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« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2018, 11:37:12 PM »

The heel /toe pedal on the left side is called a rocker , which controls the transmission .

The more I study what I see , I think you could have what you thought you had , a '52 .
The rocker ended in '53 .

I still question no frame # . Our registry has frame #s starting in '51 , albeit , with a question mark .

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« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2018, 05:06:24 AM »

Bill at servicycle.com has that tank decal.  Wayne has the little winged decal for the steering neck.  I have original brochure cards that suggest that your tank decal was placed on 1951 models too as that is what is printed on the card. Many people say 1952 'only' so perhaps they started in late '51 and rolled over into '52.
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« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2018, 06:02:26 AM »

Is there a plate under the neck where the number should be?  The early bikes didn't have this plate, and I don't know if I have ever seen a plate with no number stamped on it.
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« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2018, 05:22:52 PM »

First,
I would like to thank everyone that has shared their knowledge with me.

Pete,
Good eye on spotting the rocker frame feature.
kartjockey,
Thank you for the leads on decals.
Rick,
No plate under the neck that I can see, I'm attaching a picture of what I see.

Having said that, it is looking like there are more frame characteristics that are starting to point towards 49-51? versus 52.
So I guess my next question will be what are the differences between the L and M engines?
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« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2018, 05:31:04 PM »

Sorry guys,
I'm sure, a lot easier to figure out year if one has a full picture of the bike to look at.

It was not easy, but I was finally able to get a hold of some pictures of the bike before I disassembled the bike and here they are.

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« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2018, 05:35:19 PM »

more pictures...

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« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2018, 07:23:24 PM »

Ok Ozzie if the picture of the underside of the neck give that a good but slow sanding. I think I can a number four. There's not a separate plate attached they just stamped them into the metal.
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« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2018, 11:45:59 PM »

What is the white on the underside of the neck plate ?

Is that just a scrape of paint from something that brushed against it or is it a marking that has been there for a long time ?

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« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2018, 05:19:52 AM »

That’s the plate I was talking about. Like Reese says, sand very lightly and see if the numbers have been painted over. If not, I would guess the bike is a 1950 Model 125.
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« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2018, 08:48:23 PM »

By the way if you want to use the glass lens do not use the repro that Wayne sales it wont fit. if you get a new light find a OEM not a repro. I have a glass lens on my 56 and one extra that I have not settled on who's going to get it.
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« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2018, 09:51:26 PM »

Hello there,
I did the light sanding you all encourage me to do, but sadly no hidden numbers were reveal.

Oil-lamp;
I love the glass lens, you don't see that type of quality now a days, I think I can save the whole unit... I think its just missing the finishing rim around the lens if that's what you call it.



SO GUYS, WHAT's THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO ENGINES, (L) or (M)... is it the transmission hook ups?
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« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2018, 08:28:48 AM »

Well Wayne does have the retaining ring but you may need to trim it down a little bit. I sure would of thought there was some numbers there. Embarrassed I swear I could see a 4 in the middle.
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