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Stoplight switch

Lenni

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VOC Member
Hi,
I own a B Rapide 1947. I´m searching for a original rear stoplight switch. :eek:
I know it is very difficult to find. I even don´t know exactly how it looks!!!

Deos anybody have pictures of this item?

Thanks Lenni
 

dave g6xnc

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stop light switch

Try wiring products Tel; 0115 9305454 and ask for a catalouge, many Miler / Lucas replicas.
Dave gs.
 
Rocking horse ****!

Hi Lenni, you might find this info a bit more useful than calling a wiring company in the UK.
If I am right then the type of switch that you are after is the round type and is as rare as rocking horse ****. I know for a fact that Alan Wright spent over a year looking for one and I have only ever seen one in a photo.
I think that a wanted ad on this forum would be a good place to start.
Good luck with your hunt.
Russell
 

Lenni

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VOC Member
Hi Dave and Russell,
I think I read anywhere about the luck Alan had to find one.
Thnaks for your answers.
Lenni
 

Anders Fors

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Non-VOC Member
Hi Lenni,
I am also riding a 1947 B Rapid in very close to original condition. The type of brakeswitch on a 1947 HRD Vincent is a round Miller. You can find a picture of this in the book "Original Vincent Motorcycles" - J P Bickerstaff, on side 46.
Regards, Anders
 

Comet Rider

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Round stop light switches

I beleive Alan found out that they where also fitted to a number of comercial vehicles of the same vintage. Try asking some of the old cal/comercial vehicle owners clubs, you might have some luck;)
 

Lenni

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VOC Member
Cool

Hi,
i think i´ll have a look in Jaquelinines book. The book is in Kurts museum. By the way, he is in hospital, problems with the lung. At the TT it was a bit cold..at night.
Comet Rider: Do you know more?
Lenni
 

samueljohn

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VOC Member
Miller Switch

While speaking to Dave Hills, he told me this fantastic story, something on the level of Lord of the Rings, that Brother Wright went through to find this Holy Grail. No sacrifice is too great for the perfect restoration....

MillerSwitch_AWRap07.jpg


Good Luck and may the Force be with you.

J
 

Lenni

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VOC Member
Dear John,
wow thats a nice picture. So I´ll go out into the cold and find the grail....:mad:

Lenni
 
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