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Old 05-27-2015, 04:30 PM   #1
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Default Lucas Magneto recharge/remag

Recently purchased a replacement Lucas SR2. Pulled the unit apart to check the internals before installing it and noticed the rotor's magnets are weak. I called a few places (Joe Hunt, Morris) who said they couldn't remagnetize the rotor, which seemed odd but didn't press them for reasons why. (Update 6/5/15 - received a reply via email I sent on 5/22 supplying quote and turn-around time)

Called up Mainly Magnetos who offered this service free if I cover all shipping costs, his only request is providing "keepers" for the magnets.
Anybody have advice on how to make these specific to this rotor? (picture attached)

EDIT Sent the rotor out to Mainly 5/27 and received it 6/11 with keepers! Apparently the keepers are just thin strips of metal connecting to each magnet. Now to get the mag reassembled and on the bike so I can ride again.

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Thanks for all the suggestions, I made a list of those who service magnetos for easy future reference.
Mainly Magneto - Steve and Debbie Belanger (207) 834-7309 - Maine - <$25ppd & 3 day turn-around

Doug's Cycle Barn - Doug Wood (508) 207-8362 - Swansea, MA

SS Magneto - Skip Bryan (806) 435-2441 - Perryton, TX

Joe Hunt Magnetos - Maree (916)635-5387 - Rancho Cordova, CA - Quoted $35 + shipping

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Old 05-27-2015, 06:06 PM   #2
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Default Re: Lucas Magneto recharge/remag

there is a company

http://brightsparkmagnetos.com/easycap/

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Old 05-27-2015, 06:30 PM   #3
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You might try Keith Martin at Big D Cycles, 214-339-2285
I screw up and did some welding on my pre-unit once. Killed the mag deader than fried chicken. Jack and Keith made it right again.
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You might try Keith Martin at Big D Cycles, 214-339-2285
I screw up and did some welding on my pre-unit once. Killed the mag deader than fried chicken. Jack and Keith made it right again.
Thanks for the reply.
I just gave him a call, apparently his magneto guy is a bit flaky and unavailable. He had thrown out a name to a company in the UK to send it to, but there must be somebody closer.

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Sent it out to Mainly, we'll see how quickly the turn-around time is.
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Rabers in San Jose does a good job rebuilding mags.
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This guy does Lucas magnetizing.
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Any reason you can't send the armature to be used as a "keeper"?

What you're looking for is here somewhere, I've seen it, but don't know where. Maybe dig through the mag thread.
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...I called "This guy" and he gave me a decent price on a "worse case" with my mag....I also asked about generators and 12 volt conversions....also a reasonable price....
Geezer...thanks for the heads up....
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...I called "This guy" and he gave me a decent price on a "worse case" with my mag....I also asked about generators and 12 volt conversions....also a reasonable price....
Geezer...thanks for the heads up....
"That Guy" is Doug Wood....he's is the best.
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If you're talking about Geezer's This Guy, who is in MA, Doug Wood is in Pennsylvania.
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"That Guy" is Doug Wood....he's is the best.
He did a Mag for me years ago...Great job, not cheap but worth the price.
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Old 05-29-2015, 10:07 AM   #12
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Get with this guy . A good dude and knows his stuff and is in the business www.ssmagneto.com/ ( Skip Bryan ) Perryton TX. 806)435-2441
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Well it is good to know there isn't a shortage of magneto mechs with good references...
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