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    Default TECH: Convert 6v headlight into 12v

    Many lover of old headlights have the problem that the bulbs used are 6v, and the bike is 12v... Now here's how i've done it...
    My example is an Electroline 54, the bulb is one piece with the lens, all glass.
    I took the thinnest metal-cut disc i could find and cut the glass in two halves.
    Best way is to bind the angle grinder into the bench vise, and hold the headlight in both hands. Make sure you wear safty glasses, because the glass melts and hurt when contact the eyes. Cut carefully around the lense several rounds, every round a bit deeper, until it cracks in to two pieces (if it cracks into more pieces you've done wrong).

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    Than smooth the back of the lens.
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    Since i coudn't find a matching reflector, I took a stainless soup-spoon and cut the grip off, drilled a hole for the new H3 bulb, bent a bit of spring steel and popped it in.

    Later you'll get the rest of the story
    Last edited by mcclane; 04-07-2013 at 3:22 AM.

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    The polished reflector with the added ground cable
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    Nice.

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