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Dutch army, Johan Herman Fuhler, somewhere between 1945 and 1950

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gear lever - curved version - wanted

Hello,



my bike currently has a straight gear lever which I think is an indian aftermarket part.

To get the lever tip closer to where my boots begin I would enjoy to have a curved gear lever.

- Has anyone of you "overstock", - I'd be pleased to get one in acceptable condition.





Thanks,

Heiko

Re: gear lever - curved version - wanted

Heiko, I don't know about your particular example, but the straight lever could be original. As far as I can tell, the curved lever was first fitted to civilian and military production for 1938.

Certainly the 1938 parts book shows a lever numbered 8955 instead of the earlier 3625. The illustration is a plan view so it's difficult to be sure, but photographic evidence backs up a 1937/38 changeover date.

I'd say that the straight lever is probably harder to find....but it will indeed make gear selection even more of a lunge !