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Re: Rear Light Type
« Reply #15 on: 09.07. 2009 18:01 »
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can you recall who you bought the tail light from ?

No not at all, I never left feedback and neither did he so I cant look back for clues. I do recall he has a shop in Bebbington Liverpool and was selling new old stock on ebay, but thats all I can remember.
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Re: Rear Light Type
« Reply #16 on: 11.07. 2009 23:27 »
The dude from Bebbington goes under the ebay name of Smokin5800. [not me].

Hes got stuff on ebay now.

BTW I was in C&D autos today, they got exactly the same light in their shop, and a similar smaller one.
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Re: Rear Light Type
« Reply #17 on: 12.07. 2009 10:12 »
I see someone on Ebay is selling a genuine NOS light for the later models, item  120446258310. These are much better quality than the reproduction ones.
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Re: Rear Light Type
« Reply #18 on: 12.07. 2009 10:49 »
Agree with Fido, have had a few repro ones, low quality brittle plastic.
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Re: Rear Light Type
« Reply #19 on: 12.07. 2009 19:15 »
I have just contacted Smokin5800 so i will post some information when he gets back to me.
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Re: Rear Light Type
« Reply #20 on: 13.07. 2009 09:54 »
www.bulbsthatlast4ever.com/led.html

I have found that their unit is as close to perfect as any sane rider could want.

Down side is that they stopped doing the 6 V version which is where they are most advantage
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Re: Rear Light Type
« Reply #21 on: 13.07. 2009 10:23 »
Yes, this looks really nicely engineered. Like the way a small rectifier bridge is used so same unit works for both polarities. Could have gone further and made one unit for 6 or 12 V, but that would probably take price to over $100. :o
Funny how the testimonial comments range from nearly as bright as the old one to brighter than a thousand suns or thereabouts. ;)
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Re: Rear Light Type
« Reply #22 on: 14.07. 2009 21:48 »
The dude from Bebbington goes under the ebay name of Smokin5800. [not me].

Hes got stuff on ebay now.

BTW I was in C&D autos today, they got exactly the same light in their shop, and a similar smaller one.
where is c&d and do you have a part number by anychance please ? *smile*
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Re: Rear Light Type
« Reply #23 on: 15.07. 2009 11:33 »
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Yes, this looks really nicely engineered. Like the way a small rectifier bridge is used so same unit works for both polarities. Could have gone further and made one unit for 6 or 12 V, but that would probably take price to over $100.
Funny how the testimonial comments range from nearly as bright as the old one to brighter than a thousand suns or thereabouts.
Not really .
If the electrics were properly maintained then the Led replacement is better than the tungsten globe but not as bright as the halogen globe even when the latter is running at 8 V because of the disgusting state of the wiring.

I get a lot of favourable comments about "how bright" the lights on the M20 are considering that it is 6 V and the answer is always the same.
They look good because they get the full 6 V that they were designed to get not 2.5 that most do due to lack of maintenance.
It seems that every one wants the "mystical miracle magic invention" to fix their lights wen all they need is a little time and some steel wool.
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Re: Rear Light Type
« Reply #24 on: 15.07. 2009 18:08 »
It seems that every one wants the "mystical miracle magic invention" to fix their lights wen all they need is a little time and some steel wool.

Just as well magnetos fitted on those machines with such poorly maintained electrics or the chances of going anywhere are pretty low. 

I remember burning steel wool in oxygen in a chemistry lesson; shines really bright. But doesn't last long. Can't imagine that demonstration in schools today. Not as good as magnesium though, but a different sort of burn up.

More Ashes tomorrow


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Re: Rear Light Type
« Reply #25 on: 15.07. 2009 19:30 »
C+D Details

C & D Autos (BSA Spares)
Tel: 01564 795000
Tracy Farm, Redditch Rd, Ullenhall, Henley-In-Arden, West Midlands B95 5NY

Mike, I think the steel wool was to clean up the connectors etc !  *smile*
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Re: Rear Light Type
« Reply #26 on: 15.07. 2009 21:55 »
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More Ashes tomorrow

Dont mention the 'Ashes' too many Australians here!  ;)  *smile*
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Re: Rear Light Type
« Reply #27 on: 16.07. 2009 10:21 »
If you make the trip for the BSA International then pop over and have a look, it is the closest a Pom will get to them for a very long time ;-)

Yes the steel wool is for cleaning.
Battery posts and terminals in particular.
Followed by some thing to keep the oxygen at bay.
Used to use lalonlin grease ( well, I am an Aussie) but now have gone over to "Liquid Electrical Tape".
Dose the same job but dose not smell like lamb chops when the battery gets hot.
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Re: Rear Light Type
« Reply #28 on: 02.08. 2009 08:33 »
The dude from Bebbington goes under the ebay name of Smokin5800. [not me].

Hes got stuff on ebay now.

BTW I was in C&D autos today, they got exactly the same light in their shop, and a similar smaller one.

Are you sure it was C&d as i phoned them  and posted them a print of the picture the only thing they remember having are thost SHI**Y repro thing from WASSEL
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Re: Rear Light Type
« Reply #29 on: 02.08. 2009 10:48 »
The guy who I got mine from appears to be still selling them... I just looked at his completed items and only a day or two ago he sold another one.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LUCAS-TYPE-1930s-STYLE-RAYDOT-BLACK-TAIL-LAMP-N-O-S_W0QQitemZ200367346121QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item2ea6d311c9&_trksid=p3911.c0.m14

Might be an idea to keep an eye on his sales incase he still has more...
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