25 March 2014:
Thanks again. The last batch of Easycaps that
I purchased have all been fitted to various magnetos we have
reconditioned: Lucas GJ4s, MO1s, RF4s, BTH GACs, Bosch JU4RB and a
little Magnéto France. All have performed very well, I am glad to
Keep it up lads.
J Donnelly, Donaghmore Magnetos, Donaghmore,
Co Tyrone, Ireland, BT70 2UF.
12 February 2014:
You rebuilt the magneto for my Panther before Christmas. I just
thought I would let you know how well the bike is running. It was
always a good starter and runner or so I thought. Now starting from
cold, the bike starts first time every time, even when its freezing it
fires every kick, it might not start and keep running as the straight
40 oil is so thick, but it will fire every time and maybe start and
keep going after three or four tries, before the magneto rebuild if it
hadn't started by the third try it was best to leave it for 1/2 hour
Running seems the same, but there are subtle differences like when
stopped at traffic lights. Before the rebuild, the tick over would
vary and slow down to the point where the engine would sometimes just
stop, so I had developed the habit of giving it a little throttle to
keep it going. Now, the tick over is even and constant, and I am
beginning to develop a trust in it that I haven't experienced in some
years. I have only been for a few short runs but so far absolutely
Thank you for doing such a good job on it. I have been recommending
you to everyone.
Rob K., South Hampshire
21 January 2014:
Thank you, it [C04 EasyCap] arrived this morning. Fitted it
straight in and it works perfectly - transformed the starting and
Allen M., Berkshire
20 January 2014:
Just to let you know, I refitted the magneto that you overhauled
for me today, and the bike is now running brilliantly. The tick over
slow running on full retard is the best I have ever had on the bike.
No other adjustments were made. Thank you once more for all your help.
Rod C., Scotland
19 December 2013:
My Norton Dominator started first kick and goes superbly, all
thanks to yourself and the excellent service you provided me with in
repairing my K2F mag.
I appreciate your thorough analysis of found faults prior to starting
repair, and the thorough and comprehensive testing after repair.
Excellent communication and helpful advice. A prompt service with mag
well packaged for return delivery. A great web site. I look forward to
future business with you, and shall highly recommend your services.
I am looking forward to the pleasant days of the Spring for some happy
motorcycling. A very happy Christmas and New Year to you and all your
Tony S., Berkshire
3 December 2013:
Thanks again for looking at my mag on Saturday. The bike now starts
first kick and has a tick over that it never seemed to have before. I
have ordered the new pickup, so thanks for the info. Great meeting you
and highly recommended.
All the best.
Phil R., S. Hampshire
Brilliant product, works very well! Expect repeat custom.
Excellent pick-ups - have transformed the bike's performance.
Clever product. Quick delivery. 2000breezes. 23-Oct-13.
Just as described and well packed, expert advice as well.
Good item, easy to fit, works well. Thanks. dynadick486. 11-Oct-13.
Very pleased. She is running sweet again. Visit their web site.
Very informative. jonzzzie. 15-Sep-13.
Excellent service, arrived quicker than locally source items.
spiggy09 (Australia). 15-Aug-13.
Extremely fast delivery and easy modification to fit C01 condenser.
Regards. lrfree11. 06-Aug-13.
20 October 2013:
I just thought I'd drop you a line to say how successful the work on
the mag was. I went out on a VMCC run today and the bike behaved
perfectly (at least until the gear lever return spring broke). It
started easily and ran really smoothly at low revs, and when I checked
the plugs they were exactly the same colour. A very satisfactory
Ian S., Oxfordshire
3 October 2013:
Please post our testimonial
onto your web page:
Brightspark Magnetos has recently taken on work from the Sammy Miller
Motorcycle Museum in New Milton, Hampshire. We have found the work to be
superb, and to date we cannot fault the quality or the service.
Viv Brackett, PA to Sammy Miller MBE
Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum.
www.sammymiller.co.uk. Tel: 01425
620777 (Museum); 01425 616644 (Workshop).
