Our philosophy is to first look for brand new parts so the old ones need not be sent to us. However if new replacements are not available we may have an exchange item ready or alternately, our team of coil winders and electronics experts may be able to repair the failed part. Our rewind and repair service is industry leading, we offer repairs for magnetos, generators and alternators whether British, European, Japanese or American. As manufacturers of electronic equipment we have in-depth knowledge of these systems, from the generator windings to electronic control units.
We are coil winders and electronics experts, not a motorcycle repair shop and as such do not work on complete motorcycles. We recommend you seek help from a mechanic or owner’s group for help in diagnosing faults with your motorcycle. We can supply new parts, repair those found to be faulty or design new parts.
We welcome trade customers who may access special rates once a trade account has been approved.
Our workshops offer three levels of turn round time for repairs & rewinds:
Standard, Fast track and Express.
Restoration, one-off production or development work is excluded.
Turn round times are from the date authorisation to do work was given, not from when we received the part.
Please keep in mind that when our technicians are on the telephone your work is not being progressed but e-mails do not interrupt production
Customers must understand that many of our processes require set times to perform, or specialist machines which may already be running at full capacity. We are a small team, some are skilled coil winders, some electronics experts, at busy periods their time is at a premium. When producing work in a limited time frame we do not cut corners or lower our production standards.
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Please send your item to:
Rex’s Speed Shop
Unit 1, Russet Farm
Repair work is chargeable per hour and workshop prices are always quoted excluding VAT.
We accept most major credit and debit cards over the phone or we can send you a secure payment link via e-mail.
Overseas customers may wish to use TransferWise. This service saves a considerable amount on foreign currency transactions because you pay the actual exchange rate, plus a small fee. Its far cheaper than your bank. Pay Pal costs 19 times more to send foreign currency than TransferWise. We use & recommend TransferWise ourselves.
We trade in £GBP and €EUR, please let us know which currency to invoice in. We can supply our bank account details on request, please state which currency you prefer.
Trade sales – to obtain the best discount payment must be via bank transfer.
Unfortunately we no longer accept cheques
We DO NOT accept AMEX
The Lucas RITA (Racing Ignition Transistor Amplified) has a long reputation for performance and reliability. However thirty year old electronics will be tired or may have failed completely. Rex’s Revival circuit board now means that you up-grade it with all new, modern electronics but without changing any other parts of the ignition.
Designed to be compatible with the rest of the RITA system, Rex’s offer a high quality, modern circuit that fits inside AB11 & AB5 cases. The new unit is built and assembled in our own workshops and features the latest SMD components, ensuring excellent performance.
The new unit uses less power than the original RITA and features up-dates to the old design including reverse polarity protection, over volt protection and triple protection to the main transistor. The new unit is far tougher and less likely to be damaged than the original. Available for; Vincent, Moto Guzzi, Ducati, Moto Morini, Aermacchi, Hestketh, Japanese and British motorcycles that have a RITA fitted. Suitable for home fitting, comes with a comprehensive fitting guide. Our workshops are able to fit the new part to your existing RITA case for you.
Made in England
Machines with rotors connected to the regulator via brush gear (Pre mid 1980s) or self contained alternators (mid 1980s on).
New windings are made in-house, rotor windings are produced on CNC machines. Stator windings have to have special tooling made, where we have to make tools ‘one-off production’ time scales apply. We will inform you of this and of any additional cost. The finished assembly is subjected to a full bench inspection, including aligment for rotors. We now offer a replacement slip ring assembly for the Suzuki GT750 rotors. Voltage regulators that fit into original cases are under development.
We are able to repair and overhaul self contained alternators made after the mid 1980s. These have the regulator and rectifier inside the alternator as car units have. Parts availability is an issue although our technicians may be able to find a solution where others may not.
Racing ignitions require careful repair to get the best from them. Our CNC machines give the exact number of turns, wire tension and ensures each layer is built up evenly. We have a wealth of experience with racing ignition systems and over the years we have carefully catalogued each one to create an extremely comprehensive reference database. As a result we can offer fixed price rewinds and fast turn rounds of these systems.
We can supply new ignition units or put modern electronics in to original cases to maintain original appearance for some of these systems.
We are able to test many pre-1990s transistor and capacitor discharge boxes on the bench. Some repairs are possible where the electronics are not set in resin. If the electronics are fully encapsulated generally no repair is possible. We are able to manufacture an increasing range of new, replacement units to replace failed ones. Please check with us before sending your unit for testing.
-Resin filled electronic units are not repairable-
We restore many electronic parts to look like brand new original equipment with the benefit of modern reliability. This service is highly popular with restorers who are looking to achieve a perfect machine complete with its original electrics that work reliably. We offer:
We work to standards associated with overhauling aircraft components to restore rare motorcycle parts to ‘as new’. We have developed our own processes and equipment to strip and re-assemble parts without damaging them. Much of the restoration work is carried out in-house, with the excepting of plating and a few specialist processes.
We restore many electronic parts to look like brand new original equipment with the benefit of modern reliability. This service is highly popular with restorers looking to achieve a perfect machine complete with its original electrics that work reliably. We offer:
First the cases are stripped of the old electronics which are then professionally zinc plated to ISO 2081. Modern electronic circuits are built and test run before they are sealed to the refurbished cases. The unit is fully assembled, tested on the bench and the work is completed with a new set of decals and lead idents
New electronics, case professionally replated to ISO2081, new leads & connectors backed by a one year warranty
Sent to us as the engine faded and wouldn’t start when hot. Our technicians traced the fault to failed armature windings. The armature was rewound and a modern condenser fitted. After refitting the engine roared in to life first kick