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jeff dean
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Let me know if you find errors or can suggest additions.

http://jeffdean2.home.att.net/earles-fork.htm

Allan.Atherton
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Re: Created an Earles fork page.

"jeff dean" wrote:

Let me know if you find errors or can suggest additions...

Beautifully done. The US forks now need something better than this:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/roundel/sets/1405225/

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Re: Created an Earles fork page.

"Allan.Atherton" wrote:

Beautifully done.

Thanks, Allan. Coming from you that's...

HUGE Smile

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Created an Earles fork page.

This is cool. Any doubts about where the BMW Telelever came from? It was the British Saxon-Motodd design:

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Created an Earles fork page.

Hi,
Nice page Jeff, but what would look great on it would be a pic of an original Earles Patent plate in situ on a BMW fork, unfortunately I can't help as I can't remember ever seeing one, but my bike does have the mounting holes for it on the crossmember.
What territories did Ernie Earles hold patents for and presumably BMW pay royalties for and fit the plate, does anyone know?
What would the position be regarding this fitment in an originality contest, were they fitted at the factory or by importers, such as AFN?
And does anyone anywhere have a bike with the plate still in situ, I, for one would like to see what it looked like.

Nice page though.

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