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Offline Dave

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RA Douglas on 1920's Motorcycling cover
« on: 06 Jul 2013 at 20:01 »
Thanks to Howard (Dirt Track) for sending in this great cover illustration.

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G'day all.

What a treasure of a cover featuring the RA model.


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Re: RA Douglas on 1920's Motorcycling cover
« Reply #1 on: 07 Jul 2013 at 13:01 »

What's the date of the magazine Howard?

I love the fantastic collection of handlebar levers. I count seven controls on the handlebars: four large levers (clutch, front brake, exhaust lifter and oil pump) plus two smaller ones (air and advance/retard) plus a twist grip throttle. And don't forget the hand gear-change lever. If you change with the right hand, you have to let go of the right bar so there is no throttle control while changing, but at least you had the clutch. Some racing riders would do clutchless changes using the left hand across the tank to move the lever, and the right hand to get the engine revs just right.


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Re: RA Douglas on 1920's Motorcycling cover
« Reply #2 on: 08 Jul 2013 at 09:17 »
G'day Leon.
The date of this one is 29th Oct 1924.
Great cover!