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on: October 11, 2020, 06:11:44 pm
Hi, just picked up this RE Interceptor, needs a few parts but looking forward to the challenge, don`t know much about it.

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Reply #1 on: October 11, 2020, 07:05:02 pm
Here's a Hitchcocks link to downloadable manuals. They have twin parts, you'll need to get in touch with them for those.

Will it turn over? Do you have carbs?

There's lots of folks here with knowledge of the twins, not me unfortunately. The downloadable manual is a good start, a Clymers or similar is a good investment. I'm sure the real guys will be along soon. Have fun - ACR -
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Reply #2 on: October 12, 2020, 08:22:40 pm
Looks like a Series 1 (export) Interceptor from around 1965, one of the beast looking bikes the UK ever shipped to your shores.

If I have the date correct, here's your bike's parts list on-line.

At least two of our members, one in Germany and the other in the USA also have one of these under restoration.

You'll be looking at getting it something like the one in the picture. Metallic red or blue for the fuel tank and toolbox side panels were the factory colors with a double gold pinstripe around the chrome tank panels. I think yours would also have had rubber fork gaiters to go with thosee headlamp brackets, the long tin fork shrouds were on the '64 model.

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Reply #3 on: October 16, 2020, 12:45:53 pm
I just bought a '64 to resurrect.
The blue yours is painted is 'wrong' if that sort of thing is important to you. It would actually be a lighter metallic blue. There is one in the Barber museum, just saw it this past weekend.

Mine was repainted a 'wrong' color but I'm thinking of keeping it. I kind of like it. Should be starting work on it soon if you want to subscribe to my YT channel and follow along.
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Reply #4 on: October 16, 2020, 03:13:34 pm
Here's the 100% original hue and it's resurrected new self ;D