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Smiths Tachometer repair in US

Postby tripower » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:41 am

I have a Smiths 60mm tachometer RN1101/00
looking to have it sent out for repair, here in the US
does anybody have any referrals.....

Let me know Thanks


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Re: Smiths Tachometer repair in US

Postby gnolan » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:08 pm

I have had good luck with Nisonger. Not cheap, but they do nice work.
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Re: Smiths Tachometer repair in US

Postby Brithit » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:12 pm

I'd second Nisonger. They have not only done quality work for me, but there was one time they didn't reverse the rotation of a Chronometric tach the way I requested. When I called them, they made it right, and got it back to me in record time. That says a lot to me - when something goes wrong, they took full responsibility and got it corrected at once.
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Re: Smiths Tachometer repair in US

Postby RoadScholar » Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:23 pm

I have used Nisonger in the past, but got real tired of the attitude which seems to be based on the concept that the customer is always wrong. I also say that the quality of their work was, almost, always border line. I had them do a speedo which had quite a bit of bounce when I got it back, when I called them about the issue I was told about the 5000 other items that may have caused the new tach to bounce, to their credit they sent me prints of speedo cable claiming that the cable was, generally, always the culprit. When I explained that all these issues were covered with new parts and measurements. the guy finally told me that I could send it back, but if they didn't find anything wrong they would charge me a full fee, again. Phenomenal customer service, I couldn't pack the speedo up fast enough, NOT!

I found a service:
Scott
C/o Smith’s Magnetics
614 W. Campbell St.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(224) 595-6740

Excellent work, no bounce! No BS and no attitude; I have had him do 2 pairs of instruments and rebuild two Smith's speedo drives; when they came back they were indistinguishable from new and worked with steady needles, with one exception; I had Scott do a speedo for my old Enfield Interceptor, it would turn the odometer, but not the speedometer. I gave it a rap which seemed to encourage it; the second time I rapped it the glass cracked; I called Scot about this and sent him the speedo, he returned it to me within 10 days with new glass and a properly responsive needle, no charge! The down side is that Scott is very pricey.

Palo Alto Speedometer, another good place, also pricey, they did up a tach and a speedo for my R90S, I do not know if they do Smith's:

718 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: (650) 323-0243

I'm sure that you have many more choices, I 'd advise you to explore them before fattening the bank account of Nisonger's
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Re: Smiths Tachometer repair in US

Postby tripower » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:05 am

Had to find my post... Seem that I must have posted it in the wrong Forum..... Sorry no disrespect intended.....



Thanks for the info... I will give them a shout out this week
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Re: Smiths Tachometer repair in US

Postby Fast Eddie » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:09 am

Interesting looking build you've got going on there.

Care to share more info and pics?
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Re: Smiths Tachometer repair in US

Postby tripower » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:51 am

Fast Eddie wrote:Interesting looking build you've got going on there.

Care to share more info and pics?


Yes it has been a interesting build... I started out with 3 bikes 65 G-15 750 73 & 75 850....
all wrecked which I give 200.00 for all (talk about grand theft)
I wanted to do the 73 or the 75 but the frames was twisted on both...
So I ended up with a strait matchless frame minus swing arm ... Which I dubbed the bastard build...

Honestly.. I'm glad I rescued it... It is truly a piece of art
It may not be your fathers Norton, And that was taken into consideration
when I started its project

I have learned a lot thru experience & reading several different forums

When I fire it up next week & get the title & registered I am going to post a thank you to the Norton community

you can see some pic of the build in my gallery

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