1 October 2013:
The other weekend I refitted
the K2F magneto - recently overhauled by Brightspark - and timed the
ignition on my 1959 BSA A10. A good, fat spark was evident at the
plugs. After 23 years standing idle in a shed, the machine started
FIRST KICK. And not only that, the engine ran up and settled to a
faultless tick over without a hint of a misfire.
Without doubt, evident of an ignition system performing impeccably.
Thought that you might like to know that – many thanks for your
Roger S., Nottingham
14 September 2013:
Got the mag back this morning, fitted it at
lunchtime and just got back from a test ride.
It's massively improved and kicks up easily now - even when warm/hot.
Your investigations, report and and repairs service have been most
thorough. The work is superb value and your customer service flawless.
Thank you for making the bike useable!
11 August 2013:
Thanks for everything you've done. Refitted mag
and bike started first kick.
Dave C., Colchester
16 July 2013:
I have just received the EasyCap C01 for the K2F
mag on my 1950 BSA Golden Flash 650. Delivery was very fast and
efficient. I read and printed off the instructions for the 'quick snip'
from the web site and then set about doing the 'procedure'.
The C01 was a really easy and neat fit onto the brass contact breaker
plate. Took me less than 5 minutes to fit.
The instructions for disconnecting the old condenser were equally simple
to follow. Rather than snip the wires I just de-soldered them from the
condenser terminal, eased them away from the terminal, made sure they
were soldered together and then applied heat-shrink (2 layers over the
soldered ends of the wire and a final layer along the length of the
wire; my wife's hair dryer provided the heat - please don't tell her!) I
then eased the now sealed wire back between the small metal clips that
held it previously, to ensure that it can't move in operation.
Easy job, took less than half an hour and the mag sparks even when
turned by hand on the bench. Overall a great practical solution to an
otherwise tricky problem.
Thanks to all at Brightspark Magnetos.
Ken M, Gloucestershire
4 July 2013:
The K1F Magneto arrived back this morning ... I
fitted it ... timed it 38 degrees BTDC fully advanced (as you do) ...
and ... BOOM ... First kick !!!
I've been out on the bike for most of the day ... It even started first
kick for a crowd of well wishers that had gathered around in Tesco's car
park ... A true test if ever there was one!
Many thanks for yet another superb job.
Dr. Sidevalve, Somerset.
3 July 2013:
With the slightly better weather I have managed to
get a few miles in on my Velocette.
The magneto you so kindly repaired and tested has been fitted, the
timing adjusted and the bike started second kick. That’s the very first
time that has happened for me in a very long time.
All the effort has been well worth it, and the bike is running superbly
now. The magneto has a brilliant spark, even just slowly turning it over
produces a very bright blue spark, no effort or speed required. Instead
of dreading trying to start the Velo, I now really look forward to each
turn of the kick start knowing that the engine will fire into life with
I just wanted to thank you for all your effort and let you know that it
is appreciated. I will know where to come when the next one needs
The external condenser seems a very sensible idea; why this was not used
years ago I cannot imagine.
Anyway again many thanks, after your efforts I will look forward to some
more miles this summer, if we ever get one?
Very best regards,
Steve A, East Sussex
30 June 2013:
You repaired my AJS magneto a few weeks ago and I
thought you might like an update.
The bike has been transformed, it starts first or second kick hot or
cold and it seems to run much smoother. So a big difference to how it
was before, and the bike is so much more usable now.
Thank you so very much for a job well done.
David H, Southampton
Super product. Works a treat. A must for Villiers
magnetos. jackclegg. 09-Jun-13
seller, great capacitor and very fast shipping. Thanks from Sweden.
+++++ kvistofta. 07-Jun-13
World N°1 magneto saver! Thanks. clutchcork.
+++AAA Great products, excellent
communications, would BUY again. go2001. 23-Apr-13
Thanks alot! Fast shipping, great product.
Très bien, parfait, et très rapide. anatase19.
GREAT ITEM, access to online data, 100%, Would
recommend. shoey14a. 19-Feb-13
Excellent product, easy to install, excellent
service from seller AAA++++. pacto-store. 17-Feb-13
29 April 2013:
Nous avons fait Samedi une grande promenade de 140
kms sur les routes sinueuses et non plates de la Suisse Normande avec
les 4 machines équipées d'Easycap.
