Ball End Lever

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old1955
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Ball End Lever

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Post by old1955 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:38 am

G'day,

Can some one tell me when this ball end lever was introduced
and what years it was available.

Thanks
Pete
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Re: Ball End Lever

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Post by Bosheff » Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:33 pm

1965....bosheff

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Re: Ball End Lever

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Post by RUBONE » Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:16 pm

That type ball end lever first appears in the '60 accessory catalog with a part number of 45014-59. It was introduced to comply with the AMA competition ruling on a 3/4 inch ball for race bikes and was offered as an accessory to anyone. It continued until the end of that lever clamp style was replaced by the new one in '65. It was never standard equipment, but fit the bracket back to '41 so was often used as a replacement blade.
Robbie

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Re: Ball End Lever

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Post by old1955 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:58 am

G'day Robbie

Good explanation.
Racing safety issue!
I like the non- ball levers better.

thanks all
Pete

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