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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
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Thanks Garn for posting this - nice upgrade! I think at some point I'll do the same.
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Nice solution. These type of changes are nice. Original looks outside, modern functionality inside. You could slap some bright bright LED bulbs in there
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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.......
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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?
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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.
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nomadinsiam wrote:
Are the bulbs the same wattage as the originals?
Yep. 5W and 10W.
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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.
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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.
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Looks great installed. Still keeps blowing both of the bulbs. Maybe higher wattage bulbs are needed?
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