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Misc: Everything Else Jaeger Clock Mount for Comet C

oexing

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Mounting that size of time clock onto any bike would never be my choice, does not really enhance looks I feel. i would be in doubt of even fitting a rev counter, a speedometer is the legal minimum, so be it. So one of the hundreds of handlebar clocks at Ebay at no money would be possibly acceptable as it is small enough not to spoil looks.

handlebar clock silver, black, gold

Vic
 

vibrac

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To reduce the clutter on handlebars and forks and thus the fork weight is the aim of many motorcycle designers do I recall that a fully sprung headlight was on the cards for the early post war Vincent? And the evidence is the undrilled bosses on the steering head lower casting?
 

TouringComet

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Early bikes, the bosses were drilled, no? Providing even more evidence.
 

Gary Gittleson

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If I understand which bosses you're talking about, they're also drilled on the "D".

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I installed a cheap - very cheap - Ebay clock. This one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Waterproof...153355?hash=item2ac5fa7a8b:g:gsoAAOSwsW9YwSzc

I had to modify it slightly. The clock is very poorly fastened in its outer case, so I drilled and taped the case for three little stainless metric allen screws. As I recall they're 2mm. This bike's a rider, so limited non-standard items don't bother me.

Gary
 
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Steve Morris

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Steve, those car clocks look a bit heavy on a bike, and when the genuine article crops up from time to time, (no pun intended) they push up near to £1k, utter madness in my opinion, if you just want to tell the time when you are in the saddle, but you want it to look right you could do a lot worse than buy a battery operated replica, exact correct size, even comes with a replica winder knob (not functional) keeps perfect time, doesn't matter if it shakes itself to bits as it doesn't cost too much in the first place, when it stops working, change the battery, what is there not to like. Oh forgot to say, don't enter the bike into any concours competitions, they might just spot that it is a fake and you will not win a plastic trophy, ironic isn't it.
Hi Peter, Where can you buy this replica from? I have searched high and low but cannot find one?

Thanks,
 

Gary Gittleson

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You are correct, but I didn't have any more room on the handlebar for the type you mention.

I don't really care what time it is either. We old coots don't have that much left anyway. But my wife is always nervous when I ride, so I try not to be much later than I "promised". Hah!

Gary
 

Chris Launders

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I have a couple of these, batteries seem to last around two years, slightly expensive but well made, secured by a small grub screw. From "time4bikes" Not my bike !!
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bmetcalf

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I tried a clock like Gary's (post #25) and it stopped working within a day. Oh, well, what did I expect for so cheap?:(

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Steve Morris

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So, I have now purchased a Smiths clock from David Woods, he makes them using original cases with Quartz movements, a great job i think!

I am after a clock mount bracket, there are 2 in fact, ff69 & ff69/1. Before i order these from the spares shop does anyone have any spare they are willing to part with?

Thanks,

Steve.
 

peter holmes

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What a terrible shame, last week you could have purchased off eBay a totally original Smiths MA, 3" 8 day clock, not functioning, for parts only, it sold for the bargain price of £1083.00 + £5.00 postage, then for a mere couple of hundred quid you could have had it restored to give you days or even weeks of inaccurate and unreliable timekeeping, a fool and...........
 

Steve Morris

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Yes, I was watching that one. Ridiculous price, absolutely ridiculous...

I paid David Woods £125 for mine, which I thought was a lot, until i saw what that one sold for.......
 

peter holmes

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I have a battery operated Smiths replica also, which is great, mine was not manufactured by David Woods, although I have seen his at Kempton Park in the past, the face on mine is not quite up to the standard of the Smiths originals, but more than adequate for my needs, how does the Woods one compare in face clarity?
 

Steve Morris

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Ive not seen a post war Smiths original Peter so could not compare? Ill take a photo of mine and post up.
 

vibrac

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On the trial I use one of those cheap square plastic alarm clocks. during the night a tap with a glove and the face lights up. It sits with the route roller all year and is still running when the next trial appears and I then change the battery
 

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