|Subject:||RE: Correct lens for 1948 S125||Date:||Wed Feb 25 13:09:49 2015|
ASSUMING YOU ARE ASKING ABOUT THE 48-S 125 HEADLIGHT LENS.
THERE WERE TWO.
ONE HAD (RITEWAY) DEBOSSED (CAST) IN THE GLASS IN LARGE LETTERS. I HAVE SEVERAL OF THESE NOS IN ORIGINAL BOXES.
THE OTHER TYPE HAD (SEE LIGHT) DEBOSSED IN THE GLASS IN
SMALL LETTERS WITH (DRIVING LIGHT) CAST IN LARGE LETTERS.
I BELIEVE IT WAS A REPLACEMENT LENS. IN MY 30 YRS EXPERIENCE LOOKING FOR AND BUYING PARTS, THE MOST COMMON FOUND IS/WAS THE RITEWAY LENS.
I DO HAVE SEVERAL OF BOTH TYPES BUT NOT FOR SALE. THESE
LENSES ARE 5 1/2 IN DIAMETER
THE GUIDE HH-58 LENS WAS USED ON THE 59 AND LATER MODELS AND IS A SMALLER DIAMETER THAN THE 51-58 GUIDE CYCLERAY LENS. IT IS EASIER TO FIND THAN THE OTHER THREE AND FOUND ON E-BAY FREQUENTLY. THIS LENS IS 5 5/8 IN DIAMETER. THE HH-58 HEADLIGHT BUCKET WAS USED IN SEVERAL VARIATIONS FOR TRACTOR LIGHTS AND FOG LIGHTS.
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Is the correct lens for a 1948 s125 have the words guide-HH-58? just curious because I bought what I was told was a NOS lens for my bike and it looks nothing like the guide lens that I saw posted as an original.
Thanks in advance