Five Acres, East Heslerton,
Nr. Malton, North Yorkshire.
Tuesday - Saturday
Open from 9am till 1.30pm then 2.30pm till 6pm.
We are closed on Sundays and Mondays
CUSTOMER NOTICE 06/04/2018
Clo5e Ratio Update
Over the last couple of weeks we’ve been working alongside our manufacturer to inspect the damaged gearbox from one of the race bikes. We have found the cause of the failure, assessed a number of design solutions and organised production of a replacement selector.
Our current plan is as follows:
Based on our previous testing, we do not believe there is an immediate danger in running the gearboxes in road bikes. On that basis we intend to continue to run the Clo5e Ratio boxes in our own bikes, until the replacement selector is available. We will of course update you if that confidence proves to be misplaced.
As soon as the new design is available we will be in contact with you. We want to replace all the original design selectors with the new design. To that end, we will require the original selector back in exchange for the new selector, or alternatively you will be able to purchase the new selector and get a full refund on the purchase price when we receive the original back.
The manufacturer has placed a high priority on this new design allowing it to jump the normal production schedule. We expect the replacement selectors in approx. 8 weeks time (the beginning of June). If we get any new information in the intervening weeks we will provide an update and advise accordingly. We are still happy to offer a full refund if you do not wish to keep the Clo5e Ratio gearbox. Sorry for the inconvenience and additional worry this has caused.
Below is a brief explanation of design change.
The pictures on the right shows the original design of the selector compared to the new design below it. The weak points in the original are the reliefs at the base of the selector legs.
In the new design shown in the two lower pictures you can see the reliefs have been filled in, and where the selector legs join the selector ring there is now a larger radii. The diameter of the center of the selector ring has been increased and the metallurgy has been altered. These changes significantly increase the integrity of the selector ring by reducing the focus of the stress points, increasing the material thickness and increasing the material core strength.
We will also be supplying slightly shorter gear pawls with the new selector to accommodate the increase in selector ring diameter. Initially these may be modified standard pawls, but will be manufactured to spec in the future.
CUSTOMER NOTICE 28/03/2018
EASTER OPENING HOURS
GOOD FRIDAY 30TH MARCH - CLOSED
SATURDAY 31ST MARCH - OPEN - 9AM-1.30PM THEN FROM 2.30PM-6PM
SUNDAY 1ST APRIL - CLOSED
MONDAY 2ND APRIL - CLOSED
Hope you all have a safe and peaceful Easter
CUSTOMER NOTICE 24/03/2018
Rayspeed Ltd. T/A Arthur Francis Service
SALES • SERVICE • REPAIRS • CUSTOMISING • TUNING
Five Acres • East Heslerton • Nr. Malton •
Tel: (01944) 710693 • Fax: (01944) 710081 • Email:
Closed Sunday & Monday
Saturday 24th March 2018
I am sorry to contact you out of the blue but I wished to provide you with some information regarding our New Clo5e Ratio Gearboxes.
On Friday, at the Mallory Race track two group 6 race bikes managed to break their gear selectors. A selector failure is a serious issue and we are currently looking in to the mode of failure and speaking with the manufacturer. We are taking this issue very seriously and will provide updates as we have them.
Both of the bikes concerned are in the 40-45bhp region and were on the track when the failures occurred.
Subject to the assessment of the parts and if indeed the gear selector is inadequate for the task it was designed for then a new version of the selector will be produced as soon as possible. In the meantime we will not be supplying any new Clo5e Ratio gearboxes until we have had chance to asses the failures.
Our product testing had involved a seasons racing in a slightly lower powered group 6 engine (approx 35bhp) and a 4,500mile hard road test in a 28bhp engine, plus several unusual event tests (slamming the bike into 1st gear at 50 and 80mph etc.)
Based on that experience, I do not believe that fast road use in 30bhp engines would be likely to result in a failure. (One of the group 6 race riders is still running a Clo5e Ratio in his RB25 road bike and is 3000 miles in). I plan to continue to run the Clo5e ratio boxes we have in our own bikes. However everyone has to judge their own acceptable level of risk. Anyone who wishes to return their gearbox will of course be given a full refund. Equally if we experience any failures in lower powered / road engines I will provide another update and immediately issue a warning.
Sorry for placing doubt in your mind, but I believe it is only correct to provide you with what information I have. We are working on this at the moment and will let you know what we find.
CUSTOMER NOTICE 14/12/2017
Please be aware that Dave in the shop who gets out the orders will be on leave after Saturday 16th until Tuesday 2nd January.
