Colours of general fittings

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Colours of general fittings

Postby Si.Panter » Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:32 am

Hi all
Now I have my dating cert. for my '61-registered Leader. So, it left the factory Seal Grey and Ivory. Can anybody please tell me the subsequent correct colours/finishes for ;
Handlebars
Brake lever
Footrests
Rear mudguard
Thanks in advance
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Simon

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Re: Colours of general fittings

Postby bh.sprint » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:50 am

Hi Simon,

This may or may not help on colours .

When new my 64/65 Leader ( black and Ivory ) had black handle bar cover, ivory rear brake pedal/lever, black foot rests and the rear mudguard was in grey/green primer.
I think the colours changed over the years some Leaders had the handle bar cover in ivory and the rear guard in the same colour.

Brian H.

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Re: Colours of general fittings

Postby Si.Panter » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:25 pm

Hi Brian
Thank you. Do you know if the handlebars themselves should be just plain steel ?
Regards
Simon

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Re: Colours of general fittings

Postby bh.sprint » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:20 pm

Hi,

My Leader handle bars were plated, it looked like dull chrome rather than zinc or some other plate. The exhaust pipes had a similar finish as though they had been shot blasted and then chrome plated.

Brian H.

ps I think towards the end of the Leader production there were variations in finish/equipment.

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Re: Colours of general fittings

Postby Anthony Woolhead » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:14 pm

Hi Simon, my 59 leader had admiralty grey where yours has ivory. This included the brake pedal, rear mudguard and footrests. My handlebars are plain alloy. I cleaned them up and sprayed them silver just to tidy up. I have changed to ivory, much nicer. The handlebar cover should also be ivory.

Hope this helps, Tony.

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Re: Colours of general fittings

Postby Si.Panter » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:23 pm

Hi Tony
Thank you
Regards
Simon

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Re: Colours of general fittings

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:31 pm

:?: did dealers ever get ariels done in their own colors like some new car dealers do on some models


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