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t150 starter

t150 starter

Postby tray » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:02 am

hi
is it possible to bring a good used madigan starter( T150) from usa to uk as hand luggage without commiting a sin ?

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Re: t150 starter

Postby Fast Eddie » Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:25 pm

Technically, no, you should pay duty.

Practically, even if you're stopped (which is highly unlikely) when you explain that you bought some old vintage motorbike parts at a car boot sale for a few bucks, I doubt anything would be said.

But also on the practical side, you may be prevented from taking anything on as hand luggage if the security officer thinks it could be used as a weapon.

Personally, I'd put it in my checked luggage.
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Re: t150 starter

Postby Reggie » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:45 am

I know of somebody who brought either 2 or 3 (can't remember as it was a few years ago) Madigan starters back with them from the USA, without any problems apparently. I don't know if they were in the hand or hold luggage.

Worst case scenario (I think) would be that you'd be charged duties on it (them).
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Re: t150 starter

Postby tray » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:44 am

thanks fellas from newbury
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Re: t150 starter

Postby grandpaul » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:34 am

Wouldn't that be a T160 starter?

MT150s were all kickstart...
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Re: t150 starter

Postby tray » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:09 am

hi
yes its a 160 starter to fit to a 150

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Re: t150 starter

Postby grandpaul » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:48 am

tray wrote:yes its a 160 starter to fit to a 150

Wow. So you did a conversion? I'd love to see photos! Also love to know how much work and expense was involved. Not a minor project, to be sure.
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Re: t150 starter

Postby tray » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:29 am

hi
not done it yat but is a known conversion using t160 parts ,clutch housing clutch with ring gear and starter of course

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Re: t150 starter

Postby trident sam » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:45 am

A friend of mine brought a new one back for me from the US. Dave Madigan sent it to him while he was over there on holiday.
Took it through US Customs in his hand luggage which was checked. He didn't have to pay any duty at all.
PS you will also need float bowls without drain plugs if you are using Amals, and there is also some minor filing to do on the case for it all to fit up properly.
If you can't get hold of a T160 clutch cover, Les Whiston at Rob North triples has them made, aswell as his own starter conversion .
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