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Offline Fudge

Re: 6 volt globes.
« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2019, 09:47:15 pm »
At least the TT is also 6V  :lol8:
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Re: 6 volt globes.
« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2019, 09:51:28 pm »
Like this @2StrokeDan

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=225761.msg4082628#msg4082628

We can make an arrangement.

I can "help" you with the coil and you can "help" me with a motor that I plan to rebuild  :P

 :thumleft: what motor?

After years and years it is time to get my TT600 running again.

Have only ever done a top end rebuild. Will be my first full bottom up rebuild so will need some advice and pointers.

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Re: 6 volt globes.
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2019, 05:58:05 am »
At least the TT is also 6V  :lol8:

Plan is to upgrade the TT to 12v as well

I ride my bikes summer or winter, day or night and those 6v lights at idle was so weak might as well use my smartphones flash light.  ;D
 

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Re: 6 volt globes.
« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2019, 06:12:18 am »
At least the TT is also 6V  :lol8:

Plan is to upgrade the TT to 12v as well

I ride my bikes summer or winter, day or night and those 6v lights at idle was so weak might as well use my smartphones flash light.  ;D

 :thumleft: Makes perfect sense. That was my only two gripes with the TT back in the day, the dodgy lighting after dark, and those front drum brakes, especially after after a few river crossings  :lol8:
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Re: 6 volt globes.
« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2019, 01:57:54 pm »
At least the TT is also 6V  :lol8:

Plan is to upgrade the TT to 12v as well

I ride my bikes summer or winter, day or night and those 6v lights at idle was so weak might as well use my smartphones flash light.  ;D

 :thumleft: Makes perfect sense. That was my only two gripes with the TT back in the day, the dodgy lighting after dark, and those front drum brakes, especially after after a few river crossings  :lol8:

Already he a full front end from a KTM 525 that I want to fit to the TT.

Same travel and length but upside down with disk brakes
 

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Re: 6 volt globes.
« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2019, 02:52:38 pm »
Would love to see the result.
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Re: 6 volt globes.
« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2019, 03:53:30 pm »
The advantage with the XT's headlight was that at anything over 60 the beam would bend backwards and you have some rear visibility as well. :pot:
 

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« Reply #27 on: August 03, 2019, 04:07:09 pm »
 :laughing4:
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Re: 6 volt globes.
« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2019, 05:42:03 pm »
Would love to see the result.

That makes two of us  ;D

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Re: 6 volt globes.
« Reply #29 on: August 03, 2019, 08:39:57 pm »
...Nothing beats the low down torque of an old school thumper  :ricky:

So true.
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Re: 6 volt globes.
« Reply #30 on: August 03, 2019, 08:47:42 pm »
I hear that from next year they are not making petrol for 6v vehicles anymore.
No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.
 

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Re: 6 volt globes.
« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2019, 09:51:05 pm »
The advantage with the XT's headlight was that at anything over 60 the beam would bend backwards and you have some rear visibility as well. :pot:


A good chuckle, and yet somehow actually descriptive of the experience.  :3some:

But at least Jap bike riders got all of your six volts continuously. Joe Lucas' six volts came one at a time.  :biggrin:
 

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Re: 6 volt globes.
« Reply #32 on: August 03, 2019, 10:22:44 pm »
I hear that from next year they are not making petrol for 6v vehicles anymore.

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Re: 6 volt globes.
« Reply #33 on: August 07, 2019, 12:25:52 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 :)
 

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6 volt globes.
« Reply #34 on: August 07, 2019, 06:56:04 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.

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« Last Edit: August 07, 2019, 07:08:31 pm by MiniDan »
 

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Re: 6 volt globes.
« Reply #35 on: August 07, 2019, 07:21:48 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?
 

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Re: 6 volt globes.
« Reply #36 on: August 08, 2019, 10:41:37 am »
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?


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Re: 6 volt globes.
« Reply #37 on: August 08, 2019, 10:45:58 am »
At least the TT is also 6V  :lol8:

Plan is to upgrade the TT to 12v as well

I ride my bikes summer or winter, day or night and those 6v lights at idle was so weak might as well use my smartphones flash light.  ;D

Although I remember my TT with bad lights, I can't remember the voltage ..  :imaposer:
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Re: 6 volt globes.
« Reply #38 on: August 08, 2019, 10:47:21 am »
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 .  ;)

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.
 

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Re: 6 volt globes.
« Reply #39 on: August 08, 2019, 10:48:02 am »
@ 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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