switchgear, lights, alternators, accessories

HOW MUCH?

  HERE ARE SOME GUIDE PRICES

Straightforward Loom Replacement

on a simple bike without indicators

£630

  • £550 labour and £80 for cable,
  • connectors and consumables.

Straightforward Loom Replacement

on an electric start bike with indicators, twin clocks and reg-rectifier

£900

  • £800 labour and £125 for cable,
  • connectors and consumables

Custom design and build

on a really complicated one-off bike such as the CRC CBX

£1220

  • £120 designing a loom,
  • £950 labour and £150 parts

Please bear in mind there are two stages. The first stage is prep: getting the bike into a position where I can build a loom onto it. That means cleaning the bike, mounting the electrical components safely and securely, and refurbing anything that doesn’t work. The second stage is the build itself, and that’s what the guide prices above are.

Ideally, you do all the prep yourself. But if you like, I can do it for you, making anything from a simple indicator mount to a custom battery box. You can see examples of this work in some of the bikes under ‘Recent jobs’

I don’t offer menu pricing because every job is different, and the final cost reflects the time it takes. A straightforward loom replacement on a small, simple bike such as an old British bike might be £500 labour and £80 for cable, connectors and consumables. Designing a loom from scratch on a really complicated one-off bike such as the CRC CBX1000 could be £120 for loom design, £950 labour and £150 for cables etc. In between a loom on something like an old Z1000 in good condition might be £750 labour and £125 parts. Within these rough bands there’s still a fair amount of room for spending more or less money. You might want high-spec connectors, trick clocks or an uprated ignition system.

Basically, complexity costs more; simplicity (think racers and stripped-down customs) costs less. Likewise, lots of prep time costs more; a perfectly presented bike keeps the cost to a minimum. Whatever you decide we need to talk the job through and agree a spec, so ring or email me. I’ll give you an outline idea, and if you want a pretty accurate quote and completion date once I have the bike.

Newly built or newly restored bikes very often have problems when they start up for the first time. Examples: carbs leak, ignition timing needs setting, alternators turn out to be duff even though they test OK. This can quickly get very time consuming. I’ll contact you if it looks like the job is going to get significantly more expensive.

A week or ten days later you can pick your bike up with its gleaming new loom and bespoke wiring diagram. Before you take it away I need payment via bank transfer, PayPal or cleared cheque. I’m sorry but bank charges and forged notes mean I can no longer accept cash. I’ll demonstrate that everything works, and make sure you’re completely happy with the job.