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I've got some ally tube that I can make some spacers from. I know the original boxes aren't that useful but I like my bikes to look period, not original necessarily, but period, so although they're obviously much better, I just can't be putting 1990s or modern luggage on a 1976 bike, but that's just me!


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I do like my fag packets and their original style. Having had a wee look around i'm changing to a pair of alloy boxes from Ardcases.com.
Bolt on to original Cali/G5 racks, just a wee bit bigger front to back side to side and gain more capacity with an added few inches up top. Love em or hate em I don't care.
Rogers a nice guy and will tailor make them to your requirements. Good price as well.

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Originally posted by italianmotor italianmotor wrote:

I've got some ally tube that I can make some spacers from. I know the original boxes aren't that useful but I like my bikes to look period, not original necessarily, but period, so although they're obviously much better, I just can't be putting 1990s or modern luggage on a 1976 bike, but that's just me!

I'm with you there, Adam. Glad I'm not alone in putting up with period rubbish, its a aesthetics thing
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Motoguzzler Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jul 2016 at 16:51
You probably need therapy sessions with my friend Andy....
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Some progress! Bolted on powdercoated footboards and headlamp bucket. Did some wiring and saw electricity at the dash for the first time in 7 years. On the lookout for front indicator stalks, the ones that screw into the headlamp, anyone got any ideas? Barry of this here forum popped by the other day and we discussed the intricacies of the positioning of T3 California tank badges and pinstripes, as we're a couple of closet-rivet counting boffins in reality...Shocked







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If there's a prize for smartest footboards, Adam's Cali is going to win hand's down. There's no point anyone else even entering.
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I've just made a set of indicator stalks for my NF from a bit of stainless steel rod I had kicking about,.
Those fitted by the dealer were made from hex. aluminium and were much to wide for my liking. Also, the threads picked up very quickly - nasty!
I'll try to post a pic and if you're stuck and like mine in principle,  if you get the material you need, I'll make a set for you.
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Please ignore the fact that the indicators point backwards a bit, this being due to the angle of the fork shrouds.  
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Originally posted by italianmotor italianmotor wrote:

Some progress! Bolted on powdercoated footboards and headlamp bucket. Did some wiring and saw electricity at the dash for the first time in 7 years. On the lookout for front indicator stalks, the ones that screw into the headlamp, anyone got any ideas? Barry of this here forum popped by the other day and we discussed the intricacies of the positioning of T3 California tank badges and pinstripes, as we're a couple of closet-rivet counting boffins in reality...Shocked









I've got a pair that I bought by mistake from Nicks eurowhatever. They have the right fittings each end but they are very slightly narrower than the ones I took off. Gutsibits do them as well and they too are the narrower dia. I must say, once fitted it doesn't show and I'm a sad anorak as well. Make me a generous offer and they could be speeding their way to you!
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Thanks Iceni and Jerryatric for the generous offers. Thing is, I'm not sure which indicators to use yet, which then would determine what thread required etc. I have a set of early Aprilia indicators for the bike, but not sure if they're correct or not - should the indicators be chrome CEV? The biuke was built, I reckon, very late 1975, registered early 1976.
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Don't want it too neat, but the footboards had suffered badly. I am hoping the original fuel tank paint will detract from the new powdercoated footboards...

Originally posted by Barry Barry wrote:

If there's a prize for smartest footboards, Adam's Cali is going to win hand's down. There's no point anyone else even entering.
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I think the indicators are those CEV ones with slightly deeper lenses and slimmer chrome bodies than the contemporary Jap ones...you know, the ones you can't get
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I thought that repro CEV chrome (plastic) indicators were widely available?
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well yes and no, in my not to well informed opinion. yes i see quite a few CEV copies, I even saw some today at Shepton Mallet AJ but they are not the same as my T3 had back in the day (it was new) they looked much more "italian" also, not that it matters, the lenses were held by traditional screw heads, not cross head. Now, the rear indicators on my present cali are a sort of cross between the two styles, its 1978 and they certainly look old although they may not be original. Not much help really am I?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote theone&onlymin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Sep 2016 at 19:17
Met a guy at the MOT centre yesterday in Luton who had his rear indicators stolen off his T3. The replacements look pretty good copies. So they are out there so they are.

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