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Old 11-07-2012, 08:07 AM   #5641
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Amal carbs?
Combined with Lucas Ignition and ligthing?
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:35 PM   #5642
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Amal carbs?
combined with Lucas electrics.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:39 PM   #5643
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What's up with all the fire extinguishers?
There must be a KLR parked behind it.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:52 AM   #5644
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Lets say this was on fire and you had a choice of waiting for the fire department or using your own extinguisher.



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What came first, the bike or the fire extinguisher?
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:52 AM   #5645
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The first fire extinguisher of which there is any record was patented in England in 1723 by Ambrose Godfrey.
Because he lived next door to Lucas.....................
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:38 PM   #5646
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In 1902, what by then had become Joseph Lucas Ltd, incorporated in 1898, started making automotive electrical components such as magnetos, alternators, windscreen wipers, horns, lighting, wiring and starter motors.
It was merely an attempt at humour, albeit a feeble one.

Lucas has a history of innovation but has been much maligned for it's lack of reliability, perceived or real, on British cars and bikes.
Having never owned a British vehicle I can't comment as to whether those issues were real or imagined.

On a completely different note, I just happened to look at my post count and realized that I have reached the Number of the Beast...........666. In the thread that got me hooked on ADV Rider no less, cool.
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:03 PM   #5647
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Just cracked the 10,000 mile mark from a 2008 frame-up restoration. Mikuni TM34 flatslide, Clubman rearsets, Tomeselli clipons, original 1969 Dunstall tank, seat and fairing, Avon Roadriders.....fast?.....nahhh.

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Old 11-09-2012, 05:36 PM   #5648
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Lucas - The Prince of darkness

Lucas has a history of innovation but has been much maligned for it's lack of reliability, perceived or real, on British cars and bikes.

Funny that,
Always thought WIPAC invented darkness and flat batteries but Lucas (The Prince of Darkness) took out a patent on the process.
Later CEV (Italian electrics) seemed to copy both
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:33 PM   #5649
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:09 AM   #5650
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Just cracked the 10,000 mile mark from a 2008 frame-up restoration. Mikuni TM34 flatslide, Clubman rearsets, Tomeselli clipons, original 1969 Dunstall tank, seat and fairing, Avon Roadriders.....fast?.....nahhh.

I think that Ducati back there could use its own photo...
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:33 PM   #5651
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I think that Ducati back there could use its own photo...
Done, Mate....my buddy "He Who Cannot Be Caught' Carl's tricked out ride....sweet!

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Old 11-15-2012, 11:58 PM   #5652
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I'm sure I posted this somewhere on the site Late 80's - 900 Duke. Odd wheels are down to the front magnesium dissolving and the bike being my only form of transport at the time, probably not the best choice of a daily rider and I did walk a lot

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Old 11-20-2012, 07:23 AM   #5653
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:39 AM   #5654
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^^ That's at Ralph Waynes, isn't it? ^^
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:36 AM   #5655
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Its a standard bike with funny handlebars, the front mudguard taken off and a pair of Harley shocks and silencers. How does that make a cafe racer?
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