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1950 EL wiring

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haggis
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1950 EL wiring

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Post by haggis » Wed Dec 04, 2002 4:26 am

Description: Am in need of basic wiring diagram for a 50 el (now fl)

great site....
Am in need of basic wiring diagram for a 50 el (now fl)
chopper project, the motor just came back from a total
rebuild and the frame's ready.
Also should I go the 12 volt or the 6 volt route?
roll on summer!!!!!!



VintageTwin
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Re: 1950 EL wiring

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Post by VintageTwin » Thu Dec 05, 2002 3:54 pm

I vote for 6 volt. I like the distinction of a low spark lamp coming through the glen...no mistake when someones sees you coming down the road...Hark!!!...it's an antique!

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Re: 1950 EL wiring

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Post by 1948pan » Wed May 14, 2003 8:18 pm

12 volt.
Here in Wisconsin, you must run a headlight all the time. I was told the 6 volt system was only designed for limited headlight usage. I like the 12 volt regulator that bolts on to the end of the generator. Very few wires that way.

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Re: 1950 EL wiring

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Post by VintageTwin » Wed May 14, 2003 8:43 pm

An "Electric Frank" is a name for them. I don't ride much at nite, but they let you 6 volt it out here (with turn indicators). I'm not sure about running an OE style relay with my 6V 32E. I see electronic relays (that hide under OE style covers), but would sure hate to burn up an armature during the learning curve. I'm getting close to needing to know.

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Re: 1950 EL wiring

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Post by dirtydistrict » Thu May 15, 2003 8:16 am

12v!!!, 6v bulb are quite hard to fine when you're on the road. To see and be seen is a minimum of security when riding after midnight hour Cool

haggis
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Re: 1950 EL wiring

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Post by haggis » Fri May 16, 2003 1:38 am

Hi Guys,
Went 12 volt as its a hot rod now, picked up a couple of those frickin horrible pain in the arse blue Halogen oval spots....(.but you can see them for miles!)
Fabbed a new bracket sprayed it and the lamp housings
a nice metalflake grey ,,,,,and bingo!
Will post a few picks soon., Haggis

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