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Re: Mysterious Inscription inside cover
Danam #794258 12/30/19 1:21 am
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Fair point NickL, fair point!

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Re: Mysterious Inscription inside cover
Dave Martin #794281 12/30/19 4:51 am
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Originally Posted by Dave Martin
The oil pumps were inscribed by hand with month / year of manufacture, the question is why? what is the point? Yeah the pump was made in March 1970 but who cares? Is it just another pointless step in manufacture?


Because they were made and put in stillages till required.
There were also warranty claims to protect against
And finally it is no different to a serial number on a critical component, a common prectice now days


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Re: Mysterious Inscription inside cover
Danam #794282 12/30/19 4:56 am
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As for 650 to[ ed.
many places have 500 cc as a cut off point between medium tax & exhorbent tax
SO you buy a 500, pay yhe reduced tax / insurance and still have a 650.
Remember BSA riders are cheap.

Down here the RD 250 out sold the RD 350 nearly 4 to 1
However the 350 top ends out sold the 250 top ends by an even bigger margin
Our threshold in those days was 250 cc


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Re: Mysterious Inscription inside cover
Danam #794316 12/30/19 1:11 pm
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This is getting a bit, well, nit picking but, instead of writing by hand on each and every oil pump, how about writing once on the box you put them all in?

As far as the warrantee aspect ….. are you saying that this is the only part that requires tracking? 'cause it is the only part with a hand written date on it! the pump on my bike is still going strong after 52 years, bugger all else is, but nothing else is tracked by date.

It is just as well that the British Motorcycle industry didn't produce at the rate of the Japanese, can you imagine how many people would have to be employed to hand write the date on the 500,000 plus oil pumps of the Honda 4 alone (if it has one!)?!!!!

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