Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:19 am

Hooked
1964 Piaggio Allstate Cruisaire
Joined: 15 Aug 2021
Posts: 111
Location: York, PA
 
Hooked
1964 Piaggio Allstate Cruisaire
Joined: 15 Aug 2021
Posts: 111
Location: York, PA
Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:19 am linkquote
I removed (keeping them for posterity) the original squirrelly multi part bulb holders and added new drop in replacement bayonet sockets and waterproof connectors. Modern reliable functionality, untouched classic looks.


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0139WX0BQ?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details
https://www.lowes.com/pd/IDEAL-12-Count-Disconnects-Wire-Connectors/3363058





Last edited by garncarz on Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:35 am; edited 2 times in total
Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:23 am

Ossessionato
79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2505
Location: Florence, OR
 
Ossessionato
79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2505
Location: Florence, OR
Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:23 am linkquote
Thanks Garn for posting this - nice upgrade! I think at some point I'll do the same.
Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:42 pm

Addicted
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 915
Location: PNW from LBC
 
Addicted
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 915
Location: PNW from LBC
Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:42 pm linkquote
Nice solution. These type of changes are nice. Original looks outside, modern functionality inside. You could slap some bright bright LED bulbs in there
Thu Nov 18, 2021 4:21 pm

Hooked
1964 Piaggio Allstate Cruisaire
Joined: 15 Aug 2021
Posts: 111
Location: York, PA
 
Hooked
1964 Piaggio Allstate Cruisaire
Joined: 15 Aug 2021
Posts: 111
Location: York, PA
Thu Nov 18, 2021 4:21 pm linkquote
GeekLion wrote:
Nice solution. These type of changes are nice. Original looks outside, modern functionality inside. You could slap some bright bright LED bulbs in there
I don't know if I am up for the challenge of LED-ifying a 6 volt AC balanced system. Three separate lighting coils putting out from 3.9v at idle to 14.2 volts at WOT. You would need an adjustable voltage regulator and a low voltage AC-DC flyback converter for each coil. Plus the LED bulbs. Or you could connect all of the coils in parallel for higher current and use a bigger regulator and converter and rewire the bulbs.......
Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:07 pm

Molto Verboso
Vespas 1964 GS160, 1965 SS180, 1977 V9A1T, 1983 PX150E
Joined: 16 Apr 2011
Posts: 1921
Location: Siam
 
Molto Verboso
Vespas 1964 GS160, 1965 SS180, 1977 V9A1T, 1983 PX150E
Joined: 16 Apr 2011
Posts: 1921
Location: Siam
Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:07 pm linkquote
garncarz wrote:
I removed (keeping them for posterity) the original squirrelly multi part bulb holders and added new drop in replacement bayonet sockets and waterproof connectors. Modern reliable functionality, untouched classic looks.


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0139WX0BQ?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details
https://www.lowes.com/pd/IDEAL-12-Count-Disconnects-Wire-Connectors/3363058
Are the bulbs the same wattage as the originals?
Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:25 pm

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Joined: 26 Oct 2015
Posts: 3201

 
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Joined: 26 Oct 2015
Posts: 3201

Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:25 pm linkquote
Very creative bulb fix! I like it a lot!

At one point I had a pair of brand new in the package 6 volt LED lights from this company. https://hyperlites.com/?product=u32-kit-standard-flashing-running-lights I had no use for 6 volt LEDs, so I called up the company and inquired about their 12 volt LEDs. Once the owner found out I had a pack of NOS 6 volt LEDs, he immediately wanted to swap me out for their 12 version. He said he was out of stock on the 6 volt, and he desperately needed more!

I have that same taillight on my Allstate. I'll be installing some sort of bringht LEDs in there. But my scooter has a 12 VAC system, so it should be a bit more easy to convert over to LEDs.
Fri Nov 19, 2021 3:26 am

Hooked
1964 Piaggio Allstate Cruisaire
Joined: 15 Aug 2021
Posts: 111
Location: York, PA
 
Hooked
1964 Piaggio Allstate Cruisaire
Joined: 15 Aug 2021
Posts: 111
Location: York, PA
Fri Nov 19, 2021 3:26 am linkquote
nomadinsiam wrote:
Are the bulbs the same wattage as the originals?
Yep. 5W and 10W.
Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:32 am

Molto Verboso
2007 Stella 225
Joined: 02 Nov 2019
Posts: 1992
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
 
Molto Verboso
2007 Stella 225
Joined: 02 Nov 2019
Posts: 1992
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:32 am linkquote
garncarz wrote:
I don't know if I am up for the challenge of LED-ifying a 6 volt AC balanced system. Three separate lighting coils putting out from 3.9v at idle to 14.2 volts at WOT. You would need an adjustable voltage regulator and a low voltage AC-DC flyback converter for each coil. Plus the LED bulbs. Or you could connect all of the coils in parallel for higher current and use a bigger regulator and converter and rewire the bulbs.......
Mines going to need rewired when I get to it. I've been contemplating putting in a small 12 volt battery, regulator and converting it to DC electrical with leds. Not sure I want to deal with a balanced AC system. Might be able to use just headlight coil using leds.
Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:46 am

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 4244
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 4244
Location: Nashville
Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:46 am linkquote
garncarz wrote:
I don't know if I am up for the challenge of LED-ifying a 6 volt AC balanced system.
Replacing the Balanced AC system with a regulated system is the resto-mod'ish move of them all.
Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:11 am

Hooked
1964 Piaggio Allstate Cruisaire
Joined: 15 Aug 2021
Posts: 111
Location: York, PA
 
Hooked
1964 Piaggio Allstate Cruisaire
Joined: 15 Aug 2021
Posts: 111
Location: York, PA
Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:11 am linkquote
Looks great installed. Still keeps blowing both of the bulbs. Maybe higher wattage bulbs are needed?
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