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Anybody wants to know how to fit a 12 Volt 55W lamp in to a VLB 1969 Vespa, headlight assembly I have the information, you need to be creative & think outside the square but it does work, lights are much brighter.
Contact me direct on pearceylrmp@optusnet.com.au
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Re: Car Headlight Lamp on Vintage Vespa
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Anybody wants to know how to fit a 12 Volt 55W lamp in to a VLB 1969 Vespa, headlight assembly I have the information, you need to be creative & think outside the square but it does work, lights are much brighter.
Contact me direct on pearceylrmp@optusnet.com.au
Not entirely sure why anyone would want to do that.
Plenty of easy options around to convert to the more useful 60/55W H4 format.
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55 watts is kind of on the high side as far as stator output isn't it?

I have been under the impression that car headlights are 'aimed' in one direction compared to m/c ones which are supposedly aimed straight ahead. I'm referring to the way the glass is cast or molded.
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Ginch wrote:
55 watts is kind of on the high side as far as stator output isn't it?
If the stators upgraded to late PX or LML spec then you've got 120w to play with. Plenty for 60/55w H4 (fitted as standard to those models in fact).
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I have been under the impression that car headlights are 'aimed' in one direction compared to m/c ones which are supposedly aimed straight ahead. I'm referring to the way the glass is cast or molded.
The lens (or reflector) on should dip the light to the left in Australia whether it's a car or a motorcycle. High beam is symmetrical.
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Always with the information, you!

Thanks Terry.
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would the higher wattage bulbs get too hot for the plastic housing and lens? (the P has plastic is why i ask)
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would the higher wattage bulbs get too hot for the plastic housing and lens? (the P has plastic is why i ask)
When I put a halogen globe in the Super, I found out it had a plastic lens when it started running down the legshields...
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Whoops sorry to mention you need the metal & glass type lens, & yes I have a 120W stator fitted, tried various methods & used a blue type halogen lamp, very bright even in bright sunlight it can be seen.
To get better focus on lamp, I removed the larger ring on the lamp & it moved forward by at least by 12m/m (This is where the creative part comes in) pushing the lamp further back into the headset to allow filament to use the full lens for distance.
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can you wire one pathfinder or maybe two to a vespatronic setup?



also my vb1 needs wiring up len Razz emoticon i just need to buy a switch and some pretty colour wires. and a top shelf bottle of something for your efforts if your keen to do the wiring
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Whoops sorry to mention you need the metal & glass type lens, & yes I have a 120W stator fitted, tried various methods & used a blue type halogen lamp, very bright even in bright sunlight it can be seen.
To get better focus on lamp, I removed the larger ring on the lamp & it moved forward by at least by 12m/m (This is where the creative part comes in) pushing the lamp further back into the headset to allow filament to use the full lens for distance.
Interesting... so you're saying you have moved the bulb forward or back from it's normal position to allow a better focus?

And what regulator are you using with that Len?
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Joshzingzing Will wire re-wire bike, no problem contact me direct on pearceylrmp@optusnet.com.au, Ginch,as for the regulator use I a standard five wire regulator (Only four terminals used), I have fitted a 120W stator the lights light up the night now, originally installed bulb the wrong way around wondered why street signs & trees were so bright !!!!!
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while i'm always a fan of some new and interesting stuff

this kind of sounds like someone not having access to the right parts and going "oh well i can make those KC lights at autozone work"

remember, farmer's bodge too.
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I ride the scooter at night, some of the streets are crap as far as lighting goes, fine on the freeway, plus I am retired so I tend to experiment with things to improve & this lamp certainly give a better light (Blue type bulb)

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while i'm always a fan of some new and interesting stuff

this kind of sounds like someone not having access to the right parts and going "oh well i can make those KC lights at autozone work"

remember, farmer's bodge too.
If he'd called it "Brighter Headlight" or "Headlight Upgrade" it wouldn't sound like a bodge at all. You wouldn't call a HID conversion a bodge... bet you could pick some up in autozone as well.

http://www.scootercentral.net/forums/viewtopic.php?p=70231#70231
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One of my P's was upgraded to fit a regular car bulb. Plug and play. The PO installed it. From what I remember, there was no issue of plastics melting.
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No need to mod anything. I have not tried it with a plastic headlight. Although I'd dose warm your hands on a cold night
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for what its worth I'm running a 65w H4 in my P with a BGM 120w stator and a BGM regulator. Works great. I have not seen an H4 retrofit for a scoot that old but maybe you could fashion something using the reflector from a motorcycle headlight.
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