new joiner here with a request for advice please!
The scooter is a 6v non battery 150 super; i seem to have problems with the lighting brightness (too bright) and unexpected operation. The questions are toward the end of post.....
My handle bar switch fell apart so I replaced it with an Indian copy and I recall that I wired it in the same way as it came out, matching the Haynes manual wiring diagram as best as i could
The speedo was changed and the bulb uses two wires rather than the single wire and direct to earth per the manual
All bulbs are per the 150 Super spec in the manual as to wattage
The rear light was an awful, ugly black plastic affair and i replaced it with a second hand and possibly cheapo plastic chrome type from a the Scooterfest bike jumble. I copied the earthing and feed arrangements and they seem to follow the Haynes diagram also.
the lights are now VERY bright (compared to when the old rear light assembly was on the scooter) and depositing metal on the inside of the festoon bulbs. They will blow soon.
The brake light glows dimly even when the brake is off but if pressed it will get slightly brighter and reduce the tail light brightness.
I appreciate this is a balanced system with no real, separate voltage regulator. Measuring the output at the terminal block on the blue and yellow lightning coil wires we saw 1.6 volts as I eased the kick start over by hand and a solid 12v when the scooter was running.
is it likely that someone has fitted a 12v coil here hence giving the over-bright 6v bulbs? or
is it more likely that I have a short to the lighting circuit from the horn/brake light circuit?
are there any "known issues" or "go tos" with the wiring looms on the this model?
any other reasons why o am getting over-bright lights?
the wiring diagram for this model shows an earth one the twp other coils but not on the lighting coil. is this just an accidental omission or is there no earth there?
Looking at the flywheel it has been butchered and I do not give much hope in getting it off without more damage. the connections at the terminal box have even been soldered together rather than using spades so separating them to do more tests is a b*gger too as it looks like they are smaller than the usual Lucar male/female spades?
Thoughts (apart from "scrap it"!) as to the questions above most welcome.