Résultat parfait, la Peugeot n'a pas fait une seule perle et la DKW
s'est prise pour une moto de course de côte, nous l'avons poussée très
fort dans certaines montées très longue. Tout était OK. Les démarrages à
chaud sans aucun soucis ni sur les magnétos, ni sur les volants
28 April 2013:
Nice to meet you this morning. Just finished
throwing the Goldie back together; started first kick!! Went for a spin
round the block. Feels like a different bike, much smoother and seems to
pick up cleaner. Many thanks for a good job and speedy turn around. Kind
8 April 2013:
I have at last
managed a decent ride on my Ariel when I rode in the Felix Burke road
trial yesterday and on a day punctuated by others' breakdowns, it
performed wonderfully. It started easily, rode well and ticked over
beautifully while we sorted out others' problems. Thanks again.
Ian Scott, Oxfordshire.
5 April 2013:
Liebhaber englischer Motorräder, speziell BSA, habe ich schon einige
Motoren neu aufgebaut und so gut wie möglich eingestellt, dabei spielt
auch ein einwandfreier Zündmagnet eine grosse Rolle. Ich habe schon
einige Erfahrung gemacht mit "überholten" Magnetos, welche zwar "fachmännisch"
überholt worden sind (Wicklung, Kondensator, Lager Kontakte, Schleifring
etc.) aber trotzdem nach kurzer Zeit Probleme bereitet haben, Ursache
war neben einem nicht korrekten Zündwinkel öfters auch der Kondensator.
Welcher sich im inneren auf dem Spulenträger befindet. Jeder der sich
auskennt weiss wie frustrierend es ist den Zündmagenten mit allen
notwendigen Schritten wieder auszubauen (Timing Cover runter, Dichtung
neu, Zahnrad abziehen etc.). Ich bin dann bei meiner Recherche nach
einem professionellen Magnet-Spezialist auf Brightspark Magneto Ltd
gestossen und habe dort bereits 3 Magnete überholen lassen welche
einwandfrei ihren Dienst tun, bemerkenswert ist das neue
Kondensator-Konzept, der alte wird entfernt und der neue EasyCap-Kondensator
wird einfach unter den Unterbrecherkontakt geschraubt, leicht zugänglich
und problemlos auszutauschen. Ein defekter Kondensator ist oft die
Ursache für schwache Zündfunken oder auch Fehlzündungen, kann einem also
gründlich den Spaß verderben. Die Jungs von Brightspark Magnetos Ltd
sind super nett und kommen mit einer sehr detaillierten Analyse des
Magneten daher, auch eine Kostenaufstellung der notwendigen Arbeiten
macht eine Überholung transparent und kalkulierbar. Die Arbeiten werden
professionell und mit hohem Fachwissen ausgeführt. Für deutsche Kunden
ist Bill welche in der Normandie sitzt günstiger wegen den Versandkosten,
Ken weiss ebenso gut Bescheid und sitzt in England. Ich kann jedem
welcher Probleme mit seinem Zündmagneten hat den Service von Brightspark
Magneto wärmstens empfehlen. Für Auskünfte stehe ich gerne zur Verfügung,
bitte an Brightspark Magneto wenden.
Christoph Ziegler, Leonberg/Stuttgart, Germany
BSA A10 Plunger, BSA RGS
Having had my
experience with so called “fully refurbished magnetos”, discovering
after assembly to the engine that either the inbuilt condenser gave up
after a few miles or the not accurate enough firing angle caused a rough
engine behaviour, I discovered Brightspark Magnetos Ltd.
The level of expertise and the results of their work is truly excellent.
