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Picture of 1930 Advance retard leaver
« on: 16 Jul 2009 at 15:53 »
Hi there,

Does anyone have a picture of what the Advance retard lever should look like for a 1930 G31? Is the make of this leaver a Bowden?

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Re: Picture of 1930 Advance retard leaver
« Reply #1 on: 18 Jul 2009 at 11:53 »
Hi Alex
I have attached a few pictures of the lever on my 1930 600cc S6 model, As far as I'm aware the lever is the original for my machine, just been re-plated. I would guess your machine would have the same.
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Re: Picture of 1930 Advance retard leaver
« Reply #2 on: 20 Jul 2009 at 16:05 »
Hi all,

As I suspect that my Douglas has the incorrect leavers I took a gamble and bought a Bowden leaver off eBay. Its not quite the same as the one in the pictures but I thinks its from around the correct time period.

Here are some pics of it.

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Alex

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Re: Picture of 1930 Advance retard leaver
« Reply #3 on: 26 Jul 2009 at 01:00 »
Indeed Martin's bike has the correct lever - same as on my S5, which is very original, being absolutely complete when restored.

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Re: Picture of 1930 Advance retard leaver
« Reply #4 on: 26 Jul 2009 at 06:27 »
Hi there,

So the Picture of Martins leaver is for the Advance/ retard but is the one for the choke a mirror of this one, eg the same type handed as the one I have.

At the moment my choke leaver is a Amal one, so at least it will soon have the correct make, that is of they used Bowden on the choke as well???

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Alex
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Re: Picture of 1930 Advance retard leaver
« Reply #5 on: 26 Jul 2009 at 12:03 »
Hi Alex
If you have the correct carburettor for your S6, the choke lever should be on the carburettor itself, operating a butterfly in the bell mouth.
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Re: Picture of 1930 Advance retard leaver
« Reply #6 on: 26 Jul 2009 at 16:01 »
Hi there Graeme,

Is a S6 the same as a G31? Sorry for the questions as the Douglas world is very new to me..

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Re: Picture of 1930 Advance retard leaver
« Reply #7 on: 27 Jul 2009 at 11:16 »
Sorry Alex - I obviously didn't read your posts well enough, and with the talk of levers from an S6, I mistakenly thought you had an S6 too. I feel like a fool! :oops:
No, the G31 is not like an S6, and I presume that the carburettor is more conventional than that fitted to the S6 - so I would think  you should have a choke lever on the handlebar. I don't know if the lever is a mirror of the Bowden lever for the advance/retard - anyone else care to comment?
Cheers, Graeme