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Falcon 81 battery restraining strap

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Falcon 81 battery restraining strap

Post  FB vincent on Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:29 am

The battery restraining strap part 5721 (and buffer 4641) on my Falcon 81 is missing. If you own a Falcon 81 is this part still present on your bike? If so would you be prepared to send me a photo or sketch so that I can make a replacement. I think the strip and buffer is the same on the Falcon 74.

Please send me a PM in the first instance quoting your email address so that I can contact you.

Thanks,

Sandy Ross

St. Albans, Herts

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FB 74/81 battery strap

Post  FB vincent on Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:18 am

FB vincent wrote:The battery restraining strap part 5721 (and buffer 4641) on my Falcon 81 is missing. If you own a Falcon 81 is this part still present on your bike? If so would you be prepared to send me a photo or sketch so that I can make a replacement. I think the strip and buffer is the same on the Falcon 74.

Please send me a PM in the first instance quoting your email address so that I can contact you.

Thanks,

Sandy Ross

St. Albans, Herts

Still hoping that somebody out there has an unmolested Falcon 74/81 who can describe the battery restraining strap so that I can make a replacement ....................

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Battery straps

Post  colk2004 on Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:36 am

Hi Sandy

As a short term fix for battery straps I've been measuring what I need then buying battery straps from EBay. The Bantam has a Honda pattern one, the Virago has some unmarked one. All less than 2 each including postage. Not ideal but has got me out of a fix as the wire Bantam one is hard to find and/or expensive and they rust through. The fix on the bantam involved opening up the wire retainer just enough to take the wire loop on the strap so hasn't ruined the original holder if the correct part turns up.

Cheers Colin
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FB 81 battery strap

Post  FB vincent on Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:51 pm

Thanks for your comments, the battery in my Falcon 81 is snugly fitted but it is originality that I am after, hence my request for a photo or sketch of the original (or better still, the item itself). Happily my Falcon 87 has the original strap, but the toolbox/battery box designs are very different.

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Falcon 87 Battery strap

Post  peter@dunfordconstruction on Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:59 pm

Hi Sandy,

Sorry I cannot help with The battery strap pictures, but please I hope you can help me with a photo of The Falcon 87 one you have?

My e-mail is peter@dunfordconstruction.co.uk

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Re: Falcon 81 battery restraining strap

Post  fulmar88 on Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:18 am

Sandy, It's not ideal but it's a start. I remembered a Falcon 81 that was for sale on ebay last week. The strap is shown in some of the pictures. I didn't realise what it was at first but from your description it must be the strap and buffer.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1958-FRANCIS-BARNETT-FALCON-81-FOR-RESTORATION-TWO-OWNERS-ORIGINAL-BUFF-LOG-BOOK-/351810290656?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=NxxmwtmkjdwGenuEtFOD3ofK0hs%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

I have saved the images and can send them to you if the link is no longer available. It works for now. Just scroll down after you click on it.

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FB 81 battery strap

Post  FB vincent on Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:34 am

Steve,

Thanks for this, I have been able to find the photo on ebay and it gives some clues. But does nobody out there have the real thing to measure? Sandy Ross

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FB Battery Strap

Post  FB vincent on Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:22 am

A Eureka moment!

I remembered that I have a General Assembly drawing of the Falcon 81 frame, and the section below shows the strap. Part numbers 19 and 20 show the strap and buffer. It must have been one of Lower Ford Street's less brilliant design features if they have disappeared form surviving 74 and 81's.

Sandy Ross




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Falcon 87 Battery Strap

Post  peter@dunfordconstruction on Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:31 am

Hi Sandy,
Don't suppose you have any luck with photo of the 87 Strap?

Peter

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Re: Falcon 81 battery restraining strap

Post  FB vincent on Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:53 am

peter@dunfordconstruction wrote:Hi Sandy,
Don't suppose you have any luck with photo of the 87 Strap?

Peter

Peter,

I sent you a photo of the FB 87 strap on 31st August which you acknowledged. If you need any more information please PM or email me.

Sandy Ross

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Re: Falcon 81 battery restraining strap

Post  peter@dunfordconstruction on Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:40 am

Hi Sandy,

My apologies Senior moment ! Been on holiday for a couple of days!

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