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Eletrex conversion

Post  kerabo on Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:35 pm

I have just fitted an Electrex conversion to a members Falcon 74 8E. I have to say these are a very well made unit. Not cheap but once done 6 or 12v with a built in advance for better running and no Battery needed for starting.
Not on commission but if you have problems and deep pockets this is well worthwhile .

Regards Ken
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Post  piston 197 on Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:35 am

Not that a Villiers 8E requires a battery anyway, but I have heard good things of this conversion
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Post  andy-s on Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:09 pm

Ken , does this conversion mean all the rest of the electrics can stay as original 6v. Do you know where to get any more info on it.
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Post  kerabo on Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:44 pm

Yes you can leave the bulk of the original wiring, you have no need to touch the lighting, you have a choice 6 or 12v you just snip a built in wire on the regulator  for 12v. 2 wires to a new external coil. 2 wires to the new rectifier regulator and from that one earth and one to the battery or ammeter using the old wire if needed.
One thing it don't tell you is it will be neg earth so your ammeter works backwards unless you reverse its connections.

The kit has everything you just use your old alloy backplate
Your old flywheel cover fits over it all.

http://www.electrexworld.co.uk/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Stator_Kits_424.html

Only available for Villiers through Villiers services.

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Post  andy-s on Sun Apr 17, 2016 4:58 pm

Thanks Ken , I might have to start saving . Do you know of anyone else who has one fitted?
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Post  kerabo on Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:04 pm

I will pm you a members name.

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Post  ScottT on Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:11 pm

Ken can you please look at this post
here

I'm fitting the same system to my 30C and could do with a bit of help.
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Post  woodenhead on Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:59 pm

Hi
  I have the electrix conversion on my 6E and after initial problems with difficult starting was sorted when JH pointed out I had the wrong piston i.e. a gocart piston.
Rebore new piston and it now starts easily hot or cold.
As for lighting I'm using 6volt direct lighting no rectifiers batteries etc, the lights are good and it all work fine. Why complicate things when you don't need to you can fir a rectifier battery and ammeter for show but think of the KIS principle "KEEP IT SIMPLE".
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Post  kerabo on Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:29 pm

Well it's not my bke but it comes with amp meter and a battery as standard . This owner as indicators fitted as well , why would I want to leave all that out to make it easier.

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Post  piston 197 on Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:39 pm

Engine powered lights are fine, but parking light requirements require a battery as you cannot leave your engine running while parked, could be got round as they did in the 50's with a dry cell battery clipped inside the headlight shell, but when it is flat you have no lights ! With a charging system you can have the best of both worlds. I have direct lighting ( original Villiers set up) on my James Cadet comp and rectified Lucas RM21 alternator and 12 Volt electronic ignition on my Cruiser, both work well , starting is easy on both, ( in truth actually easier on the original Villiers equipped bike), but as said before it is personal choice, both systems are simple when working .
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Post  scootsx2 on Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:34 pm

I have the Electrix conversion on the 8E engine on my '56 Falcon 74. It was installed by Villiers Services when they renewed the engine. Its set for 12V and I use a battery with it. No problems.
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Post  kerabo on Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:45 pm

scootsx2 wrote:I have the Electrix conversion on the 8E engine on my '56 Falcon 74. It was installed by Villiers Services when they renewed the engine. Its set for 12V and I use a battery with it. No problems.
Just out of interest on the conversion Villiers Services done, where do the wires exit the backplate . The instructions  show it at 10 O clock. I fitted mine at 5 O clock or the normal place.
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Post  scootsx2 on Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:41 pm

kerabo wrote:Just out of interest on the conversion Villiers Services done, where do the wires exit the backplate . The instructions  show it at 10 O clock. I fitted mine at 5 O clock or the normal place.
Regards Ken
Looking at the back side of the plate, it exits at the 10 o'clock position.
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Post  kerabo on Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:25 am

scootsx2 wrote:
kerabo wrote:Just out of interest on the conversion Villiers Services done, where do the wires exit the backplate . The instructions  show it at 10 O clock. I fitted mine at 5 O clock or the normal place.
Regards Ken
Looking at the back side of the plate, it exits at the 10 o'clock position.
Thanks for that. I was thinking they had the photograph wrong in the pictures.
That's why my wires were a fraction short.

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