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    Yeah, folks that have spent their lives here have no clue as to what 'real winter' brings.
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    Everything is here just awaiting the time becoming available to check out those world famous Lucas electrics. The sad thing is I believe I've another job lined up as soon as this ends, which I had previously agreed to do. We're only as good as our word I guess.


    Perhaps it'll be delayed for some reason or other. It happens.
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    Sir, nice scooter, I've a few brit bikes as well, mine are trumps. If you need any info on parts I shall try my best to help. Amal makes a very nice set of brand new premier carbs. TheY are made better than the original ones as the idle passage is easily cleanable! Reading your post here is winding me up for winter . I have a 79 and a 64 that need attention. Oh there is a company in England selling the proper foam an covers as well as whole seats for our girls. Proper as in not emglo! Best regards, brent. Oh and fine job, she looks very nice!

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    Well..…...Installed the battery after a cursory inspection of the electrics(a finger & visual). The only thing working is the pilot lamp after cleaning the main switch, which contained ample corrosion...can't find any of my four meters, so ordered another that I'm certain shall join them in hiding when I finish with it. The wiring and connections are in good condition considering age and neglect. I've got my fingers crossed on finding no component failure when they're checked.

    Major concerns are finding a bad rectifier, ballast resistor, or Zener diode. The diode would be difficult from what I glean, but perhaps there is a way around that by utilizing a regulator. The bay and good folks in Merry Old England have proven themselves invaluable many times on OEM parts before.
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    I've only just noticed how many folks are looking at this thread and wish to express my thanks for their interest. I'm currently battling the electrics and it's not as easy as it once was when I was familiar with the manner the English approached things. Anyway I see those numbers and it uplifts my spirits giving the sense that others here recall the days of Limeys thundering down the streets controlling the road before almost entirely fading into history. I'll hopefully be picking fruit from the tree real soon, at least as soon as this bout of crud bug subsides.

    I refuse to die of scurvy.....I know...strange topic for a firearms forum, but they used their bikes in two wars +.
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