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Please help identify these parts... #734524
05/08/18 7:26 pm
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Jordan, NY
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I want to sell these parts at reasonable prices...but I need to know what they are in order to sell them properly. Please, if you know what they are, be specific as to the year and model they fit - because I have not much experience with older models.
These parts may possibly be Springfield Indian RE parts.
Casquette:
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Oil fillers:
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Head steadies - very rusty:
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Al


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Re: Please help identify these parts... [Re: Al Eckstadt] #734575
05/09/18 4:46 am
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#1 fork crown for an Enfield Indian, it would hold a Stewart Warner speedo.
#2 oil filler spouts for Royal Enfield, Enfield Indian.
#3 Head steady for 700 or 750 Royal Enfield.

Re: Please help identify these parts... [Re: Al Eckstadt] #734638
05/09/18 4:23 pm
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Name that part - favorite game. Too bad Mike beat me to the answers.

Some observations and questions:

Indian used the large diameter Stewart-Warner speedo, requiring the special fork crown to hold it, and special fork cover tubes with extra long ears to hold the headlight farther out. (The long ears did nothing for the Trailblazer's looks.) I am curious what motivated the choice of a different speedo. Price?, performance?, a traditional affiliation with S-W? Was the S-W speedo more accurate or more durable than the Smith's Chronometrics RE used on their own machines. Was the Stewart-Warner unit magnetic or mechanical?

I have no idea how many different oil filler spouts were produced for the twins. The 500 twin, Meteor, and 750 Interceptor all had revamps, to Meteor Minor, Super Meteor, and YC/S1A principally. Al has 2 examples. Changes to oil levels, or other reasons might dictate a change to the spout (and dipstick to match). Several years ago someone alerted me to a note in an Enfield book (Hartley's?) about a change in Interceptor oil spout length during, I think, Series 1 production. That info was lost in a hard drive failure here. Does anyone have that reference handy? Parts books indicate the change was at the YB/YC juncture, but my memory is the change was a little earlier. Anyone?

Re: Please help identify these parts... [Re: Al Eckstadt] #734685
05/10/18 1:11 am
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Thanks Mike and Chris. Once you had confirmed it was an RE Indian part, I was able to find a website - Welcome to RE - Indian - with pretty conclusive details regarding the use of the fork crown-speedo mount.
Al


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Re: Please help identify these parts... [Re: Chris Overton] #735548
05/16/18 3:32 pm
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Partially answering my own questions about the Stewart-Warner speedometers, I found they were magnetic, so they may well have been cheaper than the Chronometrics Enfield used exclusively at that time. Not sure that would have offset the tooling costs for the different fork heads, but perhaps Indian figured that was Enfield's problem. The SW units are thought to be more durable than Smith's magnetics; not that that sets a high standard. The big draw for the Stewart-Warner unit was probably familiarity in the Indian market, and the Indian logo on the face.



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