I am interested in Scott motorcycles and have some questions about the Scotts of the early 30ies. I hope you can help me.
First of all, I have seen alot of pictures of Scotts with squared toolboxes on the right or left side of the frame, right next to the rear wheel. Have there also been Scotts with the toolbox right under the seat, above the magneto?
I also have seen alot of different mudguards and i need some information about the high front mudguard, as likely seen on the right side of the attached picture i found at the “Scott Owners Club” homepage.
On which models were these mudguards used? Do they have a flat surface, or is there a small bead (reinforcing fin) on the top?
The high mudguard is mounted on a pair of Scott kite forks, where as the mudguards that run close to the tyre are usually on Webb or Scott 2 speeder type forks. The difference being on Webb the mudguard moves with the wheel, where as the Scott forks have the mudguard mounted on the lower yoke so needs the clearance to allow for suspension movement.
Regarding beading or smooth surface I’ve got bikes with both, and there is also side valances or not just to add another option into the fold. As to which was fitted to which bikes I would suggest it was down to individual customer specification coupled with whatever the factory could get credit on that week….
thank you very much for your information. I already knew that the high mudguards were used on the Scott Grider Forks, but I didn’t know that the side valances and beads were optional. Can you also answer my question about the toolbox?
By the way, could the customer also decide if he wants a wide or narrow gas tank? Or were the narrow tanks made for racing?
tool boxes on the early long frame flyers were often fitted between the mag and rear mudguard. Machines fitted with scott forks all need as previous post states be it valenced or not clearance for suspention movement. Hope this helps . regards .D F.