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1948 Model 125 Temporary Owner's Manual, December 1947
This pre-production bike has a number of features that changed before the bike went into production.
|1||Toolbox cover has a wide flat raised area. Productions models were more rounded.|
|2||Headlight shroud has an extra "bend" in the middle. Also, the raised area where the bolt holes are located is a regular "L" shape. Production models get wider at the crotch of the "L".|
|3||Gas tank has the front mounting tabs welded inside the tank - like production models. But these tabs are almost triangular in shape. Production models were rectangular.|
|4||Handgrips have a "slot" in the end. Production models were flat.||5||Seat springs have few "coils". Production models had many more coils (See, 1948 Model 125||6||Seat cover. The seat cover front section appears to be shorter front-to-back than production models.|
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