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454MRW
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USA
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Posted - 04/05/2020 :  3:40:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit 454MRW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I am thinking about having the MC5 front number plate reproduced by a friend who is doing molds and reproducing the RM number plates currently. The last original NOS one I have seen was on a display bike at the AMA museum owned by Kent Knudsen. I have a couple original ones he will be using as the pattern but I would like to find a nicer one to scan. Cost of producing 10 would be about $50 a piece, less for a larger quantity. Any thoughts? I need five or six myself.

Michael R. Winter
I enjoy rebuilding and appreciating Pentons!
1976 Penton MC5 400
1977 KTM MC5 125
1978 KTM 78 GS6 250
L78-79 MX6 175-250 KTM's
1976-78 125-400 RM's
2007 CR125R Honda
1977 MC250 Maico
2017 KTM Freeride 250R

Edited by - 454MRW on 04/05/2020 3:41:27 PM

Larry Perkins
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USA
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Posted - 04/05/2020 :  6:02:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Was it something different than an oval with brake cable guide?

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454MRW
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USA
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Posted - 04/05/2020 :  6:10:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit 454MRW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Quite different than just a standard oval with slots and accelerator cable hole, KTM logo and part number on back.
Difference between generic and original.

Michael R. Winter
I enjoy rebuilding and appreciating Pentons!
1976 Penton MC5 400
1977 KTM MC5 125
1978 KTM 78 GS6 250
L78-79 MX6 175-250 KTM's
1976-78 125-400 RM's
2007 CR125R Honda
1977 MC250 Maico
2017 KTM Freeride 250R
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Larry Perkins
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USA
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Posted - 04/05/2020 :  11:53:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I guess I would not call that quite different but was not aware of the part number thing. Thanks. I guess if you were doing one of those concours restorations then it would matter. But then I guess every nut and bolt should be original. Seems like the fenders and sidepanels would be in bigger demand for that kind of detail. Thanks for the info.

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Rocket
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USA
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Posted - 04/07/2020 :  09:55:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike
Jake Fischer has (2) original MC5 plates on Ebay, item number 274329547308

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454MRW
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USA
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Posted - 04/07/2020 :  1:05:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit 454MRW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yep, that's the one. I wonder if he has the plastic cable retainer? I was thinking about contacting him to see if he had anything. Thanks!

Michael R. Winter
I enjoy rebuilding and appreciating Pentons!
1976 Penton MC5 400
1977 KTM MC5 125
1978 KTM 78 GS6 250
L78-79 MX6 175-250 KTM's
1976-78 125-400 RM's
2007 CR125R Honda
1977 MC250 Maico
2017 KTM Freeride 250R
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marsattacks
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Posted - 04/10/2020 :  8:36:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Off topic and could be wrong but I think his swingarms are 78s with proper mounts for center stands. Somewhat hard to find.
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454MRW
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Posted - 04/10/2020 :  10:26:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit 454MRW's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yes, that's definitely a 78 GS-6 swingarm. I have a 78 250 GS-6 KTM myself, and the GS-6's are the only ones with the bracket for the plastic chain guard shield.


Michael R. Winter
I enjoy rebuilding and appreciating Pentons!
1976 Penton MC5 400
1977 KTM MC5 125
1978 KTM 78 GS6 250
L78-79 MX6 175-250 KTM's
1976-78 125-400 RM's
2007 CR125R Honda
1977 MC250 Maico
2017 KTM Freeride 250R
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Kip Kern
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USA
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Posted - 04/12/2020 :  8:47:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would be interested in one or two. May want to make them without the cable holder device holes though as they don't exist. Same number plate for the 1976 GS bikes
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