 16 December, 2020, 11:03:51 AM
*Originally Posted by Paul2bikes [+]
Seemed like a good idea at the time, back before indicators came about. When did they become a common fitment on bikes? I never had indicators until '94 on me 900 Sprint, my '58 Ariel was my road bike until then. Looking at old pics of our '79/'80 trail bikes, I see no indicators.


Are you sure you didn't pull them off because they were uncool? My early 80s TS and late 70s DT both had indicators. IIRC the Yammie only had 1 mirror, 2 on the Suzuki - but my memory is a bit hazy on that  :015:
Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

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Re: Rider training
Reply #24 on: 16 December, 2020, 11:24:53 AM
*Originally Posted by seangee [+]
Are you sure you didn't pull them off because they were uncool? My early 80s TS and late 70s DT both had indicators. IIRC the Yammie only had 1 mirror, 2 on the Suzuki - but my memory is a bit hazy on that  :015:

Bought used so dunno, paid £160 for that '79 DT in '83, sold it for £100 for spares in '99. Would they have passed MOT test if indicators were oem fitment then removed? They could have got smashed off trailriding by the guy I bought it off, he was a nutter off-road.

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See back ones in this pic.
https://www.mcnews.com.au/blast-from-the-past-yamaha-dt175-mx/
Last Edit: 16 December, 2020, 11:41:00 AM by Paul2bikes
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Re: Rider training
Reply #25 on: 17 December, 2020, 04:18:40 PM
Re indicators - my first little Honda in '70 had them, and it was secondhand when I got it. Still had to do the hand signals for the test, though.

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Re: Rider training
Reply #26 on: 17 December, 2020, 08:26:24 PM
*Originally Posted by peejayess [+]
Re indicators - my first little Honda in '70 had them, and it was secondhand when I got it. Still had to do the hand signals for the test, though.

Looking at some old pics of Meriden Trumpy's. They fitted indicators on the T140 750's from 1973.

1986 looks like no choice.
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1989/1796/schedule/7/made
Last Edit: 17 December, 2020, 08:36:01 PM by Paul2bikes
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Re: Rider training
Reply #27 on: 18 December, 2020, 01:10:09 AM
Where I get me a pair of the big reflective gauntlets  :062:, I also know a number of Tomís friends.

Excellent films, reminds me of the old English Navy training movies we were shown when of was a youngster in the Australian Navy

 



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