Last year I inherited 3 bikes – formerly the property of my cousin – that I had to dig out of the wreck of a collapsed boat house. Of the three, I've chosen to rehabilitate the 1967 B44 first, since I had one 40 years ago and remember it fondly. It is in rough condition - really the best parts are the frame and the engine/transmission so over the winter I collected parts. I'm not going to do a "exactly as it came from the factory" restoration but rather rebuilding it in a somewhat more archaic idiom, with painted fenders and inverted hand controls... I've two questions that I've yet to find an answer for...
Where was the ignition switch? - it currently has a cobbled up electrical system and looks as if someone use a simple toggle switch.
What is the travel of the clutch engagement arm? This is critical to the hand controls I've designed and will make. I'm confident of the brake lever but the amount of travel for the has to be part of the calculation in designing them.
The other two bikes were a 1960 Royal Enfield/Indian Chief that my cousin dumped so it's in need of extensive work and a 1970 Norton Commando
that is complete, albeit it rusty and neglected since it was last registered in 1983.
Thanks in advance...