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Euro Lucas Headlight
« on: 13.12. 2017 16:48 »
I have just bought a very nice nearly new Lucas headlight assembly for another BSA project ( A 65 ) I have been told that the lens was designed for the European bikes. What will the difference be compared with UK. I thought the beam was up or down or do they kick towards the kerb over here. Thanks.   

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Re: Euro Lucas Headlight
« Reply #1 on: 13.12. 2017 17:04 »
Lights used where you drive on the right dip to the right.

Useless and illegal in the UK.

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Re: Euro Lucas Headlight
« Reply #2 on: 13.12. 2017 17:17 »
Thanks Triton. As I won't need an MOT as from next year I will leave it in place and see how it performs in the dark. As for illegal, no Police round here anymore and they would not have a clue what they are looking at. Merry Xmas.

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Re: Euro Lucas Headlight
« Reply #3 on: 13.12. 2017 17:21 »
Shine it on a wall. The dipped beam should rise at the left.

If you use a foreign headlight, cars you meet in the dark will give you the full beam treatment.

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Re: Euro Lucas Headlight
« Reply #4 on: 13.12. 2017 17:25 »
Many thanks, all noted.

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Re: Euro Lucas Headlight
« Reply #5 on: 13.12. 2017 17:41 »
If the headlamp is a right dip headlamp you will dazzle/confuse drivers of oncoming vehicles, and in the dark you wont pickup pedestrians or obstructions on the left of the road and be a mobile hazzard.

Make sure you use a proper dip left or dip vertical unit on UK roads for safety of all road users.

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Re: Euro Lucas Headlight
« Reply #6 on: 13.12. 2017 18:02 »
Hi Julian. The bike will not be ready till May 2018. I will pick up the correct lens by then, it was the rare main shell I was lucky enough to secure. I will ebay the Euro light to one of our friends across the channel. Thanks for genuine responsible views.

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Re: Euro Lucas Headlight
« Reply #7 on: 13.12. 2017 19:33 »

  If you was to dazzle anyone with a Lucas light, they'd truly be forever bedazzled..... *idea* *idea* *idea* *idea*
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