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Hi, I was wondering if Halogen 25/25 watt light bulbs work OK in Vintage 6v Scoots? Is there much of a difference in lighting ? Are they direct replacements? Thanks
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I've got a Halogen conversion on my PX, which is battery-less... so I don't see why not. Pick up a cheap 12v 25W bulb at your local Canadian Tire, or Pep Boyz and give it a try. Don't expect it to be anything more than a glow at idle, but rev'r a few times and see what happens before you drop $$$ on a refit kit.
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Motorsports has a 6V halogen bulb
http://www.scooterwest.com/item_detail/Halogen-bulb-6V/440/

Try that, or you mean something that you can replace the whole lens/reflector and retrofit an H4 bulb?
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http://www.scooterwest.com/item_detail/Halogen-bulb-6V/440/

Do these bulbs fit into an existing receptacle ? And does it work?

I should have just put the question like this..
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Does it look even remotely like your existing bulb? What are you riding?
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6V halogen headlights are readily available from any scooter shop ( dont get one from an autozone ).


Something you want to be careful when ordering one is to note that if you need the bayonette style one ( stick it in the hole and twist it to lock it in ) ... versus the HP4 ( i THINK that's what the term is ) type ... where you have 3 tabs on the back of the bulb in a "U" shape that plug into a female receptacle.

One time i ordered a 6v halogen for a lambretta wanting the bayonette style and they sent me the other, which i had no use for. Many of the 70's bikes used sealed beam headlights where the bulb was permanently affixed inside the glass and you needed to buy a whole big glass unit to replace it.

The 60's bikes had serviceable incandescent bayonette style bulbs. You can convert the 70's headlights to be like the 60's ones.
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Quick note from me. Make sure you have a glass headlight lens when thinking of using a halogen bulb. The plastic ones ahve a tendency to melt with halogen bulbs.

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That one we sell or an equivalent from a different scooter shop will plug right in providing you already have a replaceable style headlight. It is not a replacement for a sealed beam headlight if you still have one of those for some reason. And yes, they are brighter that the stock headlight.
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Andrea wrote:
Quick note from me. Make sure you have a glass headlight lens when thinking of using a halogen bulb. The plastic ones ahve a tendency to melt with halogen bulbs.

Andrea
Andrea thank you for beating to the punch on this one.

for those of you that think otherwise: yes. you will melt that POS plastic lense that is included in the POS headlight assembly that you just bought from some no-name parts supplier.

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I will investigate the fixture
I'm going to post a pic.......Thanks
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6v Head light pix- USA RALLY 200
Thanks for the info here are some pix .I would ideally like a new rubber gasket around the glass and a Halogen replacement bulb .Will this work for this fixture?
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Re: 6v Head light pix- USA RALLY 200
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Thanks for the info here are some pix .I would ideally like a new rubber gasket around the glass and a Halogen replacement bulb .Will this work for this fixture?
The Halogen bulb will work for you. We don't have those gaskets. Andrea, do you have them?
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I have never seen a shop carry those gaskets, unfortunately. ( ANY headlight gasket for a vintage bike, for that matter )


I tend to either use a whole bunch of white teflon tape or a large thick rubber band. It's a bodge, i know ...but it's all i have to work with if i use the original stuff.

If there ends up being a rattling in the headlight after it's mounted, i'll adhere small pieces of weatherstripping inside the chrome ring to keep it quiet.
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We get some thick tape that looks a little like that...it's made as insulative tape between a cooking range and a countertop, and it's white...
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I rode home on a really dark night this summer . My headlight did almost nothing form me. I decided, as I almost hit an animal crossing the road, that I also needed a better headlight. I put in a Halogen replacement bulb that I got from Scooters O, and it makes a world of difference. I also replaced the plastic headlight lens with Glass. Thanks Gene(and Andrea).





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