1976 Honda CT70

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Changing headlight to LED

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  1. Mr Mike Kelly

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    DA45E199-0293-459C-B72B-686233486E79.jpeg F28742FD-8D31-4DD9-B71E-E8C1B8622D73.jpeg DA45E199-0293-459C-B72B-686233486E79.jpeg hello lilhonda, I’m mike from vancouver canada , past years I’ve been working on this bike that now starts on a single kick , drives like butter. I discovered this forum & looking for an idea to upgrade the headlight from its current sealed beam to an LED, the current headlight is burnt out & seems to be a pain , any ideas on what’s the best way to upgrade?, greatly appreciated.
     

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    LEDs really need DC to operate properly, efficiently and last. Most of the LED options out there are available in 12v flavor only. Converting the electrical system to full-wave rectified DC is a fairly complex project.

    Easiest/cheapest way to go is with an aftermarket reflector assembly, for your K1-later headlight shell. That'll allow you to replace the stupid-expensive sealed beam with a $3 bulb...that'll probably put out more light anyway. You can experiment with varying bulb wattages, as that will trade brightness for longevity...or vice-versa.

    If you're dedicated to trying an LED and can find a 6V version that fits your HL reflector, then you could experiment by adding a second rectifier, to the yellow HL lead...which normally feeds raw AC from the stator, while the engine is running.

    BTW, that' looks like a really clean `76.(y) Don't see many of those.
     
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    Appreciate the advice, for an aftermarket headlights ,which place would you recommend to purchase?
     
  5. Mr Mike Kelly

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    Thanks, yeah she’s pretty decent shape , seat is even in great shape
     
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