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Re: 6 volt globes.
« Reply #40 on: August 08, 2019, 10:51:14 am »
Nice thread  :biggrin:
Sorry for another hijack, where can i find a 6v starter solenoid. Something like this:
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Re: 6 volt globes.
« Reply #41 on: August 08, 2019, 03:40:23 pm »
@ 2Stroke Dan - I have some older technology LED bulbs as old left over stock if you want to plug them in and see what happens - gratis :) Some were 9 to 24 volt :)

Andy he might not reply anytime soon, as he is currently having difficulty getting onto this site.

You have a PM...

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Re: 6 volt globes.
« Reply #42 on: August 08, 2019, 03:41:30 pm »
@ 2Stroke Dan - I have some older technology LED bulbs as old left over stock if you want to plug them in and see what happens - gratis :) Some were 9 to 24 volt :)

Hi Andy, can I phone you 1st thing next week, and arrange something?
 

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Re: 6 volt globes.
« Reply #43 on: August 08, 2019, 03:54:43 pm »
Yes - will send PM with contact details :)
 

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Re: 6 volt globes.
« Reply #44 on: August 09, 2019, 04:34:57 pm »
Sorry for the high-jack, but getting leaded petrol is becoming an issue for the older bikes. Is there some sort of additive one can use?


Yup, 2 stroke oil Ö.  ;)

How old is the bike in question?

If its Japanese it needs to be pre-1980 to be a problem.

Japan switched over to unleaded in the very early 80s.

Leaded was band by 1986 already, so the bikes from 80s are okay.

Thanks for that. Itís a 1982 Suzuki TS185. Iíll try a tank on unleaded and see
 

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Re: 6 volt globes.
« Reply #45 on: August 09, 2019, 04:49:33 pm »
Sorry for the high-jack, but getting leaded petrol is becoming an issue for the older bikes. Is there some sort of additive one can use?


Yup, 2 stroke oil Ö.  ;)

How old is the bike in question?

If its Japanese it needs to be pre-1980 to be a problem.

Japan switched over to unleaded in the very early 80s.

Leaded was band by 1986 already, so the bikes from 80s are okay.

Thanks for that. Itís a 1982 Suzuki TS185. Iíll try a tank on unleaded and see

2 Stroke like the TS does not have any valves so there cannot be valve seat recession.

The 2 stroke oil still lubricates everything else.
 

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Re: 6 volt globes.
« Reply #46 on: August 09, 2019, 08:07:02 pm »
Thanks Bobnob
 

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Re: 6 volt globes.
« Reply #47 on: August 11, 2019, 01:00:41 pm »
Fwiw, reading here about DC2DC convertors - Yes, they work, most are reliable even.
But on a vibrating bike out in the elements I'd not do this, for these units are meant & designed to sit indoors and in/on a mechanically quiet environment.
Mind, do as you please, just something to consider  ;)
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Re: 6 volt globes.
« Reply #48 on: August 11, 2019, 05:05:42 pm »
Fwiw, reading here about DC2DC convertors - Yes, they work, most are reliable even.
But on a vibrating bike out in the elements I'd not do this, for these units are meant & designed to sit indoors and in/on a mechanically quiet environment.
Mind, do as you please, just something to consider  ;)

I guess one could cover the pc board with silicone?
 

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Re: 6 volt globes.
« Reply #49 on: August 11, 2019, 06:43:38 pm »
Fwiw, reading here about DC2DC convertors - Yes, they work, most are reliable even.
But on a vibrating bike out in the elements I'd not do this, for these units are meant & designed to sit indoors and in/on a mechanically quiet environment.
Mind, do as you please, just something to consider  ;)

I guess one could cover the pc board with silicone?

Or encase it in resin?
 

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Re: 6 volt globes.
« Reply #50 on: August 11, 2019, 07:10:46 pm »
Resin ans Silicone will impede cooling of the components if not their heatsinks, not a good idea if the unit is not designed for such.
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Re: 6 volt globes.
« Reply #51 on: August 11, 2019, 08:58:33 pm »
Resin ans Silicone will impede cooling of the components if not their heatsinks, not a good idea if the unit is not designed for such.

You can put on larger heatsinks and then use potting compound to secure.

The DC2DC converter is no different to say a CDI or ECU or regulator/rectifier. It's all just pcb electronics etc. Anything can be made to be more robust.