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  1. covboy
    20th August 2019 @ 8:51 am

    Would it be possible to run a battery with this setup ie connect the positive battery terminal to the red output? Useful for the sip speedo when the scooter is not running and to power lights properly at low tick over…?

    • Sticky Round
      20th August 2019 @ 9:11 am

      Yes, this will run/charge a battery which is fine if you already have a battery wiring system on the scooter. The most important thing is to make sure you have a battery ignition switch and wiring so that the battery is isolated when the ignition is switched off so it can’t drain while the engine isn’t running.

  2. Nicholas Skeat
    20th August 2019 @ 9:34 pm

    You mention the problem with vespa indicators. LED relay and bobs would cure that quickly enough, wouldn’t it? Similarly (from memory, I’d need to do a switch to check) a DC model horn switch, with wiring that runs to earth after the horn, would be a possible solution there. Can’t see any reason why not, but it would need testing.

  3. Nicholas Skeat
    20th August 2019 @ 9:34 pm

    You mention the problem with vespa indicators. LED relay and bulbs would cure that quickly enough, wouldn’t it? Similarly (from memory, I’d need to do a switch to check) a DC model horn switch, with wiring that runs to earth after the horn, would be a possible solution there. Can’t see any reason why not, but it would need testing.

    • Sticky Round
      26th August 2019 @ 9:21 pm

      Not sure an AC Vespa indicator relay will work on DC, LED bulbs and resistors to stop them flashing at the wrong speed is a.different issue.

  4. MJRally
    23rd August 2019 @ 7:34 am

    Whats to be expected if this conversion fails? No lights and then a need to replace a lighting coil? Or will it transfer to the ignition side as well?

    • Sticky Round
      26th August 2019 @ 9:23 pm

      It is a totally separate circuit to the ignition (still) so the engine wouldn’t necessarily stop running if the lighting circuit suffered a problem.

  5. glen.newell1
    23rd September 2019 @ 9:47 am

    I did something similar to my lambretta but kept loosing enough power at tick over to power sat nav which is when you normally need it most at junctions and roundabouts,I found this very frustrating.Went for the battery option in the end,trickle charged from the engine,much better for sat nav use with no loss of power.

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