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bmetcalf

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Unless the commutator and inner bearing race are looser than they should be, you will need special tools to pull them off the shaft. Usually better left to a specialist. The other question is what condenser? An NOS Lucas would probably be about to fail. Podtronics in the US will sell you a specially made one, but the items sold by other suppliers may be short lived.
 

Tom Gaynor

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Magnetos

Send it to Dave Lindsley. Be aware that magnetos do NOT last forever (a friend who races in the Manx Grand Prix has his overhauled EVERY year, my experience is that my mag, a 2MTT on a Manx Norton began to fail every three years) and that the condensor/capacitor is usually the problem. Note that racing mags are run FAR hotter then road mags, so multiplying the times above by three is probably realistic.
 

Tom Gaynor

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Magnetos

Send it to Dave Lindsley. Be aware that magnetos do NOT last forever (a friend who races in the Manx Grand Prix has his overhauled EVERY year, my experience is that my mag, a 2MTT on a Manx Norton began to fail every three years) and that the condensor/capacitor is usually the problem. Note that racing mags are run FAR hotter than road mags, so multiplying the times above by three is probably realistic.
 
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Send it to Dave Lindsley. Be aware that magnetos do NOT last forever (a friend who races in the Manx Grand Prix has his overhauled EVERY year, my experience is that my mag, a 2MTT on a Manx Norton began to fail every three years) and that the condensor/capacitor is usually the problem. Note that racing mags are run FAR hotter than road mags, so multiplying the times above by three is probably realistic.

I wouldn't recommend Dave Lindsley. Rebuilt a mag for me years ago and the old Ariel wouldn't start when hot. When I eventually got round to putting it back on the road which was about 4 years after having it rebuilt I sent it back to Dave. He then told me whoever rebuilt it previously used poor quality parts! I told him he did then..silence........Based on my past experience and a recommendation from Peter Barker I have recently used Sean Hawker for a dynamo rebuilt. The whole dynamo was re-done inc the cosmetics. He supplied his own regulator which he developed himself and very pleased with the end result. Price was reasonable but most importantly it now works!
 
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