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  1. Dim headlights! Its time to roll the dice and try something. My J50 Deluxe headlight have always been poor. Getting the scooter home before dark, Is a must! There are several ways to fix dim headlights. One common method is to, re-magnetize the flywheel, but some motors run excellent with dim lights. Something else maybe going on with the electrical system. When I think about it. All old motors have simple lighting systems. Wire rapped around metal, passing by a magnet. That makes electric energy. More wire, more energy. Simple! (I hope. haha ) Looking at Lambrettra’s 1960s two coil stator plate. The lighting coil, seems to have less wire than 1970s coils. On some old Ves-pa’s, the coils have more wire, and popped the 6 volt bulbs easy. This could be the reason for some Lambretta coils having less wire at the time? I remove the lighting coil and simply spliced in more wire. I added about 9 loops, of extra wire. (I got the extra wire from an old coil in my junk pile ) I didn’t do any calculation, I just filled in the extra space. I didn’t use a vote meter either. If the added voltage pop’s the 6 volt bulb. Its more than 6 volt! Simple logic. haha! Fire-up the motor and test. It worked!!! 9 extra loops of wire made the lights 40% brighter and didn’t pop the 6 volt bulb. I also added a 12 volt regulator to the J’s lighting system, because I plan on adding more loops of wire, to get the coils output up to 12 volt. (Note: I will be using a volt meter this time.) This trick should work for LD’s as well. Some LD’s have the same type of two coil stator plate with extra space to add more wire. Anthony Armstrong J headlights trick.
  2. WhatUp guys I have a question about LD lights. Are they always dim. My J50’s lights are low also, but not as dim, as the LD 125 I‘m working on. Are low light common with the LD models?
  3. 6 volt LED festoon bulbs? Specifically 25mm/1 inch in length, for some accessory lights I want to run on my current project. Maybe I'm being overly optimistic. Anyone know a source?
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