Never before have I received such a detailed analysis of the current
status and the problem areas, providing me with the full picture of what
needs to be done and why. Also the EasyCap condenser concept which
replaces the “hard to get to” inbuilt condenser buried in the housing
works excellently. Access and replacement is an easy job to do. I highly
recommend Brightspark Magnetos Ltd, very convenient to know for German
customers like me is the fact that they have a presence in France, in
addition to England, making things easier when it comes to postage and
Christoph Ziegler, Leonberg/Stuttgart, Germany
BSA A10 Plunger, BSA RGS
8 March 2013:
I just restored a 1966 Norton N 15 CS. I cleaned
and serviced the magneto, installed new points etc. It was very hard
to start and ran poorly. After trolling the internet I came across
your website, ordered an Easy Cap (C04 for Lucas with a steel
backplate). It arrived at my Canadian address in less than a week. I
installed the Easy Cap (very simple to install), and the bike started
first kick and continues to start in 1 or 2 kicks. I am very pleased
with your service and the product and have passed your website and
email address along to a Canadian supplier of Norton parts who hadn’t
heard of your company. Again thanks for the great service.
K.J., British Columbia
4 March 2013:
Just a short message to let you know that we
have just had our first run in the Morris Cowley Bullnose since
putting on the magneto, and she drove a treat, not missing a beat.
Thanks for all you help and brilliant service and we shall definitely
recommend you to anyone who needs your expertise. Thanks again.
Regards, Steve, UK.
14 February 2013:
We are on the
way to gaining consumer confidence in your product. I selected a most
sorry looking K2F from my pile of magnetos and cleaned it up, did a
condenser removal surgery and fitted it to my 1954 Triumph race bike
with one of your units. Completed a gruelling 2 day 500 mile off-road
adventure in the California desert with not even a single misfire from
We have now fitted 47 customer magnetos with your product. We have a
fixture to test run a magneto before shipping out and have discovered
that all 47 units we have fitted Brightspark units to have worked
flawlessly even if they were lifeless prior to the changeover.
I am completely sold on your product.
Bill Getty, JRC Engineering, California.
10 février 2013:
Svp de cliquer
sur le lien et voir sous "10 février 2013; Réparation de magnéto"
1 February 2013:
service. This is an example of what the bike trade should aspire to.
After discussing the problem over the phone with Ken (as a Velocette
Viper was unfamiliar territory for us), we forwarded the faulty magneto
We received a full technical report and cost breakdown on the faulty
magneto very quickly, and after authorisation the overhauled magneto was
returned to us promptly.
The Velocette now starts first kick and runs extremely well thus proving
Ken's diagnosis as being correct.
Once again many thanks for all the help, and we will be recommending
Brightspark Magnetos to everybody we come across in the British bike
Cradley Heath Motorcycles (Cradley Kawasaki)
It works very
good. Steamgeoff. 29-Jan-13
a treat. Easy to fit by quick snip! Really quick delivery.
Excellent transaction. Good helpful info on
website. gn_wilson. 09-Jan-13.
Superfast delivery This item works real good.
Verrry happy Good Communication A++. bouncer540. 04-Jan-13.
Perfect. ruthray. 08-Dec-12.
Very satisfied. Simple enough to fit for home
mechanic and giving strong spark. jenkins291234. 27-Nov-12.
So far so good excellent sparks all round +++.
Works perfect. Many thanks. jmac9422.
21 December 2012:
The BSA is now
running really well; the first time in over 60 years!
Thank you very much for all the magneto work this year.
19 December 2012:
I retrieved the
magneto from the local P.O. today and fitted it .. and .. yes you were
right ... the bike started .. FIRST KICK ! ... warming up to settle down
to a delightful tick over like a Swiss clock .. I then stopped the
engine to try it when warm .. Absolutely no bother at all ! I now have
the lovely user friendly G3LS we all know and love ... I'm DELIGHTED !!!
J Many thanks for saving the day ..
29 October 2012:
Last Saturday I
fitted the Easycap and rode the Panther for about 50 km. Yesterday I
rode another 30km. (It was very cold)!)
It ran perfectly so I am the happiest man in the world, because before
it was drama.
