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Old October 21st, 2017, 07:48 AM #10
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They are much better nowadays. I worked in the motorcycle business in the 70s, and back then the electrical systems on the Triumphs, Nortons and BSAs were from Lucas, the Prince of Darkness. When the humidity got over 75%, you often became a pedestrian. Might just as well stay home if it was raining. And even the factories of those brands joked about the amount of oil they all left on the ground. They had three conditions to describe the condition: Weepage, Seepage and Leakage. If it didn't have one of those conditions, it was unusual.

They also had right foot shift and left foot rear brakes. Made it challenging to switch between those and the other brands for demo rides.
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