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Offline cus

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RWC in Australia
« on: 27.02. 2013 03:58 »
G'day Everyone,
Slightly off topic question.
I've just finished restoring a '77 Triumph Tiger,
it had a sealed beam headlight in with the bundle, so
have wired it up, all works well, but has no provision for
a pilot light, has a clear window in the lens, but would be
a bit of mucking around to get the pilot to be fixed behind that.
My question is, is it required for RWC,, (roadworthy) in NSW,
to have a pilot light in the headlight, if so, I'll look around for
the standard shell  etc., if not I'll just leave it.

thanks,
Cus
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Re: RWC in Australia
« Reply #1 on: 27.02. 2013 10:46 »
Can't help with the answer to your question cus 'cos I'm in the UK! But early Fords here (Cortina etc.)used to have a one-piece headlamp connector for sealed beam units which incorporated a pilot lamp which shone through the hole in the headlamp silvering you have. There must be loads in the scrap yards over there?

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Re: RWC in Australia
« Reply #2 on: 27.02. 2013 20:19 »
Cus,
                Why not just pick up a standard Lucas unit as originally fitted and fit it?
Alternatively, as you have a window, you could just tie a pilot fitting anywhere behind the lens.
I think that I would tie it securely to the wiring close to the plug. Light will be adequate for pilot duty.

Trev.

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Re: RWC in Australia
« Reply #3 on: 28.02. 2013 06:29 »
Depends on the tester...
Post 1976 is harder to get away with, pre 1976 is too far back for the testers to remember  *smile* or care!
Mine had a blue slip pass without a pilot light but now has one.
Darren
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Re: RWC in Australia
« Reply #4 on: 28.02. 2013 06:55 »
Why don't you just ship you bike to the UK mate?  *smile* No MoT (Ministry of Transport- should be 'DoT' now- Department of transport)  tests for vehicles manufactured before 1960:
“We are committed to cutting out red tape which costs motorists money without providing significant overall benefits. Owners of classic cars and motorbikes tend to be enthusiasts who maintain their vehicles well - they don’t need to be told to look after them, they’re out there in all weathers checking the condition of the engine, tyres and bodywork.”
“Owners of classic vehicles will still be legally required to ensure that they are safe and in a proper condition to be on the road but scrapping the MoT test for these vehicles will save motorists money
Lobby your parliment rep mate *smile*!

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Re: RWC in Australia
« Reply #5 on: 28.02. 2013 12:25 »
Stick it on club plates Cus.
Is it a blue slip job or a pinky? For a blue slip if it came out with one standard it must have one.
 I just got a little white led marker light and mounted it below the headlight for the '57 cafe.
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Re: RWC in Australia
« Reply #6 on: 28.02. 2013 22:10 »
Thanks Everyone,
I had a good look at it the other night, I'm pretty sure I can
make a fitting so it shines thru the lens window, I've spent some coin
on this bike, so not that keen on buying a new lens etc. at the moment.
Also, just picked up a nice '56 GF basket case, not much missing,
matching No. Australian delivery, so that's going to keep me busy
for a while, I'll post some pics soon, was originally beige, always
wanted a gold GF,

regards, Cus
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