Re: 12V DC CONVERSION - HOW TO

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Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:45 pm

i dont think i said flywheel and cdi unit, they are not the same as points versions, is it a standard engine or tuned ? this will influence your choice of flywheel, eg lightened or standard.

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Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:26 pm

Hi there, Yes I have a battery tray and this scoot is bog standard so a normal weight flywheel.

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Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:49 pm

loadedscooterist wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:26 pm
Hi there, Yes I have a battery tray and this scoot is bog standard so a normal weight flywheel.
I've always had very good reliability with points on standard motors so do the 12v DC conversion on these.
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Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:34 pm

may I ask about a related matter ?
When converting to 12V points ignition many owners also choose to convert to a Vespa PX type coil which can usually be fixed in the same position as the original Lambretta coil.
However if you are also converting to fully electronic ignition how and where do you best fix the CDI and regulator ?

i have seen various aluminium plates on ebay but they never show where they should fitted on the scoot or what exactly will fix to the pre-drilled holes .

I assume that its best to fit junction boxes CDI and regulator/rectifier etc above the rear mudguard away from water and road muck .

has anyone got a picture they could post showing how they have fitted their components ?

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Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:49 am

thats excellent firekdp very helpful thank you

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Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:14 pm

I have been well happy with my wassell conversion, even fitted a couple of others to friends Scoots .
Now want to use one on my Lambretta chopper , can i use this instead of the branded "wassell unit "?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-Wire-Full- ... SwjzJa35W3
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Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:12 pm

Probably, but the reason the Wassell ones were sourced in the first place was due to their reliability, cheap, Chinese copy springs to mind here...ya pays ya money...
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Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:00 am

I personally have no fear of cheap chinese copies. In my work we source a lot of equipment from china and there is no difference in quality. You can buy s**t or quality in China and you can buy s**t or quality in Europe too.

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Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:16 am

Thanks Guys, for that money i might take a punt.
Everything with the name wassell on it seams to be more expensive , they are either a big manufacturer or source quality parts and rebrand with their name.
just googled them, quite interesting :-http://www.totalbikebits.com/wassell_history.html
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