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Re: Ammeters
« Reply #15 on: 24.05. 2018 16:15 »
Good spot, thickening plot.
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Re: Ammeters
« Reply #16 on: 24.05. 2018 18:04 »
Cheeky buggers!

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Re: Ammeters
« Reply #17 on: 24.05. 2018 19:55 »
Yep! And it shows how you can be fooled.
It was on the bike when I purchased it and I've always believed it to be an original Lucas. Even looking at the body it looks right and well made and the chrome bezel is pressed on underneith all around the diameter (i.e. not held on by a few turned over tabs).

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Re: Ammeters
« Reply #18 on: 24.05. 2018 20:04 »
Well well, my my... that’s a definite guilty your honor!
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Re: Ammeters
« Reply #19 on: 24.05. 2018 22:07 »

 
 Maybe the sticker sticker-onner had a liquid lunch and your's was first off before he 'got his eye in'   *smile*?

  Other than that it may be a perfectly good meter, but I guess removing the bezel and re-aligning the sticker is not an option....I'd probably have a go myself- nothing ventured, nothing gained- and nothing to lose, might just look a bit used *smile*
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Re: Ammeters
« Reply #20 on: 24.05. 2018 22:26 »
If it's headed for the bin anyway, I'd put on my fantasy watchmaker hat and have a go at the mechanism.

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Re: Ammeters
« Reply #21 on: 24.05. 2018 23:37 »
Hi Roger,
The current "Lucas" stuff is not made in UK its just boxed Lucas by Wassel who own the name
The Lucas ones are plastic with the bezel held by 4 tabs, original crap *ex*
The enfield one looks better made  *eek*

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Re: Ammeters
« Reply #22 on: 25.05. 2018 06:37 »
Get the chrome ring off and bend the needle, if there isn’t a centring adjustment in the mechanism.

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Re: Ammeters
« Reply #23 on: 25.05. 2018 07:57 »
Well I've turned it 90 degrees left again to leave gravity to work its magic.
Thanks for all the advice, appreciated. It seems such an insignificant thing compared to poor GBs problem *sad2*.

The current "Lucas" stuff is not made in UK its just boxed Lucas by Wassel who own the name
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Thanks John, I recently noticed that on Classic British Motorcycles.com website - with some surprise, as it's the only company I've come across that actually mentions that it's manufactured by Wassell. Everyone else I've come across states Genuine Lucas, which then leads you to believe it's actually manufactured by Lucas and not simply licenced by them.

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Re: Ammeters
« Reply #24 on: 25.05. 2018 09:01 »

 
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Re: Ammeters
« Reply #25 on: 25.05. 2018 09:27 »

 
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 *eek* Thanks for the 'heads up'. I've never bought anything from them - was just searching to see what was available and noticed that CBM state Wassell as the manufacturer of 'Genuine'  *rant* Lucas ammeters.

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Re: Ammeters
« Reply #26 on: 25.05. 2018 13:40 »
 
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....state Wassell as the manufacturer of 'Genuine'  *rant* Lucas ammeters.

 Sounds familiar, I did some searching a couple off years ago to see who owns what,  and I think same goes for 'Lucas', but can't be certain

 *edit*; I just realised Chaterlea John already covered it ^^ *shh*
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Re: Ammeters
« Reply #27 on: 25.05. 2018 15:00 »
Roger, while I was rummaging in my shed I found the presumably original Lucas ammeter from my bike. It looks like it might be ok, but would need a good clean. The back has a diameter of 1 5/8". This may be too small for your needs but if it's any good you can have it.

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Re: Ammeters
« Reply #28 on: 25.05. 2018 16:51 »
GB,  *thanks*  that's really kind of you but this morning I ordered  *computer*  an 8-0-8 not Lucas but a 'genuine unpretentious made in the UK' replica with a metal case.

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