Wednesday, February 6, 2013
I have had the idea for so long and have finally got the finished part. It is a skeleton version of my Quadrant Bracket (posted Aug 21 2010)
Quadrant Bracket is sharp lookin' and sprocket huggin'. Keeps 4x7" license plate and light in real tight. The spur above allows a wide range of lamps to be fitted . Mounts either side and fully adjustable. Available for different axle sizes, drilled for lamps or blank.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Fitting a Lucas Tail Lamp on a Triumph Twin is not as easy as you would think. Installing it in the most desirable position offers challenges as the large hole the wires feed through is in exactly the same position as the screw holes that mount the housing.
So you have to rethink and raise or lower the housing also avoiding the large depression in the fender that was made for the stock bubble lamp.
Now you have found the perfect compromised make do location three holes will need to be drilled. Then you will find the lamp sits at, err well..... not quite the angle you had in mind.
That is why I decided to make a handsome bolt on no drilling adapter plate that fits stock fender holes and keeps the lamp rubber mounted as Triumph originally designed.
The lamp, housing and adapter plate is sold as a kit with all necessary stainless hardware.
Lucas Tail Lamp History Lesson
Housing in picture has a Lucas 525 lamp mounted. These were produced from 1953-55.
The kit is supplied with the Lucas 564 lamp which was introduced in 1955. This lamp has the Reflex reflector molded into the lens. Both lamps fit the same housing and have clear lens underside to illuminate license plate.
Once the stock lamp is removed the 3 steel ferrules that fit in the rubber grommets will need to be inserted with the flange on top side of fender.
Lamp and adapter can be fitted directly on fender and tightened with the 3 stainless screws, washers on the underside and original nuts. Or a 1/16" bead of gasket silicon can be squeezed onto the raised mating face then evenly tightened 80%. Wipe away excess. Spray with WD40, wipe with finger then a clean rag is a good way of removal. Once set, tighten secure. This gasket will protect the paint and appears better than one cut from rubber.
Harness wire color Lamp wire Color
Red (running light) Black
Blue (brake) Red
Black (ground) Screw (lamp housing)
Lucas 564 with reflex reflector
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
To compliment the Fender Eliminator kit and Lucas Rear Lamp Adapter I am making turn signal relocation brackets.
If you are wanting an un clustered sparse look these brackets will separate the light assembly.
Cast in aluminum. They are a bolt-on part ready to go no drilling or hardware needed.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Hey I've made myself a time machine and transported myself to the present day. I was so impressed with the Hinckley Triumph twins on arrival I was inspired to make a Fender Eliminator. The sort that still has crafted style and lines but keen and lean. Something of equal quality to the motorcycle it will become part of. It was also designed to fit with no drilling. Something only the future could bring.
Also available in black with turn signal cluster.
Fender Eliminator kit available in satin brushed aluminum or durable black coated finish for Hinckley Triumph T100 Bonneville, Scrambler and Thruxton.
"BOLT ON" No drilling required. Kit includes bracket, Lucas type 525 lamp, stainless steel mudguard and all the stainless hardware needed to install. Cast aluminum bracket (not a 5 cent piece of bent up tin plate).
Can be supplied with O.E.M connector and harness for rear lamp/turn signals making it a plug and play F.E.K.
This is a high quality part that will ensure the standard of British Motorcycles.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Sunday, August 22, 2010
These trick little things were the way to go back in the day . Converting single carburetor heads into dual carb. Bonneville splayed type intake . Originally made by Webco in Los Angeles . They fit pre unit 500 and 650 cc heads and unit 650 and 750 single carb heads . I am glad to say they are still made here in L.A.