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Post  Callen on Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:59 pm

Hi all. coming back from the Banbury run today I have lost the rear number plate from my 1951 Falcon 55, it must of been glued on, could anyone tell me what size it should be.

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Post  piston 197 on Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:05 pm

Sorry not got one to hand, but all the Falcon/Cruiser. Merlin number plates are the same size from 1949 onwards, but post 1954 they are held on with two bolts in drilled holes into the back pf the guard, on the pre 1955 ones they have two triangle brackets that go either side of the guard and have slots in the triangles, there should be two bolts in these slots holding the No plate on, if these have come loose your plate will fall off !
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Post  Callen on Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:33 pm

piston 197 wrote:Sorry not got one to hand, but all the Falcon/Cruiser. Merlin number plates are the same size from 1949 onwards, but post 1954 they are held on with two bolts in drilled holes into the back pf the guard, on the pre 1955 ones they have two triangle brackets that go either side of the guard and have slots in the triangles, there should be two bolts in these slots holding the No plate on, if these have come loose your plate will fall off !
JH

Thank you for the info,but mine does not have any brackets to attach a plate to,there is just a big hole where the plate would have been, I will have to fabricate something to hold the plate on.
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Post  piston 197 on Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:48 pm

The " big hole" is the gap which is exposed when the rear No plate is removed, this is there so the rear wheel can be removed when the bike is on the stand. To get the wheel out, you remove the rear No plate .
Now I cannot comment on how your plate was fitted, but I can tell you, there SHOULD BE two triangular slotted brackets spot welded to the No plate, these go either side of the rear guard, and are secured by a bolt each side, to take the No plate off when removing the wheel these two bolts  are loosened to allow the No plate to slide out, the wheel will then be able to be removed from the "big Hole"

Strangely enough I do know what I am on about, and there is no point advising you wrongly.

Now if when you were at Banbury and looked around the autojumble on my stall was a 1954 Falcon with the correct No plate on it , held on in the way FB intended

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