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The local motorcycle shop here has a few of these. Used custom or bikes sold with no lights. I don’t know if they are commonly available or not. If interested, I can forward you the shop address. P.m. me.

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You see those a lot. Some are polished, and some have a notch to clear Norton Commando rear loop.

The one you posted can easily be polished and/or notched.

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I expected it to be and after market “fits all” piece, just passing on the info here. Some of that stuff is still produced, and some has gotten harder to find, wasn’t sure. Thanks!


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Not familiar with that particular piece, but most lenses will have a code inscribed, and Lucas stuff almost all is inscribed Lucas. The lens itself looks like a quality one. Many castings too may have a manufacturer inscription.

Looks good form here.

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Originally Posted by KC in S.B.
I don’t know if they are commonly available or not. If interested, I can forward you the shop address. P.m. me.

Fortunately, they seem to be so far, usually separate. With that said, I never take anything for granted and buy these types of things whenever they are available. I would definitely like to buy at least one of these complete units.


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in the 70s yhey were sold as "clubman " units


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I had one of those and a shortened fender on my '69 Triumph back when it was a "hot rod" bike. That was like 1975. I kept it because I liked the look of it.

When I picked up the '59 Indian Chief it had no taillight, but I found that this light was able to fit easily and look reasonably proper. So finally got to use it after all these years.

I wonder when was the first year these were made? I think you can still buy them new today.


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Just FYI, I had one in hand today, and did look at the Lens for any markings. I did NOT see anything on a MFR, but as mentioned, it looks proper. If anyone is interested, just give him a call, Dave's a good guy, Independent shop, Euro bikes, big on Guzi, and BMW Kbikes. Has Triumph/BSA patience........... Sport Cycle Pacific, 627 N. Salsipuedes St., Santa Barbara, CA 93103 805-966-6508. Standard MC Shop Hrs: Tues - Sat

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basicly they are common. hower...
the one in your picture , is imho the older style aftermarket "Lucas" or "brit type" . aluminum with the slots for plate mounting.
the newer ones come chrome and may not be drilled for the plate.

often its the light unit that is used , and available just about anywhere, with old Ness fenders and side mount plate holders for customs.i ran one on my BSA.
i have bought a few off this site actually.

BSA ran this light for a few years and its possible, although extremely rare, to find a lens marked Lucas.

now for those of you trying to match up the bracket with a lite/lens. keep in mind there is a version with a smaller tail lite. same style. just smaller. those lens are hard to find. i think i did see somebody that still stocked them. but that was some time back.

i actually have a chrome version with "Lucas" turn signals for my hinkley t100. that is commonly available thru the hinkley after market.

since i likely have a couple of the one you show around someplace, the value 32.50 plus shipping is maybe the high end of what i would pay if a really wanted one. which i dont need. but if i did its decent deal . they are solid. as paul says they will take a shine. the lite itself is easily replaced.

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Copy of the Bates tail light made in India and originally supplied by Dixie, tail light unit is a copy of the Lucas 564 light. Dixie is gone as is the source for these unless you find someone who has someone who bought some years ago but there is an EMGO copy available, it is chromed and twice as much


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a search turns up several.
2 diff lens.
aluminum bracket no lip
chrome
black
and several plate mount holes. no holes, oval holes, rectangular holes and even round holes.
generally all for less than 40$ us

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I have one on the back of my Bonnie, polished aluminum. I had to drill holes in the sides to mount turn signals. Don't know who made, it was on the bike when I bought it.
The only problem I have is the angle of the tag mount makes the tag foul on the fender at the bottom. I spaced the tag mount with washers and put a rubber buffer on the bottom. Still, my tag is cracked, only held together by a frame which is cracked as well.
Looks good though.

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i guess the lite should have been mounted lower on the fender. i might have trimmed the fender.


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