H de R, Netherlands
22 October 2012:
Just a line to
say thankyou very much for all the work you did on my Moto Guzzi's 1920s
Bosch ZE-1, and the excellent report you wrote on it, which has provided
very interesting reading. Having now had the time to refit the unit, I’m
very happy to report that it burst into life 2nd kick, and 1st kick
thereafter. Having been left unused for at least 5 years I think you’ll
agree that’s quite an achievement! Again thanks for your work and also a
most excellent and clear pricing structure.
20 October 2012:
Just to say that
I took the AJS out for a spin in the week having put the mag back and
set the timing. Blimey. It's never gone like that before! Doing in
excess of 69 mph before I knew it. It is so much better at 20 in traffic
17 October 2012:
description of the problem, with the slip ring having blown a tiny hole
from the brass segment through to the armature shaft, I would never have
But at least it seems that I got the fitting of the EasyCap right.
Thanks again for the great service.
A. S., Cheltenham.
16 October 2012:
The NR1 magneto
arrived safely yesterday, and I have just fitted it to the AJS 18CS. It
started first kick and now runs like a clock, so thank you very much for
the very thorough report and prompt service.
A. F., Shropshire.
27 September 2012:
The K1F re-build
you did with the EasyCap condenser has made my Velocette Venom into a
much more pleasant machine, runs smoothly throughout the rev-range and
easy to start (for a Velocette!).
A. F., Shropshire.
19 September 2012:
Just wanted to
say thanks for a splendid job on my Lucas MSV mag. The Brough Superior
is running really well, and I'm a happy customer. I think a good job at
a reasonable rate from an honest chap should be recommended.
P. O., Sussex.
took the Ariel for a spin and the condenser works fine. Thankyou.
Coleandeva (UK) 17-Jul-12
Great service. Kawaw2 (UK) 24-Jul-12
Great product. Clever fix. Spiggy09 (Australia)
Absolutely brilliant! Thank you!! Gasty2 (UK)
Fast shipping. A+++ seller. Kittisu74
Excellent. Couldn't be better. Mag's sparking
like new! Many thanks. Will buy again. Molagnies (France) 18-Aug-12
Very happy with purchase. Works a treat and
quick delivery A++++. Joedbd34 (UK) 27-Aug-12
Brilliant condensors, This is for a spare and
was sent very quickly. Spiggy09 (Australia) 15-Sep-12
12 August 2012:
I can't believe
how well your little EasyCap works. At first I just fitted it without
disconnecting the original capacitor, and if anything it was worse. I
had the armature rewound about a thousand miles ago, but soon the engine
would cut out if I opened the throttle too quickly when it got warmed
up, which gradually got worse as the engine got hotter, until I had to
be very careful with the throttle to keep the engine running, any
retarding of the ignition would have the mag cut out. I managed to cut
the capacitor wires without dismantling the armature using a Dremel, the
capacitors were embedded in a semi transparent resin and I could see the
wires through the resin and this left the wire from the coil still
embedded in the resin, perfect. The bike now runs very well and I can
retard the ignition with no ill effects. Many thanks.
Forum TerroT Club, 19 July 2012
externe pour magnéto
Je viens de monter un condensateur de ce type sur ma Magnéto France GCO.
Très simple a monter et super efficace. Je recommande. :-)
18 June 2012:
Hi there, I have
received my EasyCaps from yourselves. I followed your on-line
instructions and found them very helpful. I did the condensectomy,
fitted the EasyCap, retimed the ignition, all seems very well. I have
been out on the bike and everything seems to be great. Very happy,
telling all my mates about yourselves and how quick I received the item.
Mark Bright, Hampshire, UK
16 June 2012:
Just a little
feed back. I would like to commend your product CO1 ceramic capacitor.
It worked extremely well during its first run today in my 1959 Golden
Flash. I found it ran very very evenly (smooth) on both cylinders. The
machine has never run as good for me in all the time I have had it. The
condenser snip was easy. The value of the troublesome condenser was 5.5
micro farads. This was I need not tell you a real draw on the coil.
John McCarthy, Ireland.
31 May 2012:
I have fitted
one of these to my Panther heavyweight, to replace the "built in" modern
condenser fitted when the armature was rewound two years ago.
