Interstate grab rail

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Good luck finding a true original. The repops I've seen don't seem to have the proper bend back towards the seat. Hence they look too tall. I have glass sidecovers if you're interested.
 

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Good luck finding a true original. The repops I've seen don't seem to have the proper bend back towards the seat. Hence they look too tall. I have glass sidecovers if you're interested.
Is this true of the AN repops? I wouldn't have a problem persuading the bend a bit...

Thanks, but I have covers, just need to get them sprayed.
 

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Isn’t it the roadster ones that lean fwd, i’state are nearer to vertical?
 

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What are the best quality fixing clamps - anyone?
Hmmmm. Good luck with that. All the ones I have bought including Andover crack the plastic coating almost immediately.

So no I don't and if you do find some I'm interested too.
 

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They should paint them not powder coat then. Since I won't be having this permanently, maybe I will just use 25mm pclamps from Repco.
 

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I have a set of the AN clamps (new) (maybe that plastic dip would be better as a coating) but would consider swapping that set for one good original clamp.

I thought the Interstate grab rail was longer also ( to the Roadster vesion)
A New Zealand post on FB might find one in a shed somewhere.
 

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According to Norton Service Release, N3/54, the 06-3632 Interstate and 06-3819 Roadster grab rails were replaced by a "commonised" grab rail 06-4978 suitable for both models from approximately May 1973.
 

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Isn’t it the roadster ones that lean fwd, i’state are nearer to vertical?
The roadster unit does indeed lean forward. I'll have to look again at the Interstate unit I have. I can say it certainly isn't as upright as a friends copy, and the material might be of a slightly larger diameter. Won't swear to it yet.
 

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Here's what I have. I just now noticed it's tweaked but not such to change the pitch of it. I've had this since '79 or so and doubt it's any kind of copy. And yes, I have yet to figure out how to post a photo as I should.

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According to Norton Service Release, N3/54, the 06-3632 Interstate and 06-3819 Roadster grab rails were replaced by a "commonised" grab rail 06-4978 suitable for both models from approximately May 1973.
It looks like 06-4978 may not being produced any more?

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Now you've done it. Maybe an interstate luggage rack...
I have 3 of his racks, 1 first Interstate version, 1 2nd version and a pre OIF T120. All fit and are well made, some brown stains near the welds but they come off with 5% phosphoric acid and nylon scouring pad.
 

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It looks like 06-4978 may not being produced any more?
Or just "out of stock" as it says, as are many of AN's parts are at the moment.
The UK (and beyond) has been under some form of lockdown since last March with many workers being on furlough or working from home where possible since then, so various non-essential items aren't being manufactured.
 
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