strange headlight lens

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pan50head
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strange headlight lens

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Post by pan50head » Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:18 am

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I purchased a bike that reportedly came from South Africa. It has a headlight lens that I have not seen before with a diamond cut in the center. The attached photo shows the lens in the correct position with the sharp points on the diamond pointing up and down. I was told that the lens was used during WWII. Does anyone have any ideas on the history of this lens?
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captainharley
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Re: strange headlight lens

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Post by captainharley » Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:24 pm

:?

It definitely has that "European" look to it. Maybe it is a Lucas aftermarket part for H-D's or
somebody swiped it off of a Jag, Lagonda or RR. :?

AMF/Ride Safe :wink:

Cotten
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Re: strange headlight lens

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Post by Cotten » Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:17 am

H-D through the WWII era used a smaller headlamp than the 7" Guide that HydraGlides and later enjoyed. I think that is a 7" that we see in the pic?

Whatever it is, even though an AMCA judge is required to stigmatize it, it is a very novel and enviable piece o' glass.

...Cotten

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