So I finally found me another tank flap. Somebody had cut a big hole in the original, to put a clock in it - very 70's. The replacement flap has a small decal which reads "Check engine oil level before driving". Its very faded.
I am going to repaint the replacement flap at some stage and wonder what the Decal should be. Was there one in particular or did it vary depending on the year etc.
“Check engine oil level before driving “was factory also “use low lead or unleaded fuel” Decal was shown on the top of edge if flap. Uk dealers fitted a Large Silver Recommendation sticker detailing GTX oils used throughout the bike. These are clearly shown in some early road test of the time. I have some repro decals if required. Not sure what was fitted to other countries bikes. Rog
Now Bikes RE 5 M,(UK )Blue 1974 RE 5 M (UK) X 6 H/D XR1200 X1 Sports RE 5 A (UK) Black 1976 Norton Rotary Classic 1988, Norton IP2 1986
Does anybody have or know of a rubber/plastic gasket/grommet that goes under the lock between it and the tank flap ? RE5 dimensions 1.140 (29mm) O.D. X .805 (20.5mm) Minor I.D. .940 (24mm) major I.D. X .050 (1.25m ) thick. Thanks for the suggestion Tim ( Below) I added to this post after it was initially posted. The ford one looks identical but is about an 1/8 inch to large.
Last Edit: Dec 18, 2019 0:56:20 GMT -5 by hudson: Add picture and dimensions