CUSTOMER NOTICE 02/08/2017
Please be aware that Dave who is in the shop and does all the orders will be away from Tuesday 8th August until Tuesday 15th August. There will be delays in orders being processed but we will be doing our best to get any orders out as soon as we can.
CUSTOMER NOTICE 04/05/2017
Please be aware that from Saturday 6th May until Tuesday 16th May we will only have 1 mechanic in the shop instead of the usual 2, this will have an impact on the technical calls that can be taken between 5pm and 6pm. We thank you for your patience and will do our best to help you as soon as we can.
CUSTOMER NOTICE 04/05/2017
Please be aware that from Friday 5th May 2017 the old style £5.00 note will no longer be legal tender. If you have any of these notes take them to your bank and providing you have an account with them they should exchange these for you.
CUSTOMER NOTICE 12/04/2017
We will be closed on GOOD FRIDAY - open SATURDAY 15th from 9am-1.30pm then from 2.30pm to 6pm - we are closed on the Sunday and Monday as usual. Due to a very heavy workload any orders placed from today may not be depatched until after the Easter weekend. We hope you have a safe and happy Easter break.
customer notice 18/01/2017
Karslake painting up for grabs in charity auction
Here’s an opportunity to own a unique picture by award winning renowned artist Paul Karslake (son of the late Mike Karslake). The picture was donated to Team Scooter World by Paul for it to be sold to the highest bidder with all money raised going 50/50 to Team Scooter World’s nominated charities The East Midlands Air Ambulance and the RNLI .
This picture is signed by Paul and is a one-off original painting and would be an investment as well as great picture for any scooterist (or anyone who appreciates fine art) to own.
The painting is being auctioned on eBay at the following link:
Team Scooter World are looking are inviting sensible offers for it, as the picture has been valued in the region of two thousand pounds. For more information speak to any of the Team Scooter World organising committee.
customer notice 23/12/2016
We close for Christmas Saturday 24th at 12.00
We are then closed until Tuesday January 4th 2017
We would like to wish all our customers a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas
From all of us here at AF Rayspeed
IMPORTANT CUSTOMER NOTICE 14/12/2016
VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION*****
Please be aware our email address is no longer working so we have set up another:
NEW EMAIL ADDRESS****
If you have sent us an email and not had a reply please resend to the new address and we will answer you as soon as we can.
CUTOMER NOTICE 07/10/2016
Please be aware that until further notice we are unable to supply the std or ali 175 kits.
CUSTOMER NOTICE 03/09/2016
3rd September 2016
Please be aware that from today Sat 3rd until the 14th September I will be away, emails may not be dealt with in my absence. If your enquiry is urgent and of a technical nature please call between 5pm and 6pm and speak with one of the mechanics who will be happy to help you. Your patience is appreciated as it will be very busy here and we will deal with your enquiry/order as quickly as we can but there will be some delays.
CUSTOMER NOTICE 19/08/2016
Please be aware that during the dates 23rd August to the 30th August Dave, who deals with the orders will be away, there may be delays in getting orders out but we will do our best, during this very busy time. Thank you.
CUSTOMER NOTICE 24/03/2015 EASTER
We are closed on Good Friday
Open Saturday 26th 9am - 1.30pm then from 2.30 - 6pm
Tuesday normal times
Have a good easter
new product CUSTOMER NOTICE 12/03/2016
We have had some headlight grills come into stock they are £46.00 each and are supplied with 2 x fixing screws, we have them for the TS, RB, DTC and S type
CUSTOMER NOTICE 26/01/2016
Tuesday26th January 2016
Please be aware that between Tuesday 26th January and Tuesday 2nd February we only have one mechanic here and there are 2 lines coming into the shop. This will mean there may be delays in technical questions being answered or getting through to the mechanic, we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.
CUSTOMER NOTICE 18/12/2015
We will be closing for our Christmas break on Thursday 24th December and will re open on Tuesday 5th January 2016 …………
Our last courier collection will be on Wednesday 23rd December …………
We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers and their families, a Very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.
From all of us here at A F Rayspeed.
CUSTOMER NOTICE 20/11/2015
Please be aware that on Saturday 21st November 2015 there will NOT be any mechanics in the shop, the shop will be open as normal between 9am -1.30 then from 2.30 - 6pm, have a good weekend
CUSTOMER NOTICE 24/10/2015
We have just taken delivery of 4 Orange GP200's hopefully they will appear on the website soon. Also we have our Close ratio Gearboxes back in stock!
