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Offline YSS

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« on: June 11, 2019, 08:59:31 AM »
Would anyone know or have educated guess when anodizing was first implemented by a manufacturer in  OEM part manufacturing ?
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Re: Anodizing
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2019, 11:31:13 AM »

Hi Walter, Thinking back I had a 1973 Cheney B50 BSA with a blue anodized tank so it has probably been around for quite a while before Eric started to have his tanks done.

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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2019, 12:22:10 PM »
Manufacturers have been using it since the mid 1920's- so almost 100 years.

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Re: Anodizing
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2019, 12:44:29 PM »

Hi Walter, Thinking back I had a 1973 Cheney B50 BSA with a blue anodized tank so it has probably been around for quite a while before Eric started to have his tanks done.

Thanks for that info , the first time I have seen color anodizing , was on a Kramer-Maico around mid seventy . So Cheney was perhaps the first . I know  the process was invented 1923 for the aviation industry , but it must have taken years to find its way into European motorcycling and then much later to Japan . What year did the Japs fit the first anodized parts ?
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2019, 02:54:53 PM »
Probably on wheel rims. Then as now the majors make hardly anything on bikes from wrought material suitable for anodising so most of it gets a paint type coating of some sort or is out of the weather well oiled. Edit. Color anodised throttle slides appeared on some Mikuni carbs mid 70s
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