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Old 26th April 2012, 21:13   #1
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Default 1914 RADCO 211 cc / 2.5 HP Restoration

Got very lucky on this occassion - while enroute to the family's house at Mainpuri (UP) decided to use the back roads instead of NH2 , stopped at Fatehgarh ( a town in the middle of nowhere - with no decent train or road connections ) for lunch , asked around and within the hour purchased a nearly complete 1914 RADCO.

Fatehgarh houses 2 regimental centres for the Indian Army - one for The Rajput Regiment and the second for the Sikh Light Infantry

For the registration enthusiasts , the bike does not have a registration number , instead it is fitted with a small tag from the city administration .

Restoration on the bike just commenced .
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Must say. what a great find!
please post photos of the tank etc if you can.
How long back did you pick her up.
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That's a very rear find, Congrats.
Indeed you are very lucky to find it.

Do keep us posted on its history and restoration process.

All the best.
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Nice to find such an early machine, early machines are rare. She will come out well. BTW, what is the engine number?
Can you post a picture of the registration tag?

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Old 29th April 2012, 18:59   #5
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Nice to find such an early machine, early machines are rare. She will come out well. BTW, what is the engine number?
Can you post a picture of the registration tag?

Cheers harit
Good Day Sir ,

Will do the needful as soon as I return to Lucknow

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Got very lucky on this occassion - while enroute to the family's house at Mainpuri (UP) decided to use the back roads instead of NH2 , stopped at Fatehgarh ( a town in the middle of nowhere - with no decent train or road connections ) for lunch , asked around and within the hour purchased a nearly complete 1914 RADCO.

Fatehgarh houses 2 regimental centres for the Indian Army - one for The Rajput Regiment and the second for the Sikh Light Infantry

For the registration enthusiasts , the bike does not have a registration number , instead it is fitted with a small tag from the city administration .

Restoration on the bike just commenced .
Any progress?We are eagerly waiting for the updates!
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Congratulations on a really cool find, looking forward to see the restoration process. It pays to stray off the beaten path you never know what you will find.
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What an amazing find ! Looks to be in great shape for such an old machine. congrats.
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Is this now restored ? Can you share pictures please
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Old 9th September 2014, 20:26   #10
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Hello KarthikeyaL,

Regretably I have very little time in India over the past year and though the work is 75% complete - I have not been able to get the RADCO roadworthy as yet.

Will update status next time I am in Lucknow.

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