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Kestrel Tail Light

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Kestrel Tail Light

Post  Bill on Sun May 23, 2010 3:59 am

Hi does anyone know the Lucas part no for the Kestrel 66 tail light, I assume it was a Lucas unit. A photo may help as I do the swap meet circuit.
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TAIL LIGHT

Post  piston 197 on Sun May 23, 2010 8:13 am

THE KESTREL WAS FITTED WITH A TRIANGULAR BLACK BAKELITE REAR LIGHT WITH AN OVAL LENS ,THIS BECAME ILLEGAL WITH REGARDS TO UK LIGHTING REGS IN 1955 SO A LUCAS 529 RUBBER BACKED LIGHT WAS FITTED MOUNTED ON A CURVED HOUSING FROM THE END OF 1954 AND WAS SUPPLIED FREE OF CHARGE IN AN EXCHANGE DEAL FOR 1954 BIKE BY F,B, INCLUDING THE HOUSING AS YOUR BIKE APPEARS TO BE A 55 YOU NEED A S529 REAR LIGHT .JH
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Re: Kestrel Tail Light

Post  Bill on Sun May 23, 2010 8:24 am

Many thanks JH
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Kestrel 66 Tail Light

Post  PeterW on Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:24 am

I have an early Kestrel 66 (first registered in December 1953) which currently has the original triangular tail light housing and a (non-standard???) round, Wipac series 156 lens on a pressed steel back-plate. Does anyone know what the chances are of obtaining one of the original triangular black Bakelite lamps with oval lens that John mentions in his post? - Iíve searched on-line, without success so far. The alternative would be to fit the Lucas S529 lamp as also mentioned by John, but for that I would need an updated curved tail light housing, which I guess is rather difficult to find these days?

Any suggestions will be gratefully received.
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