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Posted by russ_jackson at November 06. 2018

the fullworks Magneto Rebuild £720 incl VAT.....is that expensive.....it sounds like it to me but what do I know.....thoughts please

Re: Magneto Rebuild

Posted by David Cooper at November 06. 2018

Ouch!

I suggest try posting in 'electrical' to make sure the right people see it.

It looks like the first two numbers are the wrong way round!  Unless you found it on the sea bed...

Re: Magneto Rebuild

Posted by paul_standeven at November 06. 2018

When you get a magneto back after rebuild, check it over very carefully.  Among other things, that it will fire when properly warm, and that the two sparks are at the correct time.  When I got mine done, I found out too late that I had been given someone else's mag, and it was 17 degrees out at the crank.  The points cam was eccentric to the housing and bearing.  The solution was a replacement points housing and ring.  The two were concentric, but 20 degrees out at the crank.  I got the cam ring reground, and it is now only 1.5 degrees out.  Newly made brand new ones can be just as inaccurate.

Paul

Re: Magneto Rebuild

Posted by russ_jackson at November 07. 2018

who in your opinions would be the best Magneto builder to use.....I know this is slightly subjective but all suggestions appreciated...I've tried the Magneto Guys but they're not interested for at least 6 months as they have too much on Dave Lindsley very expensive I fear but is on my list....more suggestions welcome

Re: Magneto Rebuild

Posted by jonathan_newton at November 07. 2018

Previously russ_jackson wrote:

who in your opinions would be the best Magneto builder to use.....I know this is slightly subjective but all suggestions appreciated...I've tried the Magneto Guys but they're not interested for at least 6 months as they have too much on Dave Lindsley very expensive I fear but is on my list....more suggestions welcome

What Mag is it? lucas/BTH other?  Dave  lindsey has  the  reputwation but also the waiting list.  In the past I have had  very good service form Moathouse Mags in Swanage.  Skilled and traditional engineer with a great set up and a good  eye.   

  • 52A High Street
  • Langton Matravers
  • Swanage
  • Dorset
  • BH19 3HB
     
  • Tel. 01929 421 255
  • Mob: 07740 984 213

Re: Magneto Rebuild

Posted by George Phillips at November 07. 2018

Whereabouts are you, Russ? I used very good chap in Bodmin, Cornwall, if it's of interest.

George

Re: Magneto Rebuild

Posted by ian_soady at November 07. 2018

Tony Cooper: +44 121 559 2405. Very nice chap, really knows his stuff, excellent prices and (at least the last time I used his services) not too long a waiting list.

Re: Magneto Rebuild

Posted by John Carter at November 07. 2018

I recently used APL Magnetos of Shaftesbury Dorset. 01747 852136. Refurbished an MS1 Magneto and adapted the dynamo to work with a regulator for £227. Bike hasn't been run much since refitting but all appears good. Posted both ways with Parcelforce with no problem.

Re: Magneto Rebuild

Posted by russ_jackson at November 07. 2018

thanks for all the info very helpful....Dave Lindsley top of my list even he's probably the worlds most expensive Magneto builder it maybe the Platinum Points....LOL....but like you say snowed under with work.....I'll give all the others a ring to see where they're at I'm sure I'll get it sorted one way or the other....fingers crossed

Re: Magneto Rebuild

Posted by russ_jackson at November 07. 2018

Previously George Phillips wrote:

Whereabouts are you, Russ? I used very good chap in Bodmin, Cornwall, if it's of interest.

George

I'm in Kent George

Re: Magneto Rebuild

Posted by dominic_gomes at November 08. 2018

Are Brightspark Magnetos any good? Their easycap units work a treat but I have no idea what the service side is like.

Re: Magneto Rebuild

Posted by terry_odlin at November 08. 2018

Previously dominic_gomes wrote:

Are Brightspark Magnetos any good? Their easycap units work a treat but I have no idea what the service side is like.

Hi Dominic, good morning!

I HAD MY DOMMIE 88 k2f mag checked cover and recon as necessary, armature was in good order so not rewound, very prompt service and the mag works perfectly.

Only problem they are now based in France -or were when I had it done in 2017!  But the total cost was £124 including return postage.

If you check on line you should get his e-mail addres, his phone No is (33) 254570451. His name is Bill Brown

The mag was fitted with their  external condenser

Good luck

Re: Magneto Rebuild

Posted by russ_jackson at November 08. 2018

Previously terry_odlin wrote:

Previously dominic_gomes wrote:

Are Brightspark Magnetos any good? Their easycap units work a treat but I have no idea what the service side is like.

Hi Dominic, good morning!

I HAD MY DOMMIE 88 k2f mag checked cover and recon as necessary, armature was in good order so not rewound, very prompt service and the mag works perfectly.

Only problem they are now based in France -or were when I had it done in 2017!  But the total cost was £124 including return postage.

If you check on line you should get his e-mail addres, his phone No is (33) 254570451. His name is Bill Brown

The mag was fitted with their  external condenser

Good luck

I've spoken to the Brightsparks apparently one of the partners (Ken I think) passed away and (apologies but I've forgotten the chaps name) said he can still rebuild Magnetos but he lives in France so not easy to send to him....the Magneto Guys can't do anything for at least 6 months (Pah!)

Re: Magneto Rebuild

Posted by christopher_shepperd at November 08. 2018

I too would recommend APL at Shaftesbury.  He rebuilt a mag on my (now sold) AJS Model 30.  After running low on fuel, it took me 3/4 hour to kickstart the AJ and after getting it home, there was no start at all.  My local British bike guru, Dave Massam, sent it to APL.  After the rebuild, it felt like it started with a breath on the kickstart.

Re: Magneto Rebuild

Posted by john_day at November 08. 2018

just returned from a 100 mile trip in the rain...….bike never missed a beat, magneto was overhauled by Tony Cooper.

All of the replaced parts were enclosed with the refurbed magneto....including a rewind it was £200

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