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6 Volt Headlight

  • 14 May 2022 6:06 PM
    Message # 12780538
    Kim

    I've been search for a replacement 6 volt seal beam headlight for my 75 DT250 Yamaha without much success so thought I'd throw this out there just in case someone might have one in working condition or a suggestion for a replacement. It's 5 3/4" diameter, 3 prong plug, 35W/35W High Low beam. Thank you in advance for any assistance.

    Kim

    Moved from General Forum: 24 May 2022 9:46 AM
  • 14 May 2022 6:26 PM
    Reply # 12780556 on 12780538
    Ken

    Im sure you have seen them on Ebay (expensive), I bought sealed beam conversion on amazon that allows you to change the bulb to your needs, and it worked great for me. check it out!

    Best Regards Ken

  • 17 May 2022 10:51 AM
    Reply # 12783463 on 12780538
    Kim

    Thanks Ken, I haven't actually but will check it out. Assume there is a selection of bulb types.

  • 18 May 2022 8:59 AM
    Reply # 12784748 on 12780538

    If you do not ride at night a 12 volt dual headlight used in cars fits and provides a dim light that is visible, if you are worried about being street legal.  Car dual headlights were 5 and 3/4 pairs, only one of them had dual filaments, the other is only used with high beam and has a single filament, so make sure you buy the right one.  These are getting rare as well, but still lots of used ones around.  

  • 19 May 2022 6:28 PM
    Reply # 12786942 on 12780538
    Ken

    I tried using the automotive lamps, but they would only last a week or so and burn out . I attributed it to vibration and when I used the conversion headlamp no further issues.

  • 27 May 2022 5:40 AM
    Reply # 12795914 on 12780538

    I may have what you need but need photo if you have broken bulb or wiring socket.

    Send to netdavejones@netscape.net 

  • 21 Jun 2022 9:25 PM
    Reply # 12824616 on 12780538

    dumb question, but are you positive it is 5 3/4" across? the reason i ask is because i have 2 "koito" motorcycle use marked 6 volt 30/30w  sealed beam bulbs that i measure at just under 5 5/8" using a vernier. i have checked them both for continuity using a meter and both are good. one is obviously used, other is most likely used as well.

    gerry 705 649 3316

  • 23 Jun 2022 10:15 AM
    Reply # 12826452 on 12780538
    Kim

    Gerry,

    thanks for reaching out last night and again much appreciated with your assistance. Anything I can do for you in the future, just ask.

    Thx,

    Kim 


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