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Douglas Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Barn find looking for advice
« Last post by veikko1 on 25 Feb 2024 at 19:38  »

Some notes: front forks is older type, and oil sight glass in petrol tank looks also older. Engine, (single timing cover and barrels) and exhaust pipe looks later??

Regards
veikko1
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Douglas Motorcycle Discussion / Re: EW350 footboards ?
« Last post by Red on 25 Feb 2024 at 16:20  »
This may help
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Douglas Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Barn find looking for advice
« Last post by Hutch on 25 Feb 2024 at 01:05  »
There are a number of parts that suggest 1915-on (carb, CAV magneto...), but many Douglases scored a renovation at the end of WW1 and new parts went into the mix. As Doug says, engine, frame and gearbox numbers will tell. The frame number is usually on the gearbox lug adjacent to the pulley.

Leon

Yes that is what it appears to be to me. Two "panel" paint job (which appears to be original) on veteran tank suggests circa 1919-20 manufactured tank? Single piece timing cover is post 1915, barrels don't have hole for priming cups suggesting post 1916. Rear stand mounts are hidden by the toolboxes (in a strange location) so hard to see if frame is pre or post 1914 but easy to verify either way. The only thing that draws the eye to suggest 1914 or earlier is the design of the carrier stays - which could have been replaced anytime.... I agree Leon, the frame / engine / gearbox numbers will tell the story but looks like a late ww1 / post war "restoration" to me - maybe performed by the factory or with parts supplied by the factory or maybe very late ww1 production bike?

- Great find BTW! :-) 

EDIT: Frame number above gearbox mount on right hand side of bike. Closer inspection of rear stand mounts in pictures seems to indicate a 1915 -1919 frame but hard to see.

Cheers

Hutch
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Douglas Motorcycle Discussion / Re: EW350 footboards ?
« Last post by Ken Rogers on 24 Feb 2024 at 21:19  »
My 1926 EW has 3 rows of the flat headed buttons.
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Douglas Motorcycle Discussion / Re: EW350 footboards ?
« Last post by Ken Rogers on 24 Feb 2024 at 21:11  »
Hi the London Douglas motorcycle club  has the buttons ,there are 2 types ,flat headed and dome headed.
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Douglas Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Dragonfly Rack
« Last post by Dave on 24 Feb 2024 at 20:19  »
Peter,

If you would like to email the large photo to photos@douglasmotorcycles.net, we can add it to your post.

Dave
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Douglas Motorcycle Discussion / Re: EW350 footboards ?
« Last post by EW-Ron on 24 Feb 2024 at 00:28  »
Also, the alloy in these seems rather grey.
Can these be welded, or is this best avoided.

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Douglas Motorcycle Discussion / EW350 footboards ?
« Last post by EW-Ron on 24 Feb 2024 at 00:12  »
I obtained these, in the hope that they will fit an EW350 project.
But the chap peddling them said they may not be right for an EW
Are they ?
The brochure pic seems to show only 2 rows of 'buttons' ?

https://i.postimg.cc/gkpJhyW6/Footboards.jpg

And, are the buttons obtainable any place ?
Thanks.




Image added to post - Dave, 24Oct24
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Douglas Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Dragonfly Rack
« Last post by Roys rider on 23 Feb 2024 at 22:18  »
hi
If you want to have a look I have one fitted to a Dfly . Near Manchester airport.
Cheers
Peter
The photo I wanted to attach is too large, sorry.







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Douglas Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Barn find looking for advice
« Last post by cbranni on 23 Feb 2024 at 08:03  »
I also would be very interested if it did come up for sale, it is a wonderful find and what we all dream of finding.

Regards Colin

Swansea
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