CUSTOMER NOTICE 24/10/2015
Please be aware that Dave who is in the shop and gets the orders out is going to be away until Tuesday 3rd November, this may cause delays in orders being picked but we will be doing our best to get things out as soon as we can, thank you :)
CUSTOMER NOTICE 10/10/2015
We do have scooters for sale, we are trying to update the website so please bear with us, if you are looking for a GP please email Karen or give us a call
'S' type Register update 13/08/2015
'S'Type Register Update 05/08/2015
Lambretta 'S' Type Register...
In response to some owners security concerns, details of Frame and Engine
numbers will be withheld from the Register.
Any data already received will be deleted from the records and will remain
Initial response has been encouraging and we hope that this reassurance will enable many more owners to contribute to the Register.
Publication of the first edition will take place sometime in August.
CUSTOMER NOTICE 22/07/2015
EMAILS - Please be aware that due to staff holiday emails may not be dealt with from Saturday 25th July until Tuesday 4th August. Also there may be delays in getting through on the phones, we have two incoming lines and only Dave to answer them. If your enquiry is of a technical nature please call between 5pm and 6pm when you will be able to speak direct with a mechanic. We would like to thank you for your patience during this time.
CUSTOMER NOTICE 18/07/2015
Please be aware that from Tuesday the 21st through to Tuesday 28th July we will only have one mechanic in the shop, this may cause delays in getting through to us during the technical hour of 5pm -6pm, we apologise for any problems this may cause.
customer notice 20/6/15
Lambretta ‘S’ type Register
In conjuction with team S equipe and owned by John and Norman Ronald we would like to invite you to join the club, if you own an ‘S’ type.
Details required are listed below, there is no charge.
Please email your information to email@example.com or to
LAMBRETTA 'S' TYPE REGISTER
Reg Number - specify if to be with-held
Frame Number - last 3 digits will be with-held for security
Original or Restored or Replica
Location - Country, County, State, etc.
Current Owner Name - specify if to be with-held
Recent Photograph (optional-but nice to have)
The website is www.teamsequipe.com
CUSTOMER NOTICE 15/5/2015
Friday 15th May 2015
Please be aware that Ben will be away from 16th to the 26th May, this will mean that the technical time between 5pm and 6pm will be more busy than usual as we have 2 incoming lines and only one mechanic here during this time to take the calls. We apologise in advance if you have difficulty getting through.
CUSTOMER NOTICE 7/5/2015
The standard width tubeless rims are ideal for the front wheel. However the most recent batch have the valve at an angle that forces the tyre inflator in to one of the rear hub cooling fins.
An adapter is being developed but currently we would recommend using the wide tubeless rim on the back wheel or removing a little material from the rear hub cooling fin next to the valve to make access easy.
CUSTOMER NOTICE 21/4/2015
The customer enquiry form on the website is now working again.
It has been brought to our attention that the Customer enquiry form on the website may not be working correctly, if you have sent a request and not had a reply please resend to our email address firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reply as soon as we can. This is being looked into and will be up and running as soon as possible.
CUSTOMER NOTICE 26/03/2015 - EASTER OPENING HOURS
EASTER OPENING HOURS
We will be closed on Good Friday 3rd April...
Saturday 4th April - Open 9am-1.30pm then from 2.30pm through to 6pm
Sunday/Monday closed as usual
CUSTOMER NOTICE 3/3/15
Please be aware that there have been notices issued regarding more Road works along the A64, the first weekend closures are from the 6th March (this Friday) until Monday 9th March. We understand the closure to be at Staxton, so if you are travelling from the Scarborough end of the A64 you should see diversions, We are not sure if there are any diversions coming from the York end of the A64, to be sure please check your route before planning your visit. There are future closures planned and we will try to update you when we can. Thank you
customer notice 21/2/15
Please be aware there are road closures in place along the A64, we are in the middle of this weekends closure from Friday 20th 8pm through to Monday 23rd 6am. The actual Road closure is in place just after sherburn on the A64 up to Heslerton. There are diversions in place and we have had some customers getting through at both ends of the closure if you say you are coming to the shop. Next weekend from Friday 27th 8pm through to Monday 2nd March 6am there is another closure and at this stage we are not sure where it will be along the A64.
customer notice test 7/1/15
CUSTOMER NOTICE 7/1/15
This is a test notice for customers to check this facility is active. Please keep an eye on here for updates.