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Re: 6 volt or 12 volt
« Reply #15 on: 14.01. 2014 13:16 »
Hi everyone , mines coverted to 12v .I didn't think much about at the time I'd been off bikes for some years and just thought 12v would be easier to get bulbs etc for. Also as I was starting from basically a box of bits I was able to pick up info from bike mags and the BSAOC forum and then fit as I got to the electrics .I fitted a Hawker reg and I think He rewound the dynamo as well and used his beltdrive conversion and have had no probs in 8 yrs other than a slight drop in charge rate last year due I suspect to the belt either picking up some oil or needing adjustment,I'll sort that in the next month or so .One of the best benefits ,for me ,was being able to use LED bulbs from our Mr gooff and again I'll be upgrading my head light bulb from him shortly. Be interesting to hear how many are "converted " best wishes BobH.
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Re: 6 volt or 12 volt
« Reply #16 on: 14.01. 2014 13:26 »
Someones got to ask, what the hells a drop bear ?? and aren't you allowed to shoot roos anymore ?? regards BobH
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Re: 6 volt or 12 volt
« Reply #17 on: 14.01. 2014 13:58 »
My experience with 6V, fitted halogen, 10W pilot for day riding & 35W for night = both light and charging working fine.

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Re: 6 volt or 12 volt
« Reply #18 on: 14.01. 2014 18:46 »
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Re: 6 volt or 12 volt
« Reply #19 on: 14.01. 2014 18:58 »
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Re: 6 volt or 12 volt
« Reply #20 on: 14.01. 2014 19:14 »
Hej
I'm running standard 6v and magnet with no problems - but have been considering 12v conversion with dynamo belt drive as well - as I would like to put LED indicators on the bike (anyone with tips and tricks about that?) and of course getting bulps would also be easier...

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Re: 6 volt or 12 volt
« Reply #21 on: 14.01. 2014 21:47 »
After some thought I voted for twelve although I run both, 12 volt for Eclectronic ignition on the Rocket but won't be converting the six volt Flash though.
On balance it's something that can be done to improve the bike safety without altering the look of the bike
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Re: 6 volt or 12 volt
« Reply #22 on: 14.01. 2014 22:39 »

   I have 6v, also with halogen lights (35/35, 21/5), but apart from a battery to engine case earth for the generator, I have no battery to frame-earth connection but run good (10A) earth wire to all services. Tail/brake light is nice and bright, but in ambient (streetlight) areas, I have to check with 'hand-over' if the headlight is on..... *conf*

 The new aftermarket horn also scares the crap outta me. ...when I accidentally knock it *eek*

  When I collect my young fella from the airport, I wait out the back where there's a bushland reserve, and last time I coulda sworn I saw one (D.B) run out of the bushes and across the tarmac ...if it got into the landing gear it could end up anywhere *eek*

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Re: 6 volt or 12 volt
« Reply #23 on: 15.01. 2014 10:40 »
Methinks I agree with Richards assumption, regards BobH.
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Re: 6 volt or 12 volt
« Reply #24 on: 16.01. 2014 09:22 »
Methinks I agree with Richards assumption, regards BobH.

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Re: 6 volt or 12 volt
« Reply #25 on: 16.01. 2014 11:51 »
Yeah clicked my vote.

Happy to stay with mag and 6v. Keep things simple. Nice bright headlight too, only problem being the lens - dip shows up the mascot on my front guard just lovely, high beam gets me in trouble down the way at Stansted. Quiet squeaky cheap aftermarket horn though.
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Re: 6 volt or 12 volt
« Reply #26 on: 16.01. 2014 22:37 »
Pretty happy with the 6v setup, certainly after installing the dynamo belt drive on the SA. Will keep the plunger to 6v also.
But then again, I'm a kind of nostalgic person.... ;)
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Re: 6 volt or 12 volt
« Reply #27 on: 20.01. 2014 21:15 »
I'm also 6 Volt however I've fitted a couple of 12V Cree LED driving lights by using a magic box I found on eBay which allows 12V items to be used with 6V systems. It was designed to run 12V radios and the like on old US cars. I also fitted a 6V halogen side light and some red 6V LED's to the rear. All helped by using a dynamo belt drive to increase charging.

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Re: 6 volt or 12 volt
« Reply #28 on: 05.02. 2014 10:24 »
staying with 6v

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Re: 6 volt or 12 volt
« Reply #29 on: 05.02. 2014 14:44 »
Having now received votes from an astounding 5% of the membership, I believe we can say with complete confidence that there is a clear and definitive preference or prevalence of 6V systems on our bikes.    *conf* *whistle*

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