Here is a shot of what the handlebars and controls looked like when I acquired 2751:
Peter Johnson commented that the tachometer and tacho’ drive gearbox were not the ones that the bike left Australia fitted with. The alloy twist grip/front brake and clutch levers are of a more recent type, possibly manufactured by Doherty.
First port of call was Franc. He told me that he had what I needed and that he’d be prepared to entertain a swap for what was currently fitted to the bike as he could use them on a project that he was a working on.
It had already been determined, that to return the bike to Works Order Form specification, a choke control and manual magneto advance/retard control would be required – one for each side.
Levers and a twist grip, that had originally been fitted to a Vincent were also supplied.
The provenance of the handlebar is unknown. If the dimensions are close to factory standard then it will be left as-is. The finish of the handlebar appears very similar to what dull chromium plate looks like.
Two of the studs for the handlebar clamps are of the long pattern, as per racing tacho’ bracket configuration. But they are wrongly situated. Both long studs should be positioned on the right hand clamp to accommodate the tacho’ bracket. One of the clamps was removed:
Interestingly, the clamp appears to show signs of dull chrome – these were usually enamelled black. Indeed, they appear not have been painted. This indicates that they are highly likely to have originally been fitted to 2751.