No more frustration with warm starting. God
knows how many times I stripped the carb!! It's a really cost effective
and relatively easy way to confirm your armature windings are ok after
all. Delivery and after-sales were exemplary.
(From the land of dampness)
Only +++ from here.
skorsten_jkl (Denmark) 16-May-12
ingénieuse, très bonne communication, envoi rapide, tous est OK++++
pascal1290 (France) 12-May-12
Fantastic idea. Arrived safe and sound. Thanks.
blacklightning1c (Queensland, Australia) 12-May-12
Very good seller! Thanks for deal! Sprzedawca
godny polecenia. Pozdrawiam!
rwd455 (Poland) 05-May-12
Service fantastic, delivered by hand next
morning, very nice guy A+++++++++++
questover41 (Hampshire, UK) 19-Apr-12
17 May 2012:
Membre du Terrot
Club de France depuis sa création, je tiens à remercier « Brightspark
Magnetos » d'avoir mis sur le marché, à un prix très abordable, cette
Après avoir changé 3 fois , en l’espace de 2 ans, le condensateur de la
Magnéto de ma 500 Terrot RGSE de 1946, la suppression définitive du
condensateur d’origine et son remplacement par l’« easyCap» a résolu
définitivement mes problèmes : démarrage à froid et à chaud garantis,
amélioration du rendement moteur.
Les informations du site, vidéos et photos suffisent à comprendre cet
ingénieux dispositif et comment procéder à son installation.
Merci, grâce à vous, je roule tranquille maintenant.
Patrick B., Bayeux, France
C04 EasyCap ordered Easter Saturday 2012; received, fitted and
working the following Tuesday (despite the bank holiday on the Monday):
Many thanks for swift delivery of this item, it has improved my mag
instantly. One observation, when fitting the CO4 PCB check the length of
the screw that holds the points spring. If it is too long it hits the
PCB and could damage it. A great bit of kit.
Regards John Stainton.
(... we do in fact include a
note with the C04 EasyCap pointing out that care needs to be taken in
the restricted space available to ensure that the little 6BA screw at
the end of the CB spring does not foul the circuit board of the C04
27 March 2012:
Initial feedback on
EasyCap ordered the previous day:
Fast turnaround. Looks good. As described.
... follow-up feedback on 31 March:
Now fitted. Easy to fit. Works a treat.
... and feedback on a repeat purchase three days later:
Good product. Repeat purchase. Good solution to an
old problem. Thanks!!
Dave Tann, England.
3 April 2012:
you guys are heaven sent. I fitted one of your 'easycap' devices to my
1957 Norton Dominator and it's running like a swiss watch, thanks guys.
Bike was suffering from the usual 'hard to start when warm syndrome' and
I decided to fit one of your products after reading your site and what a
site, absolutely brilliant.
I picked up your website from Jampot magazine.
Lads keep on doing what you're doing, don't ever stop.
Cheers from a very happy bunny.
BSA A7/A10 forum, 19 March 2012 ...
After impossible to start - remagnetized magneto,
added EasyCap, set timing, general cleaning of connections: tickle;
first kick; vroom.
Richard L. Illinois USA
... and the following day ...
Well, that first start after the magneto work was
last night just in the garage. Today, I tried again. NO BAD NEWS HERE.
Started like a champ and rode fantastic.
Richard L. Illinois USA
EasyCap order received 29 February 2012. Email from
customer received two days later ...
From: Tony Garwood
Sent: Friday, 2 March
Subject: Tried your
Thanks for your conversion unit
to replace the capacitor on my K2F magneto. I followed your
instructions to remove the old unit from the armature, fitted the
new unit to the contact breaker assembly, then ran the bike. Good
starting, even when hot; also a reliable tickover.
The bike had all the symptoms
of a duff capacitor before (hot start problems and idle problems
when retarding the ignition), now it is running nicely.
I found the delivery service to
be good, the unit arrived the day after ordering. The information
you provide on the web is great; especially the extra info on mags
etc. It will be useful to reference that extra information in the
future, when and if needed.
All I need to do is ride the
bike and see how the longevity of the unit goes.
Tony Garwood. Chingford.