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Magneto Rebuild

Postby Julian Murphy » Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:08 pm

Any recent recommendations for magneto overhauls in the UK please.

The mag on my NH was working when last used (obviously), but now is 'dead as a do-do'.

Christmas holiday plan out of the window, however it did mean that I could finish an 8 year complete restoration of this:
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Re: Magneto Rebuild

Postby fpassmore » Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:27 pm

Lovely example indeed. I send my mags off to the USA generally.
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Re: Magneto Rebuild

Postby daithomas » Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:04 am

You may have oxidisation on the points due to long duration without use.
Give them a clean and try again.
If there is any moisture present blast it out with WD40
Clean the slip ring with paper towel.
Hope this helps

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Re: Magneto Rebuild

Postby cmattina » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:03 pm

Seeing as how some in UK send off to USA, I just had mine rebuilt by a guy in Ottawa, Canada. magneto@spyder-it.com

Gregg is a very good and honest person to deal with. Price wise, the exchange might be in your favour. Shipping will be a good 3 weeks each way though...
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Re: Magneto Rebuild

Postby fpassmore » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:38 pm

Ottawa? Nice, I am in BC so that makes it easier already as I can stay with Canada Post. I have two spares I should have refurbished and returned to my stores as it has been nice to have them ready for change-out.
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Re: Magneto Rebuild

Postby Bob.Murphy » Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:21 pm

Julian Murphy wrote: Christmas holiday plan out of the window, however it did mean that I could finish an 8 year complete restoration of this:


I saw this on https://www.ukgser.com/forums/ - lovely restoration.

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My avatar shows the late Len Rich in 1970 with the bike I now have - a 1958 Ariel VH

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Re: Magneto Rebuild

Postby Julian Murphy » Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:36 pm

Hi Bob.

Yep, bit of forum 'cross posting'. Got a foot in a few camps!

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Re: Magneto Rebuild

Postby tonyh » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:50 am

Theres also Rutland Dynamo and Magneto services. He's done a dynamo for me and a mag for a friend and both work well. 07928 875 844 or 01572 724 87
4 year guarantee to.

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Re: Magneto Rebuild

Postby Julian Murphy » Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:41 pm

Anybody got knowledge or experience in using Old Iron Engineers as advertising in the back of this months edition of Cheval.

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Re: Magneto Rebuild

Postby Dave.Thomas » Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:03 am

Got one in at Pembrokeshire Classics at the moment, I’ll report back on it . They do them for the team that look after the bikes at Brooklands.
Tony Cooper might still be persuaded to do one if you’re local and pop in ?


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