Jump to content
ManfredSt

seeking taillight

Recommended Posts

They still come up occasionally, I picked up 10 NOS lamps about 5 years ago, 3 went to South Africa, 3 I used myself and 4 went on eBay, the last only about 6 months ago. I'll keep my eyes open.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well my previous post linked you to a repro you were asking for. Only £14 with free post.

 

Ron

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No British motorcycle lens made prior to 1973 other than perhaps specifically intended for the European market would have an 'E' mark. We fought two world wars in what proved ultimately to be a vain attempt at avoiding that sort of nonsense.

 

If you're in a country that applies retrospective legislation then it would seem that you'll have to fit something made by Hella.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yes, so it is with us in Germany. With an oldtimer do I have to only once during commissioning to MOT. What comes after that is another matter.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you have panniers then a straightforward answer is to fit a removable board across the back between them ( a bit like a motorcycle version of a trailer board) with a modern lamp and reflector plus your number plate and it can then easily be unplugged and removed for displays.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Are the bulbs replaceable or is it a case of change the whole light assembly?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

These repro lamps have the benefit of an ordinary 12v stop/tail lamp bulb. Easily changed for a 6v. Ron

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I still have a bunch of original Lucas taillamps, guess I should have stored them inside!!

 

2015-03-17_13_03_19.jpg

 

Anyway, I sold one recently, and the guy made something nice of it, see here:

 

20150905_123413.jpg

 

20151122_193712.jpg

 

Price is 30 euro's, + postage at cost.

 

PM, or email me.

 

Alex

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Blimey Lex! Save me one of the best ones for next time. Ron

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OK, no probs, thought you knew I had some, will call about the Miller thing today again,. could not get hold of him yet.

 

Cheers,

 

Lex

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
These repro lamps have the benefit of an ordinary 12v stop/tail lamp bulb. Easily changed for a 6v. Ron

 

Ron, they are cheaper from, feked.com I bought one (along with other bits) the intention to make the bracket etc, but I'll certainly buy one of the ones Alex has (if he has any left and PM on the way)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is worth noting that a genuine WD tail light is NOT legal in UK as it does not light the number plate or have a stop light. Yes, your bike does not have to pass an MoT, but be aware that riding a motorcycle on the road in an illegal condition could render any insurance claim invalid. You could also collect a fat fine and more unfortunately, a faster vehicle up your rear end!! So, fine for display purposes, otherwise beware!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OK I see. The 211 is certainly slimmer than a 110. But why not simply buy a repro fag end as well.

 

On one of my Velo’s I didn’t want to interrupt the original look of the mudguard with its fairly unique ‘MILLER’ fag end. So I fitted the number plate and brake light behind the O/S panier bag.

 

You'll have to forgive Ferg! He's from Scotland. I don't know what happens up there? But down here in the south, we try to break at least one rule a day!! Ron

MAF 049.jpg

MAF 210.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×