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 Post subject: XT500 12 volt conversion kits now available
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:40 am 
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We have put together a simple plug in kit to convert your XT500 from 6 to 12 volts.

*No modifaction of the generator

*Gives reliable 12 volt supply even at low RPM

*No major changes to the wiring

* Simple to fit

* New parts fit easily and unobtrusively to existing mounts

*Tried and tested

* Full instructions in colour

The basic kit is shown below and is for sale at £49.95 direct from us.

The basic kit includes everything you need to convert the bike to 12 volts. You will need a either a 12 volt battery or eliminator and a set of bulbs which we can supply. For more info PM me

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 Post subject: Re: XT500 12 volt conversion kits now available
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:24 pm 
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Congrats :!: A great improvement for a little cost.

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 Post subject: Re: XT500 12 volt conversion kits now available
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:02 pm 
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Does the modification use the battery for the headlight or does it still run off the generator?

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 Post subject: Re: XT500 12 volt conversion kits now available
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:22 pm 
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Hopefully once I get this bike going I will invest in this little bargain. Will I also need to change the idiot light bulbs too.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:41 am 
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Bill Badger wrote:
Does the modification use the battery for the headlight or does it still run off the generator?



It uses the generator but if you have a battery fitted it will run the head lamp with the engine off.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:58 am 
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I tried to search the page dedicated to your XT 500 conversion kit, in your web site ... Not found :oops: ... I' d signal on Italian XT 500 Forum.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:01 pm 
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I'll get it on the website soon.


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 Post subject: Re: XT500 12 volt conversion kits now available
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:29 am 
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Speedshop, I couldn't find this kit on your site. Also, what's the difference between the operation of your type of install (ie just changing the regulator/rectifier to 12V with no lighting coil mod) vs. tying the two lighting coils together plus adding a 12V regulator/rectifier? I'm more interested in having 12V to charge my mobile or to run a mini 12V compressor to increase tire pressure after riding off road (or pump up a flat) vs. increased headlight output. I have two US version 79 XT500's which do not have the switch to turn off the headlight so I'd prefer to still only run the headlight when the engine is running and not off the battery. Thanks in advance!

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http://www.rexs-speedshop.com/epages/es ... onversions

Basically generators are capable of producing a certain level of power (Power = Volts x Amps). The power of the generator hasn't been changed just the voltage at which its regulated. The orginal XT rectifier wastes half the power, the rectifier in the conversion kit uses all the power, so in effect we have increased the power available by using a much more efficient charging circuit.

Having a split AC/DC would waste a lot of power, the way round the headlamp discharging the battery is not to have a battery. Fit an eliminator, this has the advantage of not drawing any power, unlike a battery which uses power to charge. With an eliminator there is more power available to make the head lamp brighter.


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