Latest topics
» Cylinder head.
rear - Falcon 81 Rear numberplate EmptyYesterday at 5:59 pm by Rex Stewart

» Villiers 9E / 30 series lighting plug
rear - Falcon 81 Rear numberplate EmptyYesterday at 9:09 am by John Wakefield

» Whitch side is the left hand thread
rear - Falcon 81 Rear numberplate EmptyYesterday at 8:16 am by Kevin B Smith

» 6E clutch plate etc
rear - Falcon 81 Rear numberplate EmptyYesterday at 5:58 am by blackjak

» Help required with Falcon Trials project (scratch build)
rear - Falcon 81 Rear numberplate EmptyThu Jul 18, 2019 7:52 pm by Nigel Moth

» Fulmar seat
rear - Falcon 81 Rear numberplate EmptyThu Jul 18, 2019 6:55 pm by piston 197

» Fulmar Coil Problem
rear - Falcon 81 Rear numberplate EmptyThu Jul 18, 2019 5:15 pm by Rex Stewart

» New Member
rear - Falcon 81 Rear numberplate EmptyThu Jul 18, 2019 10:45 am by stevenbell

» Francis Barnett Green
rear - Falcon 81 Rear numberplate EmptyWed Jul 17, 2019 8:14 pm by Nigel Moth


Falcon 81 Rear numberplate

Go down

rear - Falcon 81 Rear numberplate Empty Falcon 81 Rear numberplate

Post  FBKev on Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:53 pm

Does the Falcon have a backing plate like the James on the right or does the rear light attach to the guard and the number plate is held on with the screws and triangular pieces that clamp to the opening to allow the wheel to removed without removing the guard.
rear - Falcon 81 Rear numberplate James_17

Kev
FBKev
FBKev

Posts : 144
Join date : 2018-06-17
Age : 59
Location : SE Kent

Back to top Go down

rear - Falcon 81 Rear numberplate Empty rear No plate

Post  piston 197 on Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:11 pm

On the Falcon 81 ( and falcon  87, and 74) the rear lamp ,Lucas 529, stays on the hump part of the mudguard, the rear No plate fits below and can be removed to get access to the rear wheel, it does not have the 2 triangular brackets on the side like the earlier pre 1955 models it just has two holes which line up with the holes in the flange on the guard and bolts direct to the guard. It is the same pressing as the 1949-54  bracketed type, it just does not have the triangular brackets

JH
piston 197
piston 197
Moderator

Posts : 4450
Join date : 2008-08-17
Location : ross-on-wye

Back to top Go down

rear - Falcon 81 Rear numberplate Empty Re: Falcon 81 Rear numberplate

Post  FBKev on Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:10 pm

Thanks John
Looks like I will have make up a backing plate as the aluminium plate is the same size as the James and will leave an unsightly edge.
Kev
FBKev
FBKev

Posts : 144
Join date : 2018-06-17
Age : 59
Location : SE Kent

Back to top Go down

rear - Falcon 81 Rear numberplate Empty rear No plate

Post  piston 197 on Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:16 pm

The original plate has a folded edge around the outside, flange towards the front of the bike about 1/4" deep and there ia a curved rounded shape to the bottom to fit a reflector
JH
piston 197
piston 197
Moderator

Posts : 4450
Join date : 2008-08-17
Location : ross-on-wye

Back to top Go down

rear - Falcon 81 Rear numberplate Empty Re: Falcon 81 Rear numberplate

Post  FBKev on Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:25 pm

Thank you John. While we are here I have managed to find a 31A 4 speed box which I believe is a straight swap for the 10e 3speed (all part of the planned 250 conversion along with the 130 main jet), But I will need a different outer/points cover or will a trials type cut down do the job?
Thanks in advance.
Kev.
FBKev
FBKev

Posts : 144
Join date : 2018-06-17
Age : 59
Location : SE Kent

Back to top Go down

rear - Falcon 81 Rear numberplate Empty gearbox swap

Post  piston 197 on Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:28 pm

Yes gearbox is a straight swap, you will either need another ignition outer case to suit the 4 speed box, or cut the back off your existing 3 speed one, you may need another Kickstart as well if the 4 speed box is the later one with the bigger spline ?
JH
piston 197
piston 197
Moderator

Posts : 4450
Join date : 2008-08-17
Location : ross-on-wye

Back to top Go down

rear - Falcon 81 Rear numberplate Empty Re: Falcon 81 Rear numberplate

Post  FBKev on Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:35 pm

That is 1st class info again. John you are a 1 man workshop manual/Guru on all things Villiers & Barnett.
Kev.
FBKev
FBKev

Posts : 144
Join date : 2018-06-17
Age : 59
Location : SE Kent

Back to top Go down

rear - Falcon 81 Rear numberplate Empty Re: Falcon 81 Rear numberplate

Post  Jack Clegg on Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:05 am

I have a rear plate from my old 74 hanging in the shed.
Jack Clegg
Jack Clegg

Posts : 377
Join date : 2012-11-12
Age : 56
Location : Marlow

http://jackclegg.com

Back to top Go down

rear - Falcon 81 Rear numberplate Empty Re: Falcon 81 Rear numberplate

Post  fulmar88 on Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:10 pm

Jack Clegg wrote:I have a rear plate from my old 74 hanging in the shed.

I have the original rear plate from my 81 hanging in my garage complete with peeling digits. Too sentimental to pass on though I'm afraid. It's a Coventry number too (XWK278) so particularly annoying to have lost it to a car..
fulmar88
fulmar88

Posts : 605
Join date : 2010-03-15
Age : 52

Back to top Go down

rear - Falcon 81 Rear numberplate Empty Re: Falcon 81 Rear numberplate

Post  FBKev on Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:37 pm

Thank you Gentleman. But I was going through the spares that came with the James & Falcon there is the correct plate with the square Lucas light attached But also have the correct light as well.
Kev
FBKev
FBKev

Posts : 144
Join date : 2018-06-17
Age : 59
Location : SE Kent

Back to top Go down

rear - Falcon 81 Rear numberplate Empty Rear No plate

Post  piston 197 on Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:40 pm

I bet it was upside down with the light attached where the reflector goes, i have lost count of how many i have seen done like this !
JH
piston 197
piston 197
Moderator

Posts : 4450
Join date : 2008-08-17
Location : ross-on-wye

Back to top Go down

rear - Falcon 81 Rear numberplate Empty Re: Falcon 81 Rear numberplate

Post  FBKev on Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:49 pm

[quote="piston 197"]I bet it was upside down with the light attached where the reflector goes, i have lost count of how many i have seen done like this !
JH[/quote
Right as always JH.
Kev.
FBKev
FBKev

Posts : 144
Join date : 2018-06-17
Age : 59
Location : SE Kent

Back to top Go down

rear - Falcon 81 Rear numberplate Empty Re: Falcon 81 Rear numberplate

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum