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I'm trying to track down any info on the Dunstall Mk1. Most of the info I am able to find seems to point that, it was not a complete bike, but just bodywork and probably available for certain Honda models? Were these fairings ever reproduced or just the genuine Dunstall articles in existance? Thanks for any help on this.
 

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First post, but...

I'm trying to track down any info on the Dunstall Mk1. Most of the info I am able to find seems to point that, it was not a complete bike, but just bodywork and probably available for certain Honda models? Were these fairings ever reproduced or just the genuine Dunstall articles in existance? Thanks for any help on this.
Boy this is a can of worms coming down the pike, espically since you don;t give a lot of info in your question. Dunstall built bikes and also bodywork. Mk. 1 can refer to either. Dunstall's primary early work was with nortons converting dominators into domi-racers and then later commandos into big bore monsters. Most people when they talk about dunstall are referring to nortons. Dunstall did however build triumphs, hondas, kawasakis, suzukis, and anything he was paid to build. He also did bodywork for rickman metesse frames and other racing frames. Most of the bodywork was for norton and hondas as they were the most popular. I think dunstall started using the MK I and II designations around 1972 but considering he had been building bikes since 1964 there are plenty of models preceeding it. Also Mk1 for the norton meant economy model, i.e. preformance upgrades only, where are MK1 for a honda still had the body kit as an option (I have a later dunstall 750 and it came with performance upgrades only).

if you are trying to ID a specific bike you own or one you have seen in a magazine - post a pic here and we can help identify what it is.

this is a good site to get you started:

http://www.woodgate.org/dunstall/

airtech and a few other places make odds and ends like fairings and tanks and sometimes seats but nobody reporduces a complete package.

here is a dunstall style seat from classic motorcyle fiberglass:
http://www.classic-motorcycle-fiberglass.com/seats/Dunstall seat.htm

and a dunstall street fairing from airtech:
http://www.airtech-streamlining.com/vintage/Dunstal.html

Personally, with the exception of the tanks for the honda, and the norton stuff, most of paul dunstall's road going bikes were pretty ugly by todays standards. Dunstall was not the only speciality builder either - Rickman brothers, Tony Foale, and others were all manufacturers of cafe racer bikes and bodywork.
 

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Anyway, I have one of these fairings and I am just trying to figure out if it is the genuine article or if someone actually copied them?
 

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I'm certainly nowhere near the expert that some of the people are on this site, but the fairing in the picture you refer to on the Honda 500 was also used for Norton Commandos. If you go to Gustafsson Plastics web site , they have the windscreen under '73Norton 850 Mk III. Original Dunstall I don't know how you tell that.
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Hello Again,
If you go to Gustfsson Plastics at www.bikescreen.com, click on Classic and then put "Dunstall" in the search and then do a search the fairing you refer to comes up on a few bikes including Dunstall Honda 750 Mk 1.
Could be the answer?
Got to get a life.
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genuine dunstall bodywork has a makers mark that is either raised or indented into the inner or bottom of the bodywork. the maker's mark is the word "dunstall"

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Just checked three fairings, two like the one in the Honda 500 picture, and one other, and none have the Dunstall mark in the fiberglass, but they all have Dunstall stick-on paper labels. Now the seat I have has Dunstall in the fiberglass. It's confusing.
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Just checked three fairings, two like the one in the Honda 500 picture, and one other, and none have the Dunstall mark in the fiberglass, but they all have Dunstall stick-on paper labels. Now the seat I have has Dunstall in the fiberglass. It's confusing.
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I have seen paper labels, I have seen embeded spec sheets, and I have seen an actuall mark in the glass. Dunstall stuff was made in small batches so I imagine the ruel is whatever was working for that batch was in effect.
 
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