|This early tank has a section between the top of the tank and the profile of the knee pad cut outs differs to the later type.||This later tank has a knee cut out much closer to the top of the tank as well as a narrower scallop.Decal position is too high.|
|Top row features the left side tap, bottom row the right side tap. Click on the images for a close up. Fuel tap lever is turned to the front for fuel off, vertical for fuel on and rearwards for reserve. The taps are marked " C " for the closed position and " R " for reserve. Clips are original.|
|The fuel cap seal on the '72 model is of the large diameter, later models also had a smaller seal. Viton replacement seals in both types are available.|
The flat seat with no trim is from a factory image, of an earlier bike than the two others depicted here.
As far as I know, the '72 models didn't come with a knob to secure the seat at the rear, they were fitted with a screw. Of course the tool kit was under the seat, but a 5 cent piece will do the trick. Most owners fitted seat knobs from the '73 and later models, both are pictured below.
|Constructed of fibreglass mat the sidecovers are strong, surrounded by an extruded plastic moulding. The molding has a welded join. The mesh for the grille is of expanded aluminium and as you see, simply glued into place. A 6mm chromed, slotted screw with a rubber washer secures the sidcover in place. These washers help to protect both the sidecover and the molding. Mine aren't original, being punched from a reinforced 2mm sheet.|
|The front guard " INOX " stamping. The feet belong to a bibendum decal.|
|Quite often these tabs to hold the wiring under the rear guard will be missing, there are four in total. If they're not missing on your bike, protect them with a galvanising paint.|
|Plain steering damper knob and detail of the friction washers below. Click on the knob to see a trick one.|
|The throttle is
fitted with a small rubber cover over the throttle stop adjusting
screw. A friction screw is underneath, with a rubber protective cover
over the cable access.
Click on the throttle top for a bigger view.
|In 1972 the
headlamp wire support was different to the later years by virtue of an
elongated hole for the front blinker mount. The headlamp support
mounting had a nylon washer either side of the support wire. The
machined outer washer washer and mounting bolt were either zinc plate or chromed.
The rear blinker stalk , nuts and shakeproof washers were cadmium or zinc plated.
Yes, the lamp sloped downwards.
The lamp is level on the later style.