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Miller Switch for Cruiser

Post  kerabo on Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:50 pm

From a Velo LE but I think the correct switch minus the resistor wire.

Someone was looking for one.

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Re: Miller Switch for Cruiser

Post  John Wakefield on Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:16 pm

kerabo wrote:From a Velo LE but I think the correct switch minus the resistor wire.

Someone was looking for one.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F372534609266

These switches are for 4 stroke applications with bikes that have DC dynamos and AVC units.
They are not suitable for Villiers engines as many Greeves owners have found. They dont have the additional switching for the extra lighting coil to balance out headlight.

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Post  piston 197 on Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:02 pm

John Wakefield wrote:
kerabo wrote:From a Velo LE but I think the correct switch minus the resistor wire.

Someone was looking for one.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F372534609266

These switches are for 4 stroke applications with bikes that have DC dynamos and AVC units.
They are not suitable for Villiers engines as many Greeves owners have found. They dont have the additional switching for the extra lighting coil to balance out headlight.

The prewar Cruiser DOES have a DC generator , a Miller one with a built in regulator, I think John you are being confused with the Post war cruisers with the AMC engine which had an AC Alternator, the Post war Villiers and AMC engines do not ( unlike Greeves) use any Miller components switches or anything else, the original poster was referring to a pre-war Cruiser with Miller DC generator as shown in his Avatar
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Re: Miller Switch for Cruiser

Post  John Wakefield on Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:01 pm

Should be OK in that case if just required to do a basic switching function for Headlight and pilot light, but why did the original have a resistance wire?

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Post  piston 197 on Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:07 pm

Built in overload/overcharge, protection acts as a regulator and prevents excees charge particularly when switching between head and pilot positions
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Re: Miller Switch for Cruiser

Post  kerabo on Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:14 pm

John Wakefield wrote:Should be OK in that case if just required to do a basic switching function for Headlight and pilot light, but why did the original have a resistance wire?

There are 2 small resistors. One on a charge light bulb and one is some sort of charge regulator.

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Re: Miller Switch for Cruiser

Post  davin999 on Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:51 pm


There are 2 small resistors. One on a charge light bulb and one is some sort of charge regulator.

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That`s the one i`m looking for Ken.

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Post  kerabo on Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:06 pm

davin999 wrote:
There are 2 small resistors. One on a charge light bulb and one is some sort of charge regulator.

Ken

That`s the one i`m looking for Ken.[/quote]

Yes David but the switches are attached to the switch and not part if it. I guess a modern resistor could be used if you know the value.



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