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The BSA Workshop => Twins => Topic started by: boriscross on 04 November, 2017, 11:13:16

Title: Head light switch for a 1971 A65 L
Post by: boriscross on 04 November, 2017, 11:13:16
I need to replace my headlight switch but can't find any available in the UK. This is the rotary switch in the headlamp shell. Does any body have any suggestion of either a source for the original or a substitute switch? I am looking at toggle switches (which I think look better) but all of the 10 amp type I have looked at are a very tight fit inside the head lamp shell.
Title: Re: Head light switch for a 1971 A65 L
Post by: Caulky on 04 November, 2017, 14:16:07
This rotary light switch 31276 (19-1095) can be found here:
http://www.tigercubspares.co.uk/html/lighting.html
Title: Re: Head light switch for a 1971 A65 L
Post by: Bess on 04 November, 2017, 14:43:51
Hi,
    If Caulkys' suggestion doesn't work out, try Paul Goff:

http://www.norbsa02.freeuk.com/goffylighting.htm

Best wishes...
Title: Re: Head light switch for a 1971 A65 L
Post by: boriscross on 06 November, 2017, 09:37:13
Thanks for the help on this but for the record neither of the recommended suppliers has that part or knows when it will be available. There does seem to be some stock in the US but they are $50 ish and that would be upped by post and packing and from experience import tax.
Cheers
Title: Re: Head light switch for a 1971 A65 L
Post by: Bess on 06 November, 2017, 10:14:26
Hi,
    I'm not sure how upto date their website is but they are showing 1 in stock:

http://www.jonniejumble.co.uk/classic_car_parts/category/Electrical_Switches_2.shtml

If not try Bantam John 01246 290021

Best wishes...
Title: Re: Head light switch for a 1971 A65 L
Post by: boriscross on 07 November, 2017, 13:40:25
An update on this thanks to all for advice. I have now found that Bantam John does indeed have a stock of these parts if anybody else is interested.
Thanks again
Title: Re: Head light switch for a 1971 A65 L
Post by: Editor on 21 December, 2017, 11:31:40
Boris,
in case you havent found the switch you are looking for, there is one for sale on ebay  ref122867762208 its being sold as a vintage kill switch for an Ariel Square 4 but it looks identical the A65 OIF one to me. 11.99 no bids yet with 2 days left.
Chris
Title: Re: Head light switch for a 1971 A65 L
Post by: A10 JWO on 21 December, 2017, 17:24:24
There was an identical thread to this a few months ago. There may be some